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Our Journeys

British Isles Cruise

Ocean Cruise
15 Days
$11,490 CAD
All inclusive from, per guest, double occ.
Spring 2025
Current Date Selected

June 2 to 16, 2025

Ocean Cruise
15 Days
$11,490 CAD
All inclusive from, per guest, double occ.
Spring 2025
Current Date Selected

June 2 to 16, 2025

Journey Highlights

Join us for an extraordinary journey departing from Amsterdam, as we set sail to uncover the enchanting countries of the United Kingdom & Northern Ireland. Experience the rich tapestry of England, Ireland, Wales, and Scotland with exclusive private excursions tailored for our Journeys by Van Dyke guests.

Explore the legendary Penny Lane, birthplace of the Beatles in Liverpool. Savor the authentic charm of local pubs and world-famous breweries in what and immerse yourself in the unique cultures and histories of these remarkable lands.

Cruise in unparalleled luxury aboard the Celebrity Eclipse. With its wide array of activities and world-class amenities, this cruise offers a perfect blend of adventure and relaxation. Discover the British Isles in style and comfort—this is one journey you don’t want to miss!

England & Wales

England & Wales

From Liverpool, boasting a rich architectural heritage and famed for cultural icons like the Beatles, to the picturesque beach town of Llandudno in Wales, the United Kingdom presents a diverse array of captivating destinations beckoning for your exploration.

Ireland

Ireland

Explore the famous cities of Belfast and Dublin, with monumental landmarks and archetypal local pubs to authentic Whiskey and Guinness experiences – Ireland invites you to savour in the effervescence found within vibrant country.

Scotland

Scotland

From mysterious legends of sea monsters to turbulent historical landmarks, Loch Ness, Urquhart Castle, and Inverness offer a quintessential Highland experience in a scenic setting.

The Netherlands

The Netherlands

Discover Amsterdam, a city renowned for its picturesque canals, vibrant cultural scene, and historic architecture. Known as the “Venice of the North,” the city offers a unique blend of rich history and modern innovation, making it a top destination for travellers worldwide.

Celebrity Eclipse

Celebrity Eclipse

The Celebrity Eclipse boasts stylish accommodations, world-class restaurants and an impressive exterior which spans over 1,040 feet long and features visionary outdoor spaces like the Lawn Club, an area with a half-acre of real grass.

Journey Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1

Depart for Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Start your Journey with us by enjoying a private car pick up service from your home. Upon arrival at the airport, guests departing from the Toronto airport are assisted with their check-in. Meet your Journey Manager and fellow guests, and board your flights to Amsterdam. Our Journey Manager travels with you to take care of all the details, allowing you to embrace your Journey.

Overnight: Flight
Meals:
Day 2

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Upon arriving in Amsterdam, we will check into our hotel and gather for a group lunch, providing the opportunity to get acquainted. Following lunch, join our local guide for a walking tour of the city, relax at the hotel or feel free to explore on your own. See firsthand why Amsterdam is known as the “Bicycle Capital of the World,” with more bikes than people! In the evening, we will enjoy a relaxed dinner at the hotel, recharging for the journey ahead.

Overnight: Hotel Movenpick, Amsterdam
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Day 3

Touring Amsterdam

Start your day with a delightful breakfast at the hotel before we explore this colorful city on a traditional canal cruise. Glide past famous landmarks while uncovering intriguing stories and secrets about Amsterdam. In the afternoon, we’ll board the Celebrity Eclipse and enjoy lunch on the ship, our home for the next 12 nights.

Overnight: Celebrity Eclipse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4

At Sea

Today, we enjoy a day at sea as we sail toward our first destination. Take the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the ship and explore its amenities. Savor globally-inspired cuisine in distinctive restaurants, raise a toast in the Passport Bar, Martini Bar, or World Class Bar. Enjoy endless ocean views, catch some sun, and play outdoor games on a ½ acre of real grass at The Lawn Club. Onboard experiences also include shopping at fine boutiques, Hot Glass classes, and theatrical events.

Overnight: Celebrity Eclipse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5

Cork, Ireland

Our first stop on this Journey is in Cork, Ireland. Here we will explore this university town that is as lively as it is unpretentious. Our private excursions will allow us to explore the narrow streets of Kinsale and it’s unique 1,000-year history before our afternoon Whiskey tasting experience at the Jameson Distillery in Midleton.

