Norway’s Midnight Sun
Onboard Marella - Explorer
Hays Cruise Extras
  • All Inclusive Cruise
  • Tips and Service Charges Included
  • Upgrade to Premium All Inclusive from £89pp
  • Upgrade to an Outside Cabin from £129pp
Why book…
  • See Bergen’s bustling waterfront and narrow streets of colourful half-timbered houses combine with a proud musical and maritime heritage
  • Pay a visit to the modern artworks, handicrafts, and exhibitions at More & Romsdal Art Center, or step back in time at the open-air Romsdal Museum in Molde
  • Venture up to the Varden viewpoint to take in the panorama of 222 mountain peaks spread out before you in Honningsvag
Overview Itinerary
The Ship
Marella Explorer joins the Marella Cruises' fleet in summer 2018 and raises the bar when it comes to size and on board facilities. She features the new all inclusive concept and a plethora of innovative features to suit all ages. The ship's thirteen decks boast a smart and contemporary decor, the unique Sport and Family Deck, eleven restaurants and ten bars, and a vibrant entertainment scene. Work on your tan by the outdoor pool before cooling down in the adjacent whirlpools. Indulge in head to toe pampering in Oceans Spa and Beauty Salon or escape to the comfy Balinese beds at the adult-only The Veranda. Work up a sweat in Oceans Gym, test your swing on the mini golf course, or enjoy interactive action at Gamerzone. There's fun for younger guests at the Splash Pad; while The Hide Out is the perfect hang-out for teens. On top of this, the ship drops anchor in some amazing ports of call, opening up a variety of sightseeing and adventures ashore.

Food
The Market Place presents a choice of international buffet-style delights served from a myriad of food stalls. Latitude 53 spans two decks with floor-to-ceiling windows and offers a menu of traditional culinary treats served to your table. The upper floor is also the place to savour Italian-inspired dishes at Vista. Stop by the food stalls in Snack Shack and tuck into grab 'n' go breakfasts, lunches, and snacks plus refreshments from the drinks station. Transport yourself to sunny Spain with tapas dishes at Tapas@The Mediterranean or indulge in salads and pizzas from the wood-fired oven at Pizzeria@The Mediterranean. The ice creams and toppings served at vintage-style Scoops are perfect if you have a sweet tooth. Treat yourself to high-end culinary experiences at the five a la carte eateries - Surf & Turf Steakhouse specialises in 28-day-aged steaks; cook your own steak and fish dishes on sizzling slates at Hot Stone@The Mediterranean; savour spicy curry and noodle dishes at the pan-Asian Kora La; delight in sushi, sashimi, and nigiri rolls for dinner at Umi Sushi; and enjoy Heston Blumenthal-esque cuisine at the gourmet The Dining Club.

Drink
Lavazza coffees, sweet treats, and coffee liqueurs are served at the bar and open-air terrace of The Coffee Port. Sip ice cold drinks just steps from your sun bed at The Shack. Enjoy pre-dinner drinks in 53 Bar and Bar@The Mediterranean. Head to the speakeasy-style Aperitif after dining at one of the speciality eateries. The eye-catching The Lounge combines a colour-changing bar with a hot-pink piano and trendy ring-shaped seats; the perfect spot to unwind with your favourite tipple and live music. Flare demonstrations, cocktail-making sessions, and 360-degree views add to the fun at Indigo Bar.

