Spirit of Adventure blog
While on leave, I always try to stick to the rule which is to be with my family as much as possible and not to think about the work or my contracts, but this time I received a phone call...can you please join Spirit of Adventure urgently? After a quick chat with my wife Angeliki, since I was available, of course I said that I am coming.
I joined the ship in Bergen, Norway, for the “Arctic Norway and Northern Lights” cruise which had unfortunately already changed due to the unfavourable weather conditions. As hard as it was for me to leave my family, in a way I was excited to go on a trip to Norway and maybe get lucky enough to see the Northern Lights. Moreover, I have to admit that it was a great pleasure to meet and sail with Sir Roger De Haan CBE DL, Chairman of SAGA PLC.
Our arrival in Alesund was accompanied by a strong gusts of wind (up to 30 knots) and snow showers, a real winter atmosphere. After arrival, James Langley (Operations Director) who also joined the ship in Bergen, and I decided to explore Alesund a bit further. After a nice walk around, we found a very interesting antique shop, where James bought a present for his wife; of course I won't be revealing what it was.
After a walk in this cute little town, we decided to walk up the 418 steps reaching the top, and over 180 meters high viewpoint Fjellstua. I must say that it was not an easy task in these conditions, but when we came to the top our reward was an amazing view and a delicious hot chocolate with cream. Fantastic! On our way back to the ship it started to snow a lot, so when we got back it felt nice to be in a warm cabin and watch it snow outside.
Find out more about our exciting cruises to Norway.
Captain Krešo Volarić
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