Silversea: Explore Norwegian fjords in ultra luxury with private butler service

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Silver Whisper 14-day Norwegian Fjords: June 17 -July 01, 2016

Silver Whisper 7-day Norwegian Fjords: July 18-25, 2016

Explore the Norwegian fjords under the midnight sun in ultra luxury on the intimate luxury ship Silver Whisper. Cruise Norway’s partnership with Silversea is now making this affordable. Experience the all-inclusive cruises,  the Arctic landscape, and the wildlife in a very special way. Please call us at 1-800-334-6544 or +1-212-480-4521 (international) and ask about our FLEX SAVINGS plan.

Silver Whisper 14-day Itinerary (June 17 – July 01, 2016)

Day 1 – Copenhagen
Copenhagen-“København” in Danish-has no glittering skylines, few killer views, and only a handful of meager skyscrapers. Bicycles glide alongside manageable traffic at a pace that’s utterly human. The early-morning air in the pedestrian streets of the city’s core, Strøget, is redolent of freshly baked bread and soap-scrubbed storefronts. If there’s such a thing as a cozy city, this is it. Filled with museums, restaurants, cafés, and lively nightlife, the city has its greatest resource in its spirited inhabitants. The imaginative, unconventional, and affable Copenhageners exude an egalitarian philosophy that embraces nearly all lifestyles and leanings.

Day 2 – Day at Sea

Day 3 – Gudvangen and Flaam
Exploring Norway’s fjord region is a memorable experience for even the most seasoned traveller. Cutting deep into the mountainous terrain, craggy rock walls and overhanging cliffs characterize the scenic wonder of the fjords. Gudvangen lies at the head of the Nærøyfjord, an offspring of the Sognefjord and Aurlandsfjord. Waterfalls line the steep mountainsides and goat farms lie scattered about the green valleys. Surrounded by peaks as high as 5,000 feet (1,538 metres), Gudvangen is an important ferry point and a popular stopover for motorists. While Gudvangen is little more than a tiny hamlet, it is a popular gateway for scenic mountain trips starting or ending in this port.

The tiny village lies hemmed in on three sides by the towering walls of the Aurlandsfjord. The Aurlandsfjord is a branch of the Sognefjord – the longest and deepest fjord in Europe. Flåm’s appeal is its magnificent surroundings, ranging from fertile farmland to crystal-clear streams and towering mountains. Flåm is also the terminus of one of the most exciting train rides in the world – the Flåm Railway. Climbing 2,850 feet (877 metres) in just 12 miles (19 km), past cascading waterfalls and through 20 tunnels blasted out of towering mountains, the journey offers incredible views and thrills.

Day4 – Alesund
The coastal town of Ålesund is the commercial capital of the Møre og Romsdal district. But more important, it is noted for its characteristic Jugendstil (Art Nouveau) buildings, which some claim make Ålesund one of the most beautiful towns in Norway. This Art Nouveau style emerged when the town was completely rebuilt after a devastating fire in 1904 destroyed nearly 800 buildings and left 10,000 residents homeless. It is said that the fire started by a tipped oil lamp. Rebuilding was carried out with the help of many young, foreign architects who added their own flourishes to the architectural blend of German Jugendstil and Viking roots.

Day 5 Day at Sea



Day 6 Svolvaer and Trollfjorden
The ship is scheduled to dock at the Port of Svolvær. The town centre is withing walking distance. Taxis may be requested to come pierside. Svolvær is located in Lofoten on the south coast of Austvågøy, facing the open sea to the south, and with mountains immediately to the north. The most famous mountain, Svolværgeita, was first climbed in 1910. Svolvær is partly located on smaller islands, such as Svinøya, connected to the main island by way of the Svinøy Bridge.

