Author: Karen Ruthenstorfer
1/6/2016-12/6/2016 MS Nordlys, Bergen-Kirkenes-Bergen. Never been on a "cruise" before and was very excited for this one! Did not want conventional cruise with nightly cabaret, fireworks on the dessert trolley or a wave -machine, We wanted to see Norway. We were privileged to see the Midnight Sun twice, fantastic and beautiful. Never bored, landscape was breathtaking and ever changing. The Crew were warm, friendly efficient and professional, Norwegian people are quiet and respectful, not in your face ", have a nice day, plastic smiles". MS Nordlys was understated, clean, warm and well looked after, Cabin was good size, catered for our needs, clean and well situated on the ship. Expedition Team were excellent, organized all on-shore excursions, Very informative, nightly talks and meetings about next planed trips. Cannot fault the whole experience, even my husband who always finds "something" had to admit defeat! EXPENSIVE, YES!!! But it is widely known Scandinavian countries are, especially for booze, but if you rate your holiday based on how "cheap" the booze was, then I would suggest, go to Blackpool!! We were celebrating a 60th Birthday and other events, it is certainly not something we could afford every year. Norway is an adventure and should be treated as such. We got what we paid for and were not disappointed.