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Holiday Overview

One of the world's most unique experiences: the Northern Lights, the mysterious dancing arcs, ripples and rays of light that cast an eerie glow across the Arctic sky. This Northern Lights voyage travels north along Norway’s dramatic coastline and cuts deep into the fjords and to the fringes of the Arctic Circle in search of the mysterious aurora borealis.

Your first port is Andalsnes, Norway. People have been cruising to Andalsnes for more than 120 years because of its stunning location. For, an Alpine town as well as a cruise port, Andalsnes nestles where the towering Romsdal Alps meet the northern end of the sparkling Romsdalfjord.

Enjoy overnight port stays in Honningsvagg, Alta & Tromso on your 16 night search for the Aurora Borealis on the luxurious P&O Aurora ship.

The Holiday

  • Cruise into the Arctic Circle, hunt for the Northern Lights and tuck into a scrumptious continental breakfast on your balcony each morning.
  • Home-pick up included (first 125 miles)
  • P&O Aurora is equipped with a boutique cinema, an all-day buffet, an accessible swimming pool (with glass roof), steam room, sauna, spa and casino. 
  • 17-days cruising full board in an accessible cabin (limited availability)
  • Full-board cruising includes breakfast in the cabin, pool-side snacks & a 5-course Gala Dinner inspired by Marco Pierre White
  • Group Support included - the exclusive help of the Limitless Care Team onboard 
  • 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

The Itinerary

Customer Cruise Boarding

Day 1 - Southampton, UK

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This morning, either our accessible transfer will meet you at home (first 125 miles included) or in Southampton with free car-parking included. Once checked-in and settled into your accessible cabin, our care team will help you explore the ship.

Board Basis - Full Board

Music

Day 2 - At Sea

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A day at sea is a fantastic day of relaxation. Start with a leisurely breakfast in your cabin before joining the rest of the group for a coffee or tea in the atrium. Listen to live music, or take part in some of the ships many on-board entertainments including bingo. There is always something going on, on Aurora.

Board Basis - Full Board

Day 3 - Day at Sea
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Day 3 - Day at Sea

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The second sea-day as we cross the North Sea. Don't worry about the cold outside, for Aurora has the Neptune pool with a retractable roof! There is a chair-hoist, which the Limitless Care team can help operate for our guests.

Board Basis - Full Board

Andalsnes
Andalsnes

Day 4 - Andalsnes, Norway

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A small, friendly town with shops and markets, Andalsnes is also close to the famous Trollstigen road. This leads through pretty villages, past scenic fjords and majestic mountain peaks and across the stone bridge over the cascading Stigfossen waterfall to the Trollvegen (Troll Wall) which - at nearly 6,000 feet - is the highest vertical drop in northern Europe.

Board Basis - Full Board

Trondheim

Day 5 - Trondheim, Norway

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Today we enjoy the best of all worlds in Norway's first-ever capital. Being one of the most popular Fjord cruise ports, here you can look south along the picturesque Trondheim fjord taking in the forest sights. Looking north, you can see the beginnings of the Arctic Ocean.

Board Basis - Full Board

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Day 6 - At Sea

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The Curzon Theatre. This impressive three tier theatre, is located at the very forward end of the ship hosts a variety of west-end style shows, comedians and live music. The perfect way to spend an evening!

Board Basis - Full Board

Honningsvåg

Day 7 - Honningsvåg, Norway

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Today we arrive in Honningsvaag for the first of our overnight stays in port. Honningsvag, has a small population of under 3000 inhabitants. While in Honningsvag you are at the most northern part of Finnmark in the famous Lapland region. The city centre is just a few hundred meter walk away from the dock, the Limitless Team will be on hand to visit the town. 

Tonight is a great chance to catch a glimpse of the spectacular Northern Lights, wrap up warm and take in the stunning atmosphere on deck.

Board Basis - Full Board

Honningsvåg

Day 8 - Honningsvåg, Norway

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This morning we wake up again in Honningsvag, enjoy a breakfast in your cabin while you take in the views before we make way to our next port. 

Board Basis - Full Board

Alta
Alta

Day 9 - Alta, Norway

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Today we arrive in Alta, Home to the Cathedral of the Northern Lights, this is one of the spots you're most likely to catch a glimpse of the polar light show. Other sights include Hjemmeluft, rock carvings that were discovered just 60 years ago that are estimated to be made between 1800 - 6200 years ago. 

