Care To Come With Me On Our Norwegian Cruise?

By Jabo
@jaboUK (55157)
United Kingdom
September 4, 2016 10:54am CST
Norway is a beautiful country, and a wonderful way to see it is by cruising along the fjords. A couple of years ago my husband and I, together with our son and his wife, did just that. I've used several of the photos on my posts here, and some of you have been interested so I thought I'd do a post about it, complete with a slideshow. We boarded the ship in England, thus saving all the airport hassle - that was a bonus to start with. The trip was for 10 days, and the first and last days were spent at sea. In between we visited a different Norwegian port each day, and we found the people to be delightful and friendly. Everything seemed so neat and clean, though things were very expensive. For instance, a beer cost the equivalent of about £9 ($12 US). One day we were sitting outside a cafe, and my son was not amused when a seagull dropped it's load into his freshly purchased beer! Food was similarly expensive, but fortunately we didn't need to buy any as we were so well fed on the ship. One of the things we learned on this trip was that the Vikings never had horns on their helmets - that's pure Hollywood! We also learned that they can have beautiful weather that far North - apparently it was the best weather they'd had for years - how lucky were we If you ever get the chance to take a cruise like this I would thoroughly recommend it - we all had a wonderful time. All the photos in the slideshow were taken by me, as is the one on the post.
I created this video with the YouTube Slideshow Creator (http://www.youtube.com/upload)
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57 responses
@LadyDuck (189277)
• Switzerland
4 Sep 16
I enjoyed the slideshow Janet, what a beautiful landscape, so clear and green. It would be difficult for us to board the Ship in Switzerland . Today, while going by car to Milan to see my Mother, we saw a big bus of the MSC Cruises Lines bringing people from Switzerland to Genoa. When ma husband passed the bus, I noticed that the driver was texting using a cellphone and he did not even watched the road. I took a photo, I think I am going to send the photo to the company.
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@miniam (9228)
• Bern, Switzerland
4 Sep 16
What a reckless driver, please send the photo to the company.If more people did this,texting on the wheel will reduce. It`S one thing to text when he`S driving alone,but texting while people are in the bus,putting them all in danger is irresponsible.
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@jaboUK (55157)
• United Kingdom
4 Sep 16
@LadyDuck We travelled with MCS once, and boarded the ship at Savona. That driver deserves to be reported - he was putting all those people's lives at risk.
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@LadyDuck (189277)
• Switzerland
4 Sep 16
@jaboUK I have reported and sent the photo, I also took a photo of the plate of the bus. This man is a criminal, he is responsible of all those people who were aboard.
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@Corbin5 (123255)
• United States
4 Sep 16
Such a wonderful cruise, and great weather, all were able to enjoy! A dream cruise for sure!
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@jaboUK (55157)
• United Kingdom
4 Sep 16
@Corbin5 Yes, it was one of the best cruises we have taken, and we've done 16.
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@acelawrites (12749)
• Philippines
4 Sep 16
I like it so much, like postcard scenes. So beautiful and looks so clean too! anyone can always wish to go or stay in Norway.
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@jaboUK (55157)
• United Kingdom
4 Sep 16
@acelawrites Yes it really is beautiful, I hope you get the chance to go there one day.
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@Juliaacv (35336)
• Canada
4 Sep 16
What an enjoyable slideshow that was! Everything so bright in colour and lush looking.
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@jaboUK (55157)
• United Kingdom
4 Sep 16
@Juliaacv I'm glad you enjoyed it, it really is a lovely country.
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@vandana7 (69058)
• India
4 Sep 16
Beautiful...nice quaint little place seems quiet away from shopping malls and hustle and bustle...rotten stuff.
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@jaboUK (55157)
• United Kingdom
4 Sep 16
@vandana7 Oslo and Bergen were busy, but for the most part we visited sleepy little places. Of course, a cruise ship coming in disrupted the peace somewhat!