Included Private Excursion – Kinsale & Midleton Whiskey Experience
First, discover the lively, friendly town of Kinsale with it’s medieval roots and beautiful Kinsale Beach with it’s intriguing connection to the world’s most famous ship. Then, we’ll dive into the Heart and Soul of Irish Whiskey at the Midleton Whiskey experience. Home of seven iconic brands – Jameson, Redbreast, Powers, Midleton Very Rare, The Spot Whiskeys, Method and Madness and Knappogue Castle. The passion behind every drop lives here, in a world of rich heritage, craftsmanship, and unforgettable stories.

Overnight: Celebrity Eclipse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6

Liverpool, England

Next, we explore Liverpool’s major landmarks such as the Royal Liver Buildings, Pier Head, St-George’s Hall, Strawberry Fields. This city also happens to be the birthplace of a rather famous band… Shall we stop and say hello to the blue suburban skies of Penny Lane?

Included Private Excursion – Beatles Story Museum
Enjoy an incredible journey through time into the lives and music of the Beatles. Experience Beatlemania first-hand with immersive recreations of key locations in the band’s career including Hamburg, The Cavern Club, Abbey Road Studios and more. See fascinating pieces of original authentic memorabilia as you journey down the long and winding road from George Harrison’s first guitar to John Lennon’s last piano and beyond.

Enjoy a walk at the Royal Albert Docks
Albert Dock is situated on Liverpool’s famous waterfront adjacent to the Pier Head, a mere stroll from the city center and all its attractions.

Overnight: Celebrity Eclipse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7

Dublin, Ireland

Docking at Dun Laoghaire, we prepare for a day of exploration and sightseeing in one of Ireland’s most renown cities, Dublin.

Included Private Excursion – St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Guinness Storehouse Experience, Trinity College & Books of Kells

We’ll explore the rich history and stunning architecture of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, then dive into the Guinness Storehouse, savoring the sights and flavors of the world’s most popular stout. A lively two-course lunch with Irish music at Nancy Hands awaits us.

Next, we’ll wander through historic Trinity College, home to the breathtaking Old Library and the illuminated Book of Kells. We’ll stroll around picturesque Merrion Square Park, once home to literary legends like Oscar Wilde, and end our day with free time and shopping at St. Stephen’s Green.

Overnight: Celebrity Eclipse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8

Holyhead, Wales

The Celebrity Eclipse brings us to the port of Holyhead Wales today to uncover the beauty of the seaside town of Llandundo and it’s treasures. After our private excursion and a local lunch, you’ll have ample free time to stroll the coast, visit the pier and immerse yourself in the town’s delights at your leisure.

Included Private Excursion – Great Orme Tramway

The Great Orme Tramway, Britain’s only funicular tramway on public roads, has delighted visitors since 1902. Climbing a mile through the Great Orme Country Park and Nature Reserve, it reaches the spectacular summit. Travel in restored original tramcars, each named after a saint, and experience a journey from over 100 years ago. Starting at Victoria Station, near Llandudno’s seaside and pier, this unique trip showcases the dynamic beauty, rich history, and natural splendor of the Great Orme.

Overnight: Celebrity Eclipse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9

Glasgow, Scotland

All winds blow to Glasgow for today’s port stop! In today’s Journey, we’ll enjoy a full day in Glasgow with an executive coach and a local guide, immersing ourselves in Scottish traditions. You’ll also have the opportunity to enjoy free time shopping in Glasgow’s renown city centre along the bustling streets of Argyle, Buchanan, and Sauchiehall, and explore Buchanan Galleries and Princes Square.

Included Private Excursion – Kelvingrove, Riverside Musem & Tall Ship Glenlee

Our visit to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum will let us marvel at Salvador Dali’s “Christ of
St John of the Cross,” meet Sir Roger the Asian elephant, and see a Spitfire plane up close. We’ll also discover the history of transportation at the Riverside Museum and step aboard the historic Tall Ship Glenlee. This day of exploration promises a deep dive into Glasgow’s rich heritage and unique culture.

Overnight: Celebrity Eclipse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10

Day at Sea

Today is a day at Sea to relax, recharge and take advantage of all amenities onboard the Celebrity Eclipse ship. Maybe you’ll treat yourself to a spa treatment, watch a film, enjoy the outdoors on the pool or solstice deck, or take in the stunning ocean views from the Sky Observation deck — the choice is yours! Today is all about rejuvenating and relaxation.

Overnight: Celebrity Eclipse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11

Belfast, Ireland

Belfast, Ireland awaits our arrival. Embark on a private city tour of enchanting landmarks and indulge in the city’s charm. From the picturesque Botanic Gardens to the lively St. George’s Market and iconic Belfast Castle, today promises to be extraordinary.

Included Private Excursion – Titanic Experience with SS Normadic Visit & Panoramic City Tour

Take a step back in time with a visit to the Titanic Museum in the Titanic Quarter, witnessing the story of the RMSS Titanic unfold before your eyes and exploring the famous SS Nomadic Ship.

