A no-fly cruise from Newcastle
This delightful scenic cruise includes UNESCO-listed Nærøyfjord and Geirangerfjord - National Geographic’s top two Natural World Heritage Sites, and a few of the fjordland’s rarely explored waterways, this stunning sailing is a showcase of Norway’s spectacular scenery. Shore attractions include the historic Bryggen Wharf in Bergen, Briksdal Glacier and Kjosfossen Waterfall, tours from the idyllic villages of Flåm and Olden and the natural wonders surrounding pretty Hellesylt.
- 7 nights cruise on Balmoral
- 20 meals: 7 breakfasts (days 2-8) 6 lunches (days 2-7) 7 dinners (days 1-7)
- £50 per person onboard credit
- Included onboard drinks package
- Varied daytime activities, lectures, talks and evening entertainment
- 2 formal nights
- Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
- Embarkation assistance by Titan staff
- Services of the experienced Fred. Olsen staff on board
- Port taxes
Day 1 - Newcastle
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to Newcastle, where our staff will greet you and assist with embarking Balmoral (3T+) in preparation for a late evening sailing.
Day 2 - Cruising Lysefjord, Norway
Early this morning, experience an unforgettable scenic cruise along beautiful Lysefjord, a stunning example of how spectacular the Norwegian fjords really are. Lysefjord is a size-restricted waterway carved 40km into Norway’s breathtaking west coast, which means only small ships like Balmoral can cruise past its tumbling waterfalls, wonderful wildlife and pretty settlements dotted along the shores.
Day 3 - Bergen
We arrive in Bergen this morning, one of the great Hanseatic ports. This maritime heritage is recalled by the 900-year-old Bryggen Wharf, with its splendid museum. Take some time to explore the delightful wharf with its narrow streets that climb away from the waterfront and visit the interesting shops, colourful half-timbered houses and cobbled stairways. Bergen is framed by seven magnificent hills, the highest of which can be reached by a funicular railway. There are spectacular views down to the harbourside, where cafés, bars and restaurants welcome visitors from around the world. Bergen was the home of Norway’s most famous composer, Edvard Grieg, and the Troldhaugen is a museum devoted to his life.
Day 4 - Flåm - Cruising Nærøyfjord
Your cruise docks in Flåm early this morning, a tiny village on the banks of Aurlandsfjord - one of the branches of beautiful Sognefjord, the longest and deepest fjord in Europe. Why not take a stroll along the waterside, passing orchards and hamlets, cottages and farmland. Flåm is also perfectly placed if you wish to explore beautiful Nærøyfjord. Late into the evening we cruise Nærøyfjord, rated by National Geographic as the world’s number one national heritage site. Ship to shore tender service.
Day 5 - Olden - Cruising Nordfjord and Hornelen
Early this morning we dock in Olden, where the magnificent Nordfjord divides into three arms beneath the glaciers of Jostedalsbreen. In the centre of the village is the Old Church built in 1759, and the Singerheimen, the former home of the millionaire founder of the sewing machine company. Later this afternoon we cruise along Nordfjord, one of Norway’s longest and most picturesque fjords, before arriving at Hornelen. Ship to shore tender service.
Day 6 - Hellesylt - Cruising Geraingerfjord, Seven Sisters Waterfall, Sunnylvsfjorden, Strandafjellet and Hjørundfjord
A day of scenic splendours await, starting with Hellesylt in More og Romsdal. Gaze at pretty farmhouses and historic structures surrounded by spectacular peaks and cascading waterfalls, it is also the gateway to the UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord. In the afternoon we cruise the majestic snow-capped mountains and thundering waterfalls of Geirangerfjord and Sunnylvsfjorden, and past Seven Sisters Waterfall where you will have the opportunity to marvel at the seven tumbling streams of Norwegian legend. Later this afternoon, we cruise past Strandafjellet Mountain, located in the Sunnmøre mountain range, and Hjørundfjord to witness some breathtaking scenery along one of Norway’s longest and most spectacular waterways.
Day 7 - At sea
Spend a day relaxing at sea as we sail home.
Day 8 Newcastle
We disembark after breakfast and you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.