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In Search of the Northern Lights Cruise

  • Departure DateFri 4th Nov 2022
  • Fred Olsen Cruise Lines Balmoral
  • 14 Night Cruise From Dover
  • Cruise Only From £1,399 pp

Itinerary

  • Dover, UK
  • Alesund
  • Narvik
  • Alta
  • Tromso, Norway
  • Molde, Norway
  • Dover, UK

What's Included

  • New Reduced Fare

Highlights

    • Alesund: Head to Fjellstua Viewpoint for sensational views over Alesund, admire the pretty houses and fjords in the distance. 
    • Tromso: Marvel at the stunning Nidarosdomen cathedral, this spectacular piece of architecture is Scandinavia's largest gothic cathedral and a big part of Norwegian history. 

Prices from pp

TypeInteriorOcean ViewBalcony
Sail From UK
£1,399
£1,609
£3,999

Sailing from the UK - cruise based on sailing from Dover, call to discuss transportation options.
Voyage Code: L2230

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Day 1 - Dover, UK

Arrive: Fri 04 November 2022 / Depart: Fri 04 November 2022

Fred Olsens home UK Port

Day 2 - At Sea

Day 3 - At Sea

Day 4 - Alesund

Arrive: Mon 07 November 2022 / Depart: Mon 07 November 2022

Ålesund is Norway’s popular, art-nouveau epic of towers and turrets, ornaments and balconies, steeples and spires. The city’s delightful pedestrianised streets, offer a diverse mix of art galleries, shops and lively cafés, and lead to the 418 steps that climb Mount Aksla. The Fjellstua restaurant and café at the summit is the perfect place to sit and soak up panoramic views of this attractive city, the archipelago, and the Sunnmore Alps. Virtually destroyed by fire in 1904, Ålesund was rebuilt within three years and is regarded widely as one of Europe’s true visual experiences. The port is home to the Jugendstilsenteret – The National Art Nouveau Centre –, which has a well-preserved art nouveau interior and regularly features exhibitions and displays. GATEWAY TO THE FJORDS OF NORTHERN NORWAY Ålesund is the gateway to the iconic northwestern fjords and this seaport is the home base for Norway's largest cod-fishing fleet, which, unsurprisingly, provides the city's visitors with some superb seafood to try.

Day 5 - Cruising Rørvik

Day 5 - Cruising by Torghatten (Hat Mountain)

Day 5 - Cruising Seven Sisters mountain range

Day 5 - Cross Arctic Circle

Day 6 - Narvik

Arrive: Wed 09 November 2022 / Depart: Wed 09 November 2022

Narvik is an incredible Arctic experience where you can enjoy the incredibly wild and dramatic flora and fauna. In the winter you might have the oppurtunity to experience the northern lights, and in the summer enjoy the wildlife as the snow melts away.

Day 7 - Alta

Arrive: Thu 10 November 2022

As one of the best places on earth to witness the Northern Lights in winter, and experience the sensation of the Midnight Sun in summer, Alta is a truly magical destination. Originally inhabited by the indigenous Sami people, the area has a fascinating cultural history. Rock carvings in nearby Hjemmeluft are believed to date from around 4,200 to 500 BC. Now a UNESCO World Heritage site, the carvings on display in the Alta Museum are evidence of the existence of human activity in the far north during prehistoric times. Alta needed rebuilding after World War II, so the buildings of this northern Norwegian port are relatively new; notable architecture includes the Northern Lights Cathedral. A particular highlight in the winter months is the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel. Everything inside and outside the hotel is made of ice, and is open to visitors from January until it melts away in spring. The head of the Altafjord, where the Altaelva runs through the town, is said to have the best salmon fishing in the world. It’s still possible to see the fish leaping up the river, despite the construction of the 100m Altadammen in the 1970s.

