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Norway & Land of the Northern Lights
Astoria Cruise & Maritime Voyages 18 October 2020 13 Nights
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Book Cruises from Hull at Cruise Direct. A cruise from Hull is the perfect choice for anyone wanting to explore northern Europe, but you can also choose to tour the UK coastline from this easily accessible port. You can cruise from Hull using a range of leading providers including Cruise & Maritime, who sail to Germany, Scandinavia, Russia, Scotland and Ireland. Hull is well connected to the main road and rail links so a cruise from Hull easy to get to from most UK locations, and the port is one of the UK’s busiest. Anyone leaving on a cruise from Hull can take advantage of the plentiful parking and excellent facilities before boarding. By Rail: Take the train to Hull Paragon Railway Station, which is well connected to most UK cities. From there a regular bus service is available to take you to the dock. By Car: Drive the city centre and follow the clearly marked sign posts for King George Dock & Ferries to reach your cruise from Hull.
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Bergen was one of the great Hanseatic ports, and this maritime heritage is recalled by the 900-year-old Bryggen Wharf, with its splendid museum. The Bryggen is a delight to explore: its narrow streets climb away from the waterfront, lined by interesting shops, colourful half-timbered houses and cobbled stairways, with alleyways and tiny open spaces that beg to be explored. In summer months every spare corner seems to be filled with pots and containers overflowing with colourful flowers that fill the air with perfume. Bergen is framed by seven magnificent hills, the highest of which can be reached by a funicular railway. From the top there are spectacular views down to the harbourside, where cafés, bars and restaurants welcome visitors from around the world. Bergen was the home of Norway’s most famous composer, Edvard Grieg, and the Troldhaugen is a museum devoted to his life and work, including an exhibition centre, shop and café.
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Tromsø is a city and municipality in the county of Troms, Norway. The area has been inhabited since the end of the ice age, and the Sámi culture is the first known culture of the region. Norwegian culture had reached the area around 800 CE, when sources tell of Ohthere's Viking settlement somewhere south of today's Tromsø. The first church on the island of Tromsøya was erected in the 13th century, and the area one of Denmark-Norway's very northernmost territories not contested by Russia. During the 1600s, Denmark-Norway solidified its claim to the northern coast of Scandinavia and during this period a redoubt, Skansen, was built. Tromsø was issued its city charter in 1794 by King Christian VII. The city was established as a municipality January 1.
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Though Honningsvåg's location is 48 miles closer to the North Pole than Hammerfest, its official designation as a village rather than a town puts a restriction on the title as the world's northernmost town. Basically a fishing village, Honningsvåg draws travelers primarily because of its proximity to the North Cape. The Nordkapp, as it is called in Norwegian, is Europe's northernmost point located a mere 21 miles from Honningsvåg.
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Stretching into the Borgundfjord and backed by the Sunnmoere Alps, Aalesund abounds with natural beauty. The town itself dates from the 9th century, when it was a Viking base for establishing settlements in France. Following a great fire in 1904, Aalesund was rebuilt in the popular Art Nouveau style of the time. Today, the towers, turrets and romantic facades make this one of the loveliest towns in all of Norway. The city is also the world's largest supplier of "klippfisk," or dried cod, but the main attraction by far is the scenic beauty of Aalesund's fjords and surrounding peaks, including 550-foot Mt. Aksla.
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A Romanesque cathedral and old medieval lanes blend beautifully with Stavanger's modern city and spectacular countryside. In 872, when Harald Fairhair won the Battle of Hafrsfjord near Stavanger, he united Norway for the first time. Huge harvests of brisling, herring and sardines have made the key of a sardine can the city symbol. Today, the town is the center of Norway's oil industry, and has become one of the country's most cosmopolitan cities.
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Book Cruises from Hull at Cruise Direct. A cruise from Hull is the perfect choice for anyone wanting to explore northern Europe, but you can also choose to tour the UK coastline from this easily accessible port. You can cruise from Hull using a range of leading providers including Cruise & Maritime, who sail to Germany, Scandinavia, Russia, Scotland and Ireland. Hull is well connected to the main road and rail links so a cruise from Hull easy to get to from most UK locations, and the port is one of the UK’s busiest. Anyone leaving on a cruise from Hull can take advantage of the plentiful parking and excellent facilities before boarding. By Rail: Take the train to Hull Paragon Railway Station, which is well connected to most UK cities. From there a regular bus service is available to take you to the dock. By Car: Drive the city centre and follow the clearly marked sign posts for King George Dock & Ferries to reach your cruise from Hull.
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