Autumn Fjordland Cruise
- Duration: 8 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW99657
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
7 nights. September 2020. From £659.00.
Book by 30th September and claim 12 free bottles of wine – Use Code: WINE12
Join Marco Polo as she sets sail from Aberdeen, cruising to the glorious fjords of Western Norway. Here, in addition to some marvellous ports of call, you’ll enjoy some wonderful, relaxed days cruising through still waters.
Cross the North Sea to explore the spectacular landscape of the fjords. Cruise to idyllic Olden, on majestic Nordfjord, then on through mighty Sognefjord to remote Flåm. Sit back and take in the majestic scenery, or head ashore on excursions to discover the pristine interior, with its glaciers and crashing waterfalls, or perhaps to ride on the famously steep and winding Flåmsbana Mountain Railway. A last call, in colourful Bergen, gives you the chance to stroll past the lovingly restored warehouses of Bryggen and perhaps take in the view from the summit of Mount Fløyen – a fitting finale to your Norwegian cruise - before you return to Aberdeen via lively, historic Newcastle upon Tyne.
What's Included7 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
Delicious full board cuisine
Afternoon teas and late night snacks
Captain’s Cocktail Party (cruises of 6 nights or more)
Self service tea & coffee (6am to midnight)
Big show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes
Daytime activities and leisure facilities
Guest speaker and arts & crafts (cruises of 5 nights or more)
Porterage of luggage, port to cabin
Holiday HighlightsSee the fjords in their autumn glory
Four wonderful ports of call
Two lazy days at sea
Cruise scenic Nordfjord
Pretty Olden, charming gateway to the Briksdal Glacier
Flåm, at the remote end of mighty Sognefjord
Bergen, once part of the historic Hanseatic League
A call in Newcastle offers a chance to see Hadrian’s Wall
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1Depart from Aberdeen
Depart: 1600hrs Board Marco Polo in Aberdeen, today, settle in to your cabin and relax as your cruise begins.
Day 2At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.
Day 3Olden, Norway
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1600hrs Today Marco Polo calls at Olden. This is the stopping-off point for a trip through the beautiful surrounding countryside to the famous Briksdal Glacier, part of the vast Jostedalsbreen ice-pack, which broods over the eastern reaches of the fjord.
Day 4Flam, Norway
Arrive: 0900hrs Depart: 2000hrs Flam welcomes Marco Polo, today, and here you'll have the opportunity to board the world-famous Flamsbana Mountain Railway for the journey to Myrdal. Later this evening, the ship navigates her way through stunning Sognefjord.
Day 5Bergen, Norway
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 2000hrs Your last Norwegian call is in Bergen, an ancient city of medieval houses, cobbled streets, and the birthplace of composer Edvard Grieg. Visit the vibrant harbour and the fish market, stroll past historic Bryggen's wooden warehouses and take the Floibanen funicular to the summit of Floyen, the best known of Bergen's Seven Mountains.
Day 6At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.
Day 7Newcastle, England
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1800hrs Newcastle was once among the most vibrant centres of the British Industrial Revolution, and has now evolved into one of England's most energetic and exciting cities. Some of your newfound friends will disembark and finish their journey here, and you'll have some time to explore before beginning the final leg of your cruise.
Day 8Arrive back at Aberdeen
Arrive: 0800hrs Say goodbye to Marco Polo, her crew and your fellow passengers as she arrives in Aberdeen, today, and you disembark at the end of a wonderful cruise. Back to top
Passport requirementsBritish Citizens will need a full, 10-year passport to travel on this cruise. Since some countries require visitors to be valid for at least six months after the return date of the cruise we recommend that all customers ensure that this is the case. Holders of non-British passports should check with the relevant embassies to see if any requirements and restrictions exist for any countries visited during the cruise.
Foreign Office travel adviceVisit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.