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August 03 - 15, 2017

Northern Europe

Antwerp to Honfleur

The Six-Star Crystal Symphony

Join Roberta and Arnold Salob on this memorable cruise!

An inclusive two-night trip to Paris caps this voyage rich with tradition and culture and art, including overnights in Antwerp, Edinburgh (a highlight is seeing the world-renowned "Tattoo Festival") and Amsterdam.

For even more good times, join Roberta and Arnold on both this and the following cruise, Honfleur to London, back-to-back! (Note: The 2-Day Paris Land Program cannot be included when doing the back-to-back cruises)

All this, plus Roberta and Arnold's exciting bridge program!

Participation in our fun-filled bridge groups is available only by booking direct with us at Bridge Holidays LLC

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO BOOK THIS CRUISE:
Call us at: 516.626.9000 or 800.807.7009
Fax: 516.626.7255
E-mail: cruises@bridgeholidays.com

ITINERARY

August 03

Antwerp, Belgium

August 04

Antwerp, Belgium

August 05

Edinburgh/Queensferry Landing, Scotland

August 06

Edinburgh/Queensferry Landing, Scotland

August 07

Edinburgh/Queensferry Landing, Scotland

August 08

Amsterdam, Netherlands

August 09

Amsterdam, Netherlands

August 10

London/Tilbury, England

August 11

Guernsey/St. Peter Port, Channel Islands

August 12

Honfleur, France

August 13

Honfleur/Paris, France

August 14

Paris, France

August 15

Paris, France

August 03 - Antwerp, Belgium

Embark PM

Antwerp is home to the world's largest diamond industry. Diamonds are mined all over the globe, but they are cleft, sawed, polished, refined and resold in Antwerp. The golden era of Antwerp was the 16th century, from which many of its monuments and architectural highlights date. The famous Brabo fountain, a monument to the city's mythical hero Silvius Brabo, is located in the heart of the city. The city is proud of its artistic heritage, particularly its strong link with Rubens, who was born there and spent most of his life painting in and around the port. Visit his old house, the Rubenshuis, which has been well renovated and serves as a good introduction to the painter's work. Another important piece of Belgium's artistic heritage is the Onze-Lieve-Vrouwe Katedraal, an impressive Gothic structure. This church is home to three fabulous Rubens canvases.

August 04 - Antwerp, Belgium

Depart 5 AM

After leaving Antwerp, enjoy a full day at sea.

August 05 - Edinburgh/Queensferry Landing, Scotland

Arrive 10:30 AM (Note: Arrival and departure times for this port will depend on tidal restrictions.)

Dominated by a medieval castle on a towering crag, Edinburgh is the celebrated capital of Scotland and boasts more than a thousand years of vibrant historical heritage. The Exchange building, the famous Royal Mile featuring St. Giles Cathedral and John Knox House, as well as Palace of holyroodhouse, the Queens official, are only a few of the architectural masterpieces found in this delightful Scottish city.

Your overnight stay gives you an opportunity to join Roberta and Arnold in seeing the awesome "Tattoo Festival"!

August 06 - Edinburgh/Queensferry Landing, Scotland

August 07 - Edinburgh/Queensferry Landing, Scotland

Depart 5 AM

After leaving Edinburgh, enjoy a full day at sea.

August 08 - Amsterdam, Netherlands

Arrive 10 AM

Amsterdam derives its name from a 13th-century protective dam. Itis a beautifully preserved city with quaint architectural styles, priceless art treasures and welcoming people. Many of its wondrous highlights are located within the five concentric canals that gird the city's older neighborhoods and business districts. Whether cruising its waterways or visiting its exquisite galleries and museums, you will discover a wealth of fascinating sightseeing opportunities. A short drive away, characteristic towns preserve their traditional Dutch ways with intricate national costumes, sturdy wooden shoes and purposeful windmills.

August 09 - Amsterdam, Netherlands

Depart 4 PM

August 10 - London/Tilbury, England

8 AM to 7 PM

With a history thought to date to Roman times, Tilbury has long been a center of politics, travel and trade. In 1588, Queen Elizabeth I came ashore on official army-related business, and in 1852, an Act of Parliament initiated the construction of the Tilbury Docks. Four years later, the docks welcomed their first vessel, making Tilbury the main port for London. Indeed, Tilbury is part of the wider Port of London, with the great city itself just 25 miles away. You might take in Tilbury sights such as the Tilbury Fort, originally built by Henry VIII, and the Tilbury Docks, used as a location for the films Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and Batman Begins, before heading off to explore London. Legendary landmarks, including Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, Parliament Square, Whitehall, the Tower of London and the fashionable West End will prove exceedingly fascinating, whether this is your first trip or a long-anticipated reprise.

August 11 - Guernsey/St. Peter Port, Channel Islands

12 Noon to 6 PM

Charming Guernsey, a mere 25 square miles in size, offers a host of enticing visitor attractions. Although geographically closer to France, it has remained staunchly British through the ages. Today, its diverse culture reflects the best of both worlds. Pastel-colored houses rise layer upon layer behind St. Peter Port, the island's picturesque main town. Beyond, you discover a wealth of activities centering around goldsmiths, silversmiths, wood carvers and clockmakers.

Join Roberta and Arnold in tracing the best-selling book about Guernsey during World War II, The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society!

August 12 - Honfleur, France

Arrive 3 AM (Note: Arrival and departure times for this port will depend on tidal restrictions.)

Honfleur's unique character and atmosphere has inspired painters, writers and musicians over the ages. Nestled at the mouth of the Seine River, this small fishing port is renowned for the glorious voyages of discovery by its 17th century mariners, and has blossomed into one of Normandy's most appealing harbors. Honfleur became a center of artistic activity in the 19th century. Eugène Boudin, the painter of stirring seascapes, was born here in 1824 and artists such as Courbet, Sisley, Pissarro, Renoir and Cèzanne have visited Honfleur. Preserved from World War II's destruction, this quaint old Norman town has managed to retain its charm of yesteryear. The "Old Dock," narrow jetty houses, the museums and monuments are witness to a rich heritage of art and history.

Our overnight stay gives you a memorable opportunity to explore the beaches of WWII Normandy with Roberta and Arnold!

August 13 - Honfleur/Paris, France

Disembark AM for Inclusive Two-Day Paris Land Program!

August 14 - Paris, France

August 15 - Paris, France

FARES

All Fares are Per Person, Double Occupancy
(Single fares in Brackets)

Fares are All-Inclusive: All beverages (including wine & liquor), WiFi/internet and gratuities are included.

Port Charge: $450

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Category (Deck) Our Discounted Fares
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(single fares in brackets)
E2 (7)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Large Picture Window (Extremely Limited View)
$ 3,450 ( $ 5,675)
E1 (7)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Large Picture Window (Limited View)
$ 3,450 ( $ 5,675)
D (5)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Large Picture Window
$ 3,450 ( $ 5,675)
C2 (7)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Large Picture Window (Forward)
$ 3,450 ( $ 5,675)
C1 (7,8)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Large Picture Window
$ 3,450 ( $ 5,675)
B2 (8)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah (Forward)
$ 3,950 ( $ 6,425)
B1 (8)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah
$ 3,950 ( $ 6,425)
A3 (9)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah (Forward)
$ 3,950 ( $ 6,425)
A2 (9)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah (slightly limited view)
$ 3,950 ( $ 6,425)
A1 (9)
Deluxe Stateroom w/ Verandah
$ 3,950 ( $ 6,425)
PH (10)
Penthouse w/ Verandah & Butler
$ 12,615 ( $22,825)
PS (10)
Penthouse Suite w/ Verandah & Butler
$ 15,815