Springtime Scenery of the Fjordland

17th Apr 2020 9 nights Sails from Dover Boudicca D2009
FROM ONLY £1,199 per person
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FROM ONLY £1,199 per person

With six captivating destinations to explore, complemented by a variety of spectacular waterways to savour, this nine-night springtime cruise offers a full-flavoured taste of Norway’s magical fjords. You’ll see flora in seasonal bloom, striking waterfalls at their most powerful and more aboard Boudicca, while plenty of rewards also await you ashore.

After anticipation of the fjordland delights ahead of you builds as you sail north to Norway from Dover, Bergen – your first port of call – will not disappoint. [ReadMoreMob]Here you’re sure to be tempted to take the funicular railway up Mount Fløyen for unspoilt views; and wander the colourful, UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf. Don’t miss the lakeside home of legendary composer Edvard Grieg, too. Then there is Flåm, starting point for journeys on the famous Flåmsbana Railway. Take a ride to experience the scenic splendour of magnificent mountains and cascading waterfalls, as your carriage ascends high into the valleys. Elsewhere, the Stegastein Lookout – situated over 2000 feet above the breathtaking Sognefjord – offers unrivalled photo opportunities. Following Flåm, unforgettable scenic cruising of the incredible Nærøyfjord will present you an opportunity to admire the twisting, narrow landscapes of one National Geographic’s top two Natural World Heritage Sites. [ReadMoreDesk]

A full day in Ålesund affords ample time to stroll this pretty port town’s pedestrianised streets, home to a collection of art-nouveau towers, turrets, steeples and spires. You could combine your exploration here with a hike to the peak of Mount Aksla to see the town from above; or even join a tour to wild Hjorundfjord, one of Norway’s hidden treasures. Visiting Olden, gateway to some of the fjordland’s greatest wonders, is sure to be a highlight of your adventure. The glorious Briksdalen Valley, awe-inspiring Briksdal Glacier and Lovanet Lake, surrounded by towering mountains and impressive glaciers, are all within reach on tours. Back on board Boudicca, you’ll be left captivated by the serenity and scenery of Nordfjord, Maurangerfjord and Hardangerfjord, en route to Eidfjord. Situated deep within Hardangerfjord, Eidfjord is the perfect base from which to tour to the Hardanger Juice and Cider Factory, to learn of and sample produce from Hardangerfjord, also known as the ‘Orchard of Norway’, such as apple juice and authentic cider. Concluding your trip is a stop at Stavanger, a former European Capital of Culture, ensuring a rewarding end to your time in Norway.

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.

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.