Ålesund Cruises

Balmoral in Alesund, Norway
Balmoral in Alesund, Norway
Beautiful view of Alesund over the mountains

Ålesund is Norway’s popular, art-nouveau epic of towers and turrets, ornaments and balconies, steeples and spires. The city’s delightful pedestrianised streets, offer a diverse mix of art galleries, shops and lively cafés, and lead to the 418 steps that climb Mount Aksla. The Fjellstua restaurant and café at the summit is the perfect place to sit and soak up panoramic views of this attractive city, the archipelago, and the Sunnmore Alps.

Virtually destroyed by fire in 1904, Ålesund was rebuilt within three years and is regarded widely as one of Europe’s true visual experiences.[ReadMoreMob] The port is home to the Jugendstilsenteret – The National Art Nouveau Centre –, which has a well-preserved art nouveau interior and regularly features exhibitions and displays.

Gateway to the fjords of Northern Norway

Ålesund is the gateway to the iconic northwestern fjords and this seaport is the home base for Norway's largest cod-fishing fleet, which, unsurprisingly, provides the city's visitors with some superb seafood to try.

Cruises to Ålesund

In Search of the Northern Lights

In Search of the Northern Lights

Departs: Southampton • Tue 16 Feb 2021
13 nights • Balmoral • L2104

  • Exploring Arctic Norway in the winter, you’ll revel in the jaw-dropping scenes and seasonal beauty of Europe’s northernmost region at the most magical time of the year to visit.
  • You can enjoy an array of authentic wintertime experiences, including a husky-sled ride through sparking snow-covered landscapes and a chance to explore the unique Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel.
  • The icing on the cake will be a chance to witness the astounding Northern Lights. Stopping overnight at Alta, you may – if you’re lucky – see Mother Nature’s awe-inspiring light show illuminate the night sky.

From £1,499pp

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Springtime Scenery of the Fjordland

Springtime Scenery of the Fjordland

Departs: Newcastle • Thu 06 May 2021
7 nights • Balmoral • L2113

  • Hours of unforgettable scenic cruising complements time spent ashore seeking-out astonishing sights and experiences on this magical seven-night exploration of Norway’s spellbinding fjordland.
  • Marvel at Lysefjord’s unique landscape of towering cliff faces, mountains and unique rock formations; see the Hornelen sea cliff; and much more aboard.
  • Visit Bergen, home of the iconic Bryggen Wharf and Troldhaugen Museum; Alesund, for the Rauma Railway; Olden, gateway to the Briksdal Glacier; and Eidfjord, to take in the famous Vøringsfossen waterfall.

From £999pp

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Discovering Norway's North Cape

Discovering Norway's North Cape

Departs: Southampton • Fri 16 Jul 2021
13 nights • Braemar • M2117

  • Within the Arctic Circle, a discovery of Norway’s spectacular north will provide spellbinding experiences and create memories that will last forever.
  • Explore the rugged landscapes of the iconic North Cape plateau, on your from Honningsvåg; immerse yourself in the eerie midnight sun; and visit Tromsø, as well as lesser-known Hammerfest.
  • Diverting into the fjordland too, small ship Braemar will navigate the remarkably narrow Trollfjord; by the Torghatten and Seven Sisters mountains; visit picturesque Ålesund – overlooked by Mount Aksla; and more.

From £1,899pp

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Five-Night Fjords

Five-Night Fjords

Departs: Rosyth (Edinburgh) • Sat 31 Jul 2021
5 nights • Balmoral • L2123

  • Experience a short, yet unforgettable exploration of the beautiful fjordland in just five nights, thanks to Rosyth’s convenient closer proximity to Norway.
  • From the decks of Balmoral, immerse yourself in the postcard-perfect beauty of Lustrafjord and Fjaerlandsfjorden.
  • Step ashore in Skjolden and Ålesund, for chances to ride the Rauma scenic railway; see the Sunnmøre Alps from Mount Aksla; explore the spellbinding Jostedalen Valley; and much more.

From £799pp

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In Search of the Aurora Borealis

In Search of the Aurora Borealis

Departs: Liverpool • Tue 16 Nov 2021
16 nights • Borealis • S2126

  • Revel in the early winter wonders of Northern Norway – awaiting you are dramatic landscapes, exhilarating adventures, and chances to seek-out the spectacular Aurora Borealis.
  • Arctic Norway is one of the best places to see the Northern Lights; with luck on your side, you might get to witness this colourful natural phenomena illuminate clear night skies.
  • Enjoy an overnight stay in attraction-packed Tromso too; immerse yourself in Alta’s Sami heritage; go husky sledding into the wilderness surrounding Narvik; and even encounter native Arctic wildlife.

From £1,999pp

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In Search of the Northern Lights in Nine Nights

In Search of the Northern Lights in Nine Nights

Departs: Newcastle • Tue 15 Mar 2022
9 nights • Balmoral • L2205

  • Experience Arctic Norway at its most dramatic, seeking out unspoilt winter wilderness, enchanting wildlife and even the astounding Northern Lights – all in just eight nights.
  • Each day, when darkness descends over glorious Arctic landscapes, you might get to see dancing ribbons of colourful light illuminating the night sky from on board
  • Ashore, you could ‘take the reins’ as a Musher on an exhilarating husky sled adventure; explore breathtaking coastal scenery; and take in postcard-panoramas from atop Mount Aksla.

From £1,199pp

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In Search of the Northern Lights in Eight Nights

In Search of the Northern Lights in Eight Nights

Departs: Newcastle • Thu 24 Mar 2022
8 nights • Balmoral • L2206

  • Experience Arctic Norway at its most dramatic, seeking out unspoilt winter wilderness, enchanting wildlife and even the astounding Northern Lights – all in just eight nights.
  • Each day, when darkness descends over glorious Arctic landscapes, you might get to see dancing ribbons of colourful light illuminating the night sky from on board
  • Ashore, you could ‘take the reins’ as a Musher on an exhilarating husky sled adventure; explore breathtaking coastal scenery; and take in postcard-panoramas from atop Mount Aksla.

From £1,099pp

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