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2023

Oceania Nordic Fjords Sailing Adventure from Dublin

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Set sail on an unforgettable journey through the breathtaking Nordic Fjords with Oceania Cruises’ newest offering – the Oceania Nordic Fjords Sailing Adventure departing from Dublin. This remarkable voyage promises to immerse travellers in the unparalleled beauty and rich cultural heritage of the Nordic region, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Embarking from the historic port of Dublin, passengers will embark on a 12-day voyage filled with awe-inspiring landscapes, charming coastal towns, and world-class amenities aboard the luxurious Oceania Sirena. This unique itinerary will take travellers on a remarkable journey through the pristine fjords and enchanting landscapes of Norway and beyond.

Highlights of the Oceania Nordic Fjords Sailing Adventure include:

Scenic Beauty: Explore the iconic Norwegian Fjords, where towering cliffs, cascading waterfalls, and emerald-green waters create a visual masterpiece. Witness the awe-inspiring Geirangerfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the stunning Nærøyfjord, among others.

Cultural Immersion: Immerse yourself in the rich culture of the Nordic region with visits to charming coastal towns such as Bergen, Stavanger, and Oslo. Experience the warmth and hospitality of the local people, sample authentic cuisine, and explore historical landmarks.

Luxurious Accommodations: The Oceania Sirena offers passengers an unparalleled level of comfort and elegance. From spacious suites with private verandas to world-class dining and entertainment options, this ship is designed to make your journey as enjoyable as the destinations themselves.

Sailing dates: 14-25 June 2024. Itinerary includes: 

Day 1- Boarding- Dublin

Cosmopolitan, colourful and over a thousand years old, Dublin presents a fine starting point for visitors to Ireland. This capital city is split in two by the River Liffey, which gives form to the city and has no less than nine bridges spanning it. Central Dublin is easily explored on foot and presents a wealth of historic landmarks, from ancient cathedrals to gracious

Georgian buildings that pay testimony to days gone by. There are many attractions on both sides of the Liffey, ranging from gaols and castles to museums and the birthplaces of famous poets and writers. Dublin is also famous for its nightlife and the Temple Bar area is the highlight for those seeking out a party.

Day 2- Belfast

Belfast is often overlooked as a tourist destination, but its fascinating history, ongoing struggles, numerous attractions, and, above all, the warmth and acerbic wit of its inhabitants, make it an interesting stop on any tour of the United Kingdom. It also serves as an excellent base from which to explore the many natural wonders of Northern Ireland.

Day 3- Ullapool

Ullapool is an ideal base for hiking throughout Sutherland and taking wildlife and nature cruises, especially to the Summer Isles. By the shores of salty Loch Broom, the town was founded in 1788 as a fishing station to exploit the local herring stocks. There’s still a smattering of fishing vessels, as well as visiting yachts and foreign ships. When their crews fill the pubs, Ullapool has a cosmopolitan feel. The harbor area comes to life when the Lewis ferry arrives and departs.

Day 4- Lerwick, Shetland Islands

Founded by Dutch fishermen in the 17th century, Lerwick today is a busy town and administrative centre. Handsome stone buildings—known as lodberries—line the harbour; they provided loading bays for goods in the past, some of them illegal. The town’s twisting flagstone lanes and harbour once heaved with activity, and Lerwick is still an active port today. This is also where most visitors to Shetland dock, spilling out of cruise ships, allowing passengers to walk around the town.

Day 5- Hauguesund

Day 6- Nordfjordeid

Day 7- Trondheim

One of Scandinavia’s oldest cities, Trondheim was the first capital of Norway, from AD 997 to 1380. Founded in 997 by Viking king Olav Tryggvason, it was first named Nidaros (still the name of the cathedral), a composite word referring to the city’s location at the mouth of the Nidelva River. Today, it’s Central Norway’s largest (and Norway’s third largest) city, with a population of 150,000. The wide streets of the historic city center remain lined with brightly painted wood houses and striking warehouses. But it’s no historic relic: it’s also the home to NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) and is Norway’s technological capital.

Day 8- Ålesund

The coastal town of Ålesund is the commercial capital of the Møre og Romsdal district. But more important, it is noted for its characteristic Jugendstil (Art Nouveau) buildings, which some claim to make Ålesund one of the most beautiful towns in Norway. This Art Nouveau style emerged when the town was completely rebuilt after a devastating fire in 1904 destroyed nearly 800 buildings and left 10,000 residents homeless. It is said that the fire was started by a tipped oil lamp. Rebuilding was carried out with the help of many young, foreign architects who added their own flourishes to the architectural blend of German Jugendstil and Viking roots. Today, narrow streets are crammed with buildings topped with turrets, spires and gables that bear decorations of dragonheads and curlicues. As one of the few remaining Art Nouveau towns in the world, in 1998 Ålesund was awarded the coveted Houens National Memorial Prize for the preservation of its unique architecture.

Day 9- Cruising the North Sea

Day 10- Oslo

Oslo is the capital of Norway and is also its largest city, situated at the head of Oslo Fjord and surrounded by hills and forests. Home to some 50 museums and full of galleries, cafés, a sculpture park and the Royal Palace, this vibrant city with its handsome 19th-century buildings and wide streets has much to offer. Its history dates back 1,000 years and includes a rich seafaring heritage that ranges from the Viking era to Thor Heyerdahl’s Kon Tiki expedition. Discover more about this exciting city on our varied selection of excursions.

Day 11- Lysekil

Day 12- Copenhagen

The coastal city of Copenhagen is packed with old-world charm alongside avant-garde architecture. It’s a vibrant and modern city, with a long and fascinating history. It has been the capital of Denmark for nearly 600 years and is home to the oldest resident monarchy in the world. Copenhagen is the biggest city in Scandinavia, occupying a pleasant and strategic spot on the Baltic east coast of Denmark’s largest island, Zealand. Its harbour is overlooked by the world-famous statue of the Little Mermaid. This remarkable journey offers travellers the opportunity to escape the ordinary and experience the extraordinary. Whether you’re a seasoned explorer or embarking on your first cruise, the Oceania Nordic Fjords Sailing Adventure promises an unmatched blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and luxurious comfort.

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