Netherlands/Scotland/Denmark/Iceland/Nova Scotia/New York
Old Meets New: An Extraordinary Crossing, Amsterdam to New York City
Program No. 21711RJ
17 days
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At a Glance

Voyage from the five concentric canals of Amsterdam’s enchanting city center to the five boroughs of bustling New York City — but not via a direct route. In between the cosmopolitan start and finish, embrace thousands of years of settlement, dramatic landscapes and hearty people as you sail to villages in the North Atlantic’s Shetland and Faroe islands, feel the energy of Iceland’s Gullfoss waterfall, and rewind three centuries hearing French colonial musket fire at Nova Scotia’s Fortress of Louisbourg. Cap your adventure sailing past Lady Liberty in New York Harbor.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • With a Road Scholar expert, stroll Amsterdam’s arched bridges and watery passageways to 100-year-old Albert Cuyp Market and sample stroopwafel, a signature Dutch syrup waffle.
  • From Reykjavik, a field trip into central Iceland unveils the jewel of Thingvellir national park, the world’s best and most fascinating example of continental drift.
  • In New York City, experience Ellis Island, where 40 percent of U.S. citizens can trace an ancestor’s arrival, explore the Met, see a Broadway show or walk architect Frederick Law Olmsted’s gem — Central Park.

General Notes

Programs with Crystal Cruises are designed for the independent traveler. These programs offer a lower Activity Level and the ability to choose your own shore excursions based on your preferences and physical ability. Road Scholar will provide one exclusive shore excursion and private onboard lectures with our own Study Leader.
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