NORWEGIAN FJORDS CRUISE TOUR

TOUR, & 7 NIGHT CRUISE ONBOARD CELEBRITY ECLIPSE FROM AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS

 

JUNE 13-23, 2025

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Discover Awe-Inspiring Fjords on our Norway Cruise

Norway is known world-wide for its fjords, or long coastal inlets from the sea, with stunning high and rugged sides. Our cruise of the spectacular fjords of Norway takes us to the ports Molde, Olden, Stavanger and Kristiansand. Known as the 'City of Roses' for its beautiful gardens, Molde hugs the shoreline of the Romsdalsfjorden. At 88 kilometres long, Romsdalsfjord is the ninth-longest fjord in Norway. Located on the southern shore of Nordfjord, the beautiful views from the ship as you cruise into Olden should not be missed.While in Olden, you may wish to take a shuttle to the Loen Skylift from where you can enjoy amazing views of the Nordfjord, the sixth longest fjord in Norway. Stavanger, in southwestern Norway on the Lysefjord, is the third largest city in Norway. Famous for its natural beauty, Stavanger, is Norway's energy capital. Kristiansand, a city in southern Norway, is our final port of call. Very few places in Norway get more hours of sunlight a year than Kristiansand! Here you can even see a fine sandy beach and palm trees, leading visitors to believe they are in a more southerly part of Europe.

Itinerary

DAY 1 – FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2025

OVERNIGHT FLIGHT TO AMSTERDAM

Join us at Pearson International Airport today as we check-in for our overnight flight to Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam. Sit back, relax and rest as we cross the Atlantic tonight.

DAY 2 – SATURDAY, JUNE 14, 2025

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

This morning we arrive at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam. Upon arrival, we transfer into the heart of Amsterdam to enjoy a guided tour of the city before checking in to our Amsterdam hotel for two nights.Balance of the day free. Dinner is included this evening. (D).

DAY 3 – SUNDAY, JUNE 15, 2025

FREE DAY TO EXPLORE AMSTERDAM

Breakfast included at your hotel this morning. Today is free for you to explore more of Amsterdam on your own. Amsterdam is known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades, legacies of the city’s 17th-century Golden Age. Its Museum District houses the Van Gogh Museum, works by Rembrandt and Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum, and modern art at the Stedelijk. You may wish to book a visit to the Anne Frank House. Perhaps you may wish to take an optional tour to explore some of the areas outside of the city – the choice is yours. (B)

DAY 4 – MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2025

BOARD CELEBRITY ECLIPSE - CRUISE DEPARTS 5:00PM

Enjoy a leisurely morning in Amsterdam, with Breakfast included at our hotel, before we transfer to the pier to board Celebrity Eclipse to begin our 7 Night cruise to the Fjords of Norway. Once you board Celebrity Eclipse you can unpack and relax for the next seven nights in your selected cabin category. You can be as active or inactive as you like – the choice is yours! Celebrity Eclipse offers a wide range of daily activities on board that can keep you occupied from sunrise until long past sunset. Entertainment options on board include cooking demos, port shopping talks, bingo, lectures, and art auctions. Nightly entertainment can be found at The Theatre on Celebrity Eclipse which offers musical and show productions in the evenings. There is also a smaller show lounge called Celebrity Central which has comedy shows, musical performances, and movies. Other options for entertainment at night can be found at the Passport Bar, The Entertainment Court Bar, Martini Bar, Sky Observation Lounge and Nightclub, and the Casino. To help you enjoy your cruise even more, we have included the Surf Wi-Fi package, Classic Beverage Package and Prepaid Gratuities in your tour package.The Moon Light Sonata Dining Room is where you can enjoy Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner served by your attentive staff, or you can visit the Oceanview Café and Buffet’s numerous food stations if you wish. Both of these dining options are included in your cruise fare. The only thing you have to do is enjoy the experience on board Celebrity Eclipse! (B)

DAY 5 – TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2025

AT SEA

While at sea, take the time to recharge before the next adventure. Lounge by the pool, be spoiled at the spa, taste the delicacies or explore the venues on-board, until we arrive at the next amazing destination.

DAY 6 – WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 2025

MOLDE, NORWAY

Docked: 9:00AM to 5:00PM

Discover Molde, a charming city in Norway known among locals as “the town of roses.” In Molde, you’ll find yourself surrounded by spectacular landscapes, blooming gardens, and the sound of jazz music, Hike up to the Varden Viewpoint and take in the magnificent scenery of the Molde Panorama, where 222 snow-capped mountains and the sparkling fjord in the distance are sure to take your breath away. Explore some of the nearby islands and natural wonders, such as the ridge of Romsdalseggen and the winding road of Trollstigen, an impressive roadway that is part of the Norwegian Scenic Route.