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@JudyEv (142276)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Sep 16
I loved the video. Thanks so much for sharing these lovely photos with us. Did you just pick the music off the list at the side? I haven't had a lot of luck with the music side of slideshows.
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@JudyEv (142276)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Sep 16
@jaboUK So I think I need to get to the categories. For some reason I'm not getting a preview until the very end so the music is a bit hit and miss but if I can get to categories I'd have a better chance of choosing something more appropriate.
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@jaboUK (55157)
• United Kingdom
5 Sep 16
@JudyEv I can't even remember what I did to get to categories, but I didn't recognise any of the music that was on offer, so fiddled about with it.
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@JudyEv (142276)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Sep 16
@jaboUK I'm sure I'll work it out. I'm a pretty good fiddler!
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@miniam (9228)
• Bern, Switzerland
4 Sep 16
Thanks i really enjjoyed the video, what surprise me is that the villages could well be somewhere here,they look so alike.
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@jaboUK (55157)
• United Kingdom
4 Sep 16
@miniam I said that we visited a different port each day, but they weren't really ports. They were villages, as you say. Some of them probably only had a few hundred inhabitants, so a cruise ship disgorging 2000 money-spending passengers would really help their economy. I can see the resemblance to Switzerland (I was there in my youth).
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@SIMPLYD (86588)
• Philippines
5 Sep 16
Wow, that was a nice slideshow of your Norwegian cruise . From the slideshow , i can really see that Norway has a perfect weather , sunny yet cold . I love that kind of weather . What is the majority of the occupation of the Norwegians , by thje way ?
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@jaboUK (55157)
• United Kingdom
5 Sep 16
@SIMPLYD We were really lucky with the weather, it isn't always like that. I'm afraid I don't know about their occupations.
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@SIMPLYD (86588)
• Philippines
5 Sep 16
@jaboUK Oh so it's not really always like that . Well, what can you expect the weather , but it changes as fast as a woman changes her mind. That's okay , i thought there is an occupation where most are like when they are near the sea , most will be fishermen .
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@cacay1 (33192)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Sep 16
Very nice friend, how I like to go with your journey.Have a safe and joyful trip. The view is so lovely.
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@jaboUK (55157)
• United Kingdom
5 Sep 16
@cacay1 Yes, the views are stunning, we had a great trip.
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@cacay1 (33192)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
5 Sep 16
@jaboUK , wow, awesome feeling.
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@RubyHawk (30532)
• Atlanta, Georgia
5 Sep 16
Beautiful scenery. That would be an exciting cruise. I would love to go.
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@jaboUK (55157)
• United Kingdom
5 Sep 16
@RubyHawk It really is magnificent scenery, and cruising is a lovely way to see it.
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@RubyHawk (30532)
• Atlanta, Georgia
6 Sep 16
@jaboUK I'm sure it is. The pictures are lovely.
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@jstory07 (72458)
• Roseburg, Oregon
4 Sep 16
I would love to go on a cruise but I would hate to part with the money.
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@jstory07 (72458)
• Roseburg, Oregon
4 Sep 16
@jaboUK I know but I am to cheap to part with it.
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@VivaLaDani13 (22964)
• Perth, Australia
3 Mar 17
@jaboUK oh how beautiful! All that green land too! It's lovely to see! Thank you very sharing!
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@jaboUK (55157)
• United Kingdom
3 Mar 17
@VivaLaDani13 It was one of the best cruises we've ever been on, really fabulous.
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@thelme55 (15658)
• Germany
5 Sep 16
What a wonderful cruise Janet. I loved it. Norway is a beautiful country to visit.
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@jaboUK (55157)
• United Kingdom
5 Sep 16
@thelme55 I'm glad I was able to give you a taste of what it's like Thelma.
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@Tampa_girl7 (27615)
• United States
4 Sep 16
It looks like a breathtaking place.
