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In Search Of The Northern Lights In Eight Nights Mid March

16 March 2021 - 9 days from £1099.00pp

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Unearthing an abundance of Arctic attractions will ensure you’re sure to be captivated from start to finish on this very special, shorter-than-usual escape to Northern Norway aboard Balmoral. You’ll discover the sights and highlights of three destinations, and go in search of the spectacular Northern Lights; all while spending just eight nights away.

Made possible by departing from the northerly port of Newcastle, you’re presented with an opportunity to step ashore amongst Northern Norway’s wintery landscapes just two days after settling sail. Arriving in Narvik, you’ll encounter spectacular Arctic scenery begging for your exploration.

Opt for a traditional sled ride with huskies, or perhaps and exhilarating snowmobiling adventure to experience the unerring quiet and beauty of the surrounding wilderness. Alternatively, head to the Polar Nature Park to see many Norwegian and Arctic animals up-close. You’ll be back on board Balmoral by late evening, when there’s a chance – if the skies are clear – that you’ll witness the wonder of the Aurora Borealis, Mother Nature’s spellbinding light show, from the comfort of your ship.

The unique Arctic experiences continue with a call at Tromsø. Highlights to tick off the ‘must-visit’ list here include the iconic iceberg-shaped Arctic Cathedral and the Polaria Centre, while the chance to ride a cable car up Mount Storsteinen and admire the unspoilt views from the top is not to be missed.

You’ll have another chance to set-off on an unforgettable husky-sledding ride from the ‘Gateway to the Arctic’ too. Whatever you choose to do in Tromsø, you can look forward to spending the evening going in search of the Northern Lights aboard Balmoral once again when you depart.

astly, it’s on to Bodø. Situated on the beautiful Kystriksveien Coastal Route, this historic town boasts breathtaking rugged scenery, quaint fishing villages and skies populated by soaring Sea Eagles.

What does this price include?

  • Comfortable, stylish cabins and suites equipped with a Smart TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, a fridge and individually controlled air conditioning
  • A tempting choice of cuisine every day throughout your cruise – with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets, late-night snacks and much more
  • Unlimited, self-service tea and coffee available 24hrs at selected venues, complimentary afternoon tea* with sandwiches and cakes, and in-room sandwiches and snacks
  • A full programme of evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, comedy, dancing and live music
  • Full use of on board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym
  • A wide choice of engaging on board activities and lectures throughout the day
  • All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)
  • Luggage porterage between your cabin and the drop-off/pick-up point
  • Formal welcome and/or Captain’s Drinks Party and Gala Buffet

Your Itinerary

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Further Information

  • Cruise descriptions include optional, chargeable experiences that may be enjoyed independently and/or with optional Fred. Olsen Shore Tours. 

    *Premium Traditional Afternoon Tea not included.

    Upgrade to All Inclusive Drinks Package is available as a chargeable optional extra and can be added to your booking up to six days prior to your cruise departing.

  • From 1 January 2021, new rules apply on travel within Europe.

    Note that these new rules do NOT apply when travelling within the United Kingdom or to the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or the Republic of Ireland. You do require government issued ID when travelling by air.

    New rules apply when travelling to European Union countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. The following are useful guidelines which will help you prepare for your next adventure:

    Passport
    British passport holders need to have at least six months left on their passport and it needs to be less than ten years old.
    These rules do not apply to travel to Ireland where you can continue to use your passport as long as it’s valid for the length of your stay.
    Visa
    If you’re a tourist, you do not need a visa for short trips to most EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. You’ll be able to stay for up to 90 days in any rolling 180-day period. Different rules will apply to Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus and Romania; if you visit these countries, visits to other EU countries will not count towards the 90-day total. Travel to Ireland will not change and stays there will not count towards the 90-day total.
    Border Control
    At border control, you may need to show proof of your return journey - your travel documentation issued by us will be sufficient for this. You may also need to use separate lanes from EU, EEA and Swiss citizens when queueing.
    Healthcare Cover
    You should always get appropriate travel insurance with healthcare cover before you go abroad. Your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) will no longer be valid. It’s particularly important you have travel insurance with the right cover if you have a pre-existing medical condition. This is because the EHIC scheme covers pre-existing conditions, while many travel insurance policies do not. You should understand the terms and conditions of your travel insurance and be happy with its cover for healthcare and travel disruption. Newmarket sell a comprehensive travel insurance policy. Ask our travel consultants for more information.
    Mobile Roaming
    From 1 January 2021, the guarantee of free mobile phone roaming throughout the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway will end.
    Check with your phone operator to find out about any roaming charges you might get from 1 January 2021.
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