12 Night British Isles Cruise on Jewel of the Seas from Amsterdam, Netherlands Holyhead, Wales, Aerial View of South Stack Lighthouse
The 12 Night British Isles Cruise from Amsterdam, Netherlands visits Edinburgh (S. Queensferry), Scotland; Glasgow (Greenock), Scotland; Dublin, Ireland; Liverpool, England; Holyhead, Wales; St. Peter Port, Guernsey; Dover, England; Amsterdam, Netherlands. Explore our cruise itineraries and choose from a variety of rooms depending on your needs and budget. Start planning your next cruise vacation by selecting a destination and departure port.
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12 Night British Isles Cruise
Itinerary Overview
Explore Jewel of the Seas
Day 1 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Day 2 - Cruising
Day 3 - 4 - Edinburgh, Scotland
Day 5 - Cruising
Day 6 - Glasgow (Greenock), Scotland
Day 7 - Dublin, Ireland
Day 8 - Liverpool, England
Day 9 - Holyhead, Wales
Day 10 - Cruising
Day 11 - St. Peter Port, Guernsey
Day 12 - Dover, England
Day 13 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Holyhead, Wales, Aerial View of South Stack Lighthouse
An aerial view of the South Stack lighthouse in Wales
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12 Night British Isles Cruise

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Leaving from
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Onboard
Jewel of the Seas
Day Port
1
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Departs at 5:00 PM
2
Cruising
Day at sea
3 - 4
Edinburgh, Scotland
7:00 AM from Day 3, 7:00 AM - Day 4, 10:00 PM
5
Cruising
Day at sea
6
Glasgow (Greenock), Scotland
From 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7
Dublin, Ireland
From 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8
Liverpool, England
From 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9
Holyhead, Wales
From 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10
Cruising
Day at sea
11
St. Peter Port, Guernsey
Tendered from 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
12
Dover, England
From 6:45 AM - 4:00 PM
13
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Arrives at 6:00 AM
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Your ship Jewel of the Seas

Your ship
Jewel of the Seas
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Jewel of the Seas, Exterior View, Caribbean and European Cruise Destinations
Exterior view of Jewel of the Seas Cruise With Destinations in Puerto Rico, Antigua, Barbados, and more
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Jewel of the Seas
After a day spent wandering new shores, dive into a world of thrills on Jewel of the Seas®. Scale the Rock Climbing Wall or catch a film on the poolside screen. Grab your playbill for West End to Broadway and raise a glass at Vintages. It's time to go all-in on adventure.

DECKED OUT FOR ADVENTURE

Discover countless ways to spend your days between ports, like fuelling friendly competition in a round of mini golf and taking adventure to new heights on the Rock Climbing Wall. If you're after laid back lounging, catch a film on the poolside screen or check into Vitality℠ at Sea Spa and Fitness Centre.

DIG INTO DARING

Whether you're sipping wines from around the world at Vintages, savouring freshly rolled sushi at Izumi, indulging in prime steaks at Chops Grille℠ or sitting down to a five-course epicurean adventure at Chef's Table, you're bound to find flavours as thrilling as the shores you'll explore.

NOT THE SAME OLD SONG & DANCE

Travel from London's West End to New York City in West End to Broadway, a cross-continental celebration of music theatre productions. And journey from ancient Atlantis to colourful India in the celestial show City of Dreams. On this ship, every show's a hit.

Day 1: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Day 1
Amsterdam
Netherlands
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Amsterdam, Netherlands Dancing Houses
The Amsterdam dancing houses over Amstel river in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Things to do in
Amsterdam
Departs at 5:00 PM
Amsterdam delivers a sensory overload – from its welcoming gezellig Dutch spirit to the clinking of bicycle chains and tulips of every colour. This is where 17th-century Golden Age estates meet gritty Red Light District alleys, all woven together by an elaborate system of canals. Stand amidst the bustle of Dam Square and pick fresh blooms at Bloemenmarkt. See where celebrated painter Rembrandt once worked and admire his masterpieces at Rijksmuseum. Nibble on Gouda amid the greenery of Vondelpark – or relax in one of the city’s quirky coffee shops. Here it’s easy to let go and give in to romantic adventures.
Amsterdam, Netherlands Boat Ride
Glass top boat ride along the canals of Amsterdam, Netherlands

