The Ghosts of the Arctic Saturday, July 11, 2015 It’s difficult to believe, but today is to be our last full day of adventure aboard Silversea Expeditions’ Silver Explorer as our 10-night Arctic Svalbard cruise sadly comes to a close. Fortunately, the Expedition Team has developed one last, active day for us to go out… [Read More]
Hallo, Oslo! Aaron Saunders, Live Voyage Reports Wednesday, July 1, 2015 There’s nothing like the realization that you’ve just paid $12.87 for a pint of beer to remind you that you’re in Norway. In fact, local legend has it that if you listen closely, you can hear the sound of a troll giggling madly as… [Read More]
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]
Oslo is one of those rare European cities where nature and metropolis mesh and connect in ways that cruise passengers can enjoy without a great deal of effort. The Norwegian capital’s compact city center puts many attractions within walking distance and others only a short transit away on ferries, trams, bikes or city busses. Read… [Read More]
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]
Celebrating National Day, originally uploaded by Ralph Grizzle. Ah, but to be Norwegian, particularly on Norway’s National Day, which took place yesterday under sunny skies in Oslo. It’s hard to imagine any ceremony that could make a citizen more proud of his or her country. The whole city turned out. At least it seemed that… [Read More]
Shop without having to worry about getting mowed down by passing vehicles on pedestrian shopping streets that are closed to vehicular traffic.
Founded in the year 1000, Oslo always has been a sheltered port. Norway’s capital city lies in the heart of Scandinavia and at the head of the 61-mile long Oslo fjord. Ships takes approximately four hours from the entrance of the fjord to the city center, sailing through cultivated land dominated by green hills and… [Read More]