June 06 17, 2021
Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Reflection
Join your bear buddies and friends on remarkable and memorable BearCruise to Iceland & Ireland aboard on stunning Celebrity Reflection sailing from gay friendly Amsterdam, Netherlands. Experience breathtaking natural wonders up close, like the unique Blue Lagoon in Iceland, heated with geothermal energy, and full of therapeutic minerals. Tour medieval castles in Ireland, where legendary battles happened.
Our first two days are at sea as we head to Iceland. Our first stop will be Akureyri. Iceland’s second-largest town.
Then to Reykjavik, the capital, where we stay overnight. Experience the magnificence of Iceland’s natural wonders, glorious waterfalls, mossy lava fields, snow-capped mountains, and jaw-dropping fjords.
From Iceland, we head to the capital of Northern Ireland, Belfast. Then to the home of the Beatles: Liverpool, England. Afterwards we travel to the cosmopolitan city of Dublin and return to Amsterdam.
Your Ship - Celebrity Reflection
A cruise onboard Celebrity Reflection is the ultimate escape. Feel everyday life wash away with the tide as you watch the ocean from a secluded hideaway cabana in the Alcoves, restore and rejuvenate both body and mind at the luxurious Canyon Ranch spa, or visit our newly added Tiffany and Swiss Watch stores onboard.
Celebrity Reflection offers a whole host of exciting and contemporary features. From the moment you step onboard, you’ll embark on an adventure in more ways than one; go on a gastronomic journey through our gourmet fine dining restaurants such as classic Murano, or innovative Qsine. Alternatively, let yourself be guided by your curiosity, and relax in the library or learn something new in the Celebrity iLounge.
Activities on Celebrity Reflection Celebrity Reflection is chock full of fun activities for everyone! This amazing ship offers a spa and fitness center that has a wet treatment room, a dry treatment room, a sauna, a steam room, and state-of-the-art fitness equipment. The ship also has a basketball court and a jogging track for guests who want to keep fit; if you'd rather cool off by the pool, there are two swimming pools and a whirlpool. Guests can soak up the sun (and the ship also boasts extra lawn chairs so there's plenty of space for you and the whole family poolside!), or make a splash in the water.
There are several spots on the ship where guests can "get away" for a more relaxing afternoon, like the cabanas at the The Alcoves - the perfect private retreat on The Lawn Club. This wonderful spot features luxurious cabana-style alcoves where a la carte food and beverages are delivered to you in picnic baskets, and each bed offers a fantastic view. The Hideaway is another retreat where guests will encounter a great place to relax, read a book, or even escape to a private "treehouse"! The Art Studio is a great new venue located at the Lawn Club as well, where guests can experience intimate, hands-on instruction in drawing, painting, beading, and much more - all from resident experts.
Dining / Food on Celebrity Reflection
Dining on the Celebrity Reflection is an exquisite experience. This brand new ship offers the dining options that you've come to expect from Celebrity Cruises, and a few brand new venues for you to explore! The Porch is a complimentary new restaurant on the Lawn Club, which offers a variety of fresh and fast food for breakfast and lunch, not to mention fresh-baked pastries and bread, and freshly brewed coffees; salads, paninis, wine, beer and other specialty items are also available.
The Lawn Club Grill, another brand new spot, is a specialty restaurant available only on Celebrity Reflection; experience the joys of an outdoor grill, with a cosmopolitan flair that will titillate your palate. The main dining room has expanded seating, and the menu will make your mouth water. Prepare yourself, because every meal on this magnificent ship is exquisite, a unique and delicious experience.
Entertainment on Celebrity Reflection Celebrity Reflection offers the most innovative entertainment options at sea. The brand-new theatre offers more space and more seats, where you can experience stunning live performances, comedians and more. The ship has a casino, as well as several bars and lounges. Michael's Club has a wraparound bar, with a combination of bar stools and plush chairs for guests to enjoy; this chic social spot also offers a great selection of craft beers, to compliment the already diverse variety of fine whiskeys, scotches, cognacs and bourbons.
Try your luck in the casino, or you can spend a relaxing evening under the stars at one of the cabanas at the Alcoves. There are many different things for you to enjoy each evening, so don't miss out!
Iceland & Ireland Bears Cruise 2021 Itinerary
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Belfast, Northern Ireland
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• Disembarkation usually begins 2 hours after docking.
• Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
• Itinerary is subject to change at any time without notice.
Days 1 & 12 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam, the beautiful capital of the Netherlands, has the wonderful atmosphere of a 17th-century city combined with the contemporary character of a modern metropolis. It is a treasure chest of superb architecture and is famous for its canals and extraordinary museums. Once you arrive on your cruise to Amsterdam, be sure to catch the city’s highlights, especially the iconic houses that straddle the snaking canal system of which the city is known for. When in Amsterdam, do as the Dutch and discover this first-class city on two wheels as this is one of the most bike-friendly places on the planet. When it comes to viewing the world’s great artistic masterpieces, you could hardly pick a better city. Pay a visit to the famous Van Gogh Museum and ponder the works of Holland’s favorite son. Afterwards, pop into a cozy cafe or tavern and let the charms of this city wash over you.
