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Sapphire Princess Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Stunning Landscapes and Views

Review for Sapphire Princess to Norwegian Fjords
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Normonfire
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Jul 2018
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Calm Fjord
Waterfall seen from the front of the ship
Seven sisters waterfall (too dry this year so could only see three)
Bergan from the top of the funicular railway. Well worth doing.
Bergan Waterfront
Descending the funicular railway
Bergan Harbour

We had an ocean view cabin with an obstructed view. This wasn't too much of an issue because the roof of the lifeboat, just outside our stateroom, only came up to the bottom of the window leaving plenty to see. The quality of our stateroom was average (and average these days is pretty good) but there was only one American style plug socket wit a low voltage. Not much use for my wife's hair dryer. The Stateroom service from our steward was excellent as was the service from nearly all of the staff that we encountered. We had fixed dining and opted for a table of eight. The food was excellent as was the variety of dishes on the menu. The entertainment on this trip wasn't anything to write home about. In fact we were a little disappointed with what was on offer some evenings. The journeys up the Fjords proved to be the holiday highlights rather than the ports visited. Two of the four ports visited had very little to offer and could be done in a couple of hours. Bergan was the only really interesting port but our stop here was the shortest of all the ports. As expected we found norway to be very expensive for almost everything so not much shopping or dining ashore was done. I am glad I did this trip and would recommend it to anyone who appreciates dramatic scenery.

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Southampton

Very efficient port for embarkation and disembarkation

Stavanger

Not very much to see or do. Two or three hours would do it.

Olden

Small town. Nice but other than a challenging hike nothing much to do.

Geiranger

Very small town had a walk by the river but that was about it.

Bergen

We had a very nice sunny day in Bergen. Nice waterfront with a fish market and the funicular railway is a must

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