A pictorial of P&O's ship in three fjords.
After sailing further south, Ventura entered the Sognefjord, the wiorld's longest and deepest fjord which penetrates some 155 miles
inland. At the end of the fjord is the tiny village of Flamm. It was fully Spring time here with the sun casting a clear light over the
snow-capped mountains and the green valley.
Patches of sunlight pass across Ventura.
Stavanager is a much
different port of call.
This is a city, the
capital of Norway's
oil and gas industry.
However, Stavenger is
Ventura docked in the
center of the town,
next to the old section.
When Ventura is sailing out of her
homeport of Southampton, her itinerary
varies. She cruises to the Canary Islands,
to the Mediterranean, to the continent and
around the British Isles. She also cruises
to the Norwegian fjords.
The highpoint of a cruise to the fjords is
the spectacular scenery. However, it is
also a varied cruise, with port calls in
cities and in remote villages.
This pictorial shows Ventura in three ports
of call during a fjords cruise in the Spring
The northern-most port on
this cruise was Olden.
Although far from the
northern tip of Norway, the
last vestiges of winter greet
the ship. There are low
hanging clouds beneath the
snow capped mountains.
In the village, however, the
snow has gone and there is
an expecatation of Spring.
The passengers disembark
to take excursions to the
nearby Briksdal Glacier or
simply to explore the town.
Cruise ship photo essay - Ventura - P&O Cruises - Norway
The mountains tower over the big ship. The rest of the
world is far away.