Whitsun Fjords Cruise
- Duration: 8 days
- Board Basis: Full Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW99736
- 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 Included7 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 HighlightsEarly 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
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, today, settle in to your cabin and relax as your cruise begins.
Day 2Rotterdam, 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 3At sea
Spend today relaxing on board.
Day 4Eidfjord, 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 5Flam, 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 6Stavanger, 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 7At Sea
Spend today relaxing on board.
Day 8Arrive 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
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.