Alesund is a coastal town, a fishing and trading center. One of the city's landmarks is the marble church of Giske-one of the oldest examples of the spread of Christianity in Norway. Alesund was completely destroyed by fire in 1904 and was totaly rebuilded according to the Art Nouveau style. Nowadays Alesund has a unique atmosphere with incredible décors, colorful facades and the turrets that look like it sprang from a medieval fairytale.
The warm atmosphere of this classic Norwegian town welcomes you as you walk in the old city. You will see the medieval tower Chaaken Hall and Brygken Wharf where you may do shopping to the numerous art workshops in bargain prices. Then climb by cable car to the summit of Mount Floien, 305 meters above sea level and walk in rubble paths enjoying the magnificent view of the harbor, the fjords and mountains.
Copenhagen, the largest city in Scandinavia, is home to the oldest kingdom in the world. Since the bronze life-size statue of the "Little Horn" of Hans Christian Andersen, Town Hall Square and the Castle of Kristianmporgk, Copenhagen has cultural and historical wealth and is a wonderful city for walking . Tour the shopping center or enjoy the lush gardens of Tivoli and entertainment venues in the surrounding area. Visit the port Nichavn and relax in an outdoor cafe or wander boat canals of Copenhagen.
Honningsvag is the northernmost city in Europe. It is the largest and busiest port of call in Northern Europe, during summer season, as it is the gateway to the North Cape. Due to the Gulf Stream the climate is subarctic and the ice-free ocean provides rich fisheries since praehistoric times. The landscape of the area is of extraordinary beauty and the phenomenon of the Midnight Sun provides an unforgetable experience.
Longyearbyen is the administrative center of Svalbard, Norway.It is the center of tourism on the archipelago as the city offers accomondation,several museums and of course many activities for the tourists to experience.You should not miss a dogsledding ride with svalbard husky by which you can admire a beautiful snowy scenery and have the chance to see the arctic fox, some reindeer and certainly the king of the arctic, the polar bear.This area is surrounded by inredible flora and fauna. Undoubtedly,you will be amazed by the stanning views!
Narvik is a town in Norway with a population of approximately 15,300 residents. From Narvik is extracted iron ore. The city has access to numerous outdoor activities. This is the best known location in northern Norway for alpine skiing. Fishing in the fjord or in lakes and streams is a popular leisure activity.
Ny-Ålesund is one of the four permanent settlements on the island of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard archipelago. Ny-Ålesund is one of the world's northernmost settlements at and is the world's northernmost functional public settlement. Ny-Ålesund is home to the new Arctic Marine Laboratory, which was officially opened on 1 June 2005. Visitors are supplied with a local map and are required not to stray off the marked path — a round-trip of about one kilometre from the pier. A number of information boards are placed strategically to explain the history and purpose of the various buildings, many are research establishments. There is one shop, a tiny museum and small post office.
Olden is a quiet town near the Tzostental glacier, which happens to be one of the largest glaciers in Europe. Stroll the lush valleys and if you feel adventurous you can explore the surrounding caves and the well preserved historic sites.
Oslo, the capital of Vikings, is full of mystery and beauty. Don't miss the dragon statues in the Vigkelant Museum of Sculpture, the very interesting artworks of the artist Edvard Mounch and the amazing Olsofiorden . Learn about the feats of those sefareres in three Maritime museums, the famous Viking Maritime Museum, the Fram Museum and the Kon Tiki Museum, which honors the late Thor Chaierntal who crossed the ocean with a boat of reeds. Visit Xarl Johann Gata street, with great shops, itinerant musicians and vendors.
Svolvaer is a vital port town in Lofoten archipelago in Norway. It is also an attractive destination and favourite starting point for tourists visiting the Lofoten islands. This place is offered for scenic walks at the beautiful lakes where you can, also, have a picnic. Try an excellent fjord cruise or a wildlife safari. Finally, Lofoten Museum which is dedicated to World War II is well worth visiting it.
Tromsο is the largest city and the largest urban area in Northern Norway, where occurs the phaenomenon of the Midnight Sun from about 18 May to 26 July. The city centre of Tromso contains the highest number of old wooden houses in Northern Norway. The Arctic Cathedral, a modern church from 1965, is probably the most famous landmark in Tromsο. The city is a cultural centre for its region and several festivals take place during the summer.
Trondheim is a city and municipality in the county of Sor-Trondelag, roughly in the center of Norway. It is the fourth largest city in the country with 176,008 inhabitants. Regarded as the Norwegian center of education, technical and medical research with educational institutions Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and SINTEF located in the city.
Troll fjord in Norway has become a popular tourist destination and offers a beautiful experience of holidays. It hosts the world's largest population of sea eagles. It is large fjord with wonderful surroundings. Lofty mountains and ice glaciers create a scenic scenery. For the most adventurous, it is a paradise on earth. Numerous activities that give adrenaline rush are common here. Skiing, rafting, river-kayaking, sky diving are very popular. All the fjords in Norway show such a unique nature that in reality looks unnatural!
