Norwegian Fjords & Baltic Capitals

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Discover the beautiful fjords of Norway and explore the wonderful cities of the Baltic Sea on this incredible 14 night cruise with MSC Meraviglia.

Departing from Copenhagen you cruise north into Norway’s wonderful fjords visiting the famous Geirangerfjord and the picturesque towns of Ålesund and Flaam. You’ll then cruise to Kiel at the mouth of the famous Kiel Canal before a stop at Copenhagen, capital of Denmark. You’ll then cruise into the Baltic Sea to Helsinki, capital of Finland, and on to the wonderful Russian city of St. Petersburg. Next stop is the Estonian capital, Tallinn, and the German city of Kiel before you return to Copenhagen.

Inclusions

  • Flight from Dublin to Copenhagen
  • Airport transfers to the port
  • 14 nights onboard the 4* MSC Meraviglia based on 2 sharing
  • Fine dining on a full board basis
  • Varied onboard entertainment
  • Gratuities included
  • Return transfer from port to airport
  • Flight from Copenhagen to Dublin
  • Taxes, charges and 20kg check-in bag per person

Itinerary

Day 1 Copenhagen, Denmark

On arrival in Copenhagen, you will be transferred to the port to board your cruise ship, the 4* MSC Meraviglia.

Day 2 At Sea

Cruising.

Day 3 Geiranger, Norway

Nothing quite prepares you for the jaw-dropping vistas of Geiranger. See it all from a viewpoint overlooking Norway’s famous Seven Sisters waterfall, or from a kayak on the crystal waters.

Day 4 Ålesund, Norway

One of the most attractive Norwegian fishing ports, Alesund owes its distinctive look to the 1904 fire in the town. Did you know Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany led the rebuilding effort?

Day 5 Flåm, Norway

To reach Flåm, your MSC 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 6 At Sea

Cruising.

Day 7 Kiel, Germany

Arriving on your MSC Cruise of Northern Europe, you will have the chance to visit Kiel, an expanding urban centre on the shores of the Baltic Sea. Kiel became the Imperial military port of Germany in 1871 and, when its canal was opened to connect the Baltic and the North Seas in 1895, the town began to control the largest artificial waterway in the world. Kiel is the ideal location for a relaxing vacation in Germany with an MSC cruise: it is simple and quiet, even during the Kieler Woche international regatta, an event not to be missed by sailing enthusiasts. The few city museums can be visited in one morning, however, if you want to get acquainted with Kiel you cannot ignore its waterways, to which the town is indissolubly bound: they can be visited by taking the Kiellinie footpath or taking a cruise along the Kieler Förde and along the canal. A spacious promenade along the pier will give you the chance to admire a variety of vessels of all sorts, amongst which the dinghies of the sailing school and, from the wet dock in front, the best view one can get of Kiel. 6 km south-west of the centre, in Molfsee, where we find the Schleswig-Holsteinisches Freilichtmuseum.

Day 8 Copenhagen, Denmark

The capital of Denmark, Copenhagen, is filled with canals, cobbled squares and copper spires. But don’t let the historic appearance fool you. This is also Scandinavia’s most cosmopolitan city. Certainly you can relive medieval times in The Latin Quarter, but you can also enjoy some of Europe’s finest shopping, museums, cafes and nightlife prior to your cruise around the Baltics.

Day 9 At Sea

Cruising.

Day 10 Helsinki, Finland

Perhaps their country’s harsh climate encouraged the Finns’ love and respect for design and the arts. Whatever the cause, there’s no denying that Helsinki is one of the most vibrant and beautiful cities in Scandinavia. Hailed as the “Daughter of the Baltic,” Finland’s capital is a city of graceful neoclassical buildings, striking modern architecture and spacious boulevards dotted with squares and parks. In the past century, Finland has nurtured some of the major creative talents of Western culture, from the composer Sibelius to architects Eliel & Eero Saarinen and Alvar Aalto. The centre of Finnish commerce and culture, Helsinki is home to some 616.000 people. Much of the city’s neoclassical architecture dates from the period of Tsarist rule, which began in 1809 after political control of Finland passed from Sweden to Russia, Finland gained its independence in 1917.

Accommodation

MSC Meraviglia

MSC Meraviglia is packed with extraordinary features that offer the perfect experience at sea in every season. On board you can enjoy outstanding, authentic dining options and out-of-this-world entertainment with more panoramic viewpoints, an innovative ocean-view aft lounge, a double-height “indoor promenade” with a 480 square metre LED dome and a spectacular amusement area connected to an outdoor water park.

Choose from a wide variety of elegant accommodation options, including family options, duplex suites with a private whirlpool bath, and the highest ratio of sea-view balcony cabins of any cruise ship.

Enjoy exclusive world-class shows performed in innovative venues like the Carousel Lounge and the multi-purpose karaoke bar, comedy club & and TV studio. Younger guests can take advantage of the super-amusement park and sports centre to play sports and games during the daytime and party in the evening. And the whole family can enjoy hours of fun in one of the most intricate and exciting water parks at sea.

A choice of 12 distinct dining venues promises something special for every taste, while the wide range of bars and lounges on board offer refreshment and relaxation in the ideal atmosphere for every moment.

Extra Information

Booking Remarks

  • Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
  • Non-refundable deposit of €250 per person. Balance due 16 weeks prior to departure
  • Optional Insurance available (call for details)
  • Child and family prices available on request
  • These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.

  Cost per person: €2,229pp
  Number of nights: 14

10 May 2020 Inside €2229
10 May 2020 Oceanview €2589
10 May 2020 Balcony €2999

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