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paul reynolds's Port Reviews of Reykjavik, Flam, Bergen
Celebrity Eclipse cruise in August 2012
Member Name: paul reynolds
Cruise Date: August 2012
Embarkation: Southampton
Destination: Baltic & Northern Europe
Member Review: paul reynolds's Celebrity Eclipse Review
Reykjavik
Blue Lagoon Rating: 3.0 out of 5+
There is a Hop on hop off bus in Reykjavik but this is not mentioned until attending a port lecture. The tour to the Blue Lagoon was good. a shuttle bus was provided but $12 per person and as we were there fore two dyas the second day was charged $12 again. Many passengers were able to take two tours as the ship was overnight in Reykjavik. The ship then went on to Aykrueri to visit the waterfalls and very interesting.The third port was Klaksvik in Faroe Islands. We took a tour round the area and through the tunnels. A beautiful day and this island isa deligthfully unspoilt. The next call was at Geiranger Fjord and a breathtaking trip up the Fjord with waterfalls and beautiful scenery. Various trips were available and we decided to take a trip through the mountains to see the views of the Fjord from various points. The next port was Olden - very unspoiled but small but a walk to the village about half a mile was well worth it.


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Flam
Port Rating: 3.0 out of 5+
The Flam railway is the main attraction but unfortunately the tour was fully booked before the ship sailed from Southampton. There are tickets available each day as the booking office is only 200 yards from where the ship docked. However there was fierce competition for those tickets and people were running down the quayside as soon as the ship docked to try and get them. It is the first time we have been unable to book a tour following attending the port lecture. However for future passengers it should be noted that tickets can be bought on line but tickets cannot be printed on line and need to be delivered. It is therefore worthwhile booking before departure (about two weeks ahead as the tickets are sent by courier) The problem however with a crowded train fully booked is that passengers tend to crowd around the windows to take photographs. Those who are fit enought might consider buying a one way ticket and hiring a bicycle for the 9km return journey (downhill all they way)
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Bergen
Port Rating: Not Rated
Bergen was the last port and for only 6 hours and a free shuttle bus provided into the town from the port. Some people booked walking tours round the town and there was a Greig concert for music lovers. The funicular railway to the viewing plateau over the town is well worth doing.

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