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@jaboUK (55157)
• United Kingdom
5 Sep 16
@Tampa_girl7 It really was, I've never seen anything like it.
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@JohnRoberts (67454)
• Los Angeles, California
4 Sep 16
That is a glorious view. The water seems very calm.
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@jaboUK (55157)
• United Kingdom
4 Sep 16
@JohnRoberts The fjords can stretch for 60 miles inland, so they are calm as they are well away from the open sea.
@hostessman (10314)
• Tucson, Arizona
4 Sep 16
my wife and I have been on 5 cruises but never on that one but she talks about it so I am sure at some time we will do it..
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@jaboUK (55157)
• United Kingdom
4 Sep 16
@hostessman We've been on 16 cruises altogether, but this one was the best scenery-wise. I hope you do get to go there.
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@rebelann (43742)
• El Paso, Texas
4 Sep 16
Wow, that is so kool .... the silly things Hollywood does to try to thrill their viewers, I'm glad you mentioned that fable about the horns, I'd actually believed that myth. Oh, by the way, thanks for that little bit of vacation, I can see I retired in the wrong place. Oh well, too late now, I'd never get used to a real winter.
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@jaboUK (55157)
• United Kingdom
4 Sep 16
@rebelann I'm glad you enjoyed coming along with me anyway
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@rebelann (43742)
• El Paso, Texas
4 Sep 16
It's always wonderful to see pictures of the vacation spots other people go to @jaboUK and you always go to interesting places. Do you ever go to Thailand? Your daughter lives there doesn't she?
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@jaboUK (55157)
• United Kingdom
4 Sep 16
My daughter
@rebelann We went to Thailand for three weeks about 15 years ago - my daughter got married there. Here's a photo of her in her wedding dress.
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@DianneN (92489)
• United States
5 Sep 16
We traveled throughout Norway and cruised the fjords. Nothing compares!
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@jaboUK (55157)
• United Kingdom
5 Sep 16
@DianneN I'm pleased to see you Dianne, I'll pop over to your page to see if you've done any more updates. The fjords are wonderful, I'm that you've done that cruise too.
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@DianneN (92489)
• United States
5 Sep 16
@jaboUK Don't bother popping over, Janet. I haven't created anything. I'm just trying to catch up while my poor hubby naps. Nothing new to report except that he has begun OT services.
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@jaboUK (55157)
• United Kingdom
5 Sep 16
@DianneN I already went. Let's hope the OT helps him.
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• United States
5 Sep 16
Never been on a cruise - and never will since I don't/won't fly. It would take some kind of 'magic' to get me on a plane to fly to the ship LOL. I'll enjoy yours instead.
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@jaboUK (55157)
• United Kingdom
5 Sep 16
@AbbyGreenhill You could get on a ship at Fort Lauderdale - is that a long way for you? Anyway, I'm happy if you enjoy mine.
• United States
5 Sep 16
@jaboUK that's probably ten to twelve or more hours from us. I float around int the pool on a tube, that's my kind of cruise
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@jaboUK (55157)
• United Kingdom
5 Sep 16
@AbbyGreenhill Oh that is a long way.
@garymarsh6 (14767)
• United Kingdom
6 Sep 16
I have not got the time to look at the slide show right now but I have already had a notification about it so will catch up when I get the chance. I love cruising Janet.
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@jaboUK (55157)
• United Kingdom
7 Sep 16
@garymarsh6 I enjoyed reading about your cruise, so I know that you love it Gary. The slideshow is not long - 1 minute and 10 secs.
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@garymarsh6 (14767)
• United Kingdom
7 Sep 16
@jaboUK I have just had a look at it Janet it looks so serene and peaceful. It is very relaxing isn't it!
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@jaboUK (55157)
• United Kingdom
7 Sep 16
@garymarsh6 Thanks for coming back Gary - yes, serene is the word for it. Relaxing too - sitting on the deck you felt you could almost touch the mountains on either side.