12 Night Norway & Iceland Cruise on Jewel of the Seas from Amsterdam, Netherlands Cork (Cobh), Ireland Cityscape
The 12 Night Norway & Iceland Cruise from Amsterdam, Netherlands visits Bergen, Norway; Geiranger, Norway; Akureyri, Iceland; Reykjavik, Iceland; Cork (Cobh), Ireland; 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 Norway & Iceland Cruise
Itinerary Overview
Explore Jewel of the Seas
Day 1 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Day 2 - Cruising
Day 3 - Bergen, Norway
Day 4 - Geiranger, Norway
Day 5 - Cruising
Day 6 - Akureyri, Iceland
Day 7 - 8 - Reykjavik, Iceland
Day 9 - 10 - Cruising
Day 11 - Cork (Cobh), Ireland
Day 12 - Cruising
Day 13 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Cork (Cobh), Ireland Cityscape
Multicolored buildings in Cork, Ireland
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12 Night Norway & Iceland 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
Bergen, Norway
From 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
4
Geiranger, Norway
From 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
5
Cruising
Day at sea
6
Akureyri, Iceland
From 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7 - 8
Reykjavik, Iceland
From Day 7, 2:00 PM - Day 8, 5:00 PM
9 - 10
Cruising
Day at sea
11
Cork (Cobh), Ireland
From 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
12
Cruising
Day at sea
13
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Arrives at 6:00 AM
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Your ship Jewel of the Seas

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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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Girl Climbing the Rock Wall During the Day
Girl Climbing the Rock Wall while Parents Watch
CAN'T-MISS FAVOURITES
Man Arrive on the top of the Rock Wall
Man Climbing Down the Rock Wall

Rock Climbing Wall

Rise to the occasion and take on the signature Rock Climbing Wall. From beginners to speed climbers, everyone can enjoy an unparalleled view from 40 feet above deck. Included in your fare, no reservation required.
Allure of the Seas Mini Golf Course
Allure of the seas, Dunes, golf, games,

Mini Golf

Hit the links on the high seas! Refine your mini-golf game on a green that overlooks a sea of blue. Included in your fare, no reservation required.

Day 3: Bergen, Norway

Day 3
Bergen
Norway
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Bergen, Norway Waterfront homes during winter
Colorful homes lining the coast on a winter day in Bergen, Norway
Things to do in
Bergen
From 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Set against the backdrop of seven mountains, Bergen's natural beauty and historical charm will stop you in your tracks. Stroll through the Bryggen neighbourhood, with its medieval cobblestone alleyways and red, yellow and white painted houses. Take the cable car or a one-hour hike to the top of Mt Floyen, and soak in dramatic views of the city and the surrounding fjords with Norway cruises. Encounter trolls – don't worry, they're only statues – in the Troll Forest. Later, learn why Bergen is a UNESCO City of Gastronomy with a meal at one of the city's forward-thinking restaurants, where chefs prepare cold-water seafood and local produce with modernist techniques.
Bergen, Norway Traditional Homes
Traditional homes in Bergen, Norway

Walk Through History

Wander alongside the wharf and through the narrow alleyways of Bryggen, the oldest part of Bergen. See the colourful UNESCO-listed wooden buildings, preserved or rebuilt in their original medieval style. Curious to find out more about the city's history? Visit the Hanseatic Museum or the Bryggens Museum.
Insider tip
For rainy days, bring an umbrella or raincoat, or head indoors to one of the city's world-class museums.
Bergen, Norway Cable Car
A cable car going up a mountain over Bergen, Norway

Sights From the Summit

Head to the top of Mt Floyen or Mt Ulriken for dramatic views of the city, the fjords and the ocean. The cable car or funicular will take you there in just a few minutes. Want to stretch your legs? Mt Floyen is an approachable one-hour hike up peaceful trails.
Insider tip
September is a great month for foodies to visit Bergen; the summer rush is over, and the season of food and beer festivals begins.
Bergen, Norway Park Pavilion
A park pavilion in Bergen, Norway

