8 Night Norwegian Fjords Cruise on Anthem of the Seas from Southampton, England Bergen, Norway Colorful Waterfront Homes
The 8 Night Norwegian Fjords Cruise from Southampton, England visits Kristiansand, Norway; Alesund, Norway; Bergen, Norway; Stavanger, Norway; Southampton, England. Explore our cruise itineraries and choose from a variety of rooms depending on your needs and budget. Start planning your next cruise vacation by selecting a destination and departure port.
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8 Night Norwegian Fjords Cruise
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Explore Anthem of the Seas
Day 1 - Southampton, England
Day 2 - Cruising
Day 3 - Kristiansand, Norway
Day 4 - Alesund, Norway
Day 5 - Bergen, Norway
Day 6 - 7 - Stavanger, Norway
Day 8 - Cruising
Day 9 - Southampton, England
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Bergen, Norway Colorful Waterfront Homes
Colorful waterfront homes in Bergen, Norway
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8 Night Norwegian Fjords Cruise

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Leaving from
Southampton, England
Onboard
Anthem of the Seas
Day Port
1
Southampton, England
Departs at 5:00 PM
2
Cruising
Day at sea
3
Kristiansand, Norway
From 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
4
Alesund, Norway
From 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5
Bergen, Norway
From 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
6 - 7
Stavanger, Norway
From Day 6, 7:00 AM - Day 7, 5:00 PM
8
Cruising
Day at sea
9
Southampton, England
Arrives at 5:30 AM
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Your ship Anthem of the Seas

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Anthem of the Seas
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Anthem of the Seas, Aerial view with North Star
An aerial view of Anthem of the Seas with North Star
Get to know
Anthem of the Seas
Anthem of the Seas® isn't the same old song. It's a US Tri-State thrill ride that packs in cutting-edge experiences – like North Star®, which gives you 360-degree views from 90 metres above sea level. And flavour firsts, like creative fare at Wonderland Imaginative Cuisine. Plus showstoppers like We Will Rock You.

UPGRADE YOUR PLAY

Defy gravity with a free-falling experience on Ripcord® by iFLY®. Practise your surf skills on the FlowRider® surf simulator. Score views 90 metres above sea level in North Star®. And witness a spellbinding show in Two70®.

A CULINARY CAPITAL AT SEA

This is a culinary scene to rival many metropolitan cities. Get your family-style fix at Jamie's Italian by Jamie Oliver, and sip cocktails crafted by robots at the Bionic Bar®. Venture down the rabbit hole at Wonderland Imaginative Cuisine. Or dine like a VIP at Coastal Kitchen – exclusively for suites guests and Pinnacle Club members.

WOW- WORTHY SHOWS

Settle in for the best of Broadway at Sea. Watch as cinema, pop culture and tech combine in Spectra's Cabaret. Embark on a musical journey of fantasy and illusion in The Gift. And rock out to Queen classics in We Will Rock You.

ROOM FOR ADVENTURE

We’re redefining the way you stay, one room at a time. With quiet comfort and services designed to exceed your expectations across a broad range of rooms. From an Interior stateroom to the most expansive and incredible suites at sea – Royal Suite Class, offering a whole new level of luxury, exclusive access and inclusive facilities.

Day 1: Southampton, England

Day 1
Southampton
England
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Southampton, England, The Bargate gatehouse
The Bargate medieval gatehouse in Southampton, England
Things to do in
Southampton
Departs at 5:00 PM
Located on England's South Coast, Southampton is a city full of surprises. Home to one of the largest ports in Europe, the city has a lot to offer people passing through for the day. Step back in time and explore the old town – walk along the medieval town walls, parts of which date back to 1290. Visit Bargate, a medieval gatehouse built by Normans in the 12th century. Check out SeaCity Museum and learn about what it would have been like to set sail on the Titanic in 1912 – Southampton is where the historic ship left port. Or venture out and explore the Hampshire countryside: Iconic Stonehenge is just a one-hour drive away.
Southampton, England, Stonehenge
View of Stonehenge in England

Prehistoric Adventure

Located just an hour from Southampton, Stonehenge is one of the most well-known prehistoric sites in all of Europe. Wander around the miraculous stone circle and transport yourself back in time when Neolithic engineers used only simple tools to build the huge monument – it's believed they hauled those massive stones over 240 miles from Wales without the use of machines.
Southampton, England, SeaCity Museum
The entrance to the SeaCity Museum in Southampton, England

