7 SUMMER NIGHTS
INESCAPABLE BEAUTY IN NORWAY!
Jul 31-Aug 7, 2023 – PONANT Le Dumont D’Urville
Bergen is one of the world’s true undiscovered gems and is sure to delight with her perfect blend of rustic cosmopolitanism. As we sail to Oslo, you’ll explore the Norwegian coastline with its skyscraper-high fjords, magnificent glaciers, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The view alone from Pulpit Rock – an impressive cliff that rises above the waters of the fjord below – will blow your mind! And our call on Gothenburg, Sweden as we near Oslo adds the perfect Swedish twist to these 7 adventure-filled nights.
The beauty of Norway is almost eclipsed by the luxury of our ship – Le Dumont D’Urville from PONANT. Its 5-star open-to-the-sea design, sleek exterior lines, and marina make this the perfect vessel to explore this region. She’s our home for 7 perfect nights – a new generation of ships designed to combine discovery and exploration with luxury in the planet’s most remote and thrilling destinations.
5-STAR LUXURY WITH PONANT
MOST BEVERAGES INCLUDED
DELICIOUS DINING AT SEA
MODERN & SPACIOUS ROOMS
From Bergen, famous for its Hanseatic wharf which still carries a few traces of its rich Viking past, you’ll set sail for the small town of Alesund. Be prepared to fall in love with the village’s magnificent Art Nouveau architecture. Next up, we sail Geiranger Fjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before we make our way to the village of Hellesylt, which boasts a beautiful waterfall. Then, we’re on to Loen, a charming village located a few miles from Jostedalsbreen National Park, which is home to one of the last ice caps in Europe and where you’ll admire the magnificent Briksdal Glacier.
Then, we sail to Sandnes, which offers breathtaking vistas and the most Instagramable photos you’ll ever take. Arendal, once known as the Venice of the North because of its canals, is an utterly charming port of call. On the final leg of our journey, we’ll visit Gothenburg – Sweden’s main port, which can be discovered via its pretty canals, cultural treasures, and emblematic districts. Our cruise ends in the Norwegian capital of Oslo, a charming city with its own unique Nordic energy.
The Value of Luxury
When cruising PONANT with VACAYA, you’re choosing comfort, refinement, & discovery…
The Vacayans are dedicated to providing you with the very best. That’s what drives us, journey after journey. And it’s amazing what’s included:
- 7 Nights aboard the stunning Le Dumont D’Urville
- All Meals, featuring subtle and audacious flavors inspired by our ports of call
- Complimentary unlimited Open Bar throughout your cruise (premium alcohol extra)
- Complimentary unlimited Open Mini-Bar in your Stateroom/Suite (premium alcohol extra)
- Complimentary WiFi/Internet
- Daily Afternoon Tea and Pastries
- 24-Hour Room Service
- 5-Star Service
- 24×7 Stateroom Service
- 24×7 Reception Desk
- Lecturers, Guides, and Naturalists
- Fitness Classes
- The VACAYA Touch
- The Vacayan Hosts
- Signature Entertainment
- Themed Cocktail Parties
- Social Activities
The following services are available for an additional charge:
- Shore Excursions
- Spa Treatments/Massages
- Salon Services
- Satellite Telephone Services
- Medical Services
The French Touch
A French Way of Living
A French Way of Living
PONANT RE-SETS THE BAR
Luxury on the
5-Star Le Dumont D’Urville
AFT MARINA PLATFORM
L’ESPACE BIEN ENTRE SPA & HAMMAM
RESTAURANTS, BARS, & OTHER VENUES
SUPER YACHT ADVANTAGE
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POOL & NATURE VIEWING DECK
BLUE EYE LOUNGE
BLUE EYE LOUNGE
BLUE EYE LOUNGE
BLUE EYE LOUNGE
LOUNGES & BARS
LOUNGES & BARS
“It’s like Alaska on steroids!”
Explore 8 Stunningly Beautiful Ports of Call
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Fjords, Glaciers, Wildlife, & More!
5-Star All-Inclusive Luxury
Day 1 – July 31
BERGEN, NORWAY – EMBARK 3PM
Day 2 – Aug 1
Day 3 – Aug 2
GEIRANGER FJORD & HELLESYLT, NORWAY
Day 4 – Aug 3
Day 5 – Aug 4
SANDNES, NORWAY & LYSEFJORDEN
Day 6 – Aug 5
Day 7 – Aug 6
Day 8 – Aug 7
OSLO, NORWAY – DISEMBARK BY 9AM
BERGEN, NORWAY 60°N 5°E
JULY 31, 2023
BOARDING 3PM | DEPARTURE 5PM
Located at the end of Byfjord, Bergen was the capital of Norway in the 12th and 13th Centuries and has preserved some very beautiful monuments from the time when it was home to royalty. Wandering through Bergen’s streets means going back in time, in search of the hidden treasures that have been listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. A veritable open-air museum, Bergen is home to a thriving artistic community of painters, potters, and jewelers. The Bergen cable car offers you a splendid panorama over the port and the surrounding fjords. Don’t miss a visit to the old quarter with its narrow streets, a testimony of the power of the Hanseatic League that controlled trade in Northern Europe at the end of the Middle Ages.
