BUT, if you aren't heading to the airport but are planning on taking the train to Oslo (the ride is said to be magnificent) then maybe you want a hotel that is closer to the train station. Its a 5 minute walk from the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel or Thon Hotel Orion. From there, you can easily reach the city centre on foot. The Gaia airport bus service from Bergen Airport at Flesland runs every 15 minutes. -------------------------------------------, *Passenger Ticket Contact. Phone: +47 910 08 000. As of 2016, ships docking in Jekteviken/Dokken areas will have the shuttle drop them off at the port gate with the 600m walk to the city center marked. The journey takes about half an hour, and the bus takes you to the SAS Royal Hotel Bryggen in the city centre. Norges Taxi 80 NOK (return trip, Dec 2011). You should be getting some sort of notification from Viking, eventually. The other consideration is that the port lists are not 100% accurate. Rather, it looks like that spot is being held by Viking Star. I think Viking Social (aka, TellUs) are the people to connect with, especially if you all want to sail on the maiden. So, it looks like your will be sailing on Viking Star, not Viking Venus. If you want to experience a variety of different shows, live acts, concerts and exhibitions, this will be the best month to visit. A single ticket costs 85 NOK. The month of May is event season in Bergen. When they do start publishing, http://www.portdebarcelona.cat/en/web/port-del-ciudada/cruceros, Cartagena shows nothing: https://www.puertocartagena.com/en/cruise-ship-terminal/cruise-ship-schedule, Malaga port schedule is not up to date: https://www.puertomalaga.com/en/cruise-forecast/. I would not have considered adding the Iberian Explorer to our booking otherwise. Tipping is generally not expected in Norway.

Travelling by bus and train is an excellent way to see the varied landscape. Was hoping to see for myself this past June, but had a small change of plans and never got to Bergen. That's what I was thinking. Started June 21, 2021, By You shouldn't need to use local transportation since most sites are in the city center. I checked Bergen for our June 2021 cruise on Star, noting an error in the dates. Norway can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of most European countries, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. LauraS *UPDATED* JULY Calendar Wallpaper featuring YOUR photos! Skolten Cruise Port (Vagen Harbor), the main cruise terminal, is located about 1km away from the Bryggen wharf area. Schedule from Port of Bergen here http://www.bergenhavn.no/. So, it looks like your will be sailing on Viking Star, not Viking Venus. If you chose your dates because you wanted to sail on the new ship, then you should be looking at making some changes before the penalty phase begins (120 days prior to sailing) which means soon for your 1/26/21 departure. Tempt me . Tickets for local buses can be bought from the bus driver or at the bus station, which also has day tickets (the latter will save you money if you plan to make more than 2 journeys within 24 hours). I do not see Viking Venus on the schedule for arrival on 13/14 February 2021 for our Northern Lights cruise (starting on 2 Feb at Tilbury). You can use a card for payment. The cruise schedule for the port in Bergen can be found here: www.bergenhavn.no Policy regarding COVID related Discussions, Garyoosterhonolulushipbest12-17 best1.jpg. I've been in Bergen on other cruise lines - once docking about a mile or so from city center (large ship) and once right at the end of the old town harbor (small ship). Two hotels in suitcase dragging distance of the dock are a Thon Hotel and a Radisson. I've double checked my sources and your ship is Viking Venus. Of course, the feeling among our party is that these cruises are not at all likely to sail, so what am I worrying about? Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.

