Voyage of the Midnight Sun – Norwegian Cruise

14 Days

Cruise Date

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July 12, 2023 - July 25, 2023 Guaranteed $2299
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Trip Highlights:

Glide through Norway’s spectacular fjords .

Bask in the Midnight Sun on a roundtrip cruise.

Explore legendaryNordic towns and cherry-red villages.

Go sightseeing or on an adventure during shore excursions.


Share this amazing cruise with your family and friends.


Every summer in Norway’s Arctic, a natural phenomenon occurs where the sun never sets below the horizon, even at midnight.

Norway is well-known for its long summer days, but further, above the Arctic Circle, the sun lingers for days and it can be seen crossing the sky throughout the nighttime. This atmospheric phenomenon has many names – “Polar Day”, “White Night”, “Nightless Night” – but the most common is “Midnight Sun”.

The further north you go, the longer the sunlight lasts. Cruising around the North Cape is your ideal place to experience the Midnight Sun. Imagine that it will still be daylight when past your bedtime.

Norway is also well known for its amazing and varied scenery. Its rugged landscape shaped by the Ice Age shows forested hills and valleys with mountains, waterfalls, and a long coastline with fjords, islands, and high cliffs straight up from the sea.

Norway is photographic and widely recognized for its many beautiful fjords. And the word “fjord” is Norwegian. The two most prominent fjords are Nærøyfjord and Geirangerfjord. They have received UNESCO world heritage site listings, due to their outstanding natural beauty and scenery. Other notable mentions are Lysefjord, Oslofjord, and Sognefjord. This cruise will take you to some of these fjords.

A major part of Norway’s land is a rocky wilderness. The country has large unpopulated areas, many of which have been converted into national parks. Even outside the national parks, much of the land is unspoiled. Several of the world’s greatest waterfalls are in Norway.

One of the greatest highlights of experiencing Norway is going on guided excursions from sightseeing to hiking. A local guide can take you to the most interesting and beautiful places and tell you about the fjords mountains, history, and culture of the particular region where your ship docks for shore excursions.

A cruise to Norway appeals to a wide variety of preferences. Norway is nothing short of spectacular for nature lovers.  And for those who appreciate history and culture, there are excursions to Sami settlements and old Viking landmarks. And adventure seekers will not be disappointed as there are many shore excursions activities that include outdoor sports like kayaking, high-speed RIB, paddle boarding, bicycling, nature watching, and hiking opportunities.

The best part about this cruise is that you don’t even need to have to leave the ship to witness some of the spectacular scenery.

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Copenhagen is one of the easiest European capitals to fall in love with. The sights of old buildings, cobbled streets, and the tower- and turret-dotted skyline lend fairy-tale charm—this was, after all, the home of author Hans Christian Andersen. But make no mistake: This is a thoroughly modern city with international clout.

Restaurants around the world draw inspiration from the New Nordic cuisine pioneered by Noma and other Copenhagen restaurants, while Danish design from this century and the last is universally admired and coveted. Urban planners flock here to try to work out just how the city remains so livable and yet so functional, and despite its wealth of old buildings, Copenhagen’s not locked in the past; there are also thrilling examples of modern architecture.

Copenhagen is a city that’s easy to find things to do and explore on foot or by excellent public transport, where everyone speaks perfect English, the food is fresh and innovative, and there’s plenty of locally brewed beer—which, of course, is best enjoyed sitting by the water on a sunny day.

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Dinner
Day 02 :
At Sea

Each day on board the Nieuw Statendam offers delicious dining options, world-class entertainment, and enriching activities.

The ship features excellent bars, lounges library, and dining venues. Also, There’s a fitness center, swimming pools, greenhouse spa, salon, and casino for some games.

And feel immersed on your cruise with regional cooking demonstrations and food and wine tastings. Enrich your travel experience at the new Exploration Central room atop the ship.

On board, you may watch live entertainment at the visually stunning two-level World Stage and enjoy music at the Rolling Stone Rock Room, B.B. King’s Blues Club, and the Billboard Onboard.

