ROL Cruise customer experience rating 4.7/5 


Based on 827 reviews

Best river cruise so far

21 Jun 2018

All inclusive,excellent tours and pickup from home.

Highly recommend

21 Jun 2018

Excellent as always

1st class !

20 Jun 2018

First class friendly service. Kelly was most helpful and I would use ROL again and would certainly recommend them.

Good service.

20 Jun 2018

Contact was easy and good without any serious delay waiting for a response to my call. The representative gave me all the information I needed to make a firm booking.

Excellent to deal with.

20 Jun 2018

We have dealt with ROL Cruise a number of times previously and have always found them to be friendly, helpful and extremely professional. This occasion was no different.

The staff handle all queries very satisfactorily

20 Jun 2018

Yes we have dealt with them before and have always had good service

Excellent all round service

20 Jun 2018

Staff pleasant and helpful suggested a cabin that met our requirements. We could not have had better service.

First booking - good experience

20 Jun 2018

Listened to what we wanted. Knew their industry, the ships and the process. Responded in a business like but friendly manner.

The Northern Lights Discovery

Cruise Code: 1214906

The Northern Lights Discovery

From only £999pp + Free voyage if the lights do not appear

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POLE POSITION

Where Hurtigruten sails in northern Norway is directly beneath the auroral zone, an area of continuous and consistent aurora activity around the North Pole. Of the 34 ports visited from Bergen in the south to Kirkenes up north, 22 are in the Arctic Circle, giving you plenty of opportunity to see the Northern Lights.

PRIME TIME

The lights can start to make an appearance as early as September and as late as May, but it is the winter months between October and March when they are most visible, laying claim to the night sky.

WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET

  • The Northern Lights will usually appear at multiple times and at multiple locations during your voyage with Hurtigruten
  • Onboard announcements ensure you don’t miss a single sighting
  • There are no hidden fees or separate excursions just to see the lights
  • There’s no time limit either, so you can enjoy them to your heart’s content for as often and for as long as they appear.

FRONT-ROW VIEWS

Travelling at sea under the auroral zone means that displays can appear right above the ship. Outdoor observation decks provide a clear line of sight to the sky, and the close-up view avoids the artificial ambient light common on land.

NORWAY’S COASTAL KITCHEN

While your eyes feast on the scenery, your tastebuds will be in for a treat too. Expect sumptuous seafood caught fresh that morning, local fare such as cured lamb from Hellesylt, roast reindeer from Finnmark, homemade cloudberry jam, and ice cream from a Lofoten dairy.

IMMERSIVE ADVENTURE

You won’t find cinemas, shopping malls, or cabaret shows on a Hurtigruten ship. Instead, your entertainment is the wide range of seasonal shore excursions that bring you closer to the local culture and wildlife. The winter months feature over 35 optional extras at a supplement such as:

• dog sledding • a Viking feast • snowmobiling • whale watching • a trip to the North Cape • king crab safari • horse riding in Lofoten • guided city tours • mountain hikes

EXCLUSIVE ROL CRUISE FARES*

FREE TRIP IF THE NORTHERN LIGHTS DON'T APPEAR*

UK'S TOP AGENT FOR HURTIGRUTEN

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Inside from:

£1,149pp

Outside from:

£1,349pp

Single from:

£1,499

Prices shown are per person based on 2 people sharing, except single traveller.

Earn up to 2,698 cruise miles

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Your ROL Cruise package


What's included

  • Northern Lights Promise - Receive a free Hurtigruten voyage if the Northern Lights do not make an appearance
  • Cross the Artic Circle with the possibility to see the Northern Lights
  • 11 night full board voyage
  • Staff on-board will be scouring the night skies and announce any sights of the Lights
  • Locally sourced cuisine in a stylish restaurant
  • A truly unique experience in a wonderfully carefree and relaxed environment
  • All overseas transfers to and from your Hurtigruten ship

Experience the Difference

  • Cruise Miles; over 350,000 U.K Members

  • Award Winning; more than 50 Cruise Awards over the last 10 years

  • The UK's No.1 Independent Cruise Specialist; delivering impartial advice

  • Staff with over 1,000 years combined travel industry expertise, offering 5* service

  • 24 years as a cruise only specialist

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Your Itinerary


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  • MS Finnmarken

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    MS Finnmarken

    Hurtigruten

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  • Fly from London to Bergen

    Day 1

    Fly from London to Bergen

    03 Dec 2018

  • Bergen, Norway

    Day 1

    Bergen, Norway

    03 Dec 2018

    Transfer to the port and embark the ship

  • Bergen, Norway

    Day 1

    Bergen, Norway

    03 Dec 2018

    A Norway cruise is unlike any other. Embark on a voyage of discovery to picturesque Fjords, encompassing mountains and Glaciers.