Next, delve into Belfast’s offerings on a panoramic city tour. Discover City Hall, St. George’s Market, Crumlin Road Gaol, Queen’s University Belfast, Cathedral Quarter, Botanic Gardens, The Grand Opera House, Belfast Castle, and the stunning display of Glass of Thrones—a must-see for any Game of Thrones fan.

Overnight: Celebrity Eclipse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12

At Sea

Today marks another day at sea as we sail from Ireland to Scotland, our final port of call on this Journey. It’s a perfect opportunity to revisit your favorite spots aboard the Celebrity Eclipse and explore anything you might have missed. Seize the day to connect with fellow travelers, share stories, and cherish the memories you’ve made together so far.

Overnight: Celebrity Eclipse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 13

Loch Ness & Iverness, Scotland

The mystery of the Loch Ness embraces us for today’s Journey. A executive coach will take us to explore Inverness and Loch Ness in Scotland, where we’ll explore these areas by foot and water, cruising the magnificent Loch Ness, visiting Urquhart Castle, and enjoying a walking tour of Inverness.

Included Private Excursion – Loch Ness Cruise, Castle visit and Walking Tour of Iverness

We start with a cruise on the enigmatic Loch Ness, where you can enjoy nature and watch for the infamous Nessie. After the cruise, we’ll explore the historic Urquhart Castle and its turbulent past.

Back on shore, we head to Inverness, a compact Scottish city ideal for exploring on foot. From the lovely River Ness to Inverness Castle and St. Andrews Cathedral, and on to Eden Court and the bustling Victorian Market, everything is easily accessible.

 

Overnight: Celebrity Eclipse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 14

Day at Sea

Today, we enjoy another leisurely day at sea as we cruise back to Amsterdam, marking the end of our journey. Breathe in the ocean air, reminisce about your trip, and take advantage of the many amenities on board to relax and unwind.

Overnight: Celebrity Eclipse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 15

Home

We wave goodbye to the Celebrity Eclipse, and disembark in Amsterdam where we will be transferred to the airport for our flight home. Enjoy a private car to your home upon arrival.

Overnight: Flight
Meals: Breakfast
Private car home from the Journey to the Nordic Countries
Private car home from the Journey to the Nordic Countries
Private car home from the Journey to the Nordic Countries

Signature Inclusions on This Journey

THE JOURNEYS DIFFERENCE

In addition to our essentials, your Journey includes our following Signature Inclusions:

24/7 Professional Journey Manager
  • Will travel with you from Canada and handle every detail
  • In addition to knowledgeable local guides

 

Memorable Private Excursions
  • 8 private excursions crafted by our team
  • All sightseeing & entrance fees included

 

Private Car Pick-up Service
  • Within a 200-kilometre radius, let your Journey begin in elegant comfort with a private chauffeured car to the airport

 

Generous Tips & Gratuities
  • For the porters, local guides, hotel staff & many more, paid by us on your behalf

 

Our essentials included with your Journey:

  • 12 nights aboard the MS Celebrity Eclipse
  • 1 night in an outstanding hotel
  • All meals included: 13 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 13 dinners
  • Classic Drinks Package Included on Cruise (surcharges will apply to drinks not included as part of the Classic Drink Package)
  • Round-trip airfare from Toronto
  • “Whisper” radios included for use during excursions
  • All taxes as well as service charges
  • Other gateways & travel classes available
  • Porterage for one piece of luggage per person
  • Complete information & assistance leading up to your departure
  • Branded overnight carry-on or backpack

Discover the Celebrity Eclipse

Make yourself at home on the MS Celebrity Eclipse. Set sail to experience unparalleled luxury and discover new levels of rest and relaxation, with exclusive dining, spa treatments, vibrant bars, and activities in stylish accommodations.
At the Lawn Club, enjoy picnics and outdoor games like bocce and croquet by day, followed by live musical entertainment at night. As the first cruise line with a 1/2 acre real grass lawn at sea, it offers a unique experience for outdoor relaxation and entertainment.
Escape into a good book or browse through some of your favorite magazines in the spacious and peaceful library; two floors of quiet contemplation and vast knowledge are at your fingertips.

Hotels

Days 1-2

Hotel Movenpick, Amsterdam

Experience breathtaking views from the upscale Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre. Positioned in the heart of Amsterdam, highlights include stunning cityscape and River IJ panoramas, easy access to the historical center and museums, and luxurious rooms with complimentary Wi-Fi and organic fair-trade linens. Indulge in dining at the exquisite restaurant or unwind at the Lobby & Lounge Bar.