Get Cultured

Bergen International Festival, Bergenfest and Bergen Live are among the many yearly festivals held here. Get to know the locals while listening to a rock or jazz band in one of the city's trendy nightclubs. Or indulge in a concert by the world's oldest symphony orchestra in modernist Grieg Hall.
Bergen, Norway Fish Market
An assortment of seafood for sale at a fish market in Bergen, Norway

Local Cuisine

Treat yourself to a Skillingsbolle cinnamon bun for a breakfast. Don't miss the seafood-centric freshness of Bergen fish soup, traditional fish cakes and local king crab. At the dinner hour, head to the Bryggen district, where you'll find higher-end restaurants transforming local ingredients into refined, modern plates.
Bergen, Norway Traditional Rosemaling Plates
Traditional rosemaling plates in Bergen, Norway

Shopping

Bergen is known as the Norwegian shopping capital, so the chances are high that you'll find what you're looking for. Check out one of the department stores – Bergen Storsenter is the largest – or trendy design stores stocked with cool gifts, souvenirs, homewares and fashion by local fashion designers, like Dale of Norway and Oleana.

Day 4: Geiranger, Norway

Day 4
Geiranger
Norway
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Geiranger, Norway, Aerial View
Aerial view of Geiranger, Norway and a fjord
Things to do in
Geiranger
From 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Welcome to the Jewel in the Crown of Norway's fjords. Geiranger Fjord was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005, but the area has been luring tourists since the turn of the 19th century. Take the Waterfall Walk to the heart of the cascades. Climb the Skywalk for Europe's highest fjord view with Norway cruises. Explore Geiranger by bike or on foot, or hop in a raft or kayak for a view from the water. Once you've taken in your fill of mountain air, stroll the quaint village center. Indulge your sweet tooth at the local artisan chocolate shop, or sit back at a cafe with a coffee and a krumkake — a rolled cake with whipped cream in the center — and enjoy the view.
Geiranger, Norway, View From Dalsnibba Mountain
View of a fjord from Dalsnibba Mountain

Airy Adventure

The Geiranger Skywalk, at the top of Mount Dalsnibba, offers unobstructed views of the fjord and the Blabreen glacier, as well as the surrounding mountains. The walk-up stone steps cut into the mountainside are an adventure of their own.
Insider tip
Sit on the Queen Sonja of Norway throne at Flydalsjuvet near the village of Geiranger and enjoy spectacular views.
Geiranger, Norway, Eagle Road
View of the winding Eagle Road in Norway

Ride the Eagle

Eagle Road, named after the eagles traditional to the area, features 11 hairpin bends. The highest point at Korsmyra is 620 metres above sea level. Take a bus tour to the top and enjoy panoramic views over Geiranger, the Geirangerfjord and the Seven Sisters Falls.
Insider tip
Hop on a rib boat for a blood-pumping safari through Geiranger fjord.
Geiranger, Norway, Small Boats Docked At Pier
Multiple small boats docked at a pier in Geiranger, Norway,

Gone Fishing

Take a guided fishing boat, or hire one of your own. The lakes and rivers around Geiranger are brimming with salmon, trout and many other species. A day's fishing licence is a worthwhile investment and will only cost you about 20 Norwegian kroner.
Insider tip
Learn more about the history and culture of the fjords at the Norwegian Fjord Centre, which also sells local delicacies and handicrafts.
Geiranger, Norway, Roasted Tiger Prawns
A plater of roasted tiger prawns

Local Cuisine

Geiranger's restaurants take advantage of both the area's views and its natural bounty, including fish from the river, lakes and ocean and a countryside filled with wild berries and mushrooms. Sample local tiger prawns fried in olive oil. Or try one of the creative craft pizzas that have become trendy here.
Geiranger, Norway, Traditional Bag
Assorted traditional bags in Norway

Shopping

Geiranger has plenty of shops offering traditional Norwegian handicrafts, including wool garments and household and decorative items crafted from local wood. Take home some unique chocolate from Geiranger Sjokolade — a purveyor of handmade chocolate and the first ever chocolate factory to operate from a boathouse.

