Norwegian Fjords Cruise - June 2020
- Depart From
- Fly from Cork, Sail from Southampton
- Departure Date
- 27 Jun 2020 - 04 Jul 2020
- 7 Nights
- From €1272pp
Ports of call: Southampton, England | Stavanger, Norway | Olden, Norway | Skjolden/Sognefjord, Norway | Bergen, Norway |Southampton, England
Fly from Cork to London Heathrow and on arrival you will be met and transferred to Southampton. Here you will board your ship the Crown Princess for a seven night cruise to the Norwegian Fjords.
Norway's fourth largest city, Stavanger lies at the mouth of the Gandsfjord. The old port, attests to the sea's enduring role in Norwegian history. Here, Vikings once sailed on voyages of conquest and exploration. In later centuries, the port served as a major hub for Norway's mercantile and fishing fleets.
By the mid-20th century, however, Stavanger had fallen on hard times as the fishing grounds dwindled. In 1969, the discovery of North Sea oil opened a new chapter in Stavanger's history.
At the "Sword in the Rock" Monument, three giant crossed Viking swords commemorate King Harald Fair Hair's unification of Norway in 872 following his victory at the Battle of Hafrsfjord.
By the mid-19th century, European travellers were cruising the waters of the Nordfjord and visiting the village of Olden. The Romantic Movement inspired this new taste for dramatic landscape - and Norway had plenty of dramatic landscape.
Then as now, travelers were impressed, moved, and not frequently overwhelmed by the stark contrast between peaceful rural farmsteads and a towering wilderness of mountain peaks and glaciers.
Bergen has played a crucial role in Norwegian history and culture since Olav the Good founded the city in 1070. Perched between the sea and seven hills, Bergen has witnessed Vikings setting sail on voyages of exploration, trade and war.
In the Middle Ages, its old port was a major trading hub for the Hanseatic League, the band of Germanic merchants whose trading empire encircled the Baltic and North Seas. In the 19th century, Bergen was home to such cultural luminaries as the virtuoso violinist Ole Bull and the composer Edvard Grieg.
The city retains much of its 18th- and 19th-century charm. Visitors to Bergen will encounter a city that offers a heady blend of natural beauty, history and culture.
Day 1: Southampton, England
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Stavanger, Norway
Day 4: Olden, Norway
Day 5: Skjolden/Sognefjord, Norway
Day 6: Bergen, Norway
Day 7: At Sea
Day 8: Southampton, England
Price is per adult based on two adults sharing and includes:
- Flights from Cork to London Heathrow
- Return transfers to Southampton from London Heathrow
- 7 night cruise on board the Crown Princess, in an inside cabin
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Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply. Book by 30th September.
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