Bucketeer Hosted 13-N Arctic Circle Cruise July 2024
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We’ll be chasing the Northern Lights next July as we sail with Royal Caribbean roundtrip from Amsterdam across the Arctic Circle to the top of Norway and return. Scientists are predicting a solar maximum cycle with powerful Northern Lights displays for next summer and we and our lucky Bucketeers will be on the hunt.
This 13 night Arctic Circle is extremely popular and we have exceptional prices.
4D category balcony published price: $5,361 per person
Our price: $2,058.40 p/p
You’ll save over 60%!
This cruise is almost sold out but recently we had a cancellation so this is your lucky day.
We have one balcony stateroom now available at our group rate.
Please call us today at 804-557-3006 to hold your space - first come, first served
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July 5, 2024: Depart Amsterdam 4pm
July 6, 2024: Day at Sea
July 7, 2024: Geiranger, Norway 10am - 7pm
July 8, 2024: Molde, Norway 7am - 4pm
July 9, 2024: Day at Sea
July 10, 2024: Honningsvag, Norway 8am - 6pm
July 11, 2024: Tromso, Norway, 7am - 5pm
July 12, 2024: Cruising above the Arctic Circle
July 13, 2024: Flam, Norway 8am - 6pm
July 14, 2024: Alesund, Norway 1pm - 8pm
July 15, 2024: Olden, Norway 7am - 5pm
July 16, 2024: Bergen, Norway 8am - 6pm
July 17, 2024: Day at Sea
July 18, 2024: Arrive Amsterdam 6am
Ports of Call
This small but lively city has a unique modern feel. A rebuilding effort following a major fire in 1904 gave the city its distinctive Art Nouveau — or “Jugendstil” — architectural style, defined its ornate details, asymmetrical facades and curving forms meant to resemble plants, animals and flowers. From the city park, walk up the 418 steps to the city’s peak, Aksla — you’ll be rewarded with a gorgeous panoramic view on the city, the islands and the rugged Sunnmorsalpane mountain range. Alesund is the home base for Norway’s largest cod fishing fleet, so you won’t have to go far to try some of the delicious and fresh seafood dishes during your Norway cruise.
Set against the backdrop of seven mountains, Bergen’s natural beauty and historical charm will stop you in your tracks. Stroll through the Bryggen neighborhood, with its medieval cobblestone alleyways and red, yellow and white painted houses. Take the cable car or a one-hour hike to the top of Mt. Floyen, and soak in dramatic views of the city and the surrounding fjords with Norway cruises. Encounter trolls — don’t worry, they’re only statues — in the Troll Forest. Later, learn why Bergen is a UNESCO City of Gastronomy with a meal at one of the city’s forward-thinking restaurants, where chefs prepare cold-water seafood and local produce with modernist techniques.
Arriving in Flam feels like stepping into a fairy tale. Home to only 350 inhabitants, the village is situated at the inner end of the Aurlandsfjorden, the world’s deepest fjord reaching a staggering 4,292 feet. From the harbor, take a brief stroll to the Flam Railway and take the 12-mile ride through the Myrdal Mountains and along the fjord. Cruise to Norway and head to Otternes Farm Village, made up of 27 different buildings that date back to the 17th century. Then, let the waterfall at Stalheimsfossen take your breath away, or drive to Stegastein viewpoint to take in the beauty of the fjord.
Welcome to the Jewel in the Crown of Norway’s fjords. Geiranger Fjord was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005, but the area has been luring tourists since the turn of the 19th century. Take the Waterfall Walk to the heart of the cascades. Climb the Skywalk for Europe’s highest fjord view with a clear 1640 foot drop below you. Explore Geiranger by bike or on foot, or hop in a raft or kayak for a view from the water. Once you’ve taken in your fill of mountain air, stroll the quaint village center. Indulge your sweet tooth at the local artisan chocolate shop, or sit back at a cafe with a coffee and a krumkake — a rolled cake with whipped cream in the center — and enjoy the view.
Situated above the Arctic Circle, Honningsvag is surrounded by fjords and waterfalls, offering views across the sea to the Svalbard Islands and the North Pole. First settled more than 10 thousand years ago, today you’ll find a modern central area around the harbor. Shops sell local crafts, including traditional Sami jewelry, as well as sleek Scandinavian home décor. Jump onboard a Norwegian fjords cruise and watch the indigenous Sami people herd reindeer through the area, and explore the history of the area at the Nordkappmuseet. Then, head to one of the restaurants in the harbor area for king crab risotto.
Known as the Town of Roses, Molde is situated in the midst of some of Norway’s most beautiful fjords. Enthusiastic for the outdoors? Hit Molde’s multitude of hiking and biking trails that offer views of the 222 mountain peaks visible from here. Take one of the world’s most iconic drives: Molde’s Atlantic Road, voted the Norwegian Construction of the Century, lets you actually drive over the ocean through islands, bays and moorlands.
Fresh air and icy beauty are the hallmarks of Olden, known as the Gateway to the Glaciers. Come here to explore the Jostedal Glacier – not only can you take in views of this natural wonder, you can also head to Jostedalsbreen National Park and hike the blue ice yourself. Thanks to Olden’s location at the northern end of Oldedalen Valley, you’ll find an unexpectedly dramatic landscape dotted with valleys, waterfalls and mountains. Explore the town by foot, boat or bike, and head into a gallery to discover why Olden is an emerging center for contemporary design. Check out the Old Olden Church for a unique look into local religious traditions.
Tromso, Norway’s gateway to the Arctic, is surrounded by deep blue fjords and snow-capped mountain peaks. Explore this lively city, linked to the mainland by a gracefully arched bridge. Visit the fascinating Polar Museum or the arctic aquarium Polaria. Be blown away by panoramic views on a cable car ride up to Storstein Mountain, or hike up one of the trails that run through the Lyngen Alps. Cruise to Tromso, Norway and stop into a cafe and refuel with carrot and cardamom marmalade on toast.
From the stunning scenery to the fun experiences, this cruise vacation is sure to delight! We’ll be happy to create for you a perfect European vacation if you wish to extend your holiday.
Call us today at 804-557-3006 or email us at email@example.com to grab your space or for information on similar Norway cruises.