Monday 17 February 2014

SeaDream's rare journey into former homeland of the vikings

FOR Atle Brynestad, owner of the world's highest-rated boutique mega motor-cruisers, SeaDream I and SeaDream II, an 11-day sailing in July and August of this year through ten of his home country Norway's most spectacularly picturesque and famous cities, towns, villages and fjords, is akin to a home-coming…

Because beginning in Bergen, Norway's second largest city on July 26, SeaDream I is making a rare break from her more-traditional northern summer Mediterranean, Black Sea and Baltic itineraries, and will end this rare journey in Denmark's Copenhagen – after sailing-by and docking within walking distance of that city's world-famous landmark, The Little Mermaid (and for those inclined, close to Europe's longest shopping street.)

During her eleven days, SeaDream I will embrace parts of Norway with many reminders of when it was once the cradle of Viking civilisation, stop in traditional fishing villages dating back to the 9th century and seldom accessed by 5-star luxury vessels, sail some of Scandinavia's most famous fjords and their glass-like crystal-clear deep waters, tie-up just metres from world-famous museums… and by contrast to the sea, offer the chance to ride one of the world's shortest and steepest railways.

Ports of call include Olden, Geiranger, Aalesund, Flaam, Gudvangen, Sunndal, Rosendal, Stavanger, Lillesand, capital Oslo, Marstrand (Sweden) and Copenhagen.

Prices start from US$7824pp twin-share for the 11-days including all 5-star dining, wines with lunch and dinner, drinks from the open bars, sail and power water-sports in ports where permitted, gratuities and port charges and taxes.
For bookings and further details, see SeaDream specialist Cruise Express

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