Day One: Depart London Tilbury
Board Columbus in Tilbury today, and settle in to your cabin as the ship prepares to set sail.
Day Two: Amsterdam
The delightful Dutch capital is Columbus' first call on your cruise to the fjords. Step ashore to explore Amsterdam's colourful streets, picturesque canals and renowned museums. Perhaps take to the water on a canal cruise to see the city from a different angle and hear stories from its past before you rejoin Columbus in the late afternoon.
Day Three: At sea
Spend today relaxing, and getting to know the ship, her crew and your fellow passengers.
Day Four: Flam and Sognefjord
The tiny village of Flam, at the inner end of Aurlandsfjord, welcomes Columbus today. Here you'll have the chance to board the world-famous Flamsbana Mountain Railway for the journey to Myrdal. Later this afternoon, the ship navigates her way into stunning Naeroyfjord where some of fjordland's prettiest scenery awaits.
Day Five: Olden, Nordfjord
Today you’ll call at Olden. This tiny village of clapbpoard houses and rolling green pastures is the starting point for an excursion, through scenic countryside, to the famous Briksdal Glacier. This immense frozen cliff is actually just one of the 50 arms of the Jostedal Glacier, which covers almost 200 square miles of the surrounding landscape in an vast, slowly shifting blanket of ice.
Day Six: Geirangerfjord
Exquisite Geirangerfjord is one of the smaller fjords, but is undeniably among the most beautiful. Today Columbus cruises its twists and turns through a landscape marked by crashing waterfalls and ancient villages like Hellesylt and Geiranger. Disembark in Geiranger to take in the beauty of it all, or to enjoy an optional excursion.
Day Seven: Bergen
Compact and friendly, Bergen was once a great trading city within the Hanseatic League. It remains Norway's second city and, despite being sheltered from the sea by its seven hills and outlying islands, is unashamedly nautical in outlook. Visit the vibrant harbour and fish market, stroll past the wooden warehouses of Bryggen and take the Floibanen funicular to the summit of 'Mount' Floyen.
Day Eight: At sea
A final day at sea, reliving the memories of your cruise holiday.
Day Nine: Arrive London Tilbury
Bid farewell to Columbus and all your fellow travellers, today, as you disembark at the end of your cruise.