17 Torshavn (Faroe Islands) Cruise Reviews

We didn't actually dock in the proper marina. CMV prefers to dock miles out because it's cheaper. Shuttle buses were supposed to arrive every half hour. We waited an hour and a half for one (FYI, the other, non-CMV cruise ships ... Read More
We didn't actually dock in the proper marina. CMV prefers to dock miles out because it's cheaper. Shuttle buses were supposed to arrive every half hour. We waited an hour and a half for one (FYI, the other, non-CMV cruise ships had shuttle buses every 20 minutes). No representation from CMV on the buses. Passengers pushed and shoved out the way when bus finally did arrive. One woman with arthritis of the spine knocked over. Complained onboard and was told that the shuttles are nothing to do with the ship. Received a voucher for the Indian Restaurant onboard as an apology. Told them I didn't want it, instead I wanted to see the issue rectified so it wouldn't happen again. It will. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
This was a ride to a small community in the Northern Eysturoy - Gjoov This was way in the middle on nowhere. Would not really recommend.
This was a ride to a small community in the Northern Eysturoy - Gjoov This was way in the middle on nowhere. Would not really recommend. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Ok tour, sight seeing very nice. Pancakes ok felt like herded cattle though
Ok tour, sight seeing very nice. Pancakes ok felt like herded cattle though Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
You have to take a shuttle from the ship to the port entrance as it is a very busy working port (containers being moved about constantly). The town itself was pretty, easy to reach on foot and so peaceful.
You have to take a shuttle from the ship to the port entrance as it is a very busy working port (containers being moved about constantly). The town itself was pretty, easy to reach on foot and so peaceful. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
We did the HAL - RIB Safari, inflatable tour. Instructions provided prior to the cruise indicated that we would need our "own waterproof shoes, trousers, and coats." We complied with the tour suggestions, but need not have ... Read More
We did the HAL - RIB Safari, inflatable tour. Instructions provided prior to the cruise indicated that we would need our "own waterproof shoes, trousers, and coats." We complied with the tour suggestions, but need not have bothered, as the 'RIB Safari,' tour provided waterproof jumpsuits in a good variety of sizes. It was a little awkward & undignified getting from the small jetty down into the RIB, but everyone managed with much laughter. Perhaps consideration should be given to providing some sort of temporary step stool, just to help with embarkation and disembarkation. It was truely wonderful to speed across the beautiful waters to circumvent the small islands off the coast and spy the local seals, puffins and other birds. After our tour we wandered around the delightful town centre and then caught the free hop on hop off city tourism board provided bus. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
There was a free shuttle to take us in/out of the industrial port. We spent the morning walking around the town. In the afternoon we took a ship excursion for a drive around the island.
There was a free shuttle to take us in/out of the industrial port. We spent the morning walking around the town. In the afternoon we took a ship excursion for a drive around the island. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Unusual town with picturesque houses. New buildings are in keeping with the older architecture.
Unusual town with picturesque houses. New buildings are in keeping with the older architecture. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Unfortunately it was Sunday so very little open. Atrocious weather in the morning defeated us after a few minutes. Went back into town later in the day and a few things were open but tended to close at 4 pm. Worth a visit if you want to ... Read More
Unfortunately it was Sunday so very little open. Atrocious weather in the morning defeated us after a few minutes. Went back into town later in the day and a few things were open but tended to close at 4 pm. Worth a visit if you want to say you have been to the Faroes Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Included tour: Faroe Island Vistas Great guide and amazing scenery. We learned a lot about living in the Faroe Islands.
Included tour: Faroe Island Vistas Great guide and amazing scenery. We learned a lot about living in the Faroe Islands. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
We went on the coastal villages trip for £52 each. Good value for money and we got to see a reasonable amount of Streymor, which is beautiful, helped by the lovely sunny weather. Another great day.
We went on the coastal villages trip for £52 each. Good value for money and we got to see a reasonable amount of Streymor, which is beautiful, helped by the lovely sunny weather. Another great day. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Another very good tour with some fantastic scenery. Very good value.
Another very good tour with some fantastic scenery. Very good value. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
We took the Vestamanna cliffs excursion. We knew that the birds had left in August, but most of the passengers did not and were disappointed. But, the cliffs were wonderful.
