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Norway's Land of the Northern Lights

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Go in search of the northern lights

Join Ambience on a classic voyage in search of the celestial Northern Lights. She calls at some stunning ports-of-call along the beautiful coast of Western Norway, before heading deep into the Arctic Circle toward Europe’s outer reaches.

Sailing from London Tilbury, you’ll head to Western Norway, and pretty Alesund and photogenic Trondheim. Continue north into the Arctic Circle for a greater chance of seeing the bewitching Northern Lights, with stops at Tromsø, gateway to the vast, pristine wilderness that lies beyond, and the Arctic port of Alta. Return home via bustling Bodø and colourful, historic Fjordland capital Bergen.

What does this price include?

  • Comfortable, contemporary cabins and suites that feature TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, a fridge and individually controlled air conditioning
  • A wide choice of British and International cuisine every day throughout your cruise
  • Plenty to do during the day, including playing bridge, practising your steps on the dancefloor and interesting, expert-led lectures to attend
  • A full programme of evening entertainment, including cabaret shows, comedy, dancing and live music
  • Full use of the ship’s on-board leisure facilities
  • All UK port taxes (where collectable in advance)
  • Luggage porterage between your cabin and the drop-off/pick-up point

Your Itinerary

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  • Depart: 17:00hrs

    Board Ambience in Tilbury, today, settle in to your cabin and relax as your cruise begins.

  • Spend today relaxing on board.

  • Spend today relaxing on board.

  • Arrive: 08:00hrs

    Depart: 16:00hrs

    Alesund, with its natural harbours lined with pastel-painted, gabled and turreted buildings, is an unexpectedly beautiful port. Don't miss the town's fascinating Sunnmore Museum, which offers insight into life in this part of the world through the ages and boasts a fine boat collection.

  • Arrive: 08:00hrs

    Depart: 16:00hrs

    Beautiful Trondheim, picturesquely set between a loop of the River Nid and stunning Trondheimsfjord, welcomes you this morning. Soak up the atmosphere of a city that was once the capital of Viking Norway. Head to imposing Nidaros cathedral, visit the restored Archbishop’s Palace, and see the impressive Stiftsgarden, which is now a royal residence.

  • Spend today relaxing on board.

  • Arrive: 08:00hrs

    Depart: 21:00hrs

    Tromso's magnificent Arctic Cathedral rises grandly from its bustling centre. Step ashore to explore the daily market, and perhaps to visit the fascinating Polarmuseum, which chronicles the lives and exploits of the likes of Amundsen and Nansen.

  • Arrive: 14:00hrs

    Depart: Overnight

    Your next port of call is remote Alta, nestled deep within the Arctic Circle and toward Europe’s outer reaches. Sky-gaze at your leisure (the Northern Lights are often at their most astounding here), or perhaps join exciting optional excursions to explore the Arctic region of Finnmark, home to the Sami people, see the prehistoric rock carvings at Hjemmeluft or visit the famous Ice Hotel.

  • Arrive: Overnight

    Depart: 21:00hrs

    Your next port of call is remote Alta, nestled deep within the Arctic Circle and toward Europe’s outer reaches. Sky-gaze at your leisure (the Northern Lights are often at their most astounding here), or perhaps join exciting optional excursions to explore the Arctic region of Finnmark, home to the Sami people, see the prehistoric rock carvings at Hjemmeluft or visit the famous Ice Hotel.

  • Spend today relaxing on board.

  • Arrive: 07:00hrs

    Depart: 16:00hrs

    Nestled in a dramatic location amongst the Norwegian wilderness, Bodo is a fantastic place to spend a day, and perhaps as a staging point to take a trip into the Arctic Circle or to the Lofoten Islands.

     

  • Spend today relaxing on board.

  • Arrive: 08:00hrs

    Depart: 16:00hrs

    Compact and friendly, Bergen was once a great trading city within the Hanseatic League and was the birthplace of composer Edvard Grieg. It remains Norway's second city and, despite being sheltered from the sea by its seven hills and outlying islands, is unashamedly nautical in outlook. Visit the vibrant harbour and fish market, stroll past the wooden warehouses of bryggen (the old town) and take the Fløibanen funicular to the summit of Mount Fløyen.

  • Spend today relaxing on board.

  • Arrive: 09:00hrs

    Say goodbye to Ambience, her crew and your fellow passengers as she arrives in Tilbury, today, and you disembark at the end of a wonderful cruise.


Days marked above with an anchor include ports where you will be transferred to shore by landing boat. These ports may be inaccessible for customers with mobility difficulties as a result. Any days not listed will be spent at sea.

Dates & Prices

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Further Information

  • New rules apply when travelling to European Union countries and Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. The following are useful guidelines which will help you prepare for your next adventure. Note that these new rules do NOT apply when travelling within the United Kingdom or to the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or the Republic of Ireland. You do require government issued ID when travelling by air though.

    Passport

    British passport holders need to have at least six months validity left on their passport and it needs to be less than ten years old; passports which have a longer validity than ten years are not valid for travel once the tenth anniversary of issue has passed. These rules do not apply to travel to Ireland where you can continue to use your passport as long as it’s valid for the length of your stay.

    Visa

    If you’re a tourist, you do not need a visa for short trips to most EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. You’ll be able to stay for up to 90 days in any rolling 180-day period. Different rules will apply to Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus and Romania; if you visit these countries, visits to other EU countries will not count towards the 90-day total. Travel to Ireland will not change and stays there will not count towards the 90-day total.

    European Travel Information & Authorisation System (ETIAS)

    Towards the end of 2022, it is likely that non EU citizens will be required to apply online for an authorisation to visit most European countries. The current details suggest there will be a charge of €7 per person and the authorisation will be valid for all trips made to the EU in a three year period from issue. We will advise you of confirmed details prior to your tour’s departure.

    Border Control

    At border control, you may need to show proof of your return journey - your travel documentation issued by us will be sufficient for this. You will also need to use separate lanes from EU, EEA and Swiss citizens if manual checks are required.

    Healthcare Cover

    You should always get appropriate travel insurance with healthcare cover before you go abroad which covers pre-existing conditions. You should understand the terms and conditions of your travel insurance and be happy with its cover for healthcare and travel disruption. Newmarket sell a comprehensive travel insurance policy. Ask our travel consultants for more information.

    You should also apply for a UK Global Heath Insurance Card (GHIC) which lets you get urgent state healthcare in Europe at a reduced cost or sometimes for free. Note GHIC is only valid in EU countries and not in Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    Mobile Roaming

    Roaming charges have been re-introduced by some UK providers when visiting the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. Prior to travel, please do check with your phone operator for the most up to date information.

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