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  1. Host Sharon

    The Aurora Changes Schedule

    I saw the Lights in the evening before leaving Tromso but the light pollution from the town made them faint. Alta is better.
  2. Host Sharon

    Iona roll calls

    You don't need to search. Iona is listed with the other ships. https://boards.cruisecritic.com/forum/2434-iona-roll-calls/
  3. Host Sharon

    Northern Lights

    There's lots of info on this thread. https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/1936671-oriana-in-search-of-the-northern-lights/?tab=comments#comment-40943144
  4. Host Sharon

    Northern Lights

    You need good thermal underwear and a waterproof coat, and ideally waterproof trousers. Snow boots or waterproof walking boots over which I used Yaktrax for the icy conditions. Silk liner gloves are useful for photography too. On board is fine but out on deck and ashore it can be cold - it was -25C when I went on the Northern Lights excursion! One of my best ever cruises.
  5. Host Sharon

    Tivoli Gardens Copenhagen at Christmas

    i have to admit to buying a lot - I mean a LOT - of beautiful Christmas decs last time I was there in December. I am pretty sure they took credit cards. It was wonderful - cold but with flaming braziers to warm yourself beside and plenty of Gluwein to warm your insides.
  6. Host Sharon

    World Cruise 2017

    A few favourite photos from the Aurora World Cruise, 2017
  7. Host Sharon

    Rhineland Castles 2018

    Taken on Saga Rhine river cruise, April 2018
  8. Host Sharon

    andalsnes, tromso and alta

    Check out the Ports section of CC too.
  9. Host Sharon

    Where's my roll call gone !!!!!

    https://boards.cruisecritic.co.uk/topic/2592780-dec-7th8th-december-caribbean-britannia-2018/
  10. Host Sharon

    Where's my roll call gone !!!!!

    It's there https://boards.cruisecritic.co.uk/topic/2433041-b832-barbados-23-amp-24-november-2018/
  11. Host Sharon

    Roll call

    It's easy to add yourself. Go to the Ventura Roll Calls and post it as a new thread.
  12. Host Sharon

    Test post with photo

    OK, seems choose files link isn't working??
  13. Host Sharon

    Ventura October 20th 2018

    You can always add a new roll call in the same way you posted here.
  14. Host Sharon

    Northern Lights clothing and general tips

    This was what I wore in 2014. M&S grade 4 thermals were fine. You definitely need silk liner gloves if you want to work a camera! At the coldest - -28C - I wore two pairs M&S thermal leggings, cotton trackie trousers, waterproof overtrousers, thermal socks and snow boots (for grip). On top I had a long-sleeve thermal vest, short sleeve thermal vest, thin knitted cotton polo neck top, polartec fleece and waterproof coat. My best buy was a thermal hood from Aldi! And you need waterproof mittens to go over the silk liner gloves. Also - get some ice grips. Mine were YakTrax which are spring type so I didn't always have to remove them indoors, whereas the spiky kind had to be removed. I was warm as toast.
  15. Host Sharon

    Thank you

    Welcome back. Glad you're already looking at cures for the PCBs (post cruise blues)!
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