We did Into the Midnight Sun in July 2018. We had a great time and did a number of the included and optional excursions. We didn’t do the Royal Appointment so can’t comment on that one.
Bergen – included tour – bus ride around the city with a few photo ops. Very good.
Geiranger – optional RIB jet boat excursion – first time on a jet boat, very exciting! We also had time to do the included excursion which was a bus ride with a stop for the view/photos. Worth the time but, unfortunately, it was very foggy that day and we couldn’t see much.
Lofoten – optional Sea Fishing – excellent – we caught several fish (pollack) and had a wonderful time!
Tromso – optional Husky Trek Through Arctic Hills – excellent – loved meeting the dogs.
Honningsvåg – optional King Crab Safari – excellent – another ride on a RIB jet boat. The staff pulled the traps on to the boats then we continued to an island where they demonstrated how to prepare the crabs. We enjoyed a wonderful lunch of fresh crab in a tipi tent.
Shetland Islands – optional Walking the Trails of Mousa Island – fair. Basically, a walk around the island. We weren’t able to get close to any of the wildlife.
Orkney Islands – included Highlights of Historic Orkney – excellent. Beautiful scenery. Loved the time we spent at the Ring of Brodgar.
Edinburgh – optional Holyrood Palace and Edinburgh Castle – fair – the castle was super crowded; we weren’t able to see anything and left as soon as the guide’s short intro was completed.
Greenwich – included tour – very good. We also had time to hike up to the observatory (on our own). Crowded but very interesting.
We loved Norway and followed up with “In Search of the Northern Lights” in February 2019. The scenery and our experiences were a lot different in the winter! We really enjoyed both cruises.