This special cruise will focus on the British Isles. Our excursion will include visits to the UK and Scotland – “Land of the Gauls”, whisky and castles, tartan kilts and bagpipes. We will also visit Ireland, “the land of Emerald”, the green island full of landscapes and landscapes, including mountains and valleys, lakes and rivers, picturesque villages and medieval fortresses, endless green spaces and cliffs that tower over the sea.
Crown Princess Ship Facts
Guest Capacity: 3,080 lower berths
Inaugural Cruise: June 14, 2006
Last Refurbished: March 2018
Christener: Martha Stewart
Dining and Snacks: Three main dining rooms, Sabatini’s – Italian restaurant, Salty Dog Gastropub, Crown Grill – Steak and seafood grill, International Café – Coffee and snacks, Vines – Wine and snacks, light meals, and desserts, Café Caribe – Caribbean/Mediterranean Buffet, Horizon Court – Buffet restaurant, Prego – Poolside Slice Pizzeria, Salty Dog Grill – Hamburger and hot dog grill, Coffee & Cones, Ultimate Balcony Dining, 24-hour room service
Showrooms/Lounges: Princess Theater, Explorers Lounge, Club Fusion, Wheelhouse Bar, Skywalkers Nightclub, Adagio Bar, Crooners Bar, Speakeasy Cigar Lounge
Guest Services: The Sanctuary, Movies Under the Stars screen, Lotus Spa and Fitness Center, Piazza Atrium, Gatsby’s Casino, Kid’s and Teen’s Centers, Sports Deck, Wedding Chapel, Internet Café, Photo/Video Gallery, Library, Art Gallery, The Princess Shops, Guest Services Desk, Shore Excursions Desk, Medical Center
Number of Crew: 1,200
Length: 952 feet
Height: 195 feet
Number of Decks: 19
Guest Cabins: 1,541 total
- 28 Suites with private balconies – Square footage: 319-689*
- 2 Family Suites – Square footage: 607*
- 178 Mini-suites with private balconies – Square footage: 370-536*
- 678 Balcony cabins – Square footage: 233-273*
- 222 Ocean view cabins – Square footage: 158-182
- 433 Inside cabins – Square footage: 163*includes balcony
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins: 31
Cabins with Private Balconies: 887 (80 percent of all outside cabins)
Pools: 4 (plus 2 splash pools)
Whirlpools Spas: 7
Lifeboats: 18 lifeboats, 6 tenders, 2 rescue boats
Builder: Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani, Monfalcone, Italy
Available Room Types
This special cruise will focus on the British Isles. Our excursion will include visits to the UK and Scotland - "Land of the Gauls", whisky and castles, tartan kilts and bagpipes. We will also visit Ireland, "the land of Emerald", the green island full of landscapes and landscapes, including mountains and valleys, lakes and rivers, picturesque villages and medieval fortresses, endless green spaces and cliffs that tower over the sea.
- Sunday 30 June 2019: London - Southampton - boarding the luxury ship "CROWN PRINCESS"
Arrival to London, the capital of Britain. After landing, we will drive to Southampton Harbor. We will embark on the grand cruise liner that will serve as our luxurious floating hotel. We'll set sail at 17:00.
The grand cruise liner CROWN PRINCESS was launched in 2018, weighing 113,000 tons.
- 19 floors
- Restaurants and lounges surrounded by panoramic views
- Elegant boutique
- Relaxing lotus spa
- Bar complex
- Upgraded and decorated showroom
- Spacious and elegant rooms featuring a fridge, TV, wardrobe, bathroom with shower
- Monday 1 July 2019: Guernsey Island
Today we will dock at the island of Guernsey, one of the Channel Islands located in the English Channel close to the border of France. The island is part of the British Crown but does not belong to the United Kingdom. The residents of Guernsey have no representation in the British Parliament, but their foreign affairs and security are run by Britain. The island is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in the world; a combination of blue sea, beaches, cliffs and small villages.
