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Sail Date: September 2010
As a trade-off to a shorter port call, we enjoyed the pretty daytime approach up the fjord to the city. The free shuttle dropped us off in the center of town by a pretty park with a fountain, sculptures, manicured lawns, and flowers. We ... Read More
As a trade-off to a shorter port call, we enjoyed the pretty daytime approach up the fjord to the city. The free shuttle dropped us off in the center of town by a pretty park with a fountain, sculptures, manicured lawns, and flowers. We walked to the BergensExpressen, a faux choo-choo that took us around the city for about 45 min. and up into the hills to a vantage point overlooking the harbor -- a bargain for $20 (they accept $, euros, and GBP, so no need to change money). It was fun to browse at the market afterwards with the fresh fish, flowers, troll dolls, sweaters & knit caps. Read Less
Sail Date: September 2010
We had rain when we were in Bergen, but a great port none the less. We did a city tour and the train car up floieng to the view point. It was a great tour. After the tour had ended we walked from the ship back to Bryygen which I would ... Read More
We had rain when we were in Bergen, but a great port none the less. We did a city tour and the train car up floieng to the view point. It was a great tour. After the tour had ended we walked from the ship back to Bryygen which I would recommend. Spent some time in the shops. Read Less
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Sail Date: March 2011
Started the trip from here. Lovely old wooden buildings and some good shops. Beware cost of food and drink - not just here but anywhere in Norway. Next stop was Alesund. Wonderful Art Nouveau buildings and pretty port area - but it was ... Read More
Started the trip from here. Lovely old wooden buildings and some good shops. Beware cost of food and drink - not just here but anywhere in Norway. Next stop was Alesund. Wonderful Art Nouveau buildings and pretty port area - but it was pouring with freezing rain so not looking at its best for us. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2011
We were taken from the docks to the city centre by a courtesy coach. Bergen is a city that is easily explored independently so we went to the Tourist Information Centre first to collect leaflets and to purchase tickets for the funicular ... Read More
We were taken from the docks to the city centre by a courtesy coach. Bergen is a city that is easily explored independently so we went to the Tourist Information Centre first to collect leaflets and to purchase tickets for the funicular train up Mount Floyen. This is a "must do" while in Bergen, the views are spectacular and we were lucky it was a sunny (and dry!)morning. Afterwards we explored the old buildings of Bryggen, the Hanseatic wharf - a maze of narrow alleyways between the tall multicoloured buildings. The onwards to the fish market with its many stalls of salmon, king crab, large prawns and even whale meat which some of our Japanese companions were enjoying. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2011
Magnificent town, we took the funicular tour. The view from the top of the mountain takes your breath away. We had a meal in Nero restaurant and again I was served with gluten free bread. Prices are very expensive but then I had googled ... Read More
Magnificent town, we took the funicular tour. The view from the top of the mountain takes your breath away. We had a meal in Nero restaurant and again I was served with gluten free bread. Prices are very expensive but then I had googled Norway and was aware of the high prices. Loads of historical sights and the Bryggen was just wonderful. Also went on an excursion to Eidfjord but that is not on the dropdown menu. We went to the nature reserve the film was just out of this world, had not been looking forward to it as they are usually so boring with someone droning on. This was so different, it was as though we were in a helicopter flying over Norway, the effect was fantastic. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2011
I love Bergen! Take the funicular to the panorama for a breath taking view (best 70nok you will spend). Also go behind the wooden buildings where you will find the old viking village Brygen!
I love Bergen! Take the funicular to the panorama for a breath taking view (best 70nok you will spend). Also go behind the wooden buildings where you will find the old viking village Brygen! Read Less
Sail Date: May 2011
Ship docks very close to the city centre, only really about 5 minutes walking to the Fish Market and other shops, and about 15 minutes from the Funicular. For those not on organised tours there was a City sightseeing Bus waiting on the ... Read More
Ship docks very close to the city centre, only really about 5 minutes walking to the Fish Market and other shops, and about 15 minutes from the Funicular. For those not on organised tours there was a City sightseeing Bus waiting on the dockside, these hop-on hop-off buses run frequently throughout the day, and call at the port. The main city sights are all accessible on foot, although the Funicular is an uphill walk. Trips depart up to a viewing point about every 15 minutes in Spring and Summer. At the top there are wonderful views of the City and the surrounding area, well worth a trip. Fare is apx. £9 return, so much cheaper than the organised excursions. Read Less
Sail Date: May 2011
Very nice, with a nice rail up the top to a fantastic view over Bergen. Get the train up and walk down, you will go through some nice housing. Nice harbour and nice alleyways with shops in them.
