Copenhagen to the Norwegian Fjords

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This 7 night cruise takes you from the stunning Copenhagen archipelago to the magnificent Fjords of Norway. Calling at Warnemünde (for Berlin) in Germany and Bergen, Hellesylt and Flaam in Norway and cruising the breathtaking Geiranger Fjord.

Inclusions

  • Direct flight from Dublin to Copenhagen
  • Airport transfer to the port
  • 7 nights onboard MSC Magnifica, based on 2 sharing an inside stateroom
  • Meals onboard on a full board basis
  • Entertainment onboard
  • Return transfer from port to airport
  • Flight from Copenhagen to Dublin
  • Taxes and charges of €130
  • One check in bag of 15kg
  • Single occupancy on request

Itinerary

Day 1 Copenhagen, Denmark

On arrival in Copenhagen, you will be transferred to the port to board the 4 star MSC Magnifica.  The ship departs in the early evening.

Day 2 Warnemünde, Germany

The Warnemünde quarter in Rostock is a famous German seaside resort that you can visit when you reach the German coasts on your cruise of northern Europe. At the mouth of the river Warnow, in the Baltic Sea, Warnemünde will surprise you with its villas, hotels and the large white and silver beach. Its heart is Am Strom, next to the port, where the homes of old captains and fishermen have been turned into coffee shops and boutiques. With an excursion during the cruise, you can continue towards Schwerin.

Surrounded by lakes and with a fairytale Schloss that tickles the imagination, the town represents a pleasant surprise, given by the architecture and spirit of a historic capital. Continuing the excursion you can admire Lubecca, one of the few cities along Europe’s northern coasts that preserves the glory of medieval times.

For more than two centuries the standard bearer of the Hanseatic League, this was one of the wealthiest and most powerful of European cities, the Venice of the Baltic. The commercial opulence is best expressed in its architecture: from the oldest Rathaus in Germany to the churches with the tallest bell-towers to the merchants’ mansions.

Lubecca is the first city in Northern Europe to be included in the list of UNESCO world heritage sites in 1987. Finally, you should not leave out a visit to the cosmopolitan Berlin, the largest and liveliest city in Germany. Amongst the monuments to visit are the Brandebourgh Gate. Situated close to the Reichstag, the seat of the German parliament, the monument, designed on the model of Athens’ Acropolis, was built as the city’s arch of triumph in 1791 and soon became the symbol of unified Germany.

Day 3 At Sea

Cruising

Day 4 Bergen, Norway

Bergen’s maritime tradition is age old and your Cruise will lay anchor in a setting which exudes history.

An excursion on land will give you the opportunity to visit the Hanseatic quarter, where you find the oldest buildings in Bergen, built along the Bryggen docks, one of the most active and lively parts of town. Included by UNESCO amongst the world heritage sites, this quarter has preserved the old buildings of the port, and is, with its narrow alleys and dark, open galleries, one of the best preserved Medieval boroughs of the country.

A vacation in Norway with a cruise will give you the opportunity to explore this fascinating land. A visit to the Hanseatic Museum and the Schøtstuene, the merchant navy league assembly will help you get to better know this intriguing town.

Håkon Hall in the royal palace built by King Håkon Håkonsson in the mid-14th century and the adjacent Rosenkrantz tower (1270) reflect to this day the power of the Hanseatic League in the Middle Ages. All this can be admired also from above with a ride on the Fløibanen funicular, that takes you up to the peaks of Mount Fløyen, from which it is worth walking down on foot: after crossing landscapes of rare beauty you will find yourself in the lively bustle of the fish market. You can take a walk amidst the wooden homes built on the side of the hill and along the long smau, the narrow passages typical of Bergen.

Day 5 Hellesylt / Geiranger Fjord, Norway

Landing with your cruise to Hellesylt, the cosy little town on the shores of the Geiranger fjord, will make it appear like a natural extension of the mountains behind.

There are plenty of opportunities to admire the fjord and the town from above during your vacation in Norway. Along the steep Eagle Route (Ørnevegen) you find two perfect observation posts – Dalsnibba, 1500 metres above, and Flydalsjuvet with terraces that open onto the ice valley – surrounded by impressive peaks. If you continue along the Ørnesvingen, as well as Geiranger and the fjord, you will come to the Seven Sisters Waterfalls (De syv søstrene) that offers a magnificent spectacle.

If you want to know more about what it means to live on the shores of a Norwegian fjord, visit the Geiranger centre, about a kilometre from the town centre. If you enjoy hikes on foot but you don’t want to exhaust yourself, take the fjord’s southern coast route to Homlong, where you will find a small bar selling excellent, freshly made snacks.

Day 6 Flåm, Norway

To reach Flåm, your cruise ship will navigate into the Sognefjord, the longest of the hundreds of Norwegian fjords.

Extending over 204 kilometres and 1,308 metres deep, it is a record breaking fjord in which your ship will head southward, to reach the southern end of the Aurlandsfjord. At this point of your MSC cruise of Northern Europe you will see Flåm, amidst mountains of dense forest reaching up to the sky.

In this challenging and remote setting you can see how even a modern means of locomotion like the train can blend in with Norway’s spectacular natural landscape. Take a train ride from Flåm to Kjosfossen: 20 incredible kilometres inside the green coaches up to the station of Myrdal on the Bergen railway line.

The landscapes you will admire are truly unique and will make your journey unforgettable. Nature is revealed in its most beautiful and wild landscape, with rock shaped by rivers that form gorges and rifts and waterfalls that plunge down dizzy heights, and, here and there, mountain farms, perched like mountain climbers, where cattle are raised and excellent cheese is produced.

Day 7 At Sea

Cruising

Day 8 Copenhagen, Denmark

Your cruise ends today as you disembark the ship to be transferred to the airport for your flight home

Accommodation

MSC Magnifica:

MSC Magnifica with her elegant surroundings, exciting entertainment venues and tantalizing dining opportunities. Onboard, you’ll enjoy their commitment to perfection which ensures that all cruise guests will experience the superior service levels and facilities that make MSC Cruises unique.

Extra Information

Booking remarks

  • Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
  • Non refundable or transferable booking deposit of €200 per person
  • 2% surcharge if balance is paid by credit or charge card
  • Optional Insurance from €31 (conditions apply)
  • Drinks onboard not included
  • Gratuities of €8.50 per person per day onboard are not included
  • These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change & availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.

  Cost per person: €1,459pp
  Number of nights: 7

29 July 2017 Inside €1,459 
29 July 2017 Oceanview €1,699
29 July 2017 Balcony €1,939 

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