Northern Lights cruises

A Northern Lights cruise on Cunard offers you an unparalleled way to explore Norway’s dreamlike fjords, with the added possibility of witnessing the spectacular enigma of the Aurora Borealis - nature’s most spellbinding phenomena.

Explore the Arctic Circle

By day, you’ll visit some of Norway’s most enchanting coastal towns, discovering the region’s rich culture and scenery. While at night the prospect of the Northern Lights is enough to tempt you from your stateroom into the crisp, still, darkness beyond.


Few towns are located in as magnificent surroundings as Narvik. With mountains and fjords, as far as the eye can see, a trip on Narvik’s cable car offers stunning views, 650 metres above sea level.

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Rebuilt after a fire in 1904, Alesund is uniquely art nouveau in style (something of a rarity in Norway). It’s spread across a series of islands, best seen from the city’s famous Fjellstua viewpoint.

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Multicultural Tromsø is one of the best places to see the Northern Lights. Home to over 100 nationalities, the city offers a wealth of eateries serving some of the best native cuisine in the Arctic.

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Charming and postcard-pretty, Stavanger is an idyllic coastal town, famous for its perfectly preserved wooden buildings (some dating back to the 18th century) and miles of pristine white sand.

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Be inspired

Discover more about the otherworldly experience of cruising through the Norwegian region, searching amongst the stars for one of nature's most fantastic spectacles: the ethereal beauty of the aurora borealis.

Starry, starry night

Join John Maclean, astronomer and award-winning astrophotographer, on an exploration of the sought-after sights of the mysterious aurora borealis.

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A Lofoten island escape

Found well within the Arctic Circle, these Norwegian islands are home to soaring mountain peaks, charming fishing villages and exciting Viking history.

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Our ships

Elegant and thoughtfully designed, the warmth and appeal of our Cunard Queens is palpable the moment you step aboard. Whether exploring her expansive sundecks, indulging in afternoon tea, taking your seat at the theatre or pampering yourself in the spa, you’ll find being on board as captivating as exploring the ports you call at.

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