Based on 2 adults: From £955pp, - includes discount £208 - Total Price £1,911.
Saturday, August 29, 2020, for 7 night cruise - onboard the Marella Explorer 2, Magnificent Fjords itinerary, Decks 4/5 Inside Cabin - All Inclusive with Marella Cruises by TUI - departure port Newcastle.
Magnificent Fjords - Itinerary day 1: Newcastle
Magnificent Fjords - Itinerary day 2: Ship at Sea
Magnificent Fjords - Itinerary day 3: Vik I Sogn
You’ll find the area of Vik I Sogn pulled up along the southern shoreline of Sognefjorden – Norway’s biggest fjord. The first thing you’ll notice here is the textbook Norwegian countryside. Think snow-capped mountains, rolling green hills and plenty of easy-going, waterfront walking trails. A few pocket-sized villages are sprinkled along the coast for you to explore, too. They’re a good place to learn about the area’s Viking-filled history. Make sure you also sample some fresh raspberries during a walk around one of the local fruit farms.
Magnificent Fjords - Itinerary day 4: Bergen
Bergen is famous for being the birthplace of the great Norwegian composer, Edvard Grieg. With its brightly-coloured houses and maze-like cobbled streets, one thing’s for sure, this city was made for strolling.
- Don’t miss one of Bergen’s main attractions, Troldhaugen, Grieg’s home. Beautifully set on Lake Nordaas, the Swiss-style house was built back in 1885. Every summer from then until his death in 1907, Edvard Grieg lived and worked here. As well as the house itself, you can visit the Edvard Grieg Museum. There’s even a concert hall where you can listen to some of his finest work.
- Scale the heights of Mount Floyen to see the city from a different perspective. The higher you get, the more jaw-dropping the views, so banish all thoughts of vertigo and reach the top.
- Take a walk down to the old harbour where you’ll find the famous Bryggen quayside, bordered by impressive merchant houses. Take your pick from the waterfront cafés and tuck into a tasty fish lunch.
Magnificent Fjords - Itinerary day 5: Eidfjord
With v-neck valleys, jagged mountain peaks and glossy lakes, Eidfjord showcases all of Norway’s trademark scenery. But that’s only half the story. Set in the Hardangerfjord region, the town has a slightly milder climate than some of its northern neighbours. And, as a result, the landscape has got a look all of its own. In fact, the area surrounding Eidfjord is known as Norway’s orchard because of the apple, pear, plum and cherry trees that grow here. Visit in May or June and the whole place will be covered in a confetti of fresh blossom petals.
Magnificent Fjords - Itinerary day 6: Kristiansand
Kristiansand is a magnet for sun-seeking Norwegians, who flock here in the summer months to enjoy the sandy beach and hiking trails. This picturesque city in southern Norway is characterised by traditional wooden houses, pea-green hills, and a Blue Flag beach – one of only a handful in the country. It’s also home to a collection of historical sights, including former Gestapo headquarters, a 100-year-old railway line and an open-air museum with houses dating back to 1580.
- Admire the second-biggest land-based cannon in the world at the Kristiansand Cannon Museum. This place is packed with WWII uniforms and weaponry, including a 20-metre-long calibre gun.
- Visit a theme park, zoo and fun fair all rolled into one. The Kristiansand Dyrepark has all the makings of a great family day out – think enchanted houses, tea-cup rides and a waterpark.
- Ride a living museum on the Setesdalsbanen railway. The line opened in 1896, closed in 1962 and reopened for tourists in 1964, so you can jump aboard for a scenic, history-filled journey.
Magnificent Fjords - Itinerary day 7: Ship at Sea
Magnificent Fjords - Itinerary day 8: Newcastle
Cruise Ship Details - Marella Explorer 2 :
- 8 restaurants
- 9 bars
- Coffee shop
- Outdoor pool
- Beauty salon
Marella Explorer 2 is the sister ship to Marella Explorer, so you can expect some similar qualities, like a range of restaurants, a Champneys Spa and Indigo – a chic bar-club-casino space. But there’s one big difference between them – Marella Explorer 2’s reserved for adults.