Majestic Fjordland Cruise
- Duration: 9 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW99691
- Travel Type: Make your own way
8 nights. August 2020. From £779.00.
Book by 30th September and claim 12 free bottles of wine – Use Code: WINE12
Board Marco Polo in Hull as she begins an unforgettable cruise to Norway. Discover a landscape of towering mountains, deep forests, waterfalls and tiny fjord-side villages as you follow the twists and turns of Hardangerfjord to Eidfjord. Cruise the length of Sognefjord to Flam, follow Nordfjord deep into the Norwegian interior to Olden, which lies between the fjord and the immense icy cliff-face of the Briksdal Glacier, and sail into the beautiful scenery of Geirangerfjord.
Opportunities to head deep into the astonishing fjordland landscape on optional shore excursions, lazy days at sea, and day exploring the streets, markets and lovingly regenerated warehouse district of Bergen, the unofficial capital of the fjords, round off your cruise adventure.
What's Included8 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 summertime glory
Five wonderful ports of call
Two lazy days at sea
Cruise Hardangerfjord to mountain-backed Eidfjord
Take a shore excursion to Voringfossen Falls
Cruise mighty Sognefjord
Remote Flåm, terminus of the Flåmsbana railway
Beguiling fjord-side Geiranger
Charming Olden in its idyllic setting
Take a shore excursion to the Jostedalsbreen Ice Pack
Explore Bergen, the historic fjordland capital
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 Hull
Depart: 2045hrs Board Marco Polo in Hull, today, settle in to your cabin and relax as your cruise begins.
Day 2At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.
Day 3Eidfjord, Norway
Arrive: 0930hrs Depart: 1430hrs Hardangerfjord stretches over 100 kilometres into the Norwegian interior, and this morning Marco Polo 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 4Flam, Norway
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1700hrs Today Marco Polo calls at Flam in the most remote corner of the largest of all Norway's fjords - Sognefjord. From here, you'll have the chance to board the world famous Flamsbana Mountain Railway to experience the sheer beauty of region as you journey to Myrdal by train.
Day 5Geiranger, Norway
Arrive: 1100hrs Depart: 1900hrs Today Geirangerfjord’s twists and turns, marked by crashing waterfalls, guide us to Geiranger - an ancient and beguiling village in a truly breathtaking setting. Step ashore to visit the fascinating Norsk Fjordsenter, which chronicles life in this beautiful place, or to join an unforgettable excursion into the scenery that surrounds this glorious fjord.
Day 6Olden, Norway
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1700hrs Marco Polo calls at Olden on Nordfjord, today. This idyllic little village is the dropping-off point for a shore excursion, through the almost unimaginably beautiful countryside of Norway's Sogn og Fjordane county, 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.
Day 7Bergen, Norway
Arrive: 0900hrs Depart: 1700hrs Bergen is 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.
Day 8At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.
Day 9Arrive back at Hull
Arrive: 0530hrs Say goodbye to Marco Polo, her crew and your fellow passengers as she arrives in Hull, 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.