Ship: Astoria • Departs: London Tilbury • Sail Date: Tuesday 11th Apr 2017 • Duration: 7 nights
Cruise Code: R704
Twin Inner from: $2569pp $709pp
Twin Ocean View from: $3539pp $969pp
Discover the magical fjords at Easter
Cruising Norway’s breathtaking fjordland is a wonderful experience and one that is all the more special in this loveliest of seasons. You’ll enjoy a kaleidoscope of incredible images from gentle slopes, towering peaks capped in dazzling snow, remote mountain farms clinging to steep hillsides and dramatic waterfalls. Explore idyllic fjord villages and visit historic Bergen on what promises to be a magical voyage.
Step aboard Astoria and settle in as you spend your first evening heading for the Netherlands. Explore fascinating Amsterdam, where peaceful canals are criss-crossed by hundreds of bridges and there’s a chance to visit the old Dutch windmill village of Zaanse Schans. Your first stop in Norway is charming Eidfjord at the head of one of many branches of the beautiful Hardangerfjord. Visits to the Hardangervidda Nature Centre and Voringsfossen waterfall are some of your tour options. Dwarfed by towering mountains at the innermost reaches of Aurlandsfjord, a branch of the mighty Sognefjord, Flåm is famous as the start of one of the world’s most spectacular railway journeys that climbs to a lofty 2,700 feet through the wild Flåm Valley.
An optional excursion on the Flåm Railway promises to be a highlight of your cruise. Charming Bergen with its quaint, historic waterfront is a delightful finale. You might wish to visit the home of Edvard Grieg, whose inspiration was the beautiful fjordland scenery, or take the funicular railway up Mount Fløyen for a spectacular panoramic view. A final day at sea and all too soon Astoria arrives back in Tilbury.
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