Voyage no: LN974

Explore the breathtaking southern coastline, fjords and mountainscapes of Norway as our unique, mixed ability crew takes part in the Tall Ships Races ‘cruise in company’.

You can join the crew on the Lord Nelson for an evening in port at Fredrikstad where a spectacular fireworks display will take place. The following day, all tall ships will depart the port on a Parade of Sail, to then take part in the cruise of friendship and adventure – as you’ll guess from the name, this is not a race, but it is great fun!

You’ll also experience some amazing coastal scenery en route to Bergen – a vibrant and colourful city that’s both a UNESCO World Heritage City and a European City of Culture.

It’s location at the heart of Norway’s spectacular fjords has made Bergen one of the most popular destinations in Scandinavia, and you’ll have a front seat to experience this stunning scenery aboard the Lord Nelson.

We’ll spend two nights in Bergen, in order to enjoy a full day of Tall Ships Race activities including a crew parade, race awards and an exclusive crew party on your last night. The evening after you leave the the ship, there’ll be a fireworks display in Bergen – so it might be a great time to book another night’s stay in town.

Get a taste of the City by visiting the Visit Bergen website:

What to expect

During a typical tall ships race voyage, you will embark the ship in a race port on day 3, staying one night in port then sailing from port day 4. At the end of your voyage, you will arrive in port on day 1, staying 2 nights in port and disembarking the ship on Day 3.

All the tall ships are expected to be open to public of the city we visit and of course so the other ships’ crews can visit a JST ship.  Bearing in mind the JST charitable objectives.

JST ships are very much sought after for folk to look around and we’ll also be the only tall ship in port fully accessible to wheelchair users. As a member of our ship’s crew, you too will be expected to host open ship and to show visitors around the ship, this is usually on deck only, not below decks. We won’t be holding an open ship on all the days and we will have a day watch rota in place, so you will still have the opportunity to be part of the fun shore activities.

Voyage details

  • Voyage No: LN974
  • Ship: Lord Nelson
  • Start Date: 13/07/2019
  • End Date: 23/07/2019
  • Duration: 11 days
  • Departing: Fredrikstad
  • Arrival: Bergen
Contribution: £2400
Subsidised Contribution*: £1320
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