Fairytale Isles & Fjords

Sharon Carr’s Retirement Cruise

London to Oslo | June 15 – 29, 2025

Starting at $6399 per person, double occupancy

London, UK | Belfast, Ireland | Killybegs, Ireland | Portree (Isle of Skye), UK | Lerwick (Shetland Islands) UK | Alesund, Norway | Geiranger (Geirangerfjord), Norway | Nordfjordeid, Norway | Flam (Sognefjord), Norway | Stavanger, Norway | Kristiansand, Norway | Skagen, Denmark | Oslo, Norway

Day 1 | Sunday, June 15, 2025 | London (Southampton), United Kingdom
Take a trip up to London and get a bird’s eye view of the city from the London Eye. See sights like Parliament, Westminster Abbey and Piccadilly. Stroll along Lower Regent Street or visit the British Museum.

Day 2 | Monday, June 16, 2025 | At Sea, International Waters

Day  3 | Tuesday, June 17, 2025 | Belfast, Ireland
Delight in this vibrant city of ornate Victorian and Edwardian architecture, gracious gardens and friendly pubs. Thrill to the natural phenomenon of the Giants’ Causeway, a stunning geological anomaly of tightly packed, uneven basalt columns disappearing into the sea, and the enigmatic ruins of Grey Abbey.

Over 25 Excursions available including: Panoramic Belfast & Titanic and A Day in St. Patrick’s Country

Day 4 | Wednesday, June 18, 2025 | Killybegs, Ireland
Donegal’s scenic fishing village, Killybegs is situated in a region marked by natural beauty and rich in Celtic heritage. Discover thatched Irish cottages and picturesque Gaeltacht villages, not to mention super fresh seafood and beautiful stretches of coastline with Blue Flag beaches. Get a sense of the town’s history and see the world’s largest hand-knotted loom at the former factory of Donegal Carpets, now known as Killybegs International Carpet Making & Fishing Centre. Nature lovers will want to head to hiking trails of dramatic Slieve League Mountains just west of Killybegs – those up for the adventure will be rewarded with stunning views of Donegal Bay, local wildlife and some of the highest sea cliffs in Europe.

15 Excursions available including: Go Fishing With a Local and Wild Donegal & Glencolmcille

Day 5 | Thursday, June 19, 2025 | Portree (Isle of Skye), United Kingdom
Known for its beautiful natural harbor and quaint, brightly painted shops and homes, Loch Dunvegan is a lovely setting for a scenic getaway. As is true for the rest of the Isle of Skye, the town of Dunvegan holds strong to its ancestral roots, celebrating Nordic traditions and family lineage. The reverent grandeur of Dunvegan Castle tells the tale of more than 800 years of MacLeod family history. Diverse populations of seals may also be found just a boat ride away on the loch itself.

10 Excursions available including: Iconic Eilean Donan Castle & the West Highlands and Talisker Distillery & Beautiful North West Skye

Day 6 | Friday, June 20, 2025 | Lerwick (Shetland Islands), United Kingdom

Enjoy a taste of the Highlands here in the rugged landscape and heathered moors, the ruined castles, steep cliffs and sea air. Drive through beautiful valleys and flower-filled meadows with romping Shetland ponies to quaint villages like Scalloway with its ruined castle, or explore the fascinating Jarlshof prehistoric site, occupied for more than 4,000 years.

10 Excursions available including: Shetland Ponies & Scalloway Castle and Mousa Island Discovery

Day 7 | Saturday, June 21, 2025 | Alesund, Norway
In 1904 much of Ålesund was destroyed by fire, but the town was quickly rebuilt in the period’s popular Art Nouveau style. Soaring turrets, spires and beautiful ornamentation adorn the buildings throughout Ålesund, giving it a distinctive flair and earning the town a revered architectural reputation. An evening departure allows you plenty of time to explore its many attractions, such as the spectacular Art Nouveau Centre museum, scenic Town Park, and Atlantic Sea Park, one of Europe’s largest aquariums. For a look at modern Norwegian woodworking, visit the impressive Gallery Cylindra. Many of Ålesund’s squares feature sculptures commemorating significant events, including the town’s rich fishing history and Norway’s contribution to World War II.

