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5th March, 2018

Again another early start this morning as we picked up our pilot at 3:30am. It is around 47 miles of scenic cruising to Molde and today’s weather early morning looked very promising for the day ahead. It had been a while since I was last here in Molde and I like the fact that the city is very close to the pier and is really nice to see and explore. We docked port side alongside on the cruise pier just before 8am, gangway out and the Red Army keen as ever to go and explore ashore.

Molde is very nice in the summer, but equally as quaint in the winter with the sunshine glistening over the snow-capped mountains. Tours on offer today were the City Sightseeing Open Air Museum, Atlantic Coast Road and Svele & Bergtatt Marble Caves.

With some great feedback about the tours, combined with many happy guests returning to the ship, it was time to leave. We departed the berth and moved the ship clear and thrusted the bow around 180 degrees to proceed out of the fjord. We dropped off our pilot just after 9pm and after a long day all was well. We now have one seaday tomorrow as we head north to our highlights of Tromso and Alta. Tomorrow we will be crossing the Arctic Circle as well, so I am sure King Neptune will make a visit!!!!

Full ahead to Tromso……..

Captain Nick Sunderland

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