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Cornishpastyman1

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    St Ives, England
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    Sports, Travel,
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    Oceania
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    E Mediterranean, Baltics

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  1. I've never made a video of a ship as apart from the quality of the food they are all the same to me, but the Indy is so big that it has one or two things that I'd not seen before. The Skypad is good fun and you have around 2 and half minutes bouncing around, with a choice of 3 games. There is also a decent-size ice rink with a very good dance show from a team of international skaters. Those doing the Flowrider made it look ridiculously easy - I don't know if previous surf experience is necessary but as I don't have any I wasn't prepared to make a fool of myself finding out 😄 All the best (and washy washy) Tony
  2. One thing I forgot to mention, because it happened after dinner when I didn't have my camera and going back to the room was a 600m round trip :') is that they put on a terrific ice dance show, with plenty of 60s music and some great skaters. If they do it on your trip it's well worth a look. All the best to everyone, I hope you have as much fun as we did - and a lot more sun (we had none).
  3. I didn't see anyone doing it but we only had 2 sea days, one of which was rainy so I can't really comment. Maybe an email to RCI might help ? I hope you have as much fun as we all did, all the best Tony
  4. I've never made a video of a ship but the Indy is so big that it has one or two things that I'd not come across before. The Skypad is good fun and you have around 2 and half minutes bouncing around, with a choice of 3 games. Those doing the Flowrider made it look ridiculously easy - I don't know if previous surf experience is necessary but as I don't have any I wasn't prepared to make a fool of myself finding out :D All the best (and washy washy) Tony dWL-fiMmQ_k
  5. The last 3 ports of our summer 2018 Norwegian fjords cruise. At Ålesund, as one of our party has mobility issues we took a taxi to the Mount Aksla viewpoint, but the 418 steps up there will be very manageable for most people. The taxi from the dock cost NOK 500 and we had 10 minutes viewing time. Ålesund is a very pleasant town to walk around. Skjolden is a tiny village at the end of a fjord. The only things to do unless you venture inland are walking or cycling. We rented our bikes from Adventure Tours (3 hours, NOK 250 pp) and had great time. We only went as far as the waterfall (7 km) which round trip will take around 90 minutes, or nearer to 2 hours if you stop for a snack/drink at the waterfall. At Stavanger persistent heavy showers kept us close to port so it's not much of a video. If I hadn't made one from every port visited on every cruise I've done I wouldn't have bothered. Still we really enjoyed the Norwegian Petroleum Museum (NOK 120 pp, 60 for children and students) and spent about 90 minutes there. Videos of the other ports (Bergen and Geiranger) can be found from the NORWEGIAN FJORDS link in my signature below. All the best, Tony 1uARNlRnmPQ l1OvZ5kLDSc 6_nl3EMFTfI
  6. Hi We only had drinks so I can't vouch for the food but place where we had coffee and beer at around 1.30 in this (and on the right of the video's thumbnail photo) had what seemed like a very nice restaurant. You can't miss it as it's on the bank as you cross the bridge into the town so you can have a look at the start of your time there. All the best, Tony 1uARNlRnmPQ
  7. The last 3 ports of our summer 2018 Norwegian fjords cruise. At Ålesund, as one of our party has mobility issues we took a taxi to the Mount Aksla viewpoint, but the 418 steps up there will be very manageable for most people. The taxi from the dock cost NOK 500 and we had 10 minutes viewing time. Ålesund is a very pleasant town to walk around. Skjolden is a tiny village at the end of a fjord. The only things to do unless you venture inland are walking or cycling. We rented our bikes from Adventure Tours (3 hours, NOK 250 pp) and had great time. We only went as far as the waterfall (7 km) which round trip will take around 90 minutes, or nearer to 2 hours if you stop for a snack/drink at the waterfall. At Stavanger persistent heavy showers kept us close to port so it's not much of a video, but we really enjoyed the Norwegian Petroleum Museum (NOK 120 pp, 60 for children and students) and spent about 90 minutes there. Videos of the other ports (Bergen and Geiranger) can be found from the NORWEGIAN FJORDS link in my signature below. All the best, Tony 1uARNlRnmPQ l1OvZ5kLDSc 6_nl3EMFTfI
  8. Our second port was Norway's most picturesque fjord in early morning sunshine. The famous Seven Sisters waterfall was not very spectacular (barely even 4 sisters) due the dry summer, but in any case I missed it having breakfast, although I saw it on the way out. In the afternoon we took a tour 2.5 hour tour (395 NOK pp, discount for children) with Geiranger Fjordservice which stopped at the viewpoints of Flydalsjuvet and the Mount Dilsnabba skywalk. Our guide was very good and we all really enjoyed it, despite the inclement weather at the top which killed any chance of the iconic view. For the last part of the descent back to the port we were given the chance to walk down the Fossevandring (waterfall) which 2 of us did, the others staying on the bus. It's a nice walk (10 minutes) and of course an easy one to do from the ship, although obviously you'd be starting from the bottom All the best, Tony
  9. Hi Judy I took that tour in 2010 and from memory it was at pace such that people with small mobility issues would enjoy it all. There is quite a bit of 'slack' in the schedule and plenty of opportunities to sit down for a few minutes. In addition to seeing the underground train system and doing a bit of shopping (or not as the case may be :)) we went to 6 big "attractions" which are videos 1, 3,4,5,6 & 7 in this video playlist (I did not go the Yusupov Palace, that video was made from footage a friend who did brought back). All the best, Tony
  10. We just walked out of the port terminal and there were 2-3 cars waiting. However I had a massive senior moment (and I'm not that old) in my first post - it cost $60 per hour in 2015 so $180 plus tip.
  11. Our second port was Norway's most picturesque fjord in early morning sunshine. The famous Seven Sisters waterfall was not very spectacular (barely even 4 sisters) due the dry summer, but in any case I missed it having breakfast, although I saw it on the way out. In the afternoon we took a tour 2.5 hour tour (395 NOK pp, discount for children) with Geiranger Fjordservice which stopped at the viewpoints of Flydalsjuvet and the Mount Dilsnabba skywalk. The guide was good and we all really enjoyed it, despite the inclement weather at the top which killed any chance the best view. For the last part of the descent back to the port we were given the chance to walk down the Fossevandring (waterfall) which 2 of us did, the others staying on the bus. It's a nice walk (10 minutes) and of course an easy one to do from the ship, although obviously you'd be starting from the bottom :D All the best, Tony u31g19qipRQ 5j3DrbtnsZc
  12. Thanks. Yes, you often get sunshine when you don't really need it :D Overall, the weather could have been a bit better - or a lot worse !
  13. We joined the queue at the the point you see us outside the Fløibnanen and got to the ticketing window (at about 2.30 pm) in about 15 minutes. From there it was the 4th ride up so another 20 minutes. But this was a rainy day, I imagine it would be a longer wait in really good weather.
  14. This is that easy waterfall walk, albeit with quite a few steps about 300m from the dock, shown in the second half of this. Maybe your mum could at least have a look at the last bit ? All the best, Tony 5j3DrbtnsZc
  15. A look at Bergen from a summer 2018 Norwegian fjords cruise. The constant threat of rain stopped us doing much here, specifically having a look at Bryggen and walking down from Mount Fløyen. The funicular up there cost 95 NOK return for adults, 50 for children. There is a frequent service shuttle from the dock to the edge of the city, from where it's about a 10 minute walk to the Fish Market area. All the best, Tony WTPhn06vk1Q
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