04 January 2017, 00:00
04 January 2017, 00:00
Be a North Cape Adventurer with Saga
Saga’s guests can watch for wildlife from the decks of Saga Pearl II with members of ORCA, the European whale and dolphin conservation charity.
The ORCA team will be on board the North Cape Adventurer cruise on May 28, 2017 to record wildlife sightings and help guests spot whales as the ship sails in Arctic waters.
Guests can also learn about Arctic wildlife during on-board lectures and discover more about the region’s birdlife during talks from an ornithologist.
Another of Mother Nature’s wonders also awaits; visitors expect to experience virtually continuous daylight in the Land of the Midnight Sun.
Saga Pearl II’s first port of call is Stavanger with an option to join a thrilling helicopter flightseeing tour over Pulpit Rock, a geological formation which is 1,982 feet high and measures just 82 feet across. The next port of call is Eidfjord where cascading waterfalls empty into the fjord. Guests can explore and take a tour into the Måbødalen Valley to Hardanger Mountain Plateau, where wild reindeer herds roam.
Trondheim awaits, dominated by the Nidaros Cathedral. This impressive building lies at the end of a pilgrimage route which stretches to the capital Oslo, 300 miles away. Norway's monarchs are still blessed at the cathedral.
The 449-passenger Saga Pearl II cruises on through the stunning Inner Passage before arriving in Leknes, in the Arctic Circle, where guests can board a RIB (rigid inflatable boat) to look for sea eagles. Hammerfest, the world’s most northerly town, is the next port of call. The indigenous Sami people thrive here and there is an option to visit the Mikkelgammen Sami Camp to learn more about Sami history and culture.
The cruise calls into Honningsvåg, the capital of Norway’s stunning North Cape, before calling into Tromsø, 200 miles inside the Arctic Circle, an excursion takes guests to the Tromsø Wilderness Centre with the chance to meet some of the 200 huskies.
Scenic sailing continues into UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord and there’s another chance to board a RIB boat to speed along the fjord which is encircled by majestic snow-capped mountains.
Bergen is the last port of call and the Vossbannen Steam Railway is an optional excursion. From Midttun Station, guests can board the heritage train pulled by a restored steam locomotive dating from 1913 which runs alongside lush farms, sparkling lakes, rivers and valleys surrounded by mountains.
For details visit saga.co.uk/ocean-cruises or call 0800 50 50 30
15 nights from £2,399, departing from Dover on May 28, 2017. Price includes UK travel package to and from Southampton, all meals and entertainment, choice of table wines at lunch and dinner, afternoon tea, 24-hour room service, welcome cocktail party, unlimited tea and coffee in selected venues, free wifi, all on-board gratuities, porterage, free shuttle bus to nearest town centre (whenever possible and when the ship is berthed more than 500 yards away), optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a discount if passenger has own insurance.
'Price is per person based on two people sharing the lowest available Inside cabin and includes any relevant booking discount. Fare was correct at the time of sending and is subject to availability and change. Further terms and conditions apply. Please call for details.'
Editors: Contact Press Officer Jessica Myers email jessica.myers @saga.co.uk or call 01303 776133