Mundy Cruising website
Mundy Cruising is the UK’s original specialist cruise retailer, founded in 1970 and based in central London. I joined the company as Marketing Manager in June 2015, and the first major project that I worked on was the launch of a new website, which included a significant amount of both copywriting and copy editing.
I wrote new copy covering everything from port descriptions to blog articles to meta description tags, and I was also responsible for developing an SEO strategy for the site, which has seen organic traffic more than double in a year.
Iceland is the ‘great outdoors’ turned up to eleven, alive with geothermal activity and home to some of the most breathtaking landscapes on earth. It’s a friendly and forward-thinking place, at the cutting edge of Nordic cool and powered by renewable energy, yet with a history and a culture that are rooted in the island’s Viking past.
It’s also a destination that really lends itself to cruising, with the majority of the main sights situated on or near to the coast. The charming capital, Reykjavik, will be most people’s introduction to the island, but the real appeal of Iceland is getting away from city life and exploring the spectacular volcanic landscapes. This is a place where waterfalls tumble into huge rifts in the land, mud pools boil and bubble, geysers explode out of the ground and volcanoes spew ash into the steely skies.
An Iceland cruise is a great choice if you’re looking for a no fly sailing from the UK, and Norwegian Fjords itineraries will often include one or two calls in Iceland, as will Transatlantic sailings taking the northern route via Greenland and Canada. An increasing number of small ship cruise lines are also operating round-trip itineraries from Reykjavik circumnavigating the island, which offer a more relaxing alternative to driving the Ring Road.
The weather in Iceland is notoriously unpredictable, and you could easily witness sunshine, rain, snow and fog in the space of a single hour at pretty much any time of year. The summer months from May to September are generally the best time to visit, when temperatures are warmer (though often still chilly) and the sun barely sets. You’re highly unlikely to find a cruise ship visiting Iceland in the winter, as the weather makes travelling difficult, the days are short and many tourist attractions are closed.