Inaugural Cruise Club trip to Norway

Inaugural Cruise Club trip to Norway

Thursday, May 23rd- Tuesday, May 28th 2019 with Fred Olsen

This was a sold-out cruise and with our U3A group discount and door to door coach service too, it did not disappoint!

We were picked up from Pocklington and in two hours we arrived at Newcastle’s’ Port of Tyne cruise terminal.  Embarkation was smooth and within 20 minutes we were on board the MS Balmoral.  We were bound for Norway on a taster cruise to Bergen and Eidfjord and a few other fjords too.

Bergen, known as the fjord capital of Norway, despite the showers, was a delight.  I think we all visited Bryggen, the 11th century UNESCO world heritage site of old Hanseatic buildings and market by the quayside.  Some of us took the funicular up to Mount Fløyen whilst others visited Edward Grieg’s home for a concert.

The weather next day in Eidfjord was bright, sunny and warm and the feeling of peace and calm was palpable with the little town of 900 inhabitants wrapped on all sides by mountains and glacier clear water.  To round off the day, the Balmoral cruised along Hardangerfjord, ‘Queen of the Fjords’ and the awe-inspiring Fureberg Waterfall following a diversion down the Maurangerfjord.

With a day at sea the cruise was soon at an end.  By the way the food was excellent and you could not wish for a more happy, courteous and professional team of employees.

For a selection of photos visit the Gallery / Norway Cruise - May 2019

PS  Why not join us on the next cruise in November for 11 nights to Casablanca, Cadiz, Lisbon and more.   This cruise is very popular so contact Chris Mills on 07526 105482 or at the Travel Desk at the Drop-In.

 

Events

Aug

01

August Drop-In Session

U3A Drop-In sessions are held on the first THURSDAY of each month, between 10 am and ...

Burnby Hall Community Centre - The Balk, Pocklington
10:00 am to 12:00 am

Aug

29

First Aid Awareness

First Aid Awareness: if you are interested in attending this event please email the Secretary as soo...

Burnby Hall Community Centre - The Balk, Pocklington
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Aug

29

The Third Age Trust - AGM 2019

The 36th Annual General Meeting (AGM 2019) of the Third Age Trust (the national body supporting...

Outside Visit
11:15 am to 12:30 pm

Sep

05

September Drop-In Session

U3A Drop-In sessions are held on the first THURSDAY of each month, between 10 am and ...

Burnby Hall Community Centre - The Balk, Pocklington
10:00 am to 12:00 am

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