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Ireland - Iceland Singles Cruise
May 17 to May 29, 2021
from Amsterdam

Join Best Single Travel on a cruise to the United Kingdom and beyond. Kiss the Blarney Stone, take a dip in the world famous Blue Lagoon and visit Mary Queen of Scots' castle. This truly amazing singles cruise takes in a wonderfully diverse range of must see sights while you get to enjoy the company of new friends.

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Ireland and Iceland Singles Cruise Daily Itinerary

Temple BarCruise Day 1: Amsterdam, Netherlands (Monday: May 17, 2021 / 6:00pm Embark) 
Amsterdam is the Netherlands’ capital, known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades, legacies of the city’s 17th-century Golden Age. Its Museum District houses the Van Gogh Museum, works by Rembrandt and Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum, and modern art at the Stedelijk. Cycling is key to the city’s character, and there are numerous bike paths.
Board the Celebrity Reflection: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

 

Cruise Day 2 Day At Sea (Tuesday: May 18, 2021)

Tote bag paintingOur first day at sea should be relaxing but lots of fun. So let's get to know each other using the interesting Conversation Starter questions. We never know what the question is or the unexpected answers from your fellow cruisers.
After lunch it is paint your Tote Bag time. If you can color then you will love painting a tote bag. And yes you get to keep the bag so let your creative juices flow.

 

Cruise ship bingoCruise Day 3: Day At Sea (Wednesday: May 19, 2021)
Today is Scavanger Hunt and Bingo day with the singles. Not only will you get a chance to win prizes but the Bingo cards are free. Bingo is exclusively for our singles group so start covering those numbers and see if you are a winner. Get to know our cruise ship this afternoon with a special Celebrity Reflection photo scavenger hunt. This is a no rush hunt as you will have two hours to locate, photo and meet back to show us your photos.

 

Cruise Day 4: Akureyri, Iceland (Thursday: May 20, 2021 / 10;00am - )
godafoss waterfallNicknamed the Capital of North Iceland, Akureyri is an important port and fishing center. Akureyri is a very picturesque town with its location by a scenic fjord, eclectic building styles and streets winding their way through gorges.The area where Akureyri is located was settled in the 9th century but did not receive a municipal charter until 1786. The town was the site of Allied units during World War II.
Included Shore Excursion - Myvtan Day Tour (Full Day) - Explore the natural wonders of Northern Iceland on this full-day excursion. Enjoy spectacular views of Godafoss waterfall. This magnificent waterfall plays an important role in Icelandic history, particularly with the introduction of Christianity. Lake MyvatnThen we visit Lake Myvatn traveling through areas of extreme contrasts, bird life, flora, geothermal activity, geology and saga. The area of Lake Myvatn is considered by many to be the most beautiful and at the same time the most catastrophic place in Iceland. Marvel at natural wonders including the Dimmuborgir Lava formations and Hverir mud pools, visit Grotcaja cave, and see filming sites from hit TV show Game of Thrones.

 

Cruise Day 5: Akureyri, Iceland (Friday: May 21, 2021 / - 2:00pm)
North Iceland AkureyriAkureyri is a city at the base of Eyjafjörður Fjord in northern Iceland. In the center, the 1940 Akureyri Church has stained-glass windows portraying scenes from Icelandic Christian history. There are views of the fjord from the forecourt. Nearby, the Akureyri Art Museum displays contemporary art from Iceland and farther afield. To the south are the Botanical Gardens, with specimens from across Iceland.
Included Shore Excursion - Akuereyri Walking Tour (3 Hours) Following a short introduction by our guide, we take a pleasant walk into the town along the Strandgata, enjoying the views of the harbor, town and fjord. Akureyi streetOnce in town we stroll up the colorful Artist’s Alley to the Akureyri church, one of the town’s proud symbols and consecrated in 1940. The church houses many artefacts including part of a strained glass window, stems from Coventry Cathedral in England. Following our church, we continue exploring the old mid town area. Akureyri’s past life as a trading post for Danish merchants is apparent throughout the walk – easily recognizable in the old town houses’ distinctive architecture. Visit the Museum of Akureyri to absorb more of the locality’s profoundly interesting past.

