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Celebrity Silhouette, Norwegian Fjords Sept. 1 2019

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How was the internet/WiFi on the Silhouette?  We're doing the same trip in June 2020.

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2 hours ago, TenneSea said:

What, no lutefisk ?

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Sorry, no. I don't even like music played on a lute.

Norris

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2 hours ago, TenneSea said:

How was the internet/WiFi on the Silhouette?  We're doing the same trip in June 2020.

 

I just asked Carol and her answer was "it was fine" corresponds to mine although I seldom used it. She could download 3 newspapers to her iPad in 15 minutes which is twice as fast as on any other line we have sailed. Her Kindle was useless for downloading however. I used wi fi up by the satellite dishes while drinking a beer and checking Facebook. It worked well with no frustration.

In ports we used our phones on a Verizon plan for Europe.

Hope this helps.

Norris

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Them belly full, but we (not) hungry

 

Buon appetito!

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Your through the bus window and between the trees shots were amazing.

 

The troll room - I don't know Norris, but I do not like clowns and I am also finding trolls in this same category. Creepy.

 

Your dinner looked delicious.  Rick Steves is the best.  I love fish but I am always afraid that it will come out whole with the head and eyes and everything at a restaurant.  It happened once and I said never again.  

 

I have heard many good things about the Silly.  Looking forward to seeing more of the ship.

 

Love your song references.  Big Johnny Cash fan here.  

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18 hours ago, Redrobo said:

 

 

See you onboard, hoping that Lorenzo will head further North as it is predicted to travel East.

 

I hope no issues with hurricane that started off coast of Africa. My goodness

 

I am excited and flying tomorrow from Phila to London and staying 2 nites in Kensington area with shuttle to port.

Looking forward to this ship. I did Ovation of the seas special 11 day Alaska cruise this year as well  This ship seems to have more cozy places and nice places to look at ocean. You tube videos helped.

 

But Canaries is on my bucket list. Sorry I did not join roll call for this trip.  Toodles

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Norris, I’ve been absent from here for a while. I can get an excused absence note if you require one. The main thing, though, is that I’m back, and all caught up on your Gentleman’s Seafaring Journal. 

 

I have ave no idea when I might ever manage to get to Norway on my own, so I’m really enjoying seeing it through your eyes and your camera lens! Your pictures are sensational, as usual. Thanks to you and Carol for sharing your journey with us.

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5 hours ago, Oceansaway17 said:

 

I hope no issues with hurricane that started off coast of Africa. My goodness

 

I am excited and flying tomorrow from Phila to London and staying 2 nites in Kensington area with shuttle to port.

Looking forward to this ship. I did Ovation of the seas special 11 day Alaska cruise this year as well  This ship seems to have more cozy places and nice places to look at ocean. You tube videos helped.

 

But Canaries is on my bucket list. Sorry I did not join roll call for this trip.  Toodles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Differing reports on Lorenzo, some forecasts saying it will follow the Gulf Stream and cross the south coast, others report it will continue up to Scotland.  The roll call has been fairly quiet, but it is not too late to sign up for the Meet and Mingle, 29 at the moment.  Have a good flight. 

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Latest is that Lorenzo will hit the South Coast on Thursday night as a low pressure but may also head up to Scotland.

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With well satisfied tummies we set off to find the shuttle to the ship. It was by that park with the lake seemingly

along the way

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it's just after 6 p.m

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We look at every bus that goes by and scan for signs. We reach the park

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and walk all the way around

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There were a lot of buses picking up by the park but no sign of port shuttles. Carol asked a local  lady on her way home from work but to no avail. We retraced our steps towards the harbor and as we walked Carol saw a taxi coming behind us and waved for him to stop. He pointed up ahead but didn't stop as he likely is not allowed to unless at a taxi stand. We quickened our pace and yes he was up ahead waiting for us next to a Taxi sign. As there is more than one cruise ship berth he asked which ship and within 15 minutes he had us in the shadow of the Silhouette outside the dock gates as he couldn't go in, just the way pedestrians can't. We paid the $18 fare in Krone (180) and luckily there was a shuttle bus already loaded, waiting by the gate. Hooray!

