If you have been reading me for awhile, you know that I love to organize group cruises. No, I’m not a travel agent nor do I work for one but I do love traveling with people, meeting new friends and saving money. For that reason I select a cruise that I want to go on and invite others to join me.
As you might have surmised from reading about our South America cruise, we loved it. What we loved about it were the smaller port cities that we were in, the gorgeous scenery and the cooler weather. We dislike walking about sightseeing while it is 90 degrees outside. Wearing a jacket is no problem for us!
Trying to find something similar to that last cruise, yet different, proved to be challenging. I have found something that we are enthusiastic about – a cruise up the Norwegian coast from Bergen, Norway to above the Arctic Circle and returning via the Orkney Islands, the Shetland Islands and Edinburgh, Scotland before docking and overnighting at a port near London.
This is on Viking Ocean Line “Star” ship. All rooms have balconies and are double occupancy. I will be upfront and say that it is expensive but the price already includes the port charges and taxes and you get an excursion in every port. It does not include airfare. If you book through my group you will receive a $500 per person discount on the cruise – per person, not per stateroom! There is an included daily excursion at no extra cost with this line. If you go to the “Day by Day” scroll down and you will see the first excursion will have the word “included” in it and that it the complimentary tour. Of course you can add other tours for an additional cost. On board you will also receive free Wi-Fi, beer and wine at meal time. Complimentary soft drinks, coffee and tea. What I really like are the heated floors in the bathrooms – always wanted them. We are looking at the June 8th, 2020 sailing from Bergen to London.
We are considering flying into Oslo and taking the scenic train to Bergen. Watch this YouTube video on the train ride. By the way, it is not just train but train and boat ride to Bergen. Here is a review on the train ride.
If you are interested in this itinerary, trying out Viking and want to be part of my group in name only or join us in different activities, then please contact our group travel agent, Michelle at McCabe World Travel outside of Washington DC. Her telephone number is 703-762-5049 and her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Think you might be interested? Please consider joining us.