Summertime Fjordland Quilting Cruise

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18 Aug 2019 - 29 Aug 2019
Duration: 11 nights
Ref: 19059
With: Angela Madden


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Known for its awe-inspiring beauty, Norway’s fjordland is simply spectacular. Visit delightful cities and cruise deep blue fjords such as magnificent Geirangerfjord, surrounded by majestic mountains. Olden is the gateway to the spectacular Briksdal Glacier and Eidfjord offers a chance to visit the impressive Vøringsfossen waterfall. Visits to Dublin and Shetland complete the cruise.

We include exclusive excursions in Dublin, Shetland and Bergen. In Dublin we’ll see the highlights of the city as well as visiting the Book of Kells and the National Museum of Ireland. In Shetland we’ll visit their Museum & Archive in Lerwick and the Shetland Textile Museum for a tour of their collections. In Bergen we’ll visit the highlights of the city as well as a well-known local quilting store.

Join our expert, Angela Madden, for two full day and two half day workshops. Angela is well known for her Celtic designs and we’ll see many examples of these in Ireland and Norway. During the workshops Angela will take you step-by-step through her fun and easy method of creating a Celtic design, which you will then hand quilt for use as a cushion or bag front, quilt block or wall hanging.


"When taking a cruise that goes from Dublin across to Scandinavia, what more appropriate project to include that one that is based on Celtic design. No doubt we will see lots of examples, both ancient and modern, on our travels. Learning about this brilliant art form will not only help to link us to those forgotten designers but inspire us to create our own originals for the 21st century.

Celtic design, more properly called Interlaced Design, is often regarded as complicated and difficult to create, but using my fun easy method you can speedily and confidently design your project whilst we cruise. Absolutely no prior knowledge or artistic talent is required for great results.

You will hand quilt your 12-inch design for use as a cushion or bag front, quilt block or wall hanging.

Non-stitchers are welcome to join the design element of the workshops; different sized and shaped designs can be adapted for many craft purposes including embroidery, tapestry, knitting, calligraphy and stencilling."

DAY 1 - Liverpool (UK)

With an evening departure you'll have time to make your way to Liverpool where ample car parking is available. Setting sail at 8pm you'll have time to settle in to your cabin before our welcome get together and first dinner on board.

DAY 2 - Dublin (Ireland)

The capital of the Emerald Isle is, with its friendly locals, fascinating history, legendary literary tradition and charming mix of medieval, Georgian and modern architecture, a city of unforgettable character. It lies on the east coast of Ireland along the banks of the River Liffey. We’ll visit the highlights of the city as well as the Book of Kells, considered to be one of the greatest masterpieces in both Irish and early Christian art. At the National Museum we’ll explore the history of Irish fashion in clothing and jewellery. We’ll see garments made in Irish fabrics and learn about the importance of textile production and clothing manufacture to the economy.

DAY 3 - At Sea

Full day workshop as we sail towards the Shetland Isles.

DAY 4 - Lerwick (Shetland Islands)

Originally settled by the Norsemen in the 9th century, Lerwick was founded as an unofficial marketplace to service 17th century Dutch herring fleets. The core of the town is a maze of narrow, flagstone streets set behind 18th century sandstone buildings overlooking the busy harbour

Our exclusive included excursion takes us on a guided tour of the textile collection at the Shetland Museum and Archive and the Shetland Textile Museum. In the 19th century textiles became a commercial force in Shetland, enabling women to support family incomes. Islanders developed new products and adopted imported tools, while maintaining a focus on traditional hand production and finishing. Our excursion will take us through this important story.

DAY 5 - Bergen (Norway)

Known as the ‘Gateway to the Fjords’, Bergen is Norway’s second largest city. Yet with a population of less than a quarter of a million, it has the feel of a small town.

Our exclusive included excursion will visit all the highlights of the city, including colourful Bryggen wharf. Here, the characteristic wooden gabled buildings which were once the home and offices of Hanseatic merchants, today house shops selling crafts and traditional souvenirs. We’ll also visit Solfrid’s Quiltestove, a popular local quilting store.

DAY 6 - Olden (Norway)

The southernmost of the three short branches at the inner end of Nordfjord terminates in Olden. The charming village sits amongst tidy, well-kept farms on gently sloping, fertile hillsides, which then rise steeply into thickly wooded and rugged peaks. From the village the beautiful Oldendalen Valley runs between towering mountains to the edge of the mighty Jostedalsbreen Glacier. Briksdal Glacier is one of the more accessible arms of the Jostedalsbreen and features in optional excursions from Olden together with glorious waterfalls, glacier fed rivers and wonderful mountain lakes.

DAY 7 - Geiranger (Norway)

From a small farming village that was relatively isolated in the 1800’s, Geiranger has grown into one of Norway’s most popular tourist resorts. It sits at the head of the stunningly beautiful Geirangerfjord against a backdrop of splendid mountain scenery. Take an optional excursion up Geiranger’s steep mountain roads for panoramic views that are quite literally breathtaking. Snow dusted peaks, wild tumbling waterfalls, lush green valleys and dramatic gorges stretch as far as the eye can see with their reflections in the mirror-calm waters of the incredible Geirangerfjord far below.

