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CRUISE OF ICELAND, THE NORWEGIAN FJORDS, IRELAND, N. IRELAND and more
Sept. 1-15, 2019

Description: Geiranger, Norway

DISCOVER ICELAND, WITH AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIENCE THE MYSTICAL NORTHERN LIGHTS ON A SPECIAL NIGHT TIME EXCURSION, AS WELL AS ITS VOLCANOS, WATERFALLS, TAKE A SOAK IN ITS BLUE LAGOON HOT SPRINGS AND MORE, ON TWO FULL DAYS AND NIGHTS IN ICELAND.

DISCOVER THE MAJESTIC BEAUTY OF THE NORWEGIAN FJORDS.

DISOVER IRELAND WITH A CHANCE TO EXPERIENCE THE BEAUTY OF THE EMERALD ISLE PLUS A NIGHT-TIME IRISH DANCE SHOW EXCURSION.
EXPERIENCE THE BEAUTY OF NORTHERN ISLAND, APART FROM THE MOTHER LAND IRELAND AND BEARING SO MUCH HISTORY AND NATURAL BEAUTY TOO.

Description: 14-Day Iceland, Ireland & Norway: Mystical Fjords from London (Southampton)

14-Day Iceland, Ireland & Norway: Mystical Fjords from London (Southampton) Sept. 1-15, 2019

Cruise ITINERARY-7 countries in 14 days

Enjoy 4 included specialty restaurant group dinner engagements at the ship’s Italian, French, Japanese and Steakhouse restaurants, (normally $20-30 each, but free with your space on this group trip, along with included nightly group dinners the rest of the cruise in the ship’s three main restaurants plus enjoy free 250 wifi minutes on the ship (normally $125  but free with your space on this group trip.)  As on all of our cruises, optional group shore excursions in each port make your enjoyment of each one even more special.
 


Day

Cruise Ports

Arrive

Depart

Sun 9/1

Southampton (London), England (EMBARK)

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4:00 pm

Description: Southampton (London), England

  • Day:  Sun
  • Arrive: ---
  • Depart:  4:00 pm

Southampton (London), England
Protected from the frequent storms of the English Channel by the Isle of Wight, Southampton has survived a turbulent history to serve as a principal port of the United Kingdom today. Pay homage to one of the most famous ships to sail these shores at the Mayflower Memorial. Visit the stoic walls of Bargate and the Tudor House Museum.

 

Mon 9/2

Brussels / Bruges (Zeebrugge), Belgium

7:00 am

7:00 pm

Description: Brussels / Bruges (Zeebrugge), Belgium

  • Day: Mon (Labor Day in the U.S.)
  • Arrive: 7:00 am
  • Depart: 7:00 pm

Brussels / Bruges (Zeebrugge), Belgium
The ultimate European city, Brussels has tons of museums, fountains, gardens and great shopping. Stroll the Old Town area to see St. Hubert Arcades and its shops, as well as Butchers' Street with its plethora of restaurants and cafes and the Grand Place with its Baroque guild houses.


Tue 9/3

Amsterdam (Ijmuiden), Netherlands

7:00 am

11:59 pm

Description: Amsterdam (Ijmuiden), Netherlands

  • Day: Tue
  • Arrive: 7:00 am
  • Depart: 11:59 pm

Amsterdam (Ijmuiden), Netherlands
History, culture and architecture intertwine in Amsterdam among its narrow lanes and numerous canals. Featuring more bridges than Venice, enjoying a canal tour is a great way to take in the many sights of Amsterdam (and get some great photo ops). Art lovers won’t want to miss the Van Gough Museum and the Rijksmuseum while history buffs will want to make time for the Anne Frank House and the Amsterdam Museum.

 

Wed 9/4

At Sea-Enjoy the amenities on our ship

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Thu 9/5

Bergen, Norway

7:00 am

7:00 pm

Description: Bergen, Norway

  • Day: Thu
  • Arrive: 7:00 am
  • Depart: 7:00 pm

Bergen, Norway
View this lovely and charming Norwegian city from your cruise ship and you'll see how the city is nestled between seven mountains, seven fjords and the North Sea. The Norwegian King resided here, and many historical events took place in this busy port. These events come alive when you amble down the old streets of Bryggen, past picturesque, wooden buildings and the Romanesque-style St. Mary's church. Explore more of Bergen on a European cruise!

     Enjoy an optional group excursion to witness the stunning beauty of the fjords up close on a bus and boat day tour.

