For the first time in history, the Cunard cruise line’s MS Queen Elizabeth will call at the cruise destinations of Narvik and Bodø in 2018. These ports are the northernmost to be called at on this voyage, allowing the cruise line to offer completely new experiences and attractions to its passengers.
Narvik is best known for its World War II history, the shipment of iron ore from Kiruna in Sweden, the gondola up and the world’s northernmost wildlife park, Polar Park.
In Bodø, the world’s strongest maelstrom, Saltstraumen, is often highlighted. The city has an exciting history from the Cold War, much of which is conveyed at the Norwegian Aviation Museum. The historic Kjerringøy trading post is well worth a visit, while a high-speed sea safari in a rigid inflatable boat (RIB) also tops the list of must-do experiences.
As part of Bodø’s goal to attract 30-40 calls per year to the city, Solveig Henriksen (picture) has been appointed as cruise manager at Visit Bodø.