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  1. Thanks again, all great tips. If my budget allowed I would choose a small ship., being as it is with a large ship I think if I can research the numbers in port it would makea big difference to the experience and expectations. My other worry about choosing this cruise is the tendering at Lofoten. I have had bad experiences where we waited hours to go ashore and only got 1/2 day.
  2. I had a look, very good to have that insight! I am wondering eg Flam, I notice the ship (3000pax) I was considering there is another ship in on the same day. Is the port and activities big enough to absorb all those passengers? (I really love the itinerary I picked but am concerned about the huge numbers on board and also in addition to another ship when in port). I was thinking maybe to try and get on alternative cruise/dates if that is the case as I have been to smallish townships on big cruises before and it was a struggle/unenjoyable when there was more than 1 in port.
  3. I am looking at some different itineraries still debating Fjords in depth, or up to the North Cape. I was looking at Princess or HAL and am concerned that they might drop Flam and Geiranger after I book and perhaps not replace them. There is a lot of info from the article about regulations, but I was wondering if anyone has a link for port info I can check the dates to make sure each boat is still scheduled there?
  4. Thanks, an itinery i saw made out there is spectacular scenery whilst heading to North Cape but maybe not so much too far away
  5. Hi, Have considered Hurtigruten versus big ship pros and cons for Norway. It seems Oceania has smaller ships ad so would they hug the coast more for scenery rather than head out to sea like the big ships?
  6. Just to prepare you it was a nightmare. Was a very hot day we had to wait for hours in hot marquee at White Bat until processed into buses that took us down the road and loaded onto big ferries. It took many hours and then we sat in the harbour even longer until 11pm so didn't even get the sail away feeling The cruise itself was wonderful
  7. Thanks Joe, I have pasted it over there. In the meantime, has any of our UK friends used the online company holiday direction? They replied all good to book with them but we need to put their address on the booking. Cheers
  8. We are wanting to do a cruise to Norway from Southampton. Prices for us here Princess Australia approx eg Balcony $4200 AUD pp, promotion with $160 usd obc(say $80 each) and ezair $600aud per cabin air credit so $300 each (has to be who they choose). I am thinking it better to book a UK website I found it is equivalent of $3200 pp. Thats $2000 cheaper for both so even accounting for the obc air credit. Is there any Aussies out there who have booked with a Uk company? Thanks muchly.
  9. We are wanting to do a cruise to Norway from Southampton. Prices for us here Princess Australia approx eg Balcony $4200 AUD pp, promotion with $160 usd obc(say $80 each) and ezair $600aud per cabin air credit so $300 each (has to be who they choose). I am thinking it better to book a UK website I found it is equivalent of $3200 pp. Thats $2000 cheaper for both so even accounting for the obc air credit. Is there any Aussies out there who have booked with a Uk company? Thanks muchly.
  10. Thanks Grandma! I will look at the Blue Puffin.I am really excited about the Lofoten Islands too! Does that tour you mention there take in a lot of scenery too, rather than a boat trip?
  11. Ok everyone thanks for the excellent forum! Just about to decide on this cruise, but a tad worried it doesnt go to Geiranger. Please review and say if you think we should find alternate one. Sat 13 Jun 2020 Southampton, United Kingdom Embark 4:00 PM 2 Sun 14 Jun 2020 At Sea 3 Mon 15 Jun 2020 Stavanger, Norway 8:00 AM 4:00 PM 4 Tue 16 Jun 2020 Flam, Norway 7:00 AM 5:00 PM 5 Wed 17 Jun 2020 Olden, Norway 9:00 AM 5:00 PM 6 Thu 18 Jun 2020 Trondheim, Norway 9:00 AM 5:00 PM 7 Fri 19 Jun 2020 At Sea 8 Sat 20 Jun 2020 Honningsvag, Norway 8:00 AM 8:00 PM 9 Sun 21 Jun 2020 Tromsoe, Norway 9:00 AM 5:00 PM 10 Mon 22 Jun 2020 Lofoten Islands, Norway 9:00 AM 6:00 PM 11 Tue 23 Jun 2020 At Sea 12 Wed 24 Jun 2020 Andalsnes, Norway 8:00 AM 5:00 PM 13 Thu 25 Jun 2020 Bergen, Norway 7:00 AM 2:00 PM 14 Fri 26 Jun 2020 At Sea 15 Sat 27 Jun 2020 Southampton, United Kingdom
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