Norwegian Explorer

Overview

Norwegian Explorer

Breath-taking beauty and endless luxury are yours on this 12 night Norway spectacular. A maiden call in the Lofoten Islands is just one of seven discovery days ashore. Sail through majestic natural sights on relaxing sea days, enjoying the exquisite Queen Elizabeth.

What's Included:

  • All meals
  • 24 hour room service
  • Entertainment
  • Swimming pools
  • Gym

Hand Picked By

Joanne Greenway

If you like your cruise to be formal, dressy and upmarket then Cunard could be perfect for you. Their three ships with their distinctive look, offer quality and class and their service matches the same standard. Their white glove service high tea is one of the true highlights of ocean cruising overall and an experience not to miss.

Joanne Greenway

Additional Information

  • Departure Date: 25th August 2019
  • Duration: 12 nights
  • Highlights: Breath-taking beauty and endless luxury are yours on this 12 night Norway spectacular. A maiden call in the Lofoten Islands is just one of seven discovery days ashore.

Ship Overview

Queen Elizabeth

The Queen Elizabeth Cunard's newest liner, and a firm favourite with customers. With an elegant look and modern features, she recalls her rich history but also offers unique facilities and decks.

With a Garden Lounge for afternoon tea, a Royal Spa for the latest spa and beauty treatments, a games deck offering everything from croquet to paddle tennis, a Royal Arcade full of designer brands never before available at sea, and the formal dining area The Verandah, you can savour contemporary French cuisine, in style.

Queen Elizabeth Profile

  • Garden Lounge
  • Royal Spa & Gymnasium
  • 2 swimming pools
  • Games Deck
  • Royal Arcade
  • Queens Room Ballroom
  • 11 restaurants, bars & lounges
  • Casino & library

Queen Elizabeth Deck Plan

Full Itinerary

Day 1: Southampton, United Kingdom

The United Kingdom's premier passenger ship port, Southampton was home to the great transatlantic liners of yesteryear. The port serves as your gateway to Southern England’s magnificent historic sites, national landmarks, charming villages as well as the great metropolis of London. Southampton is the ideal starting or ending point for a memorable voyage.

Day 2: At Sea

Day 3: Stavanger, Norway

Stavanger is blessed with history and natural beauty. From the old port, the city radiates across a network of islands interlaced with graceful bridges. Stavanger's Romanesque cathedral and old medieval lanes blend beautifully with the modern city and spectacular countryside. Journey back in time on a tour of Utstein Cloister, a beautifully preserved Augustin Monastery from the Middle Ages.

Day 4: Olden, Norway - Cruise by Innvikfjorden and Nordfjord

When you leave this peaceful village on the picturesque Nordfjord, you’ll do so with any number of breathtaking visions etched into your memory. Giant waterfalls thunder down, mineral-rich Lake Lovatn glints with a milky turquoise sheen, and the Kjenndalen Glacier reveals a green-tinged glow.

Day 5: At Sea

Day 6: Leknes, Norway

Set at the foot of dramatic mountains rising out of the sea, Leknes lies centrally within the Arctic island archipelago of Lofoten in northern Norway. This harbour town boasts a vivid cultural life, a reputation as a local shopping hub and a vast range of world class outdoor activities including climbing, kayaking, cycling and fishing.

Day 7: Tromso, Norway

Nearly 250 miles inside the Arctic Circle, clues as to your location are everywhere. Bars stock Arctic Beer and the Arctic Cathedral resembles a geometric glacier. So too the Polaria Arctic Centre, whose exhibits recreate a polar bear den and Arctic snowstorm. You may also spot these landmarks from the cable cars that climb Mount Storsteinen and afford spellbinding views.

Day 8: At Sea

Day 9: Trondheim, Norway

Explore regal pomp and ceremony, Norwegian style. The wooden ‘Stiftsgarden’ is the city’s official royal residence and under Nidaros Cathedral’s gleaming spire, monarchs are still crowned to this day. You can also ride the quaint sightseeing streetcar and or make interesting visits to open-air folk museums, a working ski jump and the Lokken Copper Mines.

Day 10: Andalsnes, Norway - Cruise by Romsdalsfjord

Near this idyllic town, gaze up at the ‘Troll Wall’, whose immense grassy cliffs form the highest vertical mountain face in Europe. Or make an ascent of the ‘Troll Ladder’, a road whose hairpin bends zig-zag up a steep mountainside and reveal spectacular valley views close to the thundering Stigfossen Waterfall.

Day 11: Bergen, Norway

Unlock this fascinating ‘Gateway to the Fjords’, Norway’s second-largest city, Bergen is home to over 200,000 people. Maritime trade and oil industry are still vital to the city’s economy. Visit medieval wooden houses on the waterfront and peek inside the workshops of local painters, weavers and craftsmen where works of art – some better than others – await discovery.

Day 12: At Sea

Day 13: Southampton, United Kingdom

Disembark the ship.

Additional Information

  • Departure Date: 25th August 2019
  • Duration: 12 nights
  • Highlights: Breath-taking beauty and endless luxury are yours on this 12 night Norway spectacular. A maiden call in the Lofoten Islands is just one of seven discovery days ashore.

Cabin and Fares

Cabin TypeGuide PriceAdditional InfoCabinEnquire
IF - Standard InsideFrom £1,399ppAsk our Travel Specialists about Cunard's fare benefitsView Cabin

IF - Standard Inside

Approx 152 sq. ft

Our Standard staterooms are anything but ordinary. The smallest is more like a "deluxe" guestroom on other cruise ships. 2 beds and shower, and they're beautifully decorated with fine prints on the walls, soft colours on the sofas and coverlets and turndown service when it's time to retire. Guests dine in the Britannia Restaurant with a choice of an early or late sitting.

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View Cabin

IF - Standard Inside

Approx 152 sq. ft

Our Standard staterooms are anything but ordinary. The smallest is more like a "deluxe" guestroom on other cruise ships. 2 beds and shower, and they're beautifully decorated with fine prints on the walls, soft colours on the sofas and coverlets and turndown service when it's time to retire. Guests dine in the Britannia Restaurant with a choice of an early or late sitting.

Enquire Now