Majestic Fjordland Cruise
- Duration: 8 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW99731
- Travel Type: Make your own way
7 nights. July 2020. From £679.00.
Book by 30th September and claim 12 free bottles of wine – Use Code: WINE12
Board Columbus as summer reaches its height, and she begins an unforgettable cruise to Norway. Spend a day exploring the streets and squares of Rotterdam, then relax on board as Columbus heads north to two of Norway’s most beautiful fjords. Here you’ll discover a towering landscape where dense forests cling to steep mountain slopes and crystal-clear waterfalls crash into deep, still waters. Follow the twists and turns of Hardangerfjord to the lovely waterside town of Eidfjord. Explore your astonishing surroundings on optional shore excursions to hidden waterfalls or through the spectacular landscape on a mountain train, and round off your cruise with a day in Bergen – once a great centre of Scandinavian trade, Norway's second city and the unofficial capital of the fjords.
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 summer glory
Four delightful ports of call
Two lazy days at sea
Rotterdam – historic Dutch port
Cruise stunning Hardangerfjord over 100km into the Norwegian interior
Tiny Eidfjord's ancient church
Bergen, the colourful fjordland capital
Stavanger’s old town, lined with white, wooden houses
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 London Tilbury
Depart: 1600hrs Board Columbus in Tilbury, today, settle in to your cabin and relax as your cruise begins.
Day 2Rotterdam, Netherlands
Arrive: 0900hrs Depart: 1700hrs Your first port is the Dutch maritime city of Rotterdam. See the striking architecture of Erasmus Bridge and the dazzling Markthal food market, explore the world-class museums and the lovingly preserved Old Harbour, or visit Delfshaven to take a stroll past its step-gabled houses and around its ancient wharves.
Day 3At Sea
Spend today relaxing on board.
Day 4Eidfjord, Norway
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1800hrs Enjoy spectacular scenery as Columbus 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 5Bergen, Norway
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1800hrs Your next call is in 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 6Stavanger, Norway
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1700hrs The prosperous former fishing capital of Stavanger, its sleek modern buildings contrasting with the white-painted, clapboard houses of its old town, is Columbus's final Norwegian landfall. Step ashore to wander and perhaps to head to Lysefjord, where the Preikestolen rock formation juts out above the waters and the astounding views.
Day 7At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.
Day 8Arrive back at London Tilbury
Arrive: 0800hrs Say goodbye to Columbus, her crew and your fellow passengers as she arrives in Tilbury, 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.