May marks the start of the fjords cruise season, which generally means great bargains. However, we weren't expecting to find such a high discount from a 5-star cruise company like Holland America Line: at £489 per person for a 7-night sailing to Norway, this offer saves £460 on the brochure price.
Guests will sail aboard MS Ryndam from Dover on 11 May. The special Iglu Cruise price includes accommodation in an Interior Stateroom, all meals and snack, and US$50 onboard credit per stateroom.
The first stop is Bergen, described by Frommer's as Europe's "most underrated city" and "enveloped by majestic mountains, the world's most spectacular fjords, and one of Europe's largest glaciers".
The trip then continues to Flam after cruising down Aurlandsfjord, with stunning landscapes including plunging cliffs and waterfalls. Next is Alesund (renowned for its Art Nouveau architecture) and Eidfjord from where you can trek to Vøringsfossen Waterfall, which has a drop of over 180m. Before returning to Dover, the ship sails Hardangerfjord, one of the world's longest fjords.
Cruise International says that fjords sailings are a "favourite amongst thousands of cruise enthusiasts, thanks to the long light evenings, unique scenery and charm filled ports of call".
With a teakwood promenade, a string quartet in the restaurant and museum-quality art pieces, MS Ryndam has a sophisticated feel. The ship has two pools, a spa with an ocean-view gym, a theatre with Las Vegas-style productions and duty-free shops.
Upgrade to an Ocean-view Staterooms for £100 more per person. This deal also includes free parking in Dover with Ocean-View Staterooms and above. Travel on 4 May for £10 more per person. Click here for more information.