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Nittynatty's Port Reviews of Bergen, Flam, Oslo
Celebrity Constellation cruise in June 2013
Member Name: Nittynatty
Cruise Date: June 2013
Embarkation: Amsterdam
Destination: Baltic & Northern Europe
Member Review: Nittynatty's Celebrity Constellation Review
Port Rating: 4.0 out of 5+

A Pretty town in Norway. We took the free shuttle bus to the city centre and managed to take the city hop on and hop off from there. We stopped at the Fish market for a few photographs and sovenirs before taking the Floibanen up to the gorgeous Bergen city view point. There are some gorgeous views of the whole city from up there. After which we took the whole hop on hop off around the town and got off to spend the remaining hours at the Fish market. Towards the end of the day we did realise that taking a hop on hop off is useless in this tiny town. Alot can be accomplished on foot alone. The hop on hop off buses do have free wifi which is an additional boon.

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Port Rating: 5.0 out of 5+

The highlight of Flam is the scenic train journey up to Myrdal and back. Its a 2 hour journey up and down. The train stops at the gushing Kjofossen falls for 10 mins both ways where we can scramble to take pictures. On our way back there was surreal music coming from the waterfalls complete with a Norwegian girl dancing on the steep hill sides. What an ambience that was! Unbelievable!
We were glad that we had booked our group for the Flam railway by making a wonderful group on Cruise Critic. Amazing people and so happy everyone turned up on time at the Flam railway station office. Must prebook tickets or take a shore excursion though the cruise as the train tends to fill up fast.
Rest of the day after the scenic train journey, was spent on wandering around the pretty Flam village with its huge souvenir shops. The port too has free wifi :)

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Port Rating: 5.0 out of 5+

Finally, the capital city of Norway. What a beautiful city and the cruise docked right in the heart of the Oslo. It was a mere 8 minute walk to the City hall and City centre. We took the hop on hop off straight to Vigiland park. It was a beautiful sunny morning and the statues in that park are exquisite. We spent 1/2 hour walking around the park, which was crowded even as early as 11 in the morning. The line for the return hop on hop off becomes huge as a lot of people get off and on at this spot. After this we visited the Viking ship museum. This is a nice tiny museum. Nothing like the Vasa museum at Stockholm but a nice relic of the days gone by. We returned to visit the City Hall by the Hop on Hop off. Its the place where each December the Nobel Peace prize is presented. Its a beautiful hall with a gorgeous seafront view. The bathrooms below are huge. Catering to the grand receptions this place must be holding. The Nobel Peace Centre is the grand yellow building standing next to the City Hall. It has a lovely permanent exhibition of the past Nobel Laurets. Worth exploring but again similar to the one we visited in Stockholm.
Oslo is a lively city. The Royal Palace and the Parliment are lovely as is the city centre with all the shopping. We walked back to the ship after loitering around the centre for a few hours. Would have loved to have more time at this port. Maybe an overnight would be have been ideal!

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