Cruise into the ice bergs of Greenland
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|Reviewed By: Heinig, Bad Säckingen / Germany on 26th Aug 2010|
|Cruise Line: Costa Cruises||Times cruised before: 6-10|
|Cruise Ship: Costa Luminosa||Sailed: August, 2010|
|Destination: Arctic||Age: 36-45|
|Cabin: Inside||Occasion: Annual/regular holiday|
It was a brilliant cruise, fantastic views, whales, orcas, dolphins, seals - and all "for free", since we did not attend a specific organised whale-watching-tour. Even though - of course - we also had rain, really heavy fog and, strong wind, we were rewarded with fantastic sunsets in the middle of the night (around 11p.m. to midnight). Attaching picture didn't work here, sorry.
Stops of the 20-day-cruise were Amsterdam (start and end of cruise), Bergen (Norway), Akureyri (Iceland), Nuuk (Greenland), Ilulissat (Greenland), Passage of the Prins Christian Sund (a real adventure with a big ship like that), Reykjavik (Iceland), Torshavn (Färöer Islands), Invergordon (GB) and back to A'dam.
Many more pictures as well as the blog of our cruise can be found at www.millisglashaus.blogspot.com (German only, but roughly translatable with Google-translator).
The ship itself is really great, has lots of space, makes an "open impression", has lots of technology "state-of-the-art" - also to use by customers, real four-star-service (we didn't lodge in the Samsara-Suites, we were "regular" customers) and everything cleeaned really high frequented.
To give it a short note: brilliant and couldn't have been performed better !
A great "Congrat" to the Captain (Michele de Gregorio) and his crew for taking us there and back without "damages" (thinking about ice & weather conditions from time to time)!
|Quality of Food|
|Breakfast & Lunch / Coffee-Time: Andromeda Self-Service Dinner: Taurus Restaurant|
|We only went to see the Crew Show - unfortunately, only 2 real "unprofessional" persons performed, the rest was "used to perform in public". We know crew-shows from other ships with real-behind-the-scenes persons and appreciated their skills more then.|
|all Excursions were great - we wouldn't have changed opinion alfterwards: Bergen & Nuuk - on our own, Akureyri (Pearls of the North), Ilulissat (tour into the fjord & to the icebergs with a small ship), Reykjavik (geysire & nature), Torshavn (vikings history and ruin of gothic church), Invergordon (Grand Dunrobin Castle)|
|They all did a brilliant job. For clear details and names, please refer to our blog (www.millisglashaus.blogspot.com) where names and job description will be published under "Fazit" at the end of the cruise.|
|As many that you could get into real stress situation, if you would want to attend all of them... We didn't attend, but saw a few, so no comments from our side.|
|The Cabin had lots of storage space, even a "long" (high) cubboard for (long) evening dresses not to be wrinkled up, wehn put on hangers, and the shower had an approx. 20cm wider base than we were used to - great! Also very modern equipped and very comfortable beds - easy to fall into deep sleep in.|
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