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4th September, 2016

Are we in the right place? Is this really Bergen? The rainy capital of Europe?

This morning caught us in glorious sunshine as we were docking. Moreover, it stayed like that for the rest of the day. We could not believe our luck especially as we were the only cruise ship in this rather popular place. There was no time to waste, and shortly almost all our guests went ashore either for a stroll independently or on one of the organized excursion.

Two of the most popular ones were ‘A Taste of Hardanger’and ‘Bergen City Panoramic’. The first one took our guest around the beautiful Hardanger region –with its mountain ranges, waterfalls and other dramatic scenery to explore. The region is also a prime fruit-growing area in Norway especially prized for its apples, so a piece of an apple cake was a must on this tour. The latter tour went through the most iconic places around the city including beautiful St Mary’s Church, the oldest building in town, and one of the few Romanesque buildings in Norway. Then the funicular ride brought our guests to a height of 1,000 feet up Mount Fløyen, one of the seven mountains that surround Bergen, for a bird's eye view of the city. And we could not forget about the well-known fish market, now housed in a stunning new glass building.

It was hard to leave this place on such a glorious day. Well, we do have Stavenger to visit tomorrow, but before that, we could all enjoy the magnificent scenery of Raunesfjord and Korsfjord as we were sailing out to the opensea. 

Captain Krzysztof Majdzinski

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