Panorama of Kristiansund, Norway

Contrast the seaside charms of Norway’s southern resort city Kristiansand with the cultural appeal of its capital Oslo, famous for green open spaces and a line-up of museums and art galleries that capture its fascinating Viking history and rich royal heritage. Miles of sweeping sandy beaches border the Danish coastal resort of Skagen, situated at the country’s northern tip, and attract fishermen and artists to its rugged shores.

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Itinerary

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Arrive in Tilbury, check in and board CMV Amy Johnson. Enjoy the rest of the day to explore the ship, have a fabulous dinner and experience a show in the theatre.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Amy Johnson
  • MEALS Dinner included
  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Amy Johnson
  • MEALS All meals included

Kristiansand is a city in southern Norway. Its old town, Posebyen, features traditional wooden houses. In the center, neo-Gothic Kristiansand Cathedral is near the Sørlandets Museum, which displays Norwegian art from 1800 to today. The southeastern shoreline includes the Bystranda city beach, the 17th-century Christiansholm Fortress rotunda and Fiskebrygga quay, lined with fishmongers selling their catch.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Amy Johnson
  • MEALS All meals included

Fredrikstad is a Norwegian city in the south of the country roughly 60 miles south of Oslo and around 10 miles from the border with neighbouring Sweden.
Sitting on the confluence of two rivers, the Glomma and the Skagerrak, Fredrikstad was built by decree of King Frederick II of Denmark to replace Sarpsborg, a city 9 miles north, which was destroyed by Sweden in the Northern Seven Years’ War in 1567.

The Old Town includes one of Northern Europe’s finest examples of a fortified town with a well preserved fortress that can be found on the east bank of the Glomma while the modern city centre is on the Glomma’s west bank.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Amy Johnson
  • MEALS All meals included

Encircled by wooded hills and the peaks of Ekeberg, Holmenkollen and Grefsenkollen, Oslo lies at the head of the beautiful Oslofjord. With its medieval Akershus Fortress, modern City Hall and cutting-edge Opera House, Norway’s capital is an engaging mix of old and new. The Cathedral, Parliament House and National Theatre are all found in the city’s main thoroughfare, Karl Johans Gate, which runs through the centre up to the attractive Royal Palace. The marvellous Viking Ship Museum and Kon Tiki Museum tell of Norway’s rich seafaring history, or you can visit the remarkable Vigeland Sculpture Park.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Amy Johnson
  • MEALS All meals included

Skagen is a port town at the north end of Denmark’s Jutland peninsula. Near the marina, the Skagens Museum exhibits works by the Skagen Painters, who were inspired by the area's light and landscape. The Local History Archive, in the former courthouse, illustrates the town’s history and maritime heritage.

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Amy Johnson
  • MEALS All meals included

At Sea

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Amy Johnson
  • MEALS All meals included

Arrive back in Tilbury and after breakfast disembark CMV Amy Johnson

  • Accommodation 3 * CMV Amy Johnson
  • MEALS Breakfast included

CMV Amy Johnson

The splendid Amy Johnson will soon become a wonderful new addition to the CMV fleet. This impressive mid-sized cruise is beautifully stylish with contemporary decor, comfortable and expansive cruise ship. Amy Johnson offers a real feeling of spaciousness and yet still retains that sense of intimacy and camaraderie so loved by CMV guests.

Cruising Amy Johnson


At 70,285grt, this impressive mid-sized cruise ship carries about 1400 passengers. Fully stabilised and air-conditioned, she has 11 passenger decks serviced by 9 lifts.

Amy Johnson is a beautifully stylish, comfortable and expansive cruise ship. She offers a real feeling of spaciousness and yet still retains that sense of intimacy and camaraderie so loved by CMV guests. She underwent refits in 2010, 2014 and 2017, and will be upgraded further in March 2021 before the start of her maiden CMV season.

Dining

The very attractive Waterfront Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner or for something more casual, there’s the buffet-style Pantry. At lunchtimes, when the weather is fine, the Alfresco Grill adds more choice. 

And, why not try the specialty dining options? The Fusion, Grill and Chef’s Table present truly intimate and delightful settings and outstanding menus (supplements apply).

