June 14-27, 2019 "Celebrity Reflection" - 13 Night Cruise/Land Package - Dublin - Amsterdam
Cruise Map & Itinerary
|Fri, 6/14/2019||Arrive Dublin, Ireland||Boarding||Overnight|
|Sat, 6/15/2019||Dublin, Ireland||Docked||5:30 PM|
|*Sun, 6/16/2019||Belfast, N. Ireland (UK)||7:00 AM||6:30 PM|
|Mon, 6/17/2019||Liverpool, England (UK)||7:00 AM||7:00 PM|
|Tue, 6/18/2019||Cork (Cobh), Ireland||11:00 AM||Overnight|
|Wed, 6/19/2019||Cork (Cobh), Ireland||Docked||7:00 PM|
|Thu, 6/20/2019||At Sea Cruising||All Day|
|**Fri, 6/21/2019||Dover, England (UK)||7:00 AM||7:00 PM|
|Sat, 6/22/2019||Paris (Le Havre), France||7:00 AM||Overnight|
|Sun, 6/23/2019||Paris (Le Havre), France||Docked||11:59 PM|
|Mon, 6/24/2019||At Sea Cruising||All Day|
|Tue, 6/25/2019||Bruges (Zeebrugge), Belgium||7:00 AM||5:00 PM|
|Wed, 6/26/2019||Amsterdam, NL (disembark)||6:00 AM||Overnight at Hotel|
|Thu, 6/27/2019||Depart Amsterdam Hotel||At Leisure|
* = Father's Day ** = Summer Solstice (longest day of the year)
Please note itineraries may change as conditions warrant by the Cruise Line
Daily Detailed Itnerary
*= Exclusive Events open to all Group members
Day 1 (Fri, 6/14/19)
Arrive Dublin, Ireland (Boarding/Overnight on Ship)
Aye, Ireland welcomes you warmly with a 100,000 welcomes as you arrive into Dublin International Airport (DUB)! After collecting your luggage and clearing customs meet your driver for an easy 30-minute ride to the Dublin Cruise port to board your ship, Celebrity Reflection, for the next 12-days. The Cruise port is only a couple of miles from Dublin Center City so will have plenty of time today to check out this historic and vibrant city. We highly recommend having a meal and toasting a beverage of choice in an authentic Dublin Pub with live music tonight. The Temple Bar area is lots of fun!
Welcome and look forward meeting you soon and toasting to a great trip!
*FYI, if you wish to arrive into Dublin a day or two beforehand to see more of this great city and /or visit the beautiful Irish countryside just let us know as we have discounted pre-nights available at great hotel (we plan on doing this ourselves).
Day 2 (Sat, 6/15/19)
Dublin (Docked) – Ship Departs @ 5:30pm
The historic city of Dublin is yours to explore until your ship departs at 5:30pm
Dublin - Easily navigated by foot, the city’s 44 square miles and cobblestoned streets speak to its storied history of patriots and writers, the latter of which includes: Joyce, Yeats, Wilde, and Beckett. Must-sees include Trinity College, St. Stephen’s Green Park, Newgrange, Dublin Castle, the National Museum of Ireland and the James Joyce Cultural Centre. However, your Dublin tour is not complete without a pint (or two) of Guinness and an afternoon-into-evening spent in one of the city’s many pubs and throw in a tour and tasting at the Jameson Irish Whisky distillery.
* Once onboard meet us at our hospitality desk for some goodies and then on to the Sunset bar (aft) for our Sail-Away group toast to another great adventure as we sail from Dublin!
Day 3 (Sun, 6/16/19 – Father’s Day)
Belfast, Northern Ireland - Docked 7:00AM to 6:30PM
Hi Dads! Welcome to Belfast, the Capitol of Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland is one of 4 sovereign states or countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Also called the UK, England, Wales and Scotland are the other 3 countries that make up the UK.
Belfast, has undergone an enormous transformation in recent years and the city is now experiencing a tourism renaissance. Today, this city has done a terrific job in both recovering from her tumultuous recent past and creating a thriving, positive public image. With new cultural quarters—the Cathedral Quarter, the Gaeltacht Quarter, the Queen’s Quarter and the Titanic Quarter—the former linen and shipbuilding epicenter is a flourishing community that blends industry with culture. Here, where the Titanic was so carefully built, you can see beautifully restored Victorian architecture, indulge retail therapy at a fabulous shopping center, and enjoy the quintessentially Irish experience at the lively waterfront, which is a friendly hub of live music, overflowing pubs and modern art.