Day 4 - Akureyri, Iceland
Akureyri, Iceland is the country’s second-largest city and one of the country’s most important ports and fishing centers. Affectionately known as the Capital of North Iceland, it has a cool café scene, a growing gourmet movement, and a bustling nightlife that proves this city is more than meets the eye. From fabulous summer festivals fueled by the Midnight Sun, like the Akureyri Summer Arts festival, to some of the best skiing this side of the arctic circle, Akureyri, Iceland is a laid-back Nordic city and a study in contrasts. Soar into the blue sky to discover Grimsey Island, home to only 92 residents and thousands of sea birds. The city’s Botanical Gardens is famed for its collection of high-latitude plants and well worth a visit. Explore the ancient lava formations of Dimmuborgir and the geothermal landscape of bubbling mud and hissing fumaroles at Namafjall Mountain.
The city is best known as the gateway to Iceland’s natural wonders – thundering waterfalls, gurgling lava fields, snow-capped mountains, sweeping fjords, and robust folk culture. Whatever you choose, it's sure to be the adventure of a lifetime.
Days 5 & 6 - Reykjavik, Iceland
Iceland's capital and largest city is located on the country's southwest coast at the head of Faxafloi Bay. Settled in 877 A.D., Reykjavik has grown into an important seaport and center of government and education with theatres, museums and observatories. Interestingly, this modern city still chooses to use water from nearby hot springs to heat all of its buildings.
And you’ll find on your cruise to Reykjavik that the culinary scene is eclectic and awesome. The seafood is amazing just about anywhere throughout the city and traditional Nordic salt cod or fish stews are readily available. But there is no shortage of international culinary favorites like French and all sorts of new Nordic fusion-style options as well. Explore the city’s artistic boutiques for authentic Icelandic souvenirs and trinkets, like music boxes, unique clothing, driftwood furniture and fish-skin handbags.
Day 8 - Belfast, Northern Ireland
Belfast has undergone an enormous transformation in recent years and, thanks to a focus on expansion and regeneration, the city is now experiencing a tourism renaissance. Today, free from the mayhem that once was, this capital city of Northern Ireland has done a terrific job in both recovering from her tumultuous recent past and creating a thriving, positive public image. With new cultural quarters—the Cathedral Quarter, the Gaeltacht Quarter, the Queen’s Quarter and the Titanic Quarter—the former linen and shipbuilding epicenter is a flourishing community that blends industry with culture. Here, where the Titanic was so carefully built, you can see beautifully restored Victorian architecture, indulge retail therapy at a fabulous shopping center, and enjoy the quintessentially Irish experience at the lively waterfront, which is a friendly hub of live music, overflowing pubs and modern art. During your cruise from Belfast, experience amazing waterfront lined with modern art galleries, clubs that feature music from artists both local and from abroad, a chef-driven food scene that favors local and seasonal ingredients, and pubs pulsating with the Belfast way of life.
Day 9 - Liverpool, England
With a history that dates back more than 800 years, Liverpool has been a major port for centuries. The awe-inspiring architecture, and amazing restaurants are just the beginning of this exciting city. The art scene is probably best known for the Beatles, and you can visit where it all began for them. The amazing galleries, theatres and museums make Liverpool a cultural capital.
Day 10 - Dublin, Ireland
Dublin, Ireland is thought to be almost a thousand years old, but the city has transitioned well into the 21st century. Easily navigated by foot, the city’s 44 square miles and cobblestoned streets speak to its storied history of patriots and writers, the latter of which includes: Joyce, Yeats, Wilde, and Beckett. Must-sees include Trinity College, St. Stephen’s Green Park, Newgrange, Dublin Castle, the National Museum of Ireland and the James Joyce Cultural Centre. However, your Dublin cruise is not complete without a pint (or two) of Guinness and an afternoon-into-evening spent in one of the city’s many pubs. Travel to the seaside town of Malahide to enter its grand castle set amid 250 acres of breathtaking grounds. Climb the stone stairway and explore the castle’s Great Hall and intricately carved Oak Room. Afterwards, head to Malahide Village and stop in local pub for an Irish Coffee and some good cheer. Delve into Ireland’s past with visits to a pair of storied landmarks. First, enter Dublin Castle, symbol of English rule since the 13th century. Tour its apartments adorned with Killybegs carpets and Waterford chandeliers then visit the Old Library at Trinity Collage to view the mysterious Book of Kells, Ireland’s most treasured medieval manuscript.
