Norwegian fjords family cruise holidays just got a whole lot cheaper as Ambassador Cruise Line launches its multi-generational cruises for 2024.
Norwegian fjords cruises are perfect for fans of picturesque scenery worthy of a Disney film, active adventures akin to a Tintin comic and tasty food that would make the Famous Five salivate.
The good news is that parents, children and grandchildren can all come together to explore this incredible corner of Norway in 2024 with Ambassador Cruise Line’s multigenerational cruise.
The British no-fly cruise line is once again putting on a Summertime Multi-generational Fjordland sailing next year. Taking place in August, the Norwegian fjords cruise is one of the few voyages Ambassador offers for children during the school holidays.
A huge perk of the family cruise to Norway is the fab price, not only is it gloriously afjordable (sorry) for adults – you can get up to 27 percent off full fares plus bag £50pp onboard credit* and free matchday tickets to Essex Cricket – but children sail for a mere £99 – and that’s all food and entertainment included!
Norwegian fjords cruise: What to do with the family
The Norwegian fjords family cruise packs in some fabulous destinations – Bergen, Flåm, Haugesund and Hardangerfjord – so whether you’re after an optional excursion of kayaking, trains or hiking, not to mention fabulous views and fascinating history, there’s something for every family member to enjoy.
What to see in Bergen
In Bergen – whether on an Ambassador shore excursion or alone – visit the iconic Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf where colourful traditional wooden buildings dating back to the 14th century house shops, museums, restaurants and galleries.
Learn how Bergen became a significant trading port (it was part of the Hanseatic League, a powerful trading alliance in Northern Europe) during the Middle Ages. Fun fact: only German men lived here and they weren’t allowed to heat the buildings – not even in winter! – due to the fire risk. Brrrr.
Your young’uns complaining about how hard they have it now? In times gone by, hard-working apprentices living on the wharf weren’t allowed to leave for a whopping 10 years!
Hungry? Don’t miss Bergen Fish Market near the harbour where you can find a variety of tasty seafood, including fresh fish, shellfish and traditional Norwegian dishes. Expect plenty of weird and wonderful marine critters strung up to ogle.
To get above the city on your Norwegian fjords family cruise, hop on the Fløibanen funicular to the top of Mount Fløyen where the most fantastic playground awaits, packed with slides, climbing racks, towers, ziplines, swings and endless potential to build dens.
Maybe, you’ll even spot a troll in the mysterious Troll Forest where children can set off on a quest and put their imaginative skills to good use as they encounter different creatures and obstacles along the way.
What to see in Flåm
Over in Flåm on your Norwegian fjords cruise, rally the troops and board the Flåm Railway, known as Flåmsbana, which will whisk you off on one of the most beautiful railway journeys in the world through breathtaking landscapes of fjords, mountains and waterfalls, all in an old-timey carriage.
One of the railway’s stops is Kjosfossen waterfall where speakers play traditional Norwegian music, and, if you’re lucky, you’ll spot dancers dressed as “hulder” (mythical forest creatures) on the hillside, performing a captivating dance.
What to see in Eidfjord
More stunning cascades can be found over in Eidfjord, on the southern shore of the Hardangerfjord – it’s is one of the longest and most picturesque fjords in Norway and fishing, kayaking, cycling and hiking are all outdoorsy options depending on what tickles your fancy as your cruise the Norwegian fjords.
Try to visit the Vøringsfossen waterfall if you can, too. Easily accessible, it’s one of the most famous in Norway and has a free fall of about 182 meters. Check out the viewpoints for the best vistas of the awe-inspiring waterfall and its surrounding gorge.
What to see in Haugesund
Last but not least, Haugesund is a great Ambassador port of call on this Norwegian fjords family cruise to learn more about Vikings. Considered the home of the Viking kings, the city was an essential centre for trade and shipping during the medieval period and played a significant role in Norway’s maritime heritage.
Visit Haraldshaugen Historic Park to see the Haraldshaugen Monument, which commemorates the unification of Norway under King Harald Fairhair, or head to Dokken Maritime Museum where kids can explore boats, exhibits and interactive displays to learn about the region’s seafaring heritage.
Back onboard, children will have plenty of opportunity to get into historical characters of their own if they wish. On this year’s family cruise, Ambassador held multiple fun pirate events as well as arts sessions, scavenger hunts and plays – so keep your eyes peeled for what will be available come 2024!
Maybe practice your Viking war cry now just in case.
Summertime Multi-generational Fjordland with Ambassador Cruise Line
When to go
3 August 2024 for 7-nights, aboard Ambience
London Tilbury, UK; Bergen, Norway; Flam, cruise Sognefjord & Aurlandsfjord, Norway; Haugesund, Norway; Eidfjord, cruise Hardangerfjord; London Tilbury, UK
£629 pp – save up to £130 (kids sail from £99pp)
* Book before 31 August 2023