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Janis Ward's Port Reviews of Brugge (Bruges), Amsterdam, Aarhus, Oslo
Arcadia cruise in December 2009
Member Name: Janis Ward
Cruise Date: December 2009
Embarkation: Southampton
Destination: Baltic & Northern Europe
Member Review: Janis Ward's Arcadia Review
Brugge (Bruges)
Port Rating: 5+ out of 5+
Didn't go ashore here, been on previous cruise. Brugge is a lovel medieval town about 20 mins outside the port. Well worth a visit, would even go again in the summer for a stay holiday.



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Amsterdam
Port Rating: 5+ out of 5+
Some Christmas markets and some street decorations. A lot of walking to get to places. Streets can be confusing - use the Tourist Information Centre maps to get around, the ships maps were poor black and white photocopies. Don't go to the Antiques Market (billed as the biggest in Holland) it has only hippy/ethnic stuff. Great coffee. Interesting canal system and wonky houses. Good photo oportunities. Worth visiting at least once.


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Aarhus
Port Rating: 5+ out of 5+
A bit like Amsterdam, canals and architecture. Small town - walked ashore, it did have an interesting Old Town about 1 km - a good walk if you have the time. Expensive to shop



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Oslo
Port Rating: 5+ out of 5+
Very expensive, walked into town - a long walk but a safe one, everybody was friendly. Very cold and snowing.



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