Vesteralen Review

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Review for Norwegian Fjords Cruise on Vesteralen
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Mar 2018

A trip primarily to see the Northern Lights but thwarted by weather. Had some rock and rolling due to strong seas,[take seasick pills if you do go]

No entertainment on board. Three sittings for dinner and if the last (as we were) experienced 2 delayed sitting out of 4. Best evening meal was the buffet dinner on arrival.

In winter, Norway is very monochrome - the island etc are rock covered with snow. Long periods of boredom while sailing. Ports were virtually identical. We did not do any excursions as so very expensive and we were dubious whether they would be value for money. For example, the North Cape is a good place to see either the midnight sun or the Northern Lights, but the excursion was a daytime one. We took a travel kettle and snacks and beverages and that saved us a small fortune. When we did have coffee, our bill for 4 cups was £14.

Cabin Review

Cabin Inside

The ship is a ferry and while the (inside) cabin would be OK for an overnight journey, it is too cramped and basic for four days. Bunk beds - not easy for use oldies.

There is a powerpoint and I take a multiplug extension so I only need one adaptor and can charge two phones and use the kettle simultaneously.

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