Fjord Near Bergen
3
May
2018

Fred Olsen Balmoral Norwegian Fjords Mini Cruise – 3rd May 2018

The Norwegian Fjords are closer than you think. This five-night mini cruise is a perfect excuse to see them for yourself.

Spanning the weekend, this Fred. Olsen cruise to Norway sails from Newcastle and combines a couple of ports of call with some scenic cruising along beautiful fjords.

Cruise ship

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About this cruise

On Thursday 3rd May 2018 you'll eagerly head to the International Passenger Terminal in North Shields, Newcastle, to board the lovely Balmoral. I loved my time on board this small ship and found plenty of spaces to gaze outside, making this the ideal ship to navigate the Norwegian Fjords. You'll have some time to explore the ship before embarking on this fantastic itinerary.

Friday is spent partly at sea and partly cruising through Lysefjord. A size restriction means only smaller ships can safely navigate their way along this fjord. Cameras at the ready!

You'll be refreshed and ready to stretch your legs on Saturday as you dock in the Hanseatic city of Bergen. Tour the museums, take in the sights of the colourful timber houses as you walk along the cobbled streets, or browse the shops lining the main streets. This is a city that's just as pretty as the fjords you are sailing.

Sunday's port of call is the tiny but picturesque village of Eidfjord which is nestled within the breathtaking Hardangerfjord. If you can, check out the Voringfossen Waterfall.

You might be tempted to enjoy dinner and a show onboard that evening, but try and tear yourself away as you'll cruise through Hardangerfjord, Maurangerfjord, and Furebergfossen late on Sunday night.

A day at sea on Monday is your last chance on this cruise to relax, unwind, and enjoy the entertainment laid on by the ship's staff. For on Tuesday Morning, you'll arrive back in Newcastle where you're memorable cruise will draw to a close.

(Photo credit to Crazygoat)

The Route

The itinerary for this mini cruise is:

DayDatePortWhen
1Thursday 3rd May 2018NewcastleLate afternoon
2Friday 4th May 2018Day at seaAll day
3Saturday 5th May 2018BergenEarly morning to late night
4Sunday 6th May 2018EidfjordEarly morning to late afternoon
5Monday 7th May 2018Day at seaAll day
6Tuesday 8th May 2018NewcastleEarly morning

Why choose this taster cruise?

  • 5 nights on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines' biggest small ship, Balmoral
  • Voyage L1809 departs on Thursday 3rd May 2018
  • Sail round-trip from Newcastle
  • Enjoy calls to Bergen and Eidfjord together with scenic cruising along three beautiful fjords

So you know, the map above shows point-to-point lines which may cross land. Don't worry, your cruise ship will not sprout legs and run across dry land. Instead it's water all the way! Mapping is approximate, and the scheduled times are estimates. Your trip is subject to change as, occasionally, operators have to alter itineraries due to bad weather or unforeseen events.

The Price

Cruise ship

Oh no, the ship has sailed on this cruise

Sorry, the ship has sailed on this mini cruise and I'm sure it was a blast! Never mind though, there are plenty more mini cruises to choose from.

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