essential cruise - Majestic Fjordland
A no-fly cruise sailing from London Tilbury
Explore the spectacular natural beauty of Norway’s fjords on this delightful cruise sailing from Tilbury. Marvel at the majesty of Hardangerfjord, the ‘Queen of the Fjords’ and Sognefjord, one of the world’s longest. Discover picturesque towns and villages such as Eidfjord and UNESCO-listed Geiranger, breathtaking waterfalls, soaring mountains and some of Norway’s wildest and most beautiful countryside. Ride the vertiginous Flåmsbana Railway and take a stroll through Norway’s enchanting second city, Bergen.
- 7 nights cruise on the Magellan
- 20 meals: 7 breakfasts (days 2-8) 6 lunches (days 2-7) 7 dinners (days 1-7)
- Afternoon teas and late night snacks
- Self-service coffee & tea (6am-10pm)
- Captain’s Cocktail Party
- Big show entertainment, cabarets and classical interludes
- Wide selection of leisure facilities & daytime activities
- Porterage on the cruise ship
- Services of the experienced Cruise & Maritime Voyages staff on board
- Port taxes
Day 1 - London Tilbury
At London Tilbury Port, embark Magellan (3T) in preparation for a late afternoon sailing.
Day 2 - At sea
Relax on board Magellan today as we sail across the North Sea, perhaps taking a dip in one of the pools or enjoying the live entertainment in the lounges.
Day 3 - Cruising Hardangerfjord - Eidfjord, Norway
We arrive in Norway this morning and cruise along the spectacular Hardangerfjord, known as the ‘Queen of the Fjords’, sailing past towering mountains, waterfalls and idyllic orchards. This afternoon we reach the strikingly beautiful village of Eidfjord, where you are free to explore at your own pace. Eidfjord is the gateway to Hardangervidda, Norway’s biggest national park while nearby is the stunning Vøringfossen waterfall, one of Norway’s most popular natural attractions.
Day 4 - Cruising Sognefjord - Flåm
Cruising along Sognefjord, one of the longest in the world, this morning, we reach Flåm, located on the banks of Aurlandsfjord and surrounded by orchards, farmland and magnificent mountain scenery. The town is best known for its 20km-long railway, the Flåmsbana, one of the steepest train lines in the world. It passes through 20 tunnels on its way to Myrdal, 865 metres up, running through some of Norway’s wildest and most beautiful countryside. The Flåmsbana Museum in the village tells the story of the railway’s design and construction.
Day 5 - Cruising Geirangerfjord - Geiranger
We sail through the Geirangerfjord this morning, alongside near-vertical cliffs and tumbling waterfalls such as the Seven Sisters, the Suitor and the Bridal Veil towards the town of Geiranger, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, set amid stunning natural beauty. In town, you might like to visit the Norwegian Fjord Centre, where you can learn about the history and ecology of the region through multimedia exhibitions, or take a look at the unusual octagonal wooden church. Ship to shore tender service.
Day 6 - Bergen
Known as the ‘gateway to the fjords’, Bergen is Norway’s second biggest city, and a joy to explore. Take a look around Bryggen, the UNESCO-listed Hanseatic wharf, with its colourful timbered houses, restaurants, boutiques and artists’ studios and visit the medieval Haakon’s Hall, built by King Haakon Haakonson as a royal residence and banqueting hall 750 years ago. Also worth seeing is the Hanseatic Museum, offering a fascinating insight into Bergen’s trading history while fans of classical music will enjoy a trip to the Edvard Grieg Museum, in what was once the composer’s summertime home, set in pretty gardens.
Day 7 - At sea
Enjoy the facilities on board Magellan as we sail homewards, maybe unwinding with an indulgent spa treatment in the Wellness Centre or catching up with friends in the Lounge Bar.
Day 8 London Tilbury
Arrive at London Tilbury Port.