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Cultural Arts Trip – Norwegian Fjords & Arctic Circle Cruise

Monday, August 25, 2025 @ 1:00 pmSaturday, September 6, 2025 @ 8:00 am

Port of Southampton
Port of Southampton
Southampton, England SO15 1HJ United Kingdom
Take a stunning “once in a lifetime” journey up the coast of Norway toward the top of the world!

The National JCC Adult & Senior Alliance invites all to join our In-Person Cultural Arts Trip:

Norwegian Fjords & Arctic Circle Cruise

August 25 – (September 6), 2025

Roundtrip from Southampton, England

Join Alliance Director & music class instructor James Sokol for a 12-Night Sea Cruise aboard the Celebrity Apex for a stunning journey up the coast of Norway toward the top of the world!

Throughout the trip, enjoy the stimulating variety of entertainment options on the ship from engaging lectures by a historian, naturalist or other interesting guest speaker to musical performances, perhaps featuring a live pianist, a classical string quartet, a dynamic vocalist or a spectacular headliner. Pamper yourself with spa treatments. Or, simply relax and read in one of the many on-board retreats.

On port days, stroll the charming towns or villages on your own or join James and others on exciting excursions (additional fees apply) to soak in the local culture, stunning landscape, majestic wildlife, or other interesting aspects of these interesting destinations.

During time at sea, join James for private Exploring Music classes; special lectures designed especially to complement this marvelous journey.

Bring your camera or smartphone for James’ special Private Photo Hunt. Learn tips & tricks for taking captivating pictures, while exploring the ship for interesting photo opportunities. Share a few of your favorite shots with our group’s photography enthusiasts.

Other exclusive group gatherings include a Sail Away Toast, a “Welcome” Dinner in one of the ship’s specialty restaurants and a “Farewell” Dinner in a second specialty restaurant. Foodies won’t want to miss a unique and delightful culinary experience at the Optional Group Dinner. On other evenings, join group members for Happy Hours (which will be covered since a Classic Beverage Package is included for all travelers). Then, take a private table for yourself and old (or new!) friends for dinner together in the dining room related to your stateroom category. Throughout the cruise, gather with James and group members for other selected meals & moments.

Join trip leader James Sokol on a multi-faceted, fascinating & delicious cultural journey to this mysterious, marvelous & magical country!

Don’t miss this fantastic voyage north filled with great fun, delicious food, interesting activities & more!

Space is limited and stateroom categories can sell out quickly! Reserve yours soon!

For trip details & pricing, email James at jsokol@marinjcc.org or register for a free “ticket” through this Eventbrite page. The trip flyer with details, pricing, etc. will be emailed to you. Of course, the trip itself has costs, outlined in the flyer.

Please Note: Reservations must be made through Dimensions in Travel to get group pricing and to participate in exclusive Alliance activities.

Cultural Arts Trips – offered by the National JCC Adult & Senior Alliance and the Osher Marin JCC – are open to all. JCC Members and non-members; people of all backgrounds and faiths, hair styles and chocolate preferences are invited to join in these enriching cultural programs.

For information on this and other upcoming In-Person Cultural Arts Trips as well as on Online Programs, click here


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