Northern Europe: Norway & British Isles Northern Europe: Norway & British Isles Northern Europe: Norway & British Isles

12-day Cruise on Norwegian Star

Northern Europe: Norway & British Isles

from London (Southampton), England

From forts to fjords this itinerary has it all. Start by exploring Newhaven’s Fort, a Victorian fort from the Iron Age built into the chalky cliffs with amazing views that overlook the English Channel. Ready for some… trolls? In Alesund, Norway, you can visit The Land of Trolls. Ascend up the valley to Trollstigen, reaching approximately 2,800 feet/850 meters above sea level, then start the descent down the Trolls’ Path with its daring hairpin bends to the lovely Stigfossen Waterfall cascading down the mountainside.
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  • + Taxes, fees and port expenses $221.97 USD
12 Days. 11 Ports. 1 Amazing Vacation.
Port of Call
London (Southampton), England
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Protected from the frequent storms of the English Channel by the Isle of Wight, Southampton has survived a turbulent history to serve as a principal port of the United Kingdom today. Pay homage to one of the most famous ships to sail these shores at the Mayflower Memorial. Visit the stoic walls of Bargate and the Tudor House Museum.

Port of Call
Edinburgh (Newhaven), Scotland
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Make sure you pack your walking shoes for Edinburgh. Stroll along the medieval Royal Mile to the Palace of Holyroodhouse to see the abbey and Queen Mary’s chambers. Savor the old town’s marvelous Georgian and Victorian architecture. Marvel at the impressive Edinburgh Castle, high on its volcanic crag with a fabulous view. Visit St. Giles’ Cathedral where John Knox once preached. Leave enough time to rest your legs at one of Edinburgh’s seaside restaurants to enjoy fresh salmon, scallops, lamb and prime Angus beef.

Port of Call
Kirkwall, Orkney Isles, Scotland
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This starkly beautiful island holds many ancient treasures like the mysterious Standing Stones of Stenness and the 5,000-year-old village of Skara Brae, which was discovered with the furniture and indoor drains preserved. Make sure to visit the striking trio of St. Magnus Cathedral, the nearby ruins of the Earl’s Palace and Bishop’s Palace. After touring, stop in a pub to chow down on salmon and lamb dishes with the locals. And ask them about the wide range of Kirkwall’s specialty items, which includes cashmere, whiskey and crafts.

Port of Call
Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland
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The capital of Scotland's Shetland Islands is a vibrant and energetic city colored by grand Victorian houses and the region's namesake ponies. It is a cruise ship's primary entry to the Shetlands, a mosaic of over a hundred islands inhabited by about 22,000 people and an abundance of wildlife. It is a land shaped by the sea featuring views of dramatic sculptured cliffs and tranquil sandy bays. Explore more of Lerwick on a European cruise!

Port of Call
Olden, Norway
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The beautiful views from the ship as you cruise into Olden and a natural wonderland are not to be missed. Located on the southern shore of Nordfjord, Olden is an ideal base to explore the surrounding landscape. From the picturesque village, you can journey into Jostedalesbreen National Park to hike among rushing waterfalls as mountains rise around Briksdal Glacier. Dramatic vistas outside of Olden are an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise with a wide range of attractions and tours to suit all activity levels.

Port of Call
Ålesund, Norway
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One of Norway's most beautiful towns, renowned for its Jugend-style architecture and art nouveau style. Cruise visitors will immediately notice Ålesund's unique layout, as it is built on islands extending to the sea, and offers scenic views of fjords and the Sunnmore Alps. Ålesund is the fishing capital of Norway. Explore more of Ålesund on a European cruise!

Port of Call
Trondheim, Norway
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Trondheim is Norway’s history. The country’s annals are written in the buildings and monuments of the nation’s historic capital. The timbered architecture of the magnificent 11th-century Domkirke was actually built over the tomb of St. Olav and even today, Norwegian kings continue to be crowned within its massive nave. The city has been the keeper of the kingdom’s treasures, values, legends, religious life, national aspirations and in short, Norway’s past since 997 when the Viking King, Olav Tryggvason, established this trading port on this yearround ice-free fjord at the mouth of the river Nid.

Port of Call
Sandnessjoen, Norway
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Located on the northwestern tip of Alsta Island, Sandnessjøen is situated between the 12-mile long Leirfjorden and a dramatic mountain range known as The Seven Sisters. Explore this storied landscape by water on an unforgettable sea kayaking tour or take to the mountains and soak up panoramic island vistas. With everything within walking distance in Sandnessjøen, you can enjoy a relaxing stroll through town, browse local shops and savor traditional Norwegian cuisine at a café or restaurant.

