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Mediterranean & Europe

Grand Fjordland Splendour

From €1519pp inside cabin
Depart From
Cruise from Dublin
Departure Date
28 Jul 2019 - 09 Aug 2019
Duration
12 Nights
Destination
Norway, Orkney Islands, UK
Price
From €1519pp inside cabin
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Ports of call: Dublin, Ireland; Lerwick, Shetland Islands, United Kingdom; Bergen, Norway; Olden, Norway; Nordfjord, Norway; Geiranger, Norway; Flåm, Norway; Sognefjord, Norway; Eidfjord, Norway; Hardangerfjord, Norway; Stavanger, Norway; Kirkwall, Orkney Islands, United Kingdom; Liverpool, United Kingdom; Dublin, Ireland

Gleaming glaciers, foaming waterfalls, soaring mountains, beautiful valleys and ice-blue mountain lakes are all part of Norway’s stunning fjordland canvas created by Mother Nature.

Whether you’re discovering charming fjord villages, touring on dizzying mountain roads, or riding on the famous Flåm Railway, your time ashore promises to be something truly special on this epic scenic adventure.

Originally settled by the Norsemen in the 9th century, Lerwick was founded as an unofficial marketplace to service 17th century Dutch herring fleets on the Shetland Islands. The core of the town is a maze of narrow, flagstone streets set behind 18th century sandstone buildings overlooking the busy harbour.

Hay’s Dock, once the centre of Shetland’s fishing and boat building industries, is home to the marvellous Shetland Museum and Archives. On the southern tip of Mainland the extraordinary archaeological site of Jarlshof tells the story of some 4,000 years of human history on this remote archipelago with a wealth of wildlife.

Known as the ‘Gateway to the Fjords’, Bergen is Norway’s second largest city. Yet with a population of less than a quarter of a million, it has the feel of a small town. It is beautifully sited against a backdrop of seven mountains and the funicular ride to the summit of Mount Fløien affords wonderful panoramic views of Bergen and Norway’s attractive coastline.

Overlooking the harbour the colourful Bryggen wharf is the face of Bergen. The characteristic wooden gabled buildings were once the home and offices of Hanseatic merchants but today house shops selling crafts and traditional souvenirs.

From a small farming village that was relatively isolated in the 1800’s, Geiranger has grown into one of Norway’s most popular tourist resorts. It sits at the head of the stunningly beautiful Geirangerfjord against a backdrop of splendid mountain scenery.

From Geiranger steep mountain roads snake their way up to dizzying heights and panoramic views that are quite literally breathtaking. Snow dusted peaks, wild tumbling waterfalls, lush green valleys and dramatic gorges stretch as far as the eye can see with their reflections in the mirror-calm waters of the incredible Geirangerfjord far below.

Surrounded by towering mountains the tiny village of Flåm, with some 500 inhabitants, nestles at the head of Aurlandsfjord, the innermost arm of the mighty Sognefjord. Its popularity as a tourist destination began in the late 19th century with the arrival of steamships carrying English and German passengers including Europe’s royals attracted by the salmon fishing in the Flåm River.

Today’s visitors are drawn to Flåm for a chance to ride on one of the world’s steepest and most spectacular railways. A masterpiece of engineering, Flåm Railway twists and turns through the steep-sided Flåm Valley amidst some of Norway’s most breathtaking mountain scenery.

28/07/19 Dublin (Ireland)

29/07/19 At Sea

30/07/19 Lerwick, Shetland Islands (United Kingdom)

31/07/1 9Bergen (Norway)

01/08/19 Olden (Norway)

01/08/19 Cruising Nordfjord (Norway)

02/08/19 Geiranger (Norway)

02/08/19 Cruising Geirangerfjord (Norway)

03/08/19 Flåm (Norway)

03/08/19 Cruising Sognefjord (Norway)

04/08/19 Eidfjord (Norway)

04/08/19 Cruising Hardangerfjord (Norway)

05/08/19 Stavanger (Norway)

06/08/19 Kirkwall, Orkney Islands (United Kingdom)

07/08/19 At Sea

08/08/19 Liverpool (United Kingdom)

09/08/19 Dublin (Ireland)

The Bahamian flagged Magellan with her gleaming profile, beautiful wood type decks and distinctive CMV livery is an impressive ship.

She will accommodate about 1250 guests within a warm and friendly atmosphere that reflects a truly great cruise experience. Magellan is fully stabilised and air conditioned and has nine passenger decks serviced by eight lifts.

Price is based on 2 adults sharing and includes:

  • 12 night cruise on boad the Magellan, in an interior 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

Please ask us about adding great value:

  • Travel insurance
  • Upgrade your cabin type
Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply.

For more information please call us on 021 427 7094 or 0818 300 205, email cruise@shandontravel.ie, request a call back using the red button or submit an enquiry through the form below.

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