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Rhine Getaway

8 Days | Amsterdam to Basel

 

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Witness a rich landscape of beauty and culture. Tour Kinderdijk’s windmills, see medieval fortresses commanding the riverbanks, sample delicious cuisine in Alsace and explore the Black Forest region.


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8 Days | Budapest to Nuremberg

 

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Discover historic cities and stunning scenery along the “Blue Danube,” calling on Budapest, Vienna, Passau, and more. Perhaps sample bratwurst paired with a local brew in Nuremberg.


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Danube Waltz

8 Days | Budapest to Passau

 

MAR-DEC 2020 Departures

 

Stroll Budapest’s Castle Hill District, admire the beauty of Austria’s Wachau Valley, learn about Vienna’s musical heritage, explore the Czech countryside and visit the capital of Slovakia.


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Choose from guided vacations, visiting your choice of Germany, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, Austria, Hungary and so much more! 
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The All Ireland Tour

Price: from US$1,369 pps

Travel South, Southwest and North by train on a 6-day rail tour covering all the highlights - with two nights in Killarney, two nights in Galway, and two nights in Dublin. This tour explores a significant part of the Wild Atlantic Way and the Causeway Coast. We head south to visit Cork, Blarney Castle & the Ring of Kerry, west to the Cliffs of Moher, Connemara, the Aran Islands in Galway Bay and North to the Giants Causeway. 3 FREE UPGRADES for your clients.

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Cork City, Blarney, Ring of Kerry & Cliffs of Moher 
Price: from US$629 pps

Enjoy Railtours Ireland's 3-day tour to the South and South West of Ireland, covering Cork, Blarney Castle, The Queenstown Story, as well as Killarney, touring the Ring of Kerry along the Wild Atlantic Way. The Ring of Kerry is a 179-km-long circular tourist route in County Kerry, South Western Ireland. See the Skellig Rocks (islands) on this tour, where Star Wars 'The Force Awakens' was recently filmed. The tour also visits the Cliffs of Moher and Galway Bay, and returns to Dublin by train from Galway's energetic city centre. FREE UPGRADES for your clients.

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Waterford Crystal, Kilkenny City & the Suir Valley 
Price: US$139 pp

Enjoy a full day tour of Ireland's Ancient East - in Ireland's sunny south east. This rail tour visits the ancient city of Kilkenny or as it is known "The Marble City". After which, it continues on to explore the historic Viking City of Waterford where we visit the Waterford Crystal Visitor Centre. The tour returns to Dublin via the lovely Suir Valley. A day filled with the best of Ireland's Ancient East.

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Go North with us from San Francisco on the GRAND PRINCESS


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Prices Starting At: $ 1149.00
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Date(s): 10/20/2019 - 10/27/2019
Ship: Grand Princess

Newly enhanced with our latest innovations, Grand Princess continues to offer the signature service for which Princess Cruises is renowned. With our innovative features like Movies Under the Stars®, our Italian-inspired Piazza and The Sanctuary®, there are plenty of ways to help you escape completely. Sip on a variety of soothing teas at Leaves Tea Lounge & Library, or enjoy hand-tossed pizza in Alfredo's, our full-service pizzeria.

 

 

 

 

Looking for the land of the midnight sun, well look no further than Scandinavia. Would you like to find some Vikings?

 

Norway

Norway is a wildly beautiful country of snow-capped mountains and deep glacier-carved fjords. The astounding scenery of the southwestern Fjordlands and the mysterious Northern Lights of the Arctic are the main draw cards for tourists. But there are many other incentives to visit this sparsely inhabited country. It offers remote wilderness and outdoor activities, fairylike forests, historic towns and charming fishing villages, friendly people, and the lure of the Arctic Circle. It also boasts some of the most scenic bus trips, boat cruises, and train rides in the world.

'The Land of the Midnight Sun', with its long summer days, is not only for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. It offers a rich cultural heritage from the Vikings, the traditional nomadic Sami people of the remote northern regions, and world-renowned artists such as Edvard Munch. Principle cities of interest are Oslo, the pretty capital; the historic trading port of Bergen, gateway to the Fjordlands; and hilly Tromsø, within the Arctic Circle, the centre of the Northern Lights activity. They are pleasant, low-key cities that offer a good range of museums, historical sites, and unique architecture. Norway's greatest impact on history was during the Viking Age when the sleek Viking ships crossed the Atlantic, subjecting Europe to numerous raids.

Traditionally, Norwegians are explorers and their influence is evident in the world-shaping history of the Vikings. It's also seen in more recent personalities like polar explorer Roald Amundsen and the legendary Pacific crossing of Thor Heyerdahl on his wooden raft, the Kon-Tiki. Today, Norwegians hold onto many of their cultural traditions, most notably the art of storytelling that takes place around the fireside and whiles away the long winter hours. Trolls figure prominently in their folklore, some friendly and helpful, and some decidedly naughty, conveniently serving as a source of blame for all of life's troubles.

Norway is one of the best adventure-tourism destinations in the world, with an intriguing folk culture to match its dramatic landscapes. It is an expensive country to visit but provides once-in-a-lifetime experiences that truly reward the investment.

Key Facts

Language: Norwegian is the official language, but English is widely understood.