CRUISING FOR A PERUSING

No visit to Amsterdam is complete without a boat ride along its picturesque maze of canals. Gain a unique perspective of the city’s UNESCO-listed Canal Ring district as you float under historic bridges and past gabled mansions – whether in a glass-topped tour boat or in your own hired pedal boat.
Amsterdam, Netherlands Van Gogh Museum
The Van Hogh museum

GOGH FOR THE ART

Enter the world-renowned Van Gogh Museum to explore the life and greatest works of the Dutch post-impressionist painter, Vincent Van Gogh. Home to the world’s largest collection of paintings by the artist, this inspiring space houses many of his famous self-portraits and paintings, like The Potato Eaters and Sunflowers.
Amsterdam, Netherlands Anne Frank Statue
A statue of Anne Frank in Amsterdam, Netherlands

JOURNAL TO THE PAST

Relive the harrowing story of young Jewish teenager Anne Frank, whose diary entries during World War II became one of the best-selling books of all time. Step inside the annexe where she lived in hiding with her family, viewing the converted museum exhibitions that detail their time in Amsterdam.
Amsterdam, Netherlands Stroopwafels
Stack of fresh Stroopwafels with honey and coffee, in a shop in Amsterdam, Netherlands

LOCAL CUISINE

Amsterdam delivers a mix of Michelin-rated restaurants, canal-side cafes and quintessential 'Brown Bar' pubs. Hit a street market for herring sandwiches, syrup-filled stroopwafels or fries slathered with mayonnaise. You can’t go wrong with stamppot (veggie mashed potatoes) or bitterballen (fried meatballs). And if you’re thirsty, sip jenever (Dutch gin) – or taste beer at the Heineken Experience.
Amsterdam, Netherlands Flower Market
Tulips for sale at a flower market in Amsterdam, Netherlands

SHOPPING

De Bijenkorf has been the city’s most famous department store since 1870. Daily open-air markets span the city, including the aromatic Flower Market. Browse jewellery shops and boutiques amongst The Nine Streets – or pick up cannabis-inspired goods in the Red Light District. Also be sure to take home the region’s legendary blue Delft pottery.

Day 2: Cruising

Day 2
Cruising
At Sea
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Family Celebrating a Hole in One
Family Playing Mini Golf on Liberty of the Seas
PLAY ANY WAY YOU LIKE
Father and Son Playing Basketball On Board
Father and Son Playing Basketball in the Sports Court

Sports Court

Whether it's a game of one-on-one or an all-out tournament to fuel your competitive fire, our Sports Court is just the spot for basketball and volleyball action.
Navigator of the Seas Adventure Ocean
Girl Playing with Dolls at Adventure Ocean

Adventure Ocean®

'Are we there yet?' is a thing of the past. We keep every child entertained with games, events, age-appropriate activities and more in our award-winning Youth Program.
Solarium Sunset Whirlpool
Solarium Sunset Whirlpool

Solarium

Slip away to this adults-only indoor and outdoor retreat. The Solarium is your slice of paradise, with soothing whirlpools, warm sunshine and a refreshing water mist.
Spa Couples Massage
Couples Getting Massage at Vitality Spa

Spa & Fitness Centre

A luxurious sanctuary offering signature treatments, medi-spa services and a full-service salon to make you glow from the inside out. Browse our spa menu for pricing.

Day 3 - 4: Edinburgh, Scotland

Day 3 - 4
Edinburgh
Scotland
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Edinburgh (S. Queensferry), Scotland, Edinburgh Castle
The Edinburgh Castle on Castle Rock in Edinburgh, Scotland
Things to do in
Edinburgh
7:00 AM from Day 3, 7:00 AM - Day 4, 10:00 PM
Edinburgh is home to hills, history and haggis. It attracts over one million international visitors annually, making it the U.K.'s second most popular tourist destination. Explore Edinburgh's Old Town. Here, you'll find Edinburgh Castle, perched atop the dormant volcanic cliff of Castle Rock — the spot has been a defense outpost since the second century A.D. Then, head to St. Giles Cathedral, an elaborate Gothic church that served as a focal point of the Scottish Reformation in the 1500s. The city's New Town is equally worth a visit during your Edinburgh cruise. Peruse the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, and climb the Scott Monument for sweeping views of the city.
Edinburgh (S. Queensferry), Scotland, Edinburg Castle
A close up view of the Edinburgh Castle in Scotland