Very nice, with a nice rail up the top to a fantastic view over Bergen. Get the train up and walk down, you will go through some nice housing. Nice harbour and nice alleyways with shops in them. Read Less
Sail Date: May 2011
Again book trips yourself to save quite a large chunck of money. Don't go anywhere near the blue double deckers however because although they advertise a hop on/hop off tour it is neither a tour or hop on hop off. We found this out ... Read More
Again book trips yourself to save quite a large chunck of money. Don't go anywhere near the blue double deckers however because although they advertise a hop on/hop off tour it is neither a tour or hop on hop off. We found this out but did succeed in getting a full refund. The small train type tour is good and takes you higher into the surrounding hills than standard mini buses. Read Less
Sail Date: May 2011
Bergen is 5 mins walk from the ship it is a pleasant location. Taxis can be taken from the ship to the main town centre.
Bergen is 5 mins walk from the ship it is a pleasant location. Taxis can be taken from the ship to the main town centre. Read Less
Sail Date: May 2011
Arrived there on Thursday apparently the town is mostly SHUT!!!! on this day - well done Princess for not informing any passengers of this rather important fact, also most of the main road through town is being dug up!!!!!!
Arrived there on Thursday apparently the town is mostly SHUT!!!! on this day - well done Princess for not informing any passengers of this rather important fact, also most of the main road through town is being dug up!!!!!! Read Less
Sail Date: June 2011
The Ship was berthed at the container area of the Port, but a free shuttle Bus was provided. It dropped off in the City Centre by the Park, and we walked for 10 minutes to reach the Funicular Station. Mid afternoon there were no queues, ... Read More
The Ship was berthed at the container area of the Port, but a free shuttle Bus was provided. It dropped off in the City Centre by the Park, and we walked for 10 minutes to reach the Funicular Station. Mid afternoon there were no queues, and we boarded the first car to arrive. The ride up Mount Floyen is thrilling, and the Birds' Eye view from the top is superb. Skies were threatening, but it remained dry: pretty good for Bergen! Read Less
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Sail Date: June 2011
Bergen itself was very interesting and there is plenty to see but the cruise terminal is quite a walk from the town and whilst it wasn't a problem for us, we did think there were people on board for whom it would be a problem. Like ... Read More
Bergen itself was very interesting and there is plenty to see but the cruise terminal is quite a walk from the town and whilst it wasn't a problem for us, we did think there were people on board for whom it would be a problem. Like most of Norway, it is an expensive place to buy things. There were organised trips but we just wandered around ourselves. With more looking at tourist sites about Bergen we have found a better map and information which we will put into practice on our next visit. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2011
train journey in flam cheaper in port 700 Norwegian money worked out about £42 @. Bergen was able to walk. Oslo walked stavanger did city tour bus all cheaper
train journey in flam cheaper in port 700 Norwegian money worked out about £42 @. Bergen was able to walk. Oslo walked stavanger did city tour bus all cheaper Read Less
Sail Date: June 2011
We forsook the ship's organised tours and teamed up with another couple and went independently. It was an easy walk from the dock to the Bryggen Museum where we joined a walking tour(cost about £11 each). Well worth the money. We ... Read More
We forsook the ship's organised tours and teamed up with another couple and went independently. It was an easy walk from the dock to the Bryggen Museum where we joined a walking tour(cost about £11 each). Well worth the money. We learnt about Bergen's history and were taken round the Hanseatic League quarter, etc. We strolled through the fish market (smoked whale anyone?)and admired the flowers in the park. Bergen has a reputation for holding the record for the longest period of continuous rain, but as everywhere on this cruise, the sun smiled on us. We were sorry that we we did not have more time to see more of Bergen. For instance, the Funicular Railway, the Botanic Gardens and the other museums. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2011
Very small pretty Port that you can easily get around without an excursion. The Hanseatic League wooden fish smoking houses are gorgeous and the fernicular railway to the top is worth it to view the Port.The buzz here was electric as Bruce ... Read More
Very small pretty Port that you can easily get around without an excursion. The Hanseatic League wooden fish smoking houses are gorgeous and the fernicular railway to the top is worth it to view the Port.The buzz here was electric as Bruce Springsteen was in town!A short taxi ride or longer walk to the Museum of houses is worth it to view how the town once was. Read Less
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Sail Date: June 2011
Great city to walk in. Very expensive. A Big Mac Meal was $19.00 US!