 

Cruise Day 6: Reykjavik, Iceland (Thursay: May 22, 2021 / 10:00am - )
There's a good reason that Iceland is considered a photographer's dream destination. Its terrain is visually stunning, offering views of lava flows, hot sprnature – and colorful, fascinating cities like Reykjavik. The world's most northerly capital brings together quaint villages, exciting museums, a flourishing music scene and restaurants that rival Europe's finest.
Included Shore Excursion - Grand Circle Tour (8 hours) - Our full day excursion inlcudes many of the scenic Golden Circle Geysirnatural wonders for which Iceland is justly renowned, such as Gullfoss waterfall, Geysir hot springs and Thingvellir National Park. We start with the highland plateau of Hellisheiði, large lava fields and steaming valleys then pass the greenhouse town of Hveragerði. Gain a unique insight into the processes of greenhouse horticulture and the use of geothermal heating with a visit to Friðheimar. Enjoy the special experience of entering a greenhouse with its fragrant tomato plants – and then sitting down to a feast of the famous and delicious Friðheimar tomato soup with freshly baked bread – with tomato plants all around. You might even like to raise a glass of tomato schnapps
Then we reach the geothermal active valley of Haukadalur which contains the geysers Geysir and Strokkur. Explore this otherworldly geothermal field covered with multicolored pools of water where hot springs are in abundance, geysers erupt and pools of mud bubble. Strokkur, the Great Geysir's little brother, is spouting to a height of about 82 ft and erupts in 5-7 minute intervals.
gullfoss waterfallOne of the Golden Circles many highlights is the Gullfoss waterfall, the queen of Iceland's waterfalls. We will walk around the Falls, where the river Hvitá tumbles 105 ft in a double cascade. When the sun is shining, we're likely to see a rainbow through the massive spray that forms.
Finally, but no less spectacular is a visit to the Þingvellir National Park (Thingvellir), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stroll around the country's most sacred site, home of the oldest existing parliament in the world, the Alþingi. Thingvellir, a place of fascinating natural beauty, is set on a vast plain flanked by large fissures, right in Iceland's largest lake, Thingvallavatn. The Great Atlantic rift is clearly visible; a rift that is slowly pulling Iceland apart along tectonic plates and you can literally walk between the American and Eurasian continental plates.

Cruise Day 7: Reykjavik, Iceland  (May 23, 2021 / - 2:00pm)
Reykjavik, Iceland’s coastal capital, is renowned for the late-night clubs and bars in its compact center. It's home to the National and Saga museums, tracing Iceland’s Viking history. The striking concrete Hallgrimskirkja church and rotating Perlan glass dome offer sweeping views of the sea and nearby hills. Exemplifying the island’s dramatic landscape is the volcanic setting of the geothermal Blue Lagoon spa.
Included Shore Excursion - Reykjavík City Tour and Blue Lagoon (6 Hours) - Our morning city tour includes the most significant places Reykjavikof the world's most northern capital and surrounding towns. This is a detailed and comprehensive introduction to Reykjavik's past and present. During our guided tour Reykjavik's main attractions are highlighted on foot and by bus. The main landmarks, such as The Pearl, Hallgrímskirkja church, the National Museum of Iceland, the harbor and the famous 101 Reykjavik neighborhood are visited. We will drive through narrow streets with old timer houses, pass the university campus, the Nordic house, the Lutheran and Catholic cathedrals, the Parliament, the City Hall and Höfði house, where the Reagan/Gorbachev summit meeting took place in 1986.
blue lagoonThe Blue Lagoon is a natural geothermal pool in the middle of a large and dramatic lava field and an oasis that owes its existence to a nearby geothermal power plant, looming large over the aqua tinted waters. Enjoy a refreshing bath or swim in the inviting, rejuvenating and pleasantly warm mineral-rich water (37°C-39°C/98-102°F), reputed for its healing properties. An indoor pool and geothermal sauna are also on the site. Bathing in this surreal environment is a unique experience no one should miss. The Blue Lagoon's warm water and natural active ingredients like mineral salts, silica and blue green algae help you relax.

 

Cruise Day 8: Day At Sea  (May 24, 2021)
bracelets
After a week of sightseeing, let's sleep late as there are no activites planned for the morning. This afternoon it is time for our famous Jewelry making session at sea. Every cruise has its own charms and beads that make your jewelry designs one of a kind. Create bracelets, earings, key chains and more. They are the perfect souvenir for yourself or to give as a gift. 

Cruise Day 9: Belfast, Northern Ireland  (Tuesday: May 25, 2021 / 10:00am - 5:00pm)
giant causewayBelfast is all about culture, history and super-friendly people. Visit here and you’ll experience a place unlike any other in Europe. Belfast can trace its history back to the Bronze Age; built Titanic and has a unique food scene. A visit to Belfast should include one of Northern Ireland’s most famous attractions, the Giant’s Causeway, a world heritage site and one of life’s must see geological phenomenon. 
Included Shore Excursion: Giant Causeway and Titanic Museum (Full Day):   Our first stop will be the Giant’s Causeway, an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, and legend has it, it was built by the Irish giant, Finn MacCool. Scientists alternative explanation is the Causeway is the result of an ancient volcanic fissure eruption. Then we drive to St George's Market, the last surviving Victorian covered market in Belfast for lunch and shopping. Enjoy the foods brought by local producers, as well as speciality foods from around the world. The market has a special emphasis on local arts and crafts. Live music from top local bands and solo artists will keep us entertained.
titanic museumOur Titanic Experience includes exploring the shipyard, walking the decks, traveling to the depths of the ocean and uncovering the true legend of Titanic in the city where it all began. Titanic Belfast extends over nine interactive galleries, with multiple dimensions to the exhibition, drawing together special effects, dark rides, full-scale reconstructions and innovative interactive features. Berthed next to Titanic Belfast in the historic Hamilton Dry Dock is SS Nomadic, tender to RMS Titanic and the last remaining White Star Line ship in the world. Restored to her original 1911 glory, our visit combines the authentic heritage and atmosphere of this historic ship with the intriguing stories of her passengers

