Choose from 10 spectacular Northern Lights cruises with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines (logo)Seeing the Northern Lights is at the top of many travellers’ bucket lists, and Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines can help tick this off with 10 cruises sailing to Northern Norway in 2024.

Next year marks the solar maximum with an increased likelihood of seeing vivid aurora displays in the skies, so there is no better time than to set sail for Arctic Norway.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has 10 Northern Lights cruises with hand-crafted itineraries to ensure guests are visiting the very best places at the very best times.

The cruises, on board Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ fleet of smaller-sized ships Borealis and Balmoral, will be setting sail from Southampton, Newcastle and Portsmouth.

Clare Ward, Director of Product and Customer Services at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:

“We know that our guests love to immerse themselves in natural experiences and the Aurora Borealis – one of Mother Nature’s most awe-inspiring phenomena – is a must-see spectacle creating memories that will last forever.

“We have 10 specially timed Northern Lights cruises that offer the best chances to see the dancing ribbons of green, blue and pink illuminating the skies above Arctic Norway.

“Not only this, but our hand-crafted itineraries will also take guests on scenic cruising past ice-capped northern fjords and offer an excursion programme with authentic Arctic experiences for all.”

As well as the Northern Lights, guests will have the chance to enjoy the ultimate Arctic experience of husky sledding, seek out Orca and Humpback whales and experience life as one of the Sami people where reindeer and traditional costumes are an integral part of their culture.

Guests who book before 31stJanuary can enjoy either a free drinks package or on board spend on sailings throughout 2024

The Northern Lights cruises are:

Balmoral’s 14-night L2404 ‘In Search of the Northern Lights’ cruise, departing from Southampton on 14th February 2024. Prices start from £1,999 per person.

An incredible Arctic adventure packed with experiences
Mush a team of huskies on an Arctic sledding adventure
See the Arctic wilderness and natural landmarks
Itinerary: Southampton, UK – Ålesund, Norway – Cruise Naeroysundet, Norway – Cruising Torghatten, Norway – Cruising Seven Sisters Mountain Range, Norway – Crossing the Arctic Circle, Norway – Narvik, Norway – Cruise Tjeldsundet Strait, Norway – Tromsø, Norway (overnight port) – Cruise North Cape, Norway – Alta, Norway – Cruise Tjeldsundet Strait, Norway – Bodø, Norway – Stavanger, Norway – Southampton, UK

For more details: Visit L2404 ‘In Search of the Northern Lights’

Balmoral’s nine-night L2405 ‘In Search of the Northern Lights’ cruise, departing from Newcastle on 1st March 2024. Prices start from £1,699 per person.

Seek out the Northern Lights on a special exploration
See the Northern Lights from on board Balmoral
Enjoy unique Arctic experiences
Itinerary: Newcastle, UK – Bodø, Norway – Narvik, Norway – Cruise Tjeldsundet Strait, Norway – Tromsø, Norway – Cruise Tjeldsundet Strait, Norway – Cruising Seven Sisters Mountain Range, Norway – Cruising Torghatten, Norway – Ålesund, Norway – Newcastle, UK

For more details: Visit L2405 ‘In Search of the Northern Lights’

Balmoral’s nine-night L2406 ‘In Search of the Northern Lights’ cruise, departing from Newcastle on 10th March 2024. Prices start from £1,499 per person.

Take in some of the most memorable Arctic sights
Go in search of the fascinating Northern Lights
During time ashore, husky sled into Arctic wilderness
Itinerary: Newcastle, UK – Bodø, Norway – Narvik, Norway – Cruise Tjeldsundet Strait, Norway – Tromsø, Norway – Cruise Tjeldsundet Strait, Norway – Cruising Seven Sisters Mountain Range, Norway – Cruising Torghatten, Norway – Ålesund, Norway – Newcastle, UK

For more details: Visit L2406 ‘In Search of the Northern Lights’

Balmoral’s nine-night L2407 ‘In Search of the Northern Lights in Nine Nights’ cruise, departing from Newcastle on 19thMarch 2024. Prices start from £1,499 per person.

Embark on a cruise created for seeking out the Northern Lights
Witness Mother Nature’s light show from on board Balmoral
Explore Arctic wilderness or go dog sledding
Itinerary: Newcastle, UK – Bodø, Norway – Narvik, Norway – Cruise Tjeldsundet Strait, Norway – Tromsø, Norway – Cruise Tjeldsundet Strait, Norway – Cruising Seven Sisters Mountain Range, Norway – Cruising Torghatten, Norway – Ålesund, Norway – Newcastle, UK

For more details: Visit L2407 ‘In Search of the Northern Lights in Nine Nights’

Balmoral’s 10-night L2431 ‘In Search of the Northern Lights’ cruise, departing from Newcastle on 10th October 2024. Prices start from £1,399 per person.

