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Cruise Line Offering Cruises to Game of Thrones Locations

A cruise line is offering cruises to different Game of Thrones destinations including those in Iceland, Croatia, and Spain.

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Dubrovnik, Croatia. Photo Credit: Edwardwexler via Wiki CC 3.0

As Game of Thrones (GOT) airs its final season, there has not been a better time than now for fans to visit the film locations. Variety Cruises, an award-winning boutique small ship cruise line offers GOT devotees a unique way to explore Croatia, Iceland and Spain on three different cruise itineraries.

Fans can board a Variety Cruises’ Mega Yacht and sail to some of the most iconic GOT locations including Dubrovnik, Croatia; Reykjavik, Iceland or Seville, Spain. Variety Cruises allows guests to explore the true identity of a destination, while enjoying the personal attention of its crew (there’s almost a 2/1 passenger/crew ratio).

Guests will indeed feel like a King or Queen of the Seven Kingdoms.

Adriatic Sea

Discover the natural and historical treasures of the Adriatic, Dalmatian and of the Ionian Seas. Cruises to Croatia, Albania, Montenegro and Greece.

Dalmatian Coast: Croatia and Montenegro aboard the 17 Cabin M/Y Cabin Callisto- Sailing dates from June 7, 2019 – August 21, 2020

Tales of Croatia, Montenegro, Albania & Greece aboard the 17 Cabin M/Y Callisto- Sailing dates from May 31, 2019 – September 11, 2020

The cruise itineraries include two days to discover the medieval treasures of Dubrovnik. Dubrovnik was the main filming location in Croatia for King’s Landing. The Baroque architecture was used as a backdrop for many of GOT’s iconic scenes.

The cruise also includes a day in Split, a town on Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, known for its beaches and the fortress like complex at its center, another GOT film location in Croatia. The medieval fortress Klis was featured in GOT season 4 when Daenerys Targaryen and her army marched towards Meereen to free the slaves. The streets of Meereen were shot both on Klis Fortress and in Diocletian’s Palace in Split.

Iceland, the land of Ice & Fire, a Nordic island nation, is defined by its dramatic volcanic landscape of geysers, hot springs, waterfalls, glaciers and black-sand beaches.

The Icelandic Saga aboard the 24 Cabin M/S Panorama- Sailing dates from June 8 – September 14, 2019

Iceland capital, Reykjavik, home to the majority of the population, runs on geothermal power and offers a renowned nightlife scene as well as Viking history museums. Experience the landscapes shown from “North of the Wall.” The itinerary includes many recognizable GOT locations featured throughout all 8 seasons. Visit Grundafjordur, a quintessential Icelandic town with an optional excursion of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula.

This small fishing village lies next to striking Mt. Kirkjufell, or “Church Mountain”, one of the most photographed mountains in Iceland known in GOT as the mountain shaped like an arrowhead. Pictured in Game of Thrones season 7 when Jon Snow and his gang venture to find the army of the dead north of the wall. The spectacular Skogafoss waterfall in Iceland was used in the first episode of Season 8. The cruise program travels to exciting ports to visit iconic landscapes, glaciers and beaches featured in GOT.

Spain & Portugal

Discover history-rich Spain and Portugal on a small ship cruise adventure in an intimate environment (no more than 49 fellow passengers). The unique and varied peninsulas of both countries offer a natural playground to be best explored with a small ship. Variety Cruises designed the ultimate itinerary to experience the destinations visited in depth, always keeping in mind the passengers’ comfort and safety.

The Glories of Spain & Portugal aboard the 25 Cabin M/Y Harmony V- Sailing dates from June 8, 2019 – September 11, 2020

Seville, Spain was used as the set of Dorne, one of the fictional settings on GOT, where the scenes for the Water Gardens of Dorne at the Real Alcázar were filmed. Discover Seville, built along the Guadalquivir river with several UNESCO classified monuments and a rich Moorish and Spanish heritage.

Spain’s diverse landscapes have provided the backdrop for several GOT locales. For example, the Real Alcázar in Seville, Spain was the real-life stand-in for the Royal Palace of Dorne seen in Seasons 5 and 6.

Variety Cruises combines amazing destinations used in Game of Thrones on a mega yacht with a professional crew and exquisite cuisine always with a local flavor. The perfect ingredients to the ultimate yacht cruise experience.

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