Passport/Visa: All visitors to Norway must have sufficient funds, return or onward tickets and all documents needed for further travel. Passports should be valid for at least the period of intended stay. Some European countries require only their National Identity Card if coming as a tourist to Norway. The borderless region known as the Schengen area includes the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. All these countries issue a standard Schengen visa that has a multiple entry option that allows the holder to travel freely within the borders of all. It is highly recommended that passports have at least six months validity remaining after your intended date of departure from your travel destination. Immigration officials often apply different rules to those stated by travel agents and official sources.

Currency: The official currency is the Norwegian Krone (NOK), divided into 100 ore. Larger establishments accept major credit cards. Use of credit cards is widespread, with Eurocard/Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Diners Club being the most common. Foreign currency can be exchanged at banks and major post offices, as well as many hotels and travel agents, although for poorer rates. ATMs are available in all towns and cities.

Electricity: Electrical current is 230 volts, 50Hz. Round two-pin plugs are in use.

 

Travel to Norway

Norway is a famously good destination for outdoor adventure tourism, with fantastic skiing, cycling, hiking, climbing, river rafting, and even scuba diving opportunities. The spectacular scenery is popularly enjoyed on cruises and train rides, with much of the tourist activity centering on the famous and extensive network of fjords. Sognefjord is the largest of the fjords and lures many tourists to Norway with its dramatic vistas and the natural and cultural wealth along its banks. Many visitors start their fjord explorations in Bergen, but Tromsø also offers some glorious fjord cruises. Tromsø is the gateway to the Arctic and the main attractions in the north are the phenomena of the Northern Lights and the Midnight Sun, which keep travelers arriving year round. Like all the main cities in Norway, Tromsø also boasts some good museums, as well as the unique Arctic Cathedral. Oslo, the capital, is a cosmopolitan, sophisticated city, surrounded by glorious countryside and promising many sightseeing opportunities for rainy days. The heritage of the Vikings and the great Norwegian explorers can be investigated in Oslo, as well as some of the country's best art galleries. Other popular urban destinations in Norway include Stavanger, Trondheim, and Bergen, the gateway to the fjords which also boasts the historic neighborhood of Bryggen.

Climate in Norway

Despite its northerly location, the coastal climate in Norway is temperate, thanks to the warming effects of the Gulf Stream flowing along its coast. Summer, between late June and early August, brings long, hot days with temperatures reaching 86°F (30°C), and sea temperatures averaging a comfortable 64°F (18°C). Even in the north of Norway, summer temperatures rise to 77°F (25°C) or more. However, summer weather can be changeable in Norway and the summer months can be wet. In winter much of Norway is snow-clad with very low temperatures in the north and the low-lying inland regions of the south. Temperatures can drop below -40°F (-40°C). In contrast, the coast enjoys mild winters, although gales and rain are common. In spring, between May and mid-June, Norway is at its prettiest, with everything coming to life and blossoming and snow melt swelling the waterfalls. June and July is often considered the best time to visit Norway because of the warm weather and the long days, which see sunlight until nearly 10pm. These peak summer months are also the most crowded in Norway. March is the best time to go skiing in Norway, and May and September offer nice weather and slightly smaller crowds. The Northern Lights are famously elusive and unpredictable, but there is a possibility of seeing them any time between late September and March.

Health Notes

There are no real health risks associated with travel to Norway and the standard of healthcare is high throughout the country. A reciprocal agreement exists between the UK and Norway under which British nationals are covered for emergency treatment while visiting Norway as long as they hold a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). Travelers should ensure that they have adequate travel and medical insurance.

Safety Notes

Norway is a safe country in which to travel. However, travelers should still take sensible precautions to avoid petty theft, as they would anywhere in the world. Petty theft is most common at airports and bus and train stations in Oslo.

 

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Best of Norway Summer 2019


Starting At: $ 3450.00

Encounter the 'King' and 'Queen' of the Fjords, Olympic triumphs and the trading heritage of the Hanseatics as you answer the call of Norway's untamed wilderness and embrace Scandinavian sophistication.

 

Nordic Adventure Summer 2019


Starting At: $ 4316.00

Travel through dramatic fjord and glacier landscapes, view the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen and meet Santa in Rovaniemi. You'll see the Scandinavian capitals and witness the land of the Midnight Sun. Last Minute Deal: Must book by 2019-05-15

 

Scenic Scandinavia and its Fjords Summer 2019


Starting At: $ 3867.60

Beyond the deep fjords, glaciers and islands that dot the Scandinavian coastline, there are distinctly different cultures that will make your visit to Norway, Sweden and Denmark a fascinating journey of discovery. Last Minute Deal: Must book by 2019-05-15

 

Spectacular Scandinavia


Starting At: $ 8495.00

That's what we mean when we talk of wonder, and you'll have more than one such moment while exploring Scandinavia, whether it's your first encounter with a herd of Norwegian reindeer, or waking up for the first time in Stockholm, one of the world's finest cities. Exploring Scandinavia's capital cities and Norway's spectacular landscapes may leave you with a lingering sense of amazement. It's impossible to tell exactly when that feeling will strike. All we know is that it will.

 

8 Day Christmas & Northern Lights in Norwegian Lapland


Starting At: $ 6928.00

Celebrate Christmas near the Arctic Circle on an enchanting journey through the Lapland region of northern Norway. Catch, cook, and eat your own Arctic king crab, gaze up at the Northern Lights, ride dogsleds and more in a true winter wonderland.

