We had always wanted to see Greenland. We discovered it gets its name from the colour the passengers become when navigating Cape Farewell! Our first experience of 10 metre seas. Aurora coped admirably. Qaqortog port was to be our first port in Greenland but 12 miles of ice-fields prevented entry so off we went to Nuuk (the Capital) passing icebergs bigger than the ship! Who says cruising is unadventurous.
The old parts of Nuuk were worth seeing. The highlight however was whale-watching from both the ship and on land. Humpback whales were everywhere.
The other parts of the itinerary were great Cobh in Eire is a great place to experience Irish hospitality (Murphy's here) and Dublin for the sights and the Guinness. Iceland and Norway are spectacular for scenery - from geysers to mountains.
We are itinerary driven when choosing which cruise to go on. If an excellent ship is your priority we would recommend Aurora. This cruise of 18 nights had 7 sea days. The entertainment team were superb and ensured a wide variety of things to do. This included a number of innovative entertaining games, quizzes and shows put on by the team themselves. The quality of their singing was on a par (some say exceeded) with some of the professional entertainers on board.
Our cruising experience has been with a 8 different lines. We have never experienced a bad or even disappointing cruise. However some cruises have been fantastic and some ships stand out as that bit above the rest. In our opinion Aurora is one. From top down we would say it comes across as a happy ship.