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Legacy Family Tree 2012
British Isles and Genealogy Cruises

Two Great Cruises.  Come on one or come on both!

Cruise 1: May 12th 2012 - May 21st, 2012 (9 days)

Cruise 2: May 21th 2012 - May 27st, 2012 (6 days)

Royal Caribbean’s Vision of the Seas Ship

You may sign up for one sailing or for two back to back with same cabin assignment. You will not have to pack your bags, just enjoy Oslo for the day and come back to your stateroom later to keep sailing.


Cruise 1

Cruise 2



Cruise 1: Sailing Itinerary

 Saturday, May 12th  Oslo, Norway       5:00 pm
 Sunday  Fun Day At Sea (Legacy Classes)   -   -
 Monday  Le Havre (Paris), France     9:00 am   11:59 pm Docked
 Tuesday  Cherbourg, France     7:00 am     3:00 pm Docked
 Wednesday  Dublin, Ireland   12:00 pm   10:00 pm Docked
 Thursday  Liverpool, England     7:30 am     6:30 pm Docked
 Friday  Fun Day At Sea (Legacy Classes)   -   -
 Saturday  Edinburgh, Scotland     8:00 am     6:00 pm Tendered
 Sunday  Fun Day At Sea (Legacy Classes)   -   -
 Monday, May 21st  Oslo, Norway     7:00 am  

Cruise 2: Sailing Itinerary

 Monday, May 21st  Oslo, Norway       5:00 pm
 Tuesday  Arhus, Denmark     8:00 am     3:00 pm Docked
 Wednesday  Fun Day At Sea (Legacy Classes)   -  -
 Thursday  Bergen, Norway     9:00 am     5:00 pm Docked
 Friday  Geiranger, Norway Fjord     8:00 am     5:00 pm Docked
 Saturday  Fun Day At Sea (Legacy Classes)   -   -
 Sunday, May 27th  Oslo, Norway   7:00 am   -

With so much for you to see and do, Northern Europe is an explorer's playground. Tour majestic castles and elegant grand residences. Stroll through historic town squares and world-class museums. Whatever you decide to do, one thing is certain - your Northern European cruise will be an unforgettable vacation.



There is always something fun to do on a cruise ship!



Vision of the Seas, like all Royal Caribbean ships, has cabins that have been designed with a spacious look and the ship’s public spaces are especially airy and bright. Radiance has 87 suites, including an Owner’s Suite, a Royal Family Suite Grand Oceanview Suites and Superior Oceanview Suites. There are 231 private balcony cabins, 496 ocean view cabins, and 327 inside cabins. Vision-class amenities include TV with closed-circuit and pay-for-view movies, safe, individual temperature controls, mini-bars, and hair-dryer.


The ShipShape Fitness Center & Spa has a full menu of revitalizing treatments and equipment for burning off calories. Workout areas have recumbent Life Cycles, Textrix step machines and virtual bikes, along with Cybex strength machines, treadmills, saunas and steam baths. The 35-person aerobics area has wrap-around windows for spectacular ocean views. There’s also Ping-Pong and Volleyball.

Vision of the Seas has beautiful onboard amenities too. There's the very soothing Day Spa, two pools, six whirlpools, and the Masquerade Theatre, which features nightly entertainment, like contemporary musical stage productions. And that's just the beginning of your cruise vacation.


Rock-climbing wall

Themed bars and lounges

Casino Royale

Stunning Centrum, an open atrium featuring shopping and more

Indoor /outdoor pool in a Solarium with a sliding roof

Outdoor pool

6 whirlpools

Adventure Ocean® youth facilities

Day Spa and Fitness Center





Prices begin at $877.53 per person for an inside cabin category M, which includes port charges and taxes/government fees.  Any supplemental fuel charge should it be enacted are not included in cruise price. Royal reserves the right to add a fuel charge of no more than $10.00 per guest per day should the West Texas Intermediate fuel exceed $65.00 per barrel.