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On 8/14/2020 at 5:28 PM, Peregrina651 said: 19952022, The Independent Traveler, Inc. There are free shuttle services available that will take you to Hurtigruteterminalen (speed boat terminal). Sign up for a new account in our community. If, you have never been to Norway, why rush to leave? Started January 26, By Thanks for the links - those are going right into my cruise file. Shuttle service is usually provided for locations further out dropping you off near the fountain downtown. The Thon is the closest and we chose to stay there on our own pre cruise because it was quieter then the Radisson Blu where Viking puts up guests. All rights reserved. Bergen is a popular cruise destination and can be considered the gate to the fjords of Norway. In the meantime, check MVJ to see if they made any changes there. Vitusapotek Nordstjernen in the Bergen Storsenter is open until 11pm every day and also has an emergency service. A change of vessel is allowed under the terms of carriage*, so don't expect any recompense for the change. Additional port guide here http://www.cruise-norway.no/Ports/Bergen/default.aspx, Ships may dock at several different piers around Bergen marked J on the map below. [Update] Maybe I'm not just being nervous - I searched for Venus and her first Bergen port call is listed as 29 May 2021. CC Help Jenn I have a Northern Lights cruise booked for next year (if it goes)and was wondering where Viking ships tend to dock? Euros may be accepted at tourist friendly shops. But, somehow, I like the vibe coming from the Bergen harbor master. Flybussen last stop was at the Raddison from the airport. Other than the potential to find ourselves boarding the oldest Viking Ocean ship, rather than the newest, our decision to board in Barcelona was predicated on being on the "maiden voyage" of Venus. 2005-2022 ArrivalGuides, A Lion Ventures company. Is that possibly SOP until a ship actually enters service? Also, the Airport Flybussen has a stop on the Bryggen, not far from either hotel, from what I have been able to figure out on a map. I tried Viking Chat but got nowhere: the agent responded "I've double checked my sources and your ship is Viking Venus". Just wondering before I look into booking a room for overnight since I want to stay an extra day after disembarking. It's easy! Page last modified on October 06, 2019, at 04:08 PM, http://www.cruise-norway.no/Ports/Bergen/default.aspx. CC Help Jenn The largest bus operator is NOR-Way, and Lavprisekspressen/Artic Express offers low-price services from Oslo. The exact dates should be spelled out in your Viking invoice. Powered by Invision Community. I'll probably contact Viking Social for a more authoritative interpretation of the situation. This is where most cruise ships dock, larger ships may also dock at Dokken/Jekteviken Port, which is about 1km away from the Fish Market. Thanks, everyone. Torggaten is the main pedestrian mall and square surrounded by department stores, cafes and restaurants. If the ship docks in its normal location, as per the comments above, another hotel choice to consider is the Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz. Unfettered it takes about 15 minutes to walk from the ship to the Hanseatic Museum. See Paragraph 6: CARRIERS RIGHTS AND DISCRETION. Not only a short walk to the bus, but if your flight is later in the day, you can store your luggage at the hotel while you wander about a bit. Australia08, August 14, 2020 in Viking Ocean. The large tourist office beside the fish market has free wifi. Link for Flybusssen: https://www.flybussen.no/billett/#/reise/fra/bergen-flyplass/bgo. Exactly what I needed to know! If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. Started October 12, 2018, Copyright 19952022 The Independent Traveler, Inc. You need to be a member in order to leave a comment. Mount Floyen Funicular - Take this cable car for great views of the city from Mount Floyen. Flying is definitely the best way to get to Bergen, but its a good idea to book well in advance. Norway's currency is the Norwegian Krone (NOK). Fish Market - A small but lively market next to Bryggen. Bergens main post office is located in the Xhibition mall. If you're planning on travelling to this destination, let us tempt you with hundreds of bookable activities, shows, attractions, tours & restaurants. Wheelchair accessible. By (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Bergen is the second largest city in Norway and a busy port serving the oil and gas industry in the North Sea. While rainfall is also lowest in May, temperatures are the most pleasant in July and August; however, these months are also the busiest. CC Help Jenn From Bergen, you can take the Hurtigrutten ferry to Kirkenes, and there are also ferries to Hirtshals and Newcastle. It's just a little farther away from the dock than the Radisson or the Thon Orion, but still within easy walking distance, even dragging suitcases. The wharf in Bryggen is listed among UNESCOs World Heritage Sites. Here is a link to the Port of Bergen cruise call schedule: https://bergenhavn.no/en/cruise-en/call-schedules-cruise/. Small change is typically left when dining at restaurants (5-10%). I sent the query and will post if any new information is forthcoming. Okay, there is an excuse for staying at the Radisson. Bryggen - This historic but touristy area is Bergen's old town with leaning wooden buildings. Bergen Taxi Phone: +47 07000 You can also hike up following the trail uphill and to the right of the funicular. Right at the Bryggen waterfront. Norges Statsbaner, NSB, runs the line between Oslo and Bergen, which reaches heights of more than three thousand feet above sea level. A comprehensive, up-to-date travel guide for your selected destination showing you the best do and see activities, restaurants, cafs, nightlife, shopping and much more. http://www.citysightseeing.no/. If you require special assistance or a wheelchair, a shuttle bus can take you directly to the city centre. By We stayed there before departing on our "In the Wake of the Vikings" transatlantic in September 2018, self-booked, because we got an excellent price on the room, including dinner the night before and breakfast the morning of check-out. I checked Barcelona but they are not publish a schedule of cruise calls because of Covid. A taxi from the airport to the city centre costs about NOK 250-300. Maid staff in hotels and taxi drivers do not need to be tipped. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. The location is fantastic. Yes, the website still says Venus so that is the only info that the Chat people probably have access to.