A Port of Importance

Southampton is home to one of the largest ports in the UK and millions of travellers pass through each year. In 1912, the most famous of those travellers would pass through as they set out to America onboard the Titanic. Southampton's SeaCity museum gives you the opportunity to learn more about the events that happened aboard that famous ship.
Southampton, England, The Bargate Close Up View
Close up view of The Bargate gatehouse in Southampton, England

Play Knights in Armour

Step back into the medieval era and walk the old walls of the city. Built to protect the town from attack by sea, most of the wall is still standing, leaving visitors with a spectacular view of Southampton and the sea. Watch as boats enter the port city, and see how it would have been if you were a knight on watch hundreds of years ago.
Southampton, England, Fish and chips
Traditional fish and chips in England

Local Cuisine

Head to the pub for a refreshing glass of ale to pair with crispy, mouthwatering fish and chips. If fried food isn't your thing, go in for a salad with fresh watercress, the peppery green that the Hampshire region is famous for. You'll also find upscale fare based on England's most-loved flavours: Try chicken with Indian-inspired vegetable pakora and tandoori puree or braised Hampshire beef with ale cream.
Southampton, England, Various Antiques
Various antiques at a market

Shopping

Shop for big-name brands galore at Westquay Shopping Centre, the premier shopping destination of the South Coast. Head to Bedford Place for independent shops and boutiques — the country's oldest traditional shoemaker is located here. On weekends, wander down the road to Bar Street to check out the local market for antiques, crafts, vintage accessories and jewellery.

Day 2: Cruising

Day 2
Cruising
At Sea
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Family Skating at the Sea Plex
Family Fun at the Skate Rink
CAN'T-MISS FAVOURITES
North Star During Sunset
North Star During Dusk

North Star®

It’s time to raise the bar on adventure – with 360-degree views of the world from 100 metres above sea level in the North Star® observation capsule – winner of the Guinness World Record for tallest viewing deck on a cruise ship.
SeaPlex Arcade
Xbox One Consoles at the SeaPlex Arcade

SeaPlex®

The largest indoor active space at sea is only on Royal Caribbean®. Basketball and dodgem cars – it's the first time you'll ever play like this on a cruise.  
Ripcord by iFly Instructor with a Kid
Boy Enjoying the iFly with Instructor

RipCord® by iFLY®

There’s no rush in the world like skydiving – and on the RipCord® by iFLY® simulator you can feel the freedom of freefall without even leaving the deck.

Day 3: Kristiansand, Norway

Day 3
Kristiansand
Norway
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Kristiansand, Norway, Odderoya Lighthouse
Odderoya Lighthouse in Kristiansand, Norway
Things to do in
Kristiansand
From 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Kristiansand, named after its founding king, is the lively capital of Southern Norway. Stroll through the old town of Posebyen, known for its neat grid design with wooden white and pastel-colored houses. Explore the area around the quayside and fish market, and relax in an outdoor cafe. In summer, the Bystranda Beach is filled with cheerful Norwegians catching a spot of sunshine. Take a boat trip to visit the quaint fishing villages nearby. Cruise to Kristiansand and bring your little ones to the large Dyrepark, which includes a zoo, a fantasy village, and a water park.
Kristiansand, Norway, Coastal buildings and lighthouse
Coastal buildings and a lighthouse in Kristiansand, Norway

Idyllic Wooden Houses

Take a stroll through Posebyen, the old part of town, admiring the collection of wooden buildings, painted in white and pastel colors. A big city fire in 1892 destroyed most of Kristiansand but left this neighborhood intact.
Insider tip
Kristiansand is flat, so it's an ideal place to explore on foot or by bicycle.
Kristiansand, Norway, Odderoya Lighthouse
The Odderoya Lighthouse in Kristiansand, Norway

Redefine Island Fun

Cross the bridge south of the center to the island of Odderoya. Walk the pleasant seaside walking paths, admire the endless views and sandy beaches, have a look inside the cool galleries, and relax in the laid-back cafes. In summer, the island hosts several festivals and large outdoor concerts with both national and international artists.
Insider tip
The Norwegian Krone (NOK) is the official currency of Norway. Many stores and restaurants also accept major credit cards.
Kristiansand, Norway, Fortress Cannon
A vintage cannon overlooking the ocean in Kristiansand, Norway

Protect Against Pirates

Visit the photogenic Christiansholm Fortress, on the seaside promenade in the city center. Built between 1662 and 1672 by Fredrik III to keep watch over the strategic Skagerrak Straits, which were often assailed by pirates. The fortress features five-meter-thick walls — perfect for soldiers to hold up in a bunker.
Kristiansand, Norway, Scallops Dish
Five scallops on a black plate with garnish

