|Date||22 May 2013|
|Route||Southampton - At Sea|
Well at long last ... this is it ... we are off to Norway. We have been waiting for this holiday for almost two years!! With Nicola not being well we had to cancel last year. This year's destinations are slightly different ... for example we are not going to Olden but we are going to Geiranger.
Todays Route - Home - Taxi To Keele Services On M6 - Eavesway Coach To Southampton - Southampton - At Sea (Solent - English Channel - North Sea)
The taxi journey to Keele was fairly straightforward except for a slight hold up on the A50 through Stoke (early morning work traffic). We waiting a short time at the services at Keele before we were on our way to Southampton on one of Eavesway's Coaches. On the way we had a short break at Warwick Services.
Once in Southampton we headed for Ocean Terminal where we had our first view of Arcadia. As I thought it was much larger than I expected.
Our Itinery For The Holiday is seen below ...
|22 May 2013||Norway And The North Cape From Southampton|
|23 May 2013||At Sea - North Sea To Norwegian Sea|
|24 May 2013||Stavanger - Gateway To The Fjords|
|25 May 2013||The Tiny Village Of Flåm And Norway In A Nutshell|
|26 May 2013||Ålesund Sights And Fjord Cruise|
|27 May 2013||Trondheim - One Of Norway's Oldest Cities|
|28 May 2013||Back At Sea Again Heading Across The Arctic Circle|
|29 May 2013||Honningsvåg And The North Cape|
|29 May 2013||The Land Of The Midnight Sun And The North Cape|
|30 May 2013||Tromsø - The Capital Of The Arctic|
|31 May 2013||Back At Sea And Now Heading South|
|1 June 2013||Geiranger UNESCO World Heritage Site And Mount Dalsnibba|
|2 June 2013||Heading South On Norwegian Sea|
|3 June 2013||Heading Home On The North Sea|
|4 June 2013||Back In Southampton - It's All Over|
After making our way through Customs And Passport Control we were soon on Arcadia. It was amazing how big it was once we were aboard. Walking along corridors and using one of the many lifts to find our accommodation for the next two weeks. We were very impressed with our balcony cabins (which were next to each other).
After a short time in the cabins and waiting for our luggage we went up to the top decks to see the views and activity. Eventually we were on our way ... leaving Southampton Docks and making our way along the Solent.
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