FYI, Today, you’ll need to exchange your money for British Pounds Sterling (GBP) (can easily do this at a bank ATM after disembarking the ship) for onshore cash purchases today but save your pounds as will need this same currency when visiting Liverpool and Dover, England later in the cruise.
Day 4 (Mon, 6/17/19)
Liverpool, England - Docked 7:00AM to 7:00PM
Welcome to Jolly Ole England! England is famous for; The Royal Family, Shakespeare, Fish and Chips, Football (soccer), pubs, afternoon tea and of course the Beatles (The lads from Liverpool)!
With a history that dates back more than 800 years, Liverpool has been a major port for centuries. The awe-inspiring architecture, and amazing restaurants are just the beginning of this exciting city. The art scene is probably best known for the Beatles, and you can visit where it all began for them. The amazing galleries, theatres and museums make Liverpool a cultural capital. This is a very fun port city that is easy to walk so know you will have a great time!
Day 5 (Tue, 6/18/19)
Cork (Cobh), Ireland - Docked 11:00AM to Overnight
Today we dock overnight so have plenty of time and options for; a long day trip to the Irish countryside and coast, play golf, shop and of course enjoy a pint or two and some hearty Irish pub food this evening with traditional Irish music at your leisure.
Cork: Affectionately referred to as ‘The real capital of Ireland’, Cork is a musical and resilient place where tradition and modernity often meld; where live music and local pride are the order of the day. Navigate Cork’s hilly streets and discover the melody of Ireland’s most talkative citizenry with their signature gift of gab. The seaside town of Cobh is located on the south coast of Ireland in County Cork and is considered one of the world’s most noteworthy, natural harbors. For history buffs, Cork is also a great find. Ring the Shandon Bells inside the 300-year old tower of St. Anne’s Church. Admire the French Gothic spires of St. Finbarre’s Cathedral and stroll through 17th-century alleys surrounded by the River Lee. Ireland’s second city is fast becoming one of Europe’s most playful destinations.
Day 6 (Wed, 6/19/19)
Cork (Cobh), Ireland (Docked) – Ship Departs @ 7:00pm
Today you’ll have more time to explore Cork and the Irish Country side. For the foodies, we suggest lunch at the famous Cork English Food market to sample Irish meats, fish, delicacies and cheeses. Afterwards check out the local artisans and witness their skills in the arts of weaving and cutting crystal. Cork is filled with the lore, tradition, and good cheer of Ireland at its best.
FYI, The famous Blarney Castle is just outside of Cork and worth a visit to this famous landmark of legend. For over 200 years, world statesmen, literary giants, and legends of the silver screen have joined the millions of pilgrims climbing the steps to kiss the Blarney Stone and gain the gift of eloquence. Its powers are unquestioned but its story still creates debate.
Day 7 (Thu, 6/20/19)
At Sea Cruising
Our first day at sea and onboard. Today is a great day to relax, explore the ship at leisure and let the crew pamper you. Perhaps a spa service, game of bingo or meal in a specialty restaurant or all of these are yours to enjoy today?
*Tonight, and every night onboard you are invited to join your hosts and fellow travelers for optional group dining in the main restaurant at 6:00 pm followed by a show in the theater.
*Day 8 (Fri, 6/21/19)
Dover, England - Docked 7:00AM to 6:00PM
The world renowned stunning "White Cliffs" of Dover were made even more famous in a song. Today, over 20 million people a year pass through Dover, mostly on there way to France, Belgium or London. Dover dates back more than 4,000 years and the city is rich in history and places of interest. From Dover Castle, perched on the white cliffs, to the Church of St. Mary the Virgin consecrated in 1253, Dover is not a town to just "pass through". For nature lovers, a walk on the coastal trail on the White Cliffs is highly rated and recommended.
*Today we celebrate Summer Solstice, the longest day and shortest night of the year so will have maximum daylight in Dover to enjoy your activities. Join us for special toast onboard at sunset this evening around 9:30pm as we welcome the Summer season and honor this celebrated, special day in this ancient land while sailing to France through the famous English Channel. Cheers to being together on this great Journey!
Day 9 (Sat, 6/22/19)
Paris (Le Havre), France - Docked 7:00AM (overnight)
Bon Jour and welcome to France! Le Havre’s prime location between Honfleur and Normandy offers a huge range of options. It’s a gateway to the beaches that witnessed the bravery of D-Day and to the coasts and countryside that inspired so many artists. It’s also a good place to visit for its art galleries and cafes, and it offers a relaxing alternative to the half-day commute into Paris.
Paris – (2.5-hour ride) The allure and romance of Paris are legendary. This capital city of France is home to innumerable museums, such as the Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, Musée Picasso and Musée Rodin, parks and gardens, including the Tuileries Garden on the banks of the Seine and the Left Bank Luxembourg Garden, as well as monuments such as the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe.