Day 7 Tromso
Tromsø is a city and municipality in the county of Troms, Norway. The area has been inhabited since the end of the ice age, and the Sámi culture is the first known culture of the region. Norwegian culture had reached the area around 800 CE, when sources tell of Ohthere’s Viking settlement somewhere south of today’s Tromsø. The first church on the island of Tromsøya was erected in the 13th century, and the area one of Denmark-Norway’s very northernmost territories not contested by Russia. During the 1600s, Denmark-Norway solidified its claim to the northern coast of Scandinavia and during this period a redoubt, Skansen, was built. Tromsø was issued its city charter in 1794 by King Christian VII.

Day 8 Honningsvag and Cruising North Cape
Though Honningsvåg’s location is 48 miles closer to the North Pole than Hammerfest, its official designation as a village rather than a town puts a restriction on the title as the world’s northernmost town. Basically a fishing village, Honningsvåg draws travellers primarily because of its proximity to the North Cape. The Nordkapp, as it is called in Norwegian, is considered Europe’s northernmost point located a mere 21 miles from Honningsvåg. The road to the Cape slowly twists its way through the tundra, with mostly bare rocks on either side. Some sections resemble a stark, lunar landscape. From June to October, the scant vegetation provides grazing land for some 5,000 reindeer.

Day 9 Day at Sea

Day 10 Trondheim
Trondheim is the third largest city in Norway and has been a politically important base for centuries. It is beautifully situated on both sides of the River Nid, with the huge Trondheimfjord beyond. Founded in 997, the city is proud to celebrate its millenium in 1997. It was here that the Viking king, Olav Tryggvason, established a trading town and built a palace. Thus Trondheim became Norway’s first capital from which Olav Tryggvason governed the entire Norwegian empire, which at that time extended from the White Sea in the east to North America in the west. When the later King Olav Haraldson fell during the battle of Stiklestad in Verdal in 1030 and was buried in Trondheim, he became known as St.

Day 11 Molde
From the late 1800s, Molde became known as “the town of roses”. This was because Molde at the time was an idyllic town with wooden buildings, large gardens, wide streets and public parks. The German Emperor Wilhelm 2, visited the town regularly up to WW1 and called the city “Nice of the North”. In the past, the city has been ravaged by fire. The city centre, that survived the great fire in 1916, was completely destroyed by bombings during WW2. Today, Molde is the administrative centre of the county of Møre og Romsdal and is the largest industrial town in the county. Molde is also a centre for trade, service and education.

Day 12 Olden
The village of Olden clings to the banks of the Nordfjord, surrounded by steep mountains and lovely valleys. Boating on the fjord, hiking on nearby scenic mountain trails, as well as salmon and sea-trout fishing in the River Olden combine to make this small town an enjoyable holiday destination.

The summer season brings visitors to the area who are interested in glacier skiing on the Briksdal Glacier and the Jostedal Glacier, Europe’s biggest.

Enthusiasts enjoy not only challenging skiing but the ride up to the glacier aboard local horse drawn carriages. These powerful, yet compact, miniature horses are accustomed to climbing up this mountainous terrain.

Day 13 Bergen
Many visitors fall in love with Bergen, Norway’s second-largest city, at first sight. Seven rounded lush mountains, pastel wood houses, the historic wharf, winding cobblestone streets, and Hanseatic relics all make it a place of enchantment. Surrounded by forested mountains and fjords, it’s only natural that most Bergensers feel at home either on the mountains (skiing, hiking, walking, or at their cabins) or at sea (fishing and boating). As for the rainy weather, most visitors quickly learn the necessity of rain jackets and umbrellas. The surviving Hanseatic wooden buildings on Bryggen (the quay, or wharf) are topped with triangular cookie-cutter roofs and painted in red, blue, yellow, and green.

Day 14 – Skagen
Skagen is the northernmost town in Denmark, at the tip of Jutland on the Kattegat strait. It became a holiday resort at the end of the 19th century and a colony for artists and writers. Painters and poets were the first to see the lighT literally. Particularly the Skagen Group of painters made the place famous. In addition to tourism, the fishing industry is one of Skagen’s most important businesses. You will especially experience the charm and the special atmosphere by the red converted fish warehouses by the harbour, where the restaurants serve fresh fish. Beside the fishing port there are many art galleries and museums housed in the red warehouses contrasting with the yellow washed houses of the old town.

