Norwegian Fjords with National Day in Oslo

12th May 2020 11 nights Sails from Liverpool Black Watch W2013
FROM ONLY £1,699 per person
The Royal palace in Oslo, Norway The Royal palace in Oslo, Norway
FROM ONLY £1,699 per person
Cruise Sale - FREE Drinks & Tips

Drinks & Tips offer is applicable to new bookings only, made between 04/12/19 and 04/02/20 inclusive, from April to December 2020. Freedom fare terms and conditions apply. Offer is capacity controlled.

FREE All Inclusive Drinks Upgrade & Tips Covered on Ocean cruises: offer applicable on selected sailings. Free drinks upgrade package comprises of selected house beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks – for terms & conditions, click here. Tips are paid directly to the relevant staff on board; are non-refundable, non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash. Recommended amount for Tips is £5 per person per night (where paid). Not combinable with any other offer, including, but not limited to Cruise Sale Solo offer, Saver Fares - with the exception of Enjoyment Promise.

An immersive voyage of Norwegian discovery, this eleven-night cruise will provide a plethora of very special experiences you’ll remember for years to come. There’s scenic cruising of beautiful fjords; time ashore to explore a collection of attraction-packed destinations; and even an unmissable opportunity to absorb the colourful atmosphere of Norwegian National Day in Oslo.

Stopping overnight in Oslo to celebrate Norway’s independence alongside the capital city’s proud, friendly locals is sure to be top-of-the-list of highlights packed into your holiday. [ReadMoreMob]You’ll have ample time to take in the various events and activities taking place around the city. See the parades and processions of people dressed in their finest, traditional ‘Bunad’ clothing; look out for the Royal Family waving to the crowds at the Royal Palace; enjoy performances of national music and dance; and more. You may be tempted to feast on hot dogs and ice cream – the traditional Norwegian National Day treats – too. Your journey into Oslo will be just as memorable as your time in the city, with Black Watch guiding you on a momentous sailing of the picturesque Oslofjord and past the Olsen family home in Hvitsen en route. [ReadMoreDesk]

Elsewhere, there’s also a call at Kristiansand, one of Southern Norway’s most beautiful towns. Sailing into port here, through a network of rocky islands and islets, is a highlight in itself; while ashore there’s plenty to discover, including the 17th century houses of Posebyen and the perfectly-preserved Christiansholm Fortress. Aboard your smaller ship, you can experience the scenic wonders of Karmsund and Akrafjord, and witness the might of the Langfoss Waterfall at its strongest point during the spring, before arriving in Stavanger. Visiting the former ‘European Capital of Culture’ affords an opportunity to uncover the city’s diverse attractions, from the historic Gamla Stavanger district and the Canning Museum to Norway’s fourth largest shopping mall. Finally, it’s on to Bergen, perfect for a relaxing and rewarding end to your special Norwegian adventure. Perhaps amble through the city’s UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf; stop-by the Troldhaugen Museum, at Edvard Grieg’s former home; and catch the funicular railway to the top of Mount Fløyen.

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.