Norway Coastal Voyage

1. August 7 Fly from MSP to Oslo
2. August 8 Oslo
Arrive in Oslo for two nights in Norway’s capital city. Check into your
first class hotel with the rest of the day at your leisure. Enjoy a welcome
to Norway Dinner this evening.

Included Meals: Welcome Dinner

2. August 9 Oslo

This morning we embark on a sightseeing tour if Oslo. The tour will include
a stop at beautiful Vigeland Park with its renowned sculpures, the famous
Holmenkollen Ski Jump, and impressive Vikinig Ships Museum. Drive by the
Medieval Akershus Fortress, the Royal Palace, and the busy port with the
Town Hall. The afternoon is free in Oslo.

2. August 10 Oslo to Balestrand

Travel by train between Oslo and Myrdal, where you’ll board the Flam
Railway, taking you through incredible scenery of mountains and waterfalls
to Flam. Here you’ll embark on a 1 1/2-hour boat ride to Balestrand,
experiencing the best of fjord scenery on the way. At Balestrand you’ll have
dinner at the famous Kvikne’s Hotel, where you’ll also spend the night.

Included Meals: Dinner

4. August 11 Balestrand to Bergen

After breakfast you’ll board the ferry to Bergen. On board you’ll enjoy the
fantastic Sognefjord landscape before disembarking four hours later in
Bergen. Bergen is the charming and busy capital of Norway’s fjord
district. If you arrive a few hours before departure, we recommend a stroll
around the Bryggen Wharf area and the fish market. In days gone by, it was
easier to travel from Bergen to the Continent by sea than it was to get to
Oslo, and you can see this clearly in the city’s architecture and culture.

Included Meals: Breakfast

5. August 12 Set sail this evening

This morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of Bergen with some free time to
pursue your own interests. Your trip aboard the Norwegian Coastal Voyage
will begin in the evening from Bergen.

Included Meals: Dinner

6. August 13 Maloy-Torvik-Alesund-Molde-Kristiansund

When you awake, the ship will be crossing Stadthavet and heading for Torvik.
You’ll have time to stroll around the beautiful Art Nouveau town of Alesund.
After a short stop at the Jazz Festival town of Molde, you’ll cross
Hustadvika before docking at Kristiansund.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

*Between April 16-September 11, all ships call at Geiranger in the
spectacular Geirangerfjord on day 2, giving you an opportunity to enjoy the
beautiful Brudesloret, Friaren, and the Seven Sisters waterfalls.

7. August 14 Trondheim-Rorvik

You’ll arrive in Trondheim early this morning, where you’ll have ample free
time to explore this historic and colorful town. Take a stroll through the
streets, past the charming harbor, or cross the old city bridge to see the
restored wooden buildings in Bakklandet. From Trondheim the ship will sail
past many islands and skerries before arriving in Rorvik, where the
southbound and northbound Coastal ships meet.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

8. August 15 – Ornes-Bodo-Stamsund-Svolvaer

You’ll have passed the Arctic Circle before you are fully awake. Now in the
land of the Midnight Sun, the ship will follow the mighty Borvass Mountains
on its way into Bodo. Then you’ll sail out to sea, crossing Vestfjord in the
direction of the dramatic Lofoten Islands before reaching Stamsund and
Svolvaer in the evening. Later in the evening, the ship will continue north
through the beautiful, narrow Raftsund Strait, passing the majestic
Trollfjord on the port side.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

9. August 16 – Harstad-Finnsnes-Tromso-Skjervoy

The ship will call at Harstad at breakfast time. It will then continue
through Vagsfjord and Malangen before starting its approach to Tromso.
You’ll have three hours for shopping and sightseeing in the capital of
Arctic Norway before you leave to cross Lopphavet. Tomorrow, you’ll wake up
in Hammerfest.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

10 & 11. August 17 & 18 – Hammerfest-Havoysund-Honningsvag –

In the Finnmark region, nature has created an austere, more dramatic
landscape. You’ll see both fishing villages from days gone by and lively
fishing ports bustling with activity. The ship will head for Havoysund and
Honningsvag, before turning east across Austhavet toward the well-known
fishing villages of Kjollefjord, Mehamn, and Berlevag. On the morning of the
eleventh day you’ll arrive at Kirkenes, the journey’s northern terminus.
Today we¹ll catch our flight to Oslo and check into our hotel for an

Included Meals: 2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

12. August 19 Fly from Oslo to Home
Today we catch our flight for home with memories of “The World’s Most
Beautiful Voyage.”

R & J Special Included Cruise Tours!

