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Saturday, May 30, 2020, for 7 night cruise - onboard the Marella Explorer 2, Wonder of the Fjords itinerary, Decks 4/5 Inside Cabin - All Inclusive with Marella Cruises by TUI - fly from airport, departure port Newcastle.
Wonder of the Fjords - Itinerary day 1: Newcastle
Wonder of the Fjords - Itinerary day 2: Ship at Sea
Wonder of the 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.
Wonder of the Fjords - Itinerary day 4: Alesund
January 23rd 1904 saw Alesund ravaged by fire, but this hardy little city rose like a phoenix from the ashes – and the result is impressive. It was rebuilt in Art Nouveau style and the medley of turrets, spires and ornamental twists and turns give the town a fairytale feel. What makes it even more unusual is that it’s set across several islands sprinkled in the ocean, with the spectacular Sunnmore Alps as a backdrop.
- Have a look around the Art Nouveau Centre, a gorgeous period building whose displays piece together Alesund’s architectural history.
- A trip to the top of Mount Aksla offers up unbeatable views of the town, the fjords and the surrounding islands. You can climb the 418 steps, starting from the town park, catch the sightseeing train or go by road.
Wonder of the Fjords - Itinerary day 5: Olden
This sleepy hamlet sprang into life in the 18th Century. Today, it's best known as the gateway to the gleaming Briksdalsbreen Glacier, one of Norway's 'must see' sights.
Wonder of the Fjords - Itinerary day 6: Haugesund
What better way to experience Norway than with a visit to its birthplace? The battle that marked the unification of 29 Norwegian kingdoms into one country took place in the Haugalandet region – just down the road from Haugesund – in the year 872. Nowadays, the town is home to pretty, pastel coloured buildings and stunning natural landscapes. Plus, it’s becoming a hotspot for glitzy film and music festivals.
- Pay a visit to Haraldshaugen – it’s the national monument of Norway and commemorates the unification of the country. Its tall granite obelisk is surrounded by 29 memorial stones – one for each former kingdom.
- See the town from above at Haugesund’s best viewpoint – on top of Steinsfjellet Mountain. If you look over the fir tree forests, you can see out to the North Sea and the picturesque islands that are dotted along the coast.
- In Haugesund, you’re within easy reach of Karmøy island, where you’ll find some of the most beautiful beaches in Norway. They’ve got soft, white sand, and there are some grassy dunes to hike along, too.
Wonder of the Fjords - Itinerary day 7: Ship at Sea
Wonder of the 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.