Irish Sea Soliloquy (15 Days)

Cruise Line: Crystal Cruises
Dover, United Kingdom to Dover, United Kingdom
Dates: 15 Jul 2018 - 29 Jul 2018

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DAY
PORT
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
15 Jul 2018
Dover, United Kingdom
6:00 PM
DAY 2
16 Jul 2018
Saint Peter Port, Guernsey
8:00 AM 6:00 PM
DAY 3
17 Jul 2018
Dublin, Ireland
5:00 PM
DAY 4
18 Jul 2018
Dublin, Ireland
7:45 PM
DAY 5
19 Jul 2018
Belfast, Ireland
6:30 AM 8:30 PM
DAY 6
20 Jul 2018
Greenock, United Kingdom
7:00 AM 9:00 PM
DAY 7
21 Jul 2018
Atlantic Ocean (Cruising)
DAY 8
22 Jul 2018
Dundee, United Kingdom
9:30 AM 11:00 PM
DAY 9
23 Jul 2018
Queensferry, United Kingdom
8:00 AM
DAY 10
24 Jul 2018
Queensferry, United Kingdom
10:00 PM
DAY 11
25 Jul 2018
North Sea (Cruising)
DAY 12
26 Jul 2018
Amsterdam, Netherlands
8:00 AM
DAY 13
27 Jul 2018
Amsterdam, Netherlands
7:00 PM
DAY 14
28 Jul 2018
Zeebrugge, Belgium
8:00 AM 7:00 PM
DAY 15
29 Jul 2018
Dover, United Kingdom
6:00 AM
Irish Sea Soliloquy map

Virtuoso Voyages Benefits

Virtuoso Voyages offer exclusive benefits and experiences you can only get by booking with a Virtuoso Advisor. Please review the benefits available to you below and let your Advisor know of your selection(s).

PASSENGER(S) MAY SELECT ONE BENEFIT FROM EACH SET OF DATES:

Please check with your Virtuoso Advisor for any restrictions that may apply to the third and fourth passengers in a cabin.

For 15 Jul 2018 - 29 Jul 2018
Your Onboard Host(s):
Lynn and Buddy Lewis

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Leixlip Castle and Lunch at the K Club - Dublin - 2018 ( 7 Hours 30 Minutes )
Dublin, Ireland | 18 Jul 2018

  • Meals: Lunch
  • Recommended Ages: All Ages
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Experience(s): Food & Wine • Culture, History & Arts • Sightseeing

Today we will depart from the pier in Dublin with our driver & Irish historian Victoria Browne. We will begin our drive towards County Kildare to Leixlip village which was established by the Vikings, and home to the Leixlip Castle.

We will enjoy a private tour of Leixlip Castle & Gardens and home to The Hon Desmond Guinness. Built on a rock at the confluence of the River Liffey and the Rye Water, the central part of the castle dates from 1172, just after the Norman Invasion of 1171 and is one of the oldest continuously-inhabited buildings in Ireland, pre-dating Dublin Castle by 30 years. It was not of major military importance but withstood a 4-day siege by the army of Edward Bruce in 1316. It was built by Adam de Hereford, a follower of Strongbow. The Hon Desmond Guinness purchased the property in April 1958. We will then enjoy tea & biscuits at the castle in this unique setting after our private tour.

Next, we will drive to the Kildare Country Club, a unique 5-star property, and one of Ireland's most historic Palladian houses where our beautiful luncheon will be served. The Country Club is a spectacular property along the River Liffey covering 330 acres of magnificent manicured gardens, landscaped grounds, woods and lakes. After lunch there will be some time to stroll the grounds at leisure.

We will then return to Dublin and enjoy a panoramic tour of the city before returning to the ship.

Suggested Attire/Walking Notes: Casual attire with comfortable walking shoes. Moderate walking. The tour of Leixlip Castle takes approximately 1 hour but there will be an option to sit down during the tour if one needs to. There are some steps at the castle but nothing too steep or high. There is the option to take a short walk on the grounds of K Club after lunch which is light walking and no steep slopes.

This itinerary is subject to change without notice due to local conditions or other considerations. This Virtuoso Shore Event is not transferable and cannot be used in conjunction with another sailing. The Shore Event has no cash value, cannot be redeemed or refunded for cash. Credit will not be issued for unused services. Ground operators and other suppliers are independently owned and operated and are not controlled by Virtuoso. Your participation in this event served as your acknowledgement that Virtuoso is not responsible for the acts or omissions of these third parties. Other restrictions apply.

