Sail into the serene with Saga Sapphire’s new Scenic Springtime Fjords Cruise

Bergen view in winter (Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway)Sailing into the serene Norwegian fjords in springtime is one of the most memorable cruise experiences and Saga Sapphire’s new Scenic Springtime Fjords cruise features the beautiful waters of Sognesfjord and Hardangerfjord, plus visits to the historic cities of Bergen and Stavanger.

For those who are new-to-cruise this sailing on board the 700-passenger ship offers a perfect introduction to Norway through fascinating talks on the country’s natural history and cultural significance, as well as Norwegian folk dance entertainment and Norwegian cookery demonstrations and tastings.

Saga Sapphire departs from Dover on May 21, 2018 and the first glimpse of Norway’s serene beauty starts with full day’s cruising in Sognesfjord, the longest fjord in Norway, where lofty cliffs plunge sharply into mirrored waters and snow-capped mountains pierce the sky.

In Bergen, guests can soak up the city’s medieval charms where colourful warehouses line the Bryggen Waterfront or visit the home of celebrated composer Edvard Grieg to enjoy a piano recital.

Saga Sapphire cruises the length of Hardangerfjord, a picture-perfect scene with sleepy villages and fertile orchards dotted along banks, before mooring in Rosendal, on the southern shore of the fjord.

Rosendal is small village flanked by mountains and guests can explore the Folgefonna glacier or visit a traditional manor, Baroniet Rosendal, which has a delightful garden that is filled with spring flowers.

The last port of call is Stavanger, a bustling city where wooden buildings and cobbled lanes in the historic centre are some of the best preserved in Norway. An optional tour takes guests to Pulpit Rock, 2000ft above spectacular Lysefjord.

Eight nights from £1,889 departing from Dover on May 21, 2018. Price includes UK travel package to and from Dover, all meals and entertainment, choice of table wines at lunch and dinner, afternoon tea, 24-hour room service, welcome cocktail party, unlimited tea and coffee in selected venues, free wifi, all on-board gratuities, porterage, free shuttle bus to nearest town centre (whenever possible and when the ship is berthed more than 500 yards away), optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a discount passenger has own insurance.

All excursions mentioned are optional, at an additional cost, and are subject to availability and change. Some of the highlights detailed may only be seen on optional excursions or by exploring independently.

Price based on two people sharing the lowest available Inside cabin grade and includes any relevant booking discount. Fare was correct at the time of sending and is subject to availability and change. Further terms and conditions apply. Please call for details.