Day 8 - Alta

Depart: Fri 11 November 2022

As one of the best places on earth to witness the Northern Lights in winter, and experience the sensation of the Midnight Sun in summer, Alta is a truly magical destination. Originally inhabited by the indigenous Sami people, the area has a fascinating cultural history. Rock carvings in nearby Hjemmeluft are believed to date from around 4,200 to 500 BC. Now a UNESCO World Heritage site, the carvings on display in the Alta Museum are evidence of the existence of human activity in the far north during prehistoric times. Alta needed rebuilding after World War II, so the buildings of this northern Norwegian port are relatively new; notable architecture includes the Northern Lights Cathedral. A particular highlight in the winter months is the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel. Everything inside and outside the hotel is made of ice, and is open to visitors from January until it melts away in spring. The head of the Altafjord, where the Altaelva runs through the town, is said to have the best salmon fishing in the world. It’s still possible to see the fish leaping up the river, despite the construction of the 100m Altadammen in the 1970s.

Day 9 - Tromso, Norway

Arrive: Sat 12 November 2022

The island city of Tromsø is one of northern Norway’s true delights. Rich with neo-classical architecture, the city known as the ‘Gateway to the Arctic’ contains the largest number of wooden houses in Northern Norway, and its old world charm makes it a joy to explore. A major cultural hub above the Arctic Circle, Tromsø is famed as a viewing point for the colourful Northern Lights that often light up the night sky. The city’s most recognisable landmark is the must-visit Arctic Cathedral. Built in 1965, the cathedral’s distinctive iceberg-shaped design was inspired by the landscapes of Northern Norway and features a beautiful glass mosaic. The many museums and galleries in the city include the Perspektivet Museum – set in a neo-classical building built in 1838 that has exhibits from Tromsø’s past, plus the Art Museum of Northern Norway and the Mack Brewery. Tromsø is also home to Polaria, an Arctic aquarium that is popular with locals and tourists alike. The aquarium’s tanks are full of Arctic fish species, and the friendly bearded seals always delight the visiting crowds. Tromsø, and the stunning landscapes that surround it, are best viewed from the top of the Storsteinen Mountain, which stands 420 metres above sea level. Accessible via cable car, the peak is easy to reach and one of the most popular spots on the edge of the city.

Day 10 - Tromso, Norway

Depart: Sun 13 November 2022

The island city of Tromsø is one of northern Norway’s true delights. Rich with neo-classical architecture, the city known as the ‘Gateway to the Arctic’ contains the largest number of wooden houses in Northern Norway, and its old world charm makes it a joy to explore. A major cultural hub above the Arctic Circle, Tromsø is famed as a viewing point for the colourful Northern Lights that often light up the night sky. The city’s most recognisable landmark is the must-visit Arctic Cathedral. Built in 1965, the cathedral’s distinctive iceberg-shaped design was inspired by the landscapes of Northern Norway and features a beautiful glass mosaic. The many museums and galleries in the city include the Perspektivet Museum – set in a neo-classical building built in 1838 that has exhibits from Tromsø’s past, plus the Art Museum of Northern Norway and the Mack Brewery. Tromsø is also home to Polaria, an Arctic aquarium that is popular with locals and tourists alike. The aquarium’s tanks are full of Arctic fish species, and the friendly bearded seals always delight the visiting crowds. Tromsø, and the stunning landscapes that surround it, are best viewed from the top of the Storsteinen Mountain, which stands 420 metres above sea level. Accessible via cable car, the peak is easy to reach and one of the most popular spots on the edge of the city.

Day 11 - At Sea

Day 12 - Molde, Norway

Arrive: Tue 15 November 2022 / Depart: Tue 15 November 2022

Medieval in origin and briefly Norway’s wartime capital, Molde adds a delightful outdoor museum and celebrated jazz festival to the pleasures of its flowering gardens and friendly welcome. Its sheltered position amidst a cluster of islands and peninsulas gives this charming ‘town of roses’ its surprising mild climate.

