The glories of Western Norway
Carve a passage through some of the world's most breathtaking scenery, and explore the lovely, historic city of Bergen, on this delightful springtime cruise.
Life on board Astoria
There's far more to Astoria than we could possibly fit on this page. Click below to find out more about her cabins, restaurants and other excellent facilities.
WHAT DOES THE PRICE INCLUDE?
Day One: Depart from Poole
Board Astoria in Poole today, and settle in to your cabin as she prepares to set sail.
Day Two: Dunkirk
Astoria arrives in French waters to call at Dunkirk. Spend the day exploring this historic city, which will forever be associated with the amazing 1940 rescue of the British Expeditionary Forces.
Day Three: At sea
Spend today relaxing, and getting to know the ship, her crew and your fellow passengers.
Day Four: Rosendal
Hardangerfjord stretches over 100 kilometres into the Norwegian interior. Head out on deck to take in the full majesty of its epic landscape, where sheer, forested mountainsides plunge into still waters. Astoria's port for the day will be Rosendal, a pretty village that's home to the historic Baroniet Rosendal - a charming 17th-century manor house surrounded by elegant grounds and gardens.
Day Five: Flam
The remote village of Flam is set in one of Sognefjord’s most remote corners. From here, you might enjoy an unforgettable excursion, boarding the world-famous Flamsbana Mountain Railway, for the beautiful journey to Myrdal, before joining a coach to travel through yet more breathtaking scenery.
Day Six: Olden
Today’s call is at Olden. This is the stopping-off point for a trip through the beautiful surrounding countryside to the famous Briksdal Glacier, part of the vast Jostedalsbreen ice-pack, which broods over the eastern reaches of the fjord.
Day Seven: Bergen
This morning Astoria docks in Bergen. This ancient Hanseatic city of cobbled streets and medieval houses was the birthplace of composer Edvard Grieg. 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.
Days Eight and Nine: At sea
A final two days are spent at sea, no doubt reliving the memories your cruise holiday as Astoria heads for home.
Day 10: Arrive back in Poole
Bid farewell to Astoria and all your fellow travellers, today, as you disembark at the end of your cruise.
Days marked above with an anchor include ports where you will be transferred to shore by landing boat. These ports may be inaccessible for customers with mobility difficulties as a result. Any days not listed will be spent at sea.
British Citizens will need a full, 10-year passport to travel on this cruise. Since certain countries require visitors to be valid for at least six months after the return date of the cruise we recommend that all customers ensure that this is the case. Holders of non-British passports should check with the relevant embassies to see if any requirements and restrictions exist for any countries visited during the cruise.
Foreign Office travel advice
Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.
*Offer applies to new bookings made from 5th July 2018 (inclusive) only. Prices shown when booking include any discounts. The exact value of the discount included will vary depending on offer, cruise, cabin and departure date selected. The applicable percentage discount will be applied first, and the second passenger in the cabin will pay half that discounted price. Single cabin fares will be discounted by a further 25 per cent once the initial percentage discount has been applied. All discounts will be added to your booking automatically once you have selected a cabin and will be confirmed before purchase. All offers are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. All fares exclude gratuities.
Where an extra 5% booking discount is available, this can not be redeemed online – please call.
On many of our cruises, a limited number of Voyager Fare Inner and Ocean-view cabins are available. Choose these and you will be accommodated in at least a Standard Twin Inner or Standard Twin Ocean-view cabin (depending on your choice), but will pay only the reduced Voyager Fare price. Availability is limited, so book now to secure your discount.