Overview

The 7-night Norse Legends Europe Cruise reveals the best of Norway and its exquisite treasures, natural and man-made with its enlightening and soul-enriching itinerary and cruise-path.
The cruise offers two embarkation and disembarkation options - Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Either ways, you will return home with memories and experiences that you will cherish life-long.

Day to Day Itinerary:


Day 1
Set Sail from Seattle, Washington, USA

Embark on your 7 Nights Norse Legends Europe Cruise from either Amsterdam or Rotterdam. The cruise ship sets sail at 4:00 PM; enjoy the experience of the ship pulling away from the port from the deck.

Time of Departure: 04:00 PM

Day 2
At Sea

Today, we will be fully at sea; avail the opportunity to explore the ship and revel in its many pleasures.

Day 3
Arrive at Eidfjord, Norway & Scenic Cruising - Hardangerfjord

Today, by 7:00 AM, the cruise ship docks at Eidfjord, the first port of call on this Norse Legends Europe Cruise.

Experience the stunning beauty of Eidfjord with a well-curated selection of shore excursions. Revel in the serenity of its Waterfalls & Nature with an excursion to the Hardanger Mountain Plateau and Vøringsfossen Waterfall.

The Hardanger Mountain Plateau is the largest mountain plateau of Europe, the largest national park of the Nordic Countries, and home to the largest herd of wild reindeer herds and the largest glaciers of Norway. In short, it is a wonderland of trekking routes, wild life and scenic vistas.

You can always combine a scenic drive through the village of Eidfjord to Hardanger Mountain Plateau and Vøringsfossen Waterfalls with a home-made Norwegian waffle and coffee / tea session at Halne Mountain Lodge, a lodge situated about 3,700 feet above sea level in the heart of the Hardanger Mountain Plain.

Alternative excursions include, Sea Kayaking in Eidfjord and an experience of the Spirit of the Fjord, with a Scenic Drive to Ulvik & a Cider Tasting Session at the Hardanger Juice & Cider Factory.

Later, the cruise ship departs from Eidfjord and sets sail for a scenic cruising through the Hardangerfjord, the fourth longest fjord in the world, and the second longest fjord in Norway. For the best views, head up to the deck!

Time of Arrival: 07:00 AM
Time of Departure: 03:00 PM

Day 4
Arrive at Alesund, Norway

As Day 4 dawns, the cruise ship draws closer to Alesund, docking at the port by 08:00 AM. The second port of call on this Norse Legends Europe Cruise, Alesund offers you an insight into the artistic culture and creativity of Norway. Rebuilt after a ravaging fire destroyed much of it, Alesund is now one of the most beautiful cities of Norway and one of the few Art Nouveau towns left in the world.

Explore Alesund and its surrounding cities with shore excursions such as an excursion to the The Islands of Giske & Godoy or Romsdal & the Troll Path. Both these excursions include a Sightseeing tour of Ålesund's Art Nouveau quarter. Alternatively, sign up for A Walk through Alesund with Coffee; a Sightseeing tour of Alesund City & Surroundings that includes a visit to the Sunnmore Open-Air Folk Museum and a drive to Mount Aklsa; or a sightseeing tour of Alesund Highlights & Atlantic Ocean Park.

Later, return to the cruise ship.

Time of Arrival: 08:00 AM Time of Departure: 11:00 PM

Day 5
Arrive at Geiranger, Norway & Cruising Geirangerfjord

Wake up refreshed and ready to make the most of this day. Today, the cruise ship docks at Geiranger, a tourist village that is small in size but has some of the most amazingly beautiful sceneries in the world.

See the best of it with a shore excursion to the summit of Mount Dalsnibba and Eagle Point on Eagle Road for a view of the Seven Sisters Waterfalls. Revel in the beauty of the UNESCO World Heritage listed Geirangerfjord with a cruise on a rigid inflatable boat or a kayak; visit the Herdal Mountain Farm, the largest mountain farm still in use in Norway; or enjoy exploring the region on a bike tour, starting from Djupvasshytte Lodge, which is roughly 3,000 feet above sea level.

Later, this Norse Legends Europe cruise continues to treat your senses with exquisite views as it navigates its path down the Geirangerfjord.

Time of Arrival: 07:00 AM
Time of Departure: 05:00 PM

Day 6
Arrive at Bergen, Norway

Day 6 of the Norse Legends Europe cruise begins with the ship's arrival at Bergen, Norway’s second-largest city and one of the most popular ports of call on a Norwegian fjords cruise. Bergen will be the last port on call on this Europe cruise.

