We boarded Boudicca at the beginning of August in Dover for her Fjords of Greenland cruise. We had booked a superior outside cabin but were upgraded to a junior suite some weeks before departure. This cabin, 5009, was at the front of the ship and was large, warm and very comfortable. The only noise to be heard was as the ship dropped anchor or used its bow thrusters. We were due to go north to Reykjavik up the west coast of Ireland but because of a severe storm in the Atlantic Captain Degerlund opted to sail the calmer waters of the North Sea. The overnight stay in Reykjavik was pleasant and having been before we chose to wander from the shuttle bus into town to visit the sights on both days.
The ship sailed onto Greenland passing through the magnificent Prins Christiansund and Terssukatok to the first of three tiny ports, Qaqortoq. Here we tendered in to a small town for a wander. The following day we docked in Narsarsuag and took an excursion across the stunning bay to visit Erik the Red’s Viking ruins. Our final stop was Nanortalik, another tender port where the hospitable locals had laid on a choir in the impressive church, a kayak display and access to museum housed across many buildings. All the time icebergs floated by and the ship paused at massive glaciers en route.
After returning through Prins Christiansund the final port of call was Kirwall in the Orkneys. Here we took an excursion with splendid guide, Kathleen, to Skara Brae, Skaill House and the Ring of Brodgar passing the impressive expanse of Scapa Flow on the way. Unfortunately we had no time to explore Kirwall itself as the ship was scheduled to arrive late and depart early.
Large and comfortable with a picture window that was not always that clean. Effective air conditioning meant that we could warm the cabin up or have it cool for sleeping. The refurb has provided new soft close and locking draws and wardrobes though there are insufficient draws. Large roomy bathroom. Very comfortable bed and good interactive large screen TV
Interesting city, we visited Hallgrimskirkja church taking the lift to the top for stunning views and also visited the National Museum of Iceland. The second morning we went to the strange Culture House.
Took an excursion with the excellent guide Kathleen to Skara Brae, Skaill House, the Ring of Brodgar via Scapa Flow.
We enjoyed quizzes and carpet bowls.The lecture program was good though the Port Talks were very long winded. Food was mostly very good but it is a bit of a pain having to eat breakfast and lunch in the MDR's because the casual dining area (Secret Garden) is so cramped.