we chose this cruise to the north of Norway to get the best chance to view the northern lights, and we were not disappointed. the night we had at the football field away from any lights was great. we say that the lights were grey until we used the 99 cent delay app on our iphones that brought out spectacular green. and the movement like a harp. super..
the ship being abt 1800 passengers was just the right size. only 2 times the motion of the big waves kept us from walking around. also, there seemed to be more places on this ship to just sit and view of chat. good choices.
the ship was 98% brits. few Australians. abt 10 Americans(I was one of them). it was fun; kind of stood out in the4 many trivia contests we went too. what a friendly group of people.
all service was top notch; from the cabin to all the waiters.
the scenery was always beautiful and worth the trip.
another bonus of this trip was seeing the conclusion of the 1200km dogsled race when in Alta. with a crowd of hundreds, lots of music and singing(in Norwegian), and seeing the first 2 come in was really neat.
if there is any con to this cruise it would be too many sea days after a while. always things to do, but just a feeling. and not too much wildlife seen(but we should not have been surprised).
would we recommend? If you haven't seen the northern lights, a definite yes.
a261 is on deck 11. only 1 flight up toe buffet. short distance down corrider to free washers/dryers(bring your our soap pods). good size. had to purchse bathrobe if wanted.