Scenic Fjords of Norway

17th Jun 2020 8 nights Sails from Liverpool Black Watch W2017
FROM ONLY £1,199 per person
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FROM ONLY £1,199 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. 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. [ReadMoreDesk]

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.

Real ships
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.

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.