Climb Castle Rock

Edinburgh Castle dominates the city's skyline from its position on Castle Rock. You can check out the free views outside. But there are many exciting paid exhibits inside, too, including the Crown Jewels, the Great Hall, the National War Museum and the Stone of Destiny.
Insider tip
Admire the views of Edinburgh Castle from Princes St Gardens, Calton Hill and Grassmarket.
Edinburgh (S. Queensferry), Scotland, National Museum of Scotland
Interior view of the National Museum of Scotland

Be a Wise Guy

Edinburgh is full of opportunities for learning. It's free to visit the National Museum of Scotland, with exhibits on everything from dinosaurs to medieval decorative art. The free Writers' Museum celebrates Sir Walter Scott, Robert Burns and Robert Louis Stevenson. For other educational stops, check out the Surgeons' Hall Museum and the Museum of Childhood.
Insider tip
If the timing coincides with your visit, definitely do a free walking tour with Little Fish Tours or SANDEMANs.
Edinburgh (S. Queensferry), Scotland, Victoria Street
Colorful buildings lining Victoria Street in Edinburgh, Scotland

Follow in Harry's Footsteps

Harry Potter fans will know all about Edinburgh's place in the creation of the much-loved books. Cruise to Edinburgh and head to the Elephant House and Spoon Cafes, where Rowling wrote parts of her first book. Greyfriars Kirkyard's gravestones inspired some of the characters' names, and colorful Victoria Street was the inspiration behind Diagon Alley. There's also the luxurious Rowling Suite at the Balmoral Hotel.
Edinburgh (S. Queensferry), Scotland, Haggis Neeps and Tatties
A plate of haggis, neeps and tatties in Scotland

Local Cuisine

Be brave and try Scotland's signature dish: haggis. It's a savory pudding of meat (sometimes liver and heart), oats, onions and spices — and yes, it's cooked inside a sheep's stomach, but it serves more as a sausage casing than anything else. Not feeling up for the experience? Try one of the city's many upscale farm-to-table eateries, where you'll find dishes like local lamb served along daikon radishes and woodruff, a wild herb.
Edinburgh (S. Queensferry), Scotland, Tartan Cloth
A rack full of tartan cloth kilts in Edinburgh, Scotland

Shopping

Harry Potter fans need to visit Diagon House or Galaxy. You can also pick up a tartan or cashmere keepsake at one of the Royal Mile's many souvenir stores, including the House of Edinburgh. For unique jewelry, prints and gifts handmade by indie designers from the U.K. and abroad, visit Hannah Zakari during your cruise.

Day 5: Cruising

Day 5
Cruising
At Sea
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Crusted scallops - Giovanni's Table
Oven baked almond crusted scallops w/red bell pepper pesto served at Giovanni's Table. Cruise fine dining Italian Restaurant
LET THE FLAVOR FEST BEGIN
Chefs Table - Dining Room
Welcoming dining room with special dishes & spectacular wines. Fine dining at the best vacation cruise restaurant Chefs Table

Chef's Table

Welcome to Chef’s Table, the most exclusive and elevated dining experience on our fleet. Join an intimate group of fellow foodies on a private epicurean journey led by the ship’s Chef de Cuisine. You’ll sit down to a white tablecloth dinner spotlighting five exquisite courses that range from scallop carpaccio with yuzu vinaigrette, to grilled filet mignon served with truffle potato puree — each expertly paired with the perfect wine to highlight every flavor on the menu.
Main Dining Room Mozzarella Salad
A mozzarella salad at the Main Dining Room

Main Dining Room

In the Main Dining Room, you can experience flavors that take you from Jamaica to Jaipur, a rotating menu of delicious dishes always offering something unexpected. A multi-level restaurant that in the morning is the perfect spot to enjoy a hearty brunch paired with refreshing mimosas, at dinnertime transforms into a world class dining experience with a menu that invites you to taste your way around the world course by course.
Cafe Latte Tudes Barista Designing with Milk Foam
F&B, Drinks, cocktails; beverage package, 2016 Beverage shoot, Cafe Select Coffee Card, cream being poured into cup of coffee in decorative pattern,