Facilities

Amy Johnson offers no less than 11 different lounges and bars including Raffles Bar, The Orient, Dome Observatory, Ocean Bar and Taverner’s Pub, so there’s a wide choice of contrasting venues to choose from.

Entertainment

Entertainment venues include the multi-tiered Palladium Show Lounge where the talented CMV Show Team and guest artists will entertain you. The stylish Dome Observatory & Nightclub plays host to cabarets and the late-night disco. In addition, there are various entertainment options around the ship including our classical interludes.

Cabins

All accommodation is equipped with a flat-screen television, hairdryer, fridge and personal safe and is graded according to size and/or position within the ship. A high priority is placed on your comfort, and your cabin steward will ensure a high degree of service throughout your time onboard.

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What's included:

  • Inside cabin
  • Entertainment onboard
  • Porterage & Port Taxes
  • Full Board: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Afternoon teas and late night snacks
  • Self service tea & coffee (6am to 10pm)

What's extra:

  • Drinks (soft drinks, speciality coffees, wines & spirits)
  • Cabin upgrades available on request
  • Gratuities for onboard staff
  • Shore excursions
  • Port Parking £66 (unavailable to book within a week of departure)
  • Coach transfers London Victoria/Tilbury £25
  • Insurance see here

Optional excursions:

  • These will be available to view on Cruise & Maritime’s website 8 weeks prior to departure and are subject to availability.

Temperature:

  • Average Daily Maximum:
  • Oslo 15°C
  • Skagen 12°C

NB: Please note that regardless of group sizes our cruises will still operate.

 

Useful Information

Baggage Restrictions

With Ex-UK Cruise Only bookings there are no luggage restrictions. We do ask that each bag does not exceed 23kg for health and safety reasons for our porters. As there are no separate Baggage Room facilities aboard our ships, it should be noted that all baggage must be stored within the cabin. Under bed storage is available in most cabins for suitcases not exceeding 23cms depth. 

Passports
A passport is essential for all cruises, including mini cruises and sailings around the British Isles and Republic of Ireland and all British Citizens, must hold a full ten-year passport. Many countries, including most of those visited during the winter cruise programme and on the Astor cruise schedule, require visitors to hold passports that have at least six months validity beyond the return date of the cruise. It is the responsibility of holders of non-British passports to check with the relevant consular authorities of the countries to be visited to ascertain if there are any specific restrictions or requirements for their planned itinerary. Any passenger arriving at the departure port without a passport, or with the incorrect documentation, will not be allowed to embark. Such circumstances are not covered by insurance and no refund claims will be entertained.

Dress Code
During the day, attitudes are very relaxed and informality is the key. Casual clothing is quite sufficient during the days at sea and for time spent ashore. On certain shore excursions and at some religious sites, discretion should be used so as not to cause inadvertent offence with inappropriate clothing. Advice will be given on board in such cases. Every day, the Daily Programme suggests, as a guide, a mode of dress for that particular evening’s events. Generally, there are two ‘formal’ or gala nights planned on each cruise when many gentlemen wear a dinner jacket, although a lounge suit is quite acceptable. The ladies on these occasions have a chance to dress up and often opt for evening or cocktail dresses. On evenings proposed as ‘informal’, a suit or smart jacket and trousers, with or without a tie, for the men is suggested and the ladies have further opportunities to look elegant in a cocktail dress or trouser suits and stylish co-ordinates. A ‘casual’ recommendation often covers evenings spent in port or when a special event such as a deck party is scheduled. In these cases, the choice of dress is left entirely to you.

Electrical Appliances
All cabins feature 110v and 220v current and have an electrical socket to allow small appliances such as electric shavers, electric rollers and hair-stylers to be used. Each cabin is equipped with a hairdryer. It is advisable to bring a UK three pin to European round two-pin universal adapter (all cabins on Columbus have UK 3 pin sockets) in order to access electrical supply in the cabins. For safety reasons, irons and water heating devices are not permitted to be used on board. Astor and Columbus both have an ironing room facility for those passengers who wish to iron their own garments.

