June 2018 - June 2021
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  • Day11

    Honningsvag (For North Cape), Norway

    June 25, 2018 in Norway ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    Honningsvåg is the Northernmost city in Europe. Located in the Arctic Circle this area was entirely in ice 10,000 years ago. The glaciers carved out spectacular cliffs and beautiful fjords.
    Though inhabited for thousands of years it only became a city in 1996 and is just 1300 miles from the North Pole. Due to its wind swept location in the Arctic Circle trees rarely grow here.
    Our tour began with a 50 minute bus ride to Nordkapp. Along the way we stopped at an outpost of the indigenous Sami people. North Cape is the point where the Norwegian Sea meets the Barents Sea.
    North Cape Hall, located on top of North Cape Cliffs (which are 1000 feet tall) gave us amazing views of the Arctic Ocean. A 180 degree panoramic film about the ever changing North Cape seasons depicted how much snow they receive in winter and how they live with it. We saw children bundled up in snow bound playgrounds and people commuting on their snow mobiles.
    It takes a hearty person to live in this rugged remote part of the world.
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    Lynne Petersen

    I think we could use a little of your cold weather. Another melting day here....

    6/28/18Reply
     
  • Day10

    In The Arctic Circle

    June 24, 2018, Norwegian Sea ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    We are in the Land of the Midnight Sun! Overnight we crossed into the Arctic Circle and now have 24 hours of daylight. We took the sunset picture yesterday at 11:37 PM. Truly a unique experience.

  • Day9

    Trondheim, Norway

    June 23, 2018 in Norway ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    We are on our own today and took the ship’s shuttle into town. We walked in the cold rain to the city center. We viewed the Gothic style Nidaros Cathedral founded in 1152. Next door was the Archbishop’s Palace. Built in the 12th century it is the oldest secular building in Scandinavia.
    The first bicycle lift in the world: A resident of Trondheim invented the bicycle lift because he was getting tired and sweaty riding up a hill to work. You attach your bicycle or baby carriage and a cable pulls you up.
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    Kabob

    I would love to bike if I could get up the hills. Great invention - I don't do hills! Great trip so far. Happy 48th! 🌹

    6/24/18Reply

    Looking good, Randy and Rose!

    6/25/18Reply
    Gloria Migal

    Fabulous pictures!

    6/28/18Reply
    Shawn Peretzman

    Kensie: did you walk up the hill?

    7/1/18Reply
     
  • Day8

    Alesund, Norway

    June 22, 2018 in Norway ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    Ålesund is known as the Venice of Norway. Our tour gave us a view of ancient and modern Alesund. After a major fire in 1904, the city was rebuilt in the Art Nouveau period.
    We traveled to the city mountain of Mt. Aksla where we had incredible views of the archipelago, town center and Sunnmore Alps.
    Along the way we saw ladders on the roofs of homes leading to the chimney. Heat is critical in Norway so chimney sweeps need access for maintenance.
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    Shawn Peretzman

    Kensie: i so want to go there. Was it tiring do all that travel?

    7/1/18Reply
     
  • Day7

    Our Anniversary

    June 21, 2018 in Norway ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    Today we celebrated our 48th anniversary.
    Although we are getting older, our life keeps getting better.

    Bob Miller

    Randy, really? Korbel for your 4th? Rose deserves SOON much more. Enjoy you two, BobMiller

    6/24/18Reply
    Nancy and Tom

    I’m a little late, but Happy Anniversary to a wonderful couple! This trip has to make it a memorable anniversary!

    6/25/18Reply
    Traci Van Egmond

    Happy 48th. You don't look a day over 45!!

    7/1/18Reply
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  • Day7

    Flam, Norway

    June 21, 2018 in Norway ⋅ ⛅ 5 °C

    Our tour today began with a catamaran cruise on the Nærøyfjord which is one of the world’s narrowest. It measures only 11 miles long and 1600 feet wide. Nærøyfjord is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    We have seen fjords all over the world but this was the most beautiful. From its narrow size, snowcapped mountains and huge waterfalls it was a total WOW!
    After our 2 hour cruise we boarded a bus and drove to a mountain top hotel. Here we had an aerial view of the magnificent fjords from above. We drove down the mountain on a narrow road with hairpin turns as we held our breath.
    This day totally exceeded our expectations.
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    Lynne Petersen

    Happy Anniversary! May you have a wonderful year filled with lots of new adventures and only good health and happiness. R&L

    6/24/18Reply
    Gloria Migal

    What beautiful scenery...........happy belated anniversary!!

    6/28/18Reply
    Traci Van Egmond

    Those look like postcard pictures of Norway

    7/1/18Reply
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  • Day6

    Stavanger, Norway

    June 20, 2018 in Norway ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    We toured Stavanger on our own today. We walked along the harbor and through the city center to Old Stavanger.
    The winding cobbled streets contain many 18th, and 19th century wooden buildings believed to be one of Europe’s largest collection. Stavanger began as a mercantile and fishing village and has claimed to be the cradle of the Vikings. Today it is one of the largest oil exporters and is called the Petroleum Capital of Norway.
    Stavanger is on the southwestern coast of Norway. Although they boast to have the best weather in Norway we did not have the chance to experience it. Today was cold and rainy, but good preparation for what’s to come.
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    Lori - different clothes then what we are wearing here. Looks like a neat little village. Have you seen any northern lights yet?

    6/20/18Reply
    Gloria Migal

    I love seeing the small quaint villages.

    6/21/18Reply
    Kabob

    Lori, they call those jackets! And Rose has a scarf on. Remember scarfs? 101 here in sunny AZ! Carry on Peretzmans, we're living vicariously.

    6/22/18Reply
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  • Day6

    WHAT? NO INTERNET!!

    June 20, 2018 in Norway ⋅ 🌧 11 °C

    We are sailing to the northern part of the Atlantic Ocean. Due to the geographical location we have been advised that we will have poor to no internet connection from 6/25 to 6/29. We truly are at the top of the world!
    Rest assured the Penguins are working behind the scenes and will return🐧
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    Lynne Petersen

    Silence from the sea...we will your daily pic’s

    6/20/18Reply

    Lori says "nice to be totally off the grid for a few days, actually."

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  • Day5

    Captains Gala Evening

    June 19, 2018 in Norway ⋅ 🌧 12 °C

    We started our first day at sea with 2 great lectures, ship activities and some relaxation.
    Tonight was a formal evening. We began with pre-dinner music and cocktails. After dinner we celebrated at the Captain’s Gala which included a champagne waterfall. Our Captain is quite handsome and young. The production show of singers and dancers was fantastic. Our next stop was the martini bar with the very talented “Piano Man” Nano.
    The entertainment quality and choices has been excellent.
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    Kabob

    Great way to start the cruise, Cheers! 🍸🍸🍸🍸

    6/20/18Reply
    Gloria Migal

    Looks like it was a grand evening🍾🍾

    6/21/18Reply

    Looking good....

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  • Day4

    Bon Voyage

    June 18, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌬 18 °C

    We are traveling on the smallest Princess ship. The Pacific Princess carries only 670 passengers. It was refurbished, and newly decorated in 2017 and is used exclusively for the Princess World Cruise. We are in a Club Class Mini-Suite so there is plenty of space and a private dining room. An unexpected surprise was the greeting we received from the royals as we boarded.Read more

    Lynne Petersen

    The question is do you have room for the clothes in this room????

    6/18/18Reply
    Howard Peretzman

    👍🛳️

    6/19/18Reply
    Gloria Migal

    Yes, I would be curious to know if you have room for the clothes??? lol

    6/21/18Reply