Great city to walk in. Very expensive. A Big Mac Meal was $19.00 US! Read Less
Sail Date: June 2011
You really need at least two days here to explore and appreciate this city.
You really need at least two days here to explore and appreciate this city. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2011
You have to remember Bergen receives a lot of rainfall which might deter many visitors. But Bergen is a very hospitable and friendly stress-free Norwegian city that is compact enough to easily walk around. The dock is within walking ... Read More
You have to remember Bergen receives a lot of rainfall which might deter many visitors. But Bergen is a very hospitable and friendly stress-free Norwegian city that is compact enough to easily walk around. The dock is within walking distance to the the charming old town, fish market and funicular railway to the pleasing viewpoint and nature walks if the weather is not too inclement. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2011
Fabulous port we had visited before but this time we were limited by our time in port we elected a visit to the Stave church (interesting in the middle of a wood but a stout 400 yard walk) to find a structure that was photogenic but locked ... Read More
Fabulous port we had visited before but this time we were limited by our time in port we elected a visit to the Stave church (interesting in the middle of a wood but a stout 400 yard walk) to find a structure that was photogenic but locked and the caretaker did not turn up to let us in out of the rain!! embarrassing our tour guides. Although it is said to be one of only 26 stave churches in Norway this is a bit of a fib, the original church was demolished and moved to this "private site" all well and good but the actual structure is an authentic reconstruction! as the original church was burnt down by extremists in the 1990's. The Edward Grieg house and museum were again worth visiting but this time the coaches were only permitted to go within 700 yards of the house and museum - fairly strenuous walking for anyone with disability. The house is interesting and with original furniture - it is tiny with three main rooms to visit all on the ground floor but accessed up steps. The second part of the tour is a recital in a theatre constructed in the grounds with a glass window giving fabulous views of the Fjord beyond - the pianist was of concert class and played the grand piano to perfection a highlight f the trip. The other two really interesting parts are the wooden lodge furnished as at the time of Grieg where he composed and the wall plaque marking the burial spot of hi and his wife's ashes in the cliff face both are in fabulous palaces with amazing views over the Fjord but to get to them needed fitness and an ability to descend steep and uneven steps. The museum was modern and small and the cafe gift shop good but expensive - as is everything in Norway. (I would recommend for a person with limited mobility sharing a taxi, the place is not far out of Bergen and taxi's can get straight to the door. The city tour around Bergen was excellent but just a taster for what one felt one wanted to see more of in the compact centre such as the historic brightly coloured Hanseatic League houses no museum of that life and shops, the fish market and the funicular railway to the mountain top offering exquisite views of the city and fjord are all close together but on this trip time was our enemy. Always try to go for a cruise offering a full day in Bergen. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2011
Unfortunately not there long and moored in container port, trip out very nice for panoramic view. Not able to walk into shops/town from this dock
Unfortunately not there long and moored in container port, trip out very nice for panoramic view. Not able to walk into shops/town from this dock Read Less
Sail Date: June 2011
Alesund - nice port, very small Olden - very, very small very - but rained all day. But still went for walk. 60 mile fjord, spectacular views where there was no mist. Bergen - hates wheelchair users. Thwarts all attempts to wander around ... Read More
Alesund - nice port, very small Olden - very, very small very - but rained all day. But still went for walk. 60 mile fjord, spectacular views where there was no mist. Bergen - hates wheelchair users. Thwarts all attempts to wander around town. Oslo - A bit more wheelchair friendly but has large park areas with cobbled stones - mind you good for circulation for those in wheelchairs. Read Less

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