Stateroom approx.: 300 sq. ft. | Veranda: 79 sq. ft. Two lower beds convert to one queen-size bed, floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors opening to a private veranda with lounge seating, inside sitting area with sofa bed, private bathroom with shower, 40" LCD TV, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, premium mattress, luxurious duvet, plush pillow shams, premium pillows, direct-dial telephone and voicemail, thermostat-controlled air-conditioning, individual safe, and hairdryer. Sky Suite indulgences include: butler service, priority check-in and check-out, priority luggage delivery at boarding, welcome champagne, dining room seating preference, personalized stationery, Celebrity tote bag, Frette bathrobes, fresh cut flowers, private portrait sitting, and opportunity to book in-suite massage.
Aqua Class Balcony Stateroom
Stateroom Area approx.: 194 sq. ft. | Veranda Area: 54 sq. ft. Two lower beds convert to one queen-sized bed, floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors opening to a private verandah with lounge seating, inside sitting area with sofa, private bathroom with shower, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, premium mattress, luxurious duvet, plush pillow shams, premium pillows, 32" LCD TV, direct-dial telephone and voicemail, thermostat-controlled air-conditioning, individual safe, and hairdryer. Guests in AquaClass enjoy unlimited access to the AquaSpa relaxation room, Persian Garden, spa concierge, plush Frette robe and slippers, complimentary daily hors d'oeuvres, bottled water and selection of juices and teas, special programming and wellness classes, AquaClass exclusive specialty restaurant.
Concierge Class Balcony Stateroom
Stateroom Area: 194 sq. ft. | Veranda Area: 54 sq. ft. Two lower beds convert to a queen-size bed, floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that open to a private veranda with lounge seating, private bathroom with Hansgrohe showerhead, large sitting area with sofa, 32" LCD TV, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, premium mattress, luxurious duvet, premium pillows, dial-direct telephone and voicemail, thermostat-controlled air-conditioning, individual safe, and hairdryer. Additional Concierge Class amenities include: priority check-in, priority luggage delivery, welcome champagne, daily fruit selection, fresh-cut flowers, daily hors d'oeuvres, pillow menu, dining and seating preference, preference on shore excursions, personalized stationery and a tote bag, Frette bathrobes, VIP invitations to events, early embarkation and debarkation.
Deluxe Balcony Stateroom
Stateroom Size approx.: 194 sq. ft. | Veranda Area: 54 sq. ft. Two lower beds (convert to one queen-size bed), private veranda, floor to ceiling sliding glass doors, private bathroom with shower, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, premium mattress, luxurious duvet, plush pillow shams, stylish Euro pillows, sitting area with sofa, 32" LCD TV, direct-dial telephone and voicemail, thermostat-controlled air-conditioning, individual safe, and hairdryer.
Stateroom Size approx: 177 sq. ft.
Two lower beds (convert to a queen-sized bed), picture or porthole window, private bathroom with shower, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, premium mattress, luxurious duvet, European comfort pillows, sitting area with sofa, 32" LCD TV, direct-dial telephone and voicemail, thermostat-controlled air-conditioning, individual safe, and hairdryer.
Stateroom Size approx: 183-200 sq. ft.
Two lower beds that convert into a queen bed, sitting area with sofa, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, premium mattress, luxurious duvet, premium pillows, 32" LCD TV, private bathroom, dial-direct telephone and voicemail, thermostat-controlled air-conditioning, individual safe, and hairdryer.
All prices are per person, occupancy selected, and include all meals, accommodations and entertainment!
Taxes of $150pp, and optional insurance are additional.
A deposit of $650 per person is required at time of booking. Final payment is due 90 days prior to sailing.
Single Share Traveling solo but don't mind sharing a cabin? Ask about our cabin share assistance program.
Optional shore excursions will be offered.
Prices are cruise only and DO NOT INCLUDE return airfare! Please ask for airfare add-ons back to your home city.
ONE PERK PRICING, FREE BEVERAGE PACKAGE! Please ask about lower prices that include one perk - complimentary Classic Beverage packages!
TWO PERKS INCLUDED! Book any non-suite category and get two of the following: a complimentary Classic beverage packages, complimentary gratuities, unlimited onboard internet packages, or an onboard credit of $300 per stateroom!
Four Perks! Book any non-suite category, and for only $45 per person, per day extra, receive all of the following: complimentary Premium beverage packages, complimentary gratuities, unlimited onboard internet packages, and an onboard credit of $300 per stateroom!
Four Perks Suite deal! Book a Suite and get all of the perks, with a complimentary upgrade to a Premium beverage package, at no additional charge!
The above promotions are capacity controlled and offer may be withdrawn at any time without prior notice.
CRUISE WITH CONFIDENCE! Book your cruise by August 1, 2020 and it will be covered by Celebrity new Cruise with Confidence cancellation program. Change your sail date up to 48 hours before your cruise, or receive a future cruise credit good through May 4, 2022.
Fares are subject to availability and may change without prior notice.
Also included are the traditional BearCruise activities, subject to minimum participation.