Fjordland Splendour Cruise
- Duration: 10 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW99679
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
9 nights. April 2020. From £719.00.
Book by 30th September and claim 12 free bottles of wine – Use Code: WINE12
This spring cruise to Western Norway from Poole includes a trio of exquisite fjords as well as a day in historic Bergen, the capital of the fjordlands.
Sailing east through the Channel and then north, Astoria heads to glorious Norway. Your first fjords cruise will carry you through majestic Hardangerfjord to Eidfjord, where you'll have a chance to go ashore. A second call in remote Flåm, after a cruise through mighty Sognefjord, offers up the chance to board the world-famous Flåm Mountain Railway for the unforgettable train ride to Myrdal. Round off your delightful voyage with calls in Olden, in its majestic setting on Nordfjord, and the ancient trading city of Bergen, always a highlight of a visit to this wonderful region.
What's Included9 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 springtime glory
Four wonderful ports of call
Four lazy days at sea
Cruise scenic Hardangerfjord into Norway's interior
Pretty Eidford's ancient church
Take a shore excursion to Voringfossen Falls
Cruise mighty Sognefjord
Remote Flåm, the terminus of the Flåmsbana railway
Cruise the still waters of Nordfjord
Charming Olden in its idyllic setting
Take a shore excursion to the Jostedal Glacier
Explore the historic trading city of Bergen
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 Poole
Depart: 1600hrs Board Astoria in Poole, today, settle in to your cabin and relax as your cruise begins.
Days 2 and 3At sea
Spend two days relaxing on board.
Day 4Eidfjord, Norway
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1400hrs Enjoy spectacular scenery as Astoria cruises up 100km-long Hardangerfjord to Eidfjord. Here you can go ashore to enjoy an optional excursion through the beautiful surrounding countryside, perhaps taking in the famous Vøringfossen waterfalls. Optional Excursion:
Day 5Flam, Norway
Arrive: 0900hrs Depart: 1700hrs Astoria continues her fjords cruise today, navigating through the narrow fingers of mighty Sognefjord. She’ll call at the village of Flam, stunningly set in one of the fjord’s remotest corners. Here you might head ashore and board the world-famous Flamsbana Mountain Railway for the rail journey to Myrdal, one of the most unforgettable optional excursions of your entire cruise.
Day 6Olden, Norway
Arrive: 1000hrs Depart: 1800hrs Today Astoria calls at Olden on Nordfjord. This is the stopping off point for a trip through the stunningly beautiful surrounding countryside to the famous Briksdal Glacier. This immense cliff of ice is actually just one of the 50 arms of the Jostedalsbreen Glacier, which broods over the entire eastern reach of the Nordfjord. Optional Excursion:
Day 7Bergen, Norway
Arrive: 0900hrs Depart: 2000hrs This morning Astoria arrives in Bergen, one of the most beautifully located cities in the world. This ancient fishing and trading port, spectacularly set amid hills and fjords, is also one of Northern Europe’s most enjoyable destinations. Step ashore to explore the harbour and fish market, discover Bryggen’s historic wooden warehouses or ride the funicular to the top of ‘Mount’ Floyen.
Days 8 and 9At sea
Spend two days relaxing on board.
Day 10Arrive back at Poole
Arrive: 0500hrs Say goodbye to Astoria, her crew and your fellow passengers as she arrives in Poole, 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.
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