Chairmans Cruise Grandeur of Norway and Icelandic Fjords June 2023 | Craig Travel
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Chairmans Cruise Grandeur of Norway and Icelandic Fjords June 2023

Chairman's Cruise Grandeur of Norway and Icelandic Fjords
Rotterdam Roundtrip
Holland America Line
ms Zuiderdam
June 8, 2023 to July 2, 2023
25 Days
Most Meals
Escorted By:
CT Rating 1.5 Easy

1.5 Easy

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Join David and Roslyn Craig on their exciting annual Chairman's Cruise in June 2023. Come along and explore two of Northern Europe's most spectacular regions, the magnificent fjords of Norway and Iceland. This 21-day roundtrip Rotterdam voyage on Holland America's ms Zuiderdam moves through dreamscapes that have inspired artists and poets for centuries, mixing seldom-explored locales with marquee ports in alluring cities such as Bergen, Reykjavik and Edinburgh. Glide past snow-dusted peaks and rolling pastures in Norway and marvel as you witness the grandeur of its jaw-dropping fjords. Take in the sights of one of the world's most unique destinations, the Svalbard archipelago which lies 640 km north of the Norwegian mainland, deep inside the Arctic Circle. Visit Iceland’s lava fields and soak in natural hot springs. Sail through picturesque fjords and right up to the polar icecap; soak in Reykjavík with an overnight stay and view Scottish castles and craggy coastlines. Words don’t do this voyage justice and paintings can never quite capture the majesty. There is no better way to experience the splendour of Northern Europe than on this incredible itinerary. Book early for the best stateroom availability!

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE: For peace of mind, your deposit for this journey is fully refundable until March 7, 2023.  Learn more...


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Travel Info - Cruise

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CT Rating 1.5 Easy

1.5 Easy

This cruise is suitable for all passengers who meet our basic criteria for group travel.Optional excursions are not covered by this rating and may involve considerable walking, sometimes over rough surfaces. Some ports of call require tenders to reach the shore.


Inclusive Features
  • 21 night cruise on the ms Zuiderdam, based on sharing a twin bedded stateroom in selected category
  • 2 nights accommodation in Rotterdam pre-cruise at Hotel New York with included touring, daily breakfast, and 1 dinner, and a transfer from hotel to the pier.
  • Baggage handling shipside and at hotel.
  • All meals and entertainment on board
  • Services of our cruise escorts and/ or cruise director
  • All gratuities for included shipboard services
  • All cruise line taxes and fees
  • Air - inclusive rates also include: Return economy airfare from cities listed. Transfers between the airport and the hotel / ship. All related air taxes and current fuel surcharges Airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value

Ports of Call

ms Zuiderdam

Holland America Line

Join us as we cruise on Holland America's ms Zuiderdam. She offers a world of spacious staterooms, elegant public rooms, expansive teak decks, priceless antiques that line the halls and the friendly gracious staff for which the line is justly famous.  At 82,000 tons, she carries just over 1,900 passengers in pampered luxury. From the Euro-top mattresses to the terry towel robes, from the variety of foods in the Lido to immaculate service of the Pinnacle Grill, from the endless options of the Greenhouse Spa to the enrichment program spanning lectures and cooking demonstrations, this ship truly encompasses the highly acclaimed Signature of Excellence.

 Numerous lounges and restaurants are ours to enjoy from the spacious three levels of the Vista Lounge for colourful stage shows to the intimate Vista Dining Room with its multiple levels and picture windows. Holland America’s new focus on the music we all love is on display through Lincoln Centre Stage, Billboard Onboard, Cantare, and BBC Earth in Concert. The spacious Lido with diverse options for casual breakfasts, lunches and dinners, the Pinnacle Grill for elegant alternative dining (small supplement applies), the new Culinary Arts Centre, a complete casino, the Explorations café, with its extensive library, internet stations and coffee bar, card room and numerous intimate lounges for a quiet conversation or a pre-dinner dance.

There need never be a dull moment as we cruise - a host of activities awaits us, from fashion shows to dance classes and bridge tournaments, from gala evening shows to a quiet piano concert or a stand-up comic. Join the morning exercise class, walk the Promenade Deck, take in an enrichment lecture or a cooking class, enjoy a sauna and massage or relax on deck with a good book and the fresh sea air. The choice is ours as is the enjoyment.


Cruise cost in Canadian Dollars, per person:
Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)Double
K Inside (Various)
J Inside (Main)
E Outside (Main)
D Outside (Main, Upper Promenade)
C Outside (Main)
VD Verandah (Upper Verandah, Rotterdam)
VA Verandah (Various)
SY Signature Suite Verandah (Verandah, Navigation)
SS Signature Suite Verandah (Upper Verandah)

Cruise only costs are based on joining at the hotel in Rotterdam and leaving the group at shipside in Rotterdam. See deck plan for full details on various categories available. For single rates, ask for prices.


Sample Airfares from cities across Canada
Departure LocationDeparture Price
Ottawa / Montreal
Halifax/ Winnipeg
Calgary / Edmonton / Vancouver
Regina / Saskatoon

Pricing Details

Airfares from other gateways are available on request.   Airfares and air carrier are subject to change and will be confirmed prior to final payment. Refer to inclusive features for details. Air prices are estimated (subject to confirmation). Final pricing will be advised once flights are confirmed. Cruise price is based on sharing a twin-bedded stateroom with private bathroom. Prices are based on rates, taxes and fees effective August 2022. Prices are subject to change due to factors beyond our control. This cruise will operate with a minimum of two members, with land arrangements requiring a minimum of 20 members. An escort will accompany the group with a minimum of 20 travelling.
Prices DO NOT INCLUDE the cost of insurance which is available and is highly recommended. Premiums vary with the cost, length of the trip, and the traveller’s age (up to 85) with a range from $491 to $1267pp or more plus applicable taxes—please contact our staff to receive a quote. This insurance is effective from the date of purchase and carries limitations on pre-existing medical conditions. Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking. Refer to the enrollment form for general information and to our terms and conditions.

Deposit Amount:
$1,000 per person
Final Payment Date:
Wednesday, March 8, 2023