My wife works for Fjordline, one of the Cruise/Ferry companies sailing out of the Tyne to Norway. They offer short cruises over to Stavangeer, Haugesand and Bergen. The ship is a proper 'cruise ship' with car decks, full range of cabins, a selection of bars, restaurants and entertainment all day/night. Occasionally they offer family/friends deals to staff and Carol, my wife has extended this to offer it to Vectra-C.com members.
Basically the short cruise trip starts at £19 per person for an inside cabin for the return trip. You can pay extra to upgrade this, which most people do. Obviously food/drinks etc is not included but prices are reasonable for a cruiseship and similar to UK hotel prices.
If you want to take advantage of this, you need to book through my wife in order to get the friends/family rates. In order to do this, send me a PM and I will forawrd you her contact details.
To see what Fjordline offer normally and get an idea of the trip, you can see it full details here, www.fjordline.com but obviously ignore the prices as you would get special rates.
The dates and times are as follows;
Departures Fridays 19 May - 16 June
Friday 13.30 hrs Depart Newcastle
11.15 hrs Arrive in Haugesund
15.30 hrs Arrive Bergen
17.30 hrs Depart Bergen
21.45 hrs Depart Haugesund
23.55 hrs Call at Stavanger
Saturday 08.45 hrs Call at Stavanger
Sunday 18.00 hrs Arrive Newcastle
You get 2 hours ashore in Bergen which is plenty for a walk round the World Heritage Site Harbour and a browse in the shops