 

Scandinavian Heritage (Summer 2019)


Starting At: $ 9895.00

From the Midnight Sun to the Little Mermaid and from crossing the Arctic Circle to crossing the northern seas, Scandinavia is truly an astonishing part of the world.

 

Grand Scandinavia (Summer 2019)


Starting At: $ 5699.00

Sail the Baltic Sea, crossing rolling tundra and glassy fjords in your search for the midnight sun, all the while enjoying the local culture, history and striking scenery. Last Minute Deal: Must book by 2019-05-15

 

The Scandinavian


Starting At: $ 4089.00

14 Days, featuring: Oslo

 

Best Of Norway With Oslo


Starting At: $ 2699.00

8 Days, featuring: Oslo, Norway

 

The Grand Scandinavian Circle Tour


Starting At: $ 5399.00

18 Days, featuring: Stockholm, Sweden

 

Northern Capitals


Starting At: $ 2839.00

10 Days, featuring: Copenhagen, Denmark

 

The Grand Scandinavian Circle Tour With St. Petersburg


Starting At: $ 6239.00

21 Days, featuring: Honningsvåg-karasjok-ivalo, Finland

 

Scenic Norway


Starting At: $ 2969.00

10 Days, featuring: Lillehammer-eidsvoll-oslo

 

Land Of The Midnight Sun & Lofoten Islands


Starting At: $ 3999.00

12 Days, featuring: Oslo

 

Luxury Line: Scandinavian Adventure


Starting At: $ 2199.00

This tour covers the capitals of Scandinavia with this 9-night trip through Copenhagen, Oslo & Stockholm. Guests experience the uniqueness of each city.

 

Norwegian Landscapes


Starting At: $ 10990.00

Relish the grandeur of Norway's western coast on this summer journey through its spectacular fjords. As you explore these enchanting landscapes, paddle through clear waters in a kayak, cruise along astoundingly beautiful fjords, hike through forested terrain, walk upon a glacier and gaze at thundering waterfalls. You'll also enjoy some time to explore the ancient city of Bergen, tour a local brewery and take a breathtaking ride on the Flam Railway.

 

The Viking Trail


Starting At: $ 1979.00

12 Days, featuring: Hamburg-puttgarden-Rødby Ferry-roskilde, Denmark-copenhagen Area

 

Norwegian Coastal Voyage

 

Starting At: $ 4799.00

See a land of spectacular fjords, waterfalls, mountains and glaciers. Norway is indeed one of the most beautiful places on earth, and home to many natural wonders, stunning cities and fascinating history. Take a step back in time as you hear stories of its rich Viking heritage. Meander through the streets of Bryggen, the ancient trading port of Bergen founded in the 11th century. Sit back and relax as you discover Norway's rugged coastline and pristine waterways with six nights on a Hurtigrut...

 

 

What about the land of the Danes?

Denmark

Often overlooked by travelers, the kingdom of Denmark is small yet prosperous. It's a thriving country in northern Europe, enjoying some of the highest standards of living in the world as well as containing plenty of interesting attractions and experiences for visitors. The capital of Copenhagen is lively, occupying the biggest of the offshore islands. Indeed, Denmark is almost totally surrounded by ocean and its terrain is made up of the Jutland Peninsula and approximately 406 islands. The country is compact with an excellent road and rail transport system, in addition to numerous ferry connections to the myriad offshore islands. With all this water, it's not surprising that Denmark is very reliant on shipping and fishing.

The country also has an important agricultural sector and is famed in particular for its dairy products. Lovers of butter and cheese will be sure to enjoy a taste of Denmark. Denmark has a charming countryside, with small green farms, blue lakes, and white coastal beaches. Thatched cottages, castles, and windmills are sprinkled throughout rural areas and across gentle landscapes perfect for cycle touring. The cities are modern and bustling, while still retaining a medieval feel preserved in old sections of colorful buildings and cobblestone streets. The most important of the country's 300 museums stand in Copenhagen, while the Viking Ship Museum in Roskilde is devoted to honoring Denmark's bold ancient mariners.

Other notable attractions for travelers include the annual summer music festival in Roskilde, which is one of the largest in Europe; the Tivoli Gardens amusement park which has entertained crowds in Copenhagen since 1843; and one of the world's longest bridges, spanning 10 miles (16km) and joining Denmark to Sweden.

Key Facts

Language: Danish is the official language, but English is understood and widely used.

Passport/Visa: The borderless region known as the Schengen Area includes the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. All these countries issue a standard Schengen visa that has a multiple entry option, and which allows the holder to travel freely within the borders of all the aforementioned countries. Additionally, travelers to Denmark must hold proof of the following: (i) return or onward tickets, with confirmed reservations; (ii) the required documentation for the next destination; (iii) visible means of support (at least USD 60 or DKK 350) per day of stay in Denmark. It is highly recommended that your passport has at least six months validity remaining after your intended date of departure from your travel destination. No documents issued more than 10 years priot to date of travel will be accepted. Immigration officials often apply different rules to those stated by travel agents and official sources.

Currency: Danish currency is the Krone (DKK), made up of 100 ore. ATMs are easily found throughout the country, and all major credit cards are widely accepted, especially Visa. Most banks are not open on weekends but Copenhagen has several bureau de change which stay open late at night, seven days a week.

Electricity: Electrical current is 230 volts, 50Hz. Round European-style, two-pin plugs are standard.

