7 Night Norwegian Fjords Cruise
P&O Iona 8th August 2020
Join the Fabulous Brand New P&O Iona in Southampton (UK) on this magical 7 night Norwegian Fjords cruise with ports of call at: Southampton (UK), Stavanger, Olden, Innvikfjorden, Geiranger, Nordfjord, Hellesylt, Geiranger, Geiangerfjord, Sunnylvsfjorden, Storfjorden, Bergen, Southampton.
Past Guests booking this cruise will receive a 10% discount if booked before 3rd December 2018
New Guests to P&O booking this cruise will receive a 5% discount if booked before 3rd December 2018
ON BOARD SPEND FOR SELECT PRICE OF £85 pp
BOTH A SELECT & EARLY SAVER PRICE IS AVAILABLE ON ALL CABIN GRADES
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YOUR HOLIDAY HOME AT SEA
The Fabulous Brand New Iona is one of the largest in the P&O fleet and has all the hallmarks of conventional cruising with lots of exciting modern additions. Iona is designed to bring the outside in. Through innovative design and unique spaces, she connects you with the sea, sky and shoreline. Iona’s SkyDome – the first of its kind in the cruise industry – is one such space. With its glass dome roof and spacious layout, it’s flooded with natural light. It offers a relaxed, poolside environment by day, with tantalising dining and drinking options; come evening, the space seamlessly transitions into a must-visit entertainment venue, showcasing spectacular aerialist performances and playing host to party nights under the stars. It’s a fun and welcoming space for families, offering laid-back dining, exciting entertainment, a swimming pool and room to roam. SkyDome on Iona is the place to be for relaxation, effortless dining and brilliant entertainment – day or night, whatever the weather.
Facilities on board
DETAILS TO FOLLOW SOON
Day 1: Southampton Embark your ship P&O Iona
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Stavanger
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: Olden
Olden is a small village located at the mouth of the Oldeelva river in Sogn og Fjordane county. Olden is about 6 km southwest of the village of Loen, about a 16 kilometres drive southeast of the municipal centre of Stryn, and about 15 kilometres east of the village of Innvik. The small village of Olden has a population of about 505 people and in it’s small centre you will find cafes, grocery stores, some clothing shops and a port for cruise ships. Olden is one of the most important cruise ships harbour in Western Norway and a popular destination for cruise ships, because of the stunning scenic beauty of the area. The lovely Oldevatnet lake is located about 10 km south of Olden between steep mountains and roaring waterfalls.
Day 4: Innvikfjorden
Innvikfjorden is a fjord in Sogn og Fjordane, a small arm of Nordfjordthat is approximately 4.5 km long and passes village Innvik. Innvikfjorden is nearby to Skåhellaren, Nesagarden and Høgåsen. Innvikfjorden is also close to Faleidfjorden. The Innvik village is located about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) west of the village of Olden and about 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) northeast of the village of Utvik. The village was the administrative centre of the old municipality of Innvik, which existed from 1838 until 1965. Innvik Church is located in the village. The 0.7-square-kilometre (170-acre) village has a population (2013) of 453, giving the village a population density of 647 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,680/sq mi).
Day 4: Nordfjord
The mountains in Nordfjord plunge from altitudes of a few thousand metres, straight down into the fjord and the ocean, and create amazing waterfalls. The innermost part of the region has glittering glaciers, straddling narrow valleys, and Europe’s deepest lake, Hornindalsvatnet. The fjord is wider in mid‐Nordfjord. Here, there are rolling hills and a milder climate. Further out towards the ocean you can feel the sea air in your lungs when you wander on smooth rocky shores or soft sandy beaches. At the ocean’s edge, the West Cape Plateau towers above the feared waters of the Stadhavet sea.
Day 5: Hellesylt
Hellesylt waterfall is one of the most photographed motifs in the area. In the centre of the village, between two bridges (Høge bridge from 1907 and Hellesylt bridge from 1902) the water masses cascade down the polished granite stones. It is an impressive sight in the early summer during the snow thaw period. It can often be quite a squeeze among the tourists that are eager to capture this rare natural attraction!
Day 5: Geiranger
Geirangerfjord is the real jewel of the Norwegian fjords. With its towering waterfalls and stunning scenery. A magnet for outdoor adventure lovers from around the world. Discover the pleasures of Rambling and mountain walking in the Norwegian countryside. There is no shortage of wonderful things to do and see in this truly amazing place.
Day 5: Geirangerfjord
The iconic Geirangerfjord is considered one of the most beautiful fjords in the world, and is included on the UNESCO World Heritage list together with the Naeroyfjord. The Geirangerfjord is one of Norway’s most popular natural attractions. The fjord is 260 metres deep while the surrounding mountains are 1600-1700 metres high. The fjord is also known for its spectacular waterfalls and deserted fjord farms high up on the steep cliff sides. The idyllic nature and the dramatic mountains will impress any visitor in the area.
Day 5: Sunnylvsfjorden
Day 5: Storfjorden
As you sail in from the North Sea, through the outlying islands of Norway’s west coast, you reach the beguiling, wide waterway of Storfjorden. Translating as ‘Great Fjord’, Storfjorden more than lives up to its name, with sweeping waterscapes, soaring, snow-dusted peaks and forested slopes that plunge down to the water’s edge. On a still day, the reflections of the mountains in the water are a sight to behold. This remote wilderness is a haven for wildlife. Keep a look out for dolphins and whales swimming alongside the ship and sea eagles passing overhead.
Day 6: Bergen
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 Iona