Iceland & Northern Europe

Amsterdam, Netherlands

SJ
Stevie Jay Travel LLC
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47 reviews
Jul 31 - Aug 16, 2020
Group size: 1 - 40
Iceland & Northern Europe
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Stevie Jay Travel LLC
  • Email address verified
47 reviews

$5394
Deposit: $1600
Jul 31 - Aug 16, 2020
Group size: 1 - 40

About this trip

Depart Amsterdam and head north to some of the best of Northern Europe. Visit Norway, Iceland, the Shetland Islands and Scotland for an overnight in Edinburgh where you can attend the renowned Military Tattoo or its Festival and Fringe. Some of best ports are even more enjoyable with occasional days at sea for relaxation and fun aboard ship. 

Highlights

• Amsterdam, Netherlands • Norway: Haugesund & Alesund • Iceland: Akureyri, Eyjafjordur, Isafjordur, Isafjardurdjur & Reykjavik (overnight) • Shetland Islands: Lerwick • Scotland: Inverness & Edinburgh (depart in the wee hours) • All must-have expenses included: local departure, taxes, crew tips, travel insurance and extra fun with Stevie Jay, Janet and the kids

Accommodations (15 nights)

Amsterdam (1) NH Schiller Hotel

Cruising (14) Nieuw Statendam

Details

Dislosed principal is Holland America Line. 

Click here for a Print Friendly Flier PDF. And click here for Deck Plans of our ship. All prices are per person, based on occupancy. • Document required for US Citizens is Passport valid through 2/16/21; no visa or shots at this time. Other citizens should consult their consulate. • Insurance coverage included Deluxe Group Plan from Travel Guard and for coverage details see steviejaytravel.com/insurance covering cancellation charges; other terms at steviejaytravel.com/terms which are incorporated by reference. • Price and details are subject to change. • Flight upgrade options cost (round trip, per person):or, B) $4000 for business class & insurance  (which will tend to increase in price as time goes on)—when booking, you pay the travel insurance upgrade cost only of $270 then once we have verified the fare is the same (or acceptable to you if increased) then the full ticket cost must be paid then. Acct#200731s 10Oct19 10:03


More included features than most

• More time seeing the sights and relaxing since you board the ship and unpack once and yet visit many places.

• Local departure from Central Illinois cities on a private motor coach.

• Travel insurance* covers a variety of occurrences like being unable to go due to illness or accident (also including your roommate or a family member).

• Also included all tips …yes, drivers, baggage handling and cruise staff.

• Better to pay a rate that’s a good value now than having to keep digging into your wallet along the way. You could end up paying more “DIY” and not have as carefree of an experience.


*Want to go but you “don’t buy green bananas”?

We understand, it may seem like far in the future. Can’t plan how you’re going to feel then. However consider these things:

This exceptionally desirable itinerary is likely to sell out very early

Travel insurance will reimburse you if you, a traveling companion or family member gets ill or has an accident. The coverage is the same today through the day of travel…

And even during the trip through Trip Interruption coverage.

That’s why we include AIG/Travel Guard Travel Insurance when you book. It even waives the pre-existing conditions exclusion. As long as you are medically able to travel when you book, you are covered. Note that Medicare does not cover you overseas! But our plan does! See plan details for more information and other coverage features of the included travel insurance.

Best Overall Cruise Value—25 Years

Best Overall Cruise Value—25 Consecutive Years—Awarded by the World Ocean & Cruise Liner Society

Welcome to Holland America Line, the cruise line dedicated to explorers, foodies and music lovers who want to pursue these passions on all seven seas and continents, on perfectly sized, refreshingly uncrowded ships filled with one-of-a-kind experiences.

DESTINATION EXPERTISE & IMMERSION

Nearly 150 years of experience sailing the world’s oceans

Exclusive Explorations Central™ destination programming that gives guests a deeper understanding of the places they visit

UNRIVALED CULINARY EXPERIENCES

Culinary Council® of world-renowned chefs—plus experts in wine and spirits—who design our onboard dining experiences

A variety of dining options*, including specialty restaurants, pop-up dining and the exceptional Dining Room

Live onboard cooking demonstrations

Culinary shore excursions in partnership with FOOD & WINE® magazine

THE BEST IN LIVE MUSIC

A great cruise deserves a great soundtrack with memorable performances from world-class musicians

Live music for every taste at Lincoln Center Stage, B.B. King’s Blues Club,

Billboard Onboard, Rolling Stone Rock Room and more*

PERFECTLY SIZED SHIPS; RENOWNED SERVICE

Ships designed with the philosophy that bigger isn’t better, better is better

Sleek nautical lines, spacious public areas, wraparound decks and sophisticated style

In every detail, every day, guests experience the best service at sea, with a gracious, friendly staff that’s never in the way but always close at hand

Deposit: $1600 per person

Balance is due 3/31/2020. Credit cards, "e-check" or paper checks welcomed.

Additional deposit is required if upgrading to either extra legroom economy ($330/person, round trip) or Business Class ($3300, per person, round trip subject to change). These amounts include the extra insurance to cover the upgrade. If either of these upgrades have increased in price when you book, you will have the option to decline them without penalty if the new price is unacceptable. For business class, we will call to discuss it after you book and it must purchased at that time. 