Entertainment
Marella Explorer really comes to life after dinner. Experience unique professional shows in the 1000-seat Broadway Show Lounge. The Venue is the place to enjoy dances classes by day followed by live music, virtual bands, family-friendly games shows and interactive Splash Live shows on the LED screens after dark. Snuggle up with popcorn as you watch family-friendly film shows at the indoor cinema. Try your luck at the slot machines and card tables at Indigo Casino. Head to Indigo Club for drinks and late night dancing to the resident DJ.
Day 1: Newcastle, UK
Make your way to Port of Tyne ready to embark Marella Explorer and set sail for Norway.
Day 2: At Sea
Day 3: Bergen, Norway
The charming port city of Bergen is framed by seven hills on Norway's south-west shore. Bergen’s bustling waterfront and narrow streets of colourful half-timbered houses combine with a proud musical and maritime heritage. Ride the funicular railway up Mount Floyen for city views. Visit Troldhaugen Museum to see Edvard Grieg's musical heritage comes to life, or explore the artwork on display at KODE. The 900-year old Bryggen, a wharf that features museums and pubs, guides you through the city's sea-faring past, while locally-caught seafood can be found at Bergen Fish Market. Discover family fun at Bergen Science Centre and Bergen Aquarium, or explore the city's sights on a Segway tour.
Day 4: Olden, Norway
The charming port city of Bergen is framed by seven hills on Norway's south-west shore. Bergen’s bustling waterfront and narrow streets of colourful half-timbered houses combine with a proud musical and maritime heritage. Ride the funicular railway up Mount Floyen for city views. Visit Troldhaugen Museum to see Edvard Grieg's musical heritage comes to life, or explore the artwork on display at KODE. The 900-year old Bryggen, a wharf that features museums and pubs, guides you through the city's sea-faring past, while locally-caught seafood can be found at Bergen Fish Market. Discover family fun at Bergen Science Centre and Bergen Aquarium, or explore the city's sights on a Segway tour.
Day 5: Molde, Norway
Molde sits on the banks of the Romsdalsfjord in the north-west of Norway. Also known as the Town of Roses, thanks to the many pretty rose gardens dotted around the city, Molde hosts the oldest annual jazz festival in Europe each July. Stroll through the city centre and stop by the Jazzgutten statue and the impressive Molde Cathedral or indulge in retail therapy on Storgata Street. Pay a visit to the modern artworks, handicrafts, and exhibitions at More & Romsdal Art Center, or step back in time at the open-air Romsdal Museum. Escape to the tranquil surroundings of Chateauet Molde or admire the granite and glass facade of Aker Stadium. Venture up to the Varden viewpoint to take in the panorama of 222 mountain peaks spread out before you.
Day 6: At Sea
Day 7: Honningsvag, Norway
Molde sits on the banks of the Romsdalsfjord in the north-west of Norway. Also known as the Town of Roses, thanks to the many pretty rose gardens dotted around the city, Molde hosts the oldest annual jazz festival in Europe each July. Stroll through the city centre and stop by the Jazzgutten statue and the impressive Molde Cathedral or indulge in retail therapy on Storgata Street. Pay a visit to the modern artworks, handicrafts, and exhibitions at More & Romsdal Art Center, or step back in time at the open-air Romsdal Museum. Escape to the tranquil surroundings of Chateauet Molde or admire the granite and glass facade of Aker Stadium. Venture up to the Varden viewpoint to take in the panorama of 222 mountain peaks spread out before you.
Day 8: Alta, Norway
Alta stretches along 15km of coastline in the Finnmark County in Norway. Inhabited by the indigenous Sami people since prehistoric times, Alta is also considered to be one of the best places to experience the midnight sun in the summer and see the Northern Lights in the winter. Gaze in awe at the modern-style Northern Lights Cathedral, explore the UNESCO-listed ancient rock carvings at Alta Museum and Hjemmeluft then enjoy the thrill of husky sledding and snowmobiling through Arctic landscapes. The Altafjord and the Altaelva River offer some of the best salmon fishing in the world. A visit to the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel is a unique and once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Day 9: Tromso, Norway
Arrive in Tromsø - the 'Gateway to the Arctic'. Enjoy a thrilling husky sled ride through snow-covered landscapes from the Tromso Wilderness Centre or visit the iceberg-shaped Arctic Cathedral. Ride the cable car to the top of Mount Storsteinen for amazing views, admire the artworks at the Art Museum of Norway, or step back in time at Perspektivet Museum. Taste authentic local brews on a tour of Mack Brewery or get up close to local fish and bearded seals at Polaria Arctic Aquarium.
Day 10: Bodo, Norway
Arrive in Tromsø - the 'Gateway to the Arctic'. Enjoy a thrilling husky sled ride through snow-covered landscapes from the Tromso Wilderness Centre or visit the iceberg-shaped Arctic Cathedral. Ride the cable car to the top of Mount Storsteinen for amazing views, admire the artworks at the Art Museum of Norway, or step back in time at Perspektivet Museum. Taste authentic local brews on a tour of Mack Brewery or get up close to local fish and bearded seals at Polaria Arctic Aquarium.
Day 11: At Sea
Day 12: Flam, Norway
Flam is a tiny village on the banks of Aurlandsfjord, and is set in beautiful surroundings. Visit the local church, one of the oldest in Norway, and enjoy the traditionally decorated walls.
Day 13: At Sea
Day 14: Newcastle, UK
Today your cruise comes to an end, disembark the ship and make our way home.
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Price per person from only
£1429
June 2019 - 13 Nights - Sailing from Port of Tyne
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