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Godafoss waterfall, Iceland

No-fly Iceland & Ireland on Celebrity Apex

12-day ocean cruise

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Summary

Short description

Combine the drama of Iceland with relaxing sea days aboard Celebrity Apex - a true resort at sea

Highlights

  • Skip the airport with a no-fly cruise that begins and ends in Southampton
  • Explore Iceland's dramatic natural landscapes and charming towns
  • Choose from a wide range of excursions, from whale watching safaris to 4WD adventures & Blue Lagoon soaks
  • Indulge in fine-dining gourmet restaurants and stylish bars, with nightly entertainment aboard Celebrity Apex

In Brief

  • 1 Night Southampton
  • 1 Night At sea
  • 1 Night Cork
  • 2 Nights At sea
  • 1 Night Reykjavík
  • 1 Night Ísafjörður
  • 1 Night Akureyri
  • 1 Night At sea
  • 1 Night Kirkwall
  • 1 Night At Sea
  • 1 Night Southampton

About

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No-fly | Ocean cruise

Contrast cosmopolitan Belfast's regeneration and the dramatic landscapes of Iceland on this no-fly, luxury cruise on board Celebrity Apex.  Sailing out from Southampton, you'll begin with a day at sea, enjoying the facilities aboard as you sail towards Cork and onto Iceland. Here, you'll have options to enjoy everything from Blue Lagoon soaks and whale watching safaris to 4WD adventures between giant waterfalls and lava fields. Finally, having broken the journey home with a stop in Kirkwall you'll sail back to Southampton.


Day by day itinerary

Day 1
Board at Southampton

Make your way to Southampton to board Celebrity Apex and check in to your stateroom or suite before your first dinner tonight. 

Stay: Celebrity Apex

Meals: D

Day 2
At sea

Take advantage of a day at sea to explore all that Celebrity Apex has to offer. Among the many stylish venues and spaces you'll find the Resort Deck - an area unlike any other outdoor space at sea - offering endless ways to enjoy the outdoors. Aside from the main pool, you'll find a rooftop garden, an adults-only solarium pool and terraced pool deck, all with expansive ocean views. 

Stay: Celebrity Apex

Meals: B L D

Day 3
Cork, Ireland

Affectionately referred to as ‘The real capital of Ireland’, Cork is filled with the lore, tradition, and good cheer of Ireland at its best. For history buffs, Cork is also a great find. Ring the Shandon Bells inside the 300-year old tower of St. Anne’s Church. Admire the French Gothic spires of St. Finbarre’s Cathedral and stroll through 17th-century alleys surrounded by the River Lee. Ireland’s second city is fast becoming one of Europe’s most playful destinations.  Nearby, the charming seaside town of Cobh is located is considered one of the world’s most noteworthy, natural harbours. 

Stay: Celebrity Apex

Meals: B L D

Days 4-5
At sea

You've got another two days at sea today to relax. Make time to visit The Magic Carpet, a cantilevered, floating platform that reaches heights of 13 stories above sea level. Majestically situated on the starboard side of the ship, it makes Celebrity Apex’s profile recognisable from miles away. Designed with comfortable seating, a full bar, and space for live music performances, it truly is a destination itself. 

Stay: Celebrity Apex

Meals: B L D

Day 6
Reykjavik, Iceland

Sail to the exciting capital of Iceland, Reykjavik, today, for a full day of exploration. It's well worth its fabulous culinary scene – including lobster feasts during summer – and artsy boutiques. Or, explore the nearby natural world with everything from 4WD adventures to horseback rides, pausing at such Golden Circle icons as Thingvellir National Park and the Gullfoss waterfall. Finish off the day with a soak in the famous blue waters of the Blue Lagoon before returning to the ship.

Stay: Celebrity Apex

Meals: B L D

Day 7
Isafjordur, Iceland

Isafjordur, the largest town in the Westfjords peninsula, is known for its breath-taking landscapes. Here you can enjoy and wide variety of outdoor activities from biking, hiking, kayaking and horseback riding to whale watching. Or explore the history of the town that started as a trading post in the 16th century with growth triggered in the 19th century by salt fish production which is still the most important industry for the town.

Stay: Celebrity Apex

Meals: B L D

Day 8
Akureyri, Iceland

Akureyri is home to a thriving café scene, gourmet restaurants and buzzing nightlife. What’s more, Iceland's eternal Midnight Sun, appearing from May-August, affords you even more time to explore. Close to the city, it's well worth visiting Grimsey Island, home to only 92 residents and thousands of sea birds, and learning about local culture at the fascinating Herring Era Museum. Most spectacular, however, are the dramatic landscapes and breath-taking scenes you’ll find just outside the city, from thundering waterfalls to snow-capped mountains and sweeping fjords. Explore the likes of ancient lava formations, the famous Godafoss waterfall, hot springs and geothermal landscapes with a private driver or on an off-road 4WD adventure. 

Stay: Celebrity Apex

Meals: B L D

Day 9
At sea

With a another relaxing day at sea today, take the chance to explore any part of the ship you may have missed or indulge in some fine-dining at one of the 7 speciality restaurants (at extra cost).

Stay: Celebrity Apex

Meals: B L D

Day 10
Kirkwall, Scotland

The largest town in the capital of the Orkney Islands, Kirkwall is the centre of Orkney in more ways than one. Almost all roads linking the east and west pass through town; it is also the port that provides inter-island ferry links to almost all the northern isles. In addition, it is considered one of the most charming and well preserved small towns in Scotland, rich in scenic beauty, history and medieval architecture.

Stay: Celebrity Apex

Meals: B L D

Day 11
At sea

Enjoy a final day to enjoy the may delights of Celebrity Apex as you sail back to Southampton.

Stay: Celebrity Apex

Meals: B L D

Day 12
Disembark at Southampton

After your final breakfast on board, arrive back in Southampton, ready to make your way back home. 

Meals: B

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