Day 13 - At Sea

Day 14 - At Sea

Day 15 - Dover, UK

Arrive: Fri 18 November 2022 / Depart: Fri 18 November 2022

When you cruise from Dover with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines you are in for an unforgettable experience from the moment you set sail. After embarking your smaller, friendlier cruise ship, you can settle in on board, relax and watch the iconic white cliffs drift out of view as you sail away from England’s beautiful southeast coast on a memorable voyage featuring some of the world’s greatest destinations. Fred. Olsen’s diverse selection of cruises from Dover include chances to sail breathtaking Norwegian or Greenlandic fjords; journey along picturesque, size-restricted waterways to stunning cities such as Amsterdam, Bordeaux, Hamburg and Stockholm; and go in search of cultural and scenic highlights in the Baltic, or on Italy’s glorious Amalfi Coast. Whatever itinerary you choose, you’ll enjoy a holiday packed with incredible experiences and make memories that will last a lifetime. See below to find your perfect Fred. Olsen cruise from Dover.

Balmoral From Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

Balmoral is named after the Scottish residence of the British Royal Family, and the Scottish theme runs throughout the main dining venues – the Ballindalloch, Avon and Spey – where guests can enjoy tantalising menus prepared by our expert chefs. Featuring 710 well-appointed rooms and suites and a selection of comfortable lounges, bars and inviting public areas, Balmoral provides guests with ample space in which to relax and share a memorable cruise experience with hundreds, not thousands, of fellow travellers. And, as our guests have come to expect, there is always an array of superb entertainment on offer throughout the day, from lectures and hobby classes to live cabaret and comedians, ensuring you can make the most of your time on board. Balmoral is small enough to navigate size-restricted waterways such as the Kiel Canal, providing fantastic scenic cruising opportunities, and retains the warm, intimate and friendly atmosphere that the Fred. Olsen fleet is renowned for.

Ship Cabins

2 Bedded Room

Interior Cabin

Guaranteed Interior Higher

This grade of cabin has an en-suite bathroom with shower, and an interactive television.

Guaranteed Interior Lower

This grade of cabin has an en-suite bathroom with shower, and an interactive television.

Interior Cabin

This room is approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on Main Deck 6 and Atlantic Deck 5. It has a bathroom with shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Interior Cabin

This room is approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on Atlantic Deck 5, Coral Deck 4 & Marina Deck 3 It has a bathroom with shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Interior Higher

Interior Higher

Interior Lower Grade

Interior lower grade cabin

Single Interior Room

These rooms are approximately 130 square feet in size and can be found on Main Deck 6 and Marina Deck 3. They have a bathroom with shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Superior Interior

Our Superior Interior Rooms are approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on Lido Deck 8 and Bridge Deck 9. These rooms have a bathroom with bath and/or shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Please note, rooms 9048, 9056 and 9095 on Bridge Deck have been adapted for use by disabled passengers.

Superior Single Inside Cabin

This room is approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on Bridge Deck 9. It has a bath and/or shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Standard Cabin

Standard Cabin

Wheelchair Adapted

Wheelchair Adapted

Guaranteed Ocean View Higher

This grade of cabin has an en-suite bathroom with shower, and an interactive television.

Guaranteed Ocean View Lower

This grade of cabin has an en-suite bathroom with shower, and an interactive television.

Ocean View Cabin

These rooms are approximately 165 square feet in size, and can be found on Atlantic Deck 5 and Coral Deck 4. They have a picture window and a bathroom with bath and/or shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Ocean View Cabin

This room is approximately 165 square feet in size and can be found on Coral Deck 4. It has a picture window and a bathroom with shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Ocean View Cabin

This room is approximately 165 square feet in size and can be found on Atlantic Deck 5, Coral Deck 4 & Marina Deck 3. It has 2 portholes, bathroom with a shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Ocean View Cabin

Ocean View Cabin Note - Some Cabins may have restricted view.