15 Excursions available including: Majestic Journey Over Trollstigen Road and Oceania Exclusive – Alesund & the Sunnmore Museum

Day 8 | Sunday, June 22, 2025 | Geiranger (Geirangerfjord), Norway
Geiranger nestles in a small valley at the inland tip of Geirangerfjord, which is unabashedly called “the most beautiful fjord in the world.” The scenery is absolutely stunning in every direction, so it’s no wonder that the first cruise ship arrived here in 1869. Snow-mantled mountains rise majestically from the glacier-carved fjord. The Seven Sisters waterfalls burst forth from the cliffs and thunder into the deep, serene water. Emerald-green forests blanket the hillsides. If you are feeling ambitious, you might follow one of the many nature trails out of Geiranger, or simply take in the magnificent views as you meander through the storybook streets.

15 Excursions available including: Majestic Mount Dalsnibba & Djupvasshytta Lodge and Best of Geiranger Fjord

Day 9 | Monday, June 23, 2025 | Nordfjordeid, Norway
Situated between one of the largest glaciers in Europe and the rugged Stad Peninsula, Nordfjordeid is your jumping off point to explore one of the most beautiful places in the world. The UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord awaits you to the northeast, while icy glaciers flow into spectacular valleys to the southeast – you won’t have a moment to put down your camera. Something as simple as visiting a deer farm takes on a whole new meaning when you are surrounded by towering mountain ranges, and taking a leisurely hike will be the most memorable experience of your life when you are embraced by sheer rocky cliffs over which roaring waterfalls cascade.
9 Excursions available including: Loen Panoramas By Skylift and Briksdal Glacier By Troll Car

Day 10 | Tuesday, June 24, 2025 | Flam (Sognefjord), Norway
Surrounded by steep mountains, thundering waterfalls, and emerald-green valleys, tiny Flåm clings to the innermost point of Sognefjord, Europe’s longest, deepest fjord. It’s a fairy tale setting that can be enjoyed many ways. Hike a nature trail in scenic Flåm Valley. Kayak through the fjord’s crystalline waters. Ride the Flåm Railway, one of the world’s steepest, as it loops through the virgin wilderness, just as it has since the 1940s. Visit Otternes Bygdetun, a rural museum of more than 20 farm buildings that look much like they did in the 18th century.
Over 15 Excursions available including: Kayaking in Flam and Fabulous Fjords & Mountains

Day 11 | Wednesday, June 25, 2025 | Stavanger, Norway
Chosen as the European Capital of Culture in 2008, Stavanger lies in southwestern Norway’s stunning fjord region. Old Stavanger has been meticulously preserved with many of its wooden cottages converted into art galleries and boutiques. But it’s the museums that set this cosmopolitan city apart. The Stavanger Museum alone consists of eight buildings exhibiting collections that include maritime, medical and printing artifacts. Outdoor enthusiasts may enjoy walking the nature trails along the banks of nearby Lysefjorden, a classic fjord, or beholding the amazing view of the countryside from Pulpit Rock.

Over 15 Excursions available including: Mosteroy Island & the Utstein Monastery and The Stavanger Archipelago and Lysefjord

Day 12 | Thursday, June 26, 2025 | Kristiansand, Norway
Founded in 1641 near the southern tip of Norway, Kristiansand once claimed the world’s largest fleet of sailing ships. Today the proud city exudes an energy that peaks in summer, when your ship calls. The Posebyen old quarter boasts a collection of historic wooden houses surrounded by shops and restaurants. Museums abound and include the Agder Museum of Natural History and Botanical Garden, which opened in 1828. Kristiansand Zoo, said to be Norway’s most visited attraction, covers 150 acres of Nordic terrain where animals like red pandas, moose and Bactrian camels roam in wide-open spaces.

