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North Sea Voyage: Northern Europe & the Normandy Beaches

Voyage from Copenhagen to London along the inland waterways of the North Sea, exploring beautiful coastal cities as well as the crucial and storied role the region has played in history. Stroll through charming, canal-side towns that sprang up along Old-World trade routes. Marvel at the elaborate architecture of medieval ruling capitals. And reflect at the sites of battles that helped determine the outcome of World War II. National Geographic Explorer will be your warm and welcoming home base as you experience Europe from a unique vantage point.

Indulge your personal interests
How you spend your expedition time is vital to us. We want to bring you to and through Northern Europe in the most engaging ways possible. Every day you can join naturalist or historian-guided walks—choosing the individual whose interest and personality matches yours. Meet the lively characters who make up the contemporary scene in towns along the way. Or simply enjoy the open decks and glorious views from National Geographic Explorer.

Travel in excellent company
Our expedition team has the knowledge and passion for this region that will kindle yours. Our naturalists will illuminate the geology of these rich coastlines while our historians will add insight, depth, and clarity to each of the fascinating places we explore. And there’s a National Geographic photographer as well as your National Geographic certified photo instructor aboard every departure—they will ensure you capture the myriad photo ops in these charming Old-World cities.

16 May, 2020 to 27 May, 2020 Make a booking request for North Sea Voyage: Northern Europe & the Normandy Beaches, departing on 16 May, 2020

Prices quoted here are often dependent on currency fluctuations. Please check with (01432 507450 or info@small-cruise-ships.com) for the very latest price, which may well be cheaper than the one advertised here.

Category 1 £ 7959 GBP pp
Main Deck with one or two Portholes #301-308
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Category 2 £ 8359 GBP pp
Main Deck with Window #317-320, 335-336
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Category 3 £ 8872 GBP pp
Main Deck with Window #313-316, 321-328, 337-340, 342, 344, 346, 348, 350 Triples: Main Deck with WIndow #341, 343
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Category 4 £ 9088 GBP pp
Upper and Veranda Decks with Window #103-104, 107-108, 201-202, 204-207, 210, 212, 217, 226, 228
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Category SA (solo) £ 10443 GBP pp
Solo A Main Deck with Window #309-312, 329-334
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Category 5 £ 10837 GBP pp
Upper Deck with Balcony #209, 211, 214, 216, 218, 220-222, 224
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Category SB (solo) £ 11091 GBP pp
Solo B Upper and Veranda Decks with Window #105-106, 203, 208
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Category 6 £ 12646 GBP pp
Veranda Deck–Suite #101-102; Upper Deck-Suite with Balcony #213 Triples: #101-102
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Category 7 £ 14542 GBP pp
Upper Deck–Suite with Balcony #215, 219, 230 All cabins are available as triples.
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North Sea Voyage: Northern Europe & the Normandy Beaches itinerary:

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Days 1- 12 Copenhagen to London
Voyage from Copenhagen to London along the inland waterways of the North Sea, exploring beautiful coastal cities as well as the crucial and storied role the region has played in history.

North Sea Voyage: Northern Europe & the Normandy Beaches reverse itinerary:

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Voyage from Copenhagen to London along the inland waterways of the North Sea, exploring beautiful coastal cities as well as the crucial and storied role the region has played in history.
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National Geographic Explorer, the ship servicing North Sea Voyage: Northern Europe & the Normandy Beaches

National Geographic Explorer

Vessel Type: Luxury Expedition

Length: 108 meters

Passenger Capacity: 148 (single & twin cabins)

Built / Refurbished: 1982 / 2008

National Geographic Explorer is a state-of-the-art expedition ship. It is a fully stabilized, ice-class vessel, enabling it to navigate polar passages while providing exceptional comfort. It carries kayaks and a fleet of Zodiac landing craft. An Undersea Specialist operates a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and sophisticated video equipment, extending access to the underwater world.

Public areas: Bistro Bar; Chart Room; Restaurant; Global Gallery; Library, Lounge with full service bar and state-of-the-art facilities for films, slideshows and presentations; Mud Room with lockers for expedition gear, and Observation Lounge. Our “Open Bridge” provides guests an opportunity to meet our Officers and Captain and learn about navigation.

Meals: Served in single seatings with unassigned tables for an informal atmosphere and easy mingling. Menu is international with local flair.

Cabins: All cabins face outside with windows or portholes, private facilities and climate controls.

Expedition Equipment: Zodiac landing craft, kayaks, Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), hydrophone, SplashCam, underwater video camera, Crow’s Nest remote controlled camera, video microscope, snorkeling gear.

Special Features: A full-time doctor, Undersea Specialist, LEX Photo Specialist and Video Chronicler, Internet Cafe and laundry.

Wellness: The vessel is staffed by two Wellness Specialists and features a glass enclosed Fitness Center, outdoor stretching area, two LEXspa treatment rooms and Sauna.

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• Take in the stunning architecture in Lübeck, a medieval German city founded in 1143 that is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site

• Cruise the storybook canals of Bruges on a private boat tour

• Explore Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum to see “The Night Watch”, perhaps the most famous of Rembrandt’s paintings

• Walk in the footsteps of Allied soldiers along Omaha Beach, a WWII site that was part of the largest amphibious invasion in history

• Sail past England’s otherworldly Cliffs of Dover, white-chalk cliffs rising 350 feet from the sea

• Navigate up the River Thames and under Tower Bridge, one of London’s most recognizable landmarks
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