Ocean View Lower

Ocean View Lower

Single Ocean View

Single Ocean View

Single Ocean View Cabin

This room is approximately 165 square feet in size and can be found on Coral Deck 4. It has a picture window and a bathroom with a shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Please note that some of the K grades have 2 beds, but are sold as Single Ocean View rooms.

Single Ocean View Cabin

This room is approximately 140 square feet in size and can be found on Marina Deck 3. It has a porthole and a bathroom with shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Superior Ocean View Cabin

Around 165 square feet in size, these rooms are located on the Lido Deck 8 and Main Deck 6. Fitted with everything you need for your stay, there’s a picture window too. The bathroom has bath and/or shower, there’s a TV, mini fridge, hairdryer and safe. *Rooms 8073, 8075, 8084 and 8086 on the Lido Deck are wheelchair accessible and have a fully restricted window.

Superior Ocean View Cabin

Located on Atlantic Deck 5. Around 165 square feet, with a picture window; and have a bathroom with a shower or bath. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Superior Ocean View Cabin

This room is approximately 200 square feet in size and can be found on Lido Deck 8. It has a picture window, bathroom with bath and/or shower. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts).

Superior Ocean View Single Cabin

This room is approximately 160 square feet in size and can be found on Lido Deck 8. It has a picture window, a bathroom with bath and/or shower. Facilities include air conditioning, a TV, mini fridge, telephone, safe and hairdryer. All rooms are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Please note rooms 8061 and 8072 have a small balcony.

Balcony Cabin

This cabin is approximately 260 square feet in size, and can be found on Lido Deck 8 and Bridge Deck 9. It has a balcony, bathroom with bath and/or shower. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on cabin balconies

Balcony Cabin

Balcony

Superior Balcony

Superior Balcony

Superior Balcony Cabin

These cabins are approximately 248 square feet in size and can be found on Bridge Deck 9. These cabins have a balcony, bathroom with bath and/or shower. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on cabin balconies.

Balcony Junior Suite

This suite is approximately 279 square feet in size and can be found on Highland Deck 10, Bridge Deck 9 and Lido Deck 8. This suite has a bedroom with a sitting area and a balcony. There is an en-suite bathroom with bath and/or shower. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on cabin balconies. Please note, cabins 8057 and 8059 on Lido deck are equipped for use by disabled passengers.

Balcony Junior Suite

Balcony Junior Suite

Junior Suite

Junior Suite

Marquee Suite

This suite is approximately 472 square feet in size and can be found on Highland Deck 10. This suite has a bedroom with a large double bed and a sitting area, a bathroom with bath and/or shower. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on cabin balconies.

Marquee Suite

Marquee Suite

Olsen Suite

Situated on Deck 10, this suite is approximately 1,181 square feet in size and is located near the lift and stairs. Features include floor to ceiling windows leading out to a private balcony. The suite has one king-size bed and a sofa with the bathroom boasting an oversize bath and separate shower. A living room, dining room, dressing room, private balcony, pantry, mini-bar, fridge and guest toilet can also be found in the Olsen Suite.

Premier Suite

This suite is approximately 601 square feet in size and can be found on Highland Deck 11. This suite has a sitting room, balcony and a bedroom with large double bed and bathroom with bath and/or shower. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on cabin balconies.

Premier Suite

Premier Suite

Single Balcony Suite

This suite is approximately 274 square feet in size and can be found on Bridge Deck 9. This suite has a bedroom with sitting area and a balcony. The bathroom has a bath and/or shower. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on cabin balconies. *Please note that some of the JB grades have 2 beds, but are sold as Single Balcony Suites.

Superior Suite

This suite is approximately 341 square feet in size and can be found on Highland Deck 10 & Bridge Deck 9. This suite has a bedroom with sitting area and a balcony. The bathroom has a bath and/or shower. All cabins are non-smoking, have 24 hour room service and require a European 2 pin plug (220 volts). Smoking is permitted on cabin balconies.

Superior Suite

Superior Suite
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