Travel to Denmark

Denmark is a land of epic natural beauty and gorgeous sightseeing opportunities. The coastline is diverse, consisting of unspoilt beaches, ancient fjords, and small coves, with a countryside of lake districts, rolling hills, and gentle valleys dotted with windmills. Most people are unaware of Denmark's amazing beaches, with some 200 Blue Flag shorelines providing excellent bases from which to fish, kayak, kitesurf, and windsurf beneath the surprisingly warm Danish summer sun.

For the more culturally inclined, there are many old castles, picturesque cobblestoned villages and towns, and quaint traditional architecture. There's no need to guess where Hans Christian Andersen got his inspiration for his world famous fairytales. Visitors should jump aboard a ferry to explore more than 400 islands and marvel at the awesome bridges, such as the 10 mile (16km) Oresund link to Sweden. They can also take a week to cycle through beech woods, spend a day out in the Tivoli Gardens amusement park in Copenhagen, or explore the sleepy medieval villages. Additionally, a visit to the Viking Ship Museum is devoted to honoring Denmark's bold ancient mariners. With such a huge coastline and emphasis on fishing, sampling some of the fresh seafood in the country is also an absolute must. Indeed, the Danish food scene has grown into the culinary capital of Scandinavia.

Denmark is small and boasts an excellent road and rail transport system, and numerous ferry connections to the myriad offshore islands. Another great way to see the country is by bicycle. Indeed, the charming and hospitable kingdom of Denmark offers visitors an exciting and unforgettable experience.

Climate in Denmark

Despite being situated in northern Europe, the weather in Denmark isn't extreme. However, its maritime location and influence of the Gulf Air Stream can make the climate unstable. Winter weather is usually cold and overcast, with potential snowfall between January and March. Summers (June to August) are relatively warm and sunny. Average temperatures in Copenhagen range from 27°F (-3°C) in midwinter to 72°F (22°C) in midsummer. Rainy days are common all year round but the wettest months in Denmark are August, September, and October. It is worth noting that it can be wet and windy at any time of year. There is not a great variation in temperatures between night and day in Denmark. But winter days get far fewer daylight hours than long summer days. Early summer is the best time to visit Denmark. The month of June is particularly lovely because that is when the days are longest and the weather at its most pleasant.

Health Notes

There are no specific health risks in Denmark, and medical facilities are first class. No vaccinations are required. There is a small risk of tick-borne encephalitis in forested or rural areas during summer, and insect protection is advised. Free emergency treatment is available to all foreign visitors at public hospitals, and due to a reciprocal health agreement UK passport holders receive free medical and hospital treatment. To make use of this service, UK nationals should carry a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).

Safety Notes

Most visits to Denmark are trouble-free and crime levels are low. During the tourist season, there are opportunistic muggers, pickpockets, and bag snatchers, especially in crowded areas and at train stations and bus stops. Visitors should take precautions to keep personal belongings safe.

 

 

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Capitals of the North Summer 2019


Starting At: $ 3366.00

From the Little Mermaid to the not so little Peter the Great - Travel from Copenhagen to Stockholm and the meadows of Smáland. Shop in Helsinki and marvel at Russia's iconic cities. Last Minute Deal: Must book by 2019-05-15

 

Spectacular Scandinavia


Starting At: $ 8695.00

That's what we mean when we talk of wonder, and you'll have more than one such moment while exploring Scandinavia, whether it's your first encounter with a herd of Norwegian reindeer, or waking up for the first time in Stockholm, one of the world's finest cities. Exploring Scandinavia's capital cities and Norway's spectacular landscapes may leave you with a lingering sense of amazement. It's impossible to tell exactly when that feeling will strike. All we know is that it will.

 

Focus On Scandinavia


Starting At: $ 2169.00

12 Days, featuring: Stockholm

 

Spectacular Scandinavia

 

Starting At: $ 3999.00

Join us on an incredible journey to a land of unparalleled beauty - Scandinavia. This fabulous adventure brings together Scandinavia's natural wonders, history and culture. In Denmark's bohemian capital city, discover why Copenhagen is dubbed the "gastro capital of Scandinavia." Discover the genuine Swedish tradition of glassblowing at Sweden's oldest operating glassworks factory. Learn about Stockholm on your choice of either a walking or panoramic tour. Dine at Fem Små Hus, a 17th-century r...

 

Tailor Made Sweden, Denmark & Norway: Scandinavian Capitals


Starting At: $ 15495.00

Set out on a comprehensive journey through three vibrant Scandinavian capitals, seeing Drottningholm Palace, private residence of the Swedish royal family; witnessing Viking relics in Copenhagen; and learning about Norwegian polar explorations, local art and ski traditions in Oslo.

 

And what about all those Baltic Sea cruises, with plenty of stops throughout Norway and Denmark:

 

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Iceland's Majestic Landscapes


Starting At: $ 6799.00
Ship: Viking Sky

Explore the urban setting of Ålesund and the robust beauty of Geiranger's landscape. Meet the people who thrive on the water's edge of the Faroe archipelago, and encounter Arctic wildlife and whales in Iceland's majestic, distant north.

 

In the Wake of the Vikings


Starting At: $ 8199.00
Ship: Viking Sea

Trace the route of Viking Leif Eriksson, who discovered American shores 500 years before Columbus. From the Norwegian mercantile city of Bergen, set off to the rustic Shetland Islands in Scotland. Cruise to the magnificently picturesque Faroe Islands, Iceland and Greenland; then, view ancient Norse settlements at L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland. Explore the rich cultures of Saguenay and Quebec City before concluding in cosmopolitan Montreal. Be sure to check out the available dates and prices for this cruise.