Local Cuisine

For breakfast, head to the charming coffee shops in Skippergada street to have some quality coffee and a "horn," a savory crescent roll often filled with cheese and ham. Follow the locals to the Fiskebrygga (fish market) and buy a some fish cakes and a basket of strawberries during your Kristiansand cruise. You can enjoy them sitting at the quayside. For dinner, try distinctive dishes like local scallops served with trout roe and radishes at one of the city's upscale, modern restaurants.
Kristiansand, Norway, Wool Hats
Assorted wool hats in Norway

Shopping

Shop for local products at the Posebyen Market, including traditional wool hats and sweaters, as well as antique homegoods and decorations. For trendy fashions and modern Scandinavian home designs, head to Kristiansand's main street, Markens. Here, you'll find the large shopping center Slotts Quartalet. For charming boutiques, head to Skippergata — there are small shops specializing in everything from upscale fashions to leather goods.

Day 4: Alesund, Norway

Day 4
Alesund
Norway
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Alesund, Norway Coastal View
Coastal view of Alesund, Norway
Things to do in
Alesund
From 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Alesund is a small but lively city with a unique, modern feel. A rebuilding effort following a major fire in 1904 gave the city its distinctive Art Nouveau – or 'Jugendstil' – architectural style, defined its ornate details, asymmetrical facades and curving forms meant to resemble plants, animals and flowers. From the city park, walk up the 418 steps to the city's peak, Aksla – you'll be rewarded with a gorgeous panoramic view on the city, the islands and the rugged Sunnmorsalpane mountain range. Alesund is the home base for Norway's largest cod fishing fleet, so you won't have to go far to try some of the delicious and fresh seafood dishes during your Norway cruise.
Alesund, Norway Historic Art Nouveau Building
Several historic art nouveau buildings in Alesund, Norway

Art Nouveau Artefacts

Visit Jugendstil Senteret, a former pharmacy and the first listed Jugendstil monument in Alesund. Take an up-close look at this unique take on the Art Nouveau style, with its many floral patterns. Learn more about the rebuilding of the city after the great fire in 1904. Next door is Kube, Alesund's primary contemporary art space.
Insider tip
Norway is on its way to becoming a cashless society – you might actually find spots that accept only credit cards.
Alesund, Norway Aquarium
a person sitting in front of an aquarium display as fish swim by

Aquatic Adventure

Head to Atlanterhavsparken, a 4-million litre aquarium just three kilometres from the town centre. The place is teeming North Atlantic undersea life. Kids can feed the fish at the touch pool, and there are also penguin and seal exhibits. Admire the coastal scenery from the walking trails that start here.
Insider tip
Get the booklet 'Along the Streets of Alesund' from the Tourist Office – it'll guide you on a walking tour of the town's architectural highlights.
Alesund, Norway Street Food
various trays with street food

Festival Frenzy

Alesund is well-known for the many concerts and festivals that take place here. Have a look at what's on when you're in town. Popular events include the Alesund Theatre Festival, the Norwegian Food Festival and art and music festivals such as Jugendfest and Trandal Country Festival.
Alesund, Norway Bowl of Fish Soup
A bowl of fish soup

Local Cuisine

Alesund has several excellent top-end dining options – and naturally, seafood is the highlight. Try the salt cod, pan-fried cod tongues, mussels, poached salmon or tasty fish soups. For breakfast or an afternoon treat, sit down at a patisserie, cafe or espresso bar and enjoy a cup of strong coffee alongside a Solskinnskringle, a classic vanilla custard-based pastry.
Alesund, Norway Traditional Norwegian Hand Crafted Bowl
A blue traditional Norwegian bowl with fish decorations

Shopping

Head to Moloveien Street in the old harbour district near the fishing museum. You'll find several buildings from the period before the big fire in 1904. Amongst them are unique local shops specialising in everything from collectible Norwegian antiques to handcrafted glasswork and home goods.

Day 5: Bergen, Norway

Day 5
Bergen
Norway
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Bergen, Norway Waterfront homes during winter
Colorful homes lining the coast on a winter day in Bergen, Norway
Things to do in
Bergen
From 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Set against the backdrop of seven mountains, Bergen's natural beauty and historical charm will stop you in your tracks. Stroll through the Bryggen neighbourhood, with its medieval cobblestone alleyways and red, yellow and white painted houses. Take the cable car or a one-hour hike to the top of Mt Floyen, and soak in dramatic views of the city and the surrounding fjords with Norway cruises. Encounter trolls – don't worry, they're only statues – in the Troll Forest. Later, learn why Bergen is a UNESCO City of Gastronomy with a meal at one of the city's forward-thinking restaurants, where chefs prepare cold-water seafood and local produce with modernist techniques.
Bergen, Norway Traditional Homes
Traditional homes in Bergen, Norway