DAY 7 – THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 2025

OLDEN, NORWAY

Docked: 7:00AM to 5:00PM

Much of this picturesque town, located at the tip of the Nordfjord, looks as though it is straight out of the 17th century. Its many historic sites include Olden Old Church, built in 1759 on the site of the original stave church dating back to the 14th century, and the Singer Home, former residence of American painter William Singer. Nature lover? Explore the lush, verdant scenery of Lake Olden and experience its tranquility on a relaxing sightseeing cruise. Want something more adventurous? On your Europe cruise, trek through the Norwegian wild to Briksdal Glacier, an arm of the largest glacier in continental Europe. You'll hike along river paths and see gentle waterfalls created by the melting ice.

DAY 8 – FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2025

STAVANGER, NORWAY

Docked: 10:00AM to 7:00PM

Whether you prefer outdoor adventure or ancient history, a Stavanger cruise offers a wide array of treasures to discover. Its charming streets climb from the waterfront and are dotted with timber homes painted in wonderfully vibrant colors. The city is a mix of old and new, charming and stylish with an eclectic collection of merchant shops, cafes and historic museums and churches. The Stavanger Cathedral is the country's oldest cathedral, having been built between 1100 and 1125. An easy day hike on Pulpit Rock, the cliff
rising over 1800 feet above the sea, offers gorgeous views of the Lysefjord and the surrounding lush terrain. Dining options in the area include outstanding fish and mussels, with French American, Japanese, and Indian influences found throughout the city.

DAY 9 – SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 2025

KRISTIANSAND, NORWAY

Docked: 8:00AM to 6:00PM

On the southern tip of Norway lies the country’s fifth-largest city. Kristiansand is full of family fun and is a haven for outdoor adventure seekers. Kids of all ages will love Dyreparken zoo and amusement park, and the charming Fiskebrygga is home to a lively fish market, gourmet restaurants, and open air concerts. Stick your toes in the white sand of Bystranda Beach in the city center or venture just outside downtown to explore trails, fjords, and much more.

DAY 10 – SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2025

AT SEA

While at sea, take the time to recharge before the next adventure. Lounge by the pool, be spoiled at the spa, taste the delicacies or explore the venues on-board, until we arrive at the next amazing destination.

DAY 11 – MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2025

ARRIVAL AMSTERDAM and FLIGHT TO TORONTO

This morning we arrive in Amsterdam at 6:00 AM and after disembarkation we transfer to Amsterdam’s Schiphol International Airport for our return flight to Toronto. We hope that you have enjoyed your tour and cruise to the spectacular fjords of Norway and we look forward to seeing you again on a future tour with BST Vacations.

Inclusions

COST INCLUDES:

  • Air Flights Toronto to Amsterdam and Amsterdam to Toronto
  • Two nights accommodation in Amsterdam including Breakfast (B)
  • 7 Night Cruise on Celebrity Eclipse in your choice of Cabin Category
  • Transfers from Schiphol Airport to hotel in Amsterdam and pier in Amsterdam to Schiphol Airport
  • Motorcoach transportation for tour itinerary in The Netherlands on Day 2
  • City tour of Amsterdam
  • Dinner in Amsterdam (D)
  • Transfer from Amsterdam hotel to Amsterdam Cruise pier to board Celebrity Eclipse
  • Surf Wi-Fi Package, Classic Beverage Package and Prepaid Gratuities on Celebrity Eclipse
  • All meals in Main Dining Room and Oceanview Buffet on Celebrity Eclipse
  • Blowes & Stewart Travel Group Ltd. Professional Fee
  • Services of a BST Vacations Tour Manager

COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Items of a personal nature such as drinks on land portion of tour, laundry, telephone calls, bottled water, etc. Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption and/or Out-of-Province Medical Insurance
  • New Government taxes, levies, fuel or industry increases beyond our control
  • Fees for Passports or Visas that may be required
  • Any item not specified as being included

Pricing

COST PER PERSON

Based on Double/Twin Occupancy in Canadian Dollars

A1 – Aqua Class Veranda Stateroom $7,499.00 includes taxes and fees of $942.72 + $11.05 HST

C1 – Concierge Class Veranda Stateroom $ 6,899.00 includes taxes and fees of $927.34 + $11.05 HST

To confirm Space on the Tour, a non-refundable deposit of $2000.00 per person is required at time of booking. Balance of payment is due March 10, 2025

March 10, 2025. At the time of booking, we will also require a photocopy of the information page of your passport indicating that it is valid for six months following the date of your return to Canada.