DAY 8 - Flam (Norway)

Surrounded by towering mountains the tiny village of Flåm, with some 500 inhabitants, nestles at the head of Aurlandsfjord, the innermost arm of the mighty Sognefjord. Its popularity as a tourist destination began in the late 19th century with the arrival of steamships carrying English and German passengers. Take one of the optional excursions for a chance to ride on one of the world’s steepest and most spectacular railways. A masterpiece of engineering, Flåm Railway twists and turns through the steep-sided Flåm Valley amidst some of Norway’s most breathtaking mountain scenery.

DAY 9 - Eidfjord (Norway)

This morning we’ll enjoy a workshop with Angela whilst cruising Hardangerfjord. We’ll arrive at Eidfjord at lunchtime.

Lying at the end of a tributary of the beautiful Hardangerfjord, Eidfjord is surrounded by mountains up to 1,900 metres high. The small town is the gateway to Hardangervidda, which is the largest high mountain plateau in Europe and Norway’s largest national park. Nearby the stunning Vøringfossen waterfall is one of Norway’s most popular natural attractions and features in optional excursions along with the amazing Sysen Dam.

DAY 10 - Stavanger (Norway)

Stavanger is today the ‘Oil Capital of Norway’; a vibrant, modern city with Gamle Stavanger at its core. The picturesque old part of Stavanger has gently sloping cobbled streets lined with small, white wooden houses built at the end of the18th and early 19th centuries. The city’s Anglo-Norman style cathedral was built in 1125, the same year Stavanger was officially founded. One of the most popular excursions from Norway’s fourth largest city is a visit to the Iron Age Farm at Ullanhaug giving a fascinating insight into life in the area some 1,500 years ago.

This afternoon enjoy a workshop with Angela as we start our return journey back to Liverpool.

DAY 11 - At Sea

Full day workshop as we sail towards Liverpool.

DAY 12 - Liverpool (UK)

We arrive into Liverpool at midday. Time to disembark and say farewell to your fellow stitchers.


Twin Standard Plus Inner Cabin (Category 2): £1995 per person
3rd & 4th person sharing the same cabin: £1329 per person (supplements below still apply)
Deposit: £250 per person


Twin Superior Inner Cabin (Category 3): £135 per person
Twin Standard Cabin with Ocean View (Category 6): £245 per person
Twin Standard Plus Cabin with Ocean View (Category 8): £339 per person

Single Superior Inner Cabin (Category 5): £409 per person
Single Standard Cabin with Ocean View (Category 7S): £599 per person
Single Standard Plus Cabin with Ocean View (Category 8S): £675 per person
Single Superior Cabin with Ocean View (Category 10): £875 per person

Please note: Full cabin details are available here. Deck Plan is available here.


Port Parking: £121


Included in our package is the CMV Value package which covers:

  • Gratuities and services charges for the cruise
  • Confirmed seating in the restaurant (subject to availability, first come best served basis)
  • Priority cabin upgrade option (if available)
  • Welcome bottle of Bon Voyage Wine (Per cabin)
Guests can also upgrade their cruise package. For full details and prices, please click click here


  • 11 nights full board cruise aboard Magellan
  • Gratuities and service charges on board ship
  • Welcome bottle of wine per cabin
  • Company and expertise of Angela Madden
  • 2 full day and 2 half day workshops with Angela
  • Full day excursion in Dublin, including entrance to Book of Kells
  • Half day excursion in Lerwick, including visits to Shetland Museum & Archives and Shetland Textile Museum
  • Full day excursion in Bergen
  • Services of a Tour Manager throughout the holiday


  • Driver and guide gratuities for excursions
  • Lunches when away from the ship on excursions
  • Travel Insurance


Why not bring a non-crafting partner with you?
If a non-crafting family member or friend wishes to accompany you on any of our holidays, and is sharing a room with you, then the following reductions will apply to the price the non-crafter pays:
Europe- £50


For single travellers who are interested in our trips, but don’t have a friend able to come with them why not join our "Stitch Together" programme to help with the costs of a single occupancy room? We have designed a way for you to find someone to share a room with on any of our Stitchtopia Holidays.

Find out more about our "Stitch Together"programme >>


The Bahamian flagged Magellan with her gleaming profile, beautiful wood type decks and distinctive livery is an impressive ship. She will accommodate about 1250 guests within a warm and friendly atmosphere that reflects a truly British cruise experience. Magellan is air conditioned and has nine passenger decks serviced by eight lifts.

Magellan boasts a spacious interior, with wide corridors and expansive wooden deck areas providing comfortable surroundings for guests. However, the ship still provides an intimate atmosphere, with a huge range of leisure facilities, including bars and lounges, as well as multiple dining options.

The Magellan ship provides a quintessentially British cruise experience to all its passengers. Highlights include its two high-quality restaurants, the Waldorf and the Kensington, the more relaxed Raffles Bistro, and an impressive array of whirlpools and swimming pools out on the deck.


All cabins, regardless of category, are equipped with the following:

  • Air Conditioning
  • En suite with shower
  • Ample wardobe and storage space
  • Flat screen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Personal safe
  • To find out more about the cabin categories available, please click here