Northern Lights Cruise with Saga - Chapter 1
The Aurora Borealis. The
Northern lights. A magical name , a magical phenomenon. Even saying the name
warms the heart and puts a tingle down the spine. Magnetic particles of
pure joy - the sight of which has been known to cause grown-ups to
weep. Seeing the lights is humbling and life changing!
Rainbow colours leap across the sky dancing
to a silent orchestra and a choir of oohs and aahs . A 3D real life fantasia. Pity
the magic cannot be bottled and sold as a health restorer and tonic.
We are about to go on a trip of a lifetime
and try and seek out these natural episodes of visual Prozac. We will be
following the Norwegian coast, a coast of natural wonders, as it twists and
turns northwards. Across the Arctic Circle and beyond, towards the end of
After trying cruising on floating blocks of
flats we have decided big is not always beautiful. Far too many people,
far too many queues. The smaller the ship the more personal the
experience. More sociable too.
The idea of doing nothing for a couple of
weeks has huge appeal. Meals and destinations on tap. No need to pack
and unpack and repack as we journey. Bring as much as you need, no
questions asked. No trying to keep to a weight limit and bag
size. Far easier and less stressful than flying, too.
Our home for the next two weeks - SAGA
PEARL II. Multi award winning Saga cruises are creating waves in the burgeoning cruise
market. Exclusively serving the over 50s market with quality holidays and
experiences. Silver travellers with silver and gold plated pensions eager
to see the world in comfort and style. SAGA cruises, small enough to truly
care, yet large enough to matter.
SAGA PEARL II is a small ship but perfectly
formed. Yacht-like and looking splendid in deep blue and white. A
classic and classy looking ship. A maximum of 449 guests are catered for
by a crew of 252 - a ratio that puts most cruise lines to shame. Their
loss is our gain. An astonishing 99.6% of holidaymakers rate the ship and
cruises as either excellent or good. Repeat bookings rates are high,
almost the best in the business. Being chauffeur driven to and from the
port is a nice touch and included in the holiday price. No need to panic
about the driving and where to park. Arrive in style feeling fully
The Aurora Borealis usually offers a superb
display at this time of year. SAGA PEARL II will try and seek out mother nature's
greatest firework show.
Hopefully this trip will shed some light
(pardon the pun) on these ‘swords in heaven’ or ‘candle dragons’. Fingers-crossed
for clear, starry nights as we follow the routes of the Vikings. Awaiting
the big adventure.
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- Northern Lights Cruise with Saga - Chapter 2
- Northern Lights Cruise with Saga - Chapter 3
- Northern Lights Cruise with Saga - Chapter 4
- Northern Lights Cruise with Saga - Chapter 5
- Northern Lights Cruise with Saga - Chapter 7
- Northern Lights Cruise with Saga - Chapter 8
- Northern Lights Cruise with Saga - Chapter 9
- Northern Lights Cruise with Saga - Chapter 10