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Scenic Fjords of Norway

13th Jul 2018 7 nights Sails from Dover Boudicca D1813
FROM ONLY £999 per person
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FROM ONLY £999 per person

Sail to Norway in the summer and immerse yourself in the stunning beauty and soothing tranquillity of the fjords, as Boudicca ventures deep into breathtaking waterways and visits three picturesque ports of call.  

Just two days of this cruise will be at sea, so most of your holiday will be spent witnessing the spectacular scenery and incredible natural wonders of the fjordland; either from on board your smaller cruise ship or ashore. First up on your itinerary is a day of mesmerising scenic cruising, taking in the magnificent mountainous landscapes and crashing waterfalls of Lysefjord; sailing into Jøsenfjord and Erfjord for the first time ever on a Fred. Olsen cruise; and gliding through the picturesque Karmsund Strait, a journey larger ships can’t undertake. The next morning you’ll arrive in Rosendal, beautifully framed by a panorama of soaring mountain peaks. The outstanding landscapes of Hardangerfjord will be within easy reach; and you’ll have the chance to join a flightseeing adventure presenting views of the fjord, as well as the striking Folgefonna Glacier. Once back on board Boudicca, be sure to take your place on the open decks to capture the cascading Furebergfossen Waterfall as you deviate down Maurangerfjord. [ReadMore]

A foray into Aurlandsfjord follows, where the idyllic village of Flåm awaits your arrival. Once ashore you can hop aboard the magical Flåmsbana Railway and marvel at the Kjofossen Waterfall, found high in the surrounding mountains; or perhaps enjoy the unspoilt views on offer from the 650-metre high Stegastein Lookout. If you prefer to stay on the water, kayaking is a great way to experience the sheer scale of the majestic landscape. Your final hours of scenic cruising in the fjords are sure to be among your most memorable, sailing the full length of the dramatic, size-restricted Nærøyfjord – rated joint top in National Geographic’s list of natural heritage sites worldwide; closely followed by a relaxing sail of Sognefjord, Norway’s longest and deepest fjord. Finally, before heading home, you’ll visit beautiful Bergen to discover the many highlights of Norway’s second city, including the colourful, UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf, the Troldhaugen Museum and the fantastic funicular railway providing access to the top of Mount Fløyen.

Named after the British warrior Queen, Boudicca has built up a loyal following, combining style and space with the renowned personal Fred. Olsen service. Up to 880 guests can sail in comfort on board Boudicca, enjoying the welcoming, home-from-home ambience, ample space and fantastic restaurants, lounges, bars and facilities of a smaller, friendly ocean-going cruise ship. 

Rest assured, all of the following comes as standard on every Fred. Olsen cruise:

  • Comfortable rooms and suites with TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities and individually controlled air conditioning
  • Tempting cuisine every day throughout your cruise - with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets and late-night snacks
  • Unlimited, self-service tea and coffee at selected venues, afternoon tea* with sandwiches and cakes, and in-room sandwiches and snacks
  • All evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, dancing and live music
  • Captain's Drinks Party and Gala Buffet (on cruises of 5 nights or more)
  • On board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym
  • A wide choice of on board activities and lectures throughout the day
  • All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)
  • Luggage porterage between your room and the drop-off/pick-up point
  • Flights, as confirmed as part of a fly-cruise holiday

​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.

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.