Café Latte-tudes

When you find yourself craving a steaming hot cuppa, Café Latte-tudes has just what you need. From a nice breakfast blend to get you going to an after-dinner cappuccino or macchiato, you’ll find all your favorite sweets and specialty coffee beverages at this cozy cafe.
Room Service Bottle Glass
Room Service Bottle Glass Champagne and Strawberries

Room Service

Want to savor a meal in the comfort of your stateroom? Order delicious in-room dining any time — day or night. Tuck into breakfast in bed with a fresh omelet or a steaming stack of pancakes. Or enjoy an intimate date night in after a long day of adventure onboard and ashore. Room service makes it easy to treat your taste buds without having to set foot outside your door.

Day 6: Glasgow, Scotland

Day 6
Glasgow
Greenock, Scotland
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Glasgow (Greenock), Scotland, City View
City view of Glasgow, Scotland
Things to do in
Glasgow
From 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Heralded as one of the world's friendliest cities, Glasgow is Scotland's cultural capital. It's also Scotland's biggest city, surpassing even Edinburgh. Glasgow experienced a cultural boom from the 18th to 20th century, giving birth to the ornate Victorian and Art Nouveau architecture you see here today. With your Glasgow, Scotland cruise check out Killingrove Art Gallery and Museum in the city's West End. You'll encounter everything from the remains of prehistoric mammals to mind-bending Dali paintings. Explore the city's deeper history in the East End, where you'll find Glasgow Cathedral, a monument of 12th-century Gothic design. Glasgow is also a UNESCO City of Music — stop into one of the 130 music events that are held here each week at venues like the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.
Glasgow (Greenock), Scotland, Kelvingrove Museum Glasgow University
View of Kelvingrove Museum and Glasgow University in Glasgow, Scotland

Get Artsy

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is Glasgow's (and Scotland's) finest museum, with over 8,000 pieces from artists like Monet, Van Gogh and Rembrandt. Glasgow's Gallery of Modern Art is known for its contemporary collection. There's also the Centre for Contemporary Arts, the Burrell Collection and Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery.
Insider tip
Depending on your time, itinerary and preferences, Glasgow is less than one hour by bus from Edinburgh.
Glasgow (Greenock), Scotland, Riverside Museum
A vintage ship docked next to the Riverside Museum in Glasgow, Scotland

Hang by the Riverside

Late architect Zaha Hadid designed the Riverside Museum, which won European Museum of the Year Award in 2013. It houses the former — and beloved — Museum of Transport's collection, which includes trams, rockets, locomotives, prams and more. There's also The Tall Ship, a restored 19th-century sailing ship with maritime-themed exhibitions.
Insider tip
Always have correct change if taking a public bus, as many drivers won't have (or give you) change.
Glasgow (Greenock), Scotland, Acoustic Performers
Two musicians performing an acoustic show

Vibe in the Live Music

Glasgow is Scotland's home for live music. Check out Stereo, a local favorite with good food and almost daily performances. On the Southside, head to the the Glad Cafe, an eatery, music venue and arts space. Or head to the popular venue/pub Blackfriars.
Glasgow (Greenock), Scotland, Haggis Dish
A white plate with haggis and gravy

Local Cuisine

Glasgow's cuisine is inspired by the traditions of Scottish fare. Try haggis — a savory pudding of meat, offal, oats and spices — with its traditional accompaniment, neeps and tatties (local parlance for turnips and potatoes). Cruise to Glasgow, Scotland and head to the districts north of the River Clyde to explore the city's budding gastronomic scene. Farm-to-table spots serve up inspired takes on Scottish flavors, like rabbit terrine flavored with prunes and Laphroaig or confit duck leg with barley risotto.
Glasgow (Greenock), Scotland, Pocket Watch
A pocket watch on a chain

Shopping

Buchanan Street is Glasgow's shopping hub. Head to the Buchanan Galleries for designer fashions and Princes Square for stylish boutiques during your cruise. Explore Glasgow's Style Mile in the city center, which has everything from independent boutiques to flagship stores. Janet and John in Glasgow's West End neighborhood stocks art, stationery, Celtic jewelry and home wares from many Scottish designers.

