Dacefloor Demon | February 21, 2019 | P&O Cruises | Azura
Sorry to write this review so late!! You know what it’s like, life and work takes over!!
How I wish I could go away again….
On Sunday 3rd of July I made my way to Southampton with the family- I had booked my car parking through CPS which was ?83 for 8 days and was so stress free.
Pulled up, got out, straight into the terminal.
We did arrive about an hour before our allocated time on the tickets- purely through lack of traffic (thank god!) I expected a long wait but within half an hour we were having our cards registered and photos taken.
Usual lark when you embark- mass queues for life midship, walked further towards the aft and got a lift straight away.
I booked a HD grade balcony on the saver fare and I was allocated cabin A724- perfect! right at the back so easily accessible and a great view when sailing.
More than happy with the cabin and everything provided- especially the room service pizza, delicious!!
We set sail from Southampton in 23 degree heat towards the Norwegian Fjords- and what a surprise we got two days later when we arrived into Bergen- blissful sunshine and not a cloud in sight. I guess we really were lucky! Bergen was a delight with some lovely little shops and cafes – Norway is renown for being ‘expensive’ however, if you shop about you can find good prices. Clothes and souvenirs are the usual prices and I also visited Pandora and got the sought after Viking charm for my younger sister- much to her delight!
Then onto Olden, a quite little village- has a local supermarket and a few shops but is pleasant to walk around. We did the open top bus and managed to the Briskdal Glacier from the distance- very scenic.
Gieranger again, delightful weather- was very busy that day but most enjoyable- had a little boat trip around the Gierangerfjord and saw the seven sisters along with the veil waterfall.
Last stop- Stavanger- largest of the ports- doesn’t have the same intricate feel but still very enjoyable. we didn’t do any excursions in Stavanger, just enjoyed our time walking around and doing some shipping- much to the men’s disapproval!
overall a fantastic holiday- love the Azura and cant wait to do a Caribbean on her.
If anyone hasn’t been to the Fjords, you should strongly consider it- the views are spectacular on top deck with a large vino!!
– as it didn’t get dark until about 11.45pm- we used our duvets to pad out the balcony and sat on there with a hot chocolate!! yummy wink.png wink.pngwink.png wink.png
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