Roadmark Travel is pleased to offer this magnificent voyage with no-fly cruise specialists, Cruise and Maritime Voyages, on board their flagship Columbus. Sail into peaceful fjords where steep, tree covered slopes rise up to snow-capped mountains, and majestic waterfalls cascade to the rocks below. Experience the breath taking Fjordland scenery, explore the quaint charm of country villages, choose from a wide choice of shore excursions, and walk through the history of old Bergen. This will be an experience you will remember for years to come.
Includes door-to-door transfers to and from London Tilbury from selected postcodes only
Deposit £150 pp
Passport and Travel Insurance required
Please note that the price does not include any shore excursions from the ship. Approximately six weeks before departure you will be sent details of the excursions that are available
Subject to a minimum number of bookings, the cruise will be accompanied by a Roadmark Travel Courier
Day 1 - Friday
A taxi will pick you up from your home* and take you to the coach. Travel to Tilbury to embark the impressive Columbus cruise ship.D
Day 2 - Saturday
We arrive in Rotterdam in the morning and have until early afternoon to explore this city of modern architecture and delightful culture with a whole host of attractions. Rotterdam is divided north and south by the River Nieuwe Maas with the city centre located on the northern bank of the River. Built mostly behind dykes, large parts of Rotterdam are below sea level. Over the centuries, Rotterdam has grown from a fishing village into an international centre of trade. From Rotterdam choose to take an optional tour to Delft & The Hague or the UNESCO World Heritage site of Kinderdijk.B, L, D
Day 3 - Sunday
Today we will be at sea making our way towards NorwayB, L, D
Day 4 - Monday
We will be cruising the beautiful Sognefjord before arriving in Flåm. Surrounded by towering mountains, the tiny village of Flåm, with some 500 inhabitants, nestles at the head of Aurlandsfjord, the innermost arm of the Sognefjord. Its popularity as a tourist destination began in the late 19th century with the arrival of steamships carrying English and German passengers including Europe's royals attracted by the salmon fishing in the Flåm River. Today's visitors are drawn to Flåm for a chance to ride on one of the world's steepest and most spectacular railways. A masterpiece of engineering, Flåm Railway twists and turns through the steep-sided Flåm Valley amidst some of Norway's most breath-taking mountain scenery.B, L, D
Day 5 - Tuesday
Today we will arrive in Bergen. Known as the 'Gateway to the Fjords', Bergen is Norway's second largest city. Yet with a population of less than a quarter of a million, it has the feel of a small town. It is beautifully sited against a backdrop of seven mountains, and the funicular ride to the summit of Mount Fløien affords panoramic views of Bergen and Norway's attractive coastline. Overlooking the harbour, the colourful Bryggen wharf is the face of Bergen. The characteristic wooden gabled buildings were once the home and offices of Hanseatic merchants but today house shops selling crafts and traditional souvenirs.B, L, D
Day 6 - Wednesday
After cruising Hardanger Fjord, we will arrive in Eidfjord. Lying at the end of a tributary of the beautiful Hardangerfjord, Eidfjord is surrounded by mountains up to 1,900 metres high. The small town is the gateway to Hardangervidda, which is the largest high mountain plateau in Europe and Norway's largest national park. A short walk from the village centre there are graves by the roadside dating back to the Iron Age and Viking eras. The 'old' church in Eidfjord was built in 1309. Nearby, the stunning Vøringfossen waterfall is one of Norway's most popular natural attractions and features in optional excursions along with the amazing Sysen Dam.B, L, D
Day 7 - Thursday
Today we will be at sea cruising back to Tilbury.B, L, D
Day 8 - Friday
We arrive back in Tilbury in the morning, and the Roadmark coach will bring us back to Sussex. Taxis will be waiting to take us home to the door.
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
THE SHIP COLUMBUS
Columbus is a small to mid-size cruise ship carrying about 1400 guests. She offers spacious surroundings and friendly service with stylish entertainment and delicious cuisine. With a draft of 8.20 metres and overall length of nearly 250 metres, Columbus was purpose built for deep sea ocean cruising. The ship underwent an extensive refit in August 2015 and was upgraded further in 2017.
Columbus is the perfect choice for those looking for the ultimate experience and comfort. Offering a wide range of on-board experiences including seven different lounges and bars, two speciality coffee and tea shops, and two deck bars, the ship gives guests ample choice to tailor their leisure time around their preferences. You will never be short of things to do, as the Dome Observatory, Nightclub and Palladium Show Lounge host nightly performances by the talented Columbus show team and guest stars. There is even a large floor for ballroom dancing!
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