Southern Norway Dream Fjords onboard Vasco de Gama departing Bremerhaven, Germany, 7 September 2021, 8 nights from £889
With only 1220 passengers, the Vasco da Gama combines beautiful, contemporary décor with a more traditional cruise style. There are 120 spacious superior and premium balcony cabins and 29 de-luxe balcony suites including an impressive Royal Penthouse Suite. A majority of twin bedded cabins convert to double bed cabins and a limited number also have inter-connecting doors, ideal for family groups.
The facilities on board Vasco da Gama are impressive with a choice of six restaurants, five lounge bars, a pool bar and four entertainment venues each with its own individual style. She offers a casino, library, card room and shopping galleria plus extensive deck areas, two swimming pools (one of which has a retractable roof), sports courts, spa amenities and a gym.
The Vasco da Gama has great entertainment on board, from show teams to pianists to disco. Why not start your evening with a pre-dinner drink and enjoy some of your favourite melodies? The resident musicians invite you to sit back, relax and enjoy conversation with new friends about another wonderful day ashore.
Please note that the Vasco da Gama cruises are sold primarily to the German market and therefore the majority of passengers onboard will be German. The crew onboard the Vasco da Gama speak German and English and you will be provided with English menus and a printed daily programme in English informing you of the days events onboard the ship and port information.
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|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, however, the pleasant feeling of being in a small town arises. Seven surrounding mountains form a beautiful backdrop and a cable car ride to the city mountain Fløien promises great panoramic views of mountains and the Norwegian coastline with its many skerries. The colorful quay promenade in Old Town Bryggen is the face of mountains. The typical gabled houses made of wood were once the home and workplace of the Hanseatic merchants. Today there are shops selling handicrafts and traditional souvenirs.|
|The roots of the tiny village of Hellesylt, which lies at the head of the Sunnylvsfjord, go back to the Vikings. Its living history is closely linked to tourism. Since the first hotel was built here in 1875, Hellesylt welcomed members of the royal family as well as celebrated personalities from culture and the arts, including Henrik Ibsen, who drew inspiration for his drama brand from the spectacular landscape around Hellesylt. The town center is divided into two parts by a river with a rushing waterfall. The village is the starting point to experience the extraordinarily beautiful landscape sceneries of the Geirangerfjord. The excursions offered lead to some of the greatest mountain and fjord regions Norway has to offer.|
|Around 1800, the small farming village of Geiranger was relatively isolated from the outside world, but has now become one of Norway’s most popular vacation spots. Behind the place at the end of the fascinating Geirangerfjord there is a magnificent and impressive mountain scenery. Steep mountain roads wind up to dizzying heights and reveal panoramic views that are literally breathtaking. Snow-capped mountain peaks, wildly 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 down in the valley.|
|The southernmost of the three short arms of the inner north fjord ends in Olden. The charming place lies between neat farms on gently rising, fertile slopes, which become steeper and steeper further up and merge into densely overgrown, rough mountain peaks. The beautiful Oldendalen valley runs from the village between towering mountains to the edge of the mighty Jostedals glacier. The Briksdal Glacier is one of the most accessible glacier tongues on the Jostedalsbreen. The creeping, furrowed arm made of ice is visited on the excursions offered from Olden, alongside magnificent waterfalls, glacier-fed rivers and beautiful mountain lakes.|
|Surrounded by majestic mountains, the tiny village of Flåm with around 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 steamships, which brought English and German passengers, including European nobility, to salmon fishing on the Flåm River. Today’s visitors are drawn to the opportunity to ride on one of the steepest and most spectacular rail routes in the world. The Flåm Railway is considered a masterpiece of engineering and winds up the steep slopes of the Flåm Valley in the middle of one of Norway’s most breathtaking mountain scenes.|
|Located at the end of a side arm of the beautiful Hardangerfjord, Eidfjord scores with the impressive mountains that rise up to 1,900 meters in the immediate vicinity. The small town is the gateway to Hardangervidda, the largest high mountain plateau in Europe and Norway’s largest national park. Just a short walk from the center of town you will find graves from the Iron Age and the Viking era next to the road. The old church in Eidfjord dates from 1309. The great waterfall Vøringfossen, which is not far away, is one of Norway’s popular natural spectacles and is the destination of an optional excursion in connection with a visit to the amazing Sysen dam.|
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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.
Ship is at anchor, ashore by tender boat.
* Technical stop, guests can not go ashore
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