Sunday 7 August | EMBARKATION
Meet the tour leader at the airport at 5.30am to board Air Malta flight to Amsterdam departing at 7.40am. On arrival, transfer by private coach to the port. Check in and board Jewel of the Seas. The ship will sail at 5pm.
Monday 8 August – Tuesday 9 August | DAY AT SEA
Welcome onboard a ship designed to unlock new discoveries around the world. Jewel of the Seas is filled from bow to stern with plenty of unforgettable experiences. Fill sea days with poolside lounging in between visits to adventure-packed ports, and elevate every night with world-class dining, creative cocktails and electrifying entertainment. On this ship, you’re free to do as much or as little as you like. Kick back and relax at the adults-only Solarium or harness up and hit the rock climbing wall. At night, settle in for a poolside film beneath the stars.
Wednesday 10 August – Thursday 11 August | AKUREYRI, ICELAND – (docks at 10am, departs at 2pm)
Akureyri, a city of 18,000 residents, is situated at the head of Eyjafjordur, Iceland’s longest fjord. The first thing you’ll notice is the backdrop of dramatic snow-covered mountains. Take a stroll through the Old Town and admire the 19th-century turf houses. Sample some authentic Icelandic cuisine or warm up in the steaming Akureyri Thermal Pool. Around the corner, you’ll find Akureyri’s basalt church, Akureyrarkirkja, with its striking, futuristic facade. Stroll through Lystigardurinn, the northernmost botanical garden in the world, and breathe in the fresh air and the scent of wild arctic flowers.
Friday 12 August – Saturday 13 August | REYKJAVIK, ICELAND – (docks at 10am, departs at 2pm)
Reykjavik is the beating heart of Iceland. The city was founded in 1786, but it’s also the site of Iceland’s first permanent settlement, dating back to 874 AD. The church Hallgrimskirkja dominates the skyline — admire its distinctive Expressionist-style architecture designed to mirror the nearby mountains and glaciers during your Iceland cruise. Hop on the elevator to rise 75 meters into the spire, where you’ll enjoy panoramic views. Don’t forget to visit the Blue Lagoon! Built on a lava field and heated with geothermal energy, the famous Blue Lagoon is an easy 45-minute drive from Reykjavik. Pamper yourself with mud masks and massages while in the hot water. Say farewell to Reykjavik as we sail on an early afternoon departure from this beautiful city.
Sunday 14 August | DAY AT SEA
The dining onboard Jewel of the Seas is as diverse as the destinations you’ll sail to. Get a taste of the Far East at Izumi Sushi & Hot Rocks, savour the flavours of Italy at Giovanni’s Table or tuck into succulent seafood and tender cuts of meat at our signature contemporary American steakhouse, Chops Grille.
Join an intimate group of fellow foodies on a private epicurean journey led by the ship’s Chef de Cuisine. You’ll sit down to a white tablecloth dinner spotlighting five exquisite courses that range from scallop carpaccio with yuzu vinaigrette, to grilled filet mignon served with truffle potato puree — each expertly paired with the perfect wine to highlight every flavour on the menu.
Monday 15 August | BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND – (12.15pm – 10.30pm)
Belfast is a thriving, fast-growing metropolitan center that’s full of surprises. The city played a key role in the 19th century’s Industrial Revolution, when it was the world’s biggest linen producer. It also had a reputation for ship-building — the Titanic was built here. Learn more about this claim to fame when you visit the Titanic Quarter and the city’s Titanic Belfast attraction. Then, grab lunch on the terrace overlooking Edwardian City Hall, one of the best examples of Belfast’s great architecture. Take the opportunity to walk among exotic trees in the botanical garden and reinvent your idea of Irish cuisine at one of the city’s upscale, seafood-focused eateries.
Tuesday 16 August | LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – (8am – 5pm)
Liverpool, England has so much to offer visitors. From stunning architecture — like The Bluecoat Chambers and The Three Graces — to epic eateries that serve up some of the best food in the UK, there’s something for everyone. If you’re looking for the buzzing center of the city, head down to Royal Albert Dock, which not only has the most listed buildings in the city, but is also the spot packed with galleries, museums and more.
Wednesday 17 August | CORK – (9am – 5pm)
The real capital of Ireland — that’s what the locals call Cork, a university city in the country’s southwest. In the city centre, situated on an island in the River Lee, you’ll find one of Ireland’s best foodie scenes, with laneways and streets filled with local watering holes and high-end restaurants. Check out the the prison-turned-museum Cork City Gaol, visit Blarney Castle and kiss its eponymous stone, and sample local culinary specialities in the English Market.
Thursday 18 August | DAY AT SEA
The ship will be spending the day at sea on its way back to Amsterdam. Keep the fun going onboard with a wine tasting at Vintages, a visit to the always-buzzing Casino Royale, a night at the Royal Theatre or a little bit of dancing under the stars.
Friday 19 August | DISEMBARKATION
After an early breakfast and disembarkation, we will transfer to Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport for our flight back to Malta. Departure is at 11.50am and we will arrive in Malta at 2.50pm.