AUGUST 1, 2023
ARRIVE 12:30PM | DEPART 7PM
Surrounded by a multitude of islands, fjords, and majestic mountains, the town of Ålesund surprises many visitors. In fact, it is internationally renowned for its Art Nouveau architecture. After the terrible fire of 1904 which reduced a large part of the town to ashes, Norwegian architects inspired by the Art Nouveau style contributed to its reconstruction, with a very picturesque result. Not far from Ålesund, you’ll also discover Giske, the native island of Rollon, the great Viking leader who commanded the Norse expeditions to Normandy, or the beautiful island of Godoy and the village of Alnes, which offers a grandiose panorama over the Atlantic Ocean and the surrounding islands.
GEIRANGER FJORD & HELLESYLT, NORWAY
AUGUST 2, 2023
ARRIVE GEIRANGER 8:30AM | DEPART 1PM
ARRIVE HELLESYLT 3PM | DEPART 6PM
A must-see wonder in Norway, Geiranger Fjord is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The splendour of its sheer cliffs, dark rock, and crystalline water are the stars of the show here. The sides of the fjord offer many possibilities for hiking: the Eagle’s Road takes you up to a steep stretch offering a gorgeous panoramic view. A visit to Geiranger village will immerse you in the rhythm of life in this little community.
Hellesylt is a small village located 20 kilometres from the Geiranger site. Here, you’ll get a taste of a traditional Norwegian village. Colorful houses, wooden walkways, and rustic stalls where you can have a refreshment before heading off to discover more of the local color. The surroundings are simply magnificent with cliffs, mountains, and lakes with peaceful waters. The village is crossed by a river whose charming cascade tumbles into the fjord waters.
AUGUST 3, 2023
ARRIVE 7AM | DEPART 12PM
From the small and charming village of Olden, located a few kilometers from Jostedalsbreen National Park (which is home to one of the last ice caps in Europe), you’ll have the opportunity to admire the magnificent Briksdal glacier.
With its two wooden churches, one red and the other white, plus its breathtaking view of the mouth of the river Oldeelva, Olden looks just like a picture post card. This little village is a definite must for exploring the blue languages of the Briksdal or Kjennalen glaciers. Make sure you find some time to visit the Norwegian Glacier Museum. Absolutely amazing. Another gem is Lake Lovatn and its turquoise waters inviting you to quiet contemplation.
SANDNES, NORWAY & SAILING IN LYSEFJORDEN
AUGUST 4, 2023
ARRIVE 9AM | DEPART 2PM
In the southwest of Norway, nestled at the head of the Gands Fjord, Sandnes lies surrounded by nature. Known as the “pottery town” of Norway due to its significant ceramics industry resulting from the presence of readily-available clay in the region, Sandnes offers a combination of plains and peaks. After leaving Sandnes, we sail into the heart of one of Norway’s most breathtaking fjords (not accessible by larger cruise ships), dominated by pristine nature, vertiginous granite cliffs, crystal-clear waters, and luxuriant vegetation. Very close to Stavanger, the quiet waters of Lysefjorden stretch out over around forty kilometers beneath impressive rocks.
AUGUST 5, 2023
ARRIVE 1PM | DEPART 7PM
This port town located on the south coast of Norway is considered to have the best climate in the entire country. Arendal was long reputed for its iron mines from which, in the 19th century, it was able to produce a particularly strong earthy iron ore. But really… does any of that matter? You’ll know this town best as one of the Norwegian cities which inspired Walt Disney’s Frozen! Let it goooooooooooo!
AUGUST 6, 2023
ARRIVE 8AM | DEPART 2:45PM
A lively harbor town, Gothenburg (or more correctly Göteborg) is located on the west coast of Sweden, at the crossing of the Göta älv River and the bay of Cattégat. In the old Haga district, you can peruse hippy-chic fashion boutiques and bohemian cafés in the ground floors of traditional wood houses. On the majestic Gustave-Adolphe Square, you’ll see elegant neoclassical buildings. Not far from here is the municipal museum dedicated to the town’s history. In addition, you’ll be able to sail along Göteborg’s numerous canals. As for eating, it’s the fish and shellfish which shine in this beautiful port of call.