 

Cruise Day 10: Dublin, Ireland  (Wednesday: May 26, 2021 / 1:30am -  9:55pm) 
Trinity CollegeDublin, capital of the Republic of Ireland, is on Ireland’s east coast at the mouth of the River Liffey. Its historic buildings include Dublin Castle, dating to the 13th century, and imposing St Patrick’s Cathedral, founded in 1191. City parks include landscaped St Stephen’s Green and huge Phoenix Park, containing Dublin Zoo. The National Museum of Ireland explores Irish heritage and culture.
Temple BarIncluded Shore Excursion: Dublin Pass & Hop-On Hop-Off Bus - We will start off as a group and get onboard the Dublin Hop-On, Hop-off red bus tour which is has a 90 minute route. With over 30 stops covering all the city’s highlights including Trinity College, St Patrick’s Cathedral and Dublin Castle the choice is yours where you want to get off. Stay with the cruise leader or enjoy Dublin sightseeing at your own pace. You can visit The Guinness Storehouse, Croke Park stadium and Kilmainham Gaol to name but a few. 

 

Cruise Day 11: Cork (Cobh), Ireland  (Thurs May 27, 2021 / 10:00am - 4:00pm)
Blarney Castle
Cobh, known from 1849 until 1920 as Queenstown, is a tourist seaport town on the south coast of County Cork, Ireland. Cobh is on the south side of Great Island in Cork Harbor and is home to Ireland's only dedicated cruise terminal.
Included Shore Excursion: Cork - Kinsale - Blarney Castle (6 1/2 hours) - Our first stop of the day is Blarney and visit the most famous Castle in all of Ireland!! Lie back and kiss the magical Blarney Stone and get the gift of the gab! Then have time to visit the world famous Blarney Woolen Mills, famed as the largest Irish Store in the world.
Sit back and enjoy a panoramic drive through Cork and view the city highlights such as the River Lee, St Finbarre's Cathedral, Shandon Bells and the Grand Parade. Stop at the Old English Market to grab a bite for lunch before we take a drive through the Cork countryside on our way back to the cruise ship.

 

Cruise Day 12: A Day at Sea (Friday, May 28, 2021)
Celebrity Reflection solariumLet's enjoy our last day at sea and all the amenities of our cruise ship, the Celebrity Reflection. If the weather is warm we will catch some sun at the pool, if not the pool at the solarium is wonderful.

 

Cruise Day 13: Amsterdam, Netherlands  (Saturday: May 29, 2021 / 6:00am Disembark)
Cruise docks in Amsterdam 6:00am - Arrange your flights accordingly - Time to say goodbye to all your new single cruise friends as we make our way to the airport for our flights home.

 

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Singles Cruise Pricing

Inside Cabin
Interior staterooms are an excellent value. These spacious staterooms have no window which is great if you like to sleep late!

Private Balcony
Enjoy the scenic views from your own private balcony. Most balcony staterooms also have a separate sitting area.

I will share a cabin with a friend or use the Singles Cruise Match Program
Cabin TypeDepositPrices

Inside

$550 $3406.50

Oceanview

 $550 $3796.50 

Balcony

$550 $4118.50
Best Single Travel provides roommate matching to our clients who confirm their reservations at least 90 days before departure.
Amounts are per-person in US Dollars and Include Taxes and Port Charges

I want my own cabin
Cabin TypeDepositFull Payment

Inside

$1000
$5355.50

Oceanview

$1000  $6085.50 

Balcony

$1000
$6675.50
Amounts are per-person in US Dollars and Include Taxes and Port Charges
Prices are not guaranteed until Cruise is Booked
Ireland - Iceland Singles Cruise
Full payment is due 90 days prior to sailing. (So if paying within 90 days please pay full amount).

If you would like a shared cabin and are booking 90 days prior to sailing we guarantee you a roommate match. If you are booking within 90days of sailing we will confirm a roommate within 24 hours.
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