Discounts

Package prices reflect current Holland America Line discounts. Following are discounts for part(s) of our package that you do not want:

• If you do not want the included insurance, then when booking apply the following discount code NO-INSURANCE and your price will be reduced by $363 per person.

• If you do not want the included local departure from Central Illinois, airfare from Chicago, nor transfers from airport-hotel/ship-airport), then when booking apply the following discount code NO-AIR and your price will be reduced by $1050 per person.

• If you want neither insurance nor local bus/air fare/transfers, when booking apply the following discount code NO-AIR-INSUR and your price will be reduced by $1413 per person.

Perks for booking in November

• Free drinks when you book through November 30, 2019.* Even if you don't drink alcoholic beverages, this has value since specialty coffees, sodas and other drinks (beyond iced tea and water) are at an extra charge.

*Notice, Signature Beverage Package has a daily limit of 15 beverages - Excludes beverages priced over $11.00, and purchases made in Signature shops, In Room Dining, or beverages on Half Moon Cay. Is not transferable or refundable. Offer applies to guests 1 and 2 and may be modified or withdrawn without prior notice. Other restrictions may apply. Offer NQ1.

Questions?

Contact either stevie@steviejaytravel.com 217 840-9913 or bill@steviejaytravel.com 217 619-0202. Thank you. We look forward to serving you.

The lands of the Midnight Sun

The longest day of the year is in late June, but even in August in Iceland, it gets dark just before midnight and first light appears before 3:00 a.m.! 

Temperatures will be a lot nicer than Illinois in August with highs in the 70s and perhaps low 80s. With all those hours of sunlight you may feel more energized! Best to pack layers rather a heavy coat if we have a (relatively) chilly day.

What’s included

  • Round trip motor coach
    transportation from Central Illinois
  • Baggage handling
  • Round trip flights
    from Chicago-Amsterdam
  • Round trip motor coach
    transportation between the airport, hotel & ship
  • Hotel service charge
    which is the Holland America term for crew gratuities
  • Travel insurance
    from AIG Travel Guard’s deluxe group program
  • 43 Meals
    15 Breakfasts 14 Lunches 14 Dinners
  • $1110 current total
    taxes & fees, subject to change
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Choice of cruise
    stateroom or suite
  • Led by Stevie Jay
    & Janet Khachaturian
  • Two meals in Amsterdam
  • Bar and soft drinks
  • Spa services
  • Shore excursion options
  • Tax/fuel surcharges
    in effect, if any

Available Packages

Inside Stateroom
only 2 left

No window. Ranges from 141-225 square feet.

$5394
Deposit: $1600
Ocean-View Stateroom
6 left

Has a window. Ranges from 175-282 square feet.

$6113
Deposit: $1600
Veranda
10 left

Has a private veranda with sitting area. Ranges from 228-405 square feet including veranda.

$6799
Deposit: $1600
Vista Suite
6 left

Has a private veranda with sitting area. Ranges from 260-356 square feet including veranda.

$8150
Deposit: $1600
Neptune Suite
4 left
$13295
Deposit: $1600
Oceanview Single
only 2 left

Has a window. Ranges from 175-282 square feet.

$9612
Deposit: $1600

Available options

Business Class, RT (insur. cost only)only 2 left
$270
Single Supplement: Inside = total $8336
$2942
Single Supp.: Veranda = total $10,938
$3499
Single Supp.: Vista Ste = total $13,549
$5399
Single Supp: Neptune Ste = total $23,494
$10199
$5394
Deposit: $1600

Inside Stateroom

Itinerary

Day 1, Fri July 31, 2020
Central Illinois-Chicago O’Hare-Flight

Stevie Jay welcomes you aboard our private motor coach to O’Hare where we board our non-stop overnight flight to Amsterdam.

Your Organizer


SJ
Stevie Jay Travel LLC
47 reviews
Stevie Jay has been leading tours and broadcasting in radio for decades now. He's crazy about his wife, Janet, and their four kids. Bill Owen has been designing custom tours for 46 years and lives in an olive grove. Mary Beth Kuraskek joined us in spring 2018. She has been a tour director for over 15 years. Our home page is at www.steviejaytravel.com.

Reviews

Canyon Country: Fantastic trip. Awesome views of the national parks. Optional excursion to Monument Valley was a highlight for us. Mary Beth always provides excellent service. This tour was no exception! Bob and Cindy
By Robert Hardig for Canyon Country on Oct 25, 2019
Great trip experience. All canyons were on our "to see" list. Peter was great as our guide. Anna was super good driver and kept a really clean coach. Accommodations were well located, well appointed, pleasant and clean. Dining experiences were great. Ready to go again.
By Allen Hagen for Canyon Country on Oct 24, 2019
We had a fabulous time. Transfers were effortless. Accommodations were great. Dining experiences were absolutely fantastic. Excursions were very memorable and enjoyable. Steve & Janet were very gracious hosts. All other travelers were great to spend time with. Looking forward to 2021 river cruise.
By Allen Hagen for Rhine Cruise on Oct 14, 2019
It was a delightful trip. Will look forward to others to come.
The trip was very nice. Accommodations & food terrific. Steve & Janet are warm, inviting hosts
By Constance Huddleston for Rhine Cruise on Oct 12, 2019
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