Where you'll be going..........

Day 1 - Newcastle, England - Early Evening

  • Renowed for it's diverse range of cultures, impressive architecture, welcoming atmosphere and exciting attractions, Newcastle is an increasingly popular tourist destination and when you see the stunning bridges that cross the River Tyne, take advantage of the fantastic shopping on offer and sample the famous Geordie spirit, you'll quickly understand why. 
  • With so much to see and do, there's plenty to keep you occupied both within the city centre and a little further afield. Be sure to head down to the riverside to see the world-famous Tyne Bridge and cross the magnificent Millenium Bridge, visit the Metrocentre - Europe's largest indoor shopping and leisure centre - to indulge in a little retail therapy and wander along the city's famous Grey Street - once voted Britain's best street - before heading out into the Northumbrian countryside in search of renowned monuments including the Angel of the North and Hadrian's Wall.

Day 2 - Day Sailing

  • Today is a day of sailing so take some time to relax on the ship 

Day 3 - Trondheim, Norway

  • Founded over a thousand years ago by Viking King Olav Trygvasson, Trondheim was Norway’s first capital city. Its colourful warehouses, charming waterways and wooded hills makes Trondheim one of Norway's most photogenic towns. Sat on the impressive Trondheim Fjord, the city is packed with interesting sights which are easy to navigate on foot, as most of the attractions are located on a small island accessible via a series of walkable bridges.
  • The pride of Trondheim is Nidarosdomen, the world’s northernmost medieval cathedral. The majestic church towers above the city centre and is erected on the site of St. Olav’s grave where medieval pilgrims flocked to worship. Nearby is the Archbishop’s Palace, now a museum displaying artefacts, sculpture and gargoyles, while the Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum has stunning collections of furniture, textiles and jewellery.
  • Ringve Museum is a fascinating music museum in a former manor house and barn. Other museums worth a look include Sverresborg Trøndelag Folk Museum and the unique Sverresborg Ski Museum, which traces the history of skiing in Norway from the 17th century to modern times.
  • Trondheim’s wide streets and semi-pedestrianised heart has some great cafés and restaurants, while Kristiansten Fortress, located on high to the east of the centre, is one of the most popular recreational areas.

Day 4 - Day Sailing

  • Today is a day of sailing so take some time to relax on the ship 

Day 5 - Alta, Norway

  • As one of the best places on earth to witness the Northern Lights in winter, and experience the sensation of the Midnight Sun in summer, Alta is a truly magical destination. Originally inhabited by the indigenous Sami people, the area has a fascinating cultural history. Rock carvings in nearby Hjemmeluft are believed to date from around 4,200 to 500 BC. Now a UNESCO World Heritage site, the carvings on display in the Alta Museum are evidence of the existence of human activity in the far north during prehistoric times.
  • Alta needed rebuilding after World War II, so the buildings of this northern Norwegian port are relatively new; notable architecture includes the Northern Lights Cathedral.  A particular highlight in the winter months is the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel. Everything inside and outside the hotel is made of ice, and is open to visitors from January until it melts away in spring.
  • The head of the Altafjord, where the Altaelva runs through the town, is said to have the best salmon fishing in the world. It’s still possible to see the fish leaping up the river, despite the construction of the 100m Altadammen in the 1970s.

Day 6- TROMSØ, Norway

  • The island city of Tromsø is one of northern Norway’s true delights. Rich with neo-classical architecture, the city known as the ‘Gateway to the Arctic’ contains the largest number of wooden houses in Northern Norway, and its old world charm makes it a joy to explore.
  • A major cultural hub above the Arctic Circle, Tromsø is famed as a viewing point for the colourful Northern Lights that often light up the night sky. The city’s most recognisable landmark is the must-visit Arctic Cathedral. Built in 1965, the cathedral’s distinctive iceberg-shaped design was inspired by the landscapes of Northern Norway and features a beautiful glass mosaic.
  • The many museums and galleries in the city include the Perspektivet Museum – set in a neo-classical building built in 1838 that has exhibits from Tromsø’s past, plus the Art Museum of Northern Norway and the Mack Brewery. Tromsø is also home to Polaria, an Arctic aquarium that is popular with locals and tourists alike. The aquarium’s tanks are full of Arctic fish species, and the friendly bearded seals always delight the visiting crowds.
  • Tromsø, and the stunning landscapes that surround it, are best viewed from the top of the Storsteinen Mountain, which stands 420 metres above sea level. Accessible via cable car, the peak is easy to reach and one of the most popular spots on the edge of the city.

Day 7 - BODØ, Norway

  • The charming town of Bodø is the northernmost point on the stunning Kystriksveien Coastal Route and home to the world's strongest maelstrom, Saltstraumen. The port represents the northern terminus of Norway's railway system, and is ideal for year round bird spotting as it boasts the world’s densest population of sea eagles.
  • The curious experience of the midnight sun from the summit of Mount Ronvikfjellet is a sight to behold, while strolling along Bodø’s chalk-white beach, or enjoying some shopping in the bustling town centre, are popular pastimes.  
  • The majestic stained-glass windows and delicate tapestries within Bodø Cathedral make for a particularly worthwhile trip. Bodø’s historic past can be uncovered by visiting one of the town’s museums, and the Aviation Museum offers a glimpse into Norway’s aviation history. Exhibits include famous aircraft such as the Supermarine Spitfire, Tiger Moth and F-86 Sabre.

Day 8 - Day Sailing

  • Today is a day of sailing so take some time to relax on the ship 

Day 9 - Newcastle, Norway

  • Renowed for it's diverse range of cultures, impressive architecture, welcoming atmosphere and exciting attractions, Newcastle is an increasingly popular tourist destination and when you see the stunning bridges that cross the River Tyne, take advantage of the fantastic shopping on offer and sample the famous Geordie spirit, you'll quickly understand why. 
  • With so much to see and do, there's plenty to keep you occupied both within the city centre and a little further afield. Be sure to head down to the riverside to see the world-famous Tyne Bridge and cross the magnificent Millenium Bridge, visit the Metrocentre - Europe's largest indoor shopping and leisure centre - to indulge in a little retail therapy and wander along the city's famous Grey Street - once voted Britain's best street - before heading out into the Northumbrian countryside in search of renowned monuments including the Angel of the North and Hadrian's Wall.

What's Included...........

  • Comfortable, stylish cabins and suites equipped with a Smart TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, a fridge and individually controlled air conditioning
  • A tempting choice of cuisine every day throughout your cruise – with five-course à la carte dinners, casual breakfast and lunch buffets, late-night snacks and much more
  • Unlimited, self-service tea and coffee available 24hrs at selected venues, complimentary afternoon tea* with sandwiches and cakes, and in-room sandwiches and snacks
  • A full programme of evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, comedy, dancing and live music
  • Full use of on board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and gym
  • A wide choice of engaging on board activities and lectures throughout the day
  • All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)
  • Luggage porterage between your cabin and the drop-off/pick-up point
  • Formal welcome and/or Captain’s Drinks Party and Gala Buffet
 

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