*Today we’ll have an optional, private all-day motor coach tour to Paris today (limit is 45 passengers) to enjoy/explore the City of Lights. Will include a city tour but also free time to enjoy lunch, attraction, mass at Notre Dame Cathedral, activity, museum and / or shopping on your own before boarding an elegant dinner boat cruise on the Seine River for an unforgettable meal & evening viewing the famous Paris famous landmarks and buildings at Sunset and illuminated at night.
Il n'est rien de réel que le rêve et l'amour. ~ Translation: "Nothing is real but dreams and love."
Cost of this full day private Paris tour/dinner cruise is approximately $250-$300 per person so thank you for letting us know if you’re interested as cost will be determined by number of people and reservations will be based on who signs up first. Paris is 2.5-hour travel time one way so will be a long but fun day and great introduction or welcome back to Paris!
Day 10 (Sun, 6/23/19)
Paris (Le Havre), France – Docked, Ship Departs @ 11:59PM
Day 2 of your overnight stay onboard your ship in Le Havre, France. If you visited Paris on the first day then we highly suggest a visit to the Normandy and Omaha Beaches to see and learn first-hand of the history and experiences of DDAY Invasion that turned the tide of World War II. Can also visit some nice charming towns on the French Coast line that inspired the French Impressionist painters. A visit to the awe-inspiring abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel a UNEXSCO World Heritage site and one of France’s most stunning sites is also worth a visit (pictured here).
Day 11 (Mon, 6/24/19)
At Sea Cruising
After a busy two days of exploring France enjoy another day at sea as we sail the English Channel on our way to Belgium. Today, we suggest trying a specialty restaurant onboard (reservations recommended).
*Group dining, group activities (volleyball, sports games and bingo), entertainment and casino available.
Day 12 (Tue, 6/25/19)
Bruges, (Zeebrugge), Belgium – Docked 7:00AM – 5:00PM
Bruges has the distinction of being Europe's best-preserved medieval city and Belgium's most popular tourist destination, a veritable 13th-century 'open air museum'. It is a small town with lots of character and charm, with postcard-perfect cobbled streets and a maze of waterways inviting exploration by foot, horse-drawn carriage or canal boat.
Bruges is also a shoppers and foodie’s dream location. From diamonds, lace and art to chocolate, beer, waffles and frites, (chips or French fries) everyone will find something delightful in Bruges.
*Last Day onboard! Wear and strut your outfits you purchased during the cruise to our last dinner together for a fun fashion show. Be ready to have more fun and dance the night away onboard like it’s 1999 to finish off the final evening of this fantastic cruise!
Day 13 (Wed, 6/26/19)
Disembark Ship - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Arrival: 6:00AM (overnight Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre by Cruise Port
This morning we disembark at Amsterdam Cruise Terminal at leisure and simply walk across the dock to store your luggage until your guest room is ready at the Movenpick Hotel located at the Cruise dock.
The hotel is within short walking distance of the Amsterdam Central Train Station where you can easily pick up a canal boat cruise, tour bus or public transportation to explore this wonderful city. The old city is also very walkable.
Amsterdam, the beautiful capital of the Netherlands, has the wonderful atmosphere of a 17th-century city combined with the contemporary character of a modern metropolis. It is a treasure chest of superb architecture and is famous for its canals and extraordinary museums. Highlights include the towers and steeples, considered to be some of the city’s loveliest features. The top sights not to miss include: Anne Frank House (reservations needed), Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum of Dutch masters and a boat ride through the canals, red light district and fun coffee shops.
FYI, Post night stays are available if you wish to explore more of Amsterdam and the rest of the Netherlands. Otherwise, if this is your last night of your vacation make it a fun one as lots of great restaurants and nightlife in this vibrant cosmopolitan city.
Day 14 (Thu, 6/27/19)
Depart Amsterdam at leisure (or stay a day or two longer if you wish with our preferred hotel rates)
“Afscheid Nemen”= Dutch saying for So long, farewell. After a hearty breakfast at the Movenpick Amsterdam hotel it is time to say goodbye and take the 30- minute motor shuttle to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) for your return flight home.
Thank you for joining us! We wish you a smooth journey and hope you had a life changing and amazing experience and are returning home with new friendships and great memories!
Until our next adventure together: May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of his hand. Cheers!
FYI, we do have post room nights blocked at the Movenpick so if wish to extend your stay to see more of Amsterdam and explore the beautiful Dutch Countryside Windmills and fishing villages like we plan on doing just let us know and we’ll assist with your plans.
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