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9-Night Scandinavia Singles Cruise
400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's Death
April 23, 2016
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** All Shore Excursions Included **

Join Best Single Travel as we cruise Northern Europe aboard the Celebrity Silhouette® on this very rare cruise itinerary. Start in England and travel to rare and unusual ports throughout Sweden and Norway, disembarking in Amsterdam. The ship is impressive, with all the best-loved Solstice® Class features—and some new ones. Celebrate the flavorful joys of outdoor grilling in the new, interactive Lawn Club Grill. And sweeping veranda views enhance 85% of her staterooms.

You don't need to be a lover of William Shakespeare's to love this 9-night singles cruise out of Southampton, England, that includes castles, fjords, canals and museums of all types. Don't miss this once in a life-time itinerary on an extraordinary singles cruise vacation.

Scandinavia Singles Cruise ItineraryScandinavia Oslo fjord

Cruise Day 1: Southampton, England (Saturday: April 23 /  5:00pm)

Southampton, a bustling port city bursting with history as well as shopping opportunities is just 80 miles south of London. Take the optional Celebrity cruise shuttle or make your own way to the ship. Meet your singles cruise hostess and your fellow cruisers onboard.

 

Cruise Day 2: Day at Sea  (Sunday: April 24)
to enjoy all the amenities of the Celebrity Silhouette

 

Cruise Day 3: Oslo, Norway (Monday: April 25 / 1:00pm disembark)
Scandinavia Oslo NorwayOslo has been the capital since 1814, when Norway gained its independence from Denmark and is one of Europe's fastest-growing capitals. The city center of Oslo is so compact you can walk across it in about 20 minutes. Unlike many European cities, the center is not known for its residential population, although there are a number of places springing up. Known as a “fjord city”, the local atmosphere fully lives up to the name with easily accessible shoreline upgraded from old ship yards to an elegant boardwalk effortlessly connecting the historic city center to its natural setting by the waterfront. Along the waterfront comes modern Oslo in the form of Aker Brygge and Tjuvholmen, apartments, shopping centers, bars and restaurants

Included Shore Excursion
Scandinavia ZipOur Oslo experience begins as we board a tram to Holmenkollen Ski Jump and The Ski Museum, built into the mountain below the jump. Here we can experience 4000 years of exciting ski history through various exhibitions and activities. Have you ever wondered what it is like to jump the new Holmenkollen hill? Try the ski simulator and find out or try the Holmenkollen`s zipline which takes you from top of the ski jump to the bottom of the hill! You will follow the same route as the ski jumpers and you can enjoy Oslo`s best view while you`re flying down the hill. (both are extra $). 
Scandinavia Oslo Opera HouseThen we travel back to the Oslo center for our guided walking tour. Stroll to the highlights of the Norwegian capital including a visit to Oslo City Hall, where every year on Dec 10 the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony is held. Discover the Akershus Fortress and Castle, dating from 1299, this medieval castle and royal residence developed into a fortress in 1592. Walk along the Bjorvika waterfront and the Ekeberg area, one of the oldest inhabited places in Oslo. Photo stop at the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet building, a stunning contemporary addition to the city skyline.
After time at the ship for dinner we will meet our guide for a few hours of exploring the waterfront, which is teeming with activity 24 hours a day and it doesn’t cost anything to wander along the quay and enjoy life.

 

Cruise Day 4: Oslo, Norway (Tuesday: April 26 departs 5:00pm)
Scandinavia OsloFor anyone with even a passing interest in history, Norway offers one of the finest networks of museums anywhere and Oslo has more than 50 museums! Museums that cater to all interests: art, history, history, sports, Oslo, animals, magic, beer, mini bottles and much more. Bygdøy,a peninsula on the west side of the city center is where several of Oslo’s most popular museums are located. This capital city's lavish history can be uncovered at the Viking Ship Museum and the Kon-Tiki Museum. The Norsk Folkemuseum is Norway's largest museum of cultural history featuring the world's oldest open air museum and large indoor collections.

Shore Excursion
Scandinavia norwegian folk museumWe will spend our day at the Bygdøy peninsula, a short ferry trip from downtown Oslo. Located within a few blocks of each other are four museums offering a widely-varied view of Norway's past, from farming and religion to shipbuilding and exploration.
The Norwegian Folk Museum - One of Europe's largest open-air museums, with 155 traditional houses from all parts of Norway and a stave church from the year 1200. The indoor exhibits show traditional handicraft items, folk costumes, Sami culture, weapons, toys, pharmaceutical history and changing exhibitions.