 

Fri 9/6

Geiranger, Norway

8:00 am

5:00 pm

Description: Geiranger, Norway

  • Day: Fri
  • Arrive: 8:00 am
  • Depart: 5:00 pm

Geiranger, Norway
A quaint village nestled in a valley in western Norway, Geiranger grants an experience to remember. Visitors come from all over the world to explore the fjord and its gorgeous views of waterfalls, mountainscapes and charming farms.

 

Sat 9/7

At Sea

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Sun 9/8

Reykjavik, Iceland

8:00 am

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Description: Reykjavik, Iceland

  • Day: Sun
  • Arrive: 8:00 am
  • Depart: Tues. 8am


Reykjavik, Iceland
There's a good reason that Iceland is considered a photographer's dream destination. Its terrain is visually stunning, offering views of lava flows, hot springs, unspoiled nature – and colorful, fascinating cities like Reykjavik. The world's most northerly capital brings together quaint villages, exciting museums, a flourishing music/nightlife scene and restaurants that rival Europe's finest.

   We will offer an optional Northern Lights viewing night time excursion on Sunday night, as the Northern Lights are visible beginning in late August through the end of March.  If weather does not allow viewing on Sunday night, our excursion provider will give you the same excursion free on our second night here.

 

Mon 9/9

Reykjavik, Iceland

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Overnight

  • Day: Mon
  • Arrive: Sun. 8am
  • Depart: Tues. 6am

     Today, on our 2nd day in Iceland, we will also offer an optional full day excursion, taking you to the Glacial lagoon, where you will witness enormous glaciers, some the size of a small house, most floating in the lagoon and some washed up on to the beach.  An optional boat ride through the floating glaciers will also be available.  On our way from and back to the ship, we will also witness majestic waterfalls, volcanoes and more.

 

Tue 9/10

Reykjavik, Iceland

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6:00 am

Description: Reykjavik, Iceland

  • Day: Tue
  • Arrive:  Sun. 8am
  • Depart:  Tues. 6:00 am

 

Wed

At Sea

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Thu

Belfast, Northern Ireland

8:00 am

7:00 pm

Description: Belfast, Northern Ireland

  • Day: Thu
  • Arrive: 8:00 am
  • Depart: 7:00 pm

Belfast, Northern Ireland
Exploring Belfast is a treat for urban fans. The city is rife with trendy cafés, restaurants, and nightlife yet it also boasts a lovely historical district. While the city is packed with things to do, rural landscapes are within a short reach.

      If you wish, take our optional shore excursion to visit the stunning cliffs of the Giant’s Causeway and the stunning marvel that is the Rope Bridge.


Fri

Dublin, Ireland

10:45 am

Sat. 1am

Description: Dublin, Ireland

  • Day: Fri
  • Arrive: 10:45 am
  • Depart: Sat. 1am


Dublin, Ireland
Explore the Dubliana exhibit to see Dublin life from 1170 to 1540. Ireland's thriving yet elegant capital sits at the mouth of the River Liffey. Visit a castle. Take a walking tour. Shop O'Connell Street. Have a pint at the Guinness Brewery.

     If you wish, take our optional group sightseeing tour to visit the Blarney Castle, where you can walk the stone steps to the top of the castle for magnificent panoramic views of the green hills and the opportunity to kiss the famous Blarney Stone.  You can also shop at the Blarney Wollen Mills on the excursion and return in time to make an optional visit to the Guinness Brewery if you wish.

     Tonight, our last night on the cruise, join us for an optional and very entertaining optional excursion into Dublin to experience an authentic Irish dancing show.

Sun

Southampton (London), England (DISEMBARK)

Arrive 5:00 am

 

Our ships arrives at 5am and disembarkation usually runs from around 6-10am, allowing you the flexibility to choose when you wish to get off the ship in this time frame.  An optional transport from the ship to the airport can be purchased from the cruise line for $60, for the ride of approx. 75-90 minutes to either London Heathrow or London Gatwick airports.

 

Description: Southampton (London), England
Southampton (London), England
Protected from the frequent storms of the English Channel by the Isle of Wight, Southampton has survived a turbulent history to serve as a principal port of the United Kingdom today. Pay homage to one of the most famous ships to sail these shores at the Mayflower Memorial. Visit the stoic walls of Bargate and the Tudor House Museum.

 

ABOUT OUR SHIP.