Deaf World Adventures (DWA)  will create a DWA space for Deaf group activities and games for the days at sea.  If you have a favorite activity or game, let us know.

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In the shadow of snowy peaks and near stunning blue-green fjords, Eidfjord is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful villages in Norway. Even though it has a population of less than 1,000, scores of visitors come here each year to bask in the area’s natural splendor.

Hardangervidda, near Eidfjord, is Europe’s largest mountain plateau as well as Norway’s largest national park. Interestingly, the legendary polar explorer Roald Amundsen, who led the first expedition to reach the South Pole, and Fridtjof Nansen, who made the first successful crossing of the Greenland interior, both used Hardangervidda to prepare for their expeditions. Walking, hiking, cycling, and cross-country skiing are popular, and the area is home to Europe’s largest population of wild reindeer.

Numerous canyons, including the famous Måbødalen Valley, lead south from the Hardangervidda plateau to the fjords along the coast, and about 16 kilometers (10 miles) south of Eidfjord, visitors can see the dramatic 182-meter-tall (597-foot-tall) Vøringfossen waterfall. In the center of Eidfjord stands the 14th-century stone Eidfjord Kirke, while outside town the famous Kjeåsen Mountain Farm sits on a ledge some 600 meters (1,968 feet) above the Simadalsfjord.

Scenic Cruising Hardangerfjord

From easy guided hikes and the summer-skiing resort on the Folgefonna glaciers to the serious hiking trails that encompass waterfalls and panoramic vistas, Norway’s Hardangerfjord region offers truly exceptional outdoor experiences. Norway’s Queen Sonja is known to favor the hiking trails around the village of Kinsarvik so much that a tough 16-kilometer (10-mile) hike is named after her.

At 161 kilometers (100 miles) long, the fjord is the fourth-longest in the world and plunges down almost 914 meters (a half mile) at its deepest point. Take in the best of the landscape from the unique vantage point provided by the fjord as you sail inland from the island of Stord toward the ever-more-imposing mountains of the Hardangervidda National Park. Waterfalls, islands and shoreline villages dot the journey. Dangling more than 610 meters (2,000 feet) above Lake Ringedalsvatnet is the Troll’s Tongue, a unique rock formation and one of Norway’s most famous hikes—and photo opportunities.

The deep waters of the fjord are home to plentiful stocks of fish, while brown trout and wild salmon fill the rivers and lakes of the region. The mountainous national parks east of the fjord are the natural habitat of wild reindeer herds, elk, and the mountain fox.

 

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Beautiful Bergen, Norway’s second-largest city, is one of the most popular ports of call on a cruise up the fjords. Step off the ship into the medieval Bryggen wharf area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979, where small boats line the harbor and wooden gabled buildings stand proud along the waterfront. Bergen’s rich maritime tradition goes back nearly 1,000 years, including the years the town played an important part in the Hanseatic League, the trading empire that dominated maritime commerce in the region between the 14th and 18th centuries. The city is one of Europe’s oldest settlements, and its cobblestone streets and narrow alleyways lead to emerald-green parks, medieval cathedrals and stone fortresses that kept enemies at bay centuries ago. It’s also eminently walkable, with historic buildings and excellent markets selling everything from fish and produce to trinkets and souvenirs.

Surrounded by mountains and thick forest, and sitting halfway between Geiranger to the north and Stavanger to the south, Bergen offers plenty to do outside the city too. Whether you sign up for a guided excursion or venture out on your own, you’ll be sure to fall in love with Bergen.