Walk Through History

Wander alongside the wharf and through the narrow alleyways of Bryggen, the oldest part of Bergen. See the colourful UNESCO-listed wooden buildings, preserved or rebuilt in their original medieval style. Curious to find out more about the city's history? Visit the Hanseatic Museum or the Bryggens Museum.
Insider tip
For rainy days, bring an umbrella or raincoat, or head indoors to one of the city's world-class museums.
Bergen, Norway Cable Car
A cable car going up a mountain over Bergen, Norway

Sights From the Summit

Head to the top of Mt Floyen or Mt Ulriken for dramatic views of the city, the fjords and the ocean. The cable car or funicular will take you there in just a few minutes. Want to stretch your legs? Mt Floyen is an approachable one-hour hike up peaceful trails.
Insider tip
September is a great month for foodies to visit Bergen; the summer rush is over, and the season of food and beer festivals begins.
Bergen, Norway Park Pavilion
A park pavilion in Bergen, Norway

Get Cultured

Bergen International Festival, Bergenfest and Bergen Live are among the many yearly festivals held here. Get to know the locals while listening to a rock or jazz band in one of the city's trendy nightclubs. Or indulge in a concert by the world's oldest symphony orchestra in modernist Grieg Hall.
Bergen, Norway Fish Market
An assortment of seafood for sale at a fish market in Bergen, Norway

Local Cuisine

Treat yourself to a Skillingsbolle cinnamon bun for a breakfast. Don't miss the seafood-centric freshness of Bergen fish soup, traditional fish cakes and local king crab. At the dinner hour, head to the Bryggen district, where you'll find higher-end restaurants transforming local ingredients into refined, modern plates.
Bergen, Norway Traditional Rosemaling Plates
Traditional rosemaling plates in Bergen, Norway

Shopping

Bergen is known as the Norwegian shopping capital, so the chances are high that you'll find what you're looking for. Check out one of the department stores – Bergen Storsenter is the largest – or trendy design stores stocked with cool gifts, souvenirs, homewares and fashion by local fashion designers, like Dale of Norway and Oleana.

Day 6 - 7: Stavanger, Norway

Day 6 - 7
Stavanger
Norway
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Stavanger, Norway, Small boats in fjord
Small boats on the coast of a fjord near Stavanger, Norway
Things to do in
Stavanger
From Day 6, 7:00 AM - Day 7, 5:00 PM
Perched on Norway's dramatic western coast, Stavenger is a city full of historic architecture, quaint cafes and ocean views. Check out Gamle Stavanger, the picturesque old town, where you'll find well-preserved wooden buildings dating back to the 18th century painted in unique pastel hues. Cruise to Stavanger to learn more about the Vikings at the Museum of Archaeology, or visit 12th-century Stavanger Cathedral – thanks to a series of rebuilding efforts over the years, it features architectural elements from Romanesque to ornate Baroque. Then, take the short trip to Prekestol, the 'Preacher's Pulpit', a rocky natural viewing point overlooking Lyse Fjord.
Stavanger, Norway, Domkirke church
The Domkirke church in Stavanger, Noway

On Top of the World

Prekestol – Norwegian for 'Preacher's Pulpit' – is one of the area's biggest draws. The 600-metre climb may seem daunting, but it's actually quite approachable: The trails are well-marked, and the views on the way up slowly unveil the varied topography of the fjord below. By the time you reach the top, you might never want to leave.
Insider tip
Ovre Holmegata is often called Stavanger's Notting Hill, due to the street's colourful buildings. It's filled with quirky shops and bars that are perfect for local people-watching.
Stavanger, Norway, Lysefjord
Panoramic view of Lysefjord in Norway

Sights by Safari

The two-hour fjord safari takes you on a fascinating journey around Lysefjord, giving you an up-close-and-personal look at the incredibly varied landscape, including fantastic cliff formations. The tour takes about two hours and is conducted from fast, open RIBS boats.
Insider tip
The Sverd i fjell monument – three swords in rock – just outside town in Madla is emblematic of the area. There isn't much else around, but the monument is easy to get to and quite a sight.
Stavanger, Norway, National Petroleum Museum
The National Petroleum Museum in Stavanger, Norway

Oil Up

North Sea oil exploration has had a major impact on Stavanger. Visit the Norwegian Petroleum Museum for deeper insight into how it's has shaped the city. This is your chance to learn more about the technology and production of oil, gas and much more.
Stavanger, Norway, Lutefisk
A plate of lutfisk in Norway