Search for the Northern Lights from the decks of Balmoral in Alta
Enjoy a scenic discovery of the Seven Sisters mountain range
Spend time with a Sami community to learn about local traditions
Itinerary: Newcastle, UK – Molde, Norway – Crossing the Arctic Circle, Norway – Cruise Tjeldsundet Strait, Norway – Alta, Norway (overnight port) – Tromsø, Norway – Cruise Tjeldsundet Strait, Norway – Cruising Seven Sisters Mountain Range, Norway –Ålesund, Norway – Newcastle, UK

For more details: Visit L2431 ‘In Search of the Northern Lights’

Balmoral’s 10-night L2432 ‘In Search of the Northern Lights’ cruise, departing from Newcastle on 20th October 2024. Prices start from £1,399 per person.

Have the opportunity to spot the elusive Northern Lights in Alta
Meet huskies on a tour and learn about traditional dog sledding
Capture the views from the top of Mount Storsteinen in Tromsø
Itinerary: Newcastle, UK – Molde, Norway – Crossing the Arctic Circle, Norway – Cruise Tjeldsundet Strait, Norway (overnight port) – Tromsø, Norway – Alta, Norway (overnight port) – Cruise Tjeldsundet Strait, Norway – Cruising Seven Sisters Mountain Range, Norway – Ålesund, Norway – Newcastle, UK

For more details: Visit L2432 ‘In Search of the Northern Lights’

Balmoral’s 10-night L2433 ‘In Search of the Northern Lights’ cruise, departing from Newcastle on 30th October 2024. Prices start from £1,299 per person.

Have the opportunity to see the magical Northern Lights in Alta
See remote coastal scenery as Balmoral sails the Tjeldsundet Strait
Visit a husky yard to learn about local cultures and traditions
Itinerary: Newcastle, UK – Molde, Norway – Crossing the Arctic Circle, Norway – Cruise Tjeldsundet Strait, Norway – Alta, Norway (overnight port) – Tromsø, Norway – Cruise Tjeldsundet Strait, Norway – Cruising Seven Sisters Mountain Range, Norway – Ålesund, Norway – Newcastle, UK

For more details: Visit L2433 ‘In Search of the Northern Lights’

Balmoral’s 10-night L2435 ‘In Search of the Northern Lights’ cruise, departing from Newcastle on 19th November 2024. Prices start from £1,299 per person.

Have the chance to spot the Northern Lights in Alta and from Balmoral
Experience Crossing the Arctic Circle and the ceremony held on board
Spend time with a Sami community and learn of local traditions
Itinerary: Newcastle, UK – Molde, Norway – Crossing the Arctic Circle, Norway – Cruise Tjeldsundet Strait, Norway – Alta, Norway (overnight port) – Tromsø, Norway – Cruise Tjeldsundet Strait, Norway – Cruising Seven Sisters Mountain Range, Norway – Ålesund, Norway – Newcastle, UK

For more details: Visit L2435 ‘In Search of the Northern Lights’

Borealis’ 14-night S2427 ‘In Search of the Northern Lights’ cruise, departing from Portsmouth on 7th December 2024. Prices start from £1,699 per person.

Enjoy an overnight stay in the ‘Gateway to the Arctic, Tromsø
Spend time with local Sami people to learn about their way of life
Explore the historic Hanseatic city of Bergen
Itinerary: Portsmouth, UK – Ålesund, Norway – Cruising Torghatten, Norway – Crossing the Arctic Circle, Norway – Tromsø, Norway (overnight port) – Alta, Norway (overnight port) – Sortland, Norway – Bergen, Norway – Portsmouth, UK

For more details: Visit S2427 ‘In Search of the Northern Lights’

Balmoral’s 14-night L2437 ‘In Search of the Northern Lights at Christmas’ cruise, departing from Southampton on 22ndDecember 2024. Prices start from £2,499 per person.

Have the chance to see the Northern Lights during the festive season
Celebrate Christmas Day on board Balmoral
Experience the maritime tradition of crossing the Arctic Circle
Itinerary: Southampton, UK – Crossing the Arctic Circle, Norway – Bodø, Norway – Cruise Tjeldsundet Strait, Norway – Tromsø, Norway (overnight port) – Alta, Norway – Cruise Tjeldsundet Strait, Norway – Trondheim, Norway (overnight port) – Ålesund, Norway – Southampton, UK

For more details: Visit L2437 ‘In Search of the Northern Lights at Christmas’

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