Day 1 EMBARKATION – SOUTHHAMPTON, England UK
Located in the picturesque English county of Hampshire, Southampton is a vibrant waterfront city, serviced by direct trains to London, an airport, and an international cruise terminal. Explore the city’s maritime heritage and links to RMS Titanic in the Sea City Museum, see contemporary British art in the Cultural Quarter, or walk the medieval walls in the Old Town, paying a visit to the Tudor House and Garden. Further afield you will find The New Forest National Park, Winchester Cathedral, Stonehenge, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and the Isle of Wight, while the city’s thriving craft beer and culinary scene will leave you spoilt for choice when hunger strikes.
Day 2 AT SEA
Enjoy some live music or visit the art gallery at your leisure.
Day 3 HAUGESUND, NORWAY
Haugesund stands proudly on Norway’s southwest shore, where the icy fjords flow out into the North Sea. Breathtaking scenery and world-class views are the main ingredients of this dramatic coastline. Sheer cliffs and rolling meadows adorn the silent inlets of Haugesund, while nearby you’ll find striking rock formations and experience the thunder of tall waterfalls.
Day 4 AT SEAT
Enjoy the company of new friends or participate in one of the many sporting activities offered.
Day 5 LEKNES LOFOTEN ISLANDS, NORWAY
The Lofoten Islands can be found north of the Arctic Circle, a region famed for dramatic landscapes and Viking ancestry. Of the six prominent islands that occupy the Lofotens, Leknes lies in the municipality of Vestvågøy, and it’s here, against the backdrop of soaring mountains and salt-white beaches, that voyages with Cunard call. Visit the Sund Museum to learn about local life and observe blacksmiths at work. Discover the Ice Bar and Gallery in Svolvær, and explore picturesque fishing hamlets such as Nusfjord and Henningsvær. Arrival by boat is the most enchanting way to approach Leknes, and the journey delivers on its promise of spectacular scenery.
Day 6 TROMSO, NORWAY
At Tromso, you’re nearly 250 miles inside the Arctic Circle. Clues to your location are everywhere; the bars are fully stocked with Arctic Beer and the Arctic Cathedral resembles a geometric glacier. Tromso features the Polaria Arctic Center, where the exhibits recreate a polar bear den and an Arctic snowstorm. You might experience them for real from the cable cars that climb Mount Storsteinen.
Day 7 HONNINGSVAG AND NORTH CAPE NORWAY
Find yourself exploring this majestic city on the water before departing in the afternoon to North Cape.
DAY 9 TRONDHEIM,NORWAY
Explore regal pomp and ceremony, Norwegian style. The wooden Stiftsgarden is the city’s official royal residence and monarchs are still being crowned here under the Nidaros Cathedral’s gleaming spire. You can also ride the quaint sightseeing streetcars, or visit the open-air folk museums, a working ski jump, or the famous Lokken Copper Mines.
Day 10 CRUISING
Ship sails to Geirangerfjod, Norway on the way to Sunnylvsfjorden, Norway and Storfjorden, Norway.
Sailing Norway’s epic Geirangerfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a notable experience. The sea inlet is surrounded by glacial cliffs with luscious green slopes in the county of Møre og Romsdal. Picturesque to a fault, Geirangerfjord has inspired folklore, fairy-tales and films for centuries. Disney's animated film Frozen took many visual cues from this wonderland of waterfalls and fjords.
This wonderful stage of your sailing itinerary takes you through, and into, some of Norway’s cherished glacier-carved scenery and beautiful natural features, with plenty of historical sites en route.
Village stop Hellesylt allows for further exploration to a famous waterfall, an up-close encounter with a glacier and the beauty of Jostedal Glacier National Park.
Enjoy your last full day on board the ship.
Day 12 SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND, UK
Your cruise disembarkation day.