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Aurora Review

4.0 / 5.0
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Great itinerary for focusing on fjords

Review for Aurora to Norwegian Fjords
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Miadavgabevi
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Jul 2019
Cabin: Inside Stateroom with Shower

We chose this cruise because it included all the most beautiful fjords and port stops that I had seen recommended on various websites. Stops included Eidfjord, Flåm, Hellesylt, Geiranger, Andalsnes and Olden. Twelve nights obviously gives you a broader experience than just seven. Not for you if you want to go further north in Norway or combine fjords with other countries. I had very high expectations for the scenery, and it definitely did not disappoint — just incredible! The best shore excursion was from Olden, taking a boat ride on a lake called Lovatnet (get seats on open-air upper level to take photos). We handled our time ashore differently depending on the port — sometimes just on our own, sometimes with an excursion offered by P&O, and sometimes with an excursion we booked ourselves. It was our first time on P&O and we liked it a lot. No complaints at all. Nice to have no children on this cruise. Food was excellent, everything was very well-run, inside cabin worked very nicely for us, and we enjoyed several of the entertainers. Almost all the cruise passengers were British, and since we are Americans this added a very interesting and pleasant aspect to our experience.

Cabin Review

Inside Stateroom with Shower

Cabin OC

Well-designed, up-to-date, felt comfortable and spacious, lots of closet space, comfortable bed.

Port Reviews

Eidfjord

Went on GoFjord bus up to Norsk Nature Center museum and to Voringsfossen waterfall, which was spectacular.

Geiranger

We thoroughly enjoyed going up the 300+ steps of the well-built, modern stairway that runs alongside the wonderful waterfall that roars down through the village.

Andalsnes

Excellent excursion booked through P&O. Very scenic bus ride up to Bjorli included stop at the Trollvegen, extremely steep, high and beautiful mountain wall. Train ride back to Andalsnes on the Rauma Railway also had a multitude of beautiful views.

Southampton

We did not see any of Southampton.

Stavanger

We enjoyed walking around Old Town, which was conveniently very close to the ship’s dock. We found the Norwegian Petroleum Museum very interesting.

Flam

We enjoyed the scenery, but train movement makes it hard to take photos. Highlight was dancing mountain and music at gorgeous waterfall.

Olden

We booked an excursion through P&O. It was truly outstanding — the best on the cruise. Our extremely experienced guide was just excellent. We were bused to and from a lake called Lovatnet, with several stops on both the outbound and return journeys, including views of the Kjenndalen Glacier. Boat ride from one end of the lake to the other was just fantastic — what views! At the end of the boat ride we were treated to delicious waffles with yogurt and jam, at picnic tables with views of the glacier and high waterfall.

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