Sapphire Princess Cruise Review by CT-Edin
- Sail Date: July 2019
- Destination: Baltic Sea
- Cabin Type: Balcony
Some tips for excursions if you are thinking of this itinerary:
Bergen - we've been before so skipped the trip up the mountain and just walked around town. Visited the Ice Bar which was fun (and cold but you get parkas and gloves to wear).
Flam: we booked the Flamsbana railway in advance online but if there is more than 1 ship in, most of the slots will be booked already by tours. Lovely views, sit on the right hand side of the train if you can.
Gerainger - we walked up to the Fjord Centre along the waterfall, you can then follow the path further uphill to Flydalsjuvet for great views down the fjord.
Alesund - nice walk around the town, and then follow the path to the park and steps up the hill for great views from Byrampen viewpoint. There are further trails around the hill.
Akeyuri - we did a tour with FAB travel to Myvatn, Godafoss, and stop at Myvatn Nature Baths - great outdoor pool, smaller and better than the Blue Lagoon.
Isafjordur - walk around the small town, not much there. Visited the Culture House and had a nice coffee and great cakes at one of the small bakeries.
You'd be better booking a tour to see more of the Westfjords area.
Grundafjordur - we booked a small group private tour with another group of passengers who we got in touch with via Cruisecritic forum. Booked with Wild Westfjords, tour of Snaefellsnes Peninsula, well worth it and bit cheaper than Princess.
Reykjavik - we did a small group tour with Saga Travel, booked online in advance, for the Golden Circle. Great tour. Dropped off in Reykjavik after, had a walk round town then back to the ship, about 35 mins walk along the waterfront. There is a shuttle but charged 10 euros pp one way. The walk is easy and nice weather so we walked instead.
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