Grand Fjordland Splendour Cruise
- Duration: 13 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW99899
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
12 nights. July 2019. From £749.00.
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Join us for a voyage along some of Norway's most astonishing and enchanting coastline. Discover the icy expanse of the Briksdal Glacier, Hardangerfjord's gleaming waters, vast Sognefjord, and (relatively) tiny Geirangerfjord, as well as the region's charming historic capital, Bergen. As Magellan cruises from Liverpool you'll also have opportunities to the explore the lively Irish capital and experience the remote island charms of Shetland and Orkney.
What's Included12 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 HighlightsLazy days relaxing on board
Norway's astonishing coastal scenery
Island calls in Orkney & the Shetlands
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 1Board Magellan in Liverpool today, and settle in to your cabin as she prepares to set sail.
Day 2Magellan's first stop is Dublin. This great city of culture, once home to Joyce, Yeats, Wilde and Swift, is one of Europe's most engaging capitals. Grafton and O'Connell Streets are popular with visitors, as are the city's famous bars and pubs, cafes and coffee shops.
Day 3Spend today relaxing, and getting to know the ship, her crew and your fellow passengers.
Day 4Our next port is the Shetland capital, Lerwick. Spend time exploring this rugged but enchanting town, or join an excursion to the 3,000 year-old archaeological site at Jarlshof, with its Bronze and Iron Age remains.
Day 5Compact and friendly, Bergen was once a great trading city within the Hanseatic League. It remains Norway's second city and, despite being sheltered from the sea by its seven hills and outlying islands, is unashamedly nautical in outlook. 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 6Today you’ll call at Olden. This tiny village of clapbpoard houses and rolling green pastures is the starting point for an excursion, through scenic countryside, to the famous Briksdal Glacier. This immense frozen cliff is actually just one of the 50 arms of the Jostedal Glacier, which covers almost 200 square miles of the surrounding landscape in an vast, slowly shifting blanket of ice.
Day 7Exquisite Geirangerfjord is one of the smaller fjords, but is undeniably among the most beautiful. Today Magellan cruises its twists and turns through a landscape marked by crashing waterfalls and ancient villages like Hellesylt and Geiranger. Disembark in Geiranger to take in the beauty of it all, or to enjoy an optional excursion.
Day 8The tiny village of Flam, at the inner end of Aurlandsfjord, welcomes Magellan today. Here you'll have the chance to board the world-famous Flamsbana Mountain Railway for the journey to Myrdal. Later this afternoon, the ship navigates her way into stunning Naeroyfjord where some of fjordland's prettiest scenery awaits.
Day 9Enjoy spectacular scenery as Magellan cruises through the 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 Voringfossen waterfalls.
Day 10The prosperous former fishing capital of Stavanger, its sleek modern buildings (especially the striking Norwegian Petroleum Museum) contrasting with the white-painted, clapboard houses of its waterfront and old town, is Magellan’s final Norwegian landfall. Step ashore to wander before we enjoy the breathtaking passage though Lysefjord, where the towering Preikestolen rock formation soars above the waters.
Day 11This morning, Magellan arrives in Kirkwall, Orkney's historic capital. Wander the streets and marvel at magnificent St Magnus Cathedral, or join an excursion to fabled Scapa Flow, Churchill's famous Barriers or the Italian Chapel.
Day 12Make the most of your final day on board as Magellan cruises to Liverpool and home.
Day 13Bid farewell to Magellan and all your fellow travellers, today, as you disembark at the end of your 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.
Terms and conditionsThe 5% Bank Holiday Flash Sale offer applies to new bookings on ocean cruises made between 21st and 31st May 2019 (inclusive) only. Prices shown when booking do not include the discount. The will be applied to your booking once the promo code (FLASH5) has been entered and will be confirmed before purchase. Bank Holiday Flash Sale discounts on Ocean Cruises can be used in conjunction with all other Ocean Cruise offers, including Saver Fares, Buy One, Get One Free and Buy One, Get One, Half-Price (where offered). Back to top