Scottish
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The historic streets of Edinburgh call out to you and your fellow explorers with an overnight in Leith. From Scottish whisky to the Highland bagpipes, there's a rich heritage that invites you to connect with this iconic destination's people. The colors of Amsterdam beckon you around every corner, from the famous tulips in the flower market to the rustic boats docked along the canal, with an overnight stay in port. The pull of the renowned London and its famous Tower Bridge are part of the allure of Tilbury, but the port holds charms of its own. History stands proud at the impressive Tilbury Fort, an architectural marvel surrounded by lush grounds. The Isle of Man enchants with vibrant folklore, like the fairies that supposedly live under the Fairy Bridge. While Belfast is best known for its Titanic ties, you and your new explorer friends could also take an invigorating hike at Cave Hill that leads to Belfast Castle and its beautiful estate.

Cultural Expedition

Dublin To Amsterdam

September 20, 2025

11 Nights

World Voyager

SECOND GUEST
SAILS FREE

PLUS

FREE Cultural Immersion

Sep 20 Dublin, Ireland Depart: 10:00 pm

Dublin, Ireland

Ireland’s capital, Dublin, is bustling, cosmopolitan, ancient, and young at heart all at once. It is one of Europe’s liveliest cities, where medieval and 17th-century buildings stand comfortably amid all the trappings of a 21st-century community. Marvels like the incredible Book of Kells, one of the most beautifully illuminated manuscripts in the world, call out to the curious. A gentle and relaxing cruise along the River Liffey immerses you in the capital’s colorful history, from the first arrival of the Vikings to the rapid development of the city during the 18th and 19th centuries. When in Dublin, the Guinness Storehouse, located in the heart of St. James’ Gate Brewery, invites you to raise a glass at the Gravity Bar with a 360-degree view of the city skyline.

Sep 21 Douglas, Isle of Man Arrive: 7:00 am Depart: 7:00 pm

Douglas, Isle of Man

Between Ireland and Great Britain in the Irish Sea, there’s a small dot of land called the Isle of Man. Douglas is the capital and your gateway to the incredible treasures that this lesser-known Crown Dependency holds. Not only is Isle of Man culturally and historically different from its surrounding islands, but also linguistically diverse, among the many languages Manx, a Gaelic language similar to some types of Irish Gaelic, but unique to the island. Douglas’ lovely seafront can be traversed by horse-drawn trams, but if you prefer speed, this town also delivers with winding roads made for a thrilling motorcycle adventure. After all, this is the home of the International Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy) Race.

Sep 22 Belfast, Northen Ireland Arrive: 7:00 am Depart: 9:00 pm

Belfast, Northen Ireland

Anticipate a vibrant restaurant scene, award-winning architecture, and friendly locals as you make your way through the historic city of Belfast. Traipsing the city center calls for a stroll through Belfast’s Botanic Gardens, 28 acres of green lawns and trees near Queens University. Emerge from the gardens at the Ulster Museum, a well-designed space with exhibits on Northern Irish history, art, and natural history. It’s also the gateway to the Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland’s most famous landmark deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Causeway was formed between 50 and 60 million years ago by an ancient volcanic eruption attracting visitors from far and wide to this corner of north Antrim to come marvel at its majesty and mystery.

Sep 23 Greenock (Glasgow), Scotland Arrive: 8:00 am Depart: 6:00 pm

Greenock (Glasgow), Scotland

The historic west end of Greenock boasts impressive Victorian buildings, in particular the 245-foot Victoria Tower which remains incomplete. From there, journey to Glasgow to view the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum for a glimpse of its world-class art collection. Toast to the world’s friendliest city with a Tennent’s lager at the historic Wellpark Brewery, where you can learn about the brand’s 450-year history and its passion for Scottish football. From Glasgow, discover the beauty of the Scottish countryside on a journey toward magnificent Stirling Castle, the home of the Stuart kings and birthplace of James II.

