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The Ultimate Norway Discovery

Cruise Code: 1350318

An ROL Cruise Exclusive

Described as “The World’s Most Beautiful Voyage” by Lonely Planet

The 2019 Ultimate Norway Discovery

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Since 1893, Hurtigruten ships have provided vital links between cities, towns and hamlets on Norway’s shores, delivering post, local passengers, freight and today holidaymakers up and down the stunning Norwegian coast. When you sail with Hurtigruten, you are on an expedition with likeminded adventurers who value personal growth and exploring over luxury. On board enjoy a casual and relaxed atmosphere, great food, and all the quality equipment you need to explore new destinations.

This ultimate journey with Hurtigruten is described as “The World’s Most Beautiful Voyage” by Lonely Planet. See 34 ports and cover over 2,500 nautical miles, which allows you to explore every inch that Norway’s magical coast has to offer. Any time of year, it’s a voyage like no other. 22 of the ports lie north of the Polar Circle – and you will be given the opportunity to join excursions tailor-made to match your exploration level . On this voyage, you will not only feel like an explorer, you will be one.

RETURN FLIGHTS & OVERSEAS TRANSFERS

EXPLORE THE ARCTIC WITH A RANGE OF EXCURSIONS*

EXPERIENCE THE PHENOMENON OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN*

CROSS ARCTIC CIRCLE*

  • Duration: 11nts
  • Departs: 04 Apr 2019 Alternative sailing dates
  • Sails from: Upon arrival, transfer to the port and embark your ship
  • Flights and transfers: Yes
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£1,599pp

Single from:

£1,829

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

Earn up to 3,198 cruise miles

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Your ROL Cruise package


What's included

  • 11 night full board voyage, described by Lonely Planet as ‘The World’s Most Beautiful Voyage’
  • Cross the Arctic Circle
  • Gratuities are neither expected, nor required
  • Discover Norway’s entire coastal route with 34 ports, more than 100 fjords and 1,000 mountains
  • Return flights from London (regional flights may be available on request) and overseas transfers
  • Just a deposit required to secure your preferred cabin
  • A range of optional shore excursions are available at a supplement
  • 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

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  • 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

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Overview


This ultimate journey with Hurtigruten is described as “The World’s Most Beautiful Voyage” by Lonely Planet. See 34 ports and cover over 2,500 nautical miles, which allows you to explore every inch that Norway’s magical coast has to offer. Any time of year, it’s a voyage like no other. 22 of the ports lie north of the Polar Circle – and you will be given the opportunity to join excursions tailor-made to match your exploration level . On this voyage, you will not only feel like an explorer, you will be one.


With spring comes the return of the warmth and daylight, which is like an infusion of vitamins, kickstarting life along the Norwegian coast. The migratory birds return, meaning the coast is teeming with life. You’ll also visit the beautiful Lyngenfjord, with its majestic mountain backdrop and unique nature. In summer, the long light days seem to energise both nature and people. Even as far south as Bergen, you can experience 19 hours of daylight. Flowers bloom, rivers fill with fish and giant waterfalls cascade towards the ocean, creating a picture-perfect setting for a summer holiday. North of the Arctic Circle, you can experience the Midnight Sun – a natural phenomenon. The autumn sailings include a visit to the incredibly beautiful Hjørundfjord. Majestic mountains surround this narrow fjord, and Hurtigruten offer several excursions that let you explore this spectacular area. Enjoy a beautiful voyage during this season, as the fresh and clear coastal air enhances the intense red and yellow that fi lls mountainsides, hilltops and forests. From the deck, you may see the sharp profiles of the highest peaks sprinkled with the first snow, against the background of an ice blue sky

 

Your Itinerary


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  • Fly from London to Bergen, Norway

    Day 1

    Fly from London to Bergen, Norway

    04 Apr 2019

    (regional flights may be available on request)

  • Upon arrival, transfer to the port and embark your ship

    Day 1

    Upon arrival, transfer to the port and embark your ship

    04 Apr 2019

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

    Destination guide
  • Day 2


    Florø – Molde, Norway

    05 Apr 2019

    If you wake up early, you have the chance to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Nordfjord. The ship then navigates through skerries and islands before reaching Ålesund, renowned for its beautiful Art Nouveau architecture. In the summer months, you’ll set course for the spectacular UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord passing sheer, 800 metre cliffs and impressive waterfalls en route. In autumn, you’ll explore Hjørundfjord, situated amidst the majestic Sunnmøre Alps

  • Day 3


    Kristiansund – Rørvik, Norway

    06 Apr 2019

    Few large cities have managed to preserve their intimacy as effectively as Norway’s third largest city, Trondheim, which you can also explore from sea level in a kayak along the River Nid. During spring and summer, you continue to the Ringve Museum of Musical History, where the history of Norway’s music is brought to life. This beautiful manor house is surrounded by a wonderful botanical garden, and provides fantastic views of both the city and the fjord. From September to May you can experience Trondheim in a vintage carriage on the world’s northernmost tram for a unique sightseeing tour