Explore the history of the Mediterranean or just sit back and relax while you cruise along the ocean. Whatever you choose to do, you will be traveling in style on Norwegian Spirit.  While onboard make a trip to the Tivoli Pool or soak in one of our four outdoor hot tubs.   That's just the beginning - with 14 delicious dining options, 12 bars and lounges, the Maharaja's Casino, and the Roman Spa & Fitness center at your fingertips, you're ready to have a vacation of a lifetime!

With a passenger capacity of only 2018 guests, plus a crew of 918, you will never have to wait in the long lines of larger ships, yet since this ship received a full scale multi-million dollar renovation, as recent as 2017, you will still enjoy all of the state of the art innovations, bells and whistles of the mega ships, (just without the enormous lines to enjoy them).

NCL was voted as offering the best European Cruises and this incredible itinerary is fine example of the stunning way you will see Europe on this magical cruise.  NCL was also voted as best onboard entertainment and this ship was voted Best Midsize Ship Value by Cruise Critic.

The entertainment on this ship is also exciting.  In addition to top line feature guest singers, magicians and comedians, you will find original shows like

Elements: 

Come and experience elements. From the Entertaining magic, to the visual experience of flying, to sizzling dancing, this mesmerizing show will revel in all four elements of earth, wind, water and fire.

Soul Rockin' Nights
Rock the night away with this high energy party that celebrates the sounds of soul to the raw force of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Kick up your cowboy boots, then chill out to the sweet sounds of folk and get thrown back with the power rock of the 80’s!

  • World Beat

A musical voyage around the world! Feel the percussive beats of Irish tap dancing, the soulful cadences of New York City street stomps, the haunting drums of Africa, the dramatic Kodo rhythms of Asia & more.

All our shows are performed in the fabulous…

  • Stardust Theater

It's showtime! And we've got a really big show for you at the Stardust. Enjoy Broadway and Vegas-style shows with cocktails before or after dinner in a traditional European opera style auditorium reaching up two decks.

BARS AND LOUNGES
ENJOY AN ARRAY OF TANTALYZING BARS AND LOUNGES

  • Atrium Café & Bar

Serves frozen coffees, espressos, cappuccinos, teas, pastries and cookies

  • Bier Garten

Outdoor bar serving snacks and premium beers.  Friends, fun and an international selection of beer. What more could you want? How about amazing views and Bavarian dishes like knackwurst? The Bier Garten has those, too.

  • Champagne Charlie's Champagne Bar

Decorated in a classic art deco motif, you can enjoy a full range of premium champagnes with caviar and foie gras at Champagne Charlie's. All you need now is an excuse to celebrate.

  • Galaxy of the Stars Observation Lounge

Sit back and take in the beautiful colors of the sea and sky as the sun sinks into the ocean with a full bar as a backdrop. Yummy appetizers change daily.

  • Henry's Pub

Going down to the pub takes on new meaning at Henry's Pub, a traditional English Pub featuring Dart Boards, large screen TV's, Fish n' Chips and the proper beer on tap.

  • Maharini's Lounge & Nightclub

Lets go to South Beach and dance the night away at this Indian/Bollywood style lounge and nightclub.

  • Shanghai Bar

Just your typical sports bar, with an Asian twist. Enjoy a broad selection of premium beers and pub snacks while catching game highlights.

  • Maharajah's Casino Bar

This could be your lucky night. Try your hand at one of 158 slot machines. Or play, Blackjack, Roulette, Craps and Let It Ride (TM). Maharajah's Casino includes a full bar.

 

Specialty Restaurants – one group dinner per restaurant is included in your cruise

  • La Trattoria

Enjoy the flavors of the Tuscan countryside at tables with room for old friends and new. Dine on classic dishes where you can taste the freshness of every tomato used to make an exquisitely delicious sauce. Try a twist on a classic like shrimp fettuccine, or keep it purist with a osso bucco. Just when you think you’re out, they’ll pull you back in with a toasty espresso and some macadamia nut ice cream. Delizioso!

  • Cagney's Steakhouse

Steak is the standard at our American-style steakhouse. Pull up a seat and take your pick from premium cuts of Angus Beef. Your mouth will water, so sip your favorite cocktail in anticipation. And don’t forget to order our made-from-scratch jumbo crab cakes and a side of our famous truffle fries.

  •  Le Bistro French Restaurant


Have it au poivre or just go straight for the bouillabaisse at our signature French restaurant. Elegant interiors and attentive servers make this an intimate dining experience reminiscent of a Parisian café. By the end of your meal, you’ll might just be proclaiming c’est magnifique!