 

Viking Homelands


Starting At: $ 7499.00
Ship: Viking Sun

Experience the sea as a true Viking. Watch the Scandinavian and Baltic world unfold from the veranda of your elegant stateroom as you glide from sea to metropolis to archipelago to fjord. Be sure to check out the available dates and prices for this cruise.

 

10 Days, Luxury Cruise from Tromsø to Longyearbyen


Starting At: $ 13400.00
Ship: Silver Cloud Expedition

 

14-DAY MAJESTIC FJORDS & NORTH CAPE


Starting At: $ 6499.00
+ 382.00 taxes/fees
Ship: Seabourn Ovation

Aboard The Yachts of Seabourn, the world is more intimate and more enchanting. Here, you'll explore ports rarely visited by larger ships and meet people who are happy to show you around their hidden corner of the globe. With their unmatched sense of style, elegance and grace, The Yachts of Seabourn beckon you to travel beyond the bounds of the imagination. Aboard Seabourn, every desire is met promptly and with a welcoming smile. Whether it's a warm blanket and a cup of gourmet hot chocolate as you drift along the Norwegian Fjords or a relaxing neck massage poolside, you'll feel that you're a member of a very exclusive club.

 

Scandinavia & Russia (from Berlin)


Starting At: $ 1528.00
+ 188.72 taxes/fees
Ship: Regal Princess

Enjoy sweeping views from one of more than 1,400 balconies on Regal Princess® or stroll on the SeaWalk,® a glass-floor walkway extending 28 feet beyond the edge of the ship! From the tranquil Sanctuary, a retreat reserved for adults, to the dazzling Princess WaterColor Fantasy light and water show and more, you'll find diversions for every mood.

 

Land of the Midnight Sun


Starting At: $ 2265.00
+ 305.00 taxes/fees
Ship: Pacific Princess

While Pacific Princess features space onboard for just 680 guests, she doesn't skimp on amenities. As one of the Small Ships of Princess, this intimate ship offers two incredible specialty restaurants onboard, Sterling SteakhouseSM and Sabatini'sSM, both with great tasting food to enhance your night out. In the main dining rooms, Traditional Dining offers an authentic cruising experience where the same friendly waitstaff serve you each night as you get to know your fellow tablemates.

 

Scandinavia & Russia (from Helsinki)


Starting At: $ 1455.00
+ 190.00 taxes/fees
Ship: Regal Princess

The new Regal Princess, sister ship to Royal Princess, is a spectacular example of the next generation of innovative Princess ships.

 

Norwegian Fjords


Starting At: $ 989.00
+ 82.25 taxes/fees
Ship: Sapphire Princess

As you set your sights on the wonders of the world, let Sapphire Princess® indulge your every whim. Over 700 balconies, world-class gourmet dining and dazzling entertainment options are just the beginning of your sea-going adventure. Dance the night away, enjoy casino gaming or relax and rejuvenate body and mind at the Lotus Spa.®

 

12 Night London To Stockholm Northern Gems Cruise


Starting At: $ 5049.00
Ship: Marina

Intimate and luxurious, Marina retains the same warmth and charm of her acclaimed consorts Regatta, Insignia, Nautica and Sirena. While the country club casual ambiance and level of personalized service remain the same, Marina offers even more choice and some enticing new amenities. Designed for epicureans and travel connoisseurs, Marina offers guests multiple dining venues, of which six are open-seating gourmet restaurants with no surcharge.

 

12-Day Norway & the Arctic: Summer Solstice from London (Southampton)


Starting At: $ 1149.00
+ 161.50 taxes/fees
Ship: Norwegian Spirit

Explore the history of the Mediterranean, feel the balmy breezes of the Bahamas and the Caribbean, or just sit back and relax while you cruise across the Atlantic. Whatever you choose to do, you will be traveling in style on Norwegian Spirit. While onboard make a trip to the Tivoli Pool, soak in one of our four outdoor hot tubs, or take the kids to Buccaneer's Wet and Wild.

 

Circumnavigating Svalbard - The Ultimate Expedition


Starting At: $ 9278.00
Ship: MS Spitsbergen

This epic voyage circumnavigates the large island of Spitsbergen in Svalbard. Explore glaciers, mountains and fjords in the west, and the barren High Arctic wilderness in the east. Enjoy expedition landings, hikes, kayaking and more in the largest Arctic wilderness in Europe.

 

7-Day Norse Legends


Starting At: $ 899.00
+ 110.00 taxes/fees
Ship: Nieuw Statendam

Launching in December 2018, ms Nieuw Statendam, a sister ship to Koningsdam and the second of our Pinnacle-class ships, features a design inspired by the fluid curves of musical instruments. Guests can savor her innovative specialty restaurants-from Sel de Mer to the Grand Dutch Cafe. Explore at America's Test Kitchen's cooking classes and hands-on workshops. And thrill to BBC Earth Experiences presentations at our spectacular two-story World Stage.

 

21-Day Northern Isles & Viking Sagas


Starting At: $ 3249.00
+ 339.00 taxes/fees
Ship: Nieuw Statendam

Launching in December 2018, ms Nieuw Statendam, a sister ship to Koningsdam and the second of our Pinnacle-class ships, features a design inspired by the fluid curves of musical instruments. Guests can savor her innovative specialty restaurants-from Sel de Mer to the Grand Dutch Cafe. Explore at America's Test Kitchen's cooking classes and hands-on workshops. And thrill to BBC Earth Experiences presentations at our spectacular two-story World Stage.

