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Cruising Norway Fjords

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Cruise under the midnight sun and the northern lights on the majestic fjords of Norway. Pass brightly colored wooden homes, quaint fishing villages, towering mountains, deep green forests, glaciers, and waterfalls… Norway is defined by natural beauty… on this guided cruise tour take the opportunity and see why.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Depart for Amsterdam, Holland

Transfer to the airport and depart on your overnight flight to Amsterdam.

Day 2 - Arrive Amsterdam

Upon arrival in Amsterdam, transfer to the Rotterdam for embarkation. Once onboard, we get together for a Welcome Cocktail Party.

Amsterdam is one of Europe’s most historical cities with some of the world’s top art museums, including the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum. Known for its network of intricate canals, a great way to experience Amsterdam is via the canals either by foot, bike or boat. With its chic and hip cafes, don’t forget to sample a plate of bitterballen with mustard and beer or grab a cone of delicious fries covered in flavored mayonnaise.

The Rotterdam departs at 5pm.

Day 3 - At Sea

Day at sea. Relax and enjoy all the features of the Rotterdam.

Day 4 - Ulvik and Hardangerfjord, Norway

Hidden in a quaint corner sits the picturesque village of Ulvik. With its colorful orchards and rolling green hills, Ulvik is a fantastic place to explore using its ‘kulturlandskapsplan’ (cultural landscape plan). Don’t be afraid to chat with the local, friendly townspeople who add a spark of character to this beautiful backdrop. Later, enjoy the spectacular scenery of Hardangerfjord as we glide through the 4th largest fjord in the world; home to stocks of fish, reindeer herds, mountain fox and more.

Some optional shore excursions include: Eidfjord & the Hardanger Mountain Plateau, Utne & the Hardanger Folk Museum and Easy Ulvik.

In Port: 7am - 3pm.

Day 5 - Alesund

Ålesund has been called the most beautiful city in Norway. The twon was destroyed by fire in 1904 and rebuilt in the Jugendstil style featuring colorful buildings, detailed facades and intricate gargoyles. A highlight of any visit here is taking the 418 steps up to Mt. Aksla for amazing views of the town and Sunnmøre Alps and visiting Geirangerfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its pristine and mighty waterfalls.

Some optional shore excursions include: Alesund City & Surroundings, the Islands of Giske & Godoy and Alesund Highlights & Atlantic Ocean Park.

In Port: 8am - 11pm.

Day 6 - Geiranger & Geirangerfjord

Among the world’s deepest and longest fjords, Geirangerfjord won’t disappoint with its walls of rock, waterfalls and glacial lakes. You’ll discover exactly why this area of western Norway is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dock in Geiranger where you can experience this stunning landscape by skiing, hiking, kayaking and bicycle. 

Some optional shore excursions include: Mount Dalsnibba & the Eagle Road, Mount Dalsnibba & the Norwegian Fjord Center and Herdal Mountain Farm.

In Port: 7am - 5pm

Day 7 - Bergen

Bergin is where you realize you do not want to leave Norway. Bergen’s maritime history is extremely reach and from the moment we step-off the Rotterdam in the medieval wharf of Bryggen - a UNESCO World Heritage Site with typical boats and gabled buildings dotting the harbor front. The city is one of Europe’s oldest settlements with narrow alleyways, medieval cathedrals and fortresses with local markets selling fresh fish and souvenirs. 

Some optional shore excursions include: Hardangerfjord & Highlands of Scenic Norway, Sounds of Edvard Greig & Fantoft Stave Church and Bergen & Mount Floien.

In Port: 8am - 5pm

Day 8 - Day at Sea

Day at sea. Relax and enjoy all the features of the Rotterdam.

Day 9 - Amsterdam, Holland

Arrive in Amsterdam this morning and disembark the Rotterdam. Then, transfer to the airport for the flight home. 

The Rotterdam arrives at 7am.


Tour Details

Hotel / Lodging

7-Nights on HAL's M/S Rotterdam

Holland America Line

Named Rotterdam, a powerful and symbolic moniker honoring cruise ships of our past, this Holland America new ship (and new flagship) is the third in our Pinnacle-class fleet. Rotterdam hits all the right notes: exquisite dining, innovative entertainment, superbly appointed staterooms and suites, the finest service and craftsmanship that reflects nearly 150 years of seafaring expertise. Music is front and center on this new cruise ship and the result is a ship that moves—not only through water, through the hearts of guests. Rotterdam will be the soundtrack of discovery from that very first day to the end of each perfect night.

Transportation

Plane
Mini-Coach
Cruise Ship

Meals

21 Meals: All Meals Onboard the Rotterdam

Trip Highlights

4 Included Amenities
Tours of Distinction Cruise Concierge
Welcome Cocktail Party
Entertainment Daily
Optional Shore Excursions


Upcoming Departures

Tour DatesAvailableDeparture Points Subject to Change
Sun August 14, 2022 - Mon August 22, 2022
8/14/2022 - 8/22/2022
30
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