Land of the Midnight Sun with Princess

Overview

Land of the Midnight Sun with Princess

Set sail from Southampton on one of Princess Cruises brand new ships. Journey to Norway, where the midnight sun will ensure you make the most of the days crusing around the beautiful Norwegian coast.

What's Included:

  • Anytime Dining or Traditional Dining (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Room Service (24 hours)
  • Casual Dining Venues
  • Beverages (Iced Tea, Lemonade, Water, Tea varieties, Non- Specialty Coffee)
  • Specialty Restaurants (including Chef's Table), Additional Fees May Apply
  • Balcony Dining (breakfast & dinner only), Additional Fees May Apply
  • Discovery at SeaTM Onboard Activities
  • Captain's Welcome Champagne Waterfall Reception
  • Theatre/Production Shows & Guest Entertainer Shows
  • Movies Under the Stars
  • Bars, Nightclubs, Discos
  • Casino, Bingo & Gaming Lessons
  • Dancing, Karaoke & Comedy
  • Library & Princess Book Club
  • Zumba Classes
  • Afternoon Trivia
  • Theme Night Parties
  • Ultimate Deck Party
  • Hairdryer and bathroom sundries
  • Refrigerator
  • Stateroom TV Programming
  • Fitness Center

Hand Picked By

Claire Griffiths

Princess is the only cruise line to have been awarded a Reader Recommended endorsement from Good Housekeeping for its on board food and dining experience two years running. Having had the pleasure of being on a Princess Cruise ship, I can recommend the regional dishes - made with fresh local ingredients; as well as speciality restaurants like the 'Crown Grill' and 'Share by Curtis Stone'. Princess also offer lots of family-friendly activities, including Stargazing at Sea and Animal Planet shore excursions.

Claire Griffiths

Additional Information

  • Departure Date: 13th June 2020
  • Duration: 14 nights
  • Highlights: Set sail from Southampton with Princess Cruises. Journey to Norway, where the midnight sun will ensure you make the most of the days crusing around the beautiful Norwegian coast.

Ship Overview

Crown Princess

Enjoy sweeping views of the world while sailing on Crown Princess. From her nearly 900 balconies to the breathtaking three-story Atrium, you'll discover a relaxing atmosphere filled with an array of world class entertainment and dining options that will greet you each day when you return from making fascinating discoveries ashore.

Crown Princess Profile

  • Inaugural Cruise: June 14, 2006
  • Guest Cabins: 1,541
  • Number of Decks: 19
  • Tonnage: 113,561
  • Length: 952 feet
  • Height: 195 feet

Crown Princess Deck Plan

Full Itinerary

Day 1: 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 and charming. And of course, London is a two-hour drive by modern highway.

The United Kingdom's premier passenger ship port, Southampton was home for many years to the great transatlantic liners of yesteryear.

Day 2: At Sea

Day 3: Stavanger

Norway's fourth largest city, Stavanger lies at the mouth of the Gandsfjord. The old port, attests to the sea's enduring role in Norwegian history. Here, Vikings once sailed on voyages of conquest and exploration. In later centuries, the port served as a major hub for Norway's mercantile and fishing fleets. By the mid-20th century, however, Stavanger had fallen on hard times as the fishing grounds dwindled. In 1969, the discovery of North Sea oil opened a new chapter in Stavanger's history.

Day 4: Flåm

Lying at the head of Aurlandsfjord, this small village of some 400 people is surrounded by snowcapped mountains, isolated farmsteads and waterfalls. Flåm also boasts the extraordinary Flåms Railway. One of the most dramatic train rides in Europe, the Flåm Railway takes an hour to cover 10 miles, hugging cliffs, plunging through tunnels and pausing for its passengers to admire the views as it ascends the Flåm Valley to Myrdal, a desolate mountain plateau.

Completed in 2000, the 16-mile-long Aurland-Lærdal Tunnel is the world's longest traffic tunnel. It burrows beneath the mountains connecting Flåm and Lærdal on the Sognefjord.

Day 5: Olden

By the mid-19th century, European travelers were cruising the waters of the Nordfjord and visiting the village of Olden. The Romantic Movement inspired this new taste for dramatic landscape - and Norway had plenty of dramatic landscape. Then as now, travelers were impressed, moved, and not frequently overwhelmed by the stark contrast between peaceful rural farmsteads and a towering wilderness of mountain peaks and glaciers.