Day 7: Dublin, Ireland

Day 7
Dublin
Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland, Trong Tower of Dublin Castle
View of the Trong Tower of the Dublin Castle in Dublin, Ireland
Things to do in
Dublin
From 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
With nearly half of the population under 25 years old, Dublin is a youthful city full of energy and creativity. Experience a Dublin, Ireland cruise to find many young residents getting festive at one of the city's 1,000 pubs, restaurants, and bars. But besides being the life of the party, Dublin is a city steeped in history. Walk the cobblestone streets of the lively Temple Bar neighborhood — dating back to medieval times, today the district is a hub for art institutes, pubs and boutique shops. Cross Ha'Penny Bridge, built in 1816, and head to the National Museum of Ireland, where you can see the famous Book of Kells and artifacts from ancient Celtic history.
Dublin, Ireland, Dark Irish Stout
A glass filled with a dark Irish stout beer

A Proper Pint

Ireland's No. 1 tourist attraction is the Guinness Storehouse. With seven floors of interactive experiences, the end reward is a perfectly poured pint at the world-famous Gravity Bar. If beer isn't your thing, visit the Jameson Distillery for a 40-minute tasting tour of Ireland's best-selling Irish whiskey.
Insider tip
Dublin is famous for its colorful Georgian doors, which can be found around Fitzwilliam and Merrion Squares.
Dublin, Ireland, Malahide Castle
Frontal view of the Malahide Castle in Dublin, Ireland

Toast the Past

Dublin has a long history, beginning with the Viking raids in the 9th and 10th centuries. Explore the city's past at attractions like Malahide Castle, which dates back to the 1100s and houses a complex walled garden. Check out St Patrick's Cathedral, another 12th century built in dramatic Gothic style.
Insider tip
Several companies offer fantastic daily free walking tours around Dublin city center.
Dublin, Ireland, Fallow Deer
A fallow deer in Phoenix Park in Dublin, Ireland

Play in a Park

Dublin has many open green spaces. Phoenix Park, which is the largest enclosed public park in any European capital city. It's home to a herd of fallow deer, Dublin Zoo, gardens and Ashtown Castle. St Stephen's Green is another option, as is the National Botanic Gardens.
Insider tip
Don't worry if rain is in the forecast — most of Dublin's biggest attractions are inside.
Dublin, Ireland, Typical Breakfast
A typical Irish breakfast on a white plate

Local Cuisine

There are almost too many choices for dining in Dublin, from Michelin-starred restaurant to character-filled pubs. To fuel up for you adventure, take down a plate of beans in spiced tomato sauce with toast, topped with a fried egg — the dish is often paired with black pudding, a traditional type of blood sausage.
Dublin, Ireland, Clover Leaf Pendant
A clover leaf pendant souvenir from

Shopping

Dublin's two main shopping streets are O'Connell and Grafton Streets. For a unique souvenir, visit Avoca for clothes, accessories, wool blankets and home wares. The Ireland-only store still uses the wool mill where it all began in the 1700s. The Irish Design Shop also stocks home wares, jewelry and gifts.

Day 8: Liverpool, England

Day 8
Liverpool
England
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England Liverpool City Centre Three Graces
England Liverpool City Centre Three Graces
Things to do in
Liverpool
From 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
The United Kingdom's fourth largest city, Liverpool has been a major port for centuries. This shows in its vast variety of architectural styles, including Tudor, Georgian and Victorian. Liverpool is also a cultural capital with much to offer.

Day 9: Holyhead, Wales

Day 9
Holyhead
Wales
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Holyhead, Wales, View of Cliffs
Coastal cliffs at South Stack in Wales
Things to do in
Holyhead
From 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
The largest town on the isle of Anglesey in Wales, Holyhead is all about outdoor adventures and ancient history. Separated from mainland Wales by a narrow channel, the town's international port is just a short two-hour ferry ride from Dublin. Cruise to Wales and stroll through Holyhead's ancient town centre, built around Saint Cybi's Church, which dates back to 550 AD and was built on the site of the Roman fort Caer Gybi Roman. Walk along the still-standing fort walls, or head just outside town for some coasteering – an adventure along the sea cliffs that involves light rock climbing, sea cave exploration and (for the brave) even a dive into the waves.
Holyhead, Wales, Breakwater Park Stone Hut
A stone hut at Breakwater Park in Holyhead, Wales