    Destination guide
  • Day 2


    Ålesund – Molde

    04 Dec 2018

    Enjoy the nature of the coastline as you sail towards Ålesund, a city renowned for its Art Nouveau architecture.

  • Day 3


    The Royal City of Trondheim

    05 Dec 2018

    Explore the medieval city of Trondheim. Visit one of the many museums, or admire the colourful wooden houses.

  • Day 4


    Bodø – Svolvær (Lofoten Islands)

    06 Dec 2018

    Enjoy a special celebration as you cross the Arctic Circle and enter the realm of the magnifi cent Aurora Borealis.

  • Day 5


    Tromsø

    07 Dec 2018

    Known as the “Gateway to the Arctic” and surrounded by spectacular scenery, the snowy peaks provide a beautiful backdrop when the Northern Lights choose to appear.

  • Day 6


    Hammerfest – Honningsvåg

    08 Dec 2018

    (for optional excursions to the North Cape) Enjoy an early stop in Hammerfest before arriving in Honningsvåg, gateway to the spectacular North Cape.

  • Day 7


    Kirkenes

    09 Dec 2018

    The ship starts its southbound voyage revealing ports during the daytime that you passed at night on your journey north.

  • Day 8


    Honningsvåg – Hammerfest – Tromsø

    10 Dec 2018

    Honningsvåg – Hammerfest – Tromsø Enjoy time in Tromsø, where you can admire The Arctic Cathedral whilst attending an optional midnight concert.

  • Day 9


    Harstad – Lofoten Islands

    11 Dec 2018

    Enjoy the stunning views of sheltered bays and glorious mountain landscapes wrapped in the cloak of a polar winter.

  • Day 10


    Bodø – Rørvik – Seven Sisters mountain range

    12 Dec 2018

    Enjoy spectacular scenery of the picturesque Helgeland coast with its myriad islets and steep granite walls.

  • The Royal City of Trondheim and Kristiansund

    Day 11

    The Royal City of Trondheim and Kristiansund

    13 Dec 2018

    Kristiansund is a historic town and Norway’s cod fishing capital, which anglers will cherish.

    Destination guide
  • Bergen

    Day 12

    Bergen

    14 Dec 2018

    A Norway cruise is unlike any other. Embark on a voyage of discovery to picturesque Fjords, encompassing mountains and Glaciers.

    Destination guide
  • Bergen, Norway

    Day 12

    Bergen, Norway

    14 Dec 2018

    Disembark the ship

  • Bergen, Norway

    Day 12

    Bergen, Norway

    14 Dec 2018

    Transfer to the airport for your flight to London

  • Arrive in London

    Day 12

    Arrive in London

    14 Dec 2018

The Ship


Starting 1 April 2018, MS Finnmarken will have her own on-board Expedition Team, and the ship will serve as a university at sea. Interesting lectures inside as well as out on the sun deck of the ship make this an exciting and educational journey. Topics depend on the season and the waters we sail in. The Expedition Team will host a lecture programme and evening gatherings daily. Out on deck you may participate in live points of interest to learn more about the nature, culture and other phenomena we encounter along the coast. In addition, the Expedition Team will introduce you to the uniquely Norwegian notion of 'friluftsliv´, and encourage you take part in 'friluftsliv´ hikes and activities during the journey. The dedicated Expedition Team has one mission: to enhance your experience by engaging you and interpreting the nature, wildlife, and culture you encounter during the voyage. MS Finnmarken is beautifully appointed and decorated in the Art Deco style that was fashionable when the first ship with this name was built. Rich colours, bold geometric shapes and lavish ornamentation characteristic of the Art Deco style are found throughout the vessel. MS Finnmarken is also the only Hurtigruten ship with both a swimming pool and Jacuzzi on deck. A defining feature of the vessel is her bow, and from deck 5 you can venture to the very tip of the ship. Children aged 7-13 are invited to take part in the complimentary year-round Young Explorers Programme on MS Finnmarken. A dedicated on-board host plans and organizes all activities, focusing on fun and eco-friendly learning that is tailor-made to awaken a sense of adventure. The kids get a deeper understanding of nature, climate and culture, and are introduced to topics related to wildlife, local food, environmental protection and famous explorers. There will be daily on-board activities for the Young Explorers, relating to the different topics.

MS Finnmarken


Launched: January 2002 | Occupancy: 1,000 passengers

Tonnage: 15,500 tons | Length: 445 ft (135.64 m)

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