Monday, 12 May 2014

Saga Pearl II makes maiden port call to Haugesund, Norway

Saga Pearl II  made her inaugural call at Haugesund, Norway, on Tuesday, May 6, as part of a seven-night Fabulous Fjords cruise.
Although Haugesund is a maiden port for the 400-passenger Saga ship, it has been a place of shelter for sea-goers over the centuries and is the birthplace of modern Norway. Legend has it that King Harald Fairhair, a local boy, united western Norway in 872 AD to win his beloved's hand in marriage.
Modern day Haugesund boasts the annual Norwegian Film Festival. Saga passengers can look out for the statue of film star Marilyn Monroe, born Norma Jean Mortenson, who is thought to be the daughter of Edward Mortenson, who lived in a nearby village.
Saga Pearl II will return to Haugesund on June 20 and September 10, although only the September cruise, Trail of the Vikings, has availability.


Trail of the Vikings is a seven-night cruise departing from Dover on September 5.

For details call free on 0800 414 383 or visit www.saga.co.uk/cruises

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