Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Our Planned Adventure For 2012

A while back I had reported that Veronica and I were going to take a cruise that included Venice and several Greek isles.
Since that time our plans have changed. Actually there were a couple of cruise changes before we settled into one that we really wanted.
On 9/16/2012, Veronica and I will be sailing on the NCL Sun for a 14 day cruise that takes us to several different locations.
We will be flying into Copenhagen a day before we embark on the ship. That first day and night in Copenhagen we will be visiting the Tivoli Gardens. This is a place that we had not seen the last time we were in Copenhagen...this was when we were on our Baltic Capitals cruise last year.
Veronica and I enjoyed our last visit to Copenhagen, so we decided to spend a day there before the actual cruise.
We will be staying at a hotel that is within walking distance of Tivoli Gardens.
We had heard that Tivoli Gardens is especially nice at night when everything is all lit up.
Here is a link to the TripAdvisor web site that has a lot of information about Tivoli Gardens. There are also a lot of photos that you can view... Tivoli Gardens and here is another Google site that has nothing but photos of Tivoli Gardens... Photos
The following day, we will be boarding the Norwegian Cruise Line Sun to start our adventure.
If you remember, the NCL Sun is the same ship that we were on when we went on our Baltic Capitals Cruise last year.
While we were on the ship last year, we took the opportunity to look at a couple of inside staterooms and found them to be rather spacious...all things consider. Definitely big enough for Veronica and I.
The interior staterooms are also less expensive than most other cabin categories.
Although I will miss having a balcony or even a window to look out of, we couldn't beat the price that I was able to get this cabin for.
Also by getting a less expensive cabin it allows us to go on more cruises. We have a fantastic adventure and cruise in mind for 2014. There will be more on that one in the future, once I get things a little more formalized.
Plus we aren't in our cabin that much during the cruise...mainly to sleep.
If we want to watch the sights go by, we can just go up to the observation deck and hang out up there...plenty of comfy seats to lounge in.
I was able to get a military veterans discount. All I need to do is bring a copy of my DD214...my military discharge form and show it to them when we initially check in for our cruise.
Below is the itinerary that we have during this cruise:
Day Port Arrive Depart
Sun: Copenhagen ---- 5:00 PM
Mon: At Sea ---- ----
Tue: Bergen, Norway 8:00 AM 7:00 PM
Wed: Alesund, Norway 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Thu: Lerwick, Shetland Islands 10:00 AM 5:00 PM
Fri: Thorshavn, Faroe Islands 4:00 AM 5:00 PM
Sat: At Sea ---- ----
Sun: Reykjavik, Iceland 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
Mon: At Sea ---- ----
Tue: At Sea ---- ----
Wed: Glasgow Scotland 8:00 AM 6:00 PM
Thu: Dublin Ireland 8:00 AM 5:30 PM
Fri: At Sea ---- ----
Sat: At Sea ---- ----
Sun: Copenhagen 7:00 AM ----

NCL has already started listing excursions for each port of call.
Veronica and I have gone over all of the excursions that are currently listed and for the most part we will be venturing out on our own and not taking any formal excursions except for one.
While we are in Reykjavik, there is an excursion that is geared towards photographers. This excursion is day long one and they will be taking us to many different locations that stand out for their photogenic beauty and interest. They will be taking us to places that most of the tourist never see. This will probably be one of the many highlights of this trip.
I will have more info on this adventure as we get closer to the sailing date.

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