Blowes & Stewart Travel Group Ltd. highly recommends the purchase of Cancellation & Trip Interruption Insurance as well as Out-of-Province Medical Insurance Coverage for your holiday. Full terms and conditions of booking and travel as per Terms and Conditions found on the Blowes & Stewart Travel Group Ltd. website at www.bstvacations.ca

Celebrity Eclipse

INAUGURAL DATE - April 26, 2010

OCCUPANCY - 2,852

REFURBISH DATE - Coming soon!

Luxurious and upscale on every deck and at every turn, Celebrity Eclipse sets the standard for modern-day vacations. Take your taste buds on an adventure with diverse dining choices. Enjoy endless entertainment options. Take a yoga class in the Fitness Center. Whatever your travel style, you'll find your home on board.

Trip Notes

Weather in Norway

June brings mild and comfortable weather to Norway. With temperatures typically ranging from 10°C to 20°C (50°F - 68°F), it's perfect for outdoor activities. The fjords and coastal areas enjoy a maritime climate, while the inland areas can be slightly warmer.

Terms & Conditions

BST Escorted Group Terms & Conditions

(These Terms & Conditions do not apply to Charters. Separate T & C apply.)

Please carefully review the Terms & Conditions outlined below. Any reservation made with BST constitutes a binding agreement signifying your acceptance of, and your agreement to follow, these Terms & Conditions, and to be bound by them.

To process your reservation, we will need your personal information including your name, address, telephone number, email address, passport number, date of birth, citizenship, and information you have disclosed regarding health, medical, dietary, mobility and other special requirements. BST will require a copy of your valid passport at time of deposit.

Deposit and Final Payment

Deposit is due at time of booking to secure your reservation. The deposit amount due is $500.00 CAD per person.

The final payment deadline is due in our office on or before the date included on your invoice.

All payments once received are non-refundable. Please refer to insurance sections below.

Please make cheques payable to Blowes and Stewart Travel. We also accept in-office cash / debit payments, or Visa, Mastercard and American Express credit cards.

Completion of the electronic credit card authorization form or the PDF credit card authorization form commits you to your reservation and the charges on your credit card.

The Company reserves the right to cancel a reservation if payment has not been received by the specified due date.

Final Travel details will be issued 2 weeks prior to departure.

Not Included in the Trip Cost

All quoted trip costs do not include items of a personal nature such as but not limited to; medical insurance, cancellation/interruption insurance, alcoholic beverages, gratuities, phone calls, airline baggage fees where applicable and meals that are not included or listed in the itinerary.

Escorted Group Cancellation Policy

All escorted groups require a minimum number of passengers to travel. Should minimum numbers not been reached, the Company has the right to cancel the tour with a full refund to the passengers booked. Refund will be processed in manner received. Tours unable to operate due to Travel Advisory, acts of God, Terrorism or any other event and no fault of BST, will be subject to cancellation charges as listed above.

BST highly recommends the purchase of cancellation/interruption insurance for all trips. BST will not be held responsible for loss of monies due to cancellation/changes.

Medical insurance is mandatory for all trips outside of the Province of Ontario. If client has out of province medical insurance with a separate insurance provider, BST must be advised of insurance company name, policy number & company contact information prior to trip commencement.

Persons leaving the tour during operation will not receive a refund of unused services and all costs of returning to the point of embarkation will be borne by the client. For additional information on packages/plans offered, please visit https://www.igoinsured.com/Direct/ManulifeGlobal.aspx? ag=STEWPET&lang=E

Global Pandemic

Customer acknowledges the risks related to the spread of infectious or contagious diseases. It remains the customer's responsibility to take the necessary precautions applicable to any health hazards, including but not limited to a Global Pandemic. To ensure the safety of all guests and employees, suppliers may have mandatory safety protocols in place, and the availability of their services and facilities may be impacted.

Customer agrees to follow all current and future regulations/protocols set forth for safety in compliance with government policies at your own expense.

BST is not responsible for any fees for, or associated with, mandatory government testing in destination or for returning to Canada, quarantine or expenses relating to any Global Pandemic or similar. If additional insurance protection is declined, it remains the customer's responsibility to verify if their travel insurance policy covers a Global Pandemic.

