The Fjords of Norway to the Canals of Holland

Date: Thu, July 18, 2024 - Thu, August 1, 2024

Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Price: From $10,490

Activity Level: Active

Region: Europe

Arrangements: Thalassa Journeys

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Beginning in Tromsø, high above the Arctic Circle in the Land of the Midnight Sun, set off on an exploration of a thousand miles of Norwegian coastline, sailing in and out of the awe-inspiring fjords for which the region is famous.

Work your way south toward the most stunning fjord of all—the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Geirangerfjord. Then, crossing the North Sea, call in the remote Shetland Islands before following the Scottish coast to enjoy an evening and a full day in stately Edinburgh, followed by Aberdeen. Explore the castles of the Scottish Highlands, and Newcastle, which reflect over 2,000 years of English history. Your journey comes to an end in the Netherlands, where you encounter the remarkable works of Dutch and Flemish artists of the Northern Renaissance.

Accompanying you throughout the voyage will be Dr. Nicolas Cassar, Professor of Biochemistry in Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment and a popular Duke Travels study leader. In a series of lectures and discussions,

Dr. Cassar will share some of the findings of his research on the role of oceans play in determining climate, research that he has conducted partly off the coast of Norway. Presentations from other guest speakers will complement Dr. Cassar’s lectures. Your vessel for this extraordinary journey, the Swan Hellenic Diana, is a state-of-the-art, new-generation expedition cruise ship launched in early 2023. Accommodating only 192 guests in beautifully appointed staterooms and balcony suites, Diana features several lounges, a restaurant, outdoor cafe, spa, library and beauty salon, and is equipped with the latest safety and environmentally-friendly technology.

Reservations and Information

To reserve, complete a registration form in the brochure and mail to Duke Travels, Box 90572, Durham, NC 27708, or call (919) 684-2988 to reserve conveniently over the phone and let us know you are mailing your reservation form to hold your space.

To learn more about our travel program or any of our upcoming trips, please contact us at or 919-684-2988

Duke Leaders

Dr. Nicolas Cassar

Professor of Biogeochemistry and Senior Associate Dean for Research and Doctoral Programs

Mode of Travel

Ocean Cruise

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