A summer cruise to the fjords of western Norway is filled with spectacular scenery; crisp, clean, air; and the fascinating culture of the region.
Cruise ships visit many ports along the coast, and I've been to five of the most popular:
These five ports of call were visited on three different cruises--the first on a northern European
cruise round-trip on the Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas
from London to the UK, Ireland, and the Norwegian fjords, and the second on a transatlantic cruise
between Boston and Amsterdam on the Holland America Maasdam
. My third cruise in Norway was the ultimate Norwegian coastal immersion voyage -- a Hurtigruten
cruise. This coastal liner sails between Kirkenes and Bergen, stopping at over 30 ports of call along the way. The unique ships are part ferry and part cruise, and Hurtigruten visits memorable sites in Norway
not found on other cruise itineraries.
However you plan to visit Norway, you'll find it's a great cruise destination.
Geirangerfjord (c) Linda Garrison