Check-in at 05:15 hrs at Malta International Airport for your Air Malta flight departing at 07:20 hrs arriving in London Heathrow at 09:45 hrs. Upon arrival in London, you shall be met by a local representative who will guide you to your bus for the transfer to Southampton port for check in formalities to board the Norwegian Spirit. Once on board and settled in your cabin, enjoy the freedom and the All-Inclusive concept of this beautiful and welcoming Norwegian ship. You are guaranteed the best of service by the friendly and attentive staff of board, who will do all possible to make you’re coming cruise vacation a one to remember.
On your first day at sea, you have the perfect opportunity to familiarize yourself with the numerous facilities on board. The ship itself is a great experience, the perfect blend of world-class amenities and classic style. Treat your taste buds to a selection of exquisite cuisine or enjoy that favourite cocktail at your special spot on board. The choice is yours.
Newhaven is your gateway to Edinburgh. From its gnarled, gothic spires to the formidable hilltop castle, Edinburgh has a unique allure. Make sure you pack your walking shoes. Stroll along the medieval Royal Mile to the Palace of Holyroodhouse to see the abbey and Queen Mary’s chambers. Savour the old town’s marvellous Georgian and Victorian architecture. Marvel at the impressive Edinburgh Castle, high on its volcanic crag with a fabulous view. Visit St. Giles’ Cathedral where John Knox once preached. Leave enough time to rest your legs at one of Edinburgh’s seaside restaurants to enjoy fresh salmon, scallops, lamb and prime Angus beef.
Invergordon lies in a particularly beautiful part of the Highlands of Scotland. The village lies near the head of a Firth or Fjord on an arm of the North Sea, and is surrounded by mountains and gentle rolling farmland. Nearby Inverness referred as the ‘Highland Capital’, crowned by a pink-turreted castle, gives you the pure feel of Scotland. You may wish to join one of the excursions to Loch Ness and the Urquhart Castle Ruins. You will follow Scottish lore along Loch’ Ness, into the ruins of an old castle, and through the countryside of Inverness. While the monster’s existence may be debated, what can’t be argued is the stunning scenery along the steep shores of Loch Ness and the sweeping hills and farms of rural Scotland.
This starkly beautiful island holds many ancient treasures like the mysterious Standing Stones of Stenness and the 5,000-year-old village of Skara Brae, which was discovered with the furniture and indoor drains preserved. Make sure to visit the striking trio of St. Magnus Cathedral, the nearby ruins of the Earl’s Palace and Bishop’s Palace. After touring, stop in a pub to chow down on salmon or lamb dishes with the locals and ask them about the wide range of Kirkwall’s specialty items, which includes cashmere, whiskey and crafts.
Cruise ships follow the River Clyde into the centre of one of the most exciting cities in Great Britain.
Greenock is the gateway to Glasgow, showcasing a mixture of architectural gems, from ancient castles and a magnificent 12th century cathedral, to the urban chic of revitalised neighbourhoods featuring cutting-edge bars and restaurants. Glasgow’s top attraction, the Burrell Collection, was amassed by wealthy industrialist Sir William Burrell before it was donated to the city. It’s now housed in a prize-winning museum in the Pollok Country Park. This idiosyncratic collection includes everything from Chinese porcelain and medieval furniture to paintings by Renoir and Cézanne.
Exploring Belfast is a treat for urban fans. The city is rife with trendy cafes, restaurants, and nightlife, yet it also boasts a lovely historical district. Whilst the city is packed with things to do, rural landscapes are within a short reach. Belfast, the major Northern Ireland city, today free from the mayhem that once was, has done a terrific job in both disassociating from her past and creating a thriving positive perception. Witness signs of the “The Troubles”, a period from the late 1960's to the mid-1990's, when Irish Nationalists and British Loyalists clashed on the city streets. See the famous shipyard where the ill-fated Titanic was built and then glimpse the hope and aspirations of today’s political and economic climate. North Sea Canal. Ijmuiden is a small town that functions mainly as a gateway to Amsterdam, being only 26 km away. Affectionately known as the “Venice of the North,” Amsterdam is actually situated below sea level and built entirely on stakes driven into the ground. The Anne Frank House, The Hague and a Delft Blue Pottery Factory are just a few of the sights that await your arrival.
