MSC Grandiosa: Fairytale Fjords

May 2022

 

A fantastic cruise around Germany, Denmark and the Norwegian Fjords, where glaciers meet the waves of the sea, from colourful villages to breathtaking waterfalls. A week of adventure and relaxation aboard a welcoming and eco-friendly ship.

 

Throughout the summer of 2022, MSC Grandiosa will sail around the most beautiful places in Northern Europe along an astonishing route, taking in natural wonders and charming villages. Together, we will experience a universe of beauty on board a modern ship that loves the sea: MSC Grandiosa's cutting-edge technologies preserve the marine ecosystem, whilst allowing travellers to experience Norway's wonderful natural paradises.

 

Our journey begins in Kiel in Germany, from where we set sail for Hamburg, with its fascinating artificial lakes, Town Hall Square and Old Port, whose warehouses have become shops, museums and bars. It was in these very places that the then-unknown Beatles began their careers. From here, you can also easily reach Lübeck, the beautiful Hanseatic city with its UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic centre, church spires and Holstentor Gate.

 

Copenhagen greets us with its Little Mermaid, one of the most famous and photographed statues in the world, and enchants us with the Nyhavn canal, full of boats, colourful houses and artists of all kinds. A beautiful walk in Tivoli Park or the solemn changing of the guard at the Royal Palace.

 

We have arrived in Alesund, the first of the three Norwegian ports of call. An adventurous underwater tunnel takes us to the island of Giske, where the ancient Viking tradition can be experienced. On the island of Godøy, we meet the fishermen of Alnes and visit the lighthouse that illuminates the Norwegian nights.

 

In Hellesylt, the enchanting Briksdal Glacier awaits us, set in a region of waterfalls, mountain farms, flower-filled meadows and spectacular lakes, such as the crystal-clear Hornindalsvannet and the turquoise waters of Stryn.

 

In Flåm, we board one of the most famous trains in the world and admire the panorama of Sognefjord from its windows, up to the spectacular waterfall of Kjosfossen. Be sure to get your photo taken in front of the twin Tvindefossen waterfalls and try a tasty Norwegian snack at the Østerbø hut.

 

Now is the perfect time to book your Norwegian Fjord cruise. The Cruise with Confidence programme guarantees you maximum flexibility: you can change dates and names up to 15 days before departure, 21 days for fly-cruises.