7 NIGHT NORWEGIAN FJORDS CRUISE
P&O Britannia 2nd September 2018
Boarding your ship in Southampton, enjoy this 7 night springtime cruise to Norway’s magical Fjords. Ports of call include; Southampton – Stavanger – Aurland – Nordfjordeid and Bergen before returning to Southampton.
|DEPARTURE TIME||Embark Britannia between 12 noon – 3 p.m.|
|On Board Gratuity|
YOUR HOLIDAY HOME AT SEA
The brand new Britannia is certain to wow even the most discerning of cruise goers with her striking décor and breathtaking interiors, not to mention the one million pound art collection on board.! The Britannia boasts 13 bars and 13 restaurants, four pools and magnificent accommodation all spread over 15 decks. A large, family-friendly ship, the Britannia offers dedicated children’s and teen’s clubs along with a night nursery to provide parents with some much-needed time off! As well as enjoying the classic European cuisine by Marco Pierre White, you can try your hand at creating your own culinary masterpieces with renowned British chef, James Martin, in the brand new Cookery Club.
Facilities on board
- Three main signature restaurants, with freedom and club dining
- Four pools, with pop jets
- Serenity pool and bar, exclusively for adults
- The Cookery Club, with renowned chef James Martin
- The Retreat spa, gym and Arena for short tennis, cricket or football
- Studio with guest speakers, demos, films and music recitals
- Tonnage 141,000
- Passenger capacity 3,600
- Total Crew 1,400
- Total Cabins 1,837
- Decks 15
Day 1: Southampton (UK) Embark your ship – P&O Britannia
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: Aurland
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: Nordfjordeid
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
Disembark your ship – P&O Britannia