Private Car & Driver - Highlights of Amsterdam ( 4 Hours )
Amsterdam, Netherlands | 26 Jul 2018

This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.
This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.

Explore Amsterdam at your leisure during your 4-hour sightseeing tour via private car. Plan out your own perfectly personalized itinerary beforehand or customize it with the help of your knowledgeable driver, for a day you’re sure to remember.

Meet your English-speaking driver for a panoramic drive through the historic center of Amsterdam, passing along the Amstel River with the wooden skinny bridge, the Munt tower and floating flower market, Dam Square with the Royal Palace and the New Church, central station and the museum and antique quarters. Pass through the oldest part of Amsterdam called “the Jordaan” with quaint little streets and where we will see the house in which Anne Frank hid during the Second World War. A stop can be made at the Rembrandt windmill or you may want to visit one of the Diamond polishing factories, as Amsterdam is still renowned for this sparkling industry. Please note: This is an English- speaking driver, who is not a licensed guide and cannot provide the services that a guide would normally provide such as being allowed to guide inside museums or attractions.

Included: English-speaking driver | gratuities | taxes| bottled water

Not Included: Guide | Travel insurance | Personal expenses | Entrance Fees unless specified | Meals | Extra Hours | other services not mentioned in the itinerary

Terms and Conditions: This itinerary is subject to change without notice due to local conditions or other considerations. All Virtuoso shore events are capacity controlled and require a minimum number of participants to operate. The Car & Driver is valid only if selected for all the guests in cabin and is based on double occupancy with a maximum two persons per vehicle. There may be a surcharge for single occupancy of a private car and driver experience. There may be a surcharge if guests are added without prior notification and additional costs are payable to the driver/guide at the time of the service provided. The departure time is preset and departs within 30 minutes to 1 hour after arrival in port. Participants are responsible for charges for additional hours or special requests/deviations from the route, payable at the time to the driver/guide. Mileage restrictions may apply. This Virtuoso Amenity is not transferable and cannot be used in conjunction with another sailing, has no cash value and cannot be redeemed or refunded for cash. Credit will not be issued for unused services. Final details will be outlined in program letters provided by your Virtuoso host aboard ship. Ground operators and other suppliers are independently owned and operated and are not controlled by Virtuoso. Your participation in this event serves as your acknowledgment that Virtuoso is not responsible for the acts or omissions of these third parties.

Private Car & Driver - Highlights of Amsterdam ( 4 Hours )
Amsterdam, Netherlands | 27 Jul 2018

This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.
This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.

Explore Amsterdam at your leisure during your 4-hour sightseeing tour via private car. Plan out your own perfectly personalized itinerary beforehand or customize it with the help of your knowledgeable driver, for a day you’re sure to remember.

Meet your English-speaking driver for a panoramic drive through the historic center of Amsterdam, passing along the Amstel River with the wooden skinny bridge, the Munt tower and floating flower market, Dam Square with the Royal Palace and the New Church, central station and the museum and antique quarters. Pass through the oldest part of Amsterdam called “the Jordaan” with quaint little streets and where we will see the house in which Anne Frank hid during the Second World War. A stop can be made at the Rembrandt windmill or you may want to visit one of the Diamond polishing factories, as Amsterdam is still renowned for this sparkling industry. Please note: This is an English- speaking driver, who is not a licensed guide and cannot provide the services that a guide would normally provide such as being allowed to guide inside museums or attractions.

Included: English-speaking driver | gratuities | taxes| bottled water

Not Included: Guide | Travel insurance | Personal expenses | Entrance Fees unless specified | Meals | Extra Hours | other services not mentioned in the itinerary

Terms and Conditions: This itinerary is subject to change without notice due to local conditions or other considerations. All Virtuoso shore events are capacity controlled and require a minimum number of participants to operate. The Car & Driver is valid only if selected for all the guests in cabin and is based on double occupancy with a maximum two persons per vehicle. There may be a surcharge for single occupancy of a private car and driver experience. There may be a surcharge if guests are added without prior notification and additional costs are payable to the driver/guide at the time of the service provided. The departure time is preset and departs within 30 minutes to 1 hour after arrival in port. Participants are responsible for charges for additional hours or special requests/deviations from the route, payable at the time to the driver/guide. Mileage restrictions may apply. This Virtuoso Amenity is not transferable and cannot be used in conjunction with another sailing, has no cash value and cannot be redeemed or refunded for cash. Credit will not be issued for unused services. Final details will be outlined in program letters provided by your Virtuoso host aboard ship. Ground operators and other suppliers are independently owned and operated and are not controlled by Virtuoso. Your participation in this event serves as your acknowledgment that Virtuoso is not responsible for the acts or omissions of these third parties.