 

7-Day Viking Sagas


Starting At: $ 774.00
+ 110.00 taxes/fees
Ship: Nieuw Statendam

Launching in December 2018, ms Nieuw Statendam, a sister ship to Koningsdam and the second of our Pinnacle-class ships, features a design inspired by the fluid curves of musical instruments. Guests can savor her innovative specialty restaurants-from Sel de Mer to the Grand Dutch Cafe. Explore at America's Test Kitchen's cooking classes and hands-on workshops. And thrill to BBC Earth Experiences presentations at our spectacular two-story World Stage. Category K - Flash Special: Book by Sunday 05/19/2019

 

Norwegian Fjords


Starting At: $ 1499.00
+ 91.59 taxes/fees
Ship: Queen Mary 2

Queen Mary 2 is Cunard's flagship and the most magnificent ocean liner ever built. A Transatlantic Crossing to or from New York on this incredible ship is a holiday like no other but her cruises from Southampton are also very special. She offers so much space on board and such an array of state of the art facilities including a 3D Cinema, planetarium and a superb spa.

 

Norwegian Fjords Cruise


Starting At: $ 929.00
+ 126.91 taxes/fees
Ship: Celebrity Reflection

 

Cruising from Denmark

 

 

Copenhagen to Stockholm


Starting At: $ 3799.00
+ 392.00 taxes/fees
Ship: Star Pride

All Suite Yacht With only 212 guests, a Star Pride cruise will make you feel like you're on board your own private yacht almost as soon as you step aboard. Star Pride is large enough to pamper and entertain you, yet small enough to tuck into delightful tiny harbors and hidden coves that others can't reach.

 

7-DAY ST. PETERSBURG & THE BALTIC


Starting At: $ 3999.00
+ 240.00 taxes/fees
Ship: Seabourn Ovation

Aboard The Yachts of Seabourn, the world is more intimate and more enchanting. Here, you'll explore ports rarely visited by larger ships and meet people who are happy to show you around their hidden corner of the globe. With their unmatched sense of style, elegance and grace, The Yachts of Seabourn beckon you to travel beyond the bounds of the imagination. Aboard Seabourn, every desire is met promptly and with a welcoming smile. Whether it's a warm blanket and a cup of gourmet hot chocolate as you drift along the Norwegian Fjords or a relaxing neck massage poolside, you'll feel that you're a member of a very exclusive club.

 

Ultimate Scandinavia-Russia


Starting At: $ 2248.50
+ 187.39 taxes/fees
Ship: Serenade of the Seas

Add the top of the world to the top of your bucket list and discover the best way to see the Arctic Circle onboard Serenade of the Seas®. Get up close and personal with the cities and cultures of Scandinavia on a trip to the Land of the Midnight Sun. Or journey to the far-flung isles of the Southern Caribbean on an exotic island-hopping itinerary. Whether you want a cool new adventure, or just want to cool off, this is the ship that can take you there.

 

Scandinavia & Russia (from Copenhagen)


Starting At: $ 1351.00
+ 195.00 taxes/fees
Ship: Regal Princess

The new Regal Princess, sister ship to Royal Princess, is a spectacular example of the next generation of innovative Princess ships.

 

Northern Europe Grand Adventure


Starting At: $ 3419.00
+ 370.00 taxes/fees
Ship: Regal Princess

Enjoy sweeping views from one of more than 1,400 balconies on Regal Princess® or stroll on the SeaWalk,® a glass-floor walkway extending 28 feet beyond the edge of the ship! From the tranquil Sanctuary, a retreat reserved for adults, to the dazzling Princess WaterColor Fantasy light and water show and more, you'll find diversions for every mood.

 

18 Night Dublin To Copenhagen Northern Glow Cruise


Starting At: $ 6099.00
Ship: Nautica

Our acclaimed Nautica has undergone a multimillion-dollar transformation to create a virtually new ship that is both sleek and elegantly charming. Her decks are resplendent in the finest teak, custom stone and tile work, and her lounges, suites and staterooms boast luxurious, neo-classical furnishings. Nautica offers every luxury you may expect on board one of our stylish ships.

 

9-Day Scandinavia, Russia & Baltic from Copenhagen


Starting At: $ 1169.00
+ 188.87 taxes/fees
Ship: Norwegian Getaway

Live like a Viking and take a voyage on the Baltic with Norwegian Getaway's 9-Day journey. Berlin is a city so full of art, they had to make an island dedicated to it (Museum Island). After taking in the masterpieces, break for dinner at Zur Letzten Instanz, the 16th century restaurant loved by Napoleon and Beethoven. Speaking of islands, St.

 

Greenland, Newfoundland and Labrador - Untouched Wilderness and National Parks


Starting At: $ 12408.00
Ship: MS Fram

Explore Greenland's spectacular and unspoiled scenery and discover the abundance of Newfoundland's rugged beauty. This expedition offers historical settlements, colorful fishing villages, memorable UNESCO sites, fantastic national parks and hiking through incredible scenery.

