Discovery Cruise Review by Rericha: First time cruise
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First time cruise
Destination: Baltic Sea
Embarked in the port of Hull, not listed in your choice of ports, UK City of Culture 2017, it does exist. Smooth embarkation was provided, good directions to port, great help to park, get on a bus to the ship. All luggage brought to cabin. Disembarkation very good, no hiccups, smoothly run. Compared to our journeys with P&O Ferries from Hull to Rotterdam it was a heaven.
Allocated disabled cabin by ship staff, even though not by booking agents. The cabin was excellent with a good wet room, where one could almost lie down in the shower. The cabin steward was even better, really helpful, funny and friendly. The ship accommodates about 680 passengers, which is a good number, without feeling too overcrowded. All entertainment was on one floor and generally very good. A group of young entertainers from mainly Ukraine were very good at different types of music shows. Plenty of other activities on offer.
The food was first class, one could not eat all on offer during More the evening meal, but there was absolutely nothing one could complain about. The quality of food was excellent, the staff were very efficient, polite with good sense of humour.
The shore excursions were very good on the whole, although a little pricey, but we were in Norway, one of the most expensive countries in Europe. Less
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Cabin review: Bali Deck4140
Disabled cabin with excellent wet room, shower seat one could also lie on, easy adjustments, just really good. The staff were excellent, helpful, funny and caring.
Port and Shore Excursions
The port is very near the city centre, its easy to get there on foot. Went up the funicular to Mount Floibanen on the funicular first thing in the morning, 11ish. There were no queues, easy ride up, had a great time at the top, wondering about the rural tracks and seeing Bergen from the top. On the way down, about couple of hours later, we could see long queues, waiting to go up. Go in the morning! Lots to see without a tour.
Great train journey, little disappointed that the excursion did not go all the way to the end of the line to Myrdal. The journey ended one stop before for a coffee break, which was bit boring and one member of the group sustained a major fall and face bruising on trying to enter the Café place, where there was a metre of snow. I did enjoy the snow, but no everyone else did. This was middle of April.
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