Norway And Land Of The Northern Lights Cruise
- Duration: 14 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW99857
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
13 nights. October 2019. From £1169.00.
Explore the stunning coast of northern Norway - a region of fjords, glaciers and off-shore islands - on this delightful autumn cruise. Slipping away from the dock in Hull, Astoria cruises well beyond the Arctic Circle to Europe’s northernmost settlements, taking you in search of the Aurora Borealis - the enchanting and unforgettable Northern Lights.
Beautiful, 550-passenger Astoria is every inch the perfect cruise vessel. Originally a transatlantic liner, now restored and lovingly maintained as a premium-rated cruise ship, Astoria is both small enough to offer a friendly atmosphere, and large enough to offer a relaxed environment to ensure your holiday enjoyment. She's every inch the perfect home from home for your memorable cruise holiday.
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The greatest pleasure of a cruise holiday is the knowledge that as each day dawns, there'll be a new adventure to enjoy, a new experience to savour.
Ports of call
Day One - Depart Hull, UK
Day Three - Bergen, Norway
Day Four - Andalsnes, Norway
Day Six - Tromso, Norway
Day Seven - Honningsvag for North Cape, Norway
Day Eight - Alta, Norway
Day 11 - Alesund, Norway
Day 12 - Stavanger, Norway
Day 14 - Arrive Hull, UK
N.B. All days not listed are spent at sea enjoying the excellent facilities on board. Please see the Itinerary for further details. Ports marked with an asterisk will be reached by landing boat and may be inaccessible for customers with mobility difficulties.
Tour Highlights And Inclusions13 nights' accommodation in your choice of cabin
Full-board arrangements including full breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and midnight snacks
On-board entertainment as arranged
Calls at ports as detailed in the itinerary
The services of a friendly, professional crew and cruise staff
Port charges and taxesSingle cabins are available for a supplement
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 OneBoard Astoria in Hull today, and settle in to your cabin as the ship prepares to set sail.
Day TwoSpend today relaxing, and getting to know the ship, her crew and your fellow passengers.
Day ThreeCompact 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 FourAstoria cruises into beautiful Romsdalsfjord and Andalsnes, today. From here, there's the opportunity to enjoy an excursion through some of Norway's most spectacular mountain scenery, and perhaps a chance to visit the famous wooden Rodven stave church in its dreamy setting beside the fjord.
Day FiveRelax on board as Astoria spends another day at sea.
Day SixThe largest settlement beyond the Arctic Circle, Tromso, its magnificent cathedral rising grandly from its bustling centre, is our port of call today. Step ashore to explore its daily market and fascinating Polarmuseum, which chronicles the lives and exploits of the likes of Amundsen and Nansen.
Day SevenCruise way beyond the Arctic Circle, close to the coast of Finnmark. As Astoria docks in remote Honningsvag, you’ll have the chance to join an optional excursion to the famous visitor centre at Nordkapp (North Cape), which lies almost at Europe’s northernmost point.
Day EightAstoria spends a long day at our northernmost port of call, remote Alta. Sky-gaze at your leisure (the Northern Lights are often at their most astounding here), and explore the Arctic region of Finnmark, home to the Sami people, the prehistoric rock carvings at Hjemmeluft and the famous Ice Hotel, on one of the exciting optional excursions.
Day 9 - 10Make the most of Astoria's on-board facilities on another day at sea.
Day 11Alesund, with its natural harbours lined with pastel-painted, gabled and turreted buildings, is an unexpectedly eautiful port. Don't miss the town's fascinating Sunnmore Museum, which offers insight into life in this part of the world through the ages, and boasts a fine boat collection.
Day 12The 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 Astoria’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 13Make the most of your final day aboard Astoria as she cruises back towards Hull.
Day 14Bid farewell to Astoria and all your fellow travellers, today, as you disembark at the end of your cruise. Back to top
Beautiful, 550-passenger MV Astoria is every inch the perfect cruise vessel. Originally a Transatlantic liner, now restored and lovingly maintained as a premium-rated cruise ship, Astoria is both small enough to offer a friendly atmosphere, and large enough to offer a relaxed environment to ensure your holiday enjoyment. She's every inch the perfect home from home for your memorable cruise holiday.
The cabins on board Astoria offer accommodation to suit a range of pockets and preferences. Each passenger cabin offers private facilities with shower and bath, a TV, a hairdryer and personal safe. Superior and Deluxe cabins and Suites offer extra touches such as mini-bars fridges, bathrobes and slippers and even champagne to toast your arrival on board. Outside cabins offer picture windows and portholes. Passengers who book a Junior Suite will also enjoy Priority Embarkation, a welcome bottle of champagne and fresh flowers, priority boarding at tender ports, and a special 'At Your Leisure' disembarkation service and complimentary UK daily or Sunday newspaper on the day they disembark. In addition, passengers who choose to book Astoria's Owners Presidential Suite will receive a complimentary laundry service, will be served pre-dinner hors-d'oeuvres each evening, enjoy complimentary DVD hire from the ship's library, a well stocked bookshelf for holiday reading and confirmed ship's restaurant seating requests and shore excursion reservations (on tours with at least 40 participants).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 http://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