Direct from Ireland to Norwegian Fjords

Fred Olsen Cruise Line and Cruisescapes present……The Norwegian Fjords from Belfast.

Cruise from Belfast on board Boudicca, enjoy the small ship atmosphere and friendly, personal service of Fred. Olsen.

Smaller than most cruise ships today, Boudicca is the perfect companion on your cruise from Belfast, as you can guarantee being amongst like minded fellow passengers.

Take the hassle out of travel in 2014 with a rare opportunity to cruise direct from Ireland. Sailing from Belfast on board the beautiful 4 star Boudicca, let us take you to some of the most breathtaking sights and 3 of the most beautiful fjords in Norway.

Taking in the Norwegian Fjords with a rare visit to the Shetland Islands too. You’ll be presented with gorgeous landscapes, striking coastline and elusive wildlife – look out for seals and seabirds while you cruise these magnificent waters. Visit the charming villages of Flåm and Olden and cruise along the breathtaking, narrow Nærøyfjord.

Day to Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Belfast, Northern Ireland:

Boudicca awaits your arrival in Belfast, where you will be welcomed on board by the excellent crew. You will have plenty of time to settle in and explore the ship, as she leaves port late at night.

Day 2-3: At Sea:

Your first days at sea are spent cruising north towards Norway. Take some time to settle in, relax and enjoy the facilities that Boudicca has to offer.

Day 4: Olden, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway:

At its eastern end, the magnificent Nordfjord divides into three arms beneath the glaciers of the Jotunheimen mountains, and Olden sits at the beginning of the southernmost of these arms. Olden is utterly delightful, a charming village set in green meadows which are ablaze with colourful flowers throughout the summer, and through which babbling brooks meander between pretty houses. Stretching back from the village is the Oldedalen valley, flanked by near-vertical 1700m cliffs and sparkling glaciers: 1,500m up the valley is the spectacular Lokenfossen waterfall.

In the centre of the village is the Old Church, built in 1759 on the site of a 14th century stave church: the timber was used for the pew doors and doorposts. Near the church is the Singerheimen, the former home of William Singer the millionaire founder of the sewing-machine company. He was a gifted amateur artist, and some of his paintings of  the Olden area can be seen in his workshop.

Day 5: Flam, Norway:

Flam is a tiny village on the banks of the Aurlandsfjord, one of the branches of the beautiful Sognefjord – the longest and deepest fjord in Europe. The setting is utterly spectacular. A stroll along the waterside, past orchards and hamlets, cottages and farmland, helps to explain why this area is so enduringly popular with visitors. Back in the village, the pretty church with its traditionally decorated walls, is one of the oldest in Norway.

In recent years the Flåm Railway has become a major attraction. Finished in 1944, it climbs over 20km and almost a thousand metres through magnificent scenery, in and out of mountains, past waterfalls and ravines, pausing at the beautiful Kjosfossen waterfall for a photo opportunity. Down in the village, the Flåmsbana Museum tells the story of the railway’s design and construction.

Day 6: Bergen, Norway:

Bergen was one of the great Hanseatic ports, and this maritime heritage is recalled by the 900-year-old Bryggen Wharf, with its splendid museum. The Bryggen is a delight to explore: its narrow streets climb away from the waterfront, lined by interesting shops, colourful half-timbered houses and cobbled stairways, with alleyways and tiny open spaces that beg to be explored. In summer months every spare corner seems to be filled with pots and containers overflowing with colourful flowers that fill the air with perfume.

Bergen is framed by seven magnificent hills, the highest of which can be reached by a funicular railway. From the top there are spectacular views down to the harbourside, where cafés, bars and restaurants welcome visitors from around the world. Bergen was the home of Norway’s most famous composer, Edvard Grieg, and the Troldhaugen is a museum devoted to his life and work, including an exhibition centre, shop and café.

