This was our 18th cruise on Princess. It was made even better by an upgrade to a balcony cabin 1 week before the cruise started.
We spent 2 days in London before the cruise started and took Princess bus to Southampton. The weather was cool as expected but we had many sunny days especially when we went to North Cape and cruised the Geiranger Fjord. Grand Princess has a solarium pool were we spend few of the sea days relaxing and reading when it was too cold to sit on our balcony. Just like on an Alaska cruise , there were wool blankets on deck for passengers use.
Most of the passengers (1800) were from UK and only 280 were from US. Over 90% were over the age of 60. Very few children inboards.
In Longyearbyen we spent the morning walking to town, taking pictures and looking into the shops. It was a partly cloudy but windy day.In the afternoon we took the ship's tour to a Husky dog yard outside of town. We spend about 45 minutes with the dogs. There was a camp fire and they offered us coffee and cake. On the way back we stoped at several spots to take pictures.
Overall it was a great day.
It was a lovely sunny and warm day. We spent 1/2 day in Bergen just walking around and taking pictures. We have been here before on a land tour and saw all the sites already.