South Norway Discovery & Oslo Cruise
- Duration: 9 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW99654
- Travel Type: Make your own way to port
8 nights. October 2020. From £519.00.
Book by 30th September and claim 12 free bottles of wine – Use Code: WINE12
This, the last of Marco Polo’s autumn season of cruises from Aberdeen, takes you across the North Sea to lively, friendly Oslo, where there’ll be a chance to go ashore, perhaps to visit the renowned Viking Ships Museum or the Kon Tiki Museum, which houses explorer Thor Heyerdahl’s fragile balsa-wood craft.
A call in Norway’s lively southernmost city, Kristiansand, with its delightful old town and harbour-front Fish Quay, is followed by a scenic cruise towards Norway’s fjord- and island-dotted west coast to the prosperous former Norwegian fishing capital, Stavanger, where you'll have time to wander its gently sloping streets and Gamle Stavanger old town. Saving the best till last, a final call is made in the unofficial capital of the fjords and the birthplace of the composer Edvard Grieg, Bergen. Explore its ancient Bryggen quarter and lively fish market, and take a trip to the summit of Mount Floyen on the funicular before Marco Polo returns to Newcastle.
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
Cruising from Aberdeen to Newcastle
Holiday HighlightsFour delightful ports of call
Lazy days relaxing on board
Sail through Oslofjord to the Norwegian capital
Oslo's impressive Viking Ships museum
The popular seaside town of Kristiansand
Cruise pretty Boknafjord
Wander Stavanger’s cobbled old town
Ancient Bergen, birthplace of composer Edvard Grieg
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 Aberdeen
Depart: 1600hrs Board Marco Polo in Aberdeen, today, settle in to your cabin and relax as your cruise begins.
Day 2At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.
Day 3Oslo, Norway
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1800hrs The Norwegian capital Oslo welcomes Marco Polo, today. Explore this lively, friendly city, or join an optional shore excursion, perhaps to the wonderful Viking Ships or the Kon-Tiki museums.
Day 4Kristiansand, Norway
Arrive: 1200hrs Depart: 2000hrs Today we'll stop in Kristiansand, Norway's fifth city, on the country's southern coast. One of Norway's most popular tourist destinations, Kristiansand is renowned for its beaches and Palmesus beach festival, its thriving creative arts scene, and as the home of Norway's largest zoo.
Day 5Stavanger, Norway
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 2300hrs The prosperous former fishing capital of Stavanger, its sleek modern buildings contrasting with the white-painted, clapboard houses of its old town, is Marco Polo's next Norwegian landfall. Step ashore to explore before enjoying the breathtaking passage though Lysefjord, where the towering Preikestolen rock formation soars above the waters.
Day 6Bergen, Norway
Arrive: 0800 hrs Depart: 2000hrs This morning, Marco Polo docks in Bergen. This ancient Hanseatic city of cobbled streets and medieval houses was the birthplace of composer Edvard Grieg. 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 7At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.
Day 8Arrive at Newcastle
Arrive: 0800hrs Disembark in Newcastle, today, at the end of your cruise. An optional coach transfer back to Aberdeen will be available to book in advance. 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.