Hurry and book your room today while they last.
Our previous cruises have all sold out quickly.



Watch the Video Overview about the Cruise


We had a great webinar that talked all about these two cruises.  We recorded it and we suggest you watch it by clicking here.  It's a about an hour and a half but that's because we go over all of the ports of call and talk all about the cruise and ship and what to expect.  It also answers many questions which those in attendace of the webinar asked.  Watch it now.



Ports of Call Overview






Oslo is the oldest of the Scandinavian capital cities with a varied collection of cultural attractions and natural wonders. Situated at the head of a 60-mile fjord on the southern coast, Oslo is beautifully framed by a vast expense of woods, moors and lakes. Today, Norway's capital is a blend of 19th and 20th-century architectural styles. Woodcarvings and colorful frescoes decorate the city's buildings, and the parks and public squares are resplendent with unique works of sculpture.


For a spectacular view of the city and the fjord, visit Akershus Castle. Sitting on a cliff, this fortress was originally built in 1300. The present structure dates mainly from the 17th century and features quaint buildings and beautiful grounds. 

Other Fun Things to Do 


•Experience the sites, history and art of Oslo as you travel through the beautiful scenic countryside to Hadeland, where you can discover the art of Hadeland Glassworks.

•Visit the Royal Palace, current residence of the Royal Family.

•Take the winding road of Holmenkollen Hill where you'll see charming residences and impressive views. At the top, you'll see the world-famous ski-jumping area Hollmenkollen, built for the 1952 Olympics. The area was completely rebuilt between 2009 and 2010 with a more modern ski-jump, featuring a glass elevator that takes you to the top for a breathtaking view of Holmenkollen and Oslo.

•Visit the Viking Ship Museum and see the incredible artisanship of all the beautiful Viking long ships. 







Paris, the capital city of France, is a beautiful, artistic city, situated in the north-central part of France. The city lies on both banks of the River Seine. The north bank was historically the area where Royalty and the wealthy merchant-class lived, and today it is the government and commercial district


Paris and the Eiffel Tower are synonymous. You see it from almost everywhere in the city. But don't miss the chance to go to the top. The view is breathtaking. 


Other Fun Things to Do 


·        Spend a day getting lost in the Louvre. This fabulous, maze-like museum is home to one of the greatest art collections in the world, including the Mona Lisa.

·        Travel down the Seine in the shadow of the Notre Dame Cathedral. This famous cathedral is a beautiful example of gothic architecture and is where Napoleon and Josephine were crowned in 1804.

·        Stroll along the Champs Élysées, stopping in some of the world's finest shops.

 Visit the Arc de Triomphe, built in 1806 to commemorate Napoleon's victories.







Cherbourg offers everything you could want from a seaside town in France - beautiful gardens, cute little shops, appetizing restaurants. As a port, however, Cherbourg is a maritime institution, playing major roles in early transatlantic travel, submarine building and nautical pastimes. Normandy Beach is close by Cherbourg.


La Cité de la Mer is a museum, aquarium and oceanographic center all rolled into one. Learn about man's underwater adventures in the Ocean Exhibition, which includes aquatic galleries and an impressive collection of sea life. Then explore the decommissioned nuclear submarine La Redoutable, which served the French military for more than 20 years. Other Fun Things to Do


·        Cherbourg is home to a number of 19th-century gardens featuring hundreds of plant varieties, spring-fed ponds, native animals, rare birds, and more.


·        Listed as a historical monument in 1984, the amazing Cherbourg Theater offers many lively shows and programs.


·        You can't visit France without touring a chateau, and the Ravalet Chateau in nearby Tourlaville is a stunning example of Renaissance style.







Dublin, Ireland's capital, is a thriving modern city. Yet it is also remarkably elegant. This is due in part to the restoration of its magnificent public buildings and distinctive Georgian squares to reveal the elegance of the 18th century to today's visitors. Dublin's people are renowned for being warm, friendly and eager to help visitors enjoy their home city.


