Cruising the British Isles, Iceland, Greenland, Canada & NYC – September 23-October 10, 2013
Coming this fall is a unique cruising adventure. You will start in London with a couple days of sightseeing before boarding your floating hotel on a luxurious voyage across the sea. Take in the British Isles before heading west to Iceland and Greenland! Finish your cruise with fall foliage in St. John’s, Canada before arriving back in New York City. This unique itinerary won’t last long!
**We will be packaging optional private group shore excursions.
September 23 - Fly to London, England to begin your grand adventure!
September 24 – London, England– Arrive in London and begin sightseeing with a stop at St. Paul’s Cathedral. St Paul’s Cathedral is Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece. The cathedral is one of the most prominent of London’s landmarks standing near the River Thames. Visitors can climb to the top of the dome and test the acoustics in the Whispering Gallery. Next, you are off to the Tower of London to learn about a turbulent history behind the grand fortress. Overnight in London.
September 25 - London, England - Start your day at Westminster Abbey. Westminster Abbey has played an integral part in the history of London and the UK for nearly 1000 years. This glorious building manages to retain a beauty and grace despite its diversity of architectural styles, from austere French Gothic to the complex late Perpendicular of the Henry VII Chapel. The Abbey has provided the glorious setting for every coronation since 1066 and has witnessed many other significant occasions, such as royal weddings and the funeral of Princess Diana. This afternoon, you will be taking to your cruise ship. (B, Cruise Meals)
September 26 – Enjoy a relaxing day at sea. (Cruise Meals)
September 27 - Dublin, Ireland - Originally founded as a Viking settlement, the Dublin of today is vibrant, full of culture and history. As the capital of Ireland, Dublin is a thriving modern city that is also filled with history and elegance. The people are warm and friendly and welcome visitors who can take advantage of everything this amazing city has to offer. (Cruise Meals)
September 28 - Glasgow, Scotland - Known as one of Europe’s most exciting destinations, Glasgow is a city filled with sophistication, music, art and a cosmopolitan flair. Glasgow is believed to have begun in medieval times as a monastery, and is founded on a maritime heritage, but the Glasgow of today offers an amazing live music scene, museums and galleries, and friendly people that will make your visit downright fun. (Cruise Meals)
September 29 - Belfast, Northern Ireland - Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland and here you will have the opportunity to experience true Irish culture. There is no shortage of things to do, from shopping in to-die-for boutiques and eating in local restaurants that will spoil your senses, to taking in art and exhibitions at Waterfront Hall or the Odyssey Arena. Belfast has an amazing mix of history and hip culture. (Cruise Meals)
September 30 - Enjoy a relaxing day at sea. (Cruise Meals)
October 1 – Reykjavik, Iceland - Reykjavik is the gateway to a jagged land of fire and ice. With its widespread lava fields, massive glaciers, deep fjords, lush lowlands and high plains, Iceland is a haven for geology and nature lovers. The city is the region’s cultural and financial center. The most popular tours visit the Golden Waterfall, the Strokkur Geyser, Thingvellir National Park, the Blue Lagoon and The Pearl, a domed building offering exceptional views of the city. (Cruise Meals)
October 2 - Enjoy a relaxing day at sea. (Cruise Meals)
October 3 – Enjoy a relaxing day at sea. (Cruise Meals)
October 4 – Qaqortoq, Greenland - Qaqortoq is one of the most beautiful and festive cities in Greenland and a center for artisans and festivals. In the summer there is the flower festival, where lush and colorful flowers surround the sparkling icebergs. Every year artists and musicians gather for Qaqortoq National Day, and in 1993 local artist, Aka Høegh, started “Stone and Man,” where artists carve sculptures in boulders around town. (Cruise Meals)
October 5 – Enjoy a relaxing day at sea. (Cruise Meals)
October 6 – Enjoy a relaxing day at sea. (Cruise Meals)
October 7 – St. John’s, Canada - St. John’s is a vibrant and active port city on a deep harbor surrounded by steep hills. A popular area for the young and hip, the clubs and restaurants of St. John’s tend to have a cosmopolitan feel. Visit Signal Hill, the city’s premier landmark, which boasts an impressive view of the harbor and a wonderful castle to explore. (Cruise Meals)
October 8 – Enjoy a relaxing day at sea. (Cruise Meals)
October 9 – Enjoy a relaxing day at sea. (Cruise Meals)
October 10 – New York City – Your cruise ends this morning and afternoon flights will take you back home! You have the option to stay in NYC longer on your own and fly home on a later date.
**We will be packaging optional private group shore excursions.
Your Ship: The Carnival Legend
Legends are made, not born, and this ship certainly lives up to her title. Cruise on Carnival Legend and experience a vacation that’ll go down in your family’s history books — sailing soon to amazing and historical ports across Europe.
Get a sense of the fantastical aboard this ship that pays tribute to some of the world’s greatest legends throughout the ages. Take a dip in the Camelot and Avalon pools and taste something savory at Truffles Restaurant. There’s more than one way to dine at Lido Deck’s Unicorn Café, and at The Golden Fleece Steakhouse, the great multi-course meal is not a myth.
Music lovers who go for the classics will love both Satchmo’s Lounge and Billie’s Piano Bar. Kids will tell and re-tell their tale of their favorite vacation, spent hanging out and meeting new friends at one of three supervised youth areas. And adults can get lost in a good book, or just one another’s company, at the legendarily kid-free Serenity Adult Only Area.
Your Host: Alan McKay
Alan started guiding tours when he was a senior in high school. Since that time, he has traveled with hundreds of groups all over the world, including tours to England, Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Peru, Guatemala, Mexico, China, and Thailand. His degree in history from Utah State University adds richness to the tours that he leads. He and his wife, Ida Mae, live in Huntsville, Utah and are the proud parents of four sons. Alan’s love in life is to see the world with incredible people and to share his knowledge of travel with all of his groups. Come and become one of his “travel groupies” today.
Inside Cabin & airfare from Salt Lake City – Double Occupancy - $2612 (includes cruise and airfare for $2099 and taxes of $513)
Outside/Ocean View Cabin Upgrade – additional $250
Balcony Cabin Upgrade – additional $430
London Package- $450
Optional Private Group Shore Excursions – Prices coming soon
Credit Card Fee – 3.5% (only applies to final payment – pay by check to avoid it)
Deposit Required for Reservation - $1200
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