One of the world’s most beautiful cruise destinations can be found within the majestic fjords and mountainous peaks of Norway. In fact, Hurtigruten, which has operated ships between Bergen and Kirkenes every day of the year since 1893, once marketed its cruises as “The World’s Most Beautiful Voyage.” Though only a marketing slogan, the truth was not… [Read More]
Europe is, without a doubt, the hottest cruise destination out there. Lines are deploying ships in record numbers to the region, and the variety of itineraries on offer is unprecedented. Cruisers looking for a fully immersive European experience may want to cruise on a Europe-based line, such as UK-based Fred. Olsen Cruises. Whereas mainstream North American lines… [Read More]
A look at Seabourn ‘In Motion” excursions and a bike ride in Flam, Norway.
2010 was an event-filled year for the ever-so-grateful-for-his-career Avid Cruiser. Here are some of the travel highlights with links to relevant photos, videos and posts: February. Flew to Italy – twice. Once was to cruise on Costa Delizioso, which I thought sounded like an Olive Garden entree. On that cruise, from Venice to Genoa, I… [Read More]
One of the more popular shore excursions in Flam, Norway is to ride a bike. You can take the famous Flam Railway in one direction (preferably uphill) and cycle back (downhill into Flam). Or you can pick up a bike in Flam and ride through the valley for some gorgeous views. Note that the uphill… [Read More]
On September 15, 2010, I board Seabourn Sojourn for a report on the ship and a cruise from Copenhagen, along the Norwegian fjords, then down to Amsterdam and across to Dover. Click on the destination links in the table below for live reports from each day or the links below the table for additional articles…. [Read More]
I am traveling with cruise line shore excursion planners, manager and coordinators on a Cruise Norway familiarization trip. This morning we traveled by bus from Ulvik to Flåm.
I cruised with my family last summer aboard the Costa Atlantic round-trip out of Copenhagen to the Norwegian fjords. In a word: ohmygod. My boys were six at the time, and the stunning scenery even kept their attention on all-day bus tours and long hikes. The 7-night itinerary called on five ports, with a convenient… [Read More]