The Magnificent Scenery of West Norway:
Geiranger-Trollstigen-Molde* – (7
Depart Geiranger by motorcoach up to the Ornesvingen (“the Eagle’s View”)
for a magnificent panorama over the Geirangerfjord. You’ll also see Mount
Dalsnibba, the spectacular Seven Sisters Waterfall, and the rock formation
“Prekestolen.” Continue along the Eidsdals Lake to Eidsdal, where the ferry
takes you to Linge. From there, continue through “the Strawberry Valley” of
Valldal to Trollstigen, which drops steeply down in a series of hairpin
turns to Andalsnes and Isfjorden, where you’ll take the ferry to Solsnes.
The motorcoach meets the ship in Molde, known as “the City of Roses.” Dinner
will be arranged en route, and you’ll be advised prior to the excursion.

*From May 31 to August 31.
Please note: During May 1-30 a shorter version (4 1/2 hours) of this
excursion from Geiranger to Alesund will be offered. The Trollstigen Road
normally opens at the end of May or in early June. In case the road has not
yet been opened, the shorter version will be available. The price difference
will be refunded.

A Cultural Pearl: The Ringve Museum of Musical History in Trondheim – (2 1/2

A morning excursion visits Trondheim’s extraordinary Ringve Museum of
Musical History. This 18th-century manor house features an extensive
collection of instruments from throughout the world displayed in a series of
“composer” rooms, each furnished according to the time period and decor of
the famous composer for which it is named. As you go from room to room, the
guides not only show you – but also play for you – the museum’s treasured
instruments, some of which belonged to the composers themselves. Afterward,
coffee and waffles are served in the manor’s kitchen.

Gateway to the Arctic Ocean:
City Tour of Tromso – (2 1/2 hours)

This sightseeing tour includes the highlights of Tromso, the largest city in
northern Norway and a setting-off point for many of the great Arctic
expeditions. You’ll begin at the Tromso Historical Museum, housing exhibits
of the Sami people and northern Norway, then proceed to the distinctive
Arctic Cathedral, also known as “the Ice Cathedral.” The huge stained-glass
window that dominates the front of the church is the largest in Europe.

The Most Northerly Point of the European Continent: The North Cape – (4

From the port of Honningsvag you’ll travel by motorcoach to the North Cape
plateau, Europe’s northernmost point. At the very tip of the cape,
overlooking the Arctic Ocean, is the North Cape Center. Built into the rock,
the center features a film and exhibits on the region and offers spectacular
panoramic views. Those who wish may purchase a glass of champagne at the
world’s northernmost champagne bar.

General Information:

Departure Date: August 7-19, 2004 13 Days
(Other dates available throughout summer & fall.)

Cabin Type: Double Room Rate:
U2 – Outside Deck 8 $4,740.00 pp
K2 – Outside Deck 7 $4,685.00 pp
N2 – Inside Deck 4 $4,540.00 pp

Available Savings upon receipt of submission of passport details and AARP

– Senior Passengers (67 years or overs): $115.00 pp
– AARP member reduction: $100.00 pp

Per Person Deposit Requirements:

Full Payment Due: 60 days prior to departure
and cancellation fee begins to apply.

Cancellation Fees:
In the event it becomes necessary for any reason to cancel your reservation,
the following fees will apply:

Written Notice Received: Cancellation Fee:
More than 45 Days Prior to Departure FULL Deposit
REFUND minus $50 handling fee.

45 to 21 Days Prior to Departure 10% of total trip

20-8 days Prior to Departure 25% of total trip

7-1 days Prior to Departure 75% of total trip

No refund will be made for cancellation within 24 hours of departure, or for
any unused portion of the trip. Refund claims must be made in writing
within 20 days of the tremination of the trip.

Guaranteed Prices: Tour prices are stated in US dollars and are guaranteed
for the dates in this brochure.

Luggage Handling: Each person is allowed one large suitcase due to space
limitations aboard motorcoaches. Airline restrictions suggest a maximum of
70lbs per checked suitcase to avoid additional charges which are not
included in the tour price. A small carry-on bag that is within the
measurements of 21²x14²x10²=45² and under the weight of 13 pounds is

Gratuities: Gratuities are included in the tour price for all included
attractions, meals, and bellmen. Customary gratuities for the Tour Director
and Driver is not included and should be given on a voluntary and individual
basis. On board the ship, there is a non-tipping policy. However, if you
fell thqt individual crew or staff members should be rewarded for providing
exceptional services, tipping is at your discretion.

International Flight: UN/SAS

Motorcoach Per Person Pricing Information

Passport Needed


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