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Whitsun Fjords Cruise

Europe
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Board Basis: Full Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TNEW99736

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Make your own way

7 nights. May 2020. From £679.00.

Book by 30th September and claim 12 free bottles of wine – Use Code: WINE12

As May gives way to June, Columbus cruises north from London Tilbury and makes her way to three of Norway’s most beautiful fjords. Follow the winding channel of Hardangerfjord to Eidfjord, which lies by the water’s edge surrounded by soaring forest-covered mountains, sail up Sognefjord and into Aurlandsfjord on your way to Flam, and call at lively Stavanger to discover a town where gleaming modern architecture stands easily alongside cobbled streets lined with white-painted, clapboard houses.

Opportunities to head deep into the astonishing fjordland landscape on optional shore excursions, lazy days spent at sea soaking up the sun, and time to explore the harbourside, and cobbled streets and squares of Rotterdam round off this enchanting spring-to-summer cruise.

What's Included

7 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

Early summer in the glorious fjords
Calls at four unforgettable ports
Lazy days relaxing on board
Dutch maritime gem, Rotterdam
Cruise scenic Hardangerfjord to tiny Eidfjord
Cruise into mighty Sognefjord
Remote Flam, terminus of the famous mountain railway
Prosperous Stavanger's wonderful old town
PRICE FROM ? £679 per person
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Itinerary

Day 1

Depart from London Tilbury
Depart: 1600hrs Board Columbus in Tilbury, today, settle in to your cabin and relax as your cruise begins.

Day 2

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Arrive: 0900hrs Depart: 1700hrs Step ashore in the Dutch maritime city of Rotterdam, and discover a city rich in maritime history and culture. Explore the lovingly preserved Old Harbour, visit the city's excellent museums or stroll past nearby Delfshaven's step-gabled houses and ancient wharves. And don't miss the stunning architecture of the Erasmus Bridge and the remarkable Markthal food market.

Day 3

At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.

Day 4

Eidfjord, Norway
Arrive: 0700hrs Depart: 1530hrs Marvel at the spectacular scenery that surrunds you 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 5

Flam, Norway
Arrive: 0800hrs Depart: 2000hrs The tiny village of Flam, at the inner end of Aurlandsfjord, welcomes Columbus today. Here you'll have the chance to board the world-famous Flamsbana Mountain Railway for the journey to Myrdal. Later this afternoon, the ship navigates her way into stunning Naeroyfjord where some of fjordland's prettiest scenery awaits.

Day 6

Stavanger, Norway
Arrive: 1200hrs Depart: 1900hrs The 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 Columbus's final Norwegian port. Step ashore to wander before we enjoy the breathtaking passage though Lysefjord, where the towering Preikestolen rock formation soars above the waters.

Day 7

At Sea
Spend today relaxing on board.

Day 8

Arrive 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

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

Visit 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.

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 (www.virginwines.co.uk). 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 corporate@virginwines.co.uk. CRUISE OFFER TERMS: Please see the following pages for relevant offer terms and conditions: www.newmarketholidays.co.uk/offers/cruise-buy-one-get-one-free (for Buy One Get One Free), www.newmarketholidays.co.uk/offers/cruise-buy-one-get-one-half-price-plus (for Buy One Get One Half-Price), and www.newmarketholidays.co.uk/offers/cruise-getaway-deals (for Percentage Saver Fares). Back to top