Day 15 – Copenhagen
Disembark following 7:00 am arrival in Copenhagen.

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June 17 – July 01, 2016
Rates start from $9,450 per person based on double occupancy.

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Silver Whisper 7-day Norwegian Fjords Itinerary (July 18-25, 2016)

Day 1 – Copenhagen
Copenhagen has no glittering skylines, few killer views, and only a handful of meager skyscrapers. Bicycles glide alongside manageable traffic at a pace that’s utterly human. The early-morning air in the pedestrian streets of the city’s core, Strøget, is redolent of freshly baked bread and soap-scrubbed storefronts. If there’s such a thing as a cozy city, this is it. Not a microcosm of Denmark, Copenhagen is, rather, a cosmopolitan city with an identity of its own. It is Denmark’s political, cultural, and financial capital and it is filled with museums, restaurants, cafés, and lively nightlife. The imaginative, unconventional, and affable Copenhageners exude an egalitarian philosophy that embraces nearly all lifestyles and leanings.

Day 2 – Day at Sea

Day 3 – Gudvangen & Flaam
On an arm of Sognefjord. Gudvangen is situated at the foot of steep cliffs soaring 5,500 feet above the water’s surface and plunging deep to form one of the region’s deepest fjord basins. Snow-capped mountains, green cliffs, and veils of tumbling waterfalls characterize the vertical landscape on the approach to Gudvangen. The fjord is so narrow in places that during winter, the sun does not reach the valley floor. Mystical Gudvangen is the site of white caves and medieval stave churches. Standing sentinel over the ornate entrances to the venerable wooden sanctuaries are visages of fierce trolls and dragons, carved by long-dead Viking craftsman from the region.

Flåm is situated on an arm of the world’s longest (at 204 km [127 mi]) and deepest (at 1,308 m [4,291 feet]) fjords. The village of only 400 inhabitants is cast against a backdrop of steep mountains, thundering waterfalls, narrow valleys, and deep canyons. Cruise ships-bringing primarily British and German passengers-began transiting the majestic Sognefjord to Flåm in the late 19th century. Today, it’s Norway’s fourth most popular port of call, a fact that can be attributed not only to the beauty of the fjord but also to the popularity of the Flåm Railway, considered to be one of Europe’s most dramatic rail excursions.

Day 4 -Kristiansund
Kristiansund, located halfway up the long west coast of Norway, is spread out across a swathe of rocky islands with its main center located on the islands of Nordlandet, Gomalandet/Kirklandet and Innlandet, all linked together by bridges. Founded in 1742 as a trading port, the coastal town retains a preserved old town area around the harbor, with its customs house, warehouses, merchants’ dwellings and various musuems relating to the trades that caused Kristiansund to prosper. The modern section boasts a lively market place and brightly painted houses that give the town a charming appearance. As the home port to a large fleet of fishing boats, seafood provides the basis of much of the local economy. With about 17,500 inhabitants, Kristiansund’s small town atmosphere, history and unique geographical position as well as the friendly attitude of its people make it a pleasant place to visit. Outside of Kristiansund, visitors enjoy traveling the coastal route, known as the Atlantic Highway, which utilizes a series of bridges that connect islands and outcrops throughout the open sea.


Day 5 – Hellesylt & Geiranger
The small village of Hellesylt is an old Viking port located at the head of the Sunnylvenfjord on the northwest coast of Norway. Here, glacier-fed streams cascade over towering granite cliffs and descend to the calm waters of the fjord. The thundering waterfalls, snow-capped mountains, lakes and crystalline glaciers, inspired Henrik Ibsen’s dramatic masterpiece, “Brand.” Guests wishing to witness Norway’s majestic fjords, as well as the dramatic mountainous interior, will take the opportunity during this brief call in Hellesylt to join overland excursions. Tour HLL-A Overland from Hellesylt to Geiranger will rejoin the ship later today in the port of Geiranger. For the more adventurous, you may opt for HLL-B Rafting Valldal which also rejoins the ship in Geiranger.