15 Excursions available including: Lillesand By Land & Sea and Setesdal Mineral Park

Day 13 | Friday, June 27, 2025 | Skagen, Denmark
A centuries-old fishing village, Skagen is perched along the windswept sand dunes at the northernmost point of Denmark, where the North Sea and the Baltic merge in a frenzy of crashing currents. The town has long been depicted by painters because of its spectacular scenery, charming communities and the remarkable quality of its light, inspiring a group of artists known as the Skagen Painters. See their work at the Skagen Museum, and then learn the science behind the region’s natural wonders at the nature center, housed in a striking building designed by architect Jørn Utzon of Sydney Opera House fame.

Over 15 Excursions available including: Saeby and Voergaard Castleand Skagen By Bike

Day 14 | Saturday, June 28, 2025 | Oslo, Norway
Overlooking a gorgeous fjord, Norway’s capital and largest city simply radiates with natural beauty and sophistication. Oslo’s rich seafaring history is on display at the Viking Ships Museum, rivaled only by the Kon-Tiki Museum, which holds the balsawood raft that Norwegian adventurer Thor Heyerdahl used to sail from Peru to Polynesia. History aside, Oslo exudes a love of the outdoors in city parks like Vigeland, which is adorned with over 200 life-size sculptures by artist Gustav Vigeland. Much of Oslo is heavily forested with pines, making it one of Europe’s greenest cities.
Over 20 Excursions available including: Hadeland Glass Works and Panoramic Oslo

Day 15 | Sunday, June 29, 2025 | Oslo, Norway
Disembark today as your Fairytale Isles & Fjords adventure comes to an end.

PRICES:

With Airfare Without Airfare
Stateroom CategoryBrochure FareSharon Carr Travel
Promotional Fare
Sharon Carr Travel
Promotional Fare
French Veranda B5$15798$7899$6399
Veranda Stateroom B4$17398$8699$7199
Veranda Stateroom B3$17798$8899$7399
Veranda Stateroom B2$17998$8999$7499
Veranda Stateroom B1$18198$9099$7599
Concierge Level Veranda  A4$18598$9299$7799
Concierge Level Veranda  A3$18998$9499$7999
Concierge Level Veranda  A2$19198$9599$8099
Concierge Level Veranda  A1$19398$9699$8199
Penthouse Suite  PH3$22598$11299$9799
Penthouse Suite PH2$23098$11549$10049
Penthouse Suite PH1$23598$11799$10299
Oceania Suite  OC$37998$18999$17499
Vista Suite  VS$40798$20399$18899
Owner’s Suite  OS$52398$26199$24699

PRICE INCLUDES:

Roundtrip economy air from all major gateways
Roundtrip transfers
Cruising for 14 days
All meals
Free WIFI
$800 discount per stateroom off excursions
Prepaid gratuities valued at $252 per person for PH & lower categories or $322 per person for upper suites
Upgraded beverage package which includes mixed drinks, wine and beer valued at $420 per person and
A party for all Sharon Carr Travel guests

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

All personal expenses i.e. phone, laundry, etc.
Airline baggage charges
Meals other than specified

 

New Perspective

Step aboard Oceania Vista and you’ll discover a dramatic new way of seeing the world. Vista invites you to savor your experience on a ship whose captivating beauty and stylish design evoke the wonders you’ll discover ashore. Stunning interiors and harmonious spaces reflect a fresh, new perspective through organic elements inspired by the land and sea. Sail to fascinating destinations in faraway lands while enjoying The Finest Cuisine at Sea® and personalized service that distinguish every ship in our fleet along with several unique firsts in the realms of dining, accommodations and guest experience.

