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South Norway Discovery & Oslo Cruise

  • Duration: 7 days
  • Board Basis: Full Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TNEW99749

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: 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 Included

6 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
Port Taxes

Holiday Highlights

Sail 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
PRICE FROM ? £509 per person
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Day 1

Depart 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 2

At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.

Day 3

Oslo, 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 4

Kristiansand, 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 5

Stavanger, 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 6

At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.

Day 7

Arrive in London Tilbury
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Further Information

Passport requirements

British 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 advice

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Terms and conditions

WINE12 TERMS: This offer applies to new bookings on long-haul air holidays made between 29th August and 30th September 2019 (inclusive) only, and to new bookings on ocean cruises lasting more than two nights made between 29th August and 30th September 2019 (inclusive) only. All information provided on this page has been approved by Virgin Wines ( By accepting this offer, you are agreeing that you will provide a valid address and will allow us to send this and any other necessary data to Virgin Wines for the sole purpose of fulfilling the order of the free gift. Virgin Wines will not use this information for any other purpose. Newmarket Holidays will use this data in accordance with our Privacy Policy. This offer is not available on bookings with postal addresses in the Channel Islands. This offer is not valid on departures with late-availability pricing, is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. One Case of Wine per booking. No cash equivalent can be provided. Newmarket Holidays are acting as an agent to Virgin Wines and are unable to resolve any issues you may have with Virgin Wines after you have received your free gift. You can contact Virgin Wines regarding your case of wine by emailing CRUISE OFFER TERMS: Please see the following pages for relevant offer terms and conditions: (for Buy One Get One Free), (for Buy One Get One Half-Price), and (for Percentage Saver Fares). Back to top