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Holiday Overview

Famous for its breathtakingly beautiful fjords, world-class seafood, Viking history and peaceful, picture-perfect port towns, Norway is a wonderful holiday destination. Somehow, it’s even better when explored aboard one of P&O’s flagship cruise liners, the Iona.

Equipped with fully accessible cabins, a swimming pool, theatre, four-screen cinema and striking, glass-roofed SkyDome, it’s pure luxury. On your tour of the Norwegian fjords, you’ll visit Stavanger, with its historic wooden city centre, as well as Alesund, with its Art Nouveau architecture and striking natural landscapes. You’ll stop off at Olden and experience the unforgettable beauty of millions of years of glacial erosion as we cruise through Innvikifjorden, Nordfjord and the surrounding waterways. Finally, we’ll arrive in Haugesund - historic homeland of the Viking raiders who swept across Europe between the 8th and 11th centuries. 

As with all Limitless holidays, you’ll receive help and assistance from the Limitless care team throughout the voyage, ensuring you’re able to make the most of your time. Whether you want a hand when checking-in or transferring to and from our start location, we’ll be there by your side. We’re even offering a dedicated “potter around the port” service exclusively for Limitless guests, so that you’re better able to enjoy the stops in Stavanger, Alesund, Olden and Haugesund. 

Your tour includes your stay in your full-board, accessible cabin aboard the Iona. If you would like more information about accessibility aboard the Iona, we recommend getting in touch with one of the Limitless Travel Advisors on 0800 711 7232.

The Holiday

  • Extra on-board credit is a promotion by P&O Cruise Lines, with the final amount confirmed at booking. P&O reserve the right to amend this at any time.
  • Visit the Viking heartlands in Haugesund, sample some of the world’s finest seafood in Stavanger, cruise through Norway’s majestic fjords and enjoy Alesund’s remarkable Art Nouveau riches.
  • Home-pick up included (first 125 miles) straight to Southampton Cruise Terminal.
  • The Iona is equipped with a cinema, several restaurants, clubs and cafes, a swimming pool, steam room, sauna and spa, and an incredible array of entertainment options.
  • Seven nights in a full-board, accessible cabin on P&O’s Iona cruise ship.
  • Full-board cruising includes breakfast in the cabin, pool-side snacks & a 5-course Gala Dinner by Marco Pierre White
  • Group Support & Holiday Assistance included as standard and provided by our experienced care team
  • Supplementary care packages available for travellers who require additional assistance
  • We’ll also help to arrange any specialist equipment you need while on holidaY
  • Group departure, with the opportunity to meet like-minded travellers
  • From booking your holiday to returning home after a wonderful trip, the Limitless Team is on-hand to provide you with the support you need. If you have any questions regarding the holiday, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

** Limitless Travel carefully pick out cruise itineraries to ensure minimal anchor ports (where a small boat or ‘tender’ transports guests to shore) Unfortunately port changes can happen due to a number of reasons while at sea. Limitless Travel will not be held accountable for any port changes.

The Itinerary

Iona High Resolution 2
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Embark, Southampton, UK

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Today your adventure begins! Either join our transfer to the cruise port or park your car in the complimentary parking; before we board P&O's Iona cruise ship. The largest vessel in the P&O fleet, the Iona was launched in 2019 and boasts a beautiful, contemporary style and the latest facilities.

Our care team will help you check-in your bags, after which they’ll be taken directly to your room. As you’re staying in an accessible cabin, you also benefit from Priority Embarkation.

Included: Full Board on Ship

Customers

Day At Sea

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Your first day on the water will see us make our way around the English coast and up into the North Sea. It’s the perfect opportunity to explore the ship, sit back and take in the spectacular sea views and make use of the onboard facilities.

Fancy catching a film in the four-screen cinema complex? No problem. Prefer a cocktail in the Club House? The Iona’s skilled bartenders await you. As always, our experienced care team will be on-hand throughout the day to help you make the most of your experience.

 Included: Full Board on Ship

Stavanger
Stavanger

Stavanger, Norway

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Land ahoy! Stavanger is our first port of call and a perfect introduction to the Norwegian coastline. Once a Viking stronghold, the city is famed for the beautiful wooden homes that dominate its historic centre. The cruise ship will dock just a 10-minute walk from the city centre, so you’ll be able to make the most of your time in this picturesque destination.

Included: Full Board on Ship

Olden, Fjords
Olden

Olden, Norway

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Today, we arrive in the land of the Vikings, Haugesund. Though the town itself is relatively young, the local area was a hotbed of Viking activity and the first king of Norway, Harald Fairhair, lived just 8km from the modern settlement. Home to the Norwegian International Film Festival and a high-profile annual jazz gathering, there’s a lot of culture packed into this relatively small town. 

As we dock, you’ll have the chance to explore the local area or choose to stay on the ship and make the most of the Iona’s sauna, steam room or swimming pool, as well as any of the other onboard facilities.

