Cruise Dialysis

Norway & North Cape onboard Astor sailing from Bremerhaven, Germany, 26 May 2019, 12 nights

Carrying only 600 passengers, the Astor provides guests with an intimate environment ideal for relaxation.

Carrying only 600 passengers, the Astor provides guests with an intimate environment ideal for relaxation. With fine cuisine, high class entertainment, comfortable lounges and accommodation, the philosophy of the crew onboard is simply to ensure your voyage is an outstanding and memorable experience.

Itinerary

DATE PORT ARRIVALS DEPARTURE
26/5/19 Bremerhaven (Germany) 17:00
27/5/19 Rest at sea
28/5/19 Country by launch or tenderVik (Norway) 6.30 7.30
28/5/19 Country by launch or tenderFlåm (Norway) 12:00 18:00
Surrounded by majestically towering mountains, the tiny village of Flåm with its approximately 500 inhabitants nestles at the end of the Aurlandsfjord, the innermost arm of the mighty Sognefjord. Its popularity as a holiday destination began in the late 19th century with the arrival of steamboats, which brought English and German passengers, including European nobility, to salmon fishing on the Flåm River. Today’s visitors are attracted by the opportunity to ride on one of the steepest and most spectacular railways in the world. The Flåm Railway is considered a masterpiece of engineering and zigzags up the steep slopes of the Flåm Valley in the middle of one of Norway’s most breathtaking mountain scenery.
29/5/19 Rest at sea
30/5/19 Country by launch or tenderSvolvaer, Lofoten Islands (Norway) 13:00 19:00
30/5/19 Cruising in the Trollfjord (Norway)
31/5/19 North Cape, Honningsvåg (Norway) 8:00 pm
Despite the fact that the Norwegian law states that a city must have 5,000 inhabitants in order to call itself a city, the small municipality Honningsvåg with its 2,500 souls was granted city rights in 1996. Thus, Honningsvåg rose to one of the smallest cities in the country. It is located on the southeast side of the island Magerøya in the Barents Sea. The city is known as a starting point for trips to the dramatic North Cape, where the monumental 307 meter high cliff plunges vertically from a rocky plateau into the Atlantic Ocean. It is located here at the northernmost point of Europe, and between the North Cape and the North Pole is only the endless Arctic sea.
06/01/19 North Cape, Honningsvåg (Norway) 12:30
Despite the fact that the Norwegian law states that a city must have 5,000 inhabitants in order to call itself a city, the small municipality Honningsvåg with its 2,500 souls was granted city rights in 1996. Thus, Honningsvåg rose to one of the smallest cities in the country. It is located on the southeast side of the island Magerøya in the Barents Sea. The city is known as a starting point for trips to the dramatic North Cape, where the monumental 307 meter high cliff plunges vertically from a rocky plateau into the Atlantic Ocean. It is located here at the northernmost point of Europe, and between the North Cape and the North Pole is only the endless Arctic sea.
06/01/19 Tromso (Norway) 14:00 18:00
Not surprisingly, most of the attractions of a city that is almost 350 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle carry the additional title of “the world’s northernmost”. So Tromsø, the capital of the Arctic, not only the northernmost university, cathedral and brewery her own but also owns the northernmost botanical garden in the world. A cable car leads to the top of the Storsteinen and offers fantastic views of the beautiful and lively city. It extends to two islands and the mainland, which are connected by bridges and tunnels. The Polar Museum is only one of Tromsø’s outstanding museums, and the extraordinary Arctic Cathedral is undoubtedly a highlight.
06/02/19 Rest at sea
06/03/19 Alesund (Norway) 08:45 13:00
In 1904, a catastrophic conflagration raged in Ålesund and left nothing but ashes. Then the city was rebuilt in the Art Nouveau style, incidentally with support from Germany, the then current architecture direction. Buildings with bay windows and turrets and facades with romantic, medieval ornaments give Ålesund its very own ancient charm. It is not without reason that it is regarded as the prettiest city in Norway and extends on a series of islands that stretch out into the open sea. From the city park, 418 steps lead up to the summit of Askla Mountain, which offers great views of Ålesund. In the lavishly designed building of the former Schwanenapotheke, the Art Nouveau Center delights with insights into the unique architectural heritage of the city.
06/03/19 Passage Stor- and Sunnylvsfjord (Norway)
06/03/19 Passage Geirangerfjord (Norway)
06/03/19 Country by launch or tenderGeiranger (Norway) 18:00 18:30
Around 1800, the small farming village Geiranger was relatively isolated from the outside world, but meanwhile it has become one of Norway’s most popular tourist destinations. Behind the village at the end of the fascinatingly beautiful Geirangerfjord there rises a magnificent and impressive mountain scenery. Steep mountain roads wind up to dizzying heights, revealing panoramic views that are truly breathtaking in the truest sense of the word. Snow capped mountain peaks, wild falling waterfalls, lush green valleys and dramatic gorges stretch as far as the eye can see and are reflected in the smooth, calm surface of the incredible Geirangerfjord deep in the valley below.
06/04/19 Passage Hardangerfjord (Norway)
06/04/19 Bergen (Norway) 12:00 8:00 pm
Norway’s second largest city is also known as the gateway to the fjords. With a population of less than a quarter of a million people, but rather the pleasant feeling of being in a small town. Seven surrounding mountains form a beautiful backdrop and a cable car ride up to the city mountain Fløien promises magnificent panoramic views of Bergen and the Norwegian coastline with its many skerries. The colorful quay promenade of Bryggen Old Town is the face of Bergen. The typical wooden gabled houses were once the home and workplace of Hanseatic merchants. Today, shops are located here selling handicrafts and traditional souvenirs.
06/05/19 Stavanger (Norway) 08:00 18:00
06/06/19 Rest at sea
07/06/19 Bremerhaven (Germany) 09:00

