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16 Dec 2018

They are very set in their traditional ways, eg set sittings for dinner leaving those at the second sitting only to sit down at 8.30. Service in the FourSeasons restaurant is dreadfully slow in the evening so dinner takes 2 hours. Destinations are good and the staff (Philippine mostly) are great.

An excellent all round service.

16 Dec 2018

ROL Cruise's, as it happens, are based, in my old home town, although I now live in France. I have visited them twice, and I found the whole experience first class in that they were friendly, welcoming and efficient. I would certainly recommend them to others, and use them again.

Very helpful

11 Dec 2018

Helpful , polite and knowledgeable staff

Excellent & cheerful service.

11 Dec 2018

Kelly was very helpful and friendly, answering all my questions well.

Very helpful,patient and well infotmed

11 Dec 2018

Five stars

Only a short wait on the phone. Booking dealt with very quicklly

10 Dec 2018

Only a short wait on the phone. Booking dealt with very quickly and professionally. All questions answered satisfactory.

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10 Dec 2018

they were very helpful and efficient gave clear information, answered questions accurately and clearly and i felt did the best they could for me

Excellent service. Well done John.

10 Dec 2018

I spoke with John who was very helpful and friendly. He was able to answer all my questions. I could’t fault him.

The Ultimate Norway Discovery

Cruise Code: 1361209

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: 14 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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Inside from:

£1,249pp

Outside from:

£1,599pp

Single from:

£1,799

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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  • MS Finnmarken

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    MS Finnmarken

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  • Fly from London to Bergen, Norway

    Day 1

    Fly from London to Bergen, Norway

    14 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

    14 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

    15 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

    16 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

    17 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

    18 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

    19 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

    20 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

    21 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

    22 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

    23 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

    24 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

    25 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

    25 Apr 2019

    Transfer to the airport for your flight to London

  • Arrive in London

    Day 12

    Arrive in London

    25 Apr 2019

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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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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