Medical
The services of our qualified medical staff are available to you on board in the event of ‘mal de mer’ or an emergency. It should be noted that the NHS does not cover treatment on the ship and there is a scale of charges for surgery visits and medical treatment. Such charges, which are usually claimable under your travel insurance policy, less any excess amounts, must be paid in full prior to your final disembarkation. Seasickness tablets are available from Reception at a nominal charge.

On Board Payments
All prices on board Columbus, Magellan, Marco Polo are quoted in Sterling. A cashless system is in operation for all of your onboard purchases. An account is opened for you at the start of your cruise and you sign a debit when purchasing goods and services on board. This is charged to your shipboard account and a final invoice is presented at the end of the cruise itemising all charges. This can be settled by Travellers’ Cheques, which incur a 3% transaction fee, or by MasterCard or Visa credit cards, or by Visa debit cards, and of course, cash. It is not possible to use personal cheques to settle onboard accounts. The Reception staff also offer a facility to purchase small amounts of certain foreign currencies for use in some of the ports of call. Please note that in payment of your onboard account an extra charge may be levied by your issuing bank for using your credit/debit card. Please note that we do now accept Pre-Paid Credit Cards (showing the VISA or Mastercard symbol) on our vessels.

Optional excursions
These will be available to view on Cruise & Maritime’s website 8 weeks prior to departure and are subject to availability.

Duty-Free Sales
The onboard shops are open daily when each ship is at sea, but local customs regulations do not permit the sale of duty-free goods whilst a ship is in port. It should be noted that liquor and tobacco products purchased will only be delivered to your cabin on the last day of the cruise. Drink and tobacco may, of course, be purchased throughout the cruise from the ships’ bars at the listed shipboard prices.

Electrical Appliances
All cabins feature 110v and 220v current and have an electrical socket to allow small appliances such as electric shavers, electric rollers and hair-stylers to be used. Each cabin is equipped with a hairdryer. It is advisable to bring a UK three pin to European round two-pin universal adapter (all cabins on Columbus have UK 3 pin sockets) in order to access electrical supply in the cabins. For safety reasons, irons and water heating devices are not permitted to be used on board. Astor and Columbus both have an ironing room facility for those passengers who wish to iron their own garments.

Embarkation/Disembarkation Arrangements
The embarkation procedures at UK ports normally commence four hours prior to the published sailing time. At final disembarkation, you should allow approximately 90 minutes from the scheduled arrival time before disembarkation will commence. The full embarkation and disembarkation procedures and timings will be confirmed when tickets and cruise documentation are dispatched, usually 14 days prior to sail date.

Choose a cruise holiday with confidence. All our cruises will operate as shown - irrespective of the number of bookings taken and subject to the Cruise company’s schedule. If necessary our itineraries may be subject to change, and in the event of adverse weather/sea conditions that prevent the ship from calling at one of the scheduled ports, alternative arrangements will be made where possible. All cruises that include a flight will be ATOL protected.

 

Depart Return Nights Age Group Price From regional flights available COMMENTS  
29 Aug 2021 04 Sep 2021 6 All Ages £739 Call to book

What's included:

  • Inside cabin
  • Entertainment onboard
  • Porterage & Port Taxes
  • Full Board: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Afternoon teas and late night snacks
  • Self service tea & coffee (6am to 10pm)

What's extra:

  • Drinks (soft drinks, speciality coffees, wines & spirits)
  • Cabin upgrades available on request
  • Gratuities for onboard staff
  • Shore excursions
  • Port Parking £66 (unavailable to book within a week of departure)
  • Coach transfers London Victoria/Tilbury £25
  • Insurance see here

Optional excursions:

  • These will be available to view on Cruise & Maritime’s website 8 weeks prior to departure and are subject to availability.

Temperature:

  • Average Daily Maximum:
  • Oslo 15°C
  • Skagen 12°C

NB: Please note that regardless of group sizes our cruises will still operate.

 

All Our Holidays Include

ATOL protected

Sociable experience with like-minded travellers

Breakfast daily, plus meal plan

Flights and transfers for overseas holidays

Welcome drink and meeting

Accompanying Tour Leader

Regional flying options

Freedom and flexibility to enjoy new experiences

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