Kon-Tiki Museum - Thor Heyerdahl gained worldwide fame when he crossed the Pacific Ocean on the balsawood raft Kon-Tiki in 1947. We can experience original vessels and up-to-date exhibits on Heyerdahl’s expeditions, including Kon-Tiki, Ra, Tigris, Easter Island, Fatu-Hiva, Tùcume, Galapagos, a 30-metre cave tour, an underwater exhibit with a 10-metre model of a whale shark, Thor Heyerdahl’s library, Thor Heyerdahl the person, and Tiki pop culture.
Scandinavia Kontiki MuseumViking Ship Museum -  presents Viking ship discoveries from Gokstad, Oseberg and Tune as well as other finds from Viking tombs around the Oslo Fjord. The museum displays the world's two best-preserved wooden Viking ships built in the 9th century, as well as small boats, sledges, a cart with exceptional ornamentation, implements, tools, harness, textiles and household utensils.
Fram Museum -  Come on board the Fram, the strongest wooden ship ever built and still holds the records for sailing farthest north and farthest south;. See how the crew and their dogs managed to survive in the coldest and most dangerous places on earth - the Arctic and the Antarctic. The Museum also has a polar simulator where you can experience both the cold and the dangers of polar expeditions over a hundred years ago. The museum's Gjøa building has exhibitions on the Arctic and the Northwest Passage.

 

Cruise Day 5: Skagen, Denmark (Wednesday: April 27 / 8:00am - 5:00pm)

Scandinavia SkagenThe town of Skagen, a 600-year old market town has a unique setting and a fascinating history. This enchanting little fishing village at the top of the Jutland peninsula is Denmark’s northern-most town and one of the most popular holiday destinations. The tiny 15th century village lies very exposed to the natural elements and has had to endure centuries of storms, desertification by migrating dunes and complete isolation from the rest of the Denmark until the late 19th century. The village is characterized by low, yellow houses with red tile roofs nestled into the beach areas and is small enough to traverse easily on foot.  Visit the inspiring museums and dwell at the world famous paintings by artists such as Michael and Anna Ancher and P.S. Krøyer. The nature in and around the city is truly unique and to see "The meeting of the seas" is a must do when you are here.

Included Shore Excursion
Scandinavia grenenStand on the tip of Grenen, Denmark's northernmost point where the 2 seas, the Skagerrak and Kattegat meet. It is a fascinating experience to stand on the tip of Jutland and the European mainland and watch the waves from the two seas beat together and break the Skaw Reef. We will take Sandormen, an exciting and inspiring ride where we can get information about coastline change and natural manifolds. If we are lucky we will spot seals which have completely become accustomed to tourists and often rest on the beach in the middle of people crowd or bunkers in the water.
Scandinavia Skagen MuseumVisit Skagens Museum, founded in 1908 in order to collect and preserve the works of the famous artists’ colony in the surroundings in which they were created. Since 1928 the museum has resided in a building designed by the architect Ulrik Plesner. The Garden House, where many of the artists used to rent lodgings, and the old grain-drying warehouse where P.S. Krøyer established his first studio in Skagen can both be found in the museum’s atmospheric and evocative garden.

 

Cruise Day 6: Helsingborg, Sweden (Thursday: April 28 / 8:00am - 11:59pm)
Scandinavia Helsingborg SwedenOne whiff of the refreshing seaside air and you’ll fall instantly in love with Helsingborg. Enjoy beautiful beaches and refreshing public baths or stroll the gardens of Sofiero Palace and Fredriksdal Open-Air Museum. Climb the stairs up Kärnan castle tower for panoramic views of the harbor or enjoy shopping at Helsingborg’s city center offering you five hundred shops, including the home of IKEA

Included Shore Excursion
To be announced shortly

 

