Bridge Cruise to the Norwegian Fjords

Price from £1699.00

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28 Aug 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
Duration: 9 nights full board - NO FLY CRUISE!
Ref: 19064
With: David & Gill Gold

Prices

Price from £1699.00
Single Supplement: Single cabins from £2299
Deposit: £300

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Availability: In stock

£1,699.00

Deposits are 15% of the total price and start at £300pp

INCLUDES UPGRADE TO ALL INCLUSIVE DRINKS PACKAGE & GRATUITIES

Price: £1699.00

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JOIN US FOR A BRIDGE CRUISE TO THE NORWEGIAN FJORDS WITH FRED OLSEN

Join us for a nine-night bridge cruise which is full of scenic treasures departing from Dover. This cruise on board Boudicca is your chance to experience some of the most incredible natural beauty that Norway’s enchanting fjordland has to offer.

You’ll visit a string of serene fjord villages and stunning cities, complemented by hours of mesmerising scenic cruising, ensuring every moment you spend on board your smaller, friendlier ship and exploring ashore will be one to remember.

Highlights of this scenic fjordland exploration include Bergen’s beautiful Bryggen Wharf; Hellesylt Waterfall, seen on tour from Hellesylt; Briksdal Glacier, within reach of Olden; the iconic Flåmsbana railway; and Nærøyfjord – one of National Geographic’s top two Natural World Heritage Sites.

Every evening after dinner enjoy duplicate bridge sessions with our EBU qualified director and host. As always we will offer a varied and interesting bridge programme and Masterpoints will be awarded. Our director will present two seminars during the cruise and a bridge session will also be arranged during each day that we are at sea.

The Boudicca is part of the Fred Olsen fleet, and has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment. This smaller, friendlier, classically designed ship accommodates just up to 880 persons, and takes you closer, into ports larger cruise ships are unable to reach.

For your enjoyment and to add value to your holiday we have upgraded our bridge group to receive the all-inclusive drinks package and pre-paid gratuities.

A nine-night adventure full of scenic treasures, this cruise on board Boudicca is your chance to experience some of the most incredible natural beauty that Norway’s enchanting fjordland has to offer. Enjoy calls at serene fjord villages and beautiful cities, complemented by hours of mesmerising scenic cruising; every moment you spend on board your ship and ashore will be one to remember.

A stop at Bergen is your chance to uncover the various of highlights this Hanseatic gem. You may opt to explore the colourful, UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf; learn about the life and works of Edvard Grieg at the Troldhaugen; and even sample Klippfisk at the busy fish market. Be sure to take in the scenic views from atop Mount Fløyen too, whatever you choose to do. From Norway’s second largest city’s it’s on to two tiny fjordland villages. Picturesque Hellesylt is the starting point for tours to striking natural wonders such as Hellesylt Waterfall, Tystigen Glacier and the Hornindalsvatnet Lake. Your short stop here is sandwiched between scenic cruising by Strandafjellet Mountain and along Geirangerfjord – another of Norway’s most spectacular Natural World Heritage Sites. Then there’s charming Olden, situated within the glorious Nordfjord. Within reach here are a plethora of spellbinding natural wonders, such as the Briksdalen Valley and stunning Briksdal Glacier, and the Lovatnet Lake. A boat tour of Lovatnet offers you the chance to see the lake’s incredible scenery up-close.

ITINERARY

WED 28 AUG

Dover, United Kingdom: Depart Late PM

FRI 30 AUG

Bergen, Norway: Arrive Early AM, Depart Late PM

SAT 31 AUG

Cruising by Strandafjellet Mountain, Norway: Early AM
Hellesylt, Norway: Arrive Early AM, Depart Late PM
Cruising past Seven Sisters Waterfall, Norway: Late PM
Cruising Geirangerfjord, Norway: Late Night

SUN 01 SEP

Olden, Norway: Arrive Early AM, Depart Late PM

MON 02 SEP

Flåm, Norway: Arrive Early AM, Depart Late PM
Cruising Naeroyfjord, Norway: Late Night

TUE 03 SEP

Stavanger, Norway: Arrive Early PM, Depart Late Night

WED 04 SEP

Eidfjord, Norway: Arrive Early AM, Depart Early PM

FRI 06 SEP

Dover, UK: Arrive Early AM

BRIDGE PROGRAMME

During your duplicate bridge holidays nothing is obligatory, you can play in as many or as few bridge sessions as you wish. Our bridge programmes will vary according to the length of your break and in addition to playing bridge, we will always endeavour to provide a minimum of two bridge seminars for breaks of 7 days or more.