Day 5: Cruising

Day 5
Cruising
At Sea
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Grilled Veal Chop - Chops Grille
Grilled Veal Chop entree at the specialty, Chops Grille restaurant. Cruise vacation fine dining steaks served table side.
FOR FOODIES
Assorted Sushi Rolls Platter - Izumi, Restaurant
Assorted Sushi Rolls Platter served at Izumi, Japanese Restaurant. One of the best fine dining cuisine on a cruise.

Izumi

Say “Konnichiwa” to a reimagined favorite. Sushi, sashimi and more, all made-to-order with intense flavors, the best ingredients and impeccable presentation.
Grilled Veal Chop - Chops Grille
Grilled Veal Chop entree at the specialty, Chops Grille restaurant. Cruise vacation fine dining steaks served table side.

Chops Grille

For more than a decade, the chefs of Chops Grille have proudly presented quality, hand-cut prime steaks at this hallmark Royal Caribbean restaurant.

Day 6: Akureyri, Iceland

Day 6
Akureyri
Iceland
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Akureyri, Iceland Scenic Landscape
Scenic countryside landscape in Akureyri, Iceland
Things to do in
Akureyri
From 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
For a city of 18,000 residents, Akureyri packs a lively punch. Situated at the head of Eyjafjordur, Iceland's longest fjord, the first thing you'll notice is the backdrop of dramatic snow-covered mountains. Take a stroll through the Old Town and admire the 19th-century turf houses. Sample some authentic Icelandic cuisine, or warm up in the steaming Akureyri Thermal Pool. Around the corner, you'll find Akureyri's basalt church, Akureyrarkirkja, with its striking, futuristic facade. Iceland cruises give you access to stroll through Lystigardurinn, the northernmost botanical garden in the world, and breathe in the fresh air and the scent of wild arctic flowers.
Akureyri, Iceland Flowers at Botanical Garden
Colorful flowers at a botanical garden in Akureyri, Iceland

Stop and Smell the Flowers

Find a wealth of plant life at a stone's throw from the Arctic Circle. At Lystigardurinn, the most northerly botanical garden in the world, you can walk along green pathways lined with colorful, sweet-smelling flowers, and take a look at Iceland's native species, as well as 4,000 foreign plants.
Insider tip
There's a free town bus service on four routes. Look for the yellow buses.
Akureyri, Iceland Laufas Rectory Farm Museum
Buildings at the Laufas Rectory Farm Museum in Akureyri, Iceland

Turf Tour

Take a taxi 23 kilometres to Laufas, where you'll find quaint turf-roofed farmhouses built in the 1860s. They may remind you of the hobbits' houses in 'The Lord of the Rings' – but more importantly, they're a window into how Icelanders once lived.
Insider tip
Several cafés and museums offer free Wi-Fi.
Akureyri, Iceland Blue Water Cave
Clear blue water within a cave in Iceland

Heat It Up

The Akureyri Thermal Pool is one of Iceland's finest. Cruise to Iceland and splash about or relax in the indoor and outdoor pools, which are open year-round. Join the locals for a dip in the geothermal hot spots, the 25-metre pool or the Turkish bath. There are also water slides and a pool for younger children.
Insider tip
It is extremely likely that there will be a festival in town, such as the annual Akureyri Art Summer, Local Food Festival or Akureyri Town Festival.
Akureyri, Iceland Hardfiskur Dried Fish
Hardfiskur dried fish with a side of charcoal bread and butter

Local Cuisine

After sightseeing and bathing, you'll probably have worked up quite an appetite. Luckily, Akureyri has lots of restaurants nestled in its centre. Icelandic cuisine is based on fish, lamb, dairy, root vegetables and herbs. If you're brave enough, try hakarl (fermented shark). Wash it down with a local craft beer or a taste of Brennivin, the traditional schnapps.
Akureyri, Iceland Wool Sweaters
An assortment of wool sweaters at a store

Shopping

You don't need to walk far when shopping in Akureyri: Most shops are in the city centre along Hafnarsteti street and in the Glerartorg shopping centre. You'll find trendy designer brands, fun souvenirs and high-fashion labels. The Icelandic Kroner (ISK) is the official currency, and many shops accept credit cards.

