5* Florida to Dublin
Enjoy a leisurely cruise across the Atlantic on this 18 Night cruise on the 5* Crown Princess. With this fantastic cruise disembarking in Dublin you can bring back as much shopping, souvenirs and gifts as you like with no worry about airline baggage allowances!
Following your direct flight to Miami and 2 nights in a 4 star Miami hotel, your cruise will depart from Fort Lauderdale in Florida and cruise to the remote Azores Islands and on to the Portuguese capital Lisbon and the Spanish city of Bilbao. Belgium is your next destination and the port of Zeebrugge, handy for Brussels or Bruges. You’ll then visit the English seaside towns of Portland, in Dorset, and Southampton before a call at Guernsey, the quaint channel isle. You next visit picturesque Cobh in County Cork before you reach your final port, Dublin.
- Flight from Dublin to Miami
- All transfers from airport – hotel – port
- 2 nights in a Miami hotel before the cruise, room only
- 18 nights onboard the 5* Crown Princess based on 2 sharing
- Superb dining on a full board basis while on board
- Entertainment onboard
- Taxes, charges and 20kg check-in bag per person
Following your direct flight from Dublin, you will be transferred to a hotel in Miami for your two night stay giving you a chance to relax on the famous beaches or explore this lively city.
Adjectives such as glitzy and glamorous and fun and funky only hint at the reason Miami’s a world-renowned international destination. In the 500 years since Ponce de León arrived in search of the elusive fountain of youth, people have flocked here to capture the city’s energy, vitality and alluring charms. While the city’s noted for its towering palm trees, glittering blue ocean vistas and pristine beaches, beautiful weather, beautiful places and beautiful people it’s also home to an intriguing history, lively culture and postcard-perfect architecture. From the “walking trees” and ‘gator spotting in the Everglades to celebrity spotting in South Beach, Miami’s sure to impress.
Following your overnight in Miami, you will be transferred to the port in Ft. Lauderdale to board the magnificent 5* Crown Princess.
According to the popular 1960 beach movie, Fort Lauderdale is “where the boys are.” The city’s reputation as America’s Spring Break capital, however, has been replaced with the more favorable image of a prime family tourist destination, attracting more than 10 million visitors annually. The most popular beach resort in Florida is even more rightly famed as the “Yachting Capital of the World,” with more than 40,000 registered crafts calling its waters home. The city also prides itself on being the “Venice of America” with more than 300 miles of navigable waterways. Fort Lauderdale boasts world-class theaters, museums, sightseeing, and shopping. The city sits 24 miles north of Miami and is named after a series of forts built by the United States during the second Seminole War. The forts took their name from Major William Lauderdale, who was the commander of the detachment of soldiers who built the first fort. Look hard and you might find remnants of three of them today. More people seem to be interested in taking a water tour aboard the “Carrie B.”
Rising from the depths of the Atlantic, the rugged, volcanic Azores lie 800 miles off the coast of Portugal. Colonized by the Portuguese in the 16th century, the nine islands have provided a haven to Atlantic mariners for over five centuries. The Azores offer travelers spectacular landscapes that range from lush meadows fringed with brightly colored hydrangea to ancient caldera filled with lakes. And the many small villages and shops retain an otherworldly air and 18th-century charm. Ponta Delgada is located on São Miguel, the largest of the nine Azores. The island’s rich volcanic soil sustains fields of tobacco and tea, vineyards, and pineapple greenhouses. The Azores are also noted for fine crafts, particularly basketry and pottery.
Draped across seven hills, Lisbon was once the center of a vast maritime empire that stretched from the west coast of Africa to the Spice Islands of the East Indies. Then, on November 1, 1755, a violent earthquake destroyed two-thirds of the city in the space of 10 minutes. Only the Alfama, the old Moorish quarter, survived. Today, Lisbon is a stately city of Neoclassical buildings and wide plazas.
Bilbao used to be off the beaten track, but Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum literally put Bilbao on the map. The city offers impressive, 19th-century buildings and bridges and is the gateway to the Basque country. Perched on the hills above the rust-colored waters of the Nervion River, Bilbao is a thriving port and the commercial heart of Spain’s Basque country. The city dates back to the Middle Ages – it was granted city status by Don Diego Lopez de Haro, Lord of Biscay, in 1300 – but it was the 19th century and the Industrial Revolution that cemented Bilbao’s economic status. Among the city’s charms are the jumble of bars and restaurants found in Siete Calles, the city’s old quarter. The Gran Via and the Alameda Mazarredo are graceful, wide 19th-century boulevards. And while the port still bustles with maritime traffic, the undulating lines of Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum attest to Bilbao’s cultural vitality in the 21st century.
Zeebrugge is your gateway to Brussels. The capital of Belgium, Brussels is really two cities in one. Old Brussels is a city of superb Baroque architecture with ornate guildhalls, cobbled lanes and one of the finest squares in Europe. New Brussels is the modern city, the capital of the European Union, the home of NATO and the seat of the European Atomic Energy Community. It is a city of fascinating contrasts.
Enjoy sweeping views of the world while sailing on Crown Princess. From her nearly 900 balconies to the breathtaking three-story Atrium, you’ll discover a relaxing atmosphere filled with an array ofworld classentertainment and dining options that will greet you each day when you return from making fascinating discoveries ashore.
Last Refurbished: November 2011
Guest Capacity: 3,080 lower berths
Number of Crew: 1,200
- Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
Non-refundable deposit of 15%
- Balance due 14 weeks prior to departure
- Optional Insurance available (call for details)
- Child and family prices available on request
- These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.