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.
|25/7/20||Rest at sea||–||–|
|27/7/20||Rest at sea||–||–|
|28/7/20||Svolvaer, 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||–||–|
|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.|
|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||–||–|
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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