Norway's Arctic Awakening

Norway’s Arctic Awakening
You Will Experience the Best of Three Seasons on a Spring Cruise in Norway
On a cruise along the Norwegian coast, you can expect spectacular, ever-changing landscapes, charming ports, and diverse wildlife.
But traveling along this coast during Norway’s Arctic Awakening (April – June) is positively unique, with amazing, wide-ranging adventures and varied nature. On springtime cruises you will enjoy warm, summery temperatures in Bergen, the coastline in bloom as you sail north, to full winter above the Arctic Circle, where you can still participate in amazing winter excursions such as snowmobiling and dog sledding. In springtime you can visit stunning fjords that are not visited other times of year. And starting on May 17 and throughout June, the sun doesn’t set above the Arctic Circle, so you can experience beautiful landscapes under the otherworldly glow of the midnight sun. They also take this opportunity to offer fascinating hosted and themed cruises in Norway that provide additional historical, scientific, and cultural insights and experiences.
Norway: From the Vikings to the Nobel Peace Prize
Led by Professor Emeritus of the University of Washington, Department of Scandinavian Studies, Dr. Terje Leiren, this late March through early April cruise combines the northbound exploration of the stunning Norwegian coast with enlightening lectures about the Vikings, the creation of a Norwegian national identity, and Norway and the Nobel Peace Prize.

Explore the Sea and Sky with Former NASA Astronaut Dr. Kathy Sullivan
On this special April cruise you will sail along the fjords of Norway and discover the future of space exploration and the emerging Arctic thanks to fascinating lectures from Dr. Kathy Sullivan, the first American woman to walk in space and a 2004 inductee into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame. A veteran of three Space Shuttle missions, Dr. Sullivan will share her unique perspective on space travel, and what it’s like to live in space.

Exclusive Norwegian Experience: From Vikings to WWII
Also led by Professor Emeritus of the University of Washington, Department of Scandinavian Studies, Dr. Terje Leiren, this April cruise combines an exploration of the stunning Norwegian coast with enlightening history lectures. Northbound, you will learn about the Vikings, visit Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim, and attend a Viking feast. The southbound journey focuses on the history of World War II in Norway and includes a private visit to the Lofoten War Museum.
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Cultural Cruises: A Cruise of History, Music and Art
In April and May they host their Cultural Cruises: A Cruise of History, Music and Art. On these special sailings you will gain in-depth knowledge and have authentic experiences of Norwegian culture that you won’t find anywhere else – or with any other tour operator. This is your opportunity to taste Norwegian delicacies on board, hear stories in the Kirkenes Andersgrotta bunker, and enjoy a concert of Edvard Grieg’s music out on deck and in unique, evocative settings. During southbound cruises they sail into the spectacular Lyngenfjord, where you will enjoy views of the majestic Lyngen Alps. And if you travel in May then you may have the opportunity to witness Norway’s national pride on Syttende Mai (17th of May), a popular holiday that celebrates the signing of Norway’s Constitution in 1814.

Spectacular Geirangerfjord
On June cruises heading northbound you will have an opportunity to enjoy a full day of exploring the stunning UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord, which is surrounded by majestic mountain peaks, steep cliffs, and cascading waterfalls, and often considered to be Norway’s jewel in the crown.

125th Anniversary Offer – Norway
Hurtigruten has been sailing these waters for 125 years and your clients won’t find a better guide to show them the best the coast of Norway has to offer! For Select and Platinum fares, book select Norway cruises by March 31, 2018, and you will save $250 per person on their 12-day roundtrip cruises*, or $100 per person on our 7-day northbound or 6-day southbound cruises*. Valid for travel dates from April 1, 2018, to March 31, 2019, they offer daily, year-round service. For Basic fares, you will save 15% on southbound cruises – with daily departures – in April, May, and June of 2018.

Traveling Solo?
Now is your opportunity to discover authentic Norway aboard the world’s most beautiful cruise without having to pay the single supplement†. This offer applies to the 12-day roundtrip cruise and is valid for Select fares only. There are many departures in May and June of 2018 from which to choose.
Want to learn more? Contact the experts at Jubilee Travel and we will have you on your way - to Norway, that is!