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Embark for an exceptional 8-day cruise on L'Austral across the North of Europe. Explore the most beautiful capitals of the North Sea and their architectural treasures. Cruise from Stockholm to Bergen, discovering one of the oldest kingdoms in the world. The Jutland peninsula, thrusting between the North Sea and the Baltic, forms the mainland and is surrounded by hundreds of islands of all sizes.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Embark in Stockholm, Sweden
Day 2 : At sea
Day 3 : Copenhagen, Denmark
Day 4 : Kristiansand, Norway
Day 5 : Stavanger
Day 6 : Ulvik | Flam
Day 7 : Olden
Day 8 : Disembark in Bergen, Norway

Highlights

  • Discover one of the oldest kingdoms in the world, Northern Europe
  • Explore the most beautiful capitals of the North Sea and their architecture
  • Set sail in the footsteps of Norwegian composer and genius Edward Grieg
  • Tour picturesque neighborhoods, dynamic cities, and colorful ports

Ship

L'Austral

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

City view of Stockholm, Sweden Brightly colored houses decorate the pier. Bicycles are a part of everyday life in Europe A market in Bryggen, Bergen, Norway Peaceful homes on the shores of the Baltic Sea

Day 1 Embark in Stockholm, Sweden

Embark L'Austral between 4:30pm to 5:30pm. Settle into your room and familiarize yourself with the ship and her staff.

Day 2 At sea

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 3 Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Blending the dynamism of a capital city and the quality of life of a small town, Copenhagen offers you its picturesque neighborhoods and its colorful quaysides - an astute blend of softness, elegance and vitality.

Day 4 Kristiansand, Norway

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 5 Stavanger

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 6 Ulvik | Flam

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today's optional tour begins in Vik, which is an old settlement rich in tradition and in earlier times a religious center. Visit 12th century Hopperstad Stave Church with its dragon head decorations. Make a brief photo stop at the beautiful Tvinne waterfall and Vikafjellet Mountain Road before descending into Mørkdalen (the dark valley) where there is a big production of goat cheese on the scattered summer farms. Eat lunch in Voss, a charming village with an important tourist industry. Thereafter ride the Bergen Railway, which connects Bergen with Oslo, and see massive mountains, breathtaking drops, and gushing rivers and waterfalls. Change trains to the Flåm Railway, which takes you down 2700 feet to sea level in 45 minutes. End your tour in Flåm, a small village on the Aurlandsfjord. Note that this tour involves walking on flat grass and gravel paths - comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

Day 7 Olden

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Day 8 Disembark in Bergen, Norway

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark in Bergen and transfer to the airport for your included flight to Paris.

L'Austral

Per person starting at
$4,980
Superior Stateroom
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Superior Stateroom
8 cabins, 226 sq ft, located on Le Champollion Deck. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area and private bath.
Deluxe Stateroom
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Deluxe Stateroom
28 cabins, 200 sq ft with private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
Prestige Stateroom
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Prestige Stateroom - Deck 4
200 sq ft with 43 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
Prestige Stateroom
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Prestige Stateroom - Deck 5
200 sq ft with 43 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
Prestige Stateroom
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Prestige Stateroom - Deck 6
200 sq ft with 43 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, private bath.
Deluxe Suite
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Deluxe Suite
3 suites, 290 sq ft with 54 sq ft private balcony, located on the Le France Deck. A/C, king or twin beds, seating area, desk, minibar, private bath.
Prestige Suite
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Prestige Suite - Deck 5
398 sq ft with 86 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, communicating cabins available. Separate living area, private bath.
Prestige Suite
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Prestige Suite - Deck 6
398 sq ft with 86 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, communicating cabins available. Separate living area, private bath.
Owner's Suite
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Owners Suite
484 sq ft with 97 sq ft private balcony. A/C, king or twin beds, communicating cabins available. Separate living, dining areas, private bath with large tub and shower, minibar, 2 flat screen TVs, DVD, CD, and IPOD, Video on demand, Satellite phone

Notes

Please note:
Fares are based on double occupancy and are capacity controlled. Rates may increase at any time as the ship sells out and subject to change without notice.

Children welcome:
- Flexible, or connecting staterooms
- Baby-sitting service on request
- Children's menus, fun tea parties, games, piano lessons and a host of other activities
- Special kids' rates

Cruise fares are per person and include the following:
• One-way return flight from Bergen to Paris in economy, on European airline
• Meet and Greet by representatives at the destination airport
• Half day visit to the open air Old Bergen Museum including English speaking guide, lunch, and beverages
• Transfers to and/or from the ship
• All meals while on board the ship 
• Captain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner
• Tea, filter coffee, water, a selection of cruise wines white, red and rosé offered during meals; afternoon tea
• Evening entertainment and events
• Luggage transfer from pier to the ship and vice versa
• 24- hour room service (special selection)
• Water sports activities using the ship’s equipment, when permitted by local authorities and confirmed by ship Master according to safety and sea conditions onsite
• Park entry fees into protected area

Cruise fares do not include:
• Airport taxes (subject to modification)
• Any ground services before and/or after the cruise other than the ones mentioned
• Optional Spa package to be booked prior your departure; please ask for more information
• Optional shore excursions
• Beverages other than the ones mentioned
• Laundry services, hair salon and à la carte Spa treatments
• Personal expenses, on board medical consultations and drug prescriptions
• Cancellation/luggage/assistance/repatriation/medical insurance(s)
• Visa, disembarkation taxes, environmental taxes and/or national park fees if applicable

Included

  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
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