Throw It (Way, Way) Back

Immerse yourself in all things historic and prehistoric in Holyhead. After you've seen the Roman-era fort walls and the church dating back to 550 AD, head to even more ancient sites – there's a neolithic burial chamber at Trefignath, a mile and half outside town, and a group of Bronze-Age huts on the south slope of Holyhead Mountain.
Insider tip
Driving is the best way to reach South Stack and Holyhead Golf Club.
Holyhead, Wales, View from Holyhead Mountain
The view of Holyhead and the harbor from the top of Holyhead mountain

Park It

Holyhead Breakwater Country Park has something for everyone. Check out the wildlife and industrial exhibitions, then explore the Rocky Coast and the lake Llyn Llwynog. The park offers access to both South Stack island and Holyhead Mountain, and walks here are perfect for families.
Insider tip
Be prepared with extra layers — Britain's coastline is known for being windy and a bit chilly year-round.
Holyhead, Wales, South Stack Lighthouse
The South Stack Lighthouse in Wales

Get on Island Time

South Stack is an island located off the Holy Island coast. It's famous for its lighthouse, which you can visit by crossing a footbridge. South Stack's cliffs support large colonies of seabirds – catch a glimpse of the puffins from Ellin's Tower with your Irish Sea cruise.
Holyhead, Wales, Welsh Griddle Cake
Four welsh griddle cakes on a blue and white plate

Local Cuisine

Holyhead's dining scene is impressively eclectic. Head to Wavecrest Cafe for traditional Welsh griddle cakes, and hit up the Harbourfront Bistro for modern British cuisine, with lots of local seafood and slow-cooked lamb and beef. Interested in Indian cuisine? Locals love Nuha Tandoori.
Holyhead, Wales, Traditional Home Souvenirs
Miniature traditional homes souvenirs

Shopping

Head to the streets lining the Old Harbour or take the drive to nearby Anglesey to find independent boutiques stocked with unique souvenirs and giftware. Seek out distinctive finds at vintage furniture stores. Pick up locally made decorations for your home or kitchen as many cruise ship visitors do. There's even a traditional watch and clock shop if you're looking to upgrade your timepiece.

Day 10: Cruising

Day 10
Cruising
At Sea
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Casino Royale Navigator of the Seas Baccarat Hardware
Casino Royale Navigator of the Seas Baccarat Hardware
NIGHTS YOU'LL NEVER FORGET
Schooner Bar Seating Area
AN, Anthem of the Seas, Schooner Bar, lounge, piano, ship rigging decor, screens in back,

Schooner Bar

Wrap up your night at Schooner Bar, where perfectly mixed cocktails and live entertainment come together in a warm-lit nautical-themed lounge. Cozy up in a seat under the mast, by the portholes, or right by the gleaming grand piano. The sing-along's about to being.
West End to Broadway Cruise Show, Performers on Stage, Jewel of the Seas
Performers on stage during the West End to Broadway Cruise Show on Jewel of the Seas

West End to Broadway

Savour every note as you travel from the Big Apple across the pond in West End to Broadway, a cross-continental celebration of music theatre production.
Movie Screen at Night
Outdoor Movie Screen by the Pool

Outdoor Film Nights

Watch newly released films and major sporting events the way they were meant to be seen – on a 20.4 m2 outdoor film screen above the main pool area. On selected ships.
Vintages Couple Having Dinner
Couple Enjoying a Bottle of Wine

Vintages

Whether it’s malbec, merlot, riesling or pinot grigio, you’re sure to find all your beloved reds or whites at Vintages wine bar. From France to California, the wide world of wine is well-represented through extensive partnerships with top winemakers, including some exclusive bottles you won't find anywhere else.

Day 11: St. Peter Port, Guernsey

Day 11
St. Peter Port
Guernsey
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St. Peter Port, Channel Islands, View of harbor
View of the Saint Peter Port harbor in the Channel Islands
Things to do in
St. Peter Port
Tendered from 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Europe's prettiest harbour town is home to over 800 years of history. St Peter Port's cobblestoned streets, picturesque marina and historic attractions make it a perfect destination for everyone. Start your day by stepping back into time at Castle Cornet, a fortress dating back to the 1200s – perched atop a hill, the castle offers panoramic views of the harbour. Then, explore Hauteville House, home to French writer Victor Hugo. You can see Hugo's statue as you stroll through Candie Gardens, a Victorian public garden full of brightly coloured flowers and fish ponds. Or find a charming seaside cafe to relax in with a fresh crab sandwich and watch the fishing boats go by.
St. Peter Port, Channel Islands, Castle Corney Interior
The interior of Castle Cornet in Saint Peter Port, Channel Islands