 

16 Days, North Cape Panorama


Starting At: $ 7110.00
Ship: Crystal Serenity

16 Days, North Cape Panorama Sharing the limelight with her fleetmate, Crystal Serenity is one of two magnificent ships that has earned Crystal Cruises the distinction of being The World's Most Awarded Luxury Cruise LineT.

 

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Spotlight City

Copenhagen

The coastal city of Copenhagen is packed with old-world charm alongside avant-garde architecture. It's a vibrant and modern city, with a long and fascinating history. It has been the capital of Denmark for nearly 600 years and is home to the oldest resident monarchy in the world. Copenhagen is the biggest city in Scandinavia, occupying a pleasant and strategic spot on the Baltic east coast of Denmark's largest island, Zealand. Its harbor is overlooked by the world-famous statue of the Little Mermaid. Visitors are often first struck by the cleanliness and orderliness of this busy and dynamic capital. This is epitomized in the suburb of Christianshavn, with its picturesque canals and old cobbled streets all in pristine condition. Most of the myriad attractions for visitors are situated within about one square mile (3 square km) of flat terrain in the centre, making it easy to explore on foot or by bicycle, the vehicle of choice for locals. Five streets in the heart of the city have been merged to provide the world's longest pedestrian mall of Strøget, running between Rådhuspladsen and Kongens Nytorv. It's packed with historic gabled buildings, dynamic department stores, numerous interesting little shops, restaurants, pavement cafes, theatres, and world-class museums and galleries. Despite the condensed city centre, Copenhagen is not short on green lungs. Parks such as the ever popular Tivoli Gardens abound in this city, which prides itself on its strict anti-pollution laws and lack of glass and chrome skyscrapers. The birthplace of beloved storyteller Hans Christian Andersen, the city seems like a modern fairytale town. Copenhagen retains a provincial charm and sense of history along with cutting-edge efficiency, offering an extremely high standard of living.

 

Attractions

Attractions in Copenhagen are a mix of living history and fun activities. Its many cobblestone streets and rows of old Danish houses are much like they've been for centuries, occupied by wonderful shops and carnival-style entertainment. The Little Mermaid statue in Langelinie harbor is the city's most sought after sight for visitors, despite its small size. Other attractions await in unique neighborhoods, grand museums, and entertainment venues, usually reached on foot and mostly found in the old city centre of Copenhagen. A walk along Nyhavn Canal reveals the best of historic Copenhagen with old architecture and wooden boats showcasing the city's maritime history. For those interested in delving deeper into the Danish past, the National Museum at the Prince's Palace is a central Copenhagen attraction, as is the Copenhagen City Museum. Copenhagen also has a proud heritage of art and design, well showcased in numerous museums, galleries, and the architecture. Of course, no visit to Copenhagen is complete without idling in the Tivoli Gardens or playing in its famous theme park. The Copenhagen Card is very useful, giving free entry to more than 70 museums and attractions, free rides on public transportation, and discounts in many restaurants and shops. The cards can be purchased at the airport or at many tourist offices around Denmark.

 Kids Attractions

Copenhagen is a safe and friendly place with world-class amenities. Visitors travelling with children in Copenhagen will find an abundance of fantastic and exciting attractions geared towards kids, making this a wonderful city for the whole family to enjoy. A trip to Copenhagen must include a visit to Tivoli Gardens, which boasts beautiful miniature gardens, a theme park with arcade games and rides, and even open air stages where plays and concerts take place. The Bakken Amusement Park is great for warm days and is the oldest of its kind in the world, having opened in 1583. The Nature Playground, located at Valbyparken, is also a must for a day out in the sunshine and fresh air, and a good place for a picnic. There are numerous parks and green areas in Copenhagen where families can play and relax. On colder days when outdoor activities with kids aren't an option, head off to the Denmark Aquarium, the wonderful Copenhagen Zoo, or the Mystic Exploratorie, a fantastic place where kids are equally thrilled and perplexed. For toddlers, the Kompan indoor playground is a wonderland of slides, balls, and bright colors. Children will also enjoy some of the more traditional sightseeing attractions which delight young imaginations, like the palaces and castles.

Odense

Located about 60 miles (96km) west of Copenhagen and located on the island of Funen, Odense is Denmark's third largest city and a vibrant centre of commerce and nightlife. In this busy harbor city, the quaint streets of the Old Town offer interesting shops, cafes, and restaurants buzzing with activity. Odense has a long history going back thousands of years, with archaeological finds dating to the Viking era. Birthplace of famed storyteller Hans Christian Andersen, there's a strong affinity between the city and the writer: numerous shops and restaurants are dedicated to him. The town has several beautiful castles, cathedrals, and museums. The music and nightlife in the city is among the best in Denmark, with symphonies, theatre, live music and a non-stop parade of outdoor festivities in the idyllic summer months. There is always something happening, and visitors to the city will never be at a loss for things to do.

Tivoli Gardens

Copenhagen's world-renowned Tivoli Gardens are ever so much more than just a central city park. The relatively small area in the heart of the city is actually one of the world's most thrilling entertainment complexes, drawing about three million visitors during its five-month summer open season each year. Tivoli dates back to 1843 when Copenhagen was still a fortified city surrounded by tall ramparts and a deep moat. Today, the Tivoli Lake is all that remains of the moat, which now reflects the incredible trademark fireworks displays that light the sky over the gardens twice a week. Tivoli is split in two, one section housing the beautiful miniature gardens where more than 100,000 flowers bloom, and the other has the theme park, with game arcades and thrill rides. Tivoli also boasts a concert hall and open-air stages where dozens of concerts, pantomimes, and circus shows. Many of these are free and offered during the season.

