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 3,118
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Cruise with Getaway Guru®, Larry Gelwix

We invite you to come sail with Larry Gelwix, Getaway 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.

*Please note that while the physical activity on this tour (walking distances) are not significant, the days are full of 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, Getaway 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. 

** Private Group Excursion Package: Brussels City Tour $132 per person

Join us on this excursion to discover the history and legends of the bucolic city of Bruges as our excursion begins with a walking tour through the city with our local guide.  We explore the medieval alleys and look at the red brick houses of Gothic architecture. We’ll enjoy a boat trip on the canal before a lunch break with shopping time.  This afternoon we will visit the lace museum that charts the history of lacemaking from its 16th-century origins to the evolution of different strands of the craft across different geographies, including Bruges before taking the scenic drive back to the ship.

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. 

** Private Group Excursion Package: Amsterdam City Tour $120 per person

Today we’ll get a true insider’s view of Amsterdam on our group excursion.  We’ll take our bus from the cruise ship through the scenic town to see the 17th-century “Rembrandt Windmill” before entering the city center for our walking tour.  We’ll stroll around the city with our knowledgeable local guide. Along the way, we’ll stop and learn about some of the major sites that make this city one of the most popular tourist destinations.  We will enjoy a one-hour canal cruise to be sure we see all there is to see.  At the end of the tour, you can either return to the ship or enjoy free time in the city making your own way back at your leisure.

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: Berger & Hardanger Fjord Tour$150.00 per person

The Hardanger Fjord is one of the favorites among the many Norwegian fjords. It’s the 3rd largest fjord in the world and the 2nd largest in Norway. A scenic drive takes you by the fortress of Bergenhus, King Hakon's Hall and the Rosenkrantz Tower. Pass by the buildings of the Hanseatic period and the fish market of Bergen. Continue to the Bjornefjord, where you’ll have a short drive along the fjord with lovely views of islands and snowcapped mountains in the distance. A short ferry ride takes you from Hatvik to Venjanesetand where you continue your scenic drive to the Hardanger Fjord – the queen of the fjords. Near the village of Norheimsund, you'll make a stop for lunch and continue to the Steinsdal Waterfall. Here, the water falls away from the cliff enabling you to walk underneath without getting wet.

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.

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!

** Private Group Excursion Package: Alesund Tour$155.00 per person

Journey from Norway’s fjords into the mystical heart of troll country on this full-day shore excursion from Alesund. Drive along the spectacular fjords, stopping to visit the village of Sjøholt, the strawberry-growing town of Valldal, and the Gudbrandsjuvet gorge. Then enjoy incredible views of the Stigfossen waterfall and the King, Queen, and Bishop Mountains from the Trollstigen plateau, and hear stories about Norway’s mythical trolls as you zigzag down the hair-raising steep Troll Road (Trollstigen). See the Trollveggen (Troll Wall), the highest vertical rock face in Europe, before traveling back to Alesund.

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!

** Private Group Excursion Package: Reykjavik Golden Circle Tour$155.00 per person

The Golden Circle is among Iceland's most popular routes, and you'll get to experience it for yourself on this scenic tour. Your Reykjavik tour takes you to some of Iceland's incredible natural attractions that will provide you with memories that will last a lifetime. If you want to make the most of your time in Reykjavik, book your tour now. The popular tourist route needs no introduction. The loop is home to several attractions including Strokkur, Gullfoss, and Thingvellir National Park. Strokkur is an amazing sight to behold: The geyser shoots up a water column that reaches almost 100 feet! This occurs every 4 to 8 minutes, so you'll have plenty of chances for a photo. Here, you will have about an hour to relax or purchase lunch. Another stop is Gullfoss, the majestic Iceland waterfall with a drop of more than 100 feet; you can stand next to it for a quick photo. You will also visit Thingvellir National Park, where you'll be able to see exactly where Eurasian and American tectonic plates pull apart little by little each year.

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 the time of booking
  • Final payment due February 25, 2023
  • Read our Terms & Conditions

Optional Pricing: *Subject to availability

  • Inside Cabins from Call for pricing
  • Outside Cabins from Call for pricing
  • Balcony Cabins from $3,288.00

Pre-Tour and Shore Excursions:

  • 2-night London Pre Tour with Transfers $749.00 Per person
  • Brussels City Tour $132.00 Per person
  • Amsterdam City Tour $120.00 Per person
  • Bergen & Hardanger Fjord Tour $150.00 Per person
  • Alesund Tour $155.00 Per person
  • Reykjavik Golden Circle Tour $155.00 Per person

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London Pre Cruise - June 22 - 25, 2023      $749.00 Per Person/Double

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.