Local Cuisine

Stavanger has come into its own as a culinary destination. Try traditional classics like lutefisk, dried white fish rehydrated by a long cook in cream or beer. Sample locally harvested oysters, crabs, lobsters and other shellfish. Cruise to Stavanger and seek out modernist Nordic restaurants serving creative dishes like herring with sweet pickled carrots or summer trout risotto with ginger.
Stavanger, Norway, Viking boat souvenir
A souvenir viking boat

Shopping

While the shopping scene is somewhat heavy on national and international chains, Old Stavanger is a great place to find handicrafts, including hand-blown glass and other glass pieces. If you want to bring home something truly traditional, pick up a nisse (Santa Claus troll) or a classic Norwegian knit sweater.

Day 8: Cruising

Day 8
Cruising
At Sea
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Jamie's Italian Lobster Al Forno
Delicious Lobster Al Forno

Jamie's Italian by Jamie Oliver

At Jamie's Italian by Jamie Oliver, sit down to Tuscan-inspired cuisine crafted by one of Britain’s most famous chefs. Seasonal ingredients meet authentic recipes in family-style dishes that range from homemade pastas and classic Italian entrees, to contemporary creations infused with rustic influences.
Grilled Veal Chop - Chops Grille
Grilled Veal Chop entree at the specialty, Chops Grille restaurant. Cruise vacation fine dining steaks served table side.

Chops Grille℠

For more than a decade, the chefs at Chops Grille have specialized in serving up quality, hand-cut meat. Dinner at this hallmark Royal Caribbean specialty restaurant goes far beyond the typical steakhouse experience, though, with reimagined classics like succulent Maine lobster, gruyere cheese tater tots, white truffle-scented mushroom soup, and of course, expertly prepared prime beef.

Day 9: Southampton, England

Day 9
Southampton
England
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Southampton, England, Yachts docked at Ocean Village Marina
Yachts docked at the Ocean Village Marina in Southampton, England
Things to do in
Southampton
Arrives at 5:30 AM
Located on England's South Coast, Southampton is a city full of surprises. Home to one of the largest ports in Europe, the city has a lot to offer people passing through for the day. Step back in time and explore the old town – walk along the medieval town walls, parts of which date back to 1290. Visit Bargate, a medieval gatehouse built by Normans in the 12th century. Check out SeaCity Museum and learn about what it would have been like to set sail on the Titanic in 1912 – Southampton is where the historic ship left port. Or venture out and explore the Hampshire countryside: Iconic Stonehenge is just a one-hour drive away.
Southampton, England, Stonehenge
View of Stonehenge in England

Prehistoric Adventure

Located just an hour from Southampton, Stonehenge is one of the most well-known prehistoric sites in all of Europe. Wander around the miraculous stone circle and transport yourself back in time when Neolithic engineers used only simple tools to build the huge monument – it's believed they hauled those massive stones over 240 miles from Wales without the use of machines.
Southampton, England, SeaCity Museum
The entrance to the SeaCity Museum in Southampton, England

A Port of Importance

Southampton is home to one of the largest ports in the UK and millions of travellers pass through each year. In 1912, the most famous of those travellers would pass through as they set out to America onboard the Titanic. Southampton's SeaCity museum gives you the opportunity to learn more about the events that happened aboard that famous ship.
Southampton, England, The Bargate Close Up View
Close up view of The Bargate gatehouse in Southampton, England

Play Knights in Armour

Step back into the medieval era and walk the old walls of the city. Built to protect the town from attack by sea, most of the wall is still standing, leaving visitors with a spectacular view of Southampton and the sea. Watch as boats enter the port city, and see how it would have been if you were a knight on watch hundreds of years ago.
Southampton, England, Fish and chips
Traditional fish and chips in England

Local Cuisine

Head to the pub for a refreshing glass of ale to pair with crispy, mouthwatering fish and chips. If fried food isn't your thing, go in for a salad with fresh watercress, the peppery green that the Hampshire region is famous for. You'll also find upscale fare based on England's most-loved flavours: Try chicken with Indian-inspired vegetable pakora and tandoori puree or braised Hampshire beef with ale cream.
Southampton, England, Various Antiques
Various antiques at a market

Shopping

Shop for big-name brands galore at Westquay Shopping Centre, the premier shopping destination of the South Coast. Head to Bedford Place for independent shops and boutiques — the country's oldest traditional shoemaker is located here. On weekends, wander down the road to Bar Street to check out the local market for antiques, crafts, vintage accessories and jewellery.

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