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All of the stunning beauty you associate with Norway is on display in Molde, a city roughly 400 kilometers (240 miles) north of Bergen with white clapboard houses sitting alongside a sparkling fjord. On a clear day, more than 200 peaks are visible from this part of the Romsdal Peninsula. (The Varden Viewpoint, 10 minutes by car from the center of town, is the best place to take in the breathtaking panorama.) Even when the weather is less cooperative, there is plenty to do, with cozy cafés, boutiques selling woolen sweaters, and the Romsdal Museum, an open-air folk museum where you can literally stroll through the region’s history and traditional homes. Molde is also one end of one of Norway’s most beautiful coastal drives, the Atlantic Ocean Road (in Norwegian, the Atlanterhavsvegen), which crosses spectacular bridges and a number of islands. Around every bend, there are magnificent views of mountain peaks, the Atlantic, and the fjords that notch Norway’s coast. From mid-June through August, Molde lives up to its nickname—the City of Roses—with flowers blooming everywhere, from the roof of the town hall and the university grounds to the picket fences around houses.

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Although a popular cruise destination, Norway’s Viking capital is often overlooked by other travelers in favor of Oslo and the fjords. Yet Norway’s third-biggest city has plenty to offer those who make the time to explore.

The compact city center, enclosed by the Nidelva River, is easy to get around on foot. Within a couple of hours, you can explore the main downtown sights and still have time for a bite to eat. The medieval Gothic grandeur of the Nidaros Cathedral is a must-see, as is the historic riverside Bakklandet neighborhood just a few steps away.

Despite so much history, the city has a youthful feel to it, thanks to the dominance of NTNU, Norway’s leading technology university. The presence of thousands of students means Trondheim scores well on café culture and shopping.

Music lovers will feel right at home here. The Rockheim and Ringve museums chronicle the importance of music to the city’s past, while vinyl stores and basement bars showcase the present.

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 07 :
At Sea

Each day on board the Nieuw Statendam offers delicious dining options, world-class entertainment, and enriching activities.

The ship features excellent bars, lounges library, and dining venues. Also, There’s a fitness center, swimming pools, greenhouse spa, salon, and casino for some games.

And feel immersed on your cruise with regional cooking demonstrations and food and wine tastings. Enrich your travel experience at the new Exploration Central room atop the ship.

On board, you may watch live entertainment at the visually stunning two-level World Stage and enjoy music at the Rolling Stone Rock Room, B.B. King’s Blues Club, and the Billboard Onboard.

Deaf World Adventures (DWA)  will create a DWA space for Deaf group activities and games for the days at sea.  If you have a favorite activity or game, let us know.

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

For many travelers, the sparsely populated settlement of Honningsvåg is nothing more than a pit stop en route to the North Cape, the northernmost point of continental Europe. (The North Cape is rightly an iconic bucket-list destination with postcard views across the open ocean.) But amidst its colorful buildings, Honningsvåg has a lively cultural life powered by the local spirit and an economy driven by shipping through the Barents Sea, which is ice-free year round thanks to the warming influences of the Gulf Stream. The town’s several notable cultural institutions include a museum and a busy cultural center.

Honningsvåg is also a terrific base for exploring the rest of rugged arctic Norway, whether on foot, all-terrain vehicle or on the water. Back in town, be sure to stop by the statue of Bamse, the Saint Bernard dog that became the mascot of the Free Norwegian Forces during World War II. The city was destroyed by bombing during the war and the harrowing experiences of that period are documented at the church, which gave temporary shelter to the residents.

Scenic Cruising North Cape

The Nordkapp (North Cape) is a 300-meter-tall (984-foot-tall) headland in northern Norway, commonly known as the northernmost point in Europe. The views offered from the cape and an enjoyable visitor center keep that reputation intact, even though it’s not technically true; clearly visible from the North Cape, the slim peninsular Knivskjellodden is actually almost 457 meters (1,499 feet) farther north. Sticklers for detail argue that because both points are on the island of Magerøya, neither should count, as the Norwegian Arctic archipelago of Svalbard is even farther north.