For many years Olden was home to American landscape artist William H. Singer (1868-1943). Scion of a Pittsburgh steel family, Singer provided Olden with a road and a regional hospital.

Day 6: Trondheim

Trondheim is the third largest - and second oldest - city in Norway. The town was originally called Kaupangen upon its founding in 997 A.D. by Viking king Olav Tryggvason. The city commands the trade routes linking Southern Norway with the fjord lands to the north. Trondheim quickly became a major commercial and cultural center - the city served as Norway's royal capital.

Trondheim's old city features broad avenues and attractive 17th-century wood buildings - a legacy of the rebuilding that followed a disastrous fire that leveled the city in 1681.

Day 7: At Sea

Day 8: Honningsvag

Honningsvag is your gateway to Norway's North Cape on Magerøya Island. This is the northernmost point in Europe, and the true land of the midnight sun. From mid-May to July, the full disc of the sun never dips below the horizon. In winter, the days barely lighten to a spectral gloom. To the north lies only the remote Svalbard Archipelago, Jan Mayan Island, and the polar ice cap. From the cliffs of North Cape, perched 1,000 feet above the Arctic Ocean, one stares into the arctic silence.

During the summer months, vast reindeer herds roam Magerøya Island's treeless, central plateau.

Day 9: Tromsø

Lying north of the Arctic Circle, Tromsø has been a departure point for Arctic explorers and hunters since the 18th century. Today, this town of some 50,000 individuals is home to the northernmost university in the world, which gives Tromsø a lively cultural and street scene, highlighted by the annual Midnight Sun Marathon.

Ride the cable car to the summit of Mt. Storsteinen for dramatic views of Tromsø city and Troms Island. Enjoy refreshments at the panoramic restaurant.

Day 10: Lofoten Islands

Gravdal is one of the largest villages in Vestvågøy and part of the Lofoten Archipelago in northern Norway. Gravdal serves as your gateway to the Lofoten Islands, the western remnants of great mountains that were worn away by glaciers. Lying entirely above the Arctic Circle, the islands' dramatic natural architecture of rocky peaks along with picturesque villages places this archipelago in a league of its own.

Day 11: At Sea

Day 12: Andalsnes

As the dense fog parts, it reveals the truly epic scenery of Åndalsnes and its surrounding mountains and fjords. This small alpine village in western Norway is a fisherman's paradise, where the Rauma River and majestic Romsdalsfjord yield a high volume of cod, haddock and herring, to name a few.

Not for the faint of heart, the main attraction in Åndalsnes is the winding Trollstigen, a winding scenic road to Geiranger that offers commanding views of breathtaking Geirangerfjord and the thundering Stigfossen Waterfall.

Of course, if you choose to stay in town, you'll be lured in by the warmth of its quaint shops and cafés.

Day 13: Bergen

Bergen has played a crucial role in Norwegian history and culture since Olav the Good founded the city in 1070. Perched between the sea and seven hills, Bergen has witnessed Vikings setting sail on voyages of exploration, trade and war. In the Middle Ages, its old port was a major trading hub for the Hanseatic League, the band of Germanic merchants whose trading empire encircled the Baltic and North Seas. In the 19th century, Bergen was home to such cultural luminaries as the virtuoso violinist Ole Bull and the composer Edvard Grieg.

The city retains much of its 18th- and 19th-century charm. Visitors to Bergen will encounter a city that offers a heady blend of natural beauty, history and culture.

Day 14: At Sea

Day 15: Southampton

Disembark the ship.

Additional Information

  • Departure Date: 13th June 2020
  • Duration: 14 nights
  • Highlights: Set sail from Southampton with Princess Cruises. Journey to Norway, where the midnight sun will ensure you make the most of the days crusing around the beautiful Norwegian coast.

Cabin and Fares

Cabin TypeGuide PriceAdditional InfoCabinEnquire
BalconyFrom £1,999ppView Cabin

Balcony

Approx. 179 to 279 sq. ft., including balcony

Standard amenities include a hair dryer, refrigerator, TV, closet and bathroom with shower, balcony with 2 chairs and table, floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors

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View Cabin

Balcony

Approx. 179 to 279 sq. ft., including balcony

Standard amenities include a hair dryer, refrigerator, TV, closet and bathroom with shower, balcony with 2 chairs and table, floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors

Enquire Now