Interest in cruising the awe-inspiring Nordic countries continues to increase year by year - no surprise, really, as the spectacular backdrops and views of snow-capped mountains, majestic glaciers and remote villages, which come as standard in that part of the world, entice new travellers while also drawing back millions of visitors year after year. If you're thinking about a Nordic cruise then this article is ideal for you.
For summer 2016, Cruise Direct is offering some wonderful itineraries to the Fjords and Iceland onboard P&O Cruise's stunning new ship, Britannia. This state of the art new vessel launched in March 2015, and was named by none other than Her Majesty the Queen in Southampton. As the biggest ship ever built for the British market, she is more like a floating 5 star resort than a cruise ship, and the perfect base from which to explore this unique region.
Britannia's bursting with glamour and sophistication, and passengers have been raving about the quality of holiday they have enjoyed on board. It's not hard to see why - Britannia is the first in the fleet to feature The Cookery Club, where guests can regularly find one of the ship's five Food Heroes, including James Martin and Marco Pierre White, holding bespoke cookery classes. The menus on Britannia are simply magical as well – the aromas, the flavours, the artfully-presented delicacies you'll find on your plate all help to create amazing holiday memories. Whether you're in the mood for some culinary sophistication, or favour a more relaxed option, the mix of fine dining and casual cooking options provide you with all the choice you need.
Of course, there's more than food to be found on Britannia.These unique cruises allow you to sit in the comfort of your own balcony - or, more socially, on deck - while you soak up the breathtaking pre-historic magnitude of ice carved inlets, spectacular waterfalls and unmatched natural beauty. Ports of call include a world of adventure in Alta and the enchanting city of Bergen, famed for its biguo shops and trendy boutiques.
Sailings run from April right through to September 2016, with some including the school holidays, giving you and your family the chance to experience the powerful beauty of this part of the world.
Cruise Direct's cruise experts will give you all the information you need about cruising onboard Britannia or visiting the magnificent fjords.