On board MS EUROPA 2 from Bergen to Hamburg

Norway: naturally beautiful

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The land of fjords and glaciers: Norway is home to untouched natural beauty. Besides attractive opportunities to enjoy unforgettable moments, you can look forward to charming coastal cities with Norwegian tranquillity and friendliness.


from Bergen to Hamburg

Cruise dates:from 11.07.2016 to 19.07.2016 (8 days)
Your ship: MS EUROPA 2
Cruise number: EUX1620

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This is a bilingual cruise with English shore excursions. [Read more]

Itinerary

Mon, 11.07.2016

Scheduled flight from Frankfurt to Bergen and transfer to embarkation point
Bergen/Norway, departure 18.00 hrs

Bergen
Surrounded by seven mountains, this charming coastal city is the starting point for your cruise.

Tue, 12.07.2016

Geiranger/Geirangerfjord/Norway , 08.00 – 14.00 hrs
Hellesylt/Sunnylvenfjord/Norway, 16.00 – 18.00 hrs

Geiranger
You will never forget the moment the EUROPA 2 sails into the Geirangerfjord. The ship will slowly pass the famous waterfalls known as the “Seven Sisters”, the “Suitor” and the “Bridal Veil”. Your private veranda will be your exclusive box seat. Experience this UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site another way on a kayak trip* or in the faster RIB*. The 1,500 m high lookout point Dalsnibba* offers a fascinating panoramic view of Geiranger and the fjord.
Fjords, mountains and glaciers: they line your route to Hellesylt* which you can experience on a full-day excursion from Geiranger. 

Wed, 13.07.2016

Trondheim/Norway, 8.00 – 14.00 hrs

Trondheim
Cafes and art galleries, antiques and exhibitions by local designers: wander round the Bakklandet district, located just across the old town bridge Gamle Bybro. Alternatively, visit Ringve*, Norway’s national music and musical instruments museum, or a hike* along the Ilabekken stream.

Thu, 14.07.2016

Svolvaer/Lofoten/Norway , 12.00 – 18.00 hrs
Cruising in the Trollfjord (subject to weather conditions), 21.00 – 22.00 hrs

Svolvaer
In the capital of Lofoten, everything revolves around Norway’s speciality: fish. In this authentic town, the wooden drying racks are lined up next to one another, and the wharfs, warehouses and industrial buildings lend the area an extraordinary atmosphere. You will find the same ambiance in Magic Ice, a bar and gallery in one: here, sculptures and installations reflect the connections between human beings and nature.

Fri, 15.07.2016

Leknes/Lofoten/Norway, 7.00 – 14.00 hrs
Svartisen/Holandsfjord/Norway , 20.00 – 0.00 hrs

Leknes
Jagged mountains and red wooden houses: Lofoten has its own charm. Experience it in Sund and Nusfjord*, one of the best-preserved fishing villages, on a hike in the valley of Tjoerndalen* or deep-sea fishing*.

Svartisen
Svartisen translates as “black ice”: discover the glacial lake and enjoy breathtaking views of the Svartisen glacier.

Sat, 16.07.2016

Relaxation at sea

Sun, 17.07.2016

Alesund/Norway, 7.00 – 13.00 hrs

Alesund
Art nouveau in Norway? There is in Alesund! Enjoy the best views of the town on a hike on the Sukkertoppen*. Come face-to-face with penguins, seals, conger eels and anglerfish in Norway’s largest aquarium*.

OUR TIP:
Freshly caught
Crabs, freshly caught and sold – an unmissable experience at the harbour in Alesund.

Mon, 18.07.2016

Relaxation at sea

Tue, 19.07.2016

Hamburg/Germany, arrival 7.00 hrs
Individual travel arrangements from cruise arrival point

Hamburg
Hanseatic flair in the final act: your cruise will come to an end between the Elbe and Alster.

* The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to changes.

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Please note that our pre- and post-cruise programmes are conducted in German.
For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.

Following programmes we offer in German:

BERGEN AND OSLO – YOUR PRIVATE CRUISE ARRANGEMENT

Framed by the seven mountains after which the city is named, this coastal city welcomes visitors with colourful merchants’ houses in the old Hanseatic quarter of Bryggen and a bustling fish market. Alternatively, opt to stay in Oslo, a city which unites old and modern architecture in harmony. Our travel concierge will be happy to book your flights for you.

BERGEN

Clarion Collection Hotel Havnekontoret
In the historic quarter of Bryggen, the elegant Clarion Collection Hotel Havnekontoret welcomes you into its neoclassical building which dates back to the 1920s. Besides a wide range of amenities, the 116 rooms include views of Vagen bay or the hotel garden. Spend a relaxing afternoon enjoying pancakes or waffles in the lounge, which has its own library. The hotel roof also provides impressive views of the harbour.

Experience and enjoy

  • A perfect view: take a cable car on a panoramic tour to Ulriken, which, at 643 m, is the highest of the seven mountains surrounding the city.
  • Enjoyment in 18th-century style: the lovingly restored fish restaurant Enhjorningen at Bryggen.

 

OSLO

THE THIEF hotel
The boutique hotel THE THIEF is located in the heart of Oslo, in the Tjuvholmen district. The 116 rooms, each with a built-in sound system, all feature a balcony and a rain shower. The spa at THE THIEF includes private trainers, a hairdresser, a make-up stylist, a steam bath, a sauna and a pool. Relax on one of the sophisticated roof terraces and enjoy Norwegian-inspired cuisine in the restaurant Fru K or in the THIEF FOODBAR. As a guest of the hotel, you can also enjoy free access to the Astrup Fearnley Museum – a contemporary art museum.

Experience and enjoy

  • Breathtaking views of Oslo: latch onto the zip line on Holmenkollen and “fly” down the legendary ski jumping hill.
  • In the footsteps of a great artist: two of the four versions of The Scream hang in the Munch Museum in Oslo; these paintings represented a milestone in expressionism.

HAMBURG – YOUR PRIVATE CRUISE ARRANGEMENT


Family cruise

A holiday is a chance to spend some time as a family – and on board the EUROPA 2, there are plenty of exciting opportunities for parents and children to discover the world together, or to go their own way if they prefer. In addition to a varied on-board programme of games and sports as well as arts and crafts, children and teens on family cruises can take part in specifically tailored excursions*. Our travel concierge service will be happy to suggest personalised family excursions* for you.

* This service is not included in the cruise price.