*Hotel is subject to change.

June 2 to 16, 2025

MS Celebrity Eclipse

Deck Plans

I2- Inside Cabin

200 sqft

Your escape at sea, Inside staterooms offer ample living space, including a sitting area and a flat screen TV. Each inside stateroom on board Celebrity includes world-class amenities.

• Located on lower decks. Forward, midship, and aft options
• Ample living space, including a sitting area
• Limited number are midship on Deck 3
• King sized* mattress & eXhale® bedding
• Plentiful storage space in your bathroom and wardrobe
• Plush 100% cotton bathrobes and towels
• Four pillows in every stateroom
• Premium Custom blended bathroom products
• Fresh ice delivered to stateroom upon request
• Celebrity Shopping bag
• Interactive television system
• Hair dryer
• *Bed as large or larger than average standard international king-size bed

O2- Ocean View Stateroom

176 sqft

Ocean View staterooms, the ideal place to unwind at sea. These perfectly indulgent spaces come furnished with Celebrity’s eXhale® bedding featuring the luxury king sized* mattress and everything else a modern traveler needs.

• Ocean view stateroom
• Standard Amenities
• King-size Cashmere™ Mattress & eXhale® bedding.*
• Window provides relaxing ocean views, natural light
• Location options from lower to central decks
• Expansive view of the ocean
• Twice daily turndown service
• 100% cotton bathrobes & towels
• Hair Dryer
• Individual Safe
• Custom blended bathroom products, shower cap, cotton balls and cotton swabs
• Interactive TV System
• Personalized Service
• Complimentary beach towel service

V1- Prime Veranda

246 sqft

Indoor and outdoor space come together to create your private sanctuary at sea. Relax in a spacious stateroom and enjoy amenities that all contribute to your luxury experience. Prime Veranda staterooms are well-appointed, personal retreats located in the most-desirable locations on the ship.

• Located on higher decks. Midship, central deck locations
• Balcony with seating
• Floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors
• Veranda with lounge seating
• Sitting area with sofa
• King sized* mattress & eXhale® bedding
• Plentiful storage space in your bathroom and wardrobe
• Plush 100% cotton bathrobes and towels
• Four pillows in every stateroom
• Premium Custom blended bathroom products
• Fresh ice delivered to stateroom upon request
• Celebrity Shopping bag
• Interactive television system
• Hair dryer
• *Bed as large or larger than average standard international king-size bed

C2- Concierge

246 sqft

Little details make a world of difference, and now our meticulously thought out Concierge Class staterooms are even better. Featuring new services, amenities, and exclusive events, step inside and discover a space that is so much more than a room—it’s an experience. As a Concierge Class guest, your team of dedicated professionals will take care of all your vacation needs.

• Locations available on high decks. Forward and aft options
• Balcony with seating
• Floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors
• Veranda with lounge seating
• Sitting area with sofa
• Personalized Concierge service
• Embarkation Day Concierge Class Lunch
• Welcome bottle of sparkling wine upon request
• Exclusive Destination Seminar
• King sized* Mattress & eXhale® bedding
• Pillow menu upon request
• Premium Bathroom Products
• Plush 100% cotton bathrobes, slippers and towels
• Complimentary use of umbrella and binoculars
• Daily delivery of delectable delights
• Fresh ice delivered to stateroom upon request
• Celebrity Shopping bag
• Some staterooms may have a trundle bed
• Interactive television system
• Hair dryer
• *Bed as large or larger than average standard international

C1 – Prime Concierge

246 sqft

Little details make a world of difference, and now our meticulously thought out Concierge Class staterooms are even better. Featuring new services, amenities, and exclusive events, step inside and discover a space that is so much more than a room—it’s an experience. As a Concierge Class guest, your team of dedicated professionals will take care of all your vacation needs.

• Locations available on high decks. Forward and aft options
• Balcony with seating
• Floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors
• Veranda with lounge seating
• Sitting area with sofa
• Personalized Concierge service
• Embarkation Day Concierge Class Lunch
• Welcome bottle of sparkling wine upon request
• Exclusive Destination Seminar
• King sized* Mattress & eXhale® bedding
• Pillow menu upon request
• Premium Bathroom Products
• Plush 100% cotton bathrobes, slippers and towels
• Complimentary use of umbrella and binoculars
• Daily delivery of delectable delights
• Fresh ice delivered to stateroom upon request
• Celebrity Shopping bag
• Some staterooms may have a trundle bed
• Interactive television system
• Hair dryer
• *Bed as large or larger than average standard international

 

Prices are per guest in CAD, all taxes included.

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