Scale the Castle

The royal fortress of Castle Cornet has kept the town and harbour of St Peter Port safe for eight centuries. Explore the historic battlements and enjoy breath-taking views towards the other islands. Then, wander the four formal gardens recreated in period styles from 17th to 19th centuries.
Insider tip
If you visit in October or November, you'll end up eating cheaper because of the Tennerfest, a popular food festival, where restaurants put out set menus.
St. Peter Port, Channel Islands, Archives Building
The Island Archives building in Saint Peter Port, Channel Islands

Literature Meets Architecture

Walk the halls of the Hauteville House, which was once home to the 19th-century French writer Victor Hugo. From the third-floor lookout, you can see panoramic views of the channel and the architecture of St Peter Port. The Guernsey Island Archives, one of St Peter Ports's most distinctive buildings, is right next door.
Insider tip
Take a cycling tour to explore the island in a fun, active way. There are several types of tours for all fitness levels.
St. Peter Port, Channel Islands, Victorian Candie Gardens
The Victorian Candie Gardens flowers in Saint Peter Port, Channel Islands

Sweet as Candie

Stroll the charming cobblestoned streets of St Peter Port's old town up to Candie Gardens. Once the formal gardens of a private home, they're now open for the public to enjoy. The tearoom has lovely views over the town and across to neighbouring islands. You'll also find the Guernsey Museum and Art Gallery here.
St. Peter Port, Channel Islands, Crab Cake Sandwich
A crab cake sandwich with a side of french fries and cole slaw

Local Cuisine

St Peter Port's location in the Channel Islands makes it the perfect place to taste both British and French food. Enjoy a fresh crab sandwich from one of the many beach side stalls, or stop into a chip shop for classic British fish and chips. Head to an upmarket restaurant on the pier for higher-end fare like roasted sea bass with lime and ginger or pan-fried brill filet with lemon butter.
St. Peter Port, Channel Islands, Antique copper cans
Antique copper cans

Shopping

Head to the Old Quarter for your share of antique shops and locally crafted goods, including traditional copper milk cans and jumpers made from much-loved Guernsey wool. With many family-run businesses, no two shops are alike. Or check out High Street, lined with small boutiques, gift shops and larger, well-known shops.

Day 12: Dover, England

Day 12
Dover
England
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Dover, England, White Cliffs
View of the white cliffs of Dover
Things to do in
Dover
From 6:45 AM - 4:00 PM
Dover is England's place of poetry. Immortalized in Matthew Arnold's "Dover Beach," this port town in County Kent holds remnants of England's ancient past. See Richborough Roman Fort — founded after the Romans invaded Britain in 43 A.D., it became a shore fort when the Saxons took it over in the year 277. Check out Dover Castle, a medieval fortress dating back to the 11th century, where you can see the Roman Lighthouse or climb the Great Tower. Cruise to Dover, England and be sure to explore the White Cliffs of Dover — an iconic piece of the British landscape that witness both the Roman invasion and the return of forces from Dunkirk in World War II.
Dover, England, White Cliffs
Aerial view of the white cliffs of Dover, England

Walk the White Cliffs

The chalk composition of the White Cliffs of Dover gives them their stunning natural appearance. Walk along the cliff top to soak in the views of the busy English Channel and French coast. Or carry a book in your back pocket and wander aimlessly through a field of green.
Insider tip
Remember to bring extra layers year-round if walking along the White Cliffs of Dover.
Dover, England, Dover Castle Aerial
Aerial view of Dover Castle in Dover, England

Castle Crawl

Dover Castle dates back to the 11th century. Its Great Tower is fantastically furnished to resemble a medieval court — performers included. The castle is also home to the Secret Wartime Tunnels. Built during Napoleonic times, the tunnels were used until the end of WWII, where you can now find exhibits inside tracing their history.
Insider tip
It's fortunately very easy to walk between Dover sights, so don't worry about hiring a vehicle.
Dover, England, Bronze Age Tools
An assortment of five different bronze age tools

