2023 NCL Prima Cruise - London to Iceland with Larry Gelwix Norway Explorer Cruise

Dates June 25-July 6, 2023
Destination London, England; Brussels, Belgium Amsterdam, Netherlands; Day at Sea - Norway Bergen, Norway Geiranger, Norway Alesund, Norway Isafjordur, Iceland Akureyri, Iceland Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration 12 days 11 nights
Price From 2,159
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We invite you to come sail with Larry Gelwix, the Get-Away Guru to explore the most scenic Coastlines next spring visiting England, Belgium, Netherlands, Norway, and Iceland!

We’ll create magical memories on this journey of mythological lore, fascinating history, and extraordinary beauty with the Norwegian Cruise line and their new super ship, The Prima — the first in a new class of ships designed to elevate every expectation. 

Savor every bite of chocolate and live your very own fairytale in Zeebrugge with numerous enchanting castles to explore. Known as the Venice of the North, travel back in time on a gondola through Amsterdam’s Amstel River where you’ll discover mansions and guild buildings from the Golden Century. Kayak the serene waters of the fjord that fronts Ísafjörður, where majestic seabirds flock in the summer to raise their young. Then visit Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik, and venture into the picturesque Thingvellir National Park — a UNESCO World Heritage Site offering mountains surrounding a vast, wildflower-carpeted lava field. Head to the park’s geyser area where you’ll see hissing springs, bubbling pools, and other geothermal phenomena.

The term bucket list cruise is getting overused, but we feel this one really deserves the name.

*Crusie tours may have more than 1 motorcoach on transfers and shore excursions, based on enrollment.

*While the physical activity on this tour (walking distances) is not great, the days are full with touring from breakfast to dinner time with "down-time" only in the evening.

To complete the experience be sure to add on the London City Pre Tour.   This iconic city never disappoints its visitors.  See all details by clicking on "TOUR INCLUDES" tab above.  

Highlights of the Tour:

  • Hosted by Larry Gelwix, The Get A-way Guru for the whole cruise including provided shore excursions, along with local guides
  • Private "Group Only" shore excursions in many ports
  • Pre Tour of London!  Don't miss the boat, start your vacation early
  • Licensed,  insured, and bonded travel agency with 60 years of experience!!  IT MATTERS!

Tour ID # 9223F24

To Book This Tour, Contact your favorite Morris Columbus Travel advisor or the Group Tour Manager listed below:

Megan Shouse, Tour Manager
Tel: (801) 483-6171

Email - mshouse@morrismurdock.com

Day 1 & 2, Saturday and Sunday, June 24-25,2023

Flight from Home City • London, England

Today you'll depart from your home cities and fly overnight to London, England.  Be sure to arrive in the morning to have the needed trip to transfer to the port city of Southampton.  We will plan a gathering of the group tonight on board and sail away north to Belgium.

Protected from the frequent storms of the English Channel by the Isle of Wight, Southampton has survived a turbulent history to serve as a principal port of the United Kingdom today. Pay homage to one of the most famous ships to sail these shores at the Mayflower Memorial.

Meals : Dinner, In-flight
Day 3: Monday, June 26, 2023

Brussels / Bruges (Zeebrugge), Belgium

The ultimate European city, Brussels has tons of museums, fountains, gardens, and great shopping. Stroll the Old Town area to see St. Hubert Arcades and its shops, as well as Butchers' Street with its plethora of restaurants and cafes, and the Grand Place with its Baroque guild houses. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4: Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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 but a few of the sights that await your arrival. Explore more of Amsterdam on a European cruise

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5: Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Sea Day

Today is yours to explore the many highlights of this exciting new ship!  

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6: Thursday, June 29, 2023

Bergen, Norway

View this lovely and charming Norwegian city from your cruise ship and you'll see how the city is nestled between seven mountains, seven fjords and the North Sea. The Norwegian King resided here, and many historical events took place in this busy port. These events come alive when you amble down the old streets of Bryggen, past picturesque, wooden buildings and the Romanesque-style St. Mary's church. Explore more of Bergen on a European cruise!

** Private Group Excursion Package: Bergen City Tour - $ Price Pending 

Discover historic Bergen on your guided walk through the old city. This includes a city walking tour past the University Library, Botanical Gardens, Grieg Hall, built in the shape of a grand piano, and the park where many of the city’s art museums are located. Cross Bergen’s main square, Torgalmenningen, with the Seamen’s statue. We'll continue on to the famous Fish Market on your way to Bryggen Hanseatic Quarters. This is a lively area with artists, shops, and a great variety of restaurants and pubs. Before reaching Bergen’s oldest street, Ovregaten Street, you'll pass by St. Mary’s church, one of the outstanding Romanesque churches in the country.

Bergen has seven mountains and on this tour, you’ll take the funicular to the top of Mt. Florien, approximately 1,050 feet above the city. The ride takes about five to eight minutes and travels at a 26-degree incline. At the summit, be prepared for magnificent views of the city, harbor, and countryside, weather permitting.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7: Friday, June 30, 2023

Geiranger, Norway

A quaint village nestled in a valley in western Norway, Geiranger grants a respite to remember. Visitors come from all over to explore the fjord and its gorgeous views of nearby waterfalls, mountainscapes, and charming farms.