A wealthy port city since the 19th century, Liverpool is noted for its rich architectural heritage, diverse communities and innovative infrastructure, as well as being the birthplace of The Beatles. The history of the city as one of the world’s greatest seaports unfolds at The Merseyside Maritime Museum, and the exhibitions at The Beatles Story take you on a journey through the lives and times of the Fab Four. You can see the Royal Liver Buildings, home to the first passenger lines to America, and continue on past stained-glass cathedrals and other historic landmarks. Visit the Cavern Club, where The Beatles played numerous times and stop at Penny Lane to have your photo taken beside the famous street sign. The many galleries, theaters and museums make Liverpool a cultural capital.
Ireland’s thriving yet elegant capital sits at the mouth of the River Liffey. Dublin is thought to be almost a thousand years old, but the city has transitioned well into the 21st century. Easily navigated by foot, the city’s 44 square miles and cobble stoned streets speak to its storied history of patriots and writers. As you meander through Dublin’s ancient streets, you’ll see St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the country’s largest church, where St. Patrick is said to have baptized converts around 450 AD. You’ll also pass Dublin Castle, the seat of English rule for seven centuries then, stroll the green lawns and cobbled squares of Trinity College, as you explore the best of Ireland’s capital city. However, no visit to Dublin would be complete without some shopping at O’Connell Street and a pint (or two) of Guinness at one of the city’s many pubs.
Ringaskiddy is your gateway to Cork, a city brimming with history and culture and is located in one of Ireland’s most stunning settings. Situated on the River Lee, which splits into two channels, Cork’s city centre is split into islands. Bridges crisscross the city leading to many intriguing landmarks, including the gorgeous Gothic revival St. Fin Barr’s Cathedral, with its spiking spires and grimacing gargoyles, as well as the Tower at the Church of St. Anne, considered a symbol of the city-look for the 11-foot weather vane, a salmon, at the top. You’re also five miles away from the Blarney Castle. Head to the top of the castle and kiss the world-famous Blarney Stone whilst lying on your back with your head tilted backward. Doing so gives you the gift of the gab, or the gift of eloquent speech.
Located along the English Channel, Portland is divided into two areas: north and south. The south end is where extensive stone quarries lie, a resource important to the region. Portland is the gateway to the intriguing sites of Stonehenge and the beautiful city of Salisbury. Salisbury Cathedral is one of the finest medieval churches and contains a remarkable range of monuments, including the oldest working clock in Britain and an original copy of the Magna Carta, whilst the circle of Stonehenge is one of the most intriguing and ancient sites in England. Situated on a vast plain, the site is truly impressive - shrouded in magic and mystery. Back on the ship; enjoy your last evening on board this lovely ship. You will be instructed to leave your luggage outside your stateroom by midnight, as these will be then transported early morning ashore by the ship’s crew.
Ship docks in Southampton at 05:00 hrs. You will disembark the ship early in the morning in order to be transferred from Southampton port in time for your return flight from London Gatwick departing at 11:55 hrs and arriving in Malta at 16:00 hrs.
- Return Air Malta flights including 23Kgs Checked-In Luggage & Hand Luggage
- Transfers Airport/Port/ Airport
- 11-night British Isles Cruise onboard the Norwegian Spirit on Premium All-Inclusive Plus
- All Meals & Drinks
- Daily entertainment and use of onboard facilities
- Airport, Port taxes & fuel surcharge
- On board Gratuities
- Meet & assist on arrival at airport and disembarkation
- Protection by the Insolvency Fund
- Travel Insurance (optional), but highly recommended
- Excursions bookable on board