AUGUST 7, 2023
DISEMBARK BY 9AM
Capital of Norway, Olso is a green city. Its many parks and gardens have given it a reputation as one of the world’s “most pleasant” cities. The 80 hectares of Vigeland sculpture parks and its 212 open air exhibitions, the Munch Museum dedicated to the life and works of the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, plus the Akershus Fortress which symbolizes Oslo’s rich history, are all must-sees. For culture, the National Gallery shelters the largest Norwegian collection of paintings, drawings, and sculptures open to the public. And, for sports enthusiasts, the Holmenkollen district with its Ski museum and famous ski jump offer the most stunning, all-encompassing views of the city. We hope you’ll extend your stay in Norway’s beautiful capital city. We recommend 2-3 additional post-cruise days. Our recommended hotel is the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, which you can book and take advantage of VACAYA’s discounted rates HERE.
ROOMS & PRICING
When you book online directly with VACAYA, you’ll enjoy 24×7 access to your booking information, Pay-In-Full bonus offers, No-interest monthly payments, AIRLINE DISCOUNTS, and our BEST RATE GUARANTEE!
While our Solo Traveling with Ease Program (STEP) has been sunset, we offer some great recommendations for finding a roommate HERE.
PORT & ADMIN FEES
Port & Admin Fees are 397 USD per person.
Pre-Paid Gratuities are 136.50 USD per person. 100% of these gratuities go to onboard staffers, including your stateroom attendant, the culinary services staff, the behind-the-scenes hotel services staff, and the myriad department heads who work with their teams around the clock to create a flawless VACAYA experience for you.
Solo guests in their own stateroom pay double Gratuities and single Port & Admin Fees.
3+ GUESTS IN A ROOM
3rd/4th guests in a stateroom/suite are each 3997 USD + Port & Admin Fees + Gratuities.
Room descriptions, sizing, and view specifics have been provided to us by PONANT. Room layouts and views (including obstructions) can vary within the same category. For rooms with a capacity greater than 2, the additional bedding is a combination of sofa beds and/or upper berths.
INITIAL DEPOSIT SCHEDULE
- Upon booking outside of 300 Days – 10%.
- At 300 Days (October 4, 2022) – 25%.
- At 240 Days (December 3, 2022) – 50%.
- At 180 Days (February 1, 2023)– 75%.
- At 120 Days (April 2, 2023)– 100%.
- Upon booking through 300 Days (October 4, 2022) – 10% of total.
- From 299 (October 5, 2022) to 240 Days (December 3, 2022) – 20% of total.
- From 239 (December 4, 2022) to 180 Days (February 1, 2023) – 40% of total.
- From 179 (February 2, 2023) to 120 Days (April 2, 2023) – 60% of total.
- From 119 (April 3, 2023) to 90 Days (May 2, 2023) – 80% of total.
- From 89 (May 3, 2023) to 0 Days (July 31, 2023) – 100% of total.
ITEMS NOT INCLUDED
- Roundtrip Flights from your home city to Bergen/from Oslo
- Transfers to Le Dumont D’Urville
- Onboard Spa Services
- Onboard Laundry
- Gift Shop Purchases
- Optional Excursions
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Be sure to read VACAYA’s Terms & Conditions, which include the Payment/Cancellation/Refund Policies for all reservations. Please note that cancellation fees apply from the time of booking.
For real-time availability, proceed by clicking BOOK NOW. With ever-shifting inventory, a category that shows availability on this page may no longer be available when you attempt to book. If you need help finding the perfect room in another category or to add your name to our wait list for a sold-out category, feel free to email The Vacayans at email@example.com and we’ll be happy to assist you.
PAY IN FULL OPTION
You may pay in full at the time of booking. Unless you later modify your reservation, no further payments will be necessary. BONUS OFFER: Paid-in-Full Reservations made through October 4, 2022 will receive $150 off per room.
MONTHLY PAYMENT PLAN
Your initial deposit is due at time of booking. Then, your remaining monthly payments will be calculated using the number of months between your booking and the final payment due date. Payments will be charged on the 1st day of the month, the 15th, or the last day of each month (determined automatically depending on the day of the month you book). Payments will be charged to your credit card on file. If your credit card details change at any time, simply update the info in our system prior to your next month’s payment date. Please note declined payments are subject to a convenience fee. For more information, explore our Automatic Billing FAQs and our Terms & Conditions.
TRIP INSURANCE: GET IT!
With Covid-19 in our lives for the foreseeable future, we now have an even stronger rationale for recommending Trip Insurance. “Cancel For Any Reason” insurance has quickly risen in popularity, and for good reason. If you decide you don’t want to travel after the cancellation penalty period has begun, this type of insurance covers most if not all of your cancellation fee. It’s also a great way to help honor your Social Contract with VACAYA.
So go ahead and buy that bucket list trip, but protect your health and your investment by purchasing Trip Insurance. ❤️