The most popular shore excursion from the port of Bergen happens to be an excursion to Troldhaugen, the home of the composer Edvard Grieg, and the new Fantoft Stave Church. Other available shore excursions include a sightseeing tour of Bergen with a funicular ride up to Mount Fløien; a Mt Floien Hiking experience; and an excursion to visit the most panoramic sights of Bergen.

Time of Arrival: 08:00 AM
Time of Departure: 05:00 PM

Day 7
At Sea

Day 8 of the Norse Legends Europe Cruise is spent entirely at sea, as the cruise ship makes its way back to Amsterdam / Rotterdam.

Day 8

The cruise arrives at Amsterdam / Rotterdam early in the morning. Disembark with happy memories of your cruise and a promise to return for more.

Time of Arrival: 07:00 AM

Prices :

Ship Name Departures Embark Port Disembark Port Starts @ (USD) Route
ms Rotterdam 13 May; 10 Jun; 08 Jul Rotterdam, The Netherlands Rotterdam, The Netherlands 1099 1299 Eidfjord, Norway; Scenic cruising Hardangerfjord; Alesund, Norway; Geiranger, Norway; Cruising Geirangerfjord; Bergen, Norway
ms Koningsdam 04 Jun; 02, 30 Jul; 27 Aug Amsterdam, The Netherlands Amsterdam, The Netherlands 1299 1599 Eidfjord, Norway; Scenic cruising Hardangerfjord; Alesund, Norway; Geiranger, Norway; Cruising Geirangerfjord; Bergen, Norway

Dining & Onboard Activities

Dining onboard MS Rotterdam:

Guests of the Norse Legends Europe Cruise onboard the MS Rotterdam have plenty to look forward to on their round-trip cruise. The ship features a strategic layout of some of the best dining experiences and recreational facilities, which ensures that you are never too far from your heart's desires.

MS Rotterdam has implemented the As you Wish Dining Program, a program that gives you the flexibility of dining at the Main Dining Room either as a part of a traditional pre-set seating in two timing slots with advance reservations or as walk-in guests. Guests dining at the Main Dining Room enjoy elegant breakfasts, leisurely lunches and excellent five-course dinners.

There are plenty of other alternatives, such as the Pinnacle Grill, where you can dine on culinary masterpieces created from beef and premium seafood; revel in an authentic Italian dining experience at Canaletto; or simply enjoy the fun of poolside dining at the Lido restaurant.

Recreational Facilities onboard MS Rotterdam:

Greenhouse Spa & Salon

Culinary Arts Centre

Casino

Lido Pool

The Retreat

The Showroom at Sea

Digital Workshop, powered by Windows

Dining onboard MS Koningsdam:

The largest, most luxurious and most technically advanced of Holland America cruise ships, MS Koningsdam impresses on all grounds; food is no exception.

As in other Holland America cruise ships, guests on board the MS Koningsdam enjoy the flexibility of the As You Wish dining program, that allows them to choose between making advanced reservations for a pre-set seating and dining or walk-in for open-seating at the Main Dining Room. Either ways, you get to enjoy a complete 5-course dinner.

In addition to the Main Dining Room, MS Koningsdam features many other dining establishments and lounges to make your time on the cruise more interesting than ever.

Savour Dutch treats, Heineken Beer and speciality coffees at the Grand Dutch Café; dine poolside from an extensive buffet at the Lido Market; dive in into burgers, fries and hot dogs at Dive-in by the poolside. Experience the tastes of New York at the New York Deli & Pizza; go French at the Sel de Mer; or discover Asian flavours at Tamarind.

There are many more; just hop aboard to explore.

Recreational Facilities onboard MS Koningsdam:

Wine-blending Sessions at Blend

Culinary Arts Centre

Greenhouse Spa & Salon

Digital Workshop

Fitness Centre

Merabella

The Signature Shops

Lido Pool

Youth Programs

World Stage

Casino

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Cancellation Protection Plans

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Cancellation Protection Plans

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Holland America’s Cancellation Protection Plans (CPP) are designed to protect your cruise holiday investment from loss – no matter what. Unforeseen circumstances do arise, be it illness, family matters, work events, anything.

Buying a CPP gives you the assurance that if you need to cancel your cruise holiday due to any reason, you can easily cancel your cruise bookings for a refund.

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