Cruising the Fjords of Norway

18th Jul 2020 9 nights Sails from Liverpool Black Watch W2020
Little Skippers Sailing
FROM ONLY £1,199 per person
Black Watch in Olden, Norway Black Watch in Olden, Norway
FROM ONLY £1,199 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. 

Bringing the world closer
Braemar in Bordeux, France

Our size advantage means we can take you to places that some of the larger cruise vessels simply can’t. We dock close to the heart of some of the world’s most beautiful cities and can take you on scenic cruising adventures showcasing inspirational landscapes. Our itineraries are expertly crafted to make the most of this advantage.

Smaller but spacious
Guest swimming in pool, Marquee deck, Boudicca

Aboard our smaller, friendlier ships you'll find there's plenty of room to stretch out by the pool, enjoy a drink and great conversation with like-minded guests, and make the most of your time away. Sailing with hundreds, not thousands, of others allows you to get ashore faster too, and make the most of each destination.

Service with a smile
Waitress with drinks and guest on deck, Boudicca

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 fact, 97% of guests rated Fred. Olsen’s friendly, attentive staff ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’.

Black Watch is the ultimate home-from-home at sea: spacious with a friendly, familiar feel and providing a traditional cruise experience. This classically-designed, 804-guest ship features stylish décor, fittings and furniture throughout, and comfortable, spacious bars and lounges including the beautiful Black Watch Room. 

What's more, soft furnishings, smart TVs and mini-bars enhance the accommodation on board. And while Black Watch features all of the modern amenities and facilities you would expect, she still retains her sleek, intimate style and has a warm, welcoming ambience - just like the rest of the Fred. Olsen fleet.