Day 7 - 8: Reykjavik, Iceland

Day 7 - 8
Reykjavik
Iceland
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Reykjavik, Iceland, Aerial View
Aerial view of Reykjavik, Iceland with mountains in the background.
Things to do in
Reykjavik
From Day 7, 2:00 PM - Day 8, 5:00 PM
Reykjavik is the beating heart of Iceland. The city was founded in 1786, but it's also the site of Iceland's first permanent settlement, dating back to 874 AD. Check out the Settlement Exhibition, a combination archaeological ruin and museum based around a 10th-century longhouse, where interactive technology and archaeology reveal historical Iceland. The church Hallgrimskirkja dominates the skyline — admire its distinctive Expressionist-style architecture designed to mirror the nearby mountains and glaciers during your Iceland cruise.
Reykjavik, Iceland
View of the organ inside a cathedral in Reykjavik, Iceland

Reach for the Sky

Hallgrimskirkja Church towers over the city. Hop on the lift to rise 75 metres into the spire, where you'll enjoy panoramic views. In the surprisingly understated interior, you'll find the vast 5,275-pipe organ, upon which an organist performs near-daily concerts.
Insider tip
Take a 30-minute guided tour of the glittering Harpa Music Hall, located on the edge of the port.
Reykjavik, Iceland, The Perlan
View of the Perlan in Reykjavik, Iceland

Worldwide Wonder

Grab the free shuttle bus every half hour from Harpa Music Hall to the Perlan Dome, which reveals the wonders of Iceland through exhibitions that include a man-made ice cave, a planetarium and an interactive glacier show. The observation deck puts your attention on the natural wonders of Iceland, including mountains, geothermal areas, the ocean and a glacier.
Insider tip
Kolaportio Flea Market is housed in an old industrial building by the harbour and offers everything from secondhand clothes to food and knock-off designer goods.
Reykjavik, Iceland, Blue Lagoon
People enjoying the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa in Reykjavik, Iceland

Get Steamy

Built on a lava field and heated with geothermal energy, the famous Blue Lagoon is an easy 45-minute drive from Reykjavik. Pamper yourself with mud masks and massages while in the hot water. There's plenty to do on dry land as well with cruises to Iceland – relax in a steam room, dine at LAVA Restaurant or shop for skincare products to bring a piece of Iceland home.
Reykjavik, Iceland, Icelandic Hot Dog
An Icelandic hot dog

Local Cuisine

Reykjavik holds culinary pleasures both high and low. Many local spots serve up hearty Icelandic meat stew, made with lamb, potatoes, carrots and lots of herbs. Seek out creamy lobster stew and locally caught langoustine tails. And don't miss out on the national street food: the Icelandic hot dog.
Reykjavik, Iceland, Wool Sweater
A wool sweater on a wooden floor

Shopping

Laugavegur, or 'the Wash Road', is the hippest shopping street in this compact city. An easy walk from port, the district offers a wide range of designer clothes, artisanal woollens and housewares. It's also home to an excellent bookstore and several spots for modern, design-driven home goods that bridge the gap between decorative and utilitarian.

Day 9 - 10: Cruising

Day 9 - 10
Cruising
At Sea
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Solarium Whirlpool Guests
Guests Enjoying the Solarium
SUN-DRENCHED DAYS
Family Enjoying the Pool
Family Enjoying the Pool and Tanning

Pools

Soak up the sun or savor the shade on expanded pool decks, with complimentary loungers, live music, and the opportunity to enjoy a frosty cocktail.
Solarium Whirlpool Guests
Guests Enjoying the Solarium

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.

