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Boudicca Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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Greenland: Fjords and Aurorae!

Boudicca Cruise Review by SpeakerToAnimals

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Aug 2016
  • Destination: the Arctic
  • Cabin Type: Marquee Suite

After seeing the fjords of Norway on a previous cruise, we wanted to go further afield and see the fjords of Greenland too! We had a suite on Deck 9.

Departure from Liverpool a bit odd -- the building is temporary and I think they are building a proper one soon. A bit delayed, but Fred not to blame for the triathalon and road closures. Gorgeous weather as we left. We would have really appreciated it if they had opened the pool and jacuzzis given that it was glorious weather, and seemed a shame not to watch Liverpool receding from the jacuzzi. Weather stayed glorious the whole trip. The Faroes was interesting, with lovely scenery as we left and a well-planned route so we could appreciate it. We had a nice coach trip, saw some typical villages, beaches, a wide selection of scenery from sounds and fjords to the tops of hills and wonderful panoramas. Reykjavik, Iceland we went on another coach trip, got to see lava fields and boiling mud, plus a viking museum.

Very good coach tours at both ports, a nice wide range of scenery and good guides. There is a limit to how much you can see in just a day or an afternoon, but I felt they were well thought-out, and the guides were enthusiastic and knowledgeable.

Greenland and Prince Christian Sound were absolutely amazing! The scenery at points was so stunning you felt you couldn't take anymore, and needed to go inside for a little lie down with the curtains closed! Good narration and lectures on the ship. Overall, absolutely stunning, things I will remember for many years. And on top of all that, we had a stunning display of northern lights one night (unusual for summer). We were very, very lucky with the weather, both terrestrial and solar!

Port visits in Greenland were very good too, although facilities very limited since it is Greenland, we got to see real working ports and met some real people!

Cabin was very nice. We went for formal dining and the food was really excellent. But best of all were the staff (waiters, cabin stewardess etc) who did a really marvelous job. A few niggles as regards opening the pools and keeping them open until the scheduled time, and lack of waiting staff near the pools (I don't think they thought so many people would be in the pool whilst we sailed around Greenland!). A fabulous cruise route, amazing scenery and if you are very lucky with the weather...................


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Marquee Suite

Spacious and comfortable.


Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

City Tour

Coach tour of lava fields, bubbling mud pools, and a viking museum.

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Liverpool

Will be nice when they finish the terminal building..............But good location right next to hotels and parking.

City Tour

Amazing scenery, glens and coastal road. Just the tour guide drove me a bit mad and seemed to think she wasn't allowed to STOP talking even when she didn't really have anything to talk about! But lovely scenery.

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Kristiansand

Cruising through the sound -- glaciers, mountains. Absolutely amazing!


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