Yvonnes trip aboard Hurtigrutens MS Kong Harald Cruise
What a great way to spend a weekend in Norway, fly to Bergen and cruise for a few nights up the coast of this beautiful country, with its stunning scenery and if you are really lucky, and in the right months of course, the most fantastic phenomenon of the Northern Lights.
Welcome to the newly refurbished MS Kong Harald.
Having been out of action for a few months this ship has been revamped to give a modern Scandinavian feel, without losing any of the Hurtigruten charm. Relax in the modern and comfortable panoramic lounge and when the nights draw in, then the bar opens and you can put your feet up with your favourite tipple.
During the day you can still take part in the many excursions available to prebook, or watch the world go by from the cosy coffee shop on the top deck, grab a coffee or ice cream, pastry or sandwich, thats if you have the room after the most appealing buffet breakfast, and lunch, if you have taken the full board option. Remember to keep room though for dinner, where if you chose, you have can fine dine in the a la carte restaurant, or the newly acquired bistro. Not to worry though, the main restaurant is still open for business. With all the glorious Norwegian dishes to try..
Depending on the time of year, keep a fleece handy in case those evasive lights decide to put on a performance, and be ready to run on deck for an amazing show. Or there again you have the midnight sun to keep you going June and July, now theres an experience, glowing skies at night time.
When you eventually want to take time out and go to bed the cabins are still as comfortable as they always were. Twin berths on the lower decks and the newly refurbished doubles on the upper decks. So cosy after those long and busy days.
The bonus for me on my latest trip was to be acknowledged, as a company, by Hurtigruten for our dedication to selling these amazing trips.
Hurtigruten are proud to work closely with many independent travel agent partners throughout the UK. The expertise and understanding they have of our wonderful voyages ensures that guests are well looked after from the enquiry stage until returning home from a memorable holiday. Aspen Travel, have constantly supported Hurtigruten for many years and in the past 12 months exceeded this high standard and moved the bar ahead of many others. We are delighted to recognise the hard work shown by all the team at Aspen Travel with this award for professionalism and sales growth
So for now Vi nsker deg velkommen to Aspen Travel & Hurtigruten