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Scenic Norway & Celebrations 15th May 2017 • 9 nights • Sails from Dover • Balmoral • CRUISE ID: L1709 Immerse yourself in Fred.’s proud heritage as you visit Stavanger in time for the Norway National Day celebrations. This is followed by beautiful scenic cruising – much of which is only made possible by Balmoral’s smaller size. And with chances to sample local delicacies in Ulvik and Bergen, cycle down the mountain in Flåm, and explore pretty Geiranger, each day is sure to be as memorable as the last. There’s inspirational scenery wherever you look, from towering mountains to shimmering waterfalls, and magical glaciers to idyllic orchards. Flåm, Aurlandsfjord, Norway Flåm is a delightful, unspoilt treasure, with quaint orchards, cottages and farmland surrounding the spellbinding waterfront. The views are nothing short of magical, whether you’re standing at the Stegastein Lookout or admiring the mighty waterfalls, Tvinde and Kjosfossen. And don’t miss the magnificent Flåm Railway, a 20km-long spiralling sensation with an abundance of photo opportunities along the way. «RECOMMENDED EXPERIENCE Have your camera at the ready as you journey up high into the mountains on the worldfamous Flåm Railway, on our popular ‘Norway in a Nutshell’ tour. Cruising Nærøyfjord to Dyrdal The Nærøyfjord has been rated joint top in National Geographic’s list of natural heritage sites worldwide: evidence enough that you’re in for something special. The passage through is one of the most dramatic in Europe; each twist and turn gives the impression of heading towards a dead end, which opens up as you turn each corner. Olden, Nordfjord, Norway Both charming and incredibly beautiful, the village of Olden is a springboard for discovery. It’s the gateway to the astonishing Jostedalen Glacier and its famous branch, Briksdal, as well as the stunning Lovatnet Lake and Olden Church, built in 1759. All this means you’ll never be far from a fantastic photo opportunity. From only £999 per person Stavanger, Norway A former European Capital of Culture, Stavanger proudly flaunts its rich history. Wander round the Old Town, Gamle Stavanger, taking in the impressive Cathedral; visit the Three Swords monument; explore the Maritime Museum; discover the tropical Flor & Fjære gardens on Sør-Hidle Island; and be sure to immerse yourself in the annual Norway National Day celebrations – an event this call has been specially timed to witness. Cruising Lysefjord (Pulpit Rock & Kjerag Boulder) As you make the unforgettable journey along the Lysefjord, only accessible to smaller ships like those in the Fred. Olsen fleet, you’ll be running out of superlatives to describe the incredible scenery that presents itself before you. Look out for the unmistakable Pulpit Rock, a flat-topped cliff with a 604-metre plummet into the fjord below – that’s twice as high as the Shard in London – and the fascinating Kjerag Boulder. Intriguingly wedged in a mountain crevice, this rock has become a popular spot for brave (or foolhardy) tourists to have their photo taken. Ulvik, Hardangerfjord, Norway Delicately positioned amongst blossoming flowers, dominant mountains and glorious orchards, and affording spectacular views of the Ulvikafjord, Ulvik makes for a good photo without even trying. The stunning surroundings lend themselves perfectly to cycling or hiking, while a trip to the Hardanger Juice and Cider Factory is your unmissable chance to sample the finest local food and drink the region has to offer. Cruising Hardangerfjord Sail along the breathtaking Hardangerfjord. Known as ‘Queen of the Fjords’, it was voted by Norwegians as a top 10 fjord experience. Seven Sisters Waterfall Geiranger Geirangerfjord Nordfjord Olden Flåm Nærøyfjord Bergen Ulvik Ulvikafjord Hardangerfjord Stavanger Lysefjord (Pulpit Rock & Kjerag Boulder) To/from Dover Single friendly: We will always offer an Ocean View Twin Room at a reduced price for sole occupancy. Please call for details. Special Event Norwegian Fjords Upgrade prices per person, per night from > Ocean View Room: £23 | Balcony Room: £100 | Suite: £123 | Single Rooms from > £1,699 Prices are correct at time of going to print, but may change at any time. Call for latest prices. 178 Date Arrive Depart Destination MAY 2017 Mon 15 PM Dover Tue 16 Cruising Wed 17 early am late pm Stavanger, Norway Wed 17 late pm late night Cruising Lysefjord (Pulpit Rock & Kjerag Boulder) Thu 18 early am early pm Ulvik, Hardangerfjord, Norway D Thu 18 early pm early pm Cruising Ulvikafjord Thu 18 early pm late pm Cruising Hardangerfjord Fri 19 early am late pm Flåm, Aurlandsfjord, Norway Fri 19 late pm late night Cruising Nærøyfjord to Dyrdal Sat 20 early am late pm Olden, Nordfjord, Norway Sat 20 late pm late night Cruising Nordfjord Sun 21 early am late pm Geiranger, Geirangerfjord, Norway Sun 21 late pm late pm Cruising by Seven Sisters Waterfall Sun 21 late pm late night Cruising Geirangerfjord Mon 22 early am early pm Bergen, Norway Tue 23 Cruising Wed 24 AM Dover D Anchor Port Visit fredolsencruises.com, contact your travel agent or call 0800 0355 105


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