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

Explore the Norwegian fjords under the midnight sun in ultra luxury on the intimate luxury ships Silver Cloud and Silver Whisper. Cruise Norway’s partnership with Silversea is now making this affordable. The all-inclusive cruises are up to 60 percent off. Experience the Arctic landscape and 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 7-day Norwegian Fjords 

May 26 – June 02, 2015 | July 3-10, 2015 | July 27 – August 03, 2015
July 18-25, 2016

Silver Cloud 17-day Norwegian Fjords

June 20 – July 17, 2015

Silver Cloud 14-day Norwegian Fjords

June 17 -July 01, 2016

Limited Space on 2015 sailings  – Contact us for availability and a quote!

7-day Itinerary

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.

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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.

May 26 – June 02, 2015
Vista Suites from $3,559 per person based on double occupancy
Veranda Suites from $4,220 per person based on double occupancy

July 03-10, 2015
Vista Suites from $4,225 per person based on double occupancy
Veranda Suites from $5,175 per person based on double occupancy

July 27 – August 03, 2015
Vista Suites from $4,320 per person based on double occupancy
Veranda Suites from $5,270 per person based on double occupancy

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

 

The Silver Whisper
Silver Whisper (deck and suite plan, pdf file)

17-day Itinerary (Silver Cloud – June 20 – July 17, 2015)

Day 1 – Copenhagen, Denmark
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 – Bergen, Norway
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 are topped with triangular cookie-cutter roofs and painted in red, blue, yellow, and green.

Day 4 – Hellesylt, Norway & Geiranger, Norway
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 Geirangerfjord is a branch of the Synnulvsfjord which in turn is a branch of the mighty Storfjord. The Geirangerfjord thrusts its way 16 km inland and the views are spectacular; towering mountains, farms clinging to the steep mountain side and the fjord itself. Waterfalls with names such as the Suitor, the Bridal Veil and the Seven Sisters plunge down the mountain sides. The Geirangerfjord is on Unesco’s list of World Heritage Natural Sites. At the head of the fjord lies the beautiful and small village of Geiranger with no more than 220 inhabitants.

Day 5 – Day at Sea

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Day 6 – Harstad, Norway
The small town of Harstad located on Norway’s largest island, Hinnøya, is surrounded by craggy, snow-topped mountains. With about 22,000 inhabitants, Harstad grew into a successful and productive herring and fishing port during the 19th century. Today, the engineering industry also plays an important part in the local economy, with shipbuilding and repair yards servicing regional and visiting ferry and fishing fleets. As a result, the sprawling docks present a tangle of supply ships and cold storage plants. Harstad’s greatest attraction is the Trondenes Church dating from the 13th century. Originally built as a fortress church, its design incorporates massive, 70-inch-thick walls.

Day 7 – Tromso, Norway
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 (North Cape), Norway
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 – Archangel, Russia
Arkhangelsk, also known by the anglicized name of Archangel, is the capital of the Russian North, where life has been connected with the sea for centuries. With a population of 400,000, this port city is the administrative, industrial and cultural center of the region. Its origins date to the second half of the 16 th century when Tsar Ivan the Terrible established the city near the Archangel Michael Monastery, which then gave the new city its name. In 1693, Peter the Great established the first state-owned shipbuilding yard, and a year later, the merchant ship Saint Paul was launched, laying the basis for the city’s shipbuilding industry.

Day 11 – Day at Sea

Day 12 – Murmansk, Russia
Homeport of Russia’s nuclear-powered icebreakers, Murmansk enjoys a unique location halfway between Moscow and the North Pole, and 120 miles north of the Arctic Circle. As the main city of the Kola Peninsula, its origins began as a tiny settlement and Arctic trading post. In 1916, under pressure from the British to establish a support port, Murmansk was founded. Thanks to a current of the Gulf Stream, the port is ice-free year-round. The permanent Russian population periodically experiences additions from temporary residents that are lured to the city by high pay for work in fish processing plants and ship repair installations.

Day 13 – Alta, Norway
As an important junction where roads connect to Honningsvåg, Kirkenes and Kautokeino, Alta is often called the “Gateway to Finnmark.” Its population of about 15,000 is strung out across a number of scattered settlements while the community is undergoing rapid development. Formerly, Alta wasn’t Norwegian at all but was for decades Finnish, populated by the Same (Lapp) people. During those years, the town was host to an old and much visited Same fair. Unfortunately, this colorful event came to an end during the last war; recurring fires destroyed all the old buildings except for the church.

Day 14 – Day at Sea

Day 15 – Kristiansund, Norway
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.

Day 16 – Haugesund, Norway 

Day 17 – Day at Sea

Day 18 – Copenhagen
Disembark following 7:00 am arrival in Copenhagen

Limited Space – Contact us for availability and a quote!
Vista Suites from $10,299 per person based on double occupancy
Veranda Suites from $12,199 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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Silver Cloud (deck plan and description, pdf file)

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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