My wife and I plan to take a cruise up the coast of Norway. Has anyone else taken this cruise and if so do they have any comments or suggestions.
Visiting cruisecritic.com is a good idea. You can see reviews of ships, itineraries and lines. It gives you a really good idea what to expect. As well as ideas about the weather, where the ship docks, food, on board entertainment, etc. My only criticism of cruise critic is the contributors tend towards cruise sponsored excursions. I consider their excursions examples of the types of activities available, then plan another way to do it (bypassing the cruise ship's tours).
Hi Les, My husband and I travelled with the Hurtigruten Line last year and had a great time. There are departures every day from Bergen and as this is not a cruise line as such offers a great deal of flexibility for travellers. Well worth a look
We are going on Celebrity Cruise Lines, 12 day fjord cruise plus Oslo. I do go to Cruise Critic, it is quite informative. Anyone rented a car and drove the Atlantic Highway, thoughts? What about going to The Pulpit?
Les: We went with Celebrity a few years ago and really enjoyed it. Make sure you get up early the morning you enter Geiranger Fjord and see the waterfall on the port side as you go in. It is spectacular with the mist rising around it. We did not go to Oslo, but did enjoy Bergen and the trip from there to Grieg's home was another highlight. I hope you enjoy your trip as much as we did.
Norway was the only place I've ever said taking a cruise would be a good monetary decision. We rented a small motel like place with a kitchen so I could do all the cooking and it was still weirdly expensive (and we hauled in coolers of chicken, vegies, wine etc. from Denmark). We are big fans of Celebrity but have not done the fiords of Norway with them so can't speak to that. The people in Norway were very friendly but you get the feeling (if you live amongst them for a couple weeks) that the government doesn't particularly care if you come, for sure you can't immigrate or even stay very long and please leave. I am Swedish.