Copenhagen Historical Museums

From the age of Vikings through to the World War II resistance, the rich history of Denmark is encapsulated in fascinating collections of artifacts housed in a series of museums in and around Copenhagen. The Prince's Palace in the city centre houses the National Museum, covering Danish history in general with its international antiquities. A few miles north of the city, the open air museum makes for a fascinating excursion. Spread over 86 acres, its 100 or so historic buildings are built to illustrate and represent regions and time periods across Denmark. Visitors can get up to date on the history of the city itself at the Museum of Copenhagen. Visitors should note that the exhibitions at the Museum of Copenhagen are closed until 2019 when the museum reopens in the city centre.

Nyhavn Canal

The picturesque and historic Nyhavn Canal dates from 1673 when it was built to connect the inner city to the sea. Today, it's jokingly referred to as the longest bar in Scandinavia because of the numerous restaurants, pubs, and cafes fronting the pretty pastel-painted townhouses. The canal itself is crammed with old wooden sailing ships which only add to the atmosphere. The area is strongly associated with fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen, who occupied three houses in the district throughout his life. The house at number 20 is open to visitors. Visitors can take one of the many boat trips on offer to explore the canal and familiarize themselves with the area. The Nyhavn Canal is a must-see for tourists visiting Denmark and it never fails to charm. But it can get very crowded and visitors must stay vigilant with their belongings as it is a popular pickpocket haunt. The eateries can be pretty expensive but just strolling around this vibrant and visually exciting area will delight visitors, and there are plenty of great photo opportunities.

Rosenborg Castle

The attractive Dutch Renaissance-style Rosenborg Castle was designed by King Christian IV and served as his home until he died in 1648. Today, the castle is an important cultural institution and acts as a public museum detailing the history of Denmark's royal family. It also acts as a repository for the Danish Crown Jewels and royal regalia, which are kept in the castle cellars and can be viewed by the public. The castle's treasures are arranged chronologically by era, allowing some insight into the history of the monarchy. Although opulent, the castle also feels surprisingly personal and intimate for a royal residence. The magnificent castle gardens are a welcome retreat from the city's hustle and bustle. The Rosenborg Castle will delight anybody interested in the royal family or the history of Denmark.

Bornholm

Sometimes referred to as the Pearl of the Baltic, Bornholm is wildly popular as a holiday destination for people from Sweden, Poland, and Germany. Often overlooked by visitors from the US and UK, tourists enjoy the island's sunny beaches and natural beauty. It's loved for activities like sailing, fishing, camping, and hiking. The Almindingen Forest is among the largest in Denmark, while Dueodde boasts some of the best sandy beaches in the Baltic. Numerous small towns have their own attractions, including Gudhjem's sunrises and charming winding streets, the jazz festival at Allinge, and the bustling markets and local beers of Svaneke. The biggest town on Bornholm is Rønne, which is where most ferries disembark, and features pretty 19th-century architecture and a collection of museums, shops, and restaurants.

 The Little Mermaid Statue

The Little Mermaid sits on a rock at the Langelinie Harbor and is one of Copenhagen's biggest tourist attractions. The sculpture was built in 1913 and enchants over a million people visitors every year. At only about four feet (1.25m) high, she is small and seems to be in her true element when the waves crash against her rock. The sculptor Edvard Eriksen modeled the head after ballerina Ellen Price. The statue is beautifully executed and fits so well into its natural surroundings that it may take a moment to notice it. Of course, Hans Christian Andersen's story of 'The Little Mermaid' is beloved the world over which goes some way to explaining the popularity of this wistful artwork.

Christiansborg Palace

When sightseeing in Denmark, the Christiansborg Palace is a gem for lovers of architecture and history. A winter snowfall adds to its romantic fairytale appearance. This major attraction's appeal is further enhanced by the presence of ruins dating as far back as 1167 AD, when it existed as Absalon's Castle. The complex consists of several different buildings, centered round a Neo-Baroque core and is home to important institutions: the Danish Parliament, the Prime Minister's Office, and the Supreme Court. The royal family uses the palace church, the Royal Reception Rooms, and the Riding Ground Complex. From the front steps of the main castle there are also some stunning churches within easy viewing distance. This attraction embodies the essence of Danish history, architecture, and royalty. It is best to do a guided tour of Christiansborg Palace as, although the state rooms and everything else are very impressive, there is not much information available. A guide will enrich the visit by explaining the historical, cultural, and political significance of what visitors are seeing.

Legoland Billund

The original Legoland Park, is a holiday must for children visiting Denmark. Opened in 1968, it plays host to numerous visitors from all over the world and is conveniently situated next to the original Lego factory. The features are divided into 'Worlds', including Denmark's iconic Miniland as well as Duplo Land, Imagination Zone, Legoredo Town, Pirate Land, Polar Land, and the Knights' Kingdom. With a legendary selection of rides, shops, and eateries, Legoland Billund has something to offer everyone in the family and is a must-do for families on holiday in Copenhagen. Some rides, like Pirate Water Falls, are closed when temperatures drop below a certain point. The admission costs vary because there are so many different ticket options, including season passes, family tickets, multiple pre-booked online ticket options, as well as ordinary gate prices. Check the website for these details to work out the best deal for your group as the costs given below are just a guideline.