Winter is perhaps the most incredible time of year to explore the snow-covered landscape of the Norwegian coast—and the best time to experience the aurora borealis, or the northern lights.
A natural phenomena, the northern lights occur when the solar wind is stronger than usual, and electrically charged particles from the sun hurl toward Earth. The particles, electrons, and protons form a magical light when they collide with gases in the Earth’s atmosphere. The electromagnetic radiation creates undulating ribbons of light that vary in shape, strength, and color. When the northern lights appear, the polar sky materializes in all its beauty as a canvas of light being pulled across the sky.
This phenomena is more likely to happen in the winter months, specifically, from October through March. In fact, we're so confident that the northern lights will make an appearance during your 12-Day Roundtrip Cruise in Norway, that if they don't, we'll give you either a 7-Day Cruise North or a 6-Day Cruise South completely free of charge*!
2019/2020 Season Cruises:
- Valid on new bookings only, on 12-day roundtrip cruises with departure dates from October 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020.
- If the northern lights do not appear during the cruise, guests must contact our Customer Sales Center within 28 days upon disembarkation in order to receive a complimentary 6- or 7-day cruise departing between October 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021, in an unspecified inside cabin on a full-board basis. Airfare/extras are not included.
- Please check the current status of the Northern Lights Promise by calling our Customer Sales Center at the time of booking.
- Offer is not valid for port-to-port, group travel, or packages sold by a tour operator.
- Offer is subject to Terms & Conditions.
*Offer Terms & Conditions
A Northern Lights Occurrence is defined as a sighting from the ship which is recorded by the ship’s deck officers and is announced to guests on board. An occurrence can last anywhere from a few minutes to several hours, and the ship’s decision as to whether the northern lights occurred is final.