Hoping To See the Northern Lights.: Midnatsol Cruise Review by Jane Davage
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Hoping To See the Northern Lights.
Destination: Baltic Sea
Safety : On at least 12 occasions we had to walk on treacherous surfaces - often carrying and wheeling luggage. Walking up to the midnight concert at Tromso was on snow and ice up a steep path. Some of the party were on sticks.
Security: Very little - a suitcase was taken from a passemger and rifled. It would have been very easy to get on and off our ship.
Lifeboat drill :A good talk- how sensible to have lifejackets at muster stations rather than in cabins.
Radisson Blu Hotel Tromso : excellent - put the Midnatsol in the shade!
Flights: We spent an extra three and a half hours getting to Tromso because of snow on the runway....... On the return we waited More for over an hour to start checking in due to malfunctioning computers and lack of staff - appalling.
Trips We got stuck in a coach behind one that had gone off the road and never made it to the North Cape. The cable car ride to the mountain restaurant for a meal cost Â£75 pp and didn't include a glass of wine with the uninspiring food and watery coffee. Less
Cabin review: 402
Midnatsol cabin 402 Spacious with nice shower room.But I hated the portholes and resented the fact that we had paid the same amount of money as people on higher decks who had proper windows. It was really dangerous to close the portholes needing two people one of whom had to climb onto a ledge. So we had to choose whether to sail unable to close the curtains or always to be in the dark.
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