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hallasm

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About hallasm

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    Denmark
  • Interests
    cruising, wine, gardening
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    Royal Caribbean Cruise Line
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    Caribbean
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  1. hallasm

    Just Got Back from Trollfjord

    Yes, no problem with dinner. Also the hotel will store your luggage. The time will be much better spend in Bergen than to queue for the ship. Make sure you leave Trollfjord in good conditions for my January sailing. Enjoy your cruise.
  2. hallasm

    Just Got Back from Trollfjord

    Absolutely no need to be there before 18:00. You departure is probably not before 22:30 - departure time during winter. Cabins will still be available 18:00.
  3. hallasm

    Just Got Back from Trollfjord

    Thank you so much Elka for the review.
  4. .... and Honningvåg. Yes, Not than many locations for a six day journey. Sent from my iPad using Forums
  5. At this link https://global.hurtigruten.com/practical-information/sailing-plan/ you will find the sailing plan with arrival and departure. Only for stops longe4 than 30 minutes you’ll be able to explore the port and city. Enjoy your Kong Harald sailing, Sent from my iPad using Forums
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    Help with Hurtigriten

    Yes - 11 different vessels operating the coastal voyage -if you want a specific ship you need to select the departure date for that ship. Sent from my iPad using Forums
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    Help with Hurtigriten

    I’m doing the North Bound IMO some of the more interesting places to visit is during night or late evening / early morning for the south bound - personally I also find the full 11 days round trip too much of the same. I’ll rather suggest to combine a north bound sailing with some days in Oslo and Bergen - maybe taking the train from Oslo to Bergen and possible doing ‘Norway in a Nutshell’ and stay a night in the Flåm area - might depend on time of the year. Sent from my iPad using Forums
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    Help with Hurtigriten

    Hurtigruten ships at the Norway Coastal service are working ships with daily departures from Bergen to Kirkeness - they do have 35 stops during the 6 days - most at 15 minutes few at two to three hours - ship is arranging excursions - and many does start in one port and end in the next port - so not really opportunities for 'Do it yourself' excursions. Ships range from 150 to 900 passengers - the 11 ships in service are all very different. Hurtigruten ships. At this link you can also see the different type of cabins ranging from 'Polar Inside/outside, Arctic Superior and Expedition Suites. April or October will be good choices - might be a possibility of Northern Light. Hope the information and links does help - since Hurtigruten is different from the mainstream cruise ships it's important to do your research and ask all you questions - we are a small group of Hurtigrutem cruisers who want to help to get the best Hurtigruten experience. Here you have some links with more details Hurtigruten Sailing Plan ORDER FORM EXCURSIONS Arrival and Departure Information Handbook for voyages before 31 March 2018 Handbook for voyages after 31 March 2018
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    'The Spice Route' and 'Suez Canal' cruises review

    Currently no problems with safety in Muscat or Aquaba - IMO the a visit to Petra in Jordan is a must. Few hours drive through the desert and a short walk but worth the effort. Sent from my iPad using Forums
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    Flam Train_group booking question

    I did travel with 93 years old mother in law - no problems at all. You’re lined up and sufficient seats - even empty seats left. However might be better with a later departure after lunch. Sent from my iPad using Forums
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    'The Spice Route' and 'Suez Canal' cruises review

    No issue with safety - for sure the cruise lines does have a high focus on securiey when sailing in Gulf of Aden - when we sailed in 2011 a patrol boat was following 'Brilliance'.- see video below. Last year 'Serenade' sailing security was less visible. Warships patrol in the area - and ships are sailing with full speed. I need to know which port of call prior to Mediterranean i order to comment on excursions. 2e4v9uDucFg
  12. I have been sailing Eastern Caribbean several times - "ideas for "must see" places" is very individual - I prefer to just walk in the city - however for St.Croixthe ship does dock in Frederiksted while Christiansted is the main city - US VI is of general interest for me as it is previous Danish Territory - so we too the bus to Christiansted. For Charlotte Amalie you can easy spens a day in the city however very touristic - an option here might be a visit to Sct John -to illustrate what can be seen in the various locations I have added some of my videos. QlK6jMeSs2w V88dzf2FNl0 an0WXzaxw0c lumKRbQnjz0 r-DuiC9mVvo pjEyjjgv3vg IKpzn1wuydk
  13. hallasm

    Flam Train_group booking question

    Same train and same seat back from Myrdal - the stop in Myrdal is very short - You may not want to leave the train at all. Sent from my iPad using Forums
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    Flying in day of cruise

    I did fly out the same day once and almost missed the cruise due to flight delay. I have also experienced delay of luggage. Now I alway fly the day before at the latest. Factors to consider is distance, time of the year (snow/bad weather), any stops and the punctuality/reputation of the airline. Sent from my iPad using Forums
  15. hallasm

    Repeat Customer

    I’m checking the different options and book where I will get the best deal - I have booked most cruises direct at the cruise line web. Sent from my iPad using Forums
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