Autumn Fjordland Cruise
- Duration: 8 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW99686
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
7 nights. September 2020. From £1089.00.
Join Marco Polo as she sets sail from Newcastle, 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.After a visit to the Granite City of Aberdeen, you'll 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 Newcastle.
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
Three wonderful ports of call
Two lazy days at sea
A call in Aberdeen brings a chance to discover the Granite City
Explore idyllic, fjord-side Olden
Cruise the length of Sognefjord
Flåm, terminus of the famous Flåmsbana railway
Historic Bergen's ancient Bryggen area
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 Newcastle
Depart: 1800hrs Board Marco Polo in Newcastle, today, settle in to your cabin and relax as your cruise begins.
Day 2Aberdeen, Scotland
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1600hrs This morning Marco Polo arrives in Aberdeen, the Granite City, close to the Royal Family’s famous summer retreat at Balmoral. Step ashore to discover the hidden charms of one of Britain’s more remote cities, or to enjoy an excursion into the surrounding countryside.
Day 3At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.
Day 4Olden, 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 5Flam, 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 6Bergen, Norway
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 2000hrs This morning, Marco Polo docks in Bergen. This ancient Hanseatic city of cobbled streets and medieval houses was the birthplace of composer Edvard Grieg. Visit the vibrant harbour and fish market, stroll past the wooden warehouses of Bryggen and take the Floibanen funicular to the summit of Mount Floyen.
Day 7At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.
Day 8Arrive back at Newcastle
Arrive: 0800hrs Say goodbye to Marco Polo, her crew and your fellow passengers as she arrives in Newcastle, 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. Back to top