Norweign Fjords on Seabourne

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#1
naples, florida
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We have booked the July 4th sailing of the Seabourne Pride that goes through the fjords on up past the arctic Circle. Is there a better side ie. port or starboard with regards to view. Thanks in advance for any helpful information!!
#2
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While I have not done the North Cape Cruise, I did do a cruise on the Pride that included the Norwegian Fjords.

Others might have other thoughts, but I don't think it matters which side of the ship you are on. The reason I say this is because you will likely want to enjoy the scenery from other areas of the ship such as the open deck. And, the scenery will be all around you. What's nice about the size of the ship, is in a matter of a minute or less you can easily be out on deck.

What I would suggest though is selecting a room that is mid-ship if available given that the seas can be a little rough in this area of the world.

Keith
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Peak District National Park.England
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Joined Feb 2005
We did a two week cruise up to North Cape from Southampton ( albeit on the Artemsis-P & O ) this June.
We chose starboard as we had longer cruising up visiting various ports. The ship sailed across the North Sea comming back and far from land.
The weather was very good although quite cold around the North Cape. This was very resplendant.
As Keith said it doesn't really matter but id does depend I think on the itenerary and route. For eg from Fort Lauderdale to Santiago last Janaury on the Pride we were port side-excellent views of the land.

Have a good cruise.

Kind regards

Tony
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#4
Virginia
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Joined Nov 2001
Originally posted by Keith1010
While I have not done the North Cape Cruise, I did do a cruise on the Pride that included the Norwegian Fjords.

Others might have other thoughts, but I don't think it matters which side of the ship you are on. The reason I say this is because you will likely want to enjoy the scenery from other areas of the ship such as the open deck. And, the scenery will be all around you. What's nice about the size of the ship, is in a matter of a minute or less you can easily be out on deck.

What I would suggest though is selecting a room that is mid-ship if available given that the seas can be a little rough in this area of the world.

Keith
What Keith said! We were on that cruise with him and his lovely wife in 2006. Believe us, you don't want to be in your cabin while in the fjords, rain or shine.

We were in Nærøyfjord, approaching Gudvangen, on the starboard side by the bridge, just out of the light rain and mist. A gentleman approached us wearing a blue windbreaker and khakis, and begin to talk to us about the trolls who live in the mountains. He then invited us into the bridge - we very quickly learned it was the captain!

BTW - hi Keith!
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Originally posted by slowe
We have booked the July 4th sailing of the Seabourne Pride that goes through the fjords on up past the arctic Circle. Is there a better side ie. port or starboard with regards to view. Thanks in advance for any helpful information!!

Hello my husband and me did the north cape cruise this year and we were verry happy to have a suite on port side because of the views , the hole night it was daylight.
We had great weather. and a great cruise
Greetigs from Holland Melanie
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Nederland
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Originally posted by melanie99
Hello my husband and me did the north cape cruise this year and we were verry happy to have a suite on port side because of the views , the hole night it was daylight.
We had great weather. and a great cruise
Greetigs from Holland Melanie
Goedenmiddag Melanie!
As you can see above I'm from Holland too (Hoorn).
Welcome to the Seabourn Board!
I notice it is your first post here.
We have cruised the Norwegian Fjords a couple of times already and hope to do it again in May 2009.
Have a nice "Sinterklaas" tomorrow!
Marja
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Looking forward to the following Seabourn cruises:
Seabourn Quest - " 15-day Ancient Empires and Holy Land"
Sept. 28 2012
Seabourn Quest - "13-day New World Quest"
Nov. 24 2012
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Claverdon, Warwick, UK
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Joined Mar 2004
We're on the Pride for 10 days from the 13 June doing the Norwegian Fjords.

First time with Seabourne so are really looking forward to the experience.

I understand it is hard to beat!
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