 

Within 10 minutes I was up by Sunset Bar

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The long shadows as the sun goes down

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At 8pm the Captain drops the lines (clumsy!)and we set sail

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We will stay up by the cold and windy Sunset Bar to watch the sun set over Bergen

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the oil rigs at far left

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when we got up to 19 knots the wind drove us inside

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With no hunger following our early dinner in Bergen there was no reason to stay up late

and once in our cosy cabin we stayed put. Carol's notes say we hit the hay (the cabin steward had brought us a bale at turndown) at 9.30 pm. We had a 5 hour excursion at 8.45 a.m...

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I'm loving your review, Norris.  Silhouette is our favorite ship also.  we love the Lawn Club Grill.  I was wishing in the revolutionization they would have added that restaurant to a few more ships.  Maybe it's too expensive to put in as a refit.

 

We have Norway on our bucket list also.  Spent a week in Oslo once and we loved it but thought it was the most expensive place we have ever been.

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Glad to see this review! Trying to decide between Apex, Silhouette, Reflection or a Carnival cruise to the Fjords.

 

I have also stayed at the Royal Horseguard before. Great location.

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While we are asleep here are the choices you would have had today and you had not gone ashore

 

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44 minutes ago, JF - retired RRT said:

A couple more seconds and the man carrying a barrel on his shoulder would have been immortalized.:classic_wink: It's still a beautiful picture.

 Thanks JF!

I considered cropping him out but his attire and the barrel he was carrying spoke of a different age, just like the statuary and I liked that.

Cheers,

Norris

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Dear Norris and Carol

 

This is the second review of yours that I have read.  Your sunset pictures above are superb.  I read your Azamara Cuba review and enjoyed your writing style and photography so when you posted the link to this on the Azamara board, I clicked and joined!  We have this summer taken our first ever cruise; Azamara Croatia Intensive and loved it and have gone from ‘no it’s not for us, not our cup of tea’ people to completely hooked in the space of 7 days!

 

I have also stayed at Horseguards and it is a fab location.

 

Anyway, thank you both for taking the time and effort with your reviews.  

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On 9/28/2019 at 11:56 AM, Bimmer09 said:

I see that train a' comin', coming' down the line...

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I see that train a' comin', coming' down the line... Johnny Cash

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23 hours ago, Bimmer09 said:

 

Them belly full, but we (not) hungry

 

 

OK since we are playing 

Bob Marley

 

Still loving the classic rock Norris

 

Robert

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9 hours ago, Werangels said:

Dear Norris and Carol

 

This is the second review of yours that I have read.  Your sunset pictures above are superb.  I read your Azamara Cuba review and enjoyed your writing style and photography so when you posted the link to this on the Azamara board, I clicked and joined!  We have this summer taken our first ever cruise; Azamara Croatia Intensive and loved it and have gone from ‘no it’s not for us, not our cup of tea’ people to completely hooked in the space of 7 days!

 

I have also stayed at Horseguards and it is a fab location.

 

Anyway, thank you both for taking the time and effort with your reviews.  

 

Hi, and thanks for the comments!

Croatia we love from just one visit to two little scenic spots, one of them we have seen since by watching Game of Thrones.

Azamara we love from our Cuba cruise. I can see how you would get hooked.

Carol got hooked on her first morning at sea on Coral Princess to Alaska (2011).

Horseguards is a quiet little gem of a hotel. We will stay there again.

Read on....

Norris

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4 hours ago, CruiserRob said:

OK since we are playing 

Bob Marley

 

Still loving the classic rock Norris

 

Robert

 

Yes I, Righteous Robert, Irie, roots mon. You no bambaclat.

Norris, half Jamaican (i.e rum), half Irish ( i.e. Guinness)

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September 4 2019

Golden Slumbers filled my eyes....until I woke at early o'clock. I dressed in the bathroom so not to wake She Who Sleeps and entered the long corridor that stands between me and my only thought-Coffee!!!

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Upon the sea I saw, from over the rim of my mug of Lavazza  (available 24 hours!)

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