Western Norway is a treasure trove of natural wonders – millions of years of glacial activity has created a uniquely spectacular coastline intricately carved by thousands of the world’s deepest, narrowest and most beautiful fjords, penetrating far into the country’s mountainous, snow-swept interior. A splendid cruise ship such as Fred. Olsen’s Balmoral presents the perfect vantage point for admiring these awe-inspiring miracles of nature, with their dramatic sheer cliffs and plunging waterfalls, affording time both to unwind and to explore delightful ports of call such as Bergen, Olden and Flåm, from which the world famous mountain railway begins its ascent.
9 days from £929 per person
A magnificent opportunity to visit some of the finest scenery in the Norwegian fjords. Sailing from Dover aboard Boudicca, this splendid itinerary takes you firstly through the beautiful Lysefjord, taking in the famous Pulpit Rock and Langfoss Waterfall. Then, as you sail aboard the smaller-sized vessel of Boudicca, many less accessible fjords can be explored. Continue to picturesque Olden, from where you can visit Geirangerfjord, before reaching Flåm, in the Sognefjord and the starting point for the magnificent Flåm Railway. Conclude in picturesque Bergen, where you can explore the 900-year-old Bryggen Wharf.
8 days from £1049 per person
Witness the colourful cultures of Spain and the Mediterranean, beginning with a four-night stay in Malaga, an ideal base from which to visit the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar and Granada’s stunning Moorish wonder of the Alhambra Palace – the only medieval Arab palace in existence. From Malaga, board Norwegian Spirit, for a ten-night full board cruise to discover Barcelona, another of Spain’s beautiful cities, and then Morocco, for a brief visit to Casablanca to perhaps see the Hassan II Mosque and the tallest minaret in the world. Onwards to two of the seven of the Canary Island archipelago – Tenerife and Lanzarote. Their striking volcanic scenery fascinates, before Norwegian Spirit returns to Malaga.
14 days from £1299 per person
Waterways of Northern Europe Overview Depart Easter weekend, sailing from the port of Harwich toward the cities of Hamburg, Amsterdam and Antwerp. Each destination offers a generous mix of vibrant city centres, colourful architecture, quaint shops and riverside cafés. A variety of optional shore excursions are available to ensure each stay, including three overnight stops, allows you to make the most of your time. From fine art to fine chocolate, it will also be the perfect opportunity to purchase or taste some of the world’s most delicious Easter eggs!
8 days from £819 per person
These special departures travel to and from Amsterdam by coach – perfect for those who prefer not to fly, or simply enjoy a more leisurely mode of travel. Your cruise will take in all aspects that may be expected from a visit to Holland; a village of windmills, Keukenhof Gardens – home to one of the largest arrays of beautiful flowers including the famous tulip, the fishing village of Volendam and the 17th century narrow waterways and canals of Amsterdam. Your cruise concludes with a free afternoon in this interesting city, allowing you to absorb the eclectic atmosphere at your own pace.
6 days from £1079 per person
Hilltop castles look on, as you sail along serene waters between magnificent medieval towns of Germany, on this week-long cruise aboard the exclusively-chartered MS Arlene. Take in the beautiful views from the tranquil water and from the verdant mountain sides, as ancient footpaths and cable cars lead us to up through stunning towns and cities.
7 days from £999 per person