Stavanger Cruises

Old town Stavanger in Norway
Old town Stavanger in Norway
Traditional white wooden house in Stavanger, Norway

Behind the bustle of the prosperous and cosmopolitan Stavanger of today lie 1,000 years of ancient seafaring tradition and history. This vibrant, exciting Norwegian city oozes charm and was awarded the prestigious title of ‘European Capital of Culture’ in 2008.

The city’s wealth and thriving oil industry has prompted its tag as Norway’s ‘Oil Capital’, but Stavanger has remained as charming as ever. The old town, Gamle Stavanger, has narrow winding streets and ancient wooden houses gathered round an historic fresh fish and vegetable market.[ReadMoreMob] Stavanger is also a university city, which is reflected in the city’s lively, urban atmosphere, and in the varied assortment of shopping and dining experiences.

The Norwegian Petroleum Museum exhibits drilling equipment, a model oil platform, submersibles and audio-visual shows, while the city’s Herring Canning Museum celebrates one of Stavanger’s earlier sources [ReadMoreDesk]of wealth. Beyond the town, the Three Swords monument commemorates the 9th century battle of Hafrsfjord – the moment Harald Hårfagre became the first King of Norway.

Stavanger is also perfectly placed for the breath-taking Lysefjord, one of the most famous Norwegian Fjords. This stunning waterway is home to the Kjerag Mountain and Preikestolen (The Pulpit Rock) – two of the country's most popular attractions.

Cruises to Stavanger

Wintertime Fjords with the Shetlands

Wintertime Fjords with the Shetlands

Departs: Southampton • Wed 20 Jan 2021
9 nights • Balmoral • L2102

  • Making the most of a rare wintertime exploration of Norway’s magical fjords, you’ll enjoy a very special seasonal snapshot of inspirational landscapes and enchanting destinations.
  • Breathe in crisp, fresh air and savour spectacular scenes with a ride on the incredible Flåm Railway and Bergen’s famous funicular; and enjoy scenic cruising between the islands and islets of Boknafjord.
  • After Norway, you’ll sail south via the Shetland Islands to delight in their beauty – during an overnight stay in Lerwick, you can seek-out native wildlife and explore astonishing coastal scenes.

From £949pp

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Springtime Scenery of the Fjordland

Springtime Scenery of the Fjordland

Departs: Southampton • Thu 01 Apr 2021
8 nights • Braemar • M2107

  • Heading away from Norway’s coastal routes and deep into the spellbinding fjordland will present you an opportunity to revel in the awe-inspiring natural beauty and drama of Fred. Olsen’s homeland.
  • Smaller-sized Braemar will take you closer the towering mountains, dramatic cliffs and lush-green, flora rich valleys of the breathtaking Hardangerfjord, Lysefjord and Nordfjord.
  • Visits to four enchanting destinations will provide highlights aplenty too; Stavanger’s charming Old Town; the spectacular Loen Skylift, within reach from Olden; Bergen’s UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf; and much more are yours to discover.

From £999pp

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Springtime Scenery of the Fjordland

Springtime Scenery of the Fjordland

Departs: Dover • Sat 24 Apr 2021
7 nights • Bolette • T2109

  • With hours of inspirational scenic cruising to experience, and time ashore to get even closer to spectacular fjords too, you’re in for a week of endless rewards on this springtime sailing.
  • You’ll revel in the uncanny peace and beauty of Lysefjord and sail the narrow Naeroyfjord; and see Akrafjord’s magnificent Langfoss Waterfall up-close.
  • Visiting Flåm affords a chance to ride the world-famous Flåmsbana Railway, while Olden is your gateway to see the awe-inspiring Briksdal Glacier glistening in spring light and Lovatnet Lake.

From £999pp

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Southern Norway with National Day in Oslo

Southern Norway with National Day in Oslo

Departs: Southampton • Tue 11 May 2021
9 nights • Braemar • M2110

  • With chances to revel in the rich culture and breathtaking natural beauty of southern Norway, and join Oslo’s colourful National Day celebrations, you’ll be fully-immersed throughout this nine-night cruise.
  • Your full-day in Oslo is top-of-the-list of highlights – enjoy ample time to experience the capital’s traditional celebrations, including the colourful parades and events at the impressive Royal Palace.
  • In southern Norway, Kristiansand, Arendal and Stavanger offer rich rewards, from fascinating historic districts to picturesque harbours, while you’ll also cruise the spectacular Lysefjord and Jøsenfjord.

From £1,099pp

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Springtime Scenery of the Fjordland

Springtime Scenery of the Fjordland

Departs: Dover • Sat 22 May 2021
7 nights • Bolette • T2112

  • With hours of inspirational scenic cruising to experience, and time ashore to get even closer to spectacular fjords too, you’re in for a week of endless rewards on this springtime sailing.
  • You’ll revel in the uncanny peace and beauty of Lysefjord and sail the narrow Naeroyfjord; and see Akrafjord’s magnificent Langfoss Waterfall up-close.
  • Visiting Flåm affords a chance to ride the world-famous Flåmsbana Railway, while Olden is your gateway to see the awe-inspiring Briksdal Glacier glistening in spring light and Lovatnet Lake.

From £999pp

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Cruising the Scenic Fjords of Norway

Cruising the Scenic Fjords of Norway

Departs: Dover • Sat 24 Jul 2021
7 nights • Bolette • T2119

  • Discover the unforgettable sights and highlights of some of Norway’s most spectacular waterways, during four days of exceptional fjordland exploration.
  • Inspirational small ship scenic cruising takes in the awe-inspiring landscapes of Hardangerfjord and the narrow, winding wonderland of the size-restricted, UNESCO-listed Nærøyfjord.
  • Make magical memories ashore, with chances to marvel at Hardangerfjord’s dramatic scenery from a kayak, see astonishing mountains and waterfalls via iconic railways, explore historic sites and more at, Rosendal, Eidfjord, Flåm, and Stavanger.

From £1,099pp

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Scenic Views of Norway's Iconic Fjords

Scenic Views of Norway's Iconic Fjords

Departs: Southampton • Thu 12 Aug 2021
8 nights • Braemar • M2120

  • Discover some of the fjordland’s most spellbinding scenes, as Braemar diverts away from well-travelled coastal routes and straight into inspirational, size-restricted waterways.
  • Marvel at the twists, turns and narrowing, soaring shores of Nærøyfjord; admire the beautiful, orchard-rich landscapes of Hardangerfjord; and enjoy a rare transit of the picturesque Karmsund strait.
  • Uncover plenty of highlights ashore, visiting Flåm, Eidfjord, Bergen and Stavanger, such as the famous Flåmsbana Railway, breathtaking Vøringsfossen waterfall and iconic Bryggen Wharf.

From £1,199pp

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Norwegian White Christmas

Norwegian White Christmas

Departs: Southampton • Mon 20 Dec 2021
15 nights • Bolette • T2130

  • Immerse yourself in the wintertime scenes and experience magical Christmas and New Year celebrations in Norway, and ensure your festive season is simply unforgettable.
  • Enjoy a memorable Christmas with all the trimmings on Bolette; seek-out the Northern Lights in Alta on Boxing Day; and see-in 2022 in style in beautiful Bergen.
  • You can explore the unique ‘Blue Town’ of Sortland; create your own Arctic art at the handcrafted Sorrisniva Ice Hotel; and much more too.

From £2,599pp

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