Cruise Dialysis

Spitzbergen & Norway onboard Astor sailing from Bremerhaven, 24 July 2020, 14 nights from £2157

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.

Please note that the Astor is sold primarily to the German market and therefore the majority of passengers onboard will be German.  The crew onboard the Astor 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.  The onboard evening entertainment usually consists of various singing and dancing shows suitable for all nationalities.

Itinerary

DATE PORT ARRIVALS DEPARTURE
24/7/20 Bremerhaven (Germany) 17:00
25/7/20 Rest at sea
26/7/20 Country by launch or tenderVik (Norway) 06:30 07:30
27/7/20 Rest at sea
28/7/20 Country by launch or tenderSvolvaer, Lofoten (Norway) 12:30 18:00
The largest city of Lofoten, Svolvær with its 4,000 inhabitants, is located in the southeast of the island Austvågøy on Vestfjord. The city has a vibrant art scene with many studios and galleries, as well as the arts center and the Kunstnerhuset, where artists from all over the world can live and work. The landmark of Svolvær is the striking Svolværgeita rock spire on Mount Fløya, reminiscent of the horns of a goat.
Lofoten is one of Norway’s most awesome and magnificent landscapes. Explore the land of jagged mountain peaks, sheltered coves and dramatic shores scattered with quaint fishing villages and traditional Rorbuer huts. The archipelago is home to large bird populations and has a rich and fascinating Viking heritage.
29/7/20 Passage North Cape
30/7/20 Honningsvåg, North Cape (Norway) 01:00
Despite the fact that the Norwegian law states that a city must have 5,000 inhabitants 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 excursions to the dramatic North Cape, where the monumental 307 meter high cliff plunges vertically from a rocky plateau into the Atlantic Ocean. It is here at the northernmost point of Europe, and between the North Cape and the North Pole is only the endless Arctic sea.
31/7/20 Selection of the following passages depending on the weather and ice conditions: Isfjord, Trygghavna, Ymerbukta, Nordfjord, Adventfjord
08/01/20 Barentsburg, Spitsbergen (Norway) 08:00 15:00
08/02/20 Rest at sea
08/03/20 Rest at sea
08/04/20 Alesund (Norway) 07:30 08:30
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 oriels 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 stretching out into the open sea. 418 steps lead from the city park to the top of Askla Mountain, which offers magnificent 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.
08/05/20 Stavanger (Norway) 11:30 17:30
In modern times, Stavanger is considered the oil capital of Norway. It is a lively, modern city with the old town Gamle Stavanger. The picturesque old part of Stavanger has gently sloping cobblestone streets lined with small, white wooden houses built at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th century. The Anglo-Norman cathedral dates back to 1125, the official founding year of Stavanger. One of the most popular trips from Norway’s fourth largest city is the visit of an Iron Age farmstead at Ullanhaug. This reveals fascinating insights into the life of this area about 1,500 years ago.
08/06/20 Rest at sea
08/07/20 Kiel (Germany) 10:30

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.

Anchor iconShip is at anchor, ashore by tender boat
* Technical stop, guests can not go ashore

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Testimonials

  • Just wanted to say thank you, the ladies really enjoyed their holiday in fact one was crying and did not want to come home. They had a great time. Thank you for your help and patience .

    Ms J Mitchell
  • Thank you for planning an excellent holiday which we thoroughly enjoyed – wish it was for another 3 days. The dialysis worked very well as we were a bit apprehensive for the first time Celebrity was great, our first time.

    Mrs N Rahim
  • Just a note to say how enjoyable the Rhine cruise was. The dialysis was both caring and sociable.

    Mr R Ward
  • Just wanted to say many thanks for the Cruise. We had a fantastic time.

    Mr P McGouran
  • “I do wish to thank you, the Charge Nurse and the rest of your dialysis team. You’re doing a great service to those in need of it and who are keen to travel at the same time.  Your variety of ocean and river cruises gives all those who may be interested a wide choice of styles and destinations, while at the same time being able to rely on professional care and service in dialysis needs. Keep up the good work. Thank you once again”

    Mr Dominic Yau