Day 7-8: Lerwick, Shetland Islands:

The capital of Scotland’s Shetland Islands is a vibrant and energetic city colored by grand Victorian houses and the region’s namesake ponies. It is a cruise ship’s primary entry to the Shetlands, a mosaic of over a hundred islands inhabited by about 22,000 people and an abundance of wildlife. It is a land shaped by the sea featuring views of dramatic sculptured cliffs and tranquil sandy bays.

Day 9: Belfast, Northern Ireland:

Your cruise ends today with your arrival in Belfast.

8 Nights accommodation aboard the 4 Star Boudicca, operated by Fred Olsen Cruise Line. (See ship info tab for more information on MS Boudicca)

Boudicca

Originally designed for world cruises, Boudicca has a high proportion of large cabins and suites, many with sea views. The vessel’s interior is stylish, elegant and very modern, and large windows in public rooms create a very light and airy ambience. In addition they provide magnificent views for passengers in the restaurants, lounges and bars of the ship.

The Secret Garden Restaurant, decorated in an oriental style, is available for informal dining, while the ship’s main formal restaurants are the Tintagel and Four Seasons, which display a wealth of original landscape and botanical paintings, as does the Heligan Room, named after the recreated Cornish “Lost Gardens” of Heligan. In fine weather a poolside buffet is available on the lounge deck, alongside the large swimming pools, two jacuzzis and exercise pool.

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Marina Deck 3

Cabin Categories:

  • I Inside
  • F Oceanview
  • E Oceanview

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Atlantic Deck 4

Cabin Categories:

  • H Inside
  • N Single Inside
  • E Oceanview
  • D Oceanview
  • L Single Oceanview
  • K Single Oceanview

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Main Deck 5

Cabin Categories:

  • M Single Inside
  • K Single Oceanview
  • C Superior Oceanview
  • B Superior Oceanview
  • JS Junior Suite
  • DS Deluxe Suite

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Lounge Deck 6

Restaurant, Lounge, Bars & Pool

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Lido Deck 7

Cabin Categories:

  • B Superior Oceanview
  • A Superior Oceanview
  • JS Junior Suite
  • DS Deluxe Suite

Library, Card rooms & Bar

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Bridge Deck 8

Cabin Categories:

  • J Superior Single Balcony
  • BC Balcony
  • JB Single Balcony Suite
  • BS Balcony Suite
  • SS Superior Suite

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Marquee Deck 9

Cabin Categories:

  • SS Superior Suite
  • MS Marquee Suite
  • PS Premier Suite

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Sun Deck 10

Fitness Centre, Golf Nets & Sun Deck

Details valid as of February 2012. Subject to Change.

Dates & Prices

DATE PRICE STATEROOM
29 August 2014 €789 Inside Book Now
29 August 2014 €899 Outside Book Now
29 August 2014 €959 Outside Book Now
29 August 2014 €999 Superior Outside Sold Out
29 August 2014 €1,049 Superior Outside Book Now
29 August 2014 €1,259 Balcony Sold Out
29 August 2014 €1,289 Junior Suite Sold Out
29 August 2014 €1,539 Balcony Suite Book Now
29 August 2014 €1,379 Superior Junior Suite Book Now
29 August 2014 €1,779 Superior Suite Book Now
29 August 2014 €2,059 Marquee Suite Book Now
29 August 2014 €2,399 Premier Suite Sold Out

Special Offer : Limited availability.

Price inclusions

  • 8 nights accommodation aboard Boudicca based on 2 sharing a stateroom
  • Full Board basis
  • All onboard entertainment
  • Taxes and charges of €108

Booking remarks

  • Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
  • Single supplement from €410
  • Non refundable or transferable booking deposit of €200 per person
  • Full payment due on confirmation
  • 2% surcharge if balance is paid by credit or charge card
  • Optional Insurance €29 (conditions apply)
  • Gratuities are payable at your discretion
  • Incredible drinks package available – only €12 per person per night. Must be prebooked. Click here for details
  • Prices are correct at time of going to press, flight & fuel supplements may apply depending on availability of negotiated airfares.