Included: Full Board on Ship

Haugesund
Haugesund

Haugesund, Norway

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Home of the Vikings! Today we explore this new and exciting port with the assistance of our care team. If you wish, you can also stay on the ship and sample the delights Iona has to offer including "infinity" swimming pools, sauna and steams.

Included: Full Board on Ship

Kristiansand
Kristiansand

Kristansand, Norway

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Situated in southern Norway lies Kristiansand. The 5th largest city in Norway, a favourite summer destination to locals. The city centre is small but mighty, meaning you can get off the ship and round the multiple coffee and boutique stores located in the towns square all in walking distance.

Included: Full Board

* Please note, the 6th Sept 2025 sail only will port at Alesund in replace of Kristiansand, for more information on this departure please speak to the sales team.

Customer

Day at Sea - Homeward bound

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Today, we’ll sail our way down through the North Sea as we make our way back to Southampton. Why not have breakfast delivered to your state room, wind down by the pool (hoists available) or get involved in the onboard games, pay a visit to the casino or join in with any of the alternative activities on offer? Every night, the ship’s stages come alive with spectacular shows, comedy acts and karaoke, while the restaurants serve up an excellent array of culinary treats.

Included: Full Board

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Disembark, Southampton UK

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After your last breakfast, we’ll help you check-out. Your bags will be taken down by the Iona’s crew and our care team will be on-hand to assist you. From here you will join the transfers back to the pick-up points, relaxed, rejuvenated and ready for your next Limitless adventure. We can’t wait to see you again!

 

Included: Breakfast

The Ship

P&O Iona

Iona
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Welcome aboard the Iona, a proud member of P&O's outstanding fleet of accessible ships. Boasting luxurious fittings and facilities, as well as a cool, contemporary style. Each accessible cabin comes with:

  • Accessible cabins available on request (very limited) - with wide access doors and space for mobility scooters to be stored
  • All bathrooms come with wet rooms, wide door access and grip-handles
  • Equipment hire available (including powered wheelchairs + hoists)
  • Outside, Balcony & Mini-Suite Cabins (prices may vary)
  • Air conditioning
  • TV, fridge and hairdryer
  • Tea and coffee making facilities

Full board: all meals are included in the price of your cruise holiday for complete ease and mouth-watering luxury at sea. There’s also an option to add a ‘drinks package’, which can be done either before or during your cruise.

Transport:

Door-to-Door Transfer Service

Cruise

Going from home to holiday has never been easier. We'll pick you in an accessible minibus, transferring you directly to the port where our team will be waiting to assist with check in.

This door to door transfer service is included free of charge each way for journeys within 125 miles of the port. For any journeys greater than 125 miles a charge of £3.25 per mile will apply (up to a maximum distance of 250 miles).

Please note, if you live in the following regions: Yorkshire, North East England, Wales, then an additional charge of £200 may be applied to your booking. This is due to our drivers needing to travel the night before to ensure pick up can be completed at the scheduled time on departure day.

FAQ's

Which side of the ship is best for fjords?

When it comes to Norwegian fjord cruises, selecting the best side of the ship depends on the specific itinerary of the cruise. Generally, both sides of the ship offer stunning views due to the nature of the fjords. 

However, the starboard (right) side of the ship might offer slightly better views if you're cruising north, and the port (left) side might be preferable if you're heading south. This is because the ship will often be closer to the coastline on these sides, providing more detailed views of the fjords' landscapes. Norwegian cruises are designed to ensure spectacular scenery is visible from both sides, and there are often plenty of opportunities to view the fjords from the ship's open decks or public areas for 360-degree vistas.

Is a Norwegian fjords cruise worth it?

Absolutely, a Norwegian fjords cruise is often considered a must-do for those who love nature, adventure, and stunning landscapes. Norwegian cruises provide a unique opportunity to see some of the world's most breathtaking natural scenery from a comfortable and convenient vantage point. 

The deep blue waters, towering cliff faces, and cascading waterfalls, along with the chance to visit remote villages and learn about Nordic culture, make Norwegian fjord cruises an unforgettable experience. 

Additionally, these cruises include excursions and activities that allow passengers to further explore the natural beauty and cultural heritage of the Norwegian fjords, making the trip even more worthwhile.

Is the sea rough in the Norwegian fjords?

The waters in the Norwegian fjords are generally much calmer than the open sea, thanks to the fjords' narrow and sheltered characteristics. This makes Norwegian fjord cruises an excellent choice for those who may be concerned about sea sickness. 

The fjords' tall mountains provide protection from the wind and sea conditions, resulting in smoother sailing experiences. However, when travelling to and from the fjords, it's possible to encounter rougher seas, especially in the North Sea, depending on the weather and the season. 

Most modern cruise ships are well-equipped with stabilisers to minimise the motion felt on board, ensuring a comfortable journey for passengers.

Dates and Prices

Start Date Days Price From Solo Traveller Price*
5th April 2025 8 From £3,349 From £5,099
26th April 2025 8 From £3,149 From £4,799
6th September 2025 8 From £3,249 From £5,049
* Solo spaces are limited.

If travelling abroad, please refer to travel advice issued by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

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