Meet the tour leader at the Malta International Airport at 05:15hrs, to checkin for your Air Malta flight to London. Upon your arrival at Heathrow airport, you will be transferred to Southampton port for check-in formalities, to board Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas. Once on board, you are free to explore the facilities and décor of this magnificent floating resort. Enjoy the experience as your ship leaves the port at 17:00hrs.
Anthem of the Seas® isn’t the same old song. It’s a thrill ride that packs in cutting edge experiences- like North Star®, which gives you 360-degree views from 300 feet above sea level. And flavour firsts, like creative fare at Wonderland Imaginative Cuisine. Plus, showstoppers like We Will Rock You. Defy gravity with a free-falling experience on Ripcord® by iFLY®. Practice your surf skills on the FlowRider® surf simulator. And witness a spellbinding show in Two70®.
Perched on Norway’s dramatic western coast, Stavanger is a city full of historic architecture, quaint cafes and ocean views. Check out Gamle Stavanger, the picturesque old town, where you’ll find well-preserved wooden buildings dating back to the 18th century painted in unique pastel hues. Learn more about the Vikings at the Museum of Archaeology, or visit 12th-century Stavanger Cathedral - thanks to a series of rebuilding efforts over the years, it features architectural elements from Romanesque to ornate Baroque. Then, take the short trip to Prekestol, the “Preacher’s Pulpit,” a rocky natural viewing point overlooking Lyse Fjord.
Welcome to the Jewel in the Crown of Norway’s fjords. Geiranger Fjord was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005, but the area has been luring tourists since the turn of the 19th century. Take the Waterfall Walk to the heart of the cascades. The Geiranger Skywalk, at the top of Mount Dalsnibba, offers unobstructed views of the fjord and the glacier, as well as the surrounding mountains. Eagle Road, named after the eagles traditional to the area, features 11 hairpin turns. The highest point at Korsmyra is 620 meters above sea level. Take a bus tour to the top and enjoy panoramic views over Geiranger, the Geirangerfjord and the Seven Sisters Falls.
A small but lively city with a unique modern feel. A rebuilding effort following a major fire in 1904 gave the city its distinctive Art Nouveau - or “Jugendstil” - architectural style, defined its ornate details, asymmetrical facades and curving forms meant to resemble plants, animals and flowers. From the city park, walk up the 418 steps to the city’s peak, Aksla - you’ll be rewarded with a gorgeous panoramic view on the city, the islands and the rugged Sunnmorsalpane mountain range. Alesund is the home base for Norway’s largest cod fishing fleet, so you won’t have to go far to try some of the delicious and fresh seafood dishes during your Norway cruise.
Named after its founding king, is the lively capital of Southern Norway. Stroll through the old town of Posebyen, known for its neat grid design with wooden white and pastel-coloured houses. Explore the area around the quayside and fish market, and relax in an outdoor cafe. Take a boat trip to visit the quaint fishing villages nearby. Cruise to Kristiansand and take your little ones to the large Dyrepark, which includes a zoo, a fantasy village, and a water park. Visit the photogenic Christiansholm Fortress, on the seaside promenade in the city centre. Built between 1662 and 1672 by Fredrik III to keep watch over the strategic Skagerrak Straits, which were often assailed by pirates.
Participate in one of the wide arrays of activities organized during your last cruise day and let yourself be pampered by the attentive staff on board. You will be instructed to leave your luggage outside your stateroom by midnight, as bags will be transported ashore by the ship’s personnel early next morning.
Ship docks in Southampton at 0600hrs. Enjoy your last breakfast on board as your cruise holiday comes to an end. Once ashore, a coach will be in attendance for your transfer to the airport for your return flight to Malta
- Return Air Malta flights to London including 23kg luggage & hand luggage
- Return transfers airport/port/airport
- 7-night Cruise onboard the Anthem of the Seas on Full Board Basis
- Daily entertainment and use of on-board facilities
- Airport, Port taxes & fuel surcharge
- Tour Manager
- Protection by the Insolvency Fund
- Gratuities to be paid prior to cruise at €95 per person
- Shore Excursions
- Travel Insurance (optional), highly recommended