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This had been my retirement trip to the Cruise that I owed to myself after 37 years of service as a police officer. Seeing that the cruise began its journey from Copenhagen (grandmother of my wife stays there) to Norway (Place of my grandparents); selecting it had been a no-brainer. We were spending few days in Copenhagen before the journey.

The ship began its journey on Saturday. We were upgraded to one of the junior suites and therefore check in had been quite easy. It took full 20 minutes since the time taxi had dropped us at harbor till the time we boarded. Our cabin got ready at around 1:00PM and had been clean as well as spacious. Though the establishment looked different yet I had never noticed that the ship was smaller.

During dinner, we met all our tablemates –Becky and Jock (U.K), Mona and Michele (New Jersey) and Sandra (Germany). It had been pleasure to dine with them and the food was OK. The assistant waiter and waiter were conscientious but lack in personality as well. We spent most of the days sitting outside and had been glad to see the weather cooperative.

All the ports – Stavanger, Bergen, Oslo, Geiringer and Alesund are beautiful. We kept the excursions short and so we had taken only 3 hours for the tours in city. For Alesund, we had to book the tour for 8 hours but I could not go to the place due to noro-virus and stayed in cabin all throughout. My wife arrived next day, as she didn’t miss out any excursion.

My favorite place was Brilliance, which had been Hollywood Odyssey nightclub that doubles the Cigar lounge. We had taken on the Caribbean cruises in past and seemed to have more party kind of atmosphere. The cruise had been more of laid black and sightseeing trip and the cuisine needed to be better. Overall it wasn’t a bad trip.

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commentsAbout Peter

Date of Birth: 01/May/1965
Country: Indiana
Sail Date: 01/Jan/2012

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