In the Geiranger fjord we were almost alone only on this day, Albatros travel Phoenix met us on the way back. But a day later, we shared in olden in Nordfjord, the place with the other cruise ship passengers. Above the fjord, a highly clear and always crackling leaky foothills of the mighty Briksdal Glacier (Briksdalbre) attracts the visitors. After a half-hour bus ride, you reach the starting point of a leading to the glacier Fusspfads you can handle but also in the horse-drawn carriage. On the small road the rise quickly becomes the procession, if the cruise vessels land their passengers and mingle this hundreds under the quantities on the way upwards. But the March is still worthwhile.
In other ports, this rush of less striking, because it is more distributed. However, you notice also in Oslo, Bergen or Trondheim or when a cruise ship is a. Then it will be a little tight on the Oseberg ship and in the Vigeland Sculpture Park in the capital or in of Fantoft stave church, and in the House of Edward Grieg in Bergen. But such crowding is in high season symptomatic for any tourist attraction, this is not the reason for those passengers who go himself in the most beautiful ports not by Board. The stately cost of shore excursions stop quips Board guests usually not by the shore leave.
We enjoy life on board, this is the appeal of this holiday for us,"a lady from Stuttgart told me as we were before the regular gala evening in the conversation. We were in all ports on your own. It went wonderfully. Only in Flam, we have booked a trip on the famous Flamsbana. Also aboard cruise is offered during a Norway a lot. Daily, you can see the program for the day the small Board newspaper (day program). It begins in the morning at 6:30 with the Early Bird Breakfast and crosses pool games on deck, bridge meeting in the library and cocktail music in the lounge up to the big show in the theatre. There is a fantastic fitness center, and a wonderful Spa. All day programs will be flanked by pausen -, but not empty Consequences of food (I weighed two pounds more at disembarkation), the legendary backbone of all cruises. In fact, there is hardly a way to escape the present range of the ship kitchen between breakfast and midnight buffet. Also the quality of the offered is generally excellent, although on our tour, not all dishes were - admittedly diphasic - culinary expectations of the Italian cuisine. Dinner, if the ship on the high mountains over slips, which exists only in Norway. Our expectations have been surpassed, however, by the service and the comfort of the only a few years old cruise ship, which had been put in service in 2004. And the breathtaking scenery of Norway. In July, the Sun long staying above the horizon. The bodies of the MSC Lirica threw a lot jagged shadows on the nearby cliffs. A pretty ship without Zweifel.