- Tuesday: 2 July 2019: Cork, Bantry, Glengariff, Kenmare, Killarney, Ireland
Today we'll dock in Cork, the second largest city in Ireland, the only mountainous region in Ireland. We'll travel on winding roads and enjoy various scenic observations. We'll drive through areas full of rivers, where the salmon return to spawn in the lakes where they were hatched. We'll tour the surrounding landscapes, the hidden bays and the green fields of the region, and visit, among other things, the charming little port city of West Cork, which is known to boast most spectacular scenery along the coast of Ireland. We'll continue to the Glengariff which is located on the world-famous Bantry Bay where the mountains meet the sea. Our next stop is Kenmare, a small, pastoral town in the heart of Kerry. We'll end in Killarney with a vibrant and beautiful city that has breathtaking views of the nature paradise there. Here we'll get about on a horse driven cart.
- Wednesday 3 July 2019: Dublin, Ireland
Today we will dock in Dublin, the capital of Ireland. We'll enjoy a guided tour of the city including Phoenix Park, the Houses of Parliament, the Georgian Quarter, O' Connell Street and the home of Orson Welles, as well as the main post office - the symbol of the Irish Easter Rebellion. We will see the Lipi River that traverses the city, walk through the Temple Bar pubs, and O'Connell Street, Dublin's main street, and visit Trinity College where we will be impressed by the Book of Celts written and illustrated by Irish monks in the 8th century. We'll also stroll through elegant Grafton Street, the busy shopping area of the city.
- Thursday 4 July 2019: Belfast, Northern Ireland
This morning we'll drop anchor in Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland. We'll visit the huge embankment, an impressive natural phenomenon and a geological site in which there are about 40 thousand hexagonal basalt pillars, and which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The impressive city hall, the municipal library and other Victorian-style buildings, the Prince Albert Clock Tower, the famous Shankill and Pulse Streets, the scene of the struggle between the Protestants and the Catholics, and the many murals commemorating the heavy price paid by the residents. If possible, we'll also visit the local synagogue.
- Friday 5 July 2019: Loch Lomond, Sterling, Glasgow, Scotland
Today we will be based in Glasgow, the largest city in Scotland, rich in history that transformed the city into an economic and tourist highlight. We'll go to Loch Lomond, the largest lake in Scotland. We'll visit Trossachs National Park, which offers a wonderful sensory experience: green hills, mountains, thick forests, rivers and lakes, which all inspire nature lovers. From there we will visit Sterling Castle, one of Scotland's national symbols. The castle sits on impressive cliffs and the kings of Scotland used it as a palace. Now the castle serves as a national museum. Finally we will return to Glasgow and take a panoramic tour of the city.
- Shabbat 6 July 2019: At Sea
Nothing quite like a Shabbat at sea. Shabbat services, Shabbat meals, lectures & shiurim. Of course, there will also be time to enjoy many of the facilities that the ship offers.
- Sunday 7 July 2019: Orkney Islands, Skara Brae, Scapa, Scotland
Today we anchor in Kirkwall, which is located in the Orkney Islands, a cluster of 70 islands on the northern tip of Scotland. The coastline of the islands is protected by a succession of huge rocks that stand as a wall, the most famous of which is 137 m high sea man, called the Sea Man, and considered the most famous stone pillar in Britain. The famous Brudgar ring is on the main island, the last Neolithic monument. If you stand at the center of the circle you are surrounded by 27 bedrock pillars arranged in equal distance. Today there are 27 pillars remaining from the original 60, with a trench dug around them. At the end of the visit we will visit Skara Brae, the most complete Neolithic village in Europe. It is also the oldest building in Europe - built in 3100 BC, on the western coast of the island of Mainland, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will conclude with the Scapa, a natural port that served the ancient Vikings and was also a strategic site in both World Wars.
- Monday 8 July 2019: Inverness, Loch Ness, Ullapool
Today we'll be at Invergordon. From the port we will go to Inverness, the capital of the Highlands area. It is the administrative capital of the county of the northernmost county of the whole of Britain. We'll take a stroll along the famous promenade and bridges. We will continue along the shores of Loch Ness, the largest and most famous freshwater lake in the Scottish Lakes, and perhaps even see the fabled monster, Nessie. We will finish a
picturesque town in Ullapool, located in the North West Highlands, and visit a whiskey brewery.