Sep 24 At Sea

At Sea

Spend the day on the high seas pampering yourself at the spa or enjoying some time on deck. Mingle with your fellow explorers and swap stories of your exploits, making plans for new ones together once you get to shore

Sep 25 Invergordon (Loch Ness), Scotland Arrive: 8:00 am Depart: 5:00 pm

Invergordon (Loch Ness), Scotland

Welcome to a land where fairy tales spring to life among castles, lakes and heathered fields. Invergordon is your entrée to the Scottish Highlands and the capital of Inverness, a mere 30 minutes south. Not far from here you can enjoy an outing to Loch Ness, the famed Scottish lake hiding a legendary beast beneath its depths. On your explorations, you can take in the rugged mountains and deep blue lochs, perhaps spotting deer in the hills and eagles overhead. The brisk air, foggy mist and verdant peaks add a dash of mysticism unlike anywhere else - this is the land of Shakespeare’s Macbeth after all.

Sep 26 Leith (Edinburgh), Scotland Arrive: 12:00 pm OVERNIGHT

Leith (Edinburgh), Scotland

Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh, is dynamic, but small enough to walk almost anywhere. The streets are busy, narrow, and lined with towering buildings once described as, "a dream in masonry" by Edinburgh-born novelist Robert Louis Stevenson. Edinburgh Castle has played an important role in the history of Scotland as both a royal residence and a military stronghold. It’s really two cities: Old Town and New Town, where Old Town is the network of medieval streets south of the castle and New Town is everything on the other side. What unites both and all of Scotland is its whisky, part of the true Scottish experience, as is a toast with scotch, of which you can partake in at Leith’s Kaleidoscope Bar and Dining Room on Queen Street.

Sep 27 Leith (Edinburgh), Scotland Depart: 6:00 pm

Leith (Edinburgh), Scotland

Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh, is dynamic, but small enough to walk almost anywhere. The streets are busy, narrow, and lined with towering buildings once described as, "a dream in masonry" by Edinburgh-born novelist Robert Louis Stevenson. Edinburgh Castle has played an important role in the history of Scotland as both a royal residence and a military stronghold. It’s really two cities: Old Town and New Town, where Old Town is the network of medieval streets south of the castle and New Town is everything on the other side. What unites both and all of Scotland is its whisky, part of the true Scottish experience, as is a toast with scotch, of which you can partake in at Leith’s Kaleidoscope Bar and Dining Room on Queen Street.

Sep 28 At Sea

At Sea

Spend the day on the high seas pampering yourself at the spa or enjoying some time on deck. Mingle with your fellow explorers and swap stories of your exploits, making plans for new ones together once you get to shore

Sep 29 Tilbury (London), England Arrive: 7:00 am Depart: 7:00 pm

Tilbury (London), England

Near central London and just down the river from the iconic Tower Bridge lies the town of Tilbury. Its intricate circuit of moats and bastioned outworks ordered by Henry VIII give it that historic aesthetic perfect for exploration. Immerse yourself in the quintessential tradition of high tea served with thinly sliced cucumber sandwiches and scones with clotted cream and preserves, as well as tea cakes and pastries, making for a tasty afternoon. An hour south of Tilbury stands the charming Canterbury, the backdrop of Chaucer’s tales. View lofty houses overhanging the lanes that lead to the great Christ Church Gate, the main entrance to Canterbury Cathedral.

Sep 30 Ijmuiden (Amsterdam), The Netherlands Arrive: 1:00 pm OVERNIGHT

Ijmuiden (Amsterdam), The Netherlands

The capital of the Netherlands located along the banks of the Amstel River, its namesake, is considered among the greatest planned cities of northern Europe. It has played a critical role in the country’s development, having once been the center of world economy and now known as a destination of open-minded values. Since the 17th century, the Jewish culture and religion has influenced life here, and you can see hundreds of years of their history throughout the city. Amsterdam isn’t known for its beachfront scenery, but the Zandvoort aan Zee beach, formerly a fishing port established as far back as 1100, now stands as a popular seaside resort town.

Oct 01 Ijmuiden (Amsterdam), The Netherlands Arrive: 8:00 am

Ijmuiden (Amsterdam), The Netherlands

The capital of the Netherlands located along the banks of the Amstel River, its namesake, is considered among the greatest planned cities of northern Europe. It has played a critical role in the country’s development, having once been the center of world economy and now known as a destination of open-minded values. Since the 17th century, the Jewish culture and religion has influenced life here, and you can see hundreds of years of their history throughout the city. Amsterdam isn’t known for its beachfront scenery, but the Zandvoort aan Zee beach, formerly a fishing port established as far back as 1100, now stands as a popular seaside resort town.

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