Cruise the Norwegian Fjords

from Amsterdam, Netherlands

Departing Friday 16th June for 10 days / 9 nights

Now is your opportunity to marvel at Norway’s glorious fjords on this unforgettable journey sailing from Hamburg, Germany. Explore Ålesund, a colorful city built on islands extending to the sea, seeing firsthand why it’s known as the “Venice of Norway.” Feel like you’re floating through a fairy tale as you make your way through the Geiranger Fjord, with its pine forests, surrounding mountains, central waterfall and lush valley. And in Olden, behold a mélange of natural beauty: towering mountains, a massive fjord, endless sea and blue glaciers set between verdant valleys.

We cruise aboard Celebrity Apex on this amazing journey...


Day 1: Depart Rapid City and start the journey to Amsterdam, Netherlands.

We depart Rapid City Regional Airport bound for Amsterdam. Once we board our transatlantic flight it's time to sit back relax and enjoy the flight.
Overnight aircraft – Meals as per airline schedule.

Day 2: Arrive Amsterdam, Netherlands.
On arrival in Amsterdam we pass through Customs and Immigration and then transfer to our hotel for overnight. The rest of the day and evening is free to relax and get a good night’s sleep in a real bed! 
Overnight Amsterdam – no meals included except on airline.

Day 3: Transfer to Ship and Sail at 5pm
This morning we transfer to the ship for check-in and once on board it is time to explore this beautiful vessel. 
Overnight cruise ship – breakfast & then all meals aboard ship included

Day 4: At Sea
Time to explore and find your way around this amazing ship which is your floating hotel. 
Overnight cruise ship – all meals included

Day 5: Kristiansand, Norway – 7am to 5 pm.
Kristiansand is situated on the south coast of Norway and is known for its busy summer harbors, beautiful rocky coastline with skerries, and white wooden houses where many Norwegians spend their summers. The coast offers an amazing place for recreation and relaxation and inland areas are perfect for everything from hiking and canoeing to visiting folk museums where you can experience the best of Norwegian architecture, arts and crafts, music and dance.
Overnight cruise ship – all meals included

Day 6: Haugesund, Norway – 7am to 3pm
Located between mountains, islands and the North Sea, the beautiful, rugged landscape of Haugesund will take you back to the days when the city was the home of Viking kings and chieftains. Today it’s one of Norway’s principal culture centers, hosting the Norwegian International Film Festival as well as a jazz festival every summer. The fascinating story of the Viking Kings at the heart of the region, a rich cultural scene, plenty of festivals and shopping, vibrant towns and extreme sport activities all go together to provide a rich menu of experiences to choose from.
Overnight cruise ship – all meals included

Day 7: Geiranger, Norway – 11.30am to 7pm
Geiranger is remote even by Norwegian standards, with a rugged beauty that will leave you breathless. Winding your way through the Geiranger Fjord feels like the entrance to a secret world, protected by massive, snow-capped mountains on either side. Your welcoming committee is comprised of the sheer walls, snow-capped peaks, cascading waterfalls and emerald-green channels of Geirangerfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage landmark. At its head, lies a charming village that plays host to outdoor enthusiasts and nature-minded tourists from all over the world. Its Norwegian charms are certainly captivating with plenty of lovely shops for souvenirs and restaurants offering up fresh salmon, lake trout, and local favorites like goat meat, reindeer, and specialty sausages. It’s undeniably clear that here nature herself is the superstar. Whether it’s standing before the cascades of the Seven Sisters waterfalls or climbing to one of the scenic overlooks, Geiranger is a jaw-dropping panoramic adventure.
Overnight cruise ship – all meals included

Day 8: Alesund, Norway  7am to 4pm
Alesund’s turrets, spires, and other whimsical art nouveau architectural touches give the town its distinctive, fairytale-like character. On your cruise to Alesund, don’t forget to visit scenic Geiranger Fjord. One of Norway’s best-known attractions is just a stone’s throw from this quaint little town. Ages of glacial erosion have given way to sculpted, towering mountainsides upon which flow numerous, dramatic waterfalls. There is no shortage of nature to stand in awe of at this favorite Norway attraction. To fully capture the depth of beauty in this seaside town, a jaunt up Mount Aksla is in order. From there, you’ll have a bird’s-eye view of this colorful, magical place. Drive the famous Path of Trolls, a roadway that was literally blasted out of the mountainside. Travel back to Viking days and discover exotic marine life on this exploration of the Saga Islands. Begin on Giske, where you’ll walk in the footsteps of Viking legends then continue to the island of Godoy to visit the Atlantic Sea Park. Built directly into the rugged landscape, it features massive aquariums teeming with colorful fish and sea life. One of Norway's most beautiful towns, renowned for its Jugend-style architecture and art nouveau style. Cruise visitors will immediately notice Alesund's unique layout, as it is built on islands extending to the sea, and offers scenic views of fjords and the Sunnmore Alps… Alesund is the fishing capital of Norway.
Overnight cruise ship – all meals included

Day 9: At Sea
Overnight cruise ship – all meals included

Day 10: Amsterdam, Netherlands back Home – the ship docks at 6am

Alas, after breakfast it is time to say goodbye to your floating hotel and return to the airport for your flight home.
Breakfast Included and meals as per airline schedule

Staterooms & Pricing:

On this cruise we only offer two types of staterooms... Ocean View & Ocean View with Private Balcony. Of course the choice is yours.

oceanview stateroom - $4,995 per person based on double occupancy

Oceanview Stateroom

balcony stateroom - $5,995 per person based on double occupancy

Balcony Stateroom

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Itinerary at a Glance

Starts: Friday 16th June 2023
Ends: Sunday 25th June 2023

What's Included

  • Round trip coach class air from Rapid City to Amsterdam - Overnight Transatlantic Flight
  • Pre-cruise overnight Amsterdam then 7 nights aboard Cruise Ship – Celebrity Apex.
  • All Meals once on board with complimentary bar drinks throughout the cruise including alcohol
  • All on board Gratuities
  • All Taxes and Fees
  • All Transfers from Airport / Hotel /Ship / Airport
  • Services of an ABS Escort


  • Price: from $4,995pp (double occupancy)
  • Single Supplement: Call for pricing

Tour Brochure

How to Book

  • Deposit of $1,500pp due at time of booking
  • February 15th 2023 - Further $1,500pp due
  • March 15th 2018 - Final Balance due
  • Booking Form

What You'll Need

  • A camera is a must
  • Binoculars would be a great idea
  • Passports are required for this tour
  • Providing you have a major credit or debit card (VISA or MasterCard) you will be able to use local ATMs. Remember to check the charges with your bank prior to departure


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