Norwegin Fyords June 2012: Queen Elizabeth Cruise Review by Devon Dumplings

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Norwegin Fyords June 2012

Sail Date: June 2012
Destination: Baltic Sea
Embarkation: Southampton
Queen Elizabeth ship is all that i expected and more,

Our luggage was taken from us as we arrived at terminal by CPS parking, our motor home keys were taken from us as we arrived at port, authority had to park our van because of health safety reasons.HMMMM!!!!

Embarkation went smoothly despite alarm sounding where all had to leave building

Using my mobility scooter, Liteway Rascal, i negotiated all obstacles OK going up ramps,into lifts on my own, avoiding ankles and toes of others,

Partner and i found a nice resting place Corinthia Cafe where we had a most welcome coffee and pastry, coffee paid extra, REMEMBER PASSING CARD OVER YOU ARE PAYING, why worry we are on holiday, don't we pay for drinks ashore.

Negotiated lifts ok, now to cabin, you are not allowed to leave scooter outside of cabin for very good reasons, we had balcony cabin on deck 4 near to lifts aft of ship, with a bit of organising asking our steward lady to take away table, moved More bedside table near to window pushed bed over to sofa gave us room to park scooter, it worked well maneuvering scooter a bit tight but we done it.

Our cases arrived, too exhausted to unpack so we left them for following day.
had dinner at Lido cafe,nice selection of food YIPEE gluten free PIZZA choice of topping, afternoon tea lovely cakes gluten free, HMM i have put on weight.

Dinning we choose 1st sitting,which is better for digestion, we found it to be very slow between courses which only gave us time to seat ourselves in theatre
Shows OK room for improvement there, nice way to relax after dinner.

After show there is a choice of many things commodore club gentle music as you watch the lovely views passing by, we preferred listening to CHANGEZ in yacht club lively music to dance to or listen, then DJ music.

On port days we done our own thing,

STRAVENGER a very pretty port cobbled streets
not good for scooter, sadly it was a Sunday ALL SHOPS CAFE CLOSED but nice to look around taking in the beauty of this lovely town.

FLAM where we docked very scenic, left scooter at little village train stop enjoyed a 1hr plus ride through a lovely valley, 150 kroner for 2 people worth money, ship do NOT tell you about this train.

TROMSO shuttle service provided a few places to see turn right when you get off shuttle, Shuttle very good for scooter, wheelchair, drivers very helpful.

NY ALESUND (Spitsbergen) ship tendered on a very nice sunny day, you can see all from ship, but nice to go ashore, always a me first to get off ship by other passengers pushing and shoving unbelievable of some rudeness some disobeyed the rules ashore which Commodore had to sign an agreement not to disturb wild life. we choose not to go ashore just to admire the beauty from deck of ship.

MAGDALENA FYORD the most beautiful place i have been to, the glaciers ice flows
WOW what a site to behold, how the Commodore turned the ship in this fjord just simply amazing, a big THANK YOU for letting us to see this wonderful place.

OLDEN another lovely place ship docked, no problem in getting off ship with scooter, again we left scooter to take a little train ride up this lovely valley
we were able to get off train where there is some nice shops. leisurely walk back to ship The lovely houses in the valley one house had George flag hanging
from their balcony and waving us all a bon voyage how nice that was.TRONDHEIM shuttle bus one special bus for disable passengers, very helpful drivers, a lovely town nice shopping centre good shops,
a beautiful Cathedral doors were opened for me to take scooter in,buy tickets in cafe next to Cathedral.

Bergen,Shuttle bus again very helpful, beautiful city plenty to do and see
HO HO buses in main square you can take scooter or wheelchair 1hr guided ride around city, good value.

Now i am going to put all the stunning pictures on my lap top to remind me of this lovely holiday.

Embarkation simply lovely well organised , even time for a nice breakfast before homeward to DEVON UK


Published 07/18/12

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