7 NIGHT NORWEGIAN FJORDS CRUISE
8th September 2018 – P&O Azura
Join the Azura in Southampton and cruise to the Magical Fjords. Ports of call include; Stavanger – Aurland – Nordfjordeid and Bergen before heading back to Southampton.
|DEPARTURE TIME||Board your ship between 12 noon and 3 p.m.|
|7 Night Cruise||Entertainment|
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YOUR HOLIDAY HOME AT SEA
This beautiful and elegant ship is one of the largest in the P&O fleet and has all the hallmarks of conventional cruising with lots of exciting modern additions. If your looking for a romantic cruise holiday you will appreciate The Retreat, a no children private spa terrace with secluded cabanas and moonlit treatments. With her superb facilities and activities, including four fantastic kids’ clubs, make her a popular choice for families. Single passengers can benefit from special cabins with no supplements incurred. The exclusive dining options on board are sure to impress, as is the delightfully chic central atrium with enticing shops, art gallery and library.
Facilities on board
- Two main formal restaurants, specialty Indian Restaurant and wine bar, several casual eateries.
- Four pools, including one for children
- Luxurious adult Retreat.
- Two-tier main theater, show lounges and live entertainment bars.
- Three dance lounges.
- Outdoor cinema screen
- Tonnage 115,000
- Passenger capacity 3,096
- Total Crew 1,239
- Total Cabins 1,557
- Decks 14
Day 1:Southampton (UK) Embark your ship P&O Azura
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Stavanger
With a population of around 120,000 Stavanger is Norway’s fourth largest city with a fascinating mix of old and new. Its history stretches back into the middle ages. Once a tranquil coastal market town and later as an important fishing port. Visit the old town (Gamle Stavanger), the unique canning museum and the 12th century Stavanger Cathedral.
Day 4: Nordfjordeid
Aurland is a small village in a beautiful natural environment boasting dramatic landscape and culture. A major centre of power during the Viking Age it is situated by two major Fjords; Aurlandfjord and Naeroyfjord. Vangen church completed in 1202 by an ancient local family who lived in Aurland during the Viking Age is certainly worth a visit.
Day 5: Aalesund
Ålesund is one of the most beautiful towns in Norway. Renowned for its Jugend style architecture, art nouveau style and its very friendly inhabitants. Built on a row Islands which extend into the ocean providing stunning views of the fjords and Sunnmore Alps. The town was destroyed by fire in 1904 and rebuilt in an extravagant Art nouveau style we see today. Alesund’s layout is unique as it is built on islands stretching out into the sea with scenic views of the fjords and the Sunnmore Alps. This is the perfect destination for hikers, bird-watchers and people who appreciate natural beauty.
Day 6: Bergen
The colourful Norwegian city of Bergen is also a gateway to majestic fjords. Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf will give you a sense of the local culture – take a look at the Hanseatic commercial buildings, which look like scenery from a film set. Don’t breathe too deeply when you visit the outdoor fish market, a reminder of the city’s role in early fish trade. Ferry across a fjord to Lysøen, where the former villa of 19th-century composer Ole Bull will captivate you with its fairy tale charm. A trip to the private island of Holmen will be rewarded by a ‘seafood safari’ including fresh lobster, crab, scallops, and langoustines.
Day 7: At Sea
Day 8: Southampton (UK)
Disembark your ship – P&O Azura