We took the Vestamanna cliffs excursion. We knew that the birds had left in August, but most of the passengers did not and were disappointed. But, the cliffs were wonderful. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
We took a tour with Smyril Line to Kirkjubø. They offer a different tour each day and this is Monday's offering. We visited the ruins of the St. Magnus Cathedral, burned during the reformation and the older, still active St. Olav ... Read More
We took a tour with Smyril Line to Kirkjubø. They offer a different tour each day and this is Monday's offering. We visited the ruins of the St. Magnus Cathedral, burned during the reformation and the older, still active St. Olav church. The drive was beautiful with stops for pictures. The highlight was visiting a farm on land that has been worked by the same same family for 17 generations. Johannes is a gifted storyteller and this tour was one of the highlights of the cruise. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
With the ship docked in the cargo area of the port, I ate breakfast on board and then took the mandatory port shuttle bus to the terminal. Without cellular service, a fellow passenger handed me information about the public buses and I also ... Read More
With the ship docked in the cargo area of the port, I ate breakfast on board and then took the mandatory port shuttle bus to the terminal. Without cellular service, a fellow passenger handed me information about the public buses and I also gathered some information on my own. Along with fellow passengers, I walked toward and then through the city center. I soon came upon a central tourist information office with bus stops outside. The buses were free, and I decided to take advantage of them. I wouldn't realize until later that the bus route I took, 1, while ostensibly a circular route with one terminus, actually consists of three "fingers." The route passes by that central location a number of times. I initially noticed that the same bus stop appears twice on the list of stops along the route, and advised fellow passengers based on that. However, I did not notice until later that morning that the stop appears three times, along with a stop around the corner, with a different name. In any case, I took a bus 1 to its terminus in the Argir village along the southern edge of Tórshavn. I walked around the neighborhood and then boarded a bus 1 back to the city center. I got off that bus at Steinatún, but then decided to board the next bus 1 that stopped there, and got off next to Tórsvøllur, the national football (soccer) stadium. A door into the Faroe Islands Football Association offices at the stadium was open. I walked in and took an elevator up to a higher floor. Somebody working there told me it was OK to walk around the stadium, so I did. I then boarded another bus 1 and rode on it for a while, as it passed through residential neighborhoods, the city center another time, a commercial/industrial neighborhood, and then back to the city center, at which point I got off. The ship was scheduled to depart in the early afternoon, but I still had some time before I had to be back on the ship. So, I walked around the city center some more. At one point, I came across the Irish Pub. I went inside and decided to order a pint of Föroya Bjór Classic Dark Lager. I walked downstairs and sat down at one of the tables in the patio overlooking the harbor. Nice. Earlier that morning, I had not walked through the Tinganes neighborhood, "the oldest part of the town," according to the cruise line, so I headed there at this point. I then walked back to the cruise terminal and took the port shuttle bus back to the ship. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
KOLLAFJORDUR FAROE ISLANDS Magnificent scenery cruising into Kollafjordur. Not much to see or do around Kollafjordur itself unless you like to hike a little . Again we did not book a tour here. We had checked with the cruise company if ... Read More
KOLLAFJORDUR FAROE ISLANDS Magnificent scenery cruising into Kollafjordur. Not much to see or do around Kollafjordur itself unless you like to hike a little . Again we did not book a tour here. We had checked with the cruise company if there would be a bus provided to Torshavn and they replied that possibly so but that they could not confirm it until we were onboard the ship. Shuttle buses supplied but limited in number ( 3 ) so obvious queues . we waited 20 - 25 minutes and the journey to Torshavn which is lovely in itself took about 20 minutes- very much shortened by travelling through the long tunnel . Torshavn a delightful cosy little town - Bus stopped near the Fortress and Lighthouse and a short walk to the centre and to the old parliament - Tignanes area - Lovely little churches worth visiting and cemetery worth a visit and narrow streets to wander around. It was a Sunday so unfortunately for many people the shops were closed. There was a lovely little supermarket where one could get a nice cup of coffee or tea and cakes and staff very friendly. The young people working there were interested in where we came from and showed us the Faroese notes and we were able to get some as a souvenir. Lovely little cafe Paname Cafe was opened. There was just one little gift shop opened on the day. Tourist information centre in centre of town with toilet facilities. There is a local bus service - red town buses free to travel on which travels around the immediate town area if you wanted to see around the area without having to walk its an option. Amazing scenery cruising out of the fjord Read Less
Sail Date June 2017

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