Yet the attraction of the region is more than just a quirk of geography. The starkly beautiful, barren, and often intimidating coastline of Finnmark contrasts with the majestic fjords to the south, and rare species of seabirds have made the few grassy islands their home. The region offers opportunities for sports beyond hiking, skiing, and fishing: Sea rafting, in particular, is popular with locals. The North Cape served as the finish line for the 45 runners who completed the 2009 Trans Europe Foot Race, an ultramarathon that began in Bari, Italy (4,485 kilometers, or 2,787 miles, away), and ended here 64 days later.

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 09 & 10 :
At Sea

Each day on board the Nieuw Statendam offers delicious dining options, world-class entertainment, and enriching activities.

The ship features excellent bars, lounges library, and dining venues. Also, There’s a fitness center, swimming pools, greenhouse spa, salon, and casino for some games.

And feel immersed on your cruise with regional cooking demonstrations and food and wine tastings. Enrich your travel experience at the new Exploration Central room atop the ship.

On board, you may watch live entertainment at the visually stunning two-level World Stage and enjoy music at the Rolling Stone Rock Room, B.B. King’s Blues Club, and the Billboard Onboard.

Deaf World Adventures (DWA)  will create a DWA space for Deaf group activities and games for the days at sea.  If you have a favorite activity or game, let us know.

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Surrounded by steep hills and stunning waterfalls, Skjolden is located at the head of Sognefjord–the world’s longest navigable fjord. Visit Urnes Stave Church, the oldest stave church found in Norway, included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, and take a hike in Jostedalsbreen National Park for views you’ll never forget.

Scenic Cruising Sognefjord

Norway’s Sognefjord is the longest and deepest fjord in the world. Imagine 205 majestic winding kilometers (127 miles) of beautiful villages, centuries-old architecture including wooden stave churches, towering mountains with snow-covered peaks, cascading waterfalls and panoramic views. It is also a region known for its traditional food, folklore, music and rich culture. Set in the southern part of the country, centrally located at the heart of Fjord Norway (as the region is known), the fjord reaches depths of more than 1,308 meters (4,291 feet). It also soars to the sky, with rugged cliffs rising to more than 1,700 meters (5,577 feet). This is nature at its most dramatic. In fact, one of the Sognefjord’s arms, the Nærøyfjord, is on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The Urnes Stave Church, which was built around 1130 is also included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. As the poet John Keats once wrote, “The poetry of earth is never dead,” and within the Sognefjord lie many sonnets of life. Be inspired by its treasures. All you have to do is sit back and watch the spectacular wonder of this destination.

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Before this port city on Norway’s western coast earned its status as the epicenter of “black gold” and the extraction of North Sea oil, it was a shipbuilding and fish-canning town. Fuelled by its wealth as one of the world’s top energy capitals, it’s now home to top-notch fusion restaurants and a bustling nightlife that caters to a never-ending influx of expatriates.

Amidst this financial boom, though, Stavanger has managed to hold on to its heritage and soul: Archaeological museums and reconstructed settlements pay due reverence to the city’s Viking past. The cobblestoned Old Town is a well-preserved core of white wooden cottages near an Anglo-Norman cathedral, the oldest in Norway. Natural beauty abounds, too, with the nearby Lysefjord and its impressive Preikestolen (“The Pulpit Rock”) drawing a steady stream of visitors during the summer.

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The capital of the southern coastal region known as the Norwegian Riviera, Kristiansand has earned the nickname “Summer City.” The Gulf Stream keeps temperatures mild and snow to a minimum, so Kristiansand is Norway’s outdoor playground.

Even with just a few hours, Kristiansand’s grid layout makes it simple to get around on foot to explore historic sites such as Posebyen (the old town), which dates back to 1631, and former military fortresses and installations. Within the city limits are a number of forested recreational areas, a fish market with harbor views, and even a sandy beach. The coastline is dotted with islands, skerries, and picturesque fishing villages farther afield, highlights of the region include Kristiansand Zoo & Amusement Park, the quaint town of Lillesand, and Setesdal Mineral Park, with glittering displays of crystals and gems.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Each day on board the Nieuw Statendam offers delicious dining options, world-class entertainment, and enriching activities.

