Oslo to Lisbon

Oslo to Lisbon

Sep 7, 2020 to Sep 19, 2020

12 Days

SeaDream I

12033

Date Ports of Call Arrive Depart
Sep 07, 2020 Oslo,
Norway
2 PM - 4 PM
(Embarkation)
Evening
Sep 08, 2020 At Sea,
Sep 09, 2020 Faaborg,
Denmark
Morning Late Evening
Sep 10, 2020 Kiel Canal,
Germany
Morning Morning
Sep 11, 2020 At Sea,
Sep 12, 2020 Guernsey, Channel Islands,
United Kingdom
Morning Afternoon
Sep 13, 2020 At Sea,
Sep 14, 2020 Bordeaux,
France
Morning Overnight
Sep 15, 2020 Bordeaux,
France
Early Morning
Sep 16, 2020 At Sea,
Sep 17, 2020 Vigo (Bayona), Galicia,
Spain
Morning Evening
Sep 18, 2020 Porto,
Portugal
Morning Afternoon
Sep 19, 2020 Lisbon,
Portugal
Morning 8 AM - 10 AM
(Disembarkation)

Ports

  • Oslo

    Norway is a land steeped in myth, where irascible gods armed with frost and lightning once inspired Viking clans to plunder foreign lands. These days, genteel customs imported from mainland Europe have softened the country’s hard edges, but traces of an unruly past still abound. The exceptional museums dotting the Bygdøy Peninsula hold some of the city’s foremost attractions, including a thousand-year-old longship that was preserved in mud and the 12th-century Gol Stave Church, an exemplar of Norway’s distinctive wood sanctuaries. No less fascinating is a visit to the 1892 Fram, a legendary ship revered for her vital role in early polar explorations. To witness the evolution of Oslo’s soul, contrast battle-hardened Akershus Fortress, a ruggedly elegant citadel wrapped in nearly impregnable ramparts, with the neoclassical Royal Palace, whose formal exterior encloses sumptuously appointed rooms. You might wish to view Edvard Munch’s iconic The Scream, which hangs in the outstanding Norwegian National Gallery amid priceless European and Scandinavian masterworks. In expansive Frogner Park, wander among Gustav Vigeland’s thought-provoking sculptures, and if you’ve worked up an appetite, choose among the many restaurants and cafés lining the charming waterfront district of Aker Brygge.

  • At Sea

  • Faaborg

  • Kiel Canal

    Thrill to one of the world’s most unique cruising experiences, a transit of the storied Kiel Canal. The idea for a waterway connecting the Baltic and North Seas was conceived by Chancellor Otto von Bismarck during the Danish-German War of 1864, as the Germans were keen to avoid Danish hostility while sailing around the Jutland Peninsula. The ambitious project, however, didn’t come to fruition until 1895 under the auspices of Wilhelm II, albeit right on budget. These days, the canal’s purpose is primarily mercantile, and it is in fact the world’s busiest shipping route. As such, you can expect to pass cargo vessels from every imaginable corner of the world carrying a mesmerizing variety of goods. While transiting, look out over a famously flat landscape of well-tended fields, dense forests and quaint villages, and pass under a succession of steel overpasses, including the fascinating Rendsburg High Bridge, both a railway viaduct and a transporter bridge. When you emerge into the open sea, you’ll have the satisfaction of having undertaken a remarkable transit only available to smaller cruising vessels.

  • Guernsey, Channel Islands

    Boasting an immensely picturesque coastline, the Channel Island of Guernsey has long attracted artists such as Auguste Renoir to its welcoming shores. In the capital of St. Peter Port, wander through commanding Castle Cornet, a 13th-century marvel of military engineering that sits on a rocky headland jutting out at sea. Admire some of the earliest heated glass houses at the Candie Gardens, whose elegantly landscaped grounds are laid out with Victorian thoughtfulness and contemplate Victor Hugo’s not entirely uncomfortable exile at Hauteville House, the splendid manor where he wrote Les Miserables. Hop on a bicycle to explore the picturesque hills and dales of the island, perhaps riding past a herd of the island’s famed namesake cows, and revitalize at an authentic tea house, where age-old traditions are carefully observed. For that perfect keepsake, shop along cobbled streets overflowing with charm, maybe pausing at a fresh-caught seafood restaurant for a taste of the island’s famed crab. No matter how you choose to spend your time, the leisurely pace of life in delightful Guernsey will replenish your spirit.

