FRED. OLSEN CRUISES BLACK WATCH - 14 Nights, Norway & The Arctic
Ålesund, Trondheim, Tromsø (overnight), Alta (overnight), Kristiansund
I am on a mission. After sailing on over 50 ships, 150+ cruises and crossings, I'm looking for the uncommon out-of-the-ordinary experience with respect to the ship I sail on and where it goes. Price is relative and a key factor. I love small ship cruising. The reasons and justifications are obvious. A level of personal service and attention one garners; quality of the product including food, entertainment and on-board amenities far exceed those on today's giga-ships with 3,500+ other passengers.
These staterooms were larger than expected and featured seemingly brand-new bathrooms with possibly the largest shower at sea I've experienced and upscale soft goods. You'd never expect this from a 48-year-old ship. Since the ships was built for long cruises, there is plenty of storage space - three large closets, six dresser drawers, mini-safe and tea set up. The soft goods are soothing and fluffy while the space has a nice ambiance and classic appeal with two portholes.
GOT THE NORTHERN LIGHTS !!! Great trip on coach for fifteen minutes to a (frozen) lakeside camp with fires, tents and hot refreshments...where we finally caught the North lights!