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Vesteralen Review

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Disappointing

Review for Vesteralen to Norwegian Fjords
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keithlawson
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Mar 2018
Cabin:
Sailing and docking schedule. Shows day and night arrivals at ports
Inside cabin.Differs from photo on website. The glare is flash reflection o
First course. Marinated salmon with peapod. Three sittings - the last at 20
Vesteralen Lounge at rear of ship on Deck D. Bar open in evenings. Come her
Leaving for excursions to Russian Border or Snow Hotel. This is an industri
Panorama Lounge.Popular in daytime. Windows needed a clean. Bar rarely open
Trollfyord Lounge at front of ship on Deck E. Never used this lounge, just
All ports look the same. Very monochrome and quiet.
Scenery spectacular but unchanging day by day. Everywhere that was not a po

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.

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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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