Port of Call
Narvik, Norway
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Hidden between high mountains and deep fjords, the town of Narvik’s rich natural splendor is nothing short of mesmerizing. Take a cable car for spectacular views from on top of Ofotfjorden, where you can enjoy the walking trails. Discover Narvik’s sunken history as you explore WWII navy ships lost in battle during a wreck dive. See the midnight sun above the horizon from May to July. Savor traditional seafood or reindeer dishes in this charming town, then tour the Museum Nord, built in 1902 when Narvik was established. Whether you’re a history buff, looking for an adrenalin rush or want to see some the world’s most incredible landscapes, Narvik is sure to bring your next vacation to the next level.

Port of Call
Svolvaer, Norway
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Considered the artistic hub of Northern Norway, Svolvær is also your base for exploring the fairytale landscape of the Lofoten archipelago. If there’s an outdoor activity that you enjoy, chances are you can find it here. From fishing and rock climbing to hiking, horse back riding, surfing and more, the volcanic-rock islands are your outdoor playground to discover. Or explore Svolvær and surrounding towns for a glimpse into local culture and traditions and the region’s dramatic Viking past.

Port of Call
Tromsø, Norway
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Tromsø is the largest city above the Arctic Circle and is a jump-off point for Arctic explorations. Visit the museum for insights into Lapp culture, and see the city’s strikingly modern Arctic Cathedral.

Port of Call
Tromsø, Norway
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Tromsø is the largest city above the Arctic Circle and is a jump-off point for Arctic explorations. Visit the museum for insights into Lapp culture, and see the city’s strikingly modern Arctic Cathedral.

Dates & prices
  • + Taxes, fees and port expenses $221.97 USD
Staterooms & Accommodations
There's nothing like starting your morning with a glass of sunshine and fresh ocean breezes on your own private balcony. Norwegian offers a wide range of contemporary and lavish accommodations designed for you, your family or even a retreat with your besties. From convenient adjoining staterooms to the Penthouse (includes a private butler), we’ve made room for every vacationing style.
  • Club Balcony Suite

  • Suite

  • Oceanview

  • Balcony

  • Inside

Experience Norwegian Star
Welcome aboard your best vacation yet.
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    2013 Best for Families
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    Remodeled Date
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    Double Occupancy
Dining
Serving a wide variety of culinary delights to please every palate, our complimentary dining options include three main dining rooms, a help-yourself buffet and a variety of casual cafés, grills and on-the-go choices. Plus, our Main Dining Rooms offer a menu that changes daily, Chefs Signature Dishes and carefully selected wine recommendations, guaranteeing a different culinary adventure with every visit.
  • Versailles Main Dining Room

    Versailles Main Dining Room

  • La Cucina  Italian Restaurant

    La Cucina Italian Restaurant

  • Garden Cafe

    Garden Cafe

Bars & Lounges
With so many bars and lounges to discover, finding your favorite may take a few days. Pop some bubbly and toast to the good life inside Gatsby’s Champagne Bar. Or work on perfecting your tan as you relax poolside at Topsiders Bar. Whether you’re looking to meet up with friends or make new ones, there’s always an opportunity to mix it up.
  • Sky High Bar

    Sky High Bar

  • Spice H20

    Spice H20

  • Atrium Café

    Atrium Café

Entertainment
When it comes to the entertainment on Norwegian Star, there’s never a dull moment. Tickle your funny bone with the hilarious musings of The Second City, Chicago's legendary improv comedy group. Find out whodunit during our Presumed Murder Luncheon. Or enjoy an evening of knee-slapping laughter alongside stand up comics and unicycle-riding jugglers inside Stardust Theatre. It’s showtime. All the time.
  • Star Theater

    Star Theater

  • Band on The Run

    Band on The Run

Activities
From top to bottom and from bow to stern, Norwegian Star ships have enough onboard activities to fill every minute of your cruise. Indulge in a refreshing swim, cocktail or ice cream treat at The Oasis Pool. Wanna get lucky? Bet it all at our award-winning Casinos at Sea®. And when all is said and done, enjoy a pamper session at Mandara Spa. With so much to do, we’ll always have you coming back for more.
  • Kids' Pool

    Kids' Pool

  • Hot Tubs

    Hot Tubs

  • Sports Court

    Sports Court

Spa
Please visit the Spa for the latest pricing on all products & services. Prices are subject to change. Guests must be 18 or older to indulge in our spa services. An 18% gratuity and spa service charge will be added at time of purchase.
  • Facial Treatments

    Facial Treatments

  • Massage

    Massage

  • Manicure

    Manicure

Onboard Shopping
Forget to pack something? No worries! Our gift shops onboard carry everything you’ll need for fun in the sun. Shop from a variety of souvenirs, cosmetics, clothing, snacks and sundry items. Treat yourself at our duty free shops full of fantastic savings on fine jewelry, accessories, perfume, liquor and tobacco.
  • The Tides

    The Tides

  • Tradewinds

    Tradewinds

  • EFFY

    EFFY