•Visit Powers court Estate and Gardens, set on 34,000 acres along the River Dargle. Finished in 1875, this garden took over 30 years to complete. Admire the Italian and Japanese gardens and the circular terraces that descend to Triton Lake with its 100-foot fountain guarded by winged horses.

•Visit St. Patrick's Cathedral, said to have been the site where St. Patrick baptized converts in 450 A.D.

•Explore Dublin's history, both tragic and glorious, with haunting memories of great patriots, statesmen, scientists and scholars.

•Check out the National Gallery, home to more than 2,000 exhibits, including a major collection of Irish landscape paintings.

•Go back in time at the Dublin’s exhibit, featuring a historical portrayal of life in Dublin during the medieval period from 1170 to 1540, including a scale model of Dublin in the 1500s.



Get a Taste of Local Flavor 


Potatoes are a popular food here. Boxty is a traditional potato bread, made pancake thin and often served with a savory filling. Dublin is also known for its fresh seafood, and its Guinness®. The famous stout has been brewed here since 1759.






Liverpool is the fourth largest city in the UK and has been a major port for centuries. Over its 800 years, the city has collected a considerable variety of architectural styles including 16th century Tudor, Georgian and Victorian. While the arts scene is best known for its contribution to rock music, Liverpool is also a cultural capital with more national museums, theatres and galleries than any other UK city outside London.


Visit the places where The Beatles met, composed and rehearsed many of their earliest songs. Since the Beatles formed in 1960, fans have been visiting Liverpool to see where it all began. Top attractions are The Beatles Story museum on the Albert Dock, the former Cavern Club area of Mathew Street, and Mendips and 20 Forthlin Road, the childhood homes of John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Other Fun Things to Do

  • Take in the stunning, UNESCO-listed Liverpool waterfront. Immerse yourself in history, with a visit to the popular Albert Dock, built in 1846, and the Pier Head featuring the magnificent Three Graces (the Royal Liver Building, the Cunard Building and the Port of Liverpool Building).
  • Explore one of Liverpool's oldest surviving buildings. Speke Hall is a Tudor manor house built in 1598, and one of the few remaining timber framed Tudor houses left in the north of England.







Often described as the "Athens of the North", Edinburgh is located in the south-east region of Scotland, an hour's drive from Glasgow. Its streets are steeped in history and open its doors to a thriving cultural scene. Year round the city offers an incredible variety of events and festivals and tourists are spoiled with a diverse range of attractions. The beautiful city of Edinburgh possesses a distinctive and unique skyline that rivals that of Venice and beyond the city limits, the Lothian countryside provides some of the great links and parkland courses of the world.


Have you ever visited a castle perched on an extinct volcano? The Edinburgh Castle is a powerful national symbol and part of Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site and is one of the most important fortresses in the Kingdom of Scotland. Listen to the boom of the One O'clock Gun and discover the story of The Stone of Destiny. For a complete experience, join a complimentary tour of the castle, led by experienced guides that have great knowledge and understanding of the castle.


Most museums and galleries are located in or close to the City Centre. The two central galleries in Edinburgh, the Royal Scottish Academy and the National Gallery of Scotland, are located halfway along Princes Street so you can easily include them in your sightseeing tour.

•Walk along the Water of Leith, a small river that meanders through Edinburgh, providing a peaceful haven from the busy city.

•Explore the city's turbulent past, its legends and mystery in the Old Town, a medieval town in the heart of the city. Historical sites include Royal Mile, Edinburgh’s historic highway and Holyrood Palace, the Queen’s residence in the city.






The city of Aarhus is the second largest city in Denmark, after Copenhagen, and has many activities to offer. Situated by the sea in the heart of Jutland, Aarhus is the unofficial cultural capital. Founded in the early 10th century by the Vikings, the city is full of history. There is a plenty of museums, churches, medieval buildings and Danish landmarks.