Cruise Day 7: Copenhagen, Denmark (Friday: April 29 / 7:00am - 9:00pm)
Baltic copenhagenCopenhagen, Denmark’s capital, sits on the coastal islands of Zealand and Amager and just across the bridge from Sweden. The streets are lined with neoclassical buildings, pastel row houses with flower boxes and lace curtains, and 20th century modern design showpieces. Copenhagen was a fishing colony until 1157, when a castle on what is now the parliament, Christiansborg was built. Much of Copenhagen was destroyed by two major fires in the 18th century and by British bombing during the Napoleonic Wars. Whether strolling through blooming flowers in Tivoli Gardens, witnessing the changing of the guard at Amalienborg Palace or touring Kronborg Castle-the setting of Shakespeare's Hamle,  it's easy to see why this once-humble fishing village grew to become the capital of Denmark.
Included Shore Excursion
Scandinavia Kronborg CastleHamlet’s Castle Tour, Countryside & Copenhagen Highlights -  A day filled with romantic medieval tales, delightful coastal views and relaxing strolls through lush renaissance gardens. We begin with a drive north towards Northern Zealand, known for its scenic landscapes and fascinating history. Explore the charming medieval merchant city of Elsinore and tour one of Europe’s most beautiful renaissance-style castles, Kronborg, famous as the setting for Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Get an up-close look at the castle’s architectural grandeur Scandinavia Little Mermaidon our guided tour and hear all the curious tales connected with the castle. Next we head travel to Hillerød for a walking tour of the 17th century Frederiksborg Castle with its lush castle gardens.
After time for shopping and lunch we return to Copenhagen for our guided city’s highlights tour starting with a photo stop at the world-renowned Little Mermaid statue. We will also see the Citadel, harbor-side walk, Gefion Fountain, Nyhavn Canal, King’s New Square and Royal Theatre, Castle Island and the Stock Exchange Building, Old City,Town Hall Square and Tivoli Gardens.

 

Cruise Day 8: Fredericia, Denmark (Saturday: April 30 / 7:00am - 4:00pm)
Right on the Jutland peninsula is the striking town of Fredericia, a historic Danish military stronghold founded by Frederick III in 1650. Fortified city walls, historic monuments, and military remnants abound throughout the town, and it still serves as a major barracks for the Royal Danish Army’s Signals Regiment. Newcomers were enticed to the town with benefits including tax exemption and free land, and when these privileges failed to attract enough new citizens, three nearby villages were destroyed in 1651 at which time the inhabitants forced to move to the town.
Scandinavia FredericiaIncluded Shore Excursion
Discover the old and the new parts of Fredericia’s and hear about its fascinating history on our 3-hour walking tour of the town. As we walk from one bastion to the next, our private guide will introduce us to the history of the ramparts and their key role in the defense of Denmark. Hear about the outcome of the 1849 bombardment and visit several churches. Our route will takes us past the statue of The Brave Soldier on the square. The splendid cannons and mortars stand proudly on the ramparts, and from the White Tower (Det Hvide Vandtårn), one of the town’s icons, we are treated to a magnificent view of Fredericia and the Little Belt – and perhaps a glimpse of the cruise ship at berth.
Scandinavia Fredericia housesFredericia was granted religious freedom as early as the 17th century when King Christian V accorded the town special privileges, as evidenced by the numerous different religious denominations and places of worship that we will pass on our walk. This special status lasted right until the signing of the Danish Constitution on 5 June 1849, after which the rest of the kingdom of Denmark followed suit. We take a short break at the Mosaisk Begravelsesplads, an impressive Jewish burial ground with approx. 550 graves and an important historic reminder of the diverse populations pattern of Fredericia’s population over the centuries. 

 

Cruise Day 9: At Day at Sea (Sunday: May 1)
to enjoy all the amenities of the 
Celebrity Silhouette

 

Cruise Day 10: Amsterdam, Netherlands (Monday: May 2 / 6:00am)
Amsterdam is an eclectic mix of old and new, historical charm and cosmopolitan flair. It's a blend of cultures, but still quintessentially Dutch. The people-watching is rewarding, and the quest for rich history is even more so. Take a boat tour along the canals to enjoy the distinct and beautiful personalities of the many bridges you'll see.

Scandinavia Fjord view

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!

Ocean View - The large picture window will delight you and provides an excellent view of the ocean and all destinations!
                            * Some oceanview cabins have obstructed views

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 TypeDepositFull Payment

Inside

- $2551.63

Oceanview

-  Sold Out

Balcony

- Sold Out
Best Single Travel provides roommate matching to our clients who confirm their reservations at least 70 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

- $3938.63

 Oceanview

- Sold Out

 Balcony

- Sold Out
Amounts are per-person in US Dollars and Include Taxes and Port Charges

*Prices are Not Guaranteed Until Booked. 

Scandinavia 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 90 days of sailing we will confirm a roommate within 24 hours.

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