BST will not be held liable should customers be denied boarding due to insufficient proof of a negative Global Pandemic test prior to departure, or displaying symptoms of a Global Pandemic upon check in. No monies will be refunded to customers who have been denied boarding or refunded at port of entry.

Additional Notes

All prices listed are per person in Canadian Dollars unless otherwise noted. Pricing is based on supplier cost, currency exchange rates and conditions in effect at the time of brochure printing. Final payment may fluctuate based on changes to the currency exchange at that time. Should there be a pricing increase, a maximum of 7% of base cost, may be applied, or to the taxes and/or government-imposed fees, fuel surcharges or additional airline fees before final payment, these increased charges will be levied to the customer and applied to the final invoice. No additional surcharges may be applied after the trip is paid in full. All trips may be subject to change in situations beyond our control.

When travelling outside of Canada all Canadian passengers require a valid passport. If travelling with a foreign passport (not Canadian) BST must be advised at time of booking so we can advise accordingly. Most countries require passports to be valid for 6 months beyond the expected return date.

Some countries may also have visa requirements for entry. Any fees to obtain visas or additional travel documentation that may be required are the responsibility of the traveler. Entry into another country cannot be guaranteed and is at the sole discretion of the local authorities. BST takes no responsibility for a customer being denied entry into another country. Cancellation charges and any additional fees will be at the customer’s expense.

It is the passenger's responsibility to obtain information, and to have in their possession, all the required documentation to travel (such as passports, visa where applicable, etc.) required by the relevant governmental authorities, for themselves and passengers in their care. Note that the documents required for the outbound portion of your travel may differ from those required for the return.

BST is not responsible for any missing or inappropriate documents. Failure to have proper travel documents will result in denied boarding and automatic cancellation of your reservation without refund.

BST accepts any passengers that have a disability, intellectual or physical condition providing they are able to care for themselves during the trip which includes boarding the plane/bus on their own; participating in any included tours/sightseeing without assistance; the ability to understand meeting points/times and the ability to care for their own documents. BST will accept any passenger who’s intellectual or physical condition is such as to render him/her incapable of caring for him/herself without assistance, provided that he/she is accompanied by an attendant (at an additional cost) who is responsible for the passenger enroute and with the care of such attendant, he/she will not require attention or assistance beyond that which is usually provided by BST tour escort. Some destinations may not be suitable for physical mobility issues.

Baggage restrictions vary by airline and destination. Specific details will be provided with your final travel documents.

Please ensure that you have secured baggage tags to your luggage prior to arriving at the airport, train station or boarding the coach.

Please note that you are responsible for carrying your own luggage and are responsible for the safety and security of your luggage at all times. BST will not assume liability for loss, theft, or damage due to breakage, fire, water, or theft, during transport on the plane, coach, train or at hotel. Ask your agent for details of Baggage and Personal Effects Insurance coverage.

Airline seating requests are taken into consideration and sent to each airline if applicable. Additional charges apply for premium seating on aircraft. Specific seating on coaches or trains cannot be guaranteed. BST will try to accommodate all requests.

BST reserves the right to decline any person as a member of the trip at any time before or during the trip should such person’s presence be considered detrimental to the interest, comfort, and enjoyment of the other members. Persons leaving the trip after commencement will not receive a refund of unused services and all costs of returning to the point of embarkation will be borne by the client.

When travelling outside of Ontario, please note local customs may differ and conditions of travel may not be the same as home. Clients not travelling on full itinerary as outlined assume full responsibility for any cancellation penalties or fees incurred due to cancellation or alteration to itinerary in any way.

Our Role

In offering travel arrangements for sale, BST acts solely as the organizer of the tours and responsible for making all reservations as outlined. BST cannot be held responsible for supplier errors or omissions. We do not maintain any control over the personnel, equipment or operations of any supplier and we assume no responsibility for, and shall not be expected or required to pay for any financial loss, personal injury, other loss, accident, delay, inconvenience or irregularity which you may experience either by reason of (1) non-performance by any supplier for whatever reason (2) wrongful causes, negligent or unauthorized acts or omissions on the part of any supplier or its employees or on the part of any other party not under the control of BST (3) any defect, breakdown or other failure of any aircraft, train, bus, automobile, accommodation, ship or other equipment or instrumentality operated and owned or otherwise used by a supplier or (4) BST is not liable for any loss, damage, injury or death resulting from circumstances beyond its direct control such as unexpected weather conditions, civil unrest, acts of God, force Majeure or any other unforeseen circumstances.

Book early to secure your cabin! Reach out to your BST Vacations Travel Advisor for details.