Day 11: Cork, Ireland

Day 11
Cork
Cobh, Ireland
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Cork (Cobh), Ireland Holy Trinity Church
Holy Trinity Church in Cork, Ireland
Things to do in
Cork
From 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
The real capital of Ireland – that's what the locals call Cork, a university city in the country's southwest. In the city centre, situated on an island in the River Lee, you'll find one of Ireland's best foodie scenes, with lanes and streets filled with local watering holes and high-level restaurants. Cruise to Ireland to check out the prison-turned-museum Cork City Gaol, visit Blarney Castle and kiss its eponymous stone and sample local culinary specialities in the English Market. Cork is just a 25-minute drive from Cobh, Ireland's only dedicated cruise terminal and the final port of call for the Titanic before it set sail for the United States.
Cork (Cobh), Ireland Blarney House
The Blarney house in Cork, Ireland

Kiss the Blarney Stone

Don't leave the region without getting up close and personal with the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle, located eight kilometers northwest of Cork. Legend has it, if you literally bend over backwards to kiss the stone, you'll gain the gift of eloquence.
Insider tip
In Cobh, walk up West View – one of Ireland's steepest hills – to photograph St Colman's Cathedral as the backdrop to the rainbow houses.
Cork (Cobh), Ireland Old City Gaol
The gaol in Cork's old city

Go to Gaol

Going to prison is usually a bad thing, but Cork City Gaol (the Celtic spelling for "jail") is the exception. The castle-like building once housed 19th century prisoners. It closed in 1923 to become a broadcasting station and reopened as a museum in 1993. Today, you can tour the cells and see the artifacts of early radio broadcasting.
Insider tip
Visit the friendly staff at Cobh's tourism information centre for the best local tips.
Cork (Cobh), Ireland Fort Mitchel
A building at Fort Mitchel on Spike Island in Ireland

Fortify Yourself

Take the short, scenic ferry ride from Cobh to Spike Island — named the top European tourist attraction at the 2017 World Travel Awards — and explore Fort Mitchel. Over 200 years old, the star-shaped fortress previously held 2,300 prisoners. For brave souls, the island even offers After Dark tours.
Cork (Cobh), Ireland Traditional Stew
A serving of traditional stew with a pint of beer on the side

Local Cuisine

Visit the local artisans selling their fresh produce at English Market in Cork, where trading has been happening since 1788. You'll find artisanal cheese and bread, locally raised meats, fresh produce and seafood. Then, head to a traditional restaurant on Oliver Plunkett street for a classic dinner of fish and chips or lamb stew with potatoes and vegetables.
Cork (Cobh), Ireland Souvenir Magnets
Various souvenir Irish magnets

Shopping

St Patrick's Street in the city centre is Cork's main shopping district to see with your Ireland cruise. You'll find modern pop-ups like Wild Design, which offers ethically made handicrafts and jewellery. Traditional Irish stores like Kilkenny Shop specialise in everything from pottery to home décor. The common theme here is high-quality, Irish-made goods.

Day 12: Cruising

Day 12
Cruising
At Sea
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West End to Broadway Cruise Show, Performers Dressed in Costumes on Stage, Jewel of the Seas
Performers dresses in costumes on stage during the West End to Broadway Cruise Show on Jewel of the Seas
SHOW-STOPPERS
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

Savor every note as you travel from the Big Apple across the pond in West End to Broadway, a cross-continental celebration of music theater production.
City of Dreams Cruise Show, Performers on Stage  With Sailing Ship, Jewel of the Seas
Performers on stage with sailing ship during the City of Dreams Cruise Ship Show on Jewel of the Seas

City of Dreams

Escape to the most ethereal cities of the world— both real and imaginary— in a show that will hypnotize your senses.

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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