Your Itinerary

The Columbus will depart from the London Cruise Terminal and take you on an incredible 8-day / 7-night vegan voyage to spellbinding destinations along the Norwegian coastline. You will have time to explore old fjord towns, marvel at natural wonders, and even stroll the streets in the vibrant city of Bergen.

Day Port Arrive Depart Activity
25 SEP 2017 London Tilbury 19:00  EMBARK
26 SEP 2017 Vegan Day at Sea CRUISING
27 SEP 2017 Eidfjord, Norway 12:00 17:30 DOCKED
28 SEP 2017 Flam, Norway 10:00 18:00 DOCKED
29 SEP 2017 Geiranger, Norway 11:30 18:00 TENDER
30 SEP 2017 Bergen, Norway 09:30 18:00 DOCKED
01 OCT 2017 Vegan Day at Sea CRUISING
02 OCT 2017 London Tilbury 08:00 DEBARK

Day One: Departure

The ship departs at 17:00 from the London Cruise Terminal in Tilbury.

Day Two: Exciting Vegan Day at Sea

Today is spent at sea, so as you cruise to the first port of call you can make use of the incredible amenities, attend guest lectures and sample the mouth-wateringly good vegan fare.

Day Three: Cruise Hardangerfjord

Experience the incredible beauty of Hardangerfjord as the ship slowly sails through Norway’s second largest fjord. The pristine waters of the 179 km stretch of the fjord is framed by rolling mountains, apple orchards and the occasional gushing waterfall. You will also spot traditional wood-paneled houses and charming fisherman cottages that are speckled amongst the emerald pastures. Make your way to the top deck for the best views, to soak up the clean, crisp Norwegian air, and be wowed by the postcard-perfect scenery.

Day Three: Eidfjord

Today you’ll get to explore the quaint and easily walkable town of Eidfjord, and choose from several outings that take your fancy. If you’re a nature-lover, you can make your way to the Vøringsfossen, a 600-foot tall waterfall which cuts through impressive rock formations. For an insight into Norway’s rich history, take a stroll from the port to Hæreid Viking Graves which are filled with burial mounds that date back to the Viking and Iron Ages. If you don’t feel like walking then you can hop on the colourful Troll Train which will whisk you on a one-hour sightseeing tour around the town’s most-loved attractions. Sightseeing is hungry work, so after you’ve soaked up the town’s atmosphere, you can refuel at one of the traditional restaurants in the town centre before boarding the ship again.

Day Four: Cruise Sognefjord

Day four brings with it a cruise through Norway’s deepest and longest fjord, Sognefjord. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this picturesque stretch of water is fringed by the snow-capped mountains of Jotunheimen National Park as well as the icy blue glaciers of Jostedalsbreen National Park.

Day Four: Flåm

Admire the grand scenery as you sail through the world’s deepest fjord. Though you’ll have the freedom to spend eight hours exploring Flåm as you please, we highly recommend hopping onto the Flåm Railway. Named the most interesting railway in the world by Lonely Planet, this top attraction meanders it’s way through narrow valleys and deep ravines, for a more unusual way to view the village’s natural beauty.

Day Five: Cruise Geirangerfjord

Today you’ll cruise along the wide waters of Geirangerfjord in the Sunnmøre region of Norway. This passage is where you’ll see some of the most dramatic scenery of the voyage. The fjord is encompassed by tree-covered mountains and trickling waterfalls that pierce through the jagged rock formations. Keep your camera close as you spend the day slowly cruising through the region, as every bend will bring with it spectacular sites just waiting to be captured.

Day Five: Geiranger Village

You can enjoy the gems of Geiranger first-hand as you will have over six hours to explore this tiny village tha only 250 residents call home. You can take a guided tour to Eagle’s Bend, a hair-raising 11 bend drive which teeters on the edge of the mountainside. It’s all worth it for the incredible panoramic views you will see when you look down to Geiranger village some 2,000 feet below you. When it comes to dining, several family-run restaurants along the waterfront provide an idyllic spot to sample local fare (vegan options available!) and admire the fjord.

Day Six: Bergen

As you arrive in Bergen, you’ll be amazed by the colourful wooden waterfront houses, the old wharf and the buzzing atmosphere. As Norway’s second largest city, Bergen is a prime example of modern Scandinavian-living with a sprinkling of old town charm. For a true insight into Bergen’s rich trading past, a visit to the Old Bergen Museum is a must. A museum like no other, this open-air model village features reconstructions of 50 houses that date back to the 18th century, as well actors in traditional clothing who react stories from a bygone era. The city also houses several craft shops, which provide the perfect place to pick up some unusual handcrafted gifts to keep as souvenirs of your incredible trip.

Day Seven: Another Exciting Vegan Day at Sea

Today is spent at sea as you make your way back to England. Now is the perfect time to indulge in a luxurious pampering spa treatment, enjoy a sauna, or work up a sweat in the new fitness center.

Day Eight: Disembarkment

You adventure comes to an end as you disembark to London Tilbury in the morning; however, you’ll be sure to have memories that last a lifetime.