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May 2017 Norway, Scandinavia & Russia Cruise

Norway, Scandinavia & Russia Cruise – May 11-27, 2017 – SOLD OUT

europe55A grand cruising voyage is coming your way in May of 2017. The fjords of Norway will captivate you as you sail on by. Stop in stunning small Norwegian towns to explore all that they have to offer. Along with Norway, stops in Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Estonia are also planned.  Finally, St. Petersburg, Russia is a cruise port not to miss!

**Hurry and book early! Prices will rise over time as airfare becomes more tight.

Itinerary:

May 11 – Fly from the USA to Europe to begin an incredible cruise experience.

May 12 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Arrive in Copenhagen and transfer to your hotel where you will have a free afternoon to relax and explore.

May 13 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Transfer to your cruise ship to begin your adventure on board the Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas. (Cruise Meals)

May 14 – Enjoy a relaxing day at sea. (Cruise Meals)

europe58May 15 – Stavanger, Norway – Stavanger, located in southwestern Norway, is a delightful mixture of old-world charm and cosmopolitan bustle. An active seaport and thriving economic center, Norway’s 4th – largest city is nestled between imposing mountains and sandy beaches. Prepare to explore narrow, romantic streets and a historic marketplace where fresh fish and vegetables have been sold in the open air since the 9th century. (Cruise Meals)

May 16 – Bergen, Norway – Bergen offers visitors a cornucopia of delights, from the sheer splendor of its rugged glacial scenery to an ancient stone church containing the finest example of Baroque art in Norway. All of it, no doubt, inspired the great composer Edvard Grieg, whose home and gardens are open to visitors. (Cruise Meals)

May 17 – Alesund, Norway – Alesund is a small fishing center in the middle of Norway’s popular tourist region between Bergen and Trondheim. Although its history dates back to the Viking period, you’ll notice that the architecture throughout the city has an interesting art nouveau style. This is because after a massive fire in 1904, the entire city was rebuilt. While it may have lost its historic look, you’ll find it certainly didn’t lose any of its charm. (Cruise Meals)

baltic16May 18 – Geiranger, Norway – Be sure to bring along plenty of extra film, because you’ll want to capture the natural beauty of Geiranger’s magnificent fjord country. It’s a majestic fairytale, surrounded by thundering waterfalls, snow-capped mountains, crystalline glaciers, and still blue lakes that are truly unforgettable. With roads that twist and turn through lush green vegetation and deep blue waters, your panoramic view of this beautiful destination will be awe-inspiring. (Cruise Meals)

May 19 – Enjoy a relaxing day at sea. (Cruise Meals)

May 20 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, is an elegant city, rich in history and tradition. Castles and crown jewels, galleries and museums, cathedrals and canals – sightseeing in this city is fascinating. One of the city’s most celebrated sights is Tivoli, a unique combination of picture-perfect gardens, lakes and more than 100,000 colored lights. (Cruise Meals)

baltic13May 21 – Enjoy a relaxing day at sea. (Cruise Meals)

May 22 – Stockholm, Sweden – Situated where Lake Mälaren meets the Baltic Sea, Stockholm was founded as a fortress in the mid-13th century. The fortress grew into a town, spread to nearby islands, and the mainland eventually became the capital of Sweden. It is a city of remarkable beauty with its numerous parks, tree-lined squares and boulevards and pleasant water vistas. (Cruise Meals)

May 23 – Tallinn, Estonia – Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, is one of the oldest cities on the Baltic Sea, founded in 1154. Its Old Town has remained remarkably unchanged for the past 600 years, making it one of the most attractive cities in Europe. The reconstructed Rotermann area is located very close to Old Town. Today’s Tallinn is also a thoroughly modern capital filled with parks, museums, sports centers, hotels and cafés. Many national events are attracted to Tallinn because of its designation as the European Capital of Culture in 2011. Tallinn is a city certain to suit almost every traveler’s tastes. (Cruise Meals)

stpetersburgMay 24 – St. Petersburg, Russia – St. Petersburg is rich in cultural heritage, and a masterpiece of architecture that embodies the soul of Imperial Russia. In 1703, Peter the Great built a fortress on the banks of the Neva River, and by 1712 a new city had emerged. Elegant façades, glorious cathedrals and grand residences were built along the city’s canals. Construction flourished under Catherine the Great, and the city gained new splendor with elaborate palaces, lovely parks and magnificent squares designed by French and Italian architects. St. Petersburg is the most European-influenced city in Russia, and certainly the most spectacular. (Cruise Meals)

May 25 – Helsinki, Finland – Helsinki is the sparkling capital of Finland, an elegant city of spectacular architecture, beautiful gardens, and harborside parks. The Finns have long been admired for graceful design and imaginative architecture. Many styles from centuries past and present are represented here, from medieval to neoclassical, as well as the superb ultra-modern creations by Aalto, Saarinen, and other Finnish masters. (Cruise Meals)

May 26 – Enjoy a relaxing day at sea. (Cruise Meals)

May 27 – Arrive back in Copenhagen and transfer to the airport for your flight back to the USA. Welcome home.

 

royallegendYour Ship: Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas

Good morning, sunshine. Wake up onboard Serenade of the Seas, a dreamlike ship that’s sleek and sunlit, with panoramic vistas and wide-open spaces at every turn. Acres of glass enclose a nine-story central atrium, while glass elevators and floor-to ceiling windows ensure incredible views throughout your day. Bask at the tranquil Solarium pool, recharge at Vitality Spa, or reach new heights on our signature rock-climbing wall. When the sun goes down, the night heats up with Broadway-style shows and other fun activities.

 

mcguire2Your Host: Bill and Diana McGuire

Bill graduated from Brigham Young University in Political Science and then went on to graduate with the second graduating class of the J. Reuben Clark Law School. He was employed with the Davis County Attorney’s Office for 34 years where he worked as a prosecutor for 30 years and ended his career in the Civil Division of the office. Bill is an avid sports enthusiast whose main passion is golf. Diana is a graduate of Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics and a Master’s Degree in Nutritional Science. She spent almost 30 years teaching in the Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science Department at BYU, as both a Professor and the Director of the Dietetic Internship Program. Having recently retired, she now spends time on her other passions: piano, violin (just recently!), and being Nana. Bill and Diana have enjoyed traveling to various parts of the world and deem their five children and fifteen grandchildren to be their greatest accomplishments.

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Inside Cruise Cabin with Round Trip Airfare from Seattle – Double Occupancy – $3349 per person 

Cruise Taxes – $275 per person

Oceanview Cabin – double occupancy – additional $300 per person

Balcony Cabin – double occupancy – additional $700 per person

Copenhagen Cruise Transfers and Hotel – Included!

Airfare to Seattle – Call for assistance or set up your own

Optional Shore Excursions – Pricing Coming Soon

Credit Card Fee – 3.5% (only applies to final payment-pay by check to avoid it)

Deposit Required – $1900 per person

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*Trip cancellation and emergency protection available
*Passports are required
*Full payment due 90 days before departure.
*Cancellation charges: non-refundable after deposit is made
*Cancellation charges: non-refundable after final payment is made
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