Travel to a magical world where silver waterfalls and blue waters offer a splendid panorama. Grandiose and majestic, the Fjords seem to disappear into infinity as they carve their way into the lush green country of Norway offering a breathtaking spectacle. Nearly all are UNESCO World Heritage sites, long arms of the sea extending inland, from a string of rocky isles to the snow-capped mountains surrounding them.
Aboard Le Diamant, follow in the footsteps of the Vikings to the land where the sea has sculpted the coast of Norway into paradises of lakes and glaciers... an unforgettable journey along the Norwegian coast.
Cruising the Norway Fjords itinerary:
Day 1 -Hamburg (Germany)
Embarkation at midday
Day 2 -Lysefjord (Norway)
The Lysefjord is a change of scenery. The winding mountain will let you discover the splendid rock formations unveiling of half-frozen lakes.
Day 3 -Bergen (Norway)
First port of call: Bergen is probably the most beautiful of the Scandinavian Hanseatic cities where the silhouettes of gabled houses represent one of the enduring images of medieval Norway. Then there are the majestic Norwegian fjords where the sheer beauty of their vast rivers of silvery-blue ice offers a truly unique spectacle. The image of Le Boréal amidst the grandeur of the Geiranger fjord will remain with you forever
Day 4 - Geiranger (Norway)
You will be captivated by the show's unforgettable Geirangerfjord, one of the best knownpanoramas of Norway, declared world heritage by UNESCO.
Let yourself go with this unique romantic city, known for its famous Roses
Day 5 -Trondheim (Norway)
City of Viking kings and historic capital of Norway, Trondheim (Norway) is to be found in the largest of the Norwegian fjords. The city’s modern pedestrianised centre, historic districts, museums and Nidaros Cathedral, home to Norway’s crown jewels, make this a port of call not to be missed.
Optional excursion : Nidaros Cathedral and Ringve Museum (1/2 day)
Day 6 - Ballstad (Norway)
A true journey in the middle of the fjords, you will discover a place of the most unique in the world, the Norwegian archipelago of the Lofoten Islands, north of the Arctic Circle.
Day 7 - Tromsö (Norway)
A former whale hunting capital of the Arctic, Tromsö (Norway) is better known these days as the Paris of the North. A young and vibrant city, it has retained its authentic cachet thanks to the typical yet not so common wooden dwellings. The Arctic Cathedral, whose stained glass windows are among the highest in Europe, and the polar museum, are just two of many sites worth a visit.
Optional excursion: Tromso and Mount Storsteinen (1/2 day)
Day 8 - Honningsvag (Norway)
Last stop before the North Cape, here you will discover award-winning houses and listed buildings. Gateway to a vast kingdom of the Sami and their herds of reindeer, this great fishing port is home to the North Cape Museum illustrating the life of this region. thanks to the Gulf Stream the waters are ice-free and nature has a chance to flourish.
Optional excursion: North Cape (1/2 day)
Day 9 - Navigation Andenes (Norway)
Day 10-Svartisen (Norway)
Cruising in the Holandsfjord to reach the glacier lands of Svartisen (Norway) is a truly amazing experience! Come face to face with the Norway’s second largest glacier, a real beauty next to a superb lake, which waters are the colour of bronze.
Navigation Torghattan (Norway)
Day 11-Aalesund (Norway)
Aalesund’s (Norway) architectural style never fails to take visitors by surprise. After the 1904 disaster, Norwegian architects inspired by the Art Nouveau movement contributed to the town’s reconstruction. The result is exquisitely picturesque. Not far from here is Giske, the island where Rollon, the great Viking chief who commanded the Nordic expeditions to Normandy, was born, and the even more delightful island of Godoy. The village of Alnes offers a fabulous panoramic view of the Atlantic ocean and surrounding islands.
Optional excursion : Islands of Giske and Godoy (1/2 day)
Runde (Norway) This island is best known for its beautiful puffin birds.
Day 12-Balestrand (Norway)
Welcome to Balestrand an idyllic village made of lush mountains. Here you will find peace and quiet.
Day 13-Stavanger Via navigation in Fjords (Norway)
A charming small city in the heart of fjords. Don't miss Prekestolen, a massive rock overhanging the fjord (604 meters above).
Cruising the Lysefjord.
Day 15-Hamburg (Germany)
Disembarkation in morning.
Cruise fares include:
-Your cruise including all meals from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation
-Welcome aboard and captain’s cocktail parties, gala dinner
-Mineral water, tea, filter coffee, white, red and rosé wines served with meals0
-24 hour room service (selected menu)
-Evening entertainments and events, and/or organised shows
-All zodiac shore landings
-Porterage from the quayside to the ship and vice versa
-English-speaking guest-speaker (when applicable)
Port taxes and charges additional (approx EUR 500)
Enchanting yacht flying under the French flag and widely opened towards the outdoor, Le Diamant answers perfectly in the great tradition to the wishes of the cruises lovers and amateurs of new horizons. An enthusiastic and intimate atmosphere prevails on board: the French art of living. This upscale liner welcomes 226 passengers and 120 crew members and offers her privileged hosts a refined luxury through the discovery of original coasts and calls.
In the Main Lounge you will enjoy entertainment and lectures. The other lounge Le Club is equipped with a dance floor and a bar. If you prefer a more intimate style, enjoy the calm of the library, the conviviality of the smaller louges or relax in the Observation Lounge with its panoramic sea view, piano and bar.
For relaxation a small fitness room, pool, massage room, hairdresser, shop, bars are available... There are so many daily rendez-vous to ensure your travel will be an unforgettable one.