Barentsburg is the second-largest settlement on Svalbard, with about 500 inhabitants, almost entirely Russians and Ukrainians.
Isfjorden is a village in Romsdal county, Norway. It is located about 6 kilometres east of the town of Åndalsnes. The mountains Kyrkjetaket and Gjuratinden lie a few kilometers away. Also, the historic Hen Church is located in the village.It is surrounded by beautiful mountains,capable for climbing and many activities.
Glacier Lilly Hook is located in Spitsbergen, on the archipelago of Svalbard, Norway.
Pyramiden is a Russian settlement and coal-mining community on the archipelago of Svalbard, Norway. Founded by Sweden in 1910 and sold to the Soviet Union in 1927, it was closed in 1998 and has since remained largely abandoned with most of its infrastructure and buildings still in place. Now it is a tourist attraction that emits the amtosphere of another era.
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Each year, thousands of travellers from all over the world choose Azamara Club Cruises. In fact, Azamara was the top-ranked 2012 small-ship cruise line for service, value and overall experience. Azamara Quest is a mid-sized beauty with a deck plan well-suited to the needs of modern voyagers. You’ll never feel crowded in the comfortable social spaces of our bars, restaurants, lounges, Casino and Cabaret and you will never feel like a sardine jammed in around the pool, where our attentive staff is always ready to offer a complimentary bottled water, soft drink or fresh towel. Staterooms feature modern amenities, furnishings, and European linens in a large number of staterooms with verandas.
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Αzamara Club Cruises includes late night or overnigh stays on more than half of all port visits. And that means richer, fuller experiences of local people and cultures around the world. With Azamara, you will have enough time to marvel at the nightlife of Asia, the rainforest of Costa Rica and the palaces of St. Petersburg. On Azamara's smaler ships you will sail to less-travelled ports, enjoy scenic rivers and waterways that are off-limits to big cruise lines, and dock in prime spots close to town. It all adds to a richer travel experience. And it gets even better with Azamara's focus on Destination Immersion, meaning longer stays, more overnight and night touring in many places you visit. You'll have time to dine on local foods and wines, go to jazz clubs and listen to musicians in the cafes, and walk the lighted ramparts in old cities. We think you'll agree the world is a wonderful place when you see the Azamara way.
That’s in addition to our complimentary AzAmazing EveningsSM events, created specifically for Azamara guests to participate in a unique night of culture. And, of course, fun. Or feel free to venture out and explore the more than 200 destinations we travel to on your own. You have all the time in the world to do so. The best way to learn about a new culture? Joyfully immerse yourself in local life and encients traditions. When you come back onboard, you’ll enjoy our inclusive amenities including select standard spirits, international beers and wines, gratuities, English butler service for suite guests, and more, our award-winning spa, fitness center, and dining, and our friendly, always attentive staff, all from the comfort of our boutique, 686-guest club-like ships. Like a welcoming club
Taste your way through six distinctive dining experiences, including 24-hour room service. Discoveries Restaurant is Azamara's main dining room, with full breakfast and dinner menus and lunch service on sea days. Price C and Aqualina are elegant speciality restaurants spotlighting steakhouse classics and Mediterranean dishes. For casual breakfast, lunch and dinner, Windows Cafe and its adjoining outdoor seating area are just the ticket, while the Pool Grill is perfect for burgers and fries on sunny afternoons. Enjoy a changing daily selection of complimentary boutique wines at lunch and dinner, along with select beers. Or ask our sommelier for help choosing a special bottle from our Wine Cellar featuring thousands of vintage and small production wines.
Sea days are perfect for sampling spa services that will leave you relaxed and reinvigorated. Azamara offers exclusive body, facial and massage treatments, health and wellness consultations, acupuncture, and a full-service salon. Just another day in paradise. With more late and overnight stays, we often bring local performers to the ship for truly authentic entertainment. Dance and admire the Murano glass fixtures in the Looking Glass Lounge, test your luck at lively Casino Luxe, or enjoy a musical revue in the Cabaret Lounge. Follow your whims and do something different ever night. Or simply relax with after-dinner drinks as Mosaic@Night, one of the ship's favourite casual gathering spots day and night. All ship bars serve complimentary select spirits, international beers, cocktails and wines.
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Azamara Club Cruises consists of two intimate ships, Azamara Journey® and Azamara Quest®. Each can carry 686 fortunate guests to discover the hidden corners of the world that larger cruise ships simply cannot reach. In addition to offering a more personalized experience, our ships have recently undergone a $17.5 million revitalization including new European bedding and soft goods, flat screen televisions, new veranda decking and furniture, and wireless internet service in all staterooms and public areas. Plus, 93% of our staterooms offer ocean views and 68% have a private veranda.