Museum Medley

Dover Museum is free, with exhibitions on Dover's history from the Stone Age to the Saxons and the town's growth since medieval times. Then, there's the award-winning Bronze Age Boat Gallery, which is home to the world's oldest known seagoing boat. The Dover Museum Shop is also stocked with souvenirs such as postcards and figurines.
Dover, England, Grilled Shrimp
Grilled shrimp on a black board

Local Cuisine

Dover's dining options range from traditional, no-frills eateries to hip urban bistros. Naturally, seafood is a specialty — try shell-on local king prawns or whitebait, lightly battered and fried golden-brown. Cruise to Dover, England and head to a pub for English fish pie, with smoked cod, haddock or halibut in bechamel sauce with mashed potatoes, covered in flaky puff pastry.
Dover, England, Porcelain China
Assorted porcelain china cups and plates

Shopping

The Vintage Bubble, located inside The Wrong End of Town, is Dover's only handmade and personalized gift shop. It stocks gifts for everyone (including pets), with handmade home furnishings and an extensive collection of wooden toy boxes. Head to Pebbles Kiosk for Dover souvenirs or De Bradelei Wharf for an outlet shopping center during your England cruise.

Day 13: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Day 13
Amsterdam
Netherlands
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Amsterdam, Netherlands Tulip Field
Traditional old buildings and tulips in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Things to do in
Amsterdam
Arrives at 6:00 AM
Amsterdam delivers a sensory overload – from its welcoming gezellig Dutch spirit to the clinking of bicycle chains and tulips of every colour. This is where 17th-century Golden Age estates meet gritty Red Light District alleys, all woven together by an elaborate system of canals. Stand amidst the bustle of Dam Square and pick fresh blooms at Bloemenmarkt. See where celebrated painter Rembrandt once worked and admire his masterpieces at Rijksmuseum. Nibble on Gouda amid the greenery of Vondelpark – or relax in one of the city’s quirky coffee shops. Here it’s easy to let go and give in to romantic adventures.
Amsterdam, Netherlands Boat Ride
Glass top boat ride along the canals of Amsterdam, Netherlands

CRUISING FOR A PERUSING

No visit to Amsterdam is complete without a boat ride along its picturesque maze of canals. Gain a unique perspective of the city’s UNESCO-listed Canal Ring district as you float under historic bridges and past gabled mansions – whether in a glass-topped tour boat or in your own hired pedal boat.
Amsterdam, Netherlands Van Gogh Museum
The Van Hogh museum

GOGH FOR THE ART

Enter the world-renowned Van Gogh Museum to explore the life and greatest works of the Dutch post-impressionist painter, Vincent Van Gogh. Home to the world’s largest collection of paintings by the artist, this inspiring space houses many of his famous self-portraits and paintings, like The Potato Eaters and Sunflowers.
Amsterdam, Netherlands Anne Frank Statue
A statue of Anne Frank in Amsterdam, Netherlands

JOURNAL TO THE PAST

Relive the harrowing story of young Jewish teenager Anne Frank, whose diary entries during World War II became one of the best-selling books of all time. Step inside the annexe where she lived in hiding with her family, viewing the converted museum exhibitions that detail their time in Amsterdam.
Amsterdam, Netherlands Stroopwafels
Stack of fresh Stroopwafels with honey and coffee, in a shop in Amsterdam, Netherlands

LOCAL CUISINE

Amsterdam delivers a mix of Michelin-rated restaurants, canal-side cafes and quintessential 'Brown Bar' pubs. Hit a street market for herring sandwiches, syrup-filled stroopwafels or fries slathered with mayonnaise. You can’t go wrong with stamppot (veggie mashed potatoes) or bitterballen (fried meatballs). And if you’re thirsty, sip jenever (Dutch gin) – or taste beer at the Heineken Experience.
Amsterdam, Netherlands Flower Market
Tulips for sale at a flower market in Amsterdam, Netherlands

SHOPPING

De Bijenkorf has been the city’s most famous department store since 1870. Daily open-air markets span the city, including the aromatic Flower Market. Browse jewellery shops and boutiques amongst The Nine Streets – or pick up cannabis-inspired goods in the Red Light District. Also be sure to take home the region’s legendary blue Delft pottery.

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