  • Day 4


    Brønnøysund – Svolvær, Norway

    07 Apr 2019

    Today you’ll cross the Arctic Circle! In summer, this means 24-hour daylight – often referred to as the ‘Midnight Sun’. If you are sailing in Arctic waters for the fi rst time, you can participate in a daytime Arctic Circle ceremony on deck. Later this afternoon, the sight of the 1,000m high Lofoten Wall appears on the horizon. Tucked between majestic granite cliffs and white sandy beaches, Lofoten is an experience that is out of the ordinary

  • Day 5


    Stokmarknes – Skjervøy, Norway

    08 Apr 2019

    Today, visit Tromsø, ‘Capital of the Arctic’. In spring, you can complete your stay in Tromsø with a thrilling husky dog sledge ride. On this mini polar expedition, the huskies pull you over the frozen landscape while you enjoy stunning views of the ocean, mountains and open plateaus. In summer, join a kayaking excursion and paddle in the waters off the Tromsø coastline with the mountains as a stunning backdrop

  • Day 6


    Øksfjord – Berlevåg, Norway

    09 Apr 2019

    Enjoy magnifi cent sub-Arctic landscapes as you cross the 71st parallel. In summer, you may see herds of grazing reindeer and small camps belonging to the indigenous Sámi people. From Honningsvåg, you can join an optional excursion× to the North Cape, the northernmost point on the European continent – make sure you get a photo with the iconic globe sculpture

  • Day 7


    Båtsfjord – Kirkenes – Berlevåg, Norway

    10 Apr 2019

    This morning, arrive in Kirkenes, the turning point for the return journey southwards. The ports previously visited by night are now seen by day. The Russian border is a just few miles away and depending on the season, there are many ways to visit the Russian frontier

  • Day 8


    Mehamn – Tromsø, Norway

    11 Apr 2019

    At Honningsvåg, you can join an excursion that features breakfast at the North Cape. In spring, you’ll sail through the beautiful Lyngenfjord, surrounded by the snowy peaks of the Lyngen Alps, and where you may be visited by a local fi sherman who shares a taste of fresh locally-caught prawns. You’ll then dock at Tromsø, just in time to enjoy a magical midnight concert at the Arctic Cathedral. Experience the breathtaking acoustics and hear Norwegian folk songs and hymns performed by professional musicians

  • Tromsø – Stamsund, Norway

    Day 9

    Tromsø – Stamsund, Norway

    12 Apr 2019

    The island groups of Lofoten and Vesterålen offer some of the most stunning scenery you will see during the entire coastal voyage. Later, reach the spectacular Trollfjord, only 2km long and 100m wide, surrounded by majestic mountains. Steep cliffs hug the ship’s sides and the dramatic landscape conjures fairy tale images of an imaginary land of trolls. Trollfjord is also the realm of the sea eagle

    Destination guide
  • Day 10


    Bodø – Rørvik, Norway

    13 Apr 2019

    Sail along the Helgeland coast, passing hundreds of islets, fertile farmland and steep granite walls rich in local lore. On deck, you can see the strange mountain Torghatten, famous for its distinctive hole right through the middle. Another highlight is sailing past the Seven Sisters mountain range. All seven mountains are between 900 and 1,100m high, and it is easy to understand how these ‘ladies’ infl uenced ancient myths

  • Trondheim – Ålesund, Norway

    Day 11

    Trondheim – Ålesund, Norway

    14 Apr 2019

    Today, provides another opportunity to explore the city of Trondheim. In Kristiansund, you can join an excursion to the renowned Atlantic Road, one of Norway’s most visited tourist destinations. It is 8.2km long, built on a total of eight bridges and surrounded by picturesque landscapes and open sea

    Destination guide
  • Bergen, Norway - Disembark the ship

    Day 12

    Bergen, Norway - Disembark the ship

    15 Apr 2019

    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

    15 Apr 2019

    Transfer to the airport for your flight to London

  • Arrive in London

    Day 12

    Arrive in London

    15 Apr 2019

The Ship


MS Polarlys was built in 1996, and she is the third ship in Hurtigruten to have this name. Polarlys is the Norwegian word for polar light, a name given to the special Arctic phenomenon we chase in our winter programme “Hunting the Light”. MS Polarlys is a stylish ship, furnished with mahogany panelling, polished brass, and a choice selection of Norwegian contemporary art. Together with the extensive use of wood in the public areas, this has created a unique maritime atmosphere.

MS Polarlys


Launched: January 1996 | Occupancy: 619 passengers

Tonnage: 11,341 tons | Length: 404 ft (123.14 m)

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Cabins


* Prices shown are per person, based on two adults sharing a twin cabin and include all cruise offer discounts and savings.


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* Terms and Conditions


Prices are per person based on two adults sharing, except single cabins, may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Offer applies to new bookings only. Regional flights will incur supplementary costs and may require an additional overnight stay. Excursions are at a supplement and subject to change. Please note Hurtigruten ships are working ships and ship may vary depending on departure date. Please note Arctic Superior Outside Cabins can be based on fixed double or twin bed configuration. Midnight Sun phenomenon is a seasonal occurrence and may not be guaranteed on all departure dates. Cabins are on a guarantee basis. Some Polar Outside and Arctic Superior Cabins have limited/no views. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. E&OE

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