The ship features excellent bars, lounges library, and dining venues. Also, There’s a fitness center, swimming pools, greenhouse spa, salon, and casino for some games.

And feel immersed on your cruise with regional cooking demonstrations and food and wine tastings. Enrich your travel experience at the new Exploration Central room atop the ship.

On board, you may watch live entertainment at the visually stunning two-level World Stage and enjoy music at the Rolling Stone Rock Room, B.B. King’s Blues Club, and the Billboard Onboard.

Deaf World Adventures (DWA)  will create a DWA space for Deaf group activities and games for the days at sea.  If you have a favorite activity or game, let us know.

* Your ship arrives in Copenhagen at 7 AM on the 15th day.  You may take breakfast on the ship before checking out in the afternoon and be transferred to the airport for your departure.  Or you may continue your visit to Copenhagen.  See Day 1 for information about Copenhagen. 

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INSIDE ROOM 

FROM $2,229 (base price)

Two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads, and a host of amenities are featured in these comfortable staterooms.


  • 2 beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed
  • Approximately 141–225 sq. ft. with shower
  • Luxurious bathrobes for use during the voyage
  • Make-up mirrors and hair dryers
  • Elemis Aromapure soaps, lotions, shampoo
  • Complimentary 24-hour in-room dining

OCEAN VIEW ROOM 

FROM $3,099 (base price)

These expansive staterooms include two lower beds convertible to one queen-sized bed – our signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, premium massage shower heads, a host of amenities, and an ocean view.


  • Ocean View Room 
  • Approximately 175–282 sq. ft with bathtub, and/or shower
  • 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed
  • Luxurious bathrobes for use during the voyage
  • Make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers
  • Elemis Aromapure soaps, lotions, shampoo
  • Complimentary 24-hour In-Room Dining

ROOM WITH VERANDAH 

FROM $3599 (base price)

Filled with light from floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a private verandah, these staterooms include a sitting area, two lower beds convertible to one queen-size bed—our signature Mariner’s Dream™ bed with plush Euro-Top mattresses, and a shower with premium massage shower heads.


  • Private balcony, floor-to-ceiling windows, and sitting area
  • Approximately 228-405 sq. ft. including verandah, bathtub, and shower
  • 2 lower beds convertible to 1 queen-size bed
  • Luxurious bathrobes for use during your voyage
  • Make-up mirrors and salon-quality hair dryers
  • Elemis Aromapure soaps, lotions, shampoo
  • Video On Demand Interactive TV System
  • Complimentary 24-hour In-Room Dining

Inquire Deaf World Adventures agent about more options, sizes, and different features for each room.

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What's included on the Cruise

Cruise includes

  • Choice of Cabin Room
  • Full board (13 days meals)
  • Taxes and Port fees
  • Daily onboard activities
  • Daily entertainment
  • Theaters
  • Fitness center
  • Swimming pool
  • Explorations Central
  • Casino space
  • Interpreters
  • * July 26 in Copenhagan breakfast services included before checkout.

Cruise does not include

  • International flight
  • Flight Insurance
  • Cruise Cancellation Insurance
  • Travel Insurance
  • Airport transfers
  • WI-FI Services
  • Shore excursions
  • Park admission fees
  • Alcohol & soft drinks
  • Meals other than full board plan
  • Spa or massage bookings
  • Laundry services
  • Gratuities

Trip Information

  • 14 days / 13 nights
  • 20
  • Scenic Ocean Cruise
  • Holland America
  • Nieuw Statendam
  • cruise and private vehicle or public transportation (for shore excursions) except for shore excursions
  • ship onboard activities and entertainment
  • historic and landmark sightseeing tours, wildlife watching, nature walks, & adventure activities
  • easy -on ship while moving, getting on/off tender for the shore excursions. NOTE: shore excursions may have a different physical level
  • shore excursions tours by locals & with some who are Deaf
  • American Sign Language, International Sign & English
  • Deaf World Adventures
  • D-travel Agency

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