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Scenic Fjords of Norway

29th Aug 2018 7 nights Sails from Dover Boudicca D1818
FROM ONLY £999 per person
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FROM ONLY £999 per person

Sail to Norway 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 picturesque Jøsenfjord and Erfjord; and gliding through the narrow Karmsund Strait, a journey larger ships can’t undertake. The following morning you’ll arrive in enchanting Eidfjord, encompassed by amazing mountainous landscapes. A wealth of diverse experiences await you, including chances to discover the tumbling Vøringfoss Waterfall; visit the fascinating Hardangervidda Nature Centre; and sample the sweet flavours of the local tipples at a delightful cider and juice farm. Or you could go kayaking on the glassy waters of Hardangerfjord before stepping back on board Boudicca to enjoy a relaxing cruise along the fjord and marvel at the striking Furebergfossen Waterfall in 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 see 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 adventures are 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. 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.