Cynthia asks about the Norwegian Coastal Steamers. YES!! We traveled from
Bergen to Kirkenes and back (12 days) and loved every minute of the trip.
We were on one of the remaining older, smaller ships, the LOFOTEN--tiny
cabins, lots of wood and brass, and few tour groups. We loved it!! Most
of the ships now are quite new and much larger with more amenities; we
liked the ambiance of the older-style ship. The food was excellent--lots
of fish, especially salmon and herring--and the service excellent. And,
of course, the Norwegian coast was stunning; we went in early July during
the time of the midnight Sun above the Arctic Circle, a delightful experience.
When we got off the ship, we both felt we could turn around and do the
whole trip over again, right away! So, if you want an enthusiastic recommendation,
you've got it! If you have specific questions, please contact us. We'd
be happy to help. Cheers,
Pat and Bill in Baltimore