IT'S BEEN dubbed one of the world's greatest natural wonders and witnessing the magic of the Auroroa Borealis - or Northern Lights - is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Now cruise lovers can see this celestial light show on a fully escorted tour on the P&O Aurora with The Senior from London to the Arctic Circle and Northern Norway leaving February 2020.
Northern Norway is one of the best places in the world to see this amazing natural phenomenon which happens only at high latitudes on dark nights from September to March.
With a day's sightseeing in London before departing from Southampton there are a couple of days at sea relaxing aboard the Aurora - one of the largest P&O ships - as the ship sails northwards in the North Atlantic Ocean before arriving in Alta, a town on Norway's northern coast.
Situated at the head of Alta Fjord, the town is also known as a great spot for views of the Northern Lights. It is also where the world's first Northern Lights observatory was built in 1899.
After a sightseeing tour of the city there's another chance to witness the light show as the tour ventures once more into the magical Norwegian countryside.
The second day in Alta includes a visit to the UNESCO listed Alta Museum with its ancient petroglyphs and the Northern Lights Cathedral and travel to the lush green Sautso-Alta canyon.
Later learn about the history of the indigenous people, the Sami, on a reindeer sledding tour before a night sky-gazing tour.
The ship is well inside the Arctic Circle on Day 9 of the cruise when it arrives at Tromso which is famed as a viewing point for the colourful Northern Lights. The city's historic centre is distinguished by its centuries-old wooden houses.
At night the tour will head into the countryside with tripods and an expert guide to photograph the lights at their best.
The next day, the tour departs Tromso and continues south to Alesund, a traditional fishing town with an Art Nouveau influence. On a sightseeing tour of this city, in one of the most beautiful areas of scenic Norway, passengers will take in the region's unique architecture and will enjoy free time for exploring and shopping.
From Alesund the Aurora continues its journey southward before stopping at its final Norwegian destination of Stavanger - the gateway to Norway's scenic fjordland near the southern tip of the country.
Regarded as the 'Cradle of the Vikings' Stavanger has its own rich heritage. A tour will include a stroll through the cobblestone streets of Old Stavanger learning about the early history of the city and its more than 170 listed and restored wooden houses from the late 18th and early 19th centuries and a 12th century cathedral.
One of Northern Europe's best preserved collections of wooden houses, the city received several awards for its preservation efforts.
And from the highest point in Stavanger get a 360-degree view of the surrounding fjords and mountains.
The cruise arrives back in Southampton on Day 15 of the tour, with a few hours to stroll around the city before heading back to London for the flight home.
The tour departs February 26 - March 12, cost from $6990 per person twin share or $8390 single fare.
The price includes economy-class return air travel from Australia to London and 12 nights on the P&O Aurora plus all meals, entertainment and service charges on board.
The tour also includes one night's four-star hotel accommodation in London as well as sightseeing tours in London and all Norway stops.
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