  • Bordeaux

    Bordeaux is incontestably one of the world’s most venerable wine capitals, and a visit to this oenophile’s paradise will not disappoint lovers of the nectar of the gods. This lovely city, however, also boasts myriad architectural treasures in its UNESCO World Heritage site historic center, including the sublime Palace de la Bourse, an 18th-century marvel that is spellbindingly echoed in the adjacent reflecting pool. As you stroll the promenade on the left bank of the Garonne River, you’ll pass majestic neoclassical buildings and splendidly manicured gardens that rival Paris itself. The astonishingly preserved 15th-century Grosse Cloche and Porte Cailhau city gates are a testament to the city’s medieval sumptuousness, but for proof that Bordeaux isn’t in thrall to the past, visit La Cité du Vin, a boldly futuristic structure devoted to the history of wine throughout the ages. Of course, for a first-hand look at wine production you must venture out to the surrounding countryside, where fabulous chateaux oversee flourishing vineyards responsible for some of the world’s premier vintages. A visit to any quaint wine village is sure to enchant, but Saint-Émilion and its unspoiled feudal ambiance might just become the highlight of your trip.

  • Vigo (Bayona), Galicia

    The port of Vigo, with its strategic location in the northwest corner of Spain was constantly fought over during the many periods of war between Spain, Britain and France. Nearby Baiona is a town with a medieval historical center situated by the outlet of the Vigo Bay. On March 1, 1493, the Pinta, one of the ships from Columbus' voyage to discover the New World returned to Europe and arrived in Baiona, making the town's port the first to receive news of the discovery of America. A replica of the ship can be visited, and the event is celebrated each and every year. SeaDreamers have two land adventure options that include the sights and tastes of Bayona as well as the Unesco Awarded town of Santiago de Compostela.

  • Porto

    Straddling the mouth of the Douro River, the splendid city of Oporto holds such architectural importance that the entire historic center has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. A great place to begin your exploration is Praça da Liberdade, a lengthy public esplanade lined with graceful 19th-century buildings. You’ll find the city has no shortage of marvelous churches, from the imposingly fortified Porto Cathedral to the graciously appointed Clérigos Church, whose soaring bell tower offers panoramic vistas over the city’s picturesque red-tile roofs. In the 1906 Lello Bookstore, prepare to be swept away by elaborate art nouveau features including a sinuous double staircase and a luminous stained-glass skylight. But what’s a visit to Oporto without sampling its signature export, the fortified wine that shares the city’s name. Tour one of the illustrious cellars dotting the Douro’s southern bank, where port is crafted just as it has been for centuries, and savor exquisite samples of the sweet libation. When evening comes, take advantage of Oporto’s reputation as the best place to eat in Portugal, perhaps choosing among the delectable cod dishes for which the city is renowned.

  • Lisbon

    Once the seat of the world’s mightiest seafaring power, bewitching Lisbon still maintains its aura of imperial grandeur. Capture a classic photograph of the Torre de Belém, an iconic fortified tower guarding the mouth of the Tagus River, and then ascend to formidable St. George’s Castle, a remarkably intact Roman citadel over 2,000 years old. Marvel at the 15th-century Monastery of Jerónimos, a UNESCO World Heritage site designed in a unique Portuguese Gothic style known as Manueline, which abounds with intricately carved maritime motifs. Inhale fresh mountain air in the nearby town of Sintra, another UNESCO site boasting an eclectic collection of whimsically designed palaces, churches and public buildings. Back in Lisbon, hop aboard tram number 28, whose legendary route takes you along serpentine streets in neighborhoods brimming with character, including the labyrinthine Alfama district. After grabbing a bite crafted with farm-fresh ingredients at the elegant Mercado da Ribeira, head to the lively Bairro Alto district and catch a live performance of fado, a stirring genre of music imbued with a uniquely Portuguese sense of longing.


Suites & Staterooms

*Government, Port, Document Issuance, Handling & Service fees: $427 per guest


Single Supplement for this voyage is 200% for Yacht Club Deck 2,3 and 4. For Commodore, Admiral and Owners Suite, a 200% single supplement rate applies.


Please Note: Fares are capacity controlled and may change without notice. The fares are per person based on double occupancy. Single and third person rates are also available. SeaDream Yacht Club strongly recommends that all guests purchase travel insurance.


Yachting Land Adventures & Activities

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Testimonials

This was a wonderful experience thanks largely to the size of the ship and the wonderful staff – they made it memorable. Mr & Mrs Patrick BoyleJohannesburg, South Africa
Excellent Chef – nice choices & variety. Mr & Mrs Joseph HoaglandBrussels, Belgium