Norwegian Fjords Cruise
Set sail aboard one of three French ships for a Norwegian fjords cruise. Take in the dizzying cliff faces sculpted by the wind and the sea. Explore the Viking-founded Bergen, famous for its rich historic past, and the Norwegian capital of Oslo, a city with unique energy.
On the main (and reverse) 8- or 9-day Norwegian Fjords itinerary, take in the small town of Alesund with its magnificent examples of Art Nouveau architecture. View the Geiranger Fjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the village of Hellesylt with its beautiful waterfall. Admire the magnificent Briksdal glacier from the charming village of Olden, home to one of the last ice caps in Europe. Enjoy Arendal and its canals. And call at Gothenburg, Sweden’s main port with pretty canals, cultural treasures and emblematic districts.
The 8-day Scottish Isles & Norwegian Fjords Voyage – with Smithsonian Journeys itinerary briefly cruises the Norwegian fjords before crossing the North Atlantic Ocean to discover the highlights of offshore northern Scottish islands and Scotland’s west coast, ending in Glasgow (or reverse); a 10-day version adds a unique sailing along Skye Bridge. This itinerary is tailored for English-speaking travelers who want to engage with the world. These voyages uniquely include transfers to and from the ship, talks and discussions aboard ship by world-class experts, and a shore excursion or activity in each port of call that encourages guests to embrace the sights, sounds, tastes and smells of the local environment and culture. Look for the themed icon in the Rates and Dates table below.
The 10-day Ancient Traditions & Norwegian Fjords itinerary mostly cruises Norway but spends more time at sea and uniquely ends in Copenhagen, Denmark. The 11-day Nordic Discoveries & Traditions itinerary conveniently operates round-trip from Tromso and uniquely visits Hammerfest, considered the northernmost town in the world, and Honningsvag, the northernmost point in Europe. The 12-day Fjords & Spitsbergen itinerary uniquely crosses the Barents Sea to explore southwestern Spitsbergen. In the land at the end of the world, millennial glaciers, steely mountains and spectacular fjords form the backdrop for whales, arctic foxes, walruses and the kings of their realm, polar bears.
Three luxury French vessels operate this Norwegian fjords cruise: 264-guest Le Boreal and 180-guest Le Bellot and Le Dumont D’Urville. Enjoy refined and attentive service, a plethora of onboard activities and unrivaled elegance. Appreciate understated sophistication, an international feel and top-notch guides aboard these ships. Identical ships Le Bellot and Le Dumont D’Urville feature 100% private balconies or terraces, innovative equipment, elegantly designed guest accommodations, welcoming lounge areas that open to the outside and the Blue Eye underwater lounge–a multi-sensory space in the ship’s hull featuring hydrophones, expansive underwater views and other amenities that create the feeling of being underwater beside the marine life that the ship is sailing past. On all three ships, a variety of onboard activities engage guests while underway.