Marshall - Answered a Question by Brelsforth (21 Oct 08 19:35)

Bergen receives over 300 days of rain a year so makes sure you have kagoules/raincoats.

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John - Answered a Question by Brelsforth (22 Oct 08 08:09)

We have been to Norway twice in the beginning of June. Weather was excellent both times with warm days (in the 70s) Bets to take layers of clothing. Light shirts etc and a fleece for colder evenings. The ship itself will be nice and warm at all times. Enjoy Norway.

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Stone - Answered a Question by Brelsforth (22 Oct 08 23:00)

I cruised to the Fjords in May this year on Queen Victoria. It's a beautiful region with spectacular sights and scenery as you sail silently through the fjords. Many of the mountain peaks will still be snow capped. The weather in May was amazing, every day being warm and sunny with no need to even wear a sweater. I think we were very lucky and the good weather was unusual. As someone else has suggested, probably best to take layers and a waterproof jacket, just in case. I think the Black Watch will be at tender on most of your ports, apart from Eidfjord and Bergen. I can recommend the sea plane trip if you're feeling adventurous, just four passengers and the pilot; I took some great photos. In Bergen you can usually walk into town and a 15-20 minute walk will take you to the Floibanen funicular railway which takes you to the top of Mt Floyen for a bird's eye view of the town. Head for the railway early in the morning before the organised tours arrive and you will miss the queues. Many passengers enjoyed the coach trips from Geiranger. I have been on Black Watch several times and I'm sure you will enjoy the experience. You may take two bottles of wine on board and I'm sure they allow soft drinks. Towels and a gift set of toiletries are provided, together with shower gel/shampoo in the bathrooms. Towelling robes are available on request from reception on payment of a fully refundable deposit of £50 per robe. The cost will be added to your shipboard account and refunded when you return the robe. Please ask if you have any other questions. Happy sailing - Jan.

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Brelsforth - replied to Stone (23 Oct 08 11:37)

Thanks for the info. Ive no doubt I will be back with more questions-Sally.

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Cooke - Answered a Question by Brelsforth (27 Oct 08 09:57)

Hi Sally, I'm not sure how far north your cruise goes but while it will certainly be warm ashore you need to take the breeze onboard in to account and pack wind/shower proof jackets. Usually through the fjords, the ship sails slowly (less breeze) but on any 'sea days' may move a bit faster. Mt Floyen has already been mentioned in Bergen. If you follow the many paths, from the funicular station, that wind round the mountain (not a steep climb) the scenery is fantastic. We saw red squirrels and loads of birds. It does rain a lot in Bergen, but there is a really good aquarium that would pass an hour or two if the weather is bad. Have a lovely holiday. Judith.

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