No doubt about the biggest attraction - it is The Old Town, which is an open-air museum presenting early Danish life. Other popular tourist’ place are the Arhus Art Museum and the Mosegard - a 250-acre archaeological collection of prehistory.


Aarhus, Denmark. It is a great location, with a wonderful climate, with no extremes such as very high or very low temperatures. The summer months bring average temperatures of twenty degrees and the winter brings temperatures around one degree, which means that the climate is more similar with central European countries, than to Scandinavian cities. If you like sunny days, then you should visit Aarhus on summer, since May until August, or September






Many fall in love at first sight with Bergen, Norway’s second-largest city. Seven rounded lush mountains, pastel-color wooden houses, historic Bryggen, winding cobblestone streets, and Hanseatic relics all make it a place of enchantment. Its many epithets include “Trebyen” (Wooden City; it has many wooden houses), “Regnbyen” (Rainy City, due to its 200 days of rain a year), and “Fjordbyen” (Gateway to the fjords).


Surrounded by forested mountains and Fjords, it’s only natural that most Bergensers feel at home either on the mountains (skiing, hiking, walking, or at their cabins) or at sea (fishing and boating). As for the rainy weather, most visitors quickly learn the necessity of rain jackets and umbrellas. Bergen is even the site of the world’s first umbrella vending machine.


Explore Håkonshallen, part of Bergen's ancient fortress. It was built in the 13th century as a royal ceremonial hall. The first record of its use was in 1261 for the marriage celebrations of King Magnus Håkinsson and Princess Ingeborg of Denmark. The party was said to have had more than 1,000 guests and lasted for three days and three nights.


Explore Bergen Troldhaugen, the home of Edvard Grieg. Experience Trodsal Concert Hall the way it was meant to be, as one of Norway's best-known pianists gives you a glimpse of Edvard Grieg's life with musical examples from various periods.


Walk along the wharf to the Mount Floibanen Funicular Station. Upon reaching the top of Mount Floien, the highest point in the city, you can enjoy a walk through its many hiking trails with beautiful vistas overlooking the city.


Pay a visit to the aquarium. It's one of the largest aquariums in Northern Europe, with over 50 tanks of fish, including piranha. The main attractions are the seals and penguins, particularly at feeding time.






Be sure to bring along plenty of extra film, because you'll want to capture the natural beauty of Geiranger's magnificent fjord country. Thundering waterfalls, snow-capped mountains, crystalline glaciers, and still blue lakes make this a truly unforgettable area.

Explore Geiranger Fjord, one of the most beautiful fjords in Norway, with towering mountainsides and numerous waterfalls. The fjord stretches inland some 10 miles, fed by gushing waterfalls, including the Seven Sisters, the Suitor, and the Bridal Veil.

  • Journey through forest-clad hills down to Hornindal Lake, which is approximately 6 to 7 hours away from Geiranger. At more than 1,500 feet, it is the deepest freshwater lake in Europe.

  • Check out Geiranger Church, a quaint wooden church built in an octagonal shape with a lovely view of the countryside and the cruise ships below.

  • Visit the Norwegian Fjord Centre across the road from the beautiful Hotel Union. Journey through the many hiking paths or take an exciting boat tour of the Geirangerfjord.



Legacy Classes - Schedule & Descriptions


On days while we are at sea we will be teaching classes on Legacy Family Tree.  The classes are taught by the experts who know Legacy inside and out, they will be teaching you the right way of doing things that could save you hundreds of hours of work and make things a lot more enjoyable.  Classes will teach you many of the powerful features of Legacy that will really help you advance your genealogical research. You will learn a lot and have a great time doing it.

