Cruising the Fjords of Norway

18th Jul 2020 9 nights Sails from Liverpool Black Watch W2020
FROM ONLY £1,399 per person
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FROM ONLY £1,399 per person

A collection of enchanting destinations and spellbinding waterways combine to create this classic, nine-night Fred. Olsen fjordland adventure. Visits to culture-rich towns and cities, and picturesque villages will provide plenty of highlights, while your journeys between each port, navigating spectacular fjords aboard Black Watch, will show you awe-inspiring scenery in style.

For your first taste of the Norway, you’ll enjoy a day in the historic city of Bergen, rich with diverse attractions. [ReadMoreMob]The UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf; a traditional fish market, the Troldhaugen, celebrating the life of legendary Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg; and the Mount Fløyen funicular railway are among Bergen’s many highlights. Ålesund – famed for its art nouveau architecture – will then provide an interesting contrast. Explore Ålesund to unravel ribbons of pedestrianised streets punctuated with charming towers, turrets, steeples and spires; and be sure to head to the peak of Mount Aksla for unspoilt views of the town from above. [ReadMoreDesk]

At Olden, a gorgeous fjord village tucked away in the heart of Nordfjord, a host of natural wonders are yours to uncover, including the magnificent Briksdal and Kjenndalen glaciers and Lovatnet Lake. Climbing nearby Mount Hoven via the Loen Skylift is highly recommended to capture views of Nordfjord from 1,011-metres up. Departing Olden via Nordfjord you’ll also have a chance to marvel at the soaring Hornelen sea cliff, before Flåm awaits you on the beautiful banks of Aurlandsfjord. The imposing mountains and thunderous waterfalls surrounding this quaint village are best up-close on an unforgettable ride on the famous Flåmsbana Railway, winding its way high into the stunning landscape. A memorable diversion into the narrow, winding Nærøyfjord – only accessible to smaller ships – will show you some of the fjordland’s most dramatic scenes for a fitting finale to your rewarding journey of Norwegian discovery. 

Real ships
We don’t have boastful megaships. We take immense pride in our fleet of smaller-scaled vessels that retain the style, ambience and understated quality of a country house hotel.  We ensure they remain contemporary too: from winter 2016 to spring 2018 the whole fleet underwent dry dock refits to further enhance the facilities for guests. With the fifth generation Fred. Olsen as Chairman and 170 years of seafaring heritage behind us, we believe we’ve found the perfect formula for you to get the best out of your holiday with us.

Smaller but spacious
A smaller ship doesn’t mean less space; far from it. Each room is comfortably sized, with all that you’ll need to enjoy your holiday. In fact, our rooms are comparable to those on some of the mammoth cruise ships. While our vessels are on a more accessible scale, you can have just as much private space.  With fewer people on board it’s easy to find a quiet spot to relax in peace with a drink or a good book. There’s room to stretch out by the pool and you can get ashore more quickly too. And when you’re ashore, you’re seeing the best of each port of call with hundreds – not thousands – of others, giving you a much more authentic experience.

Service with a smile
Each member of the Fred. Olsen team has been carefully selected for their warm and welcoming personalities. The quality of our people, supported by training and development, ensures they will give you a great holiday: in guest feedback our staff are always the most highly-rated aspect of the whole experience.

Black Watch is the ultimate home-from-home at sea: spacious with a friendly, familiar feel and providing a traditional cruise experience. Refurbished at the end of 2016, the 804-guest Black Watch features stylish new décor, fittings and furniture, plus the new Black Watch Room restaurant.

What's more, new soft furnishing, smart TVs and mini-bars enhance the accommodation on board, while the cinema has been upgraded too. Despite all these new features, Black Watch still retains her sleek, intimate style and has a welcoming ambience - just like the rest of the Fred. Olsen fleet.