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Fjords, Mountains & Glaciers

26th Aug 2019 8 nights Sails from Liverpool Black Watch W1919
Adult only sailing
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Photo opportunities galore await you on this exceptional foray into Norway’s beautifully unspoilt Norwegian fjords. Hours of mesmerising scenic cruising through beautiful waterways and calls at diverse fjordland destinations present opportunities to witness incredible sights from on board smaller-sized Black Watch and during time spent ashore.

You’ll head for Norway from Liverpool via Scotland’s picturesque Shetland Islands. Stopping at Lerwick will whet your appetite for the exploration to come; you could take tours to discover scenic splendours such as the dramatic coastal landscapes of Northmavine and RSPB Sumburgh Head. Three unforgettable days of fjordland exploration will then begin in beautiful Bergen. This historic, Hanseatic city boasts a wealth of diverse attractions; from the UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf and the traditional fish market to the fascinating Troldhaugen Museum, which was once the home of legendary Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg. No time in Bergen is complete without riding the Funicular Railway to the top of the magnificent, 320-metre-high Mount Fløyen – one of Norway’s most famous attractions – to take in views of the city and its rugged surrounding landscapes. [ReadMore]

From Bergen you’ll sail to Olden, the first of two enchanting fjord villages on your itinerary. Situated deep within Nordfjord, Olden is tucked away between rolling valleys and lush-green meadows, and is your gateway to a plethora of spellbinding natural wonders. You could take an exciting trip to the Briksdalen Valley and marvel at the spectacular Briksdal Glacier; or perhaps join a boat tour of the stunning Lovatnet Lake. Then it’s on to Flåm after departing Olden via the Nordfjord and cruising by imposing Hornelen, Europe’s highest sea cliff. Some of the fjordland’s most memorable experiences await you in Flåm; you could opt for a scenic tour that ends with a chance to admire Sognefjord’s awe-inspiring scenery from the 650-metre-high Stegastein Lookout; or even take a ride on the iconic Flåmsbana railway. The Flåmsbana winds its way through soaring mountains and by a string of impressive waterfalls; be sure to have your camera to hand. Finally, back on board Black Watch, you’ll experience an unforgettable scenic cruise of Nærøyfjord – one of National Geographic’s top two Natural World Heritage Sites – before heading home.

Single supplement offers are available on selected grades on this sailing, please call for details.

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.

Real ships
We’re not interested in gimmicks like zip wires, climbing walls or celebrity chefs. 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.