Scenic Fjords of Norway

17th Jun 2020 8 nights Sails from Liverpool Black Watch W2017
FROM ONLY £799 per person
View from Mount Floyen, Bergen, Norway View from Mount Floyen, Bergen, Norway
FROM ONLY £799 per person

By ship, by rail and on foot, you can uncover the diverse delights of Norway’s breathtaking fjords, with visits to a trio of inspirational destinations and hours of mesmerising scenic cruising. You’ll be presented with natural gems and cultural highlights galore, during time on board Black Watch and ashore, ensuring every moment of your fjordland exploration is one to remember.

Three unforgettable days of your eight-night cruise is set aside for discovering a wealth of Norwegian wonders. [ReadMoreMob]In Bergen, you’ll find attractions aplenty; the colourful, UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf, bustling traditional fish market and the Troldhaugen Museum, set within the former home of legendary Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg, are particular highlights. Taking a ride on the funicular railway, climbing 320-metre-high Mount Fløyen, is a highly recommended experience. [ReadMoreDesk]Olden, the first of two enchanting fjord villages on your itinerary, is your gateway to the spectacular Briksdal Glacier and stunning Lovatnet Lake. Nearby, the Loen Skylift overlooks Nordfjord and offers incredible views of dramatic fjordland scenery. 

Departing Olden via Nordfjord, you’ll capture the powerful, untamed scenery of this magnificent waterway from the comfort of your ship, and see mighty Hornelen – Europe’s highest sea cliff – as your ship heads for Flåm. Situated in the heart of the fjordland, within an arm of Sognefjord – Norway’s largest and deepest fjord, Flåm’s hidden away amongst some of the region’s most imposing landscapes. The famous Flåmsbana Railway, winding its way through valleys of soaring mountains and tumbling waterfalls, is not-to-be-missed here, providing unique photo opportunities. Elsewhere, the Stegastein Lookout offer unspoilt views of Aurlandsfjord from 650 metres above the fjord’s still waters. Back on board Black Watch, you’ll experience a very special diversion into Nærøyfjord, one of National Geographic’s top two Natural World Heritage Sites, too. En route to Norway, you’ll also stop by Scotland’s charming Shetland Islands, visiting Lerwick for a chance to discover scenic splendours such as the dramatic coastal landscapes of Northmavine and RSPB Sumburgh Head.

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.