Southampton The south of England boasts a dramatic coastline that encloses some of the most beautiful countryside in Britain. The landscape of hills and heaths, downs and forests, valleys and dales, is without rival. Southampton serves as your gateway to the countryside – and to a wide variety of historic sites, national landmarks, a charming old town and shopping!
Bergen, known as the “Gateway to the Fjords,” is Norway’s second-largest city. But with only about 260,000 inhabitants, it projects the warmth and accessibility of a much smaller community. Shrouded in history, the city’s streets are flanked with centuries-old churches and quaint shops and homes connected by a labyrinth of backyard pathways. Two picturesque and inviting landmarks make orientation easy: the wharf area and the museum-surrounded ornamental lake and parklands are within ten minutes from each other by foot. Bergen is a clean, friendly, accessible seaside town, rich in history and art, and it’s easily navigated on foot or by public transport.
SKJOLDEN – SOGNEFJORD Welcome to the heart of the Norwegian Fjords. Skjolden is the innermost cruiseport of Norway, located at the head of the longest navigable fjord in the world – Sognefjorden. The approach is via the picturesque Lusterfjord, close to Jostedalsbreen, the largest glacier on the European mainland and ends at the foot of the highest mountains in Norway – the Jotunheimen National Park. The fjord is surrounded by several of Norway’s major attractions – accessible on short transits!