Imaginative New Dining Concepts

Vista is your world from a new perspective and honors our passion for serving The Finest Cuisine at Sea® with imaginative new dining concepts and the debut of new epicurean delights. Be among the first to experience Ember, the newest addition to the Oceania Cruises family of restaurants, and Aquamar Kitchen, offering an array of indulgent, wellness-inspired dishes. Enjoy unforgettable dining experiences at treasured and iconic dining venues that have been elevated to new heights, from the refined elegance of The Grand Dining Room to the ultimate steakhouse experience at Polo Grill. Join us as we embark on the next chapter of Oceania Cruises’ culinary story.

Hotels: We highly recommend that our clients go in early to London and/or stay over in Oslo.  Oceania will have hotel packages that include 2nts hotel, all transfers and (usually breakfast).  It is a seamless way to enjoy your vacation.

Excursions:  Excursions are typically populated on the Oceania website approximately 330 days to departure.  I will send a reminder to review each one and you can either book on your account or email me your list and I will do it for you.

Special Restaurants: The date you can book the special restaurants will show on your invoice. They do fill up so book as soon as your date appears.

French Veranda B5

Veranda / Concierge Veranda B1, B2, B3, B4, A1, A2, A3, A4

Penthouse Suite PH1, PH2, PH3

Oceania Suite OC

Vista Suite VS

Owner’s Suite OS

PAYMENTS:   A deposit of $500 per person is due with booking.  Final payment is due Jan 5, 2025.  Oceania accepts AX, Visa, & MC, and Discover.

CANCELLATIONS:   The following cancellation charges will be assessed for all cancellations received prior to departure or up to scheduled time of departure:
181 days or more prior to departure   $150.00 per person
180 to 151 days prior to departure 17-Dec-24 to 15-Jan-25   $500.00 per person
150 to 121 days prior to departure 16-Jan-25 to 14-Feb-25    25% of full fare
120 to 91 days prior to departure 15-Feb-25 to 16-Mar-25    50% of full fare
90 to 61 days prior to departure 17-Mar-25 to 15-Apr-25    75% of full fare
60 days or less prior to departure    100% of full fare

FULL LEGAL NAMES: must be given as stated on PASSPORT. Please send us a copy of your passport.

Insurance: Cancellation insurance is highly recommended.  Insurance information will be provided to you.  If for some reason you have not been given an insurance application, please call our office immediately.  Please read the information brochure carefully before sending payment to the insurance carrier. If you have a pre-existing condition, insurance must be purchased before final payment is made.  If you wish to purchase “cancel anytime” insurance, it must be done when deposit is received.  Insurance does not cover a pandemic.

SHARON CARR TRAVEL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WEATHER-RELATED OR MECHANICAL DELAYS.
Any out of pocket expenses caused by airline delays are the sole responsibility of the client and any refunds due are at the sole discretion of the airline.  Client must contact the airline directly for any reimbursement.  Once again, INSURANCE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.


RESPONSIBILITY:  Sharon Carr Travel/Journey House offers retail travel services to customers, which are provided by separate and independent vendors of travel services. Sharon Carr Travel/Journey House does not operate, control, or otherwise provide the services of the independent travel vendors. Hence, customer agrees that Sharon Carr Travel/Journey House acts only as agent for the client in acquiring transportation, hotel accommodations, sightseeing, and other privileges, or services for the clients’ benefit, and on the express condition that Sharon Carr Travel/Journey House  shall not be responsible for any loss, accident, injury, delay, defect, pandemic, omission or irregularity which may occur or be occasioned, whether by reason of any act, negligence or default of any company or person engaged in or responsible for carrying out any of the arrangements, or otherwise in connection there with. The suppliers reserve the right to make minor adjustments to the itinerary.   Sharon Carr Travel /Journey House will not be held responsible should any of these suppliers fail to provide the travel services purchased, whether through default or any other cause.  Sharon Carr Travel /Journey House is not responsible for losses or additional expenses due to delay or changes in air schedules or other causes.  All such losses or expenses will be the responsibility of the member of the tour.  Sharon Carr Travel /Journey House is not responsible for any loss or damage to luggage during the tour.  Also, Sharon Carr Travel /Journey House is not liable for any illnesses contracted during or after travel, is not liable for medical care or the adequacy of any care that may be rendered during or after travel.  Acceptance of the Tour Contract will serve as a Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement.  This agreement is binding on your heirs, legal representatives and assigns. If, for some reason, a trip must be rescheduled due to any of the above reasons, participants are bound by the new dates of travel, and can only obtain a refund if insurance has been purchased and insurer is contractually bound.  SHARON CARR TRAVEL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WEATHER RELATED OR MECHANICAL DELAYS. 