Note: In case of bad weather or sea conditions that prevent the ship from reaching a planned port, alternative arrangements will be made as far as possible.

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Testimonials

  • We had a lovely holiday and have lots of pictures to remind us of where we went – they are on my screensaver already and are a very enjoyable reminder.  As you know I love these holidays. I am really grateful that I could have a holiday while on dialysis – it is so lovely to get away from home for more than a night!

    Mrs L Osborn
  • I’d just like to thank you and your professional Dialysis Team for making my first ever cruise experience so wonderful.  Starting from the time of booking, through the worst parts – waiting for the departure date to come around, right through until disembarkation.

    The paperwork, though comprehensive was clear and easy for myself and my home clinic nurses to complete, and your advice on what to pack for the expectations of the cruise liner took that stress away.

    It was good to meet everyone in your team and my compatriots for treatment so soon after embarkation and everything always felt like it was no problem and easily handled.  The dialysis team was totally professional at all times, but that was also complimented by their personalities which meant time on dialysis went quite quickly chatting etc.  The Nephrologist was extremely thorough at all times but was also quite amusing in her own way.  The Charge Nurse was a wealth of experience and definitely the glue bonding the team together and always available for everyone at all times.  The two nurses providing support were effective team players and knew their stuff.

    Being an accompanied cruise meant there was always someone about if you wanted a chat even on the excellent inclusive shore trips.  It was good to see the planning that went in to arranging dialysis sessions around these activities and the team were always looking to be flexible on start stop times.

    I will do this again in the future, need to save up a bit first, but would recommend it to anyone.  Thanks for a wonderful holiday.

    Mr K Summerhayes
  • I wanted to tell you that it was a wonderful cruise and thank you for all the efforts you have had in respect to the dialyses.  Everything was working at the full satisfaction.

    Mr J Steinmann
  • Just a quick email to thank you very much for all your help with organising our Canary Island Cruise and dialysis on board for my mum.  Everything ran smoothly and the dialysis staff were excellent, friendly, professional and a pleasure to meet.  Hopefully we will be able to travel again using your excellent dialysis at sea service.

    Ms C Sharratt
  • I want to let you know we really enjoyed the holiday, the ship was very good and the dialysis went well.

    Mrs S Platt