Scenic Sights of Norway’s Fjordland
A no-fly cruise from Liverpool
Experience the beautiful, unspoilt scenery of the Norwegian coast on this summertime cruise across the North Sea. Departing from Liverpool, your first port of call will be Flåm, home to the spectacular Flåmsbana Railway, which winds through soaring mountain peaks and past tumbling waterfalls. You’ll sail along the remarkable, UNESCO-listed Nærøyfjord and step ashore in the pretty village of Olden, set among green meadows and babbling brooks. You’ll cruise along Nordfjord and glide by the imposing Hornelen sea cliff follows before you reach the charming city of Bergen, renowned for its Hanseatic wharf, with its colourful timbered houses, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. On your return voyage you’ll make your final call at the Scottish fishing port of Scrabster, just outside the attractive Highland town of Thurso.
- 8 nights cruise on Boudicca
- 23 meals: 8 breakfasts (days 2-9) 7 lunches (days 2-8) 8 dinners (days 1-8)
- Included onboard drinks package
- Varied daytime activities, lectures, talks and evening entertainment
- 2 formal nights during cruise
- 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 - Liverpool
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to Liverpool, where our staff will greet you and assist with embarking Boudicca (3T+) in preparation for a late evening sailing.
Days 2-3 - At sea
Relax and enjoy the facilities on board Boudicca as we sail towards Norway. Maybe take a dip in one of the pools or settle down on the Sun Deck with a good book, and don’t forget the live music and cabaret shows.
Day 4 - Flåm, Norway - cruising Nærøyfjord
Standing on the banks of Aurlandsfjord and surrounded by orchards, farmland and magnificent mountain scenery, Flåm is known for its 20km-long railway, the Flåmsbana, one of the steepest train lines in the world, with a gradient of 5.5% on most of the route. The line passes through 20 tunnels on its way to Myrdal, 865 metres up, running through some of Norway’s wildest and most beautiful countryside, offering views of waterfalls, rivers and farms clinging to the sides of the mountains. The Flåmsbana Museum in the village tells the story of the railway’s design and construction. Leaving Flåm, we cruise along the spectacular Nærøyfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ship to shore tender service.
Day 5 - Olden - cruising Nordfjord - cruising Hornelen
This morning we visit the little village of Olden, set amongst green meadows and babbling brooks on the southern shore of Nordfjord. In the centre of the village you’ll find the Old Church, built in 1759, and the Singerheimen, once the home of the American artist William Henry Singer and some of his paintings of the local area are on display in his studio. Olden is the gateway to mainland Europe’s largest glacier, the Jostedal Glacier and the best known glacier arm, Briksdal, which is set between tumbling waterfalls and high mountain peaks. Later today we sail along Nordfjord, passing the dramatic Hornelen, said to be the tallest sea cliff in northern Europe.
Day 6 - Bergen
This morning, Boudicca arrives in Norway’s second city, Bergen, popularly known as the ‘gateway to the fjords’. Take a look around the 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. Alternatively, join our optional excursion to Troldhaugen, once the home of Norway’s best-loved composer, Edvard Grieg and now a museum. We will enjoy a short concert of Grieg’s works here and there will be time to explore the house and pretty gardens. We leave Bergen tonight.
Day 7 - Scrabster, Scotland
On the northern coast of Scotland, the fishing port of Scrabster is located within walking distance of Thurso, the most northerly town on the British mainland. From here you can head out to explore the rugged landscapes of the Highlands, while the Castle of Mey, once the home of Her Majesty the Queen Mother, is just a short drive away. Ship to shore tender service.
Day 8 - At sea
Enjoy your final day aboard Boudicca as we sail around Scotland and back towards Liverpool. Unwind with a massage in the spa centre or simply relax on the Sun Deck.
Day 9 Liverpool
We disembark after breakfast and you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.