Board Basis - Full Board

Customer

Day 10 - Alta, Norway

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Today we remain in Alto for another night in port. Today is the perfect day to explore Alta. Alta homes the famous Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel, guided tours are available. Accessible excursions are available at extra costs with P&O or potter and explore Alta with help from the Limitless Team.

Aurora
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Day 11 - Alta, Norway

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This morning we wake up to the beautiful Alta again, the ship is ready to port early morning. So grab yourself a hearty breakfast with a window seat and relax as we take sail to our next port.

Board Basis - Full Board

Tromso
Tromso

Day 12 - Tromso, Norway

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Tromso is our next port. You’re just 400km from the Arctic Circle in Tromsø, but there’s no need to get out your polar gear. Thanks to its position on the Gulf Stream, this lively city (said to have the greatest number of bars per capita in Norway) is relatively mild for its latitude. Such a fascinating town deserves time to explore, and so the ship will be docked here for 2-days!

Tromso

Day 13 - Tromso, Norway

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The ship is scheduled to depart early morning, so make sure to be on deck to watch this spectacular port sail past.

Board Basis - Full Board

Headliners Theatre
© P&O Cruises | Jason Knott

Day 14 - Day at Sea

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Don't worry, you won't run out of things to do! The entertainment onboard the ship changes every day, with exciting new activities and shows to watch. Or simply relax in the piano bar with a cocktail or coffee.

Stavanger
Stavanger

Day 15 - Stavanger, Norway

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Stavanger is our last 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.

Board Basis - Full Board

Customers at dinner

Day 16 - Day at Sea

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One last day of relaxation! After all that exploring and adventuring, enjoy a restful last day aboard. Check out the Retreat on Aurora (surcharges may apply) which has an step-in hydro-therapy pool!

Board Basis - Full Board

Cruise

Day 17 - Southampton, UK

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Welcome back to Blighty! The Limitless Care team will be on hand to help you disembark and get to your transfer home. Our team will ensure you have the right support and facilities, back to your home address.

Board Basis - Breakfast

The Ship

P&O Aurora

Aurora
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PLEASE NOTE THAT P&O Ferries and P&O Cruises have been separate entities for several decades, and despite sharing a name, are not run by the same management or shareholders.

The Aurora is a world-class ship and a favourite among experienced cruisers. It boasts all the facilities you've come to expect of a P&O vessel but also benefits from a slightly more intimate feel. From the spectacular, glass-roofed SkyDome to the expansive cinema screen, you're sure to be blown away.

  • Air-conditioned accessible cabins
  • Wheelchair-sized wet-rooms with commodes + shower chairs available on request
  • Mobility scooters and powered chairs available on request
  • Desk, TV & radio
  • Floor to ceiling glass doors
  • Queen size bed (convertible)
  • 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

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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 - Northern Lights Cruise 2024

Is 2024 a good year to see the Northern Lights?

2024 holds promise as a potentially excellent year to witness the Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis. The visibility and frequency of this natural phenomenon are closely tied to the solar activity cycle. 

In 2024, solar activity is expected to be near its peak, which augurs well for Northern Lights enthusiasts. Higher solar activity levels increase the likelihood of vibrant and frequent displays of the Northern Lights, especially in regions near the Arctic Circle.

When can you see the Northern Lights in 2024?

To catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights in 2024, it's advisable to plan your visit during the late autumn, winter, or early spring months. These are the times when nights are longer and darker, providing optimal conditions for Northern Lights viewing. 

In general, the prime Northern Lights season spans from September to April, with December to March being the peak months. However, please note that the specific timing and visibility of the Northern Lights can vary depending on your location and local weather conditions.

How many nights does the Northern Lights last?

The duration of a Northern Lights display can vary significantly. Once the Northern Lights appear in the night sky, they can last anywhere from a few minutes to several hours. The unpredictability of their duration adds to the allure of this natural spectacle. The duration of a display depends on various factors, including the strength of the auroral activity. Some displays are brief yet intensely mesmerising, while others unfold more gradually and can last for an extended period. 

To maximise your chances of witnessing the Northern Lights, it's essential to position yourself in a region with favourable conditions, including clear, dark skies away from light pollution. 

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

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