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If you’re looking to cruise Norway but can’t decide between the numerous ships and itineraries on the market, read on to discover which cruise is best suited to you.

There’s no better way to soak up the beauty of Norway’s fjords than by cruise ship. After all, a Norway cruise gives you easy access to spectacular scenery and hidden gems you wouldn’t be able to see on land.

At Solos, we offer a wide selection of cruise itineraries that showcase Norway at its most beautiful, from week-long tours to 12-night adventures. Here’s our handy guide to choosing the perfect Norwegian cruise for you…

Norwegian ships

Our selection of Norwegian cruises are operated by either Cruise & Maritime Voyages or Hurtigruten, offering you the choice between four magnificent cruise ships.

CMV Columbus


Purpose built for deep sea ocean cruising, Columbus is perfectly suited to the scenic cruise programme she operates. 775 passenger cabins are on offer, including 64 deluxe balcony cabins and junior suites. Recognising the needs of single travellers, 150 cabins have been allocated for solo travellers!

On board Columbus, days at sea are filled with a wide variety of activities, including traditional deck games, swimming in outside pools and beauty salon treatments. When the weather is fine, enjoy dinner with a view at the Alfresco Grill and watch Norway’s panoramic scenery sail by.

MS Nordlys

Hurtigruten’s ships have been a hallmark of the Norwegian coast since 1893.

Their expedition ships are far smaller than those operated by Cruise and Maritime Voyages, and are best suited to cruisers looking for a more adventurous, educational cruise.

Both the name and the interior design of this MS Nordlys were inspired by the Northern Lights. She also comes with her own on-board Expedition Team, which hosts interesting lectures, presentations and activities to help you learn about the nature and culture you encounter on your journey.

Best Norway cruises

Now that you’re well acquainted with the cruise ships on offer, it’s time to look at each Norwegian cruise itinerary to find out which one best suits you…

Fjordland Winter Discovery & Oslo – CMV Columbus


This short 6-night autumn cruise is a perfect introduction to Norway, sailing through the beautiful fjords of the south.

Board at Tilbury and spend a day at sea before calling at Oslofjord, Kristiansand and Stavanger. You’ll then enjoy another day at sea before returning to Tilbury.

We love this cruise itinerary because it gives you the chance to visit Oslo, one of Europe’s most beautiful and rapidly modernising capitals. Located at the head of the Oslofjord and surrounded by wooded hills and peaks, it’s the perfect place to begin your discovery of Norway.

Classic Round Voyage – Hurtigruten


If you’re looking for a longer journey that crams in plenty of stops along Norway’s northern coast, this could be the cruise itinerary for you. From Bergen all the way to the Kirkenes at the very tip of mainland Norway, this 11-night journey is guaranteed be an unforgettable one.

Soak up the beauty of Tromso, Alesund, TrondheimHonningsvåg and more, looking out for the Northern Lights and sailing through countless breath-taking fjords along the way.

We hope this has helped you narrow down your options for your next Norwegian cruise! Remember, you can view our full selection and learn more about our cruise programme on our CruiseSolos page.

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