Oriana, Norway Fjords & Arctic Circle ex Southampton Roundtrip
A P&O Cruises holiday is unique. Exceptional value and tailored specifically for British passengers, they encompass an amazing selection of destinations and durations.
Imagine awaking to a new view each morning. Enjoying service that is unlike anything on land. Visiting more beautiful and vibrant places in one holiday than most people see in years. Dining in exclusive restaurants. Doing whatever you choose, whenever the notion takes you.
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14 Night Cruise sailing from Southampton roundtrip aboard Oriana.
With her signature tiered stern decks, Oriana is elegant and attractive. She has been specifically designed to suit British tastes; the broad teak promenade and lido decks are great for sun bathing and watching the world go by; the card room and wood panelled library are ideal for relaxing in, as are the bars including the Lord's Tavern sports bar and the iconic Anderson's bar.
Oriana's signature features are a stunning atrium with a Tiffany glass ceiling, a panoramic Crow's Nest bar and Marco Pierre White's Ocean Grill restaurant situated in the sumptuous surroundings of the Curzon Room. In addition to Ocean Grill, Oriana boasts other fabulous restaurants, including Sorrento, an Italian restaurant, and the Mediterranean styled Al Fresco. She also has a theatre, cinema, show lounge, nightclub and casino to ensure that entertainment is always within easy reach.
Of course, holidays should be relaxing and Oriana is the perfect place to relax with the beautiful Oasis Spa and salon. However, if you prefer to be a little more active whilst on holiday, you'll find a state of the art gym, sports courts and golf nets.
Flaam - Norway
Sailing through Norways beautiful Sognefjord, the worlds longest and deepest fjord, is one of the most memorable cruise experiences. Overlooked by snow-capped peaks and surrounded by cascading waterfalls, this is a sensational approach to the tiny village of Flam, which nestles in the innermost part of Sognefjord.
Alesund - Norway
Because it was completely rebuilt after being destroyed by fire in 1904, Alesund looks quite different to other Norwegian towns along the countrys west coast now better known as simply 'Fjordland'.
Trondheim - Norway
Enjoy the best of all possible worlds in Norways first-ever capital, which is still its third largest city and one of its most popular Fjordland cruise ports, Trondheim. Looking south along the picturesque Trondheim fjord, the most northerly in Norways west coast Fjordland region, are lush forests and valley but look north and you see the beginnings of the vast expanse of the Arctic Ocean.
Lofoten Islands - Norway
A delightfully remote Arctic archipelago, the Lofoten Islands offer a vista of natural beauty spectacular even by Norways high standards. Yet it was as recently as 1984 that the first cruise ship called at any of its ports: Leknes, Svolvaer and Stamsund.
Bergen - Norway
A former 'European City of Culture' with a string of fascinating art galleries facing its Lille Lungedgardsvann Lake, Bergen cruise port nestles amongst the magnificent mountains strung along Norway's western coastline and is a gateway to Fjordland.
Norway , like Alaska, is best seen from the water. Its spectacular scenery and long coastline and the range of cruise product available make this a popular cruise destination. How else would one experience the splendour of Geirangerfjorden, the majesty of the Harangerjord, the great magnificence Sognefjord.
Nowhere are there fjords to match the grandeur of those in Norway, where the deceptively clear water reflects the mountains like a mirror. Immerse yourself in the Norwegian culture by visiting the various museums and exhibits depicting life in Norway. Here, the people are friendly, flowers are everywhere and the sun shines at midnight so you can savour it all.
The majority of cruises here from the major cruise lines are 7 nights or longer. Most give their passengers the opportunity to view the amazing scenery of the Fjords as well as visit the small townships along the way to experience rural and coastal Norwegian life. Longer cruises go further north or combine visits to Iceland.
Most famous of all the cruise experiences here is the Hurtigruten. This local company runs a fleet of ships which sail year round servicing all the coastal towns from Bergen to Kirkness. While the ships provide a lifeline to these communities they are comfortable cruise ships in their own right and over the 6 night journey give a most complete view of the scenery and culture of the region. Many passengers do the 11 night return trip.
While the Hurtiguten (Norwegian Coastal Voyages) does run a year round schedule, the cruise season here is quite short with cruises operating between May and September to take advantage of the long northern summer days.
Cruises to the Norwegian Fjords commence in Copenhagen, Amsterdam and Southampton
Weather during the cruise season is mild to warm and the days are long and generally sunny. However in this latitude weather can change quickly and passengers should take note of the cruise line's advice on what clothes to take.