** Private Group Excursion Package: Geiranger Fjord -$ Price Pending 

The Geiranger shore excursion begins at the Flydalsjuvet viewing platform. From here, the majestic view of the leafy green valley below will take your breath away. It’s a great spot to take some photos, so remember to bring your camera!  Next, we’ll head to Dalsnibba Mountain which rises 1,500 meters above the fjord to enjoy more of the area’s spectacular scenery.

The Geiranger shore excursion also includes a visit to Flydal Gorge, one of the most photographed sights in Norway. From the bottom of the 80ft gorge, we can admire the view of Geirangerfjord behind us.

To reach the final stop, we’ll drive on the Ørnevegen, the Eagle’s Way. This section of road twists and turns up the mountainside in 11 hairpin bends. We then arrive at the Seven Sisters Waterfall. The story goes that the seven streams are all unmarried sisters who dance playfully with ‘The Suitor’, the waterfall across the fjord who flirts from afar.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8: Saturday, July 1, 2023

Alesund, Norway

One of Norway's most beautiful towns, renowned for its Jugend-style architecture and art nouveau style. Cruise visitors will immediately notice Ålesund's unique layout, as it is built on islands extending to the sea, and offers scenic views of fjords and the Sunnmore Alps. Ålesund is the fishing capital of Norway. Explore more of Ålesund on a European cruise!

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9: Sunday, July 2, 2023

Day at Sea

Today the group will get a well-deserved rest from your busy touring schedule.  Enjoy the many public rooms and enjoy a Sunday devotional for those who'd like to join us.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10: Monday, July 3, 2023

Isafjordur, Iceland

As the largest town in Iceland’s remote Westfjords’s region, Ísafjörður is a magnet for outdoor enthusiasts. Boasting an enchanting fjord ideal for watersports and a mountainous landscape brimming with opportunities for hiking, biking, horseback riding and more, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Originally a church site and a 16th-century trading post, the town of Ísafjörður is home to wonderful museums and historic sites for those wishing to learn about the region’s rich heritage and local culture.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11: Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Akureyri, Iceland

Nestled along the shores of one of the most breathtaking fjords in Iceland, Akureyri is the nation’s second-largest urban area and a center of Icelandic folk culture. Visit the museums, hike along the extraordinary vistas or explore the botanical gardens. Shop in one of the charming boutiques and then catch a glimpse of the most northerly 18-hole golf course in the world. After you’ve worked up an appetite, feast on some Nordic specialties like smoked lamb and fresh fish, and then indulge in an Icelandic fried pastry.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12: Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Reykjavik, Iceland

There's a good reason that Iceland is considered a photographer's dream destination. Its terrain is visually stunning, offering views of lava flows, hot springs, unspoiled nature – and colorful, fascinating cities like Reykjavik. The world's most northerly capital brings together quaint villages, exciting museums, a flourishing music scene and restaurants that rival Europe's finest. Explore more of Reykjavik on a European cruise!

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 13:Thursday, July 6, 2023

Reykjavik, Iceland - Flights Home

Today we'll transfer to the international airport for our flights home with memories to last a lifetime.

Meals : Breakfast

Included:

  • 11 Day Cruiseon the beautiful NCL Prima
  • Meals and entertainment on board
  • Cruise Port Taxes 
  • Larry Gelwix, Tour Host to ensure smooth sailing
  • Document package

Not Included:

  • Round-trip air from home city to London, home from Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Cruise Taxes and fees of $191.31
  • Transfers to and from the ship $ Pending
  • Optional shore excursions in ports - (Both Cruise lines offered and private group tours with 25 booked)
  • Travel Insurance ** HIghly recommended 

Payment Terms:

  • $500.00 deposit per/person due at time of booking
  • Final payment due February 25, 2023
  • Read our Terms & Conditions

Optional Pricing: *Subject to availability

  • Inside Cabins from $2159.00
  • Outside Cabins from Call for pricing
  • Balcony Cabins from $3,118.00

Pre Tour and Shore Excursions:

  • 2 night London Pre Tour with Transfers $
  • Bergen City Tour $
  • Geiranger Tour $

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London Pre Cruise - June 22 - 25, 2023      $

Thursday and Friday, June 22 and 23, 2023 – USA to London, England

Depart the US and travel overnight to London.  Upon arrival, we’ll enjoy a panoramic city tour by bus getting familiar with the area and sites.  You’ll have time to rest from your travels before we enjoy a welcome dinner together and have a chance to review our upcoming adventures.

Saturday, June 24, 2023 – Full day touring London

Today you enjoy a full day tour of London Town seeing the many iconic and historical places we’ve known since childhood.  We will visit the Tower of London, see the changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, and awe at the beautiful Westminster Abbey.  (B)

Sunday, June 25, 2023 - London (Southampton), England

Today you will have a little free time today for a morning stroll or to rest up from travel before checking out of our hotel and making out way to the port city of Southampton to board our awaiting ship.