- Tuesday, 9 July 2019: Queensferry, Edinburgh
Today, we will dock in Queensferry, a port city close to Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. This is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, which has been recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Upon arrival, we will tour the Old City, see the magnificent Queen's Palace, climb the Royal Mile, with its many museums, up to the city's citadel. Here we'll see the coronation stone of the British kings and the Scottish Crown diamonds. We will continue to the new city, to visit Princes Street and the city squares. At the end of the visit we will return to the ship.
- Wednesday 10 July 2019: At Sea
Today we'll have time to relax and enjoy all of the ship's magnificent facilities. Take a dip in the pool or play some tennis, sit at the bay window while reading in the library, marvel at the art works in the gallery, share a cappuccino with friends in the coffee shop, enjoy a massage in the spa, score a few wins in the casino, go to the movies or take in a show. There's so much to do…
- Thursday 11 July 2019: Le Havre, France, Bayeux, Omaha Beach
Today we will be in La Havre, France. We will visit the landing beaches in Normandy where Allied forces landed on June 6, 1944, the day called D-DAY. The five beaches still carry the code names that they had on the eve of the invasion. Utah and Omaha, where American troops arrived, and Gold and Seward, where the British landed and Juno where the Canadian forces came ashore. Today we will explore the beaches of Utah and Omaha. We will continue to Arromaches-les-Baines, where we will visit the landing museum near the beach. We will continue to visit Colville-sur-Mer, where the American forces landed. Here is the last resting place of 9,386 American fighters. In the cemetery there are long rows of crosses (and Stars of David for the Jewish graves) painted in white, in memory of the fallen.
- Friday, 12 July 2019: Southampton – Stonehenge – London
Our cruise to the British Islands is over. We'll disembark at Southampton Harbor and make our way to London. On the way we will stop to visit Stonehenge, one of the most famous prehistoric sites in the world, consisting of a dirt embankment surrounding a large group of standing stones. The site and its immediate vicinity were added to UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1986. At the end of the tour we will arrive to our hotel to prepare for Shabbat.
- Saturday, 13 July 2019: London
After Shabbat services, Kiddush and lunch, we'll take a walking tour in the vicinity of our hotel
- Sunday 14 July 2019: London – Back home
We’ll make our way to the airport for our flight back home. We’ve had an unforgettable experience, seen a beautiful and fascinating part of the world, and developed an appetite for more.
Price per Person in Twin Room with Balcony
- Air-conditioned tourist coach
- 4* hotel base on half Board
- Accommodation during the cruise in a Balcony room
- Kosher full board during the cruise
- Professional experienced English-speaking guide
- Entrance to all sites mentioned in the itinerary
- International flights
- Taxes and surcharges
- Tips for local service providers $100 per person
- Personal expenses and services
- Tips during the cruise (to be paid on the ship)
- Tip for guide (Recommended: $5 per person per day)
Important to Know:
- There may be changes to the order of places visited. We will make every effort to visit every place mentioned in the itinerary.
- The tour organizers have no control over airline services such as seating, special meal requests, changes in departure times or delays. These remain the sole responsibility of the airline company.
Kashrut on Cruises
The kosher meals on other cruise lines are provided by each Cruise Lines' kosher meal supplier. All kosher meal suppliers are under recognized rabbinical kashrut supervision.
On board the ship we have our own separated section of the kitchen in which all the kosher meals are prepared. Furthermore, we obtain brand new sets of flatware (meat and milk) for each and every cruise.
Hashgacha aboard ship is performed by our specially trained tour guides, and for large groups, there is a logistics and kashrut supervisor aboard as well.
Deposit, Cancellation Fees & Policy:
A $500 USD Deposit per person must be received at the time of booking in order to confirm your reservation. Payment in full is due 60 days before departure. A minimum number of participants are required to operate tour dates. If a minimum number has not been reached prior to tour departure and the tour is cancelled you will receive a FULL refund.
- 90 days before departure bookings are refundable less a $100 administration fee
- 60-89 days prior to departure: $500 + $100 per passenger
- 30-59 days prior to departure: $1500 + $100 per passenger
- Less than 30 working days prior to departure: 100% of total - no refund
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