Towering, snow-capped peaks, labyrinth waterways and the most spectacular coastline you’re ever likely to experience await you on our accessible Norwegian Fjords Cruise.
Famous for its breathtakingly beautiful Norwegian Fjords, world-class traditional Norwegian 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 Norway 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, 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.
This trip highlights the beauty of Norway's southern fjords and gives you a peek at the stunning nature that stretches to the Arctic Circle, where the scenery shifts to the untouched wilds of the far north. It's a sneak peek at Norway's varied landscapes, from its mild shores to the brink of the Arctic.
As with all Limitless holidays, you’ll receive help and assistance from the Limitless care team throughout your Norwegian Fjords cruise, 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.
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.
Explore the Viking heartlands in Haugesund, indulge in some of the world's best seafood in Stavanger, sail through the breathtaking Norwegian fjords, and marvel at Alesund's stunning Art Nouveau treasures.
Home-pick up included (first 100-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 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 Norwegian Fjords 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.
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.
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.
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.
Nestled in the heart of Norway's stunning fjord country, Olden is a charming village renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty. Surrounded by towering mountains and lush greenery, Olden offers visitors a tranquil escape into Norway's picturesque landscapes. One of the village's main attractions is the nearby Briksdal Glacier, a magnificent ice formation that draws visitors from around the world. 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.
Next, it’s on to Alesund - a maritime town that’s home to the country’s biggest cod-fishing fleet and a wealth of striking architecture. After a devastating fire gutted much of the town at the start of the 20th Century, Alesund was rebuilt in the Art Nouveau style and has remained one of Norway’s most popular holiday destinations ever since.
It’s not just the architecture that inspires, though. Founded on a string of islands, visitors to the town enjoy breathtaking natural landscapes in every direction, particularly over the Sunmore Alps to the east.
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.
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.
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!
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)
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.
Included within your cruise holiday package with Limitless is a transfer from home (first 100-miles included, thereafter charged at £2.50 a mile) to the cruise ship's port. Before booking we will always make sure you have the right transfer in place to take you to the port safely and comfortably.
*Please be aware that the door to door transfer is an accessible minibus, not a private taxi, therefore we do advise guests to bring a support pillow for extra comfort if required.
What is the best time of year to cruise the Norwegian Fjords?
For a truly unforgettable experience, plan your cruise through the Norwegian Fjords during the summer months of late May to early September.
This time frame offers pleasant weather, extended daylight hours, and the opportunity to behold the breathtaking natural beauty of the fjords at its best.
However, it's worth noting that the notion of the "best" time for a Norwegian Fjords cruise is subjective, as some travellers prefer the tranquillity and serenity of the quieter shoulder seasons in May and September when the crowds have thinned.
Will I see the Northern Lights on a Fjords cruise?
On a Norway cruise through the Norwegian Fjords, you might have the chance to see the mesmerising Northern Lights, though their appearance can't be promised.
The best chance to experience this breathtaking spectacle is during the winter months, from late September to early April, when nights are the longest and the skies darkest.
However, remember that sightings of the Northern Lights depend on solar activity and weather conditions, making their visibility unpredictable.
Are cruises good for people with limited ability?
Cruises are a fantastic option for individuals with limited mobility. Many cruise lines provide accessible cruises designed with specially equipped cabins, public spaces, and facilities.
These accommodations include features like ramps, wider doorways, and accessible bathrooms. Additionally, the cruise staff undergo specialised training to ensure they are skilled in assisting passengers with disabilities. Learn more about accessible cruises here.