Norwegian Fjords on MSC Meraviglia

7 nights cruising the spectacular Norwegian Fjords, including the famous Geiranger Fjord, on board the magnificent MSC Meraviglia, one of the only ships to feature performances from Cirque du Soleil.

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This cruise departs from Denmark’s funky capital, Copenhagen and cruises to Hellesylt, the cosy little town on the shores of the Geiranger fjord before visiting picturesque Flaam. You will then visit Stavanger or Haugesund (depending on departure date) before cruising to Kiel in Germany, a picturesque town on the mouth of one of the largest and busiest canals in the world. Your cruise comes to an end as you cruise back into Copenhagen.

DESTINATION Norwegian Fjords
FROM Dublin / Copenhagen
DATE 05 May & 19 May 2019
DURATION 7 Nights
PRICE From only €1,199 pp (Balcony)

7 nights cruising the spectacular Norwegian Fjords, including the famous Geiranger Fjord, on board the magnificent MSC Meraviglia, one of the only ships to feature performances from Cirque du Soleil.

Day to Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Copenhagen, Denmark: Depart 18.00

On arrival in Copenhagen, you will be transferred to the port to board MSC Meraviglia. The ship departs into the Baltics in the evening, setting sail for your first port of call.

Split by lakes and surrounded by sea, an energetic and hip waterside vibe permeates Copenhagen, one of Northern Europe’s most user-friendly (and trendy) capitals. Copenhagen city centre is waiting to be enjoyed on an MSC Northern Europe cruise excursion. It’s a welcoming, compact city with a centre largely given over to pedestrians (and cyclists) and an emphasis by day on café culture and top-notch museums.The historic core of the city is Slotsholmen, originally the site of the twelfth-century castle and now home to the huge Christiansborg complex.

Just across the Slotsholmen Kanal to the north is the medieval maze of Indre By (“inner city”), while to the south the island of Christianshavn is adorned with cutting-edge architecture in addition to the alternative enclave of Christiania.

Day 2: At Sea:

Day 3: Hellesylt/Geiranger, Norway: Arrive 07.00 Depart 17.00

Landing with your MSC cruise of Northern Europe 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.

Day 4: Flaam, Norway: Arrive 08.00 Depart 19.00

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.

Day 5 (5th May Departure): Stavanger, Norway: Arrive 12.00 Depart 21.00

Attractive and friendly, Stavanger offers visitors arriving on an MSC cruise a variety of activities. Starting from a visit to the town itself, that has a centre full of shops, narrow streets climbing up the hill and an attractive cathedral.

You should walk around the old part of town facing the sea where your cruise ship will be anchored. In Stavanger, you can enjoy visiting museums. Amongst the most interesting area the oil museum, the canning museum, the Rogaland art museum or the children’s museum.

Day 5 (19th May Departure): Haugesund, Norway: Arrive 09.00 Depart 19.00

In Karmsundet cove nestled in the Norwegian forests stands an ancient Viking settlement founded by King Harald Fairhair: Haugesund.

Your MSC cruise will let you discover this hidden gem: starting off as a small village, over time, it became an urban area of great commercial interest. The rose-colored town hall building is characteristic of the area, one of the best examples of Neo-classical buildings in Norway and voted the most beautiful palace in Haugesund. It was designed by architects Gudolf Blakstad and Herman Munthe-Kaas in the 20th century.

Day 6: At Sea: 

Day 7: Kiel, Germany: Arrive 07.00 Depart 19.00

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.

Day 8: Copenhagen, Denmark: Arrive 08.00

Following your disembarkation, you will be transferred to the airport to get your return flight to Dublin.

The town visited on Day 5 varies by departure date – please call for details.

7 Nights accommodation aboard the exceptional 4 Star MSC Meraviglia (See ship info for more help)

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.

Exclusive partnership with Cirque du Soleil

Twice every night, six nights a week, guests on MSC Meraviglia have the unique opportunity to see original shows by Cirque du Soleil, the world leader in live artistic entertainment, and savour a superb culinary experience in the same glamorous venue. The Carousel Lounge is a technology-packed, entertainment and dining venue designed especially to meet the needs of Cirque du Soleil. This custom-built lounge covers 1,000 sq.m. and can accommodate up to 450 guests, including 100 enjoying the full show-and-dining experience.

Cirquedesoleil

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Dates & Prices – Please note itinerary differences detailed on the Itinerary page

DATE PRICE STATEROOM
05 May 2019 €1,199 Inside Balcony Book Now
19 May 2019 €1,249 Inside Balcony Book Now
02 June 2019 €1,299 Inside Balcony Book Now
16 June 2019 €1,349 Inside Balcony Book Now
30 June 2019 €1,349 Inside Balcony Book Now
28 July 2019 €1,499 Inside Balcony Book Now
11 August 2019 €1,549 Inside Balcony Book Now
25 August 2019 €1,349 Inside Balcony Book Now

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All Prices include

  • Return flights from Dublin to Copenhagen
  • Transfer from airport to Port
  • 7 nights onboard the 4 Star MSC Meraviglia, based on 2 sharing an inside cabin
  • Superb dining on a full board basis
  • Varied day & evening entertainment onboard
  • Return transfer port to the airport
  • 1 check-in bag of 15kgs per cabin
  • Taxes and charges of €130

Booking remarks

  • All inclusive drinks package only €26 per person per night
  • Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
  • Non refundable or transferable booking deposit of €250 per person
  • Optional Insurance €29 (conditions apply)
  • Gratuities are not included in above price
  • Single supplement available on request
  • These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.