South Norway Discovery & Oslo Cruise
6 nights. November 2019. From £509.00.
Book by 30th September and claim 12 free bottles of wine – Use Code: WINE12
Join us on board Columbus as she cruises to three welcoming Norwegian ports on this excellent value short cruise. Visit Norway's small but perfectly proportioned capital, Oslo, pretty, prosperous Stavanger and lively Kristiansand. Experience the pleasures these Scandinavian jewels have to offer, and enjoy Columbus' wide range of on-board amenities. On this special Cricketing Legends theme cruise, you’ll also have a chance to chat to, and hear stories from, some of the game's greats, who'll be aboard as special guests, including Graham Gooch OBE, John "JK" Lever MBE and Roland Butcher. During the voyage, a special programme of cricket-themed events will be headed up by TV presenter Nick Hancock (They Think It's All Over).
What's Included6 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 HighlightsSail through stunning Oslofjord
Time to explore Oslo, the Norwegian capital
Meet some of cricket's greats, including Graham Gooch and John "JK" Lever
Bustling Kristiansand, the popular holiday haven
Wander Stavanger’s pretty old town, Gamle Stavanger
Lazy days relaxing on board
Calls at three unforgettable ports
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 to begin a very special cruise. Over the next few days, you'll sail to and into some of Norway's most spectacular scenery, and be able to enjoy a fascinating and fun programme of cricket-themed entertainment and events on board. The activities will be hosted by TV presenter Nick Hancock (of They Think It’s All Over fame). He will be joined on board by Graham Gooch and Ronald Butcher, as well as Kent, Middlesex and England wicketkeeper Paul Downton, former Essex batsman and head coach Paul "Larry" Grayson, Ray East, and legendary bowler John "JK" Lever. Rewatch big-screen cricketing highlights, and enjoy the 'Question of Cricket Challenge – England vs Essex', and 'An Audience With...' Graham Gooch and Roland Butcher.
Day 2At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.
Day 3Oslo, Norway
Arrive: 1200hrs Depart: 2000hrs Oslo, the Norwegian capital, welcomes Columbus today. Step ashore to find a lively, friendly city, waiting to be discovered. Head off by yourself, or join a shore excursion, perhaps to the Viking Ships museum, where a trio of ancient craft are lovingly preserved, or to the Kon-Tiki museum, where explorer Thor Heyerdahl’s fragile balsa-wood craft is displayed.
Day 4Kristiansand, Norway
Arrive: 0900hrs 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 summer beach festival, its thriving creative arts scene, and as the home of Norway’s largest zoo.
Day 5Stavanger, Norway
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 1800hrs The prosperous former Norwegian fishing capital, Stavanger, greets Columbus, today. Here, sleek ultramodern buildings like the Stavanger Conert Hall and the Norwegian Petroleum Museum contrast sharply with the pretty white-painted, clapboard houses and cobbles of Stavanger old town. Step ashore to wander through harbour-side Torget before we enjoy a breathtaking passage though Lysefjord, where the towering Preikestolen rock formation soars above the waters.
Day 6At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.
Day 7Arrive in London Tilbury
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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.