$250 USD Shipboard Credit Per Person

This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.
This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.

Credit will be applied to your shipboard account. Restrictions apply, please see Terms & Conditions for details. 1st & 2nd Person in room, per person, based on double occupancy.

$250 USD Credit Toward Purchase of a Virtuoso Product Per Person

This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.
This option is only available if selected and pre-registered by your Virtuoso Travel Advisor at least 46-days prior to the cruise sailing date.

*Credit may be applied by your Virtuoso travel Advisor toward the purchase of a private shore excursion created by a Virtuoso On-Site or another Virtuoso preferred product in conjunction with this cruise. Per person, based on double occupancy

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What's Included

Included

  • Accommodations aboard ship, onboard meals, complimentary specialty restaurants, fine wines, champagne, premium spirits and beers throughout the ship, open bar service in all lounges. Pre-paid gratuities for bar, dining, and housekeeping staff as well as Butler service in Penthouses. Non-alcoholic beverages including bottled water, soft drinks, specialty coffees and more. Entertainment and onboard programs.

Not Included

  • Airfare, shore excursions, sightseeing or meals ashore. Port charges, taxes, security fees and fuel surcharges. Personal expenses and anything not noted as included.

About Us

For the past 26 years, Crystal Cruises has redefined luxury ocean travel by providing the finest travel experience. Building upon its unrivaled reputation, The World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line™ has now embarked on the most significant brand expansion in the history of luxury travel and hospitality: over the next three years, Crystal will introduce three brand-new classes of cruising and even its own luxury aircraft. Winner of the “Best Luxury Cruise Line” by Virtuoso for three consecutive years (2014, 2015, & 2016).

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Terms & Conditions

Cruise-only fares are per person in U.S. dollars, double occupancy, include all promotional saving and do not include cruise port, security and handling charges. Promotional Book Now Cruise-Only Fares are per person for new bookings only. Optional air add-ons are available from Crystal Cruises’ designated gateway cities in the U.S. and Canada and include all government taxes and fees. Shipboard spending credit is not redeemable for cash and cannot be used in the casino, for bingo or toward future cruise booking deposits. All offers may not be combinable with other promotions, apply to first two full-fare guests in stateroom or suite, are capacity-controlled, subject to availability and may be withdrawn or changed at any time without notice. All itineraries, fares, programs and policies are subject to change. Other restrictions apply. ©Crystal Cruises, Inc. Ships’ Registry: The Bahamas.

An initial deposit of 20% of the total booking amount (including land packages and air add-ons) for all categories is required. Deposits are due within 7 days of booking. Staterooms (all categories) are subject to cancellation if required deposits are not received within the specific option period.

Final payment is due no later than 90 days prior to sailing. All reservations are subject to cancellation if payments are not received by the due date. Crystal Cruises reserves the right to review and adjust deposit and final payment dates based on inventory for each individual cruise. Crystal Cruises reserves the right to cancel any bookings not fully paid by the due date.



Select promotional offers including American Express cardholder benefits and the Crystal European Shore Excursion Credit Promotion are not combinable with Virtuoso benefits. The Virtuoso benefit is non-transferable and non-refundable. Please note that ground operators and other suppliers are independently owned and operated, and are not controlled by Virtuoso or Virtuoso Discoveries. Your participation serves as your acknowledgment that neither Virtuoso nor Virtuoso Discoveries is responsible for the acts or omissions of these third parties. Virtuoso benefit option must be selected at least 45-days prior to sailing date and may not be changed. Within 45-days prior to sailing options may not be changed. Virtuoso amenities are capacity controlled, subject to change without notice and may be withdrawn at any time. The Virtuoso host will provide final event program details on board to guests who have opted for the Virtuoso shore event if offered. Other restrictions and limitations may apply. See your Virtuoso Travel Advisor for more details and applicable restrictions. All Virtuoso Member Travel Agencies are independently owned and operated, and are not controlled by Virtuoso.

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