The intricate outline of the fjords makes Norway’s coastline of 21,347 km (13,264 mi) longer than the distance between the North Pole and the South Pole. The fjords were created by glacier erosion during the ice ages. In spectacular inlets like Geirangerfjord, walls of water shoot up the mountainsides, jagged snow-capped peaks blot out the sky, and water tumbles down the mountains in an endless variety of colors. Lush, green farmlands edge up the rounded mountainsides, and the chiseled, cragged, steep peaks of the Jotunheimen mountains-Norway’s tallest mountain range-seem almost tall enough to touch the blue skies. The first cruise ship sailed in Geiranger in 1869; needless to say, they have kept coming.

Day 6 – Bergen
A place of enchantment, Bergen’s epithets include “Trebyen” (Wooden City), for its many wooden houses, “Fjordbyen” (Gateway to the Fjords), for obvious reasons, and “Regnbyen” (Rainy City), for its 200 days of rain a year. Most visitors quickly learn the necessity of rain jackets and umbrellas, and Bergen has even handily provided the world’s first umbrella vending machine. Norway’s second-largest city was founded in 1070 by Olav Kyrre as a commercial center. The surviving Hanseatic wooden buildings on Bryggen (the quay) are topped with triangular gingerbread roofs and painted in red, blue, yellow, and green. Monuments in themselves (they are on the UNESCO World Heritage List), the buildings tempt travelers and locals to the shops, restaurants, and museums inside. Evenings, when Bryggen is illuminated, these modest buildings, together with the stocky Rosenkrantz Tower, the Fløyen, and the yachts lining the pier, are reflected in the water and combine to create one of the loveliest cityscapes in northern Europe.
Day 7 – Copenhagen
Disembark following 7:00 am arrival in Copenhagen.

July 18-25, 2016
Rates start at $4,750 per person based on double occupancy.

Rates are in USD and subject to change and availability. Contact us for a specific quote.



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All-Inclusive Value

ALL OCEAN-VIEW SUITE ACCOMMODATION — MOST WITH PRIVATE VERANDA The most expansive suites of their class at sea, each provides a panoramic view of ocean, shore and port, and an elegant ambience of unrivalled luxury.

PERSONAL BUTLER SERVICE From unpacking and packing to polishing your shoes and anticipating your preferences, be truely pampered by the personalised services of a dedicated butler.

COMPLIMENTARY BEVERAGES SERVED THROUGHOUT THE SHIP An extensive selection of fine wines, champagne, spirits, bottled water and soft drinks are yours to enjoy — all courtesy of Silversea.

IN-SUITE BEVERAGE CABINET STOCKED WITH OUR COMPLIMENTS Besides the chilled bottle of champagne that awaits you, every suite features a beverage cabinet stocked with your preferred assortment of complimentary beverages.

GRATUITIES INCLUDED All onboard gratuities are included — none are ever expected.

OPEN-SEATING DINING No assigned dining time, no assigned table. When, where and with whom you dine is up to you.

COMPLIMENTARY IN-SUITE DINING AND 24-HOUR ROOM SERVICE A formal dinner served course-by-course, a late-night snack, or a full breakfast delivered at your request — with no charge and no tipping.

COMPLIMENTARY FITNESS CLASSES  Aerobics, yoga, Pilates and group circuit training led by the onboard fitness trainer.

A FULL SPECTRUM OF ENTERTAINMENT AND ENRICHMENT Production shows, classical concerts, and folkloric performances. Multi-tiered show lounge. Lectures by world affairs experts, renowned authors and destination specialists.

COMPLIMENTARY TRANSPORTATION INTO TOWN Roundtrip transportation from the pier to the heart of town in most ports of call.

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