- Duration: 8 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW99461
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
7 nights. July 2021. From £1189.00.
SUMMER ON THE NORWEGIAN COAST
This very special summertime cruise, which includes a call at Dutch maritime gem Rotterdam, will showcase western Norway at its glorious best. Cruise deep into Norway’s pristine interior, along exquisite Hardangerfjord and majestic Nordfjord, with stops at Eidfjord, Olden and colourful Bergen. Join Columbus as she sets sail from Tilbury across the Channel to Rotterdam, with its pretty streets and squares, and then north and along Hardangerfjord to Eidfjord, which is nestled in a breathtaking location, where dense forests cling to towering mountain slopes high above crystal-clear waters. The next port of call is the equally spectacular Olden, located deep in the Nordfjord. This memorable cruise is completed by an enjoyable stop at Bergen, unofficial capital of the fjords, with its old town lined with wooden buildings.
What's Included7 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
Delicious cuisine and full-board dining
Afternoon teas and late-night snacks
Captain’s Cocktail Party (cruises of six nights or more)
Self-service tea and coffee (6am to midnight)
Big-show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes
Daytime activities and leisure facilities
Guest speakers and arts-and-crafts groups (cruises of five nights or more)
Luggage porterage from port to cabin
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 London Tilbury, UK
Depart: 1600hrs Board Columbus in Tilbury, today, settle in to your cabin and relax as your cruise begins this afternoon.
Day 2Rotterdam, Netherlands
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1500hrs The Dutch maritime city of Rotterdam is Columbus's first stop. Step ashore to see the stunning architecture of the Erasmus Bridge and the remarkable inverted 'U' of the Markthal food market. Browse the world-class museums, explore the lovingly preserved Old Harbour and stroll past nearby Delfshaven's step-gabled houses and ancient wharves.
Day 3At sea
Your next day is spent at sea getting to know Columbus, her crew and her excellent facilities, and making new friends as you settle into the relaxed pace of life on board.
Day 4Eidfjord, Norway
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1400hrs Hardangerfjord stretches over 100 kilometres into the Norwegian interior, and this morning Magellan heads into its stunning landscape of sheer, forested mountainsides and still waters. Our port here is tiny Eidfjord, an oasis of tranquillity from which you might have the chance to take an optional excursion to the towering Voringfossen waterfalls.
Day 5Olden, Norway
Arrive: 0900hrs Depart: 1800hrs Today you’ll call at Olden. This is the starting point for an excursion, through scenic countryside, to the famous Briksdal Glacier. This immense cliff of ice is actually just one of the 50 arms of the Jostedalsbreen Glacier, which looms over the entire eastern reach of the Nordfjord.
Day 6Bergen, Norway
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1600hrs Your last fjordland call is 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 ‘Mount’ Floyen.
Day 7At sea
Spend today relaxing on board as Columbus cruises home.
Day 8Arrive London Tilbury, UK
Arrive: 0800hrs Say farewell to Columbus, her crew and all your shipmates, today, as you disembark at the end of a wonderful cruise to the fjords. 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