Sunday, May 13th, 2012  (Note: Only those who book through us can attend the Legacy classes)

Timelines (by Geoff Rasmussen)

Sources Made Simple, Standard & Powerful (by Geoff Rasmussen)

Key Genealogical Resources for England (by Judy Wight)

Friday, May 18th, 2012 (Note: Only those who book through us can attend the Legacy classes)

Small Group and 1-on-1 sessions with the Legacy team

Legacy: Especially for Beginners (by Geoff Rasmussen)

GENViewer, MENMatcher, GENCatalog, and Research Guidance (by Luc Comeau)

Key Genealogical Resources for Ireland (by Judy Wight)

Key Genealogical Resources for Scotland (by Judy Wight)

Sunday, May 20th, 2012 (Note: Only those who book through us can attend the Legacy classes)

Digging for Gold in British Estate Records (by Judy Wight)

Finding Your Elusive Ancestor: The Genealogical Proof Standard, and Doing a Reasonably Exhaustive Search (by Randy Seaver)

Searching Effectively (by Randy Seaver)

Merging 101 and 202 (by Ken McGinnis)

Questions and Answers session with the Legacy team

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012 (Second Cruise) (Note: Only those who book through us can attend the Legacy classes)

Small Group and 1-on-1 sessions with the Legacy team

Searching and Tagging (by Geoff Rasmussen)

Keeping a Clean Database (by Ken McGinnis)

Mapping: Legacy, AniMap, Centennia, and Map My Family Tree (by Geoff Rasmussen)

Saturday, May 29th, 2012 (Note: Only those who book through us can attend the Legacy classes)

Small Group and 1-on-1 sessions with the Legacy team

Reporting with Legacy (by Dave Berdan)

Tips and Tricks (by Geoff Rasmussen)

Watch Geoff Live: Adding Original Source Documents (by Geoff Rasmussen)

Questions and Answers session with the Legacy team



Frequently Asked Questions


Q: I’m single and want to go on the cruise?

A: No problem, just let us know as we have others just like you and we can assign you to other (same gender) to share a cabin with. This is a great way to meet new friends.


Q: What is the travel insurance and do I need it?

A: I don’t usually get it, but I’m a risk taker. If you are concerned that your health could cause you to miss the cruise then we highly recommend it.


Q: Tell me about Royal Caribbean’s Vision of the Seas ship?

A: You can take a virtual tour of the Vision of the Seas at Royal Caribbean Cruise website


Q: What can we do when we reach each port?

A: You name it and it’s probably available. Great shore excursions will be announced closer to the date of the cruise.


Q: We are traveling with our family and would like pricing for 3rd and 4th guests in the cabin are they available.

A: Yes, the pricing on the cabin category’s listed above with 3rd and 4th guest capability is subject to price change.



Tours that are available through Royal Caribbean Cruises


Click here to review the tours that are available through Royal Caribbean Cruises.




Our Legacy Cruise Travel Agency


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Contact information for trekalot:  Call 1-888-505-6997 or send an e-mail to

You are going to have a spectacular time.  This will truly be a dream vacation, a trip of a lifetime.  Bring lots of film so you can show your friends back home the unbelievable beauty and amazing history that you will be enjoying. You will have so much fun on your cruise, you'll want to tell everyone you know.  On this cruise, you'll enjoy one fun experience after another.




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Check out our previous Legacy Genealogy Cruises


If you would like to hear all about our first Legacy Genealogy Cruise in 2004 and see some of the fun pictures then click here.  In 2005 we went on an Eastern Caribbean cruise and in 2006 cruised to Alaska and then in 2007 enjoyed a 12 day Hawaiian cruise and in July of 2008 we had a remarkable 12 day cruise of a life time to the Baltic Capitals. We wrote all about our 2009 cruise to the Mediterranean here.  In 2010 we enjoyed a spectacular 13 day cruise from Australian to New Zealand.  In 2011 we did a 9 day cruise from New York up the East Coast into Canada.  We are looking forward to our 2012 cruises (that's right, two cruises) a British Isles and a Northern European.

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