All of our bridge holidays include bridge seminars with handouts in addition to a varied and interesting duplicate bridge programme. We use duplimated boards every evening to ensure fairness and consistency. Bridge hand records are provided, as well as bridge partners if needed.

On our bridge cruises bridge sessions will be offered every evening after early dinner sitting. We will also arrange a bridge session during the days we are at sea, working around the ships itinerary and ports of call.

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GETTING TO DOVER

Dover's iconic White Cliffs have been a hive of seafaring activity for thousands of years. Today excellent road and high speed rail connections make the town easily accessible from across the UK. Dover Cruise Terminal has fast and efficient check-in desks, a spacious departure area with plenty of seating and a café-bar to ensure an enjoyable pre-cruise experience.

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PRICES

Prices are per person in the cabin type listed below - based on 2 people sharing

H - Interior cabin deck 4: £1699pp
E - Ocean view cabin with 2 porthole windows deck 3 or 4: £1779pp
D - Ocean view two porthole windows deck 4: £1859pp
B - Superior ocean view picture window deck 5: £2039pp
BS - Balcony suite, partially obstructed view, deck 8 : £2879pp

SINGLE OCCUPANCY CABINS

Description as above

M - Single cabin: £2299
E - Sole occupancy: £2799
D - Sole occupancy: £2899
B - Sole occupancy: £3199

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

  • On-board accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • 3 course lunch
  • Afternoon tea with coffee, sandwiches, cakes & scones
  • 5 course dinner
  • Late night buffet
  • Upgrade to the all-inclusive drinks package
  • Gratuities
  • Participation in the full bridge programme including seminars
  • Masterpoints and prizes awarded. Singles welcome & partners found
  • Services of our EBU director and host
  • Events as specified
  • On board lectures & quizzes
  • Porterage
  • Captains drinks party

NOT INCLUDED:

Travel insurance, shore excursions, items of a personal nature.

Named after the British warrior Queen, Boudicca has built up a loyal following of guests who appreciate a sense of class and timeless elegance not seen or experienced on modern 'megaships'. On board the emphasis is on providing an intimate and more traditional cruise experience, with style and ambience more suited to English a country house.

Thanks to an extensive refurbishment of the ship's suites, bedrooms, restaurants, lounges and facilities, up to 880 persons can relax and enjoy spacious surroundings in comfort. As you explore the globe you can indulge yourself with delicious dinners in the Four Seasons, Tintagel or the Heligan Room restaurants; take a dip in one of the three heated pools; watch a show in the Neptune Lounge; simply relax on the Sun Deck; enjoy al fresco dining at The Grill; and much more, without ever feeling overcrowded.

As well as our bridge sessions there is a range of activities to occupy you on sea days. Join in an organised lecture of quiz or enjoy a fascinating lecture from some of the leading expert guest speakers on board. The more active can join in a range of activities from yoga; Pilates and aerobics to name a few. Or simply join the Book club and curl up with a good novel or indulge yourself in the Atlantis Spa

CABINS

Recently refitted as part of an extensive, fleet-wide refurbishment programme, the stylish, comfortable rooms on board Boudicca have been designed with our guests and their needs in mind. We've thought of everything to ensure your time on board with us is as enjoyable, relaxing and carefree as possible. Even our lowest-priced Interior Rooms are equipped with climate control, an interactive smart TV, hairdryer, desk, phone, fridge (which can be stocked as a mini-bar) and tea and coffee making facilities as standard.

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MOBILITY

It is essential that we inform Fred Olsen of any mobility issues at time of booking to enable us to arrange the best accommodation for your needs.