NOTE TO TRAVELER: The traveler assumes and understands that there is a risk involved with travel and travel activities and/or excursions. The traveler is responsible for reading and abiding by all Health and Safety protocols of the vendor & the destination prior to travel, has reviewed the travel itinerary for accuracy, has been advised of all applicable fees imposed by Sharon Carr Travel/Journey House Travel and the suppliers, and has been offered the option of purchasing trip cancellation/interruption insurance. The traveler also understands that discounted fares and vacation packages typically involve restrictions and that changing any aspect of any travel arrangements may result in the payment of additional money.

Sharon Carr Travel will charge a fee commensurate with the trip cost if client cancels his/her trip and commission is not paid by the vendor.

INSURANCECancellation insurance is highly recommended.  Insurance information will be provided to you.  If for some reason you have not been given an insurance application, please call our office immediately.  Please read the information brochure carefully.  Please understand that insurance does not cover a pandemic.

RESPONSIBILITY: Sharon Carr Travel/Journey House offers retail travel services to customers, which are provided by separate and independent vendors of travel services. Sharon Carr Travel/Journey House does not operate, control, or otherwise provide the services of the independent travel vendors. Hence, customer agrees that Sharon Carr Travel/Journey House acts only as agent for the client in acquiring transportation, hotel accommodations, sightseeing, and other privileges, or services for the clients’ benefit, and on the express condition that Sharon Carr Travel/Journey House  shall not be responsible for any loss, accident, injury, delay, defect, pandemic, omission or irregularity which may occur or be occasioned, whether by reason of any act, negligence or default of any company or person engaged in or responsible for carrying out any of the arrangements, or otherwise in connection there with. The suppliers reserve the right to make minor adjustments to the itinerary.   Sharon Carr Travel /Journey House will not be held responsible should any of these suppliers fail to provide the travel services purchased, whether through default or any other cause.  Sharon Carr Travel/Journey House is not responsible for losses or additional expenses due to delay or changes in air schedules or other causes.  All such losses or expenses will be the responsibility of the member of the tour.  Sharon Carr Travel /Journey House is not responsible for any loss or damage to luggage during the tour.  Also, Sharon Carr Travel /Journey House is not liable for any illnesses contracted during or after travel, is not liable for medical care or the adequacy of any care that may be rendered during or after travel.  Acceptance of the Tour Contract will serve as a Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement.  This agreement is binding on your heirs, legal representatives and assigns. If, for some reason, a trip must be rescheduled due to any of the above reasons, participants are bound by the new dates of travel, and can only obtain a refund if insurance has been purchased and insurer is contractually bound.  SHARON CARR TRAVEL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WEATHER RELATED OR MECHANICAL DELAYS. 

NOTE TO TRAVELER: The traveler assumes and understands that there is a risk involved with travel and travel activities and/or excursions. The traveler is responsible for reading and abiding by all Health and Safety protocols of the vendor & the destination prior to travel, has reviewed the travel itinerary for accuracy, has been advised of all applicable fees imposed by Sharon Carr Travel/Journey House Travel and the suppliers, and has been offered the option of purchasing trip cancellation/interruption insurance. The traveler also understands that discounted fares and vacation packages typically involve restrictions and that changing any aspect of any travel arrangements may result in the payment of additional money.

Sharon Carr Travel will charge a fee commensurate with the trip cost if client cancels his/her trip and commission is not paid by the vendor.

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