01 November 2018, 13:58
NEW: Cruise & ski!
Take to the slopes during Northern Lights sailing
Hit the ski slopes on Saga Sapphire’s all-inclusive Magic of the Northern Lights cruise to Norway on February 27, 2019.
During a mooring in Narvik, north of the Arctic Circle, guests can join a beginners’ downhill skiing lesson or experienced skiiers can enjoy the more technical runs.
Saga Cruises’ Captain Kim Tanner is a keen skier and has given the slopes a thumbs-up.
He said: “When I was last in Narvik I popped along for an hour or so of really enjoyable skiing.
“It’s a nice little resort, good for beginners with plenty of easy runs, as well as a few red runs for those who are more experienced.
“The staff were all friendly – and helpful with getting skiiers kitted up for a day on the piste.
“Better still, the slopes are only a five-minute drive from the port and offer lovely views over the bay. Those who venture off-piste can even catch a glimpse of the ship in the harbour.”
The 15-night no-fly cruise also features a two-night stay in Alta where there are tours to the best possible points for sightings of the Northern Lights. Away from light pollution, guests can scan the skies for traces of the electrifying natural phenomenon – and keep warm in complimentary Arctic jackets worth £150 each.
Further Arctic adventures include a call to the Polar Wildlife Park which is home to brown bear, lynx, reindeer and Arctic fox while in Andalsnes, a tour to Fokstumyra Nature Reserve at twilight offers a chance to spot the elusive moose.
In Alta, as well as looking for the aurora borealis, there’s snowmobiling, dog-sledding and reindeer sleigh rides led by Norway’s indigenous Sami people.
Further ports of call include Bergen, Tromso and Stavanger.
For details visit saga.co.uk/ocean-cruises or call 0800 50 50 30.
15 nights from £2,768 per person departing Dover from February 27, 2019.
Price includes UK travel package to and from Dover, all meals and entertainment, all-inclusive drinks - selected wines at lunch and dinner house-branded spirits, draught beer, lager and soft drinks, afternoon tea, 24-hour room service, unlimited tea and coffee in selected venues, welcome cocktail party, free wifi, all on-board gratuities, porterage, complimentary Arctic jacket worth £150, 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 passenger has own insurance.
A Northern Lights tour worth £150 is included in the cruise price while other excursions mentioned are optional, at an additional cost, and are subject to availability and change. Some of the highlights detailed may only be seen on optional excursions or by exploring independently. We cannot guarantee the appearance of the Northern Lights, which is a natural phenomenon, but this cruise will take you to the best spot at the best time of year for sighting them.
Price based on two people sharing an Inside Guarantee where guests receive their cabin number shortly before sailing (or at embarkation) and not at the time of booking. Your cabin may be located anywhere on the ship and twin cabins may have two single beds or one double bed. Further terms and conditions apply. Please call for further details. Fare was correct at the time of going to print and is subject to availability and change.
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