Kingdoms of the North Sea: Regent Seven Seas Cruises Unveils 3 New Ports in Northern Europe

Regent Seven Seas Cruises recently unveiled the 2016 Summer & Fall Collection, which includes brand new calls on three spectacular ports in Norway, Denmark and the Netherlands. These fantastic destinations offer brand new experiences and an even more in depth perspective of the history, culture and cuisine of the coastal nations of the North Sea.

Stavanger, Norway

Rich in cultural life, Stavanger is the fourth largest city in Norway.
Rich in cultural life, Stavanger is the fourth largest city in Norway.

Stavanger has for centuries played a leading role in Norway’s maritime history, from the time when the Viking kings battled in Hafrsfjord, through the period of the “white sails” and the steamships up to modern super-tankers. Here you can explore the rich agricultural countryside with its reconstructed farmhouses from the Iron Age. And witness the breathtaking Lysefjord, as well as the vast mountains of Kjerag and Preikestolen, with its famous Pulpit Rock.

 Tórshavn (Faroe Islands), Denmark

Main attractions include Tinganes, the oldest part of town, with small wooden houses covered in turf roofs.
Main attractions include Tinganes, the oldest part of town, with small wooden houses covered in turf roofs.

Surrounded to the north and southwest by towering mountains with dramatic landscapes, Tórshavn is a picturesque port steeped in Viking history. Explore Nordic House, widely regarded as one of the finest examples of modern Nordic architecture; and Listasavn Føroya art museum. To fully experience the Faroe Islands’ ancient history, visit the ruins of Magnus Cathedral.

Vlissingen, Netherlands

The city of Vlissingen was historically known as “Flushing” in English.
The city of Vlissingen was historically known as “Flushing” in English.

Vlissingen’s harbor was so significant throughout history that the city received its own English name. In fact, Flushing, New York was named after Vlissingen. The maritime history of Vlissingen goes back many centuries and is very much part of the culture, as a popular local pass-time is to watch ships cross the harbor. There is plenty to see and do here, including visiting the oldest surviving sea fort in all of Western Europe, Fort Rammekens and the Maritime muZEEum.

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