Norwegian announces launch of new route to Bergen from Manchester

Scandinavian airline Norwegian has announced the launch of a new non-stop service from Manchester to Norway.

The new twice-weekly seasonal service on a Monday and Friday from Manchester Airport to Bergen offers passengers more choice when travelling with Norwegian to Scandinavia. The new flight offers holidaymakers in the North West an affordable way to explore the Norwegian city of Bergen with fares from £43.90 one-way. The tickets are available to book now at www.norwegian.com/uk/destinations/bergen.

The new nonstop service will offer holidaymakers direct access to the Gateway to the Fjords of Norway. Tourists and holidaymakers can explore the spectacular landscape views of the fjords, and the history and culture of the city.

Magnus Maursund, SVP commercial Short Haul at Norwegian, said: ‘We are delighted to offer passengers in the North West another affordable Norwegian service with the addition of our new route from Manchester to Bergen. Passengers travelling with us can enjoy our award-winning complimentary gate-to-gate Wi-Fi and modern comfortable cabin on new state-of-the-art aircraft’.

Julian Carr, Aviation Director at Manchester Airport, said: ‘We’re delighted to celebrate the launch of Norwegian’s new service to Bergen today. We know it’s a hugely popular route with people from the North West looking to visit Bergen and the surrounding areas and inbound with Norwegians coming to the North and especially to Manchester and Liverpool with our musical and sporting heritage.’

In addition to the new service, Norwegian currently operates three non-stop routes to Scandinavia from Manchester Airport with three weekly flights to Oslo, two weekly flights to Stavanger and two weekly flights to Stockholm. Along with the new route the airline will now offer nine weekly flights to Scandinavia from Manchester.

Norwegian started operating from Manchester Airport in 2011 and all flights are served by new 186 seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft, offering all passengers free gate-to-gate Wi-Fi and live TV. Norwegian carries more than 5.8 million UK passengers each year to over 50 global destinations.

2014 UK itinerary from Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Cruises, a cruise ship company with its headquarters in Miami, Florida, has today released details of its UK-based itinerary for 2014.

Bookings for the cruise company’s new schedule can be made from the 21st of this month, and include new itineraries for Spain, the Canary Islands and the Norwegian Fjords.

Celebrity has two ships that are UK-based, the Celebrity Eclipse that operates out of Southampton, and the Celebrity Infinity that operates out of Harwich. Included in Infinity’s itinerary are the European Immersive Wine Cruises for vineyard devotees, 14-night trips to Iceland and the Norwegian Fjords, and 11- and 14-night tours of the British Isles, which include stopovers in Wales and Ireland.

The itinerary for Celebrity Eclipse includes a new tour of Spain and the Canary Islands, which is for 10 nights.

Associate vice president and general manager of Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club Cruises – UK and Ireland, Jo Rzymowska, said, ‘It is always an exciting time when we announce our new sailings and the new destinations and experiences that our guests can enjoy. The 2014 summer season sees the UK playing host to two of the six Celebrity Cruises ships based in Europe plus new additions to the sailings, including more overnight stays, allowing guests to experience the local nightlife and explore the regions more fully. Our 2014 UK departures set the bar high when it comes to offering a modern luxury holiday without the hassle of flying and we are pleased to continue to offer our guests new and exciting destinations.’