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.

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

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Summertime Norwegian Fjords in Five Nights • L2220A

 Rosyth (Edinburgh)
Balmoral
Fri 29 Jul 2022
5 nights
  • Visit the Briksdal Glacier from Olden
  • Scenic cruise along Hjørundfjord
  • View Ålesund from atop Mount Aksla
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In Search of the Northern Lights • L2230

 Dover
Balmoral
Fri 04 Nov 2022
14 nights
  • Overnights in Alta and Tromsø to spot Aurora Borealis
  • Spend time with the Sámi people in Tromsø
  • Cross the Arctic Circle
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In Search of the Northern Lights • S2228A

 Liverpool
Borealis
Sun 13 Nov 2022
11 nights
  • Visit Tromsø for a chance to seek-out Aurora Borealis amongst the Arctic wilderness, away from light-polluted skies.
  • Experience a taste of Sami community life at Alta; and explore the unique 'blue town' of Sortland. 
  • Scenic cruise by Torghatten and the Seven Sisters mountains too.
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White Christmas in Norway • T2232

 Tilbury
Bolette
Wed 21 Dec 2022
13 nights
  • Experience life with the Sami people
  • Go in search of the Northern Lights
  • Experience a Norwegian Dog Sled tour
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In Search of the Northern Lights in Nine Nights • T2305

 Newcastle
Bolette
Thu 09 Mar 2023
9 nights
  • Seek out the enigmatic Aurora Borealis from Alta
  • Visit the iceberg-shaped Arctic Cathedral in Tromsø 
  • Explore Alesund to the full as Bolette docks close to the city centre
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Exploring the Arctic • T2316

 Newcastle
Bolette
Thu 01 Jun 2023
23 nights
  • Off the beaten track, discover remote, unique destinations in Arctic Norway, Iceland and Greenland
  • Explore isolated Spitsbergen and sample Arctic life
  • Seek-out wildlife and natural wonders, from icebergs to steaming geysers
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In Search of the Northern Lights • L2328

 Southampton
Balmoral
Thu 21 Dec 2023
14 nights
  • Revel in Arctic Norway’s winter wonders, from its snowy landscapes to the astonishing Northern Lights
  • Go husky sledding from Narvik and, in Alta, seek-out Aurora Borealis and connect with Sami culture
  • Experience unforgettable scenic cruising on Christmas Day, and celebrate New Year’s Eve at Ålesund
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In Search of the Northern Lights • L2404

 Southampton
Balmoral
Wed 14 Feb 2024
14 nights
  • An incredible Arctic adventure packed with memorable experiences
  • Mush a team of huskies on an Arctic sledding adventure
  • Capture the beauty of Arctic wilderness and stunning natural landmarks
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In Search of the Northern Lights • L2405

 Newcastle
Balmoral
Fri 01 Mar 2024
9 nights
  • Seek-out the Northern Lights on a special exploration
  • See the Northern Lights from on board Balmoral
  • Enjoy unique Arctic experiences
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In Search of the Northern Lights • L2406

 Newcastle
Balmoral
Sun 10 Mar 2024
9 nights
  • Take in some of the most memorable Arctic sights 
  • Go in search of the fascinating Northern Lights
  • During time ashore, husky sled into Arctic wilderness
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In Search of the Northern Lights in Nine Nights • L2407

 Newcastle
Balmoral
Tue 19 Mar 2024
9 nights
  • Embark on a cruise created specifically for seeking out the Northern Lights
  • You’ve chances to witness Mother Nature’s light show from the comfort of Balmoral
  • Explore Arctic wilderness, go husky sledding and have a go at traditional ice fishing too