  • Teppanyaki

Flying shrimp. Onion volcanoes. Twirling knives. The sizzles and surprises never cease at our authentic Japanese Hibachi restaurant. Sit around a lively shared table as a skillful chef slices, chops and grills steak, seafood and chicken on a large steel grill right before your eyes. Our chilled, sake-infused Wasabi Cocktail will have you flipping too.

 

PLUS OTHER COMPLIMENTARY DINING EXPERIENCES ONBOARD OUR SHIP (We will also enjoy one complimentary group dinner at each of them) INCLUDING:

  • Shogun

Enjoy a complimentary Asian Fusion dining venue featuring freshly prepared noodles, delicious wok fried dishes, authentic soups, and more

  • The Garden Room

Enjoy five-course dining dishes in a more intimate atmosphere with views of the sea and sky.

 

PLUS GROUP DINING IN THE MAIN DINING ROOM – included on the remaining nights of the cruise:

  • Windows Main Dining Room

Welcome to Windows, where you can enjoy delicious three-course feasts in a beautiful room named for its panoramic view.

ALSO AVAILABLE 24 HOURS A DAY

  • Blue Lagoon

In honor of the midnight snack, we bring you Blue Lagoon open round the clock. You'll find comfort-food favorites like potato skins, wings, fish & chips and chicken fingers, available anytime you're hungry for more, 24/7.

  • Raffles Court

Omelets and pastas made to order, a fantastic salad and dessert bar, carving stations, you never know what you'll find each day, but it's always action packed and satisfying. Little kids even have their own pint-sized buffet and dining area.

ACTIVITIES ONBOARD

  • The Tivoli Pool

The main pool aboard Norwegian Spirit boasts four hot tubs and numerous deck chairs and sun beds.

  • Hot Tubs

There are four outdoor hot tubs on board Norwegian Spirit near the Tivoli Pool. Plus, plenty of deck space and numerous sun beds and deck chairs to choose from.

  • Jogging/Walking Track

Run circles around the other guests or get your daily walk in before breakfast on the outdoor track.

  • Mandara Spa & Salon

If being pampered is your idea of a vacation, the Mandara Spa & Salon is for you. This full service beauty salon and spa offers a wide range of spa treatments to rejuvenate you.

  • The Lifestyle Room & Internet Café

Our Internet Café offers you the comfort and convenience of staying in touch via the Internet while you are Freestyle Cruising®. Our cruise group package includes 250 free minutes of internet access during your cruise.  You can use these over any span you wish during your cruise and you can use them either here in the internet cafe on the computer terminals, or anywhere on the ship, using your own phone, tablet or laptop computer.

  • Roman Fitness Center

Work up a sweat on a full range of exercise machines in our gym. The Roman Spa & Fitness Center is open from 6am to 11pm.

  • Oscar's Hair & Beauty Salon

This full service hair and beauty salon offers a full range of services for your hair. Oscar wouldn't have it any other way.

 

  TRIP COST PER PERSON:  
BASED ON AN INSIDE CABIN WITH A NON SMOKING ROOMMATE OF THE SAME GENDER ASSIGNED TO YOU: $2474 per person plus tax of $232 per person.
OR

BASED ON AN OCEAN VIEW CABIN CATEGORY OC WITH A NON SMOKING ROOMMATE OF THE SAME GENDER ASSIGNED TO YOU: $2999 per person plus tax of $232 per person.

BASED ON A BALCONY CABIN WITH A NON SMOKING ROOMMATE OF THE SAME GENDER ASSIGNED TO YOU: $3799 per person plus $232  tax per person

Optional single room supplement for anyone desiring not to have a roommate assigned or travel with a friend:
Inside cabins: $1979
Ocean View cabins: $2499
Balcony cabins: $3399

DISCOUNT FOR BACK TO BACK SAILINGS – IF YOU BOOK THIS CRUISE ALONG WITH THE AUGUST 17-SEPT.1 CRUISE OF THE BALTIC COUNTRIES SAILING ON THE SAME CRUISE SHIP, YOU WILL GET $150 PER CRUISE DISCOUNT – A SAVINGS $300

Deposits/balance payments:  A deposit of $500 is required within 7 days of booking.  The balance payment is required by Thursday April 4th.

Cancelations:   If you have traveled with us before then you can cancel for a refund of your deposit until Feb. 4th.  Balance payments are non-refundable unless you have purchased travel insurance.  If you have not traveled with us before, you can cancel until Feb. 4th for a transfer of your deposit to any other trip you wish which departs any time through March 2020.  Balance payments are non-refundable unless you have travel insurance (which would then reimburse you through their claims process).

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