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Review: Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

Cruise - Ocean Cruise

Northern Lights cruise to Arctic Norway

  • By SilverTraveller Cathy21

    9 reviews

  • November 2014
  • Partner
  • Special occasion
  • Outside
  • Liverpool

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We sailed from Liverpool with Fred Olsen. It was an amazing experience from cruising past the Scottish isles and then across the North Sea and up the coast of Norway. We passed the Arctic Circle and then really felt it was an adventure. We went as far north as Alta but then by coach across the frozen landscape to Hammerfest the most northerly town in the world where I joined the Polar Bear Society. On 6. Or 7 nights we saw the Aurora, truly amazing. The whole cruise was amazing, we thoroughly recommend Fred Olsen. The food and service was excellent. The organisation and choice of trips was great. There were a lot of people of our age range 74 and 72, but a few also in wheel chairs. You could see the Aurora from the Boudicca but we went on an organised expedition one evening. We were glad we had good thermals under lots of layers but a few people just wore their ski suits. for walking in the snow I bought special grips tp attach to the soles of my sturdy heavy weight trainers and I used a walking pole to grip the ground. It was an amazing expedition.

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  • ESW
    almost 5 years ago
    The Northern Lights are a truly unforgetable experience aren't they?

    Sailing rom Livrepool. how log did it take you to reach Norway? Were there any stops on the way? Did you dock anywhere else in Norway other than Alta and Hamerfest?

    I didn't join the Polar Bear club, but I did buy a bag which I'm still using 17 years after our first visit... Are you going back for the AGM?