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Cruising:The Norwegian Fjords [Kindle Edition]

Brian Anderson , Eileen Anderson
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Norway’s fractured coastline hides seemingly endless fjords and many with numerous crooked finger branches. It is a great destination for cruise ships offering hours of scenic cruising in very sheltered waters. The ports of call are tucked in amongst the islands or down the deepest fjords, sometimes 100 miles down.
This book covers the Vestlandert, the westerly region bordering the North Sea from Stavanger to Trondheim. This is classic fjord country, the region attracting the most cruise activity. The destinations covered include Stavanger, Bergen, Molde, Haugesund, Flåm, Eidfjord, Trondheim, Kristiansund, Olden, Geiranger, and Ålesund.
There is plenty to see and do in all these ports and the cruise lines offer plenty of shore excursions. These are outlined here in this book. Norway is an expensive country and shore excursions are expensive. For a lot of people the ships tours are ideal, there is no planning, no worry so just pay up and go. Even so, the tours are often conducted at a slow pace, and there is always somebody slow to return and time ticks away taking up far too much time of your day. Time in port is limited and this book includes practical details to show you how to make the most of your day, see far more of the sites and often do the same excursions as the boat but at far lower cost.
There are exciting excursions in all these destinations but three ports stand out: Bergen, Flåm and Ålesund. In all of these you will need to plan your day carefully to make the most of your time.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 209 KB
  • Print Length: 55 pages
  • Publisher: B. & E. Anderson; 1 edition (30 Sept. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009K3186I
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #23,322 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice Simple Guide 19 July 2013
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This was a good choice as a Kindle download. I have bought e-guide books in the past and decided that e-format is nowhere near as handy and practical as a hard copy for such dipping in and out use. This book is short (and cheap!) and gives a simple description of the various ports you are going to be visiting on any Norwegian fjord cruise, and includes some good advice regarding finding local tours that are inevitably better value than those you might book on the cruise ship. It's clear the author has personal experience, and we found it a useful primer to be read as the ship sailed towards the next port on the itinerary
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good in Parts, Lacking in the Rest. 9 Feb. 2015
By Andy
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As we are going on a Norwegian Fjords Cruise this summer, I thought I would buy this book. For me, there was a little too much history and I was disappointed to find that it covered only the southern half of the fjords on the Norwegian coast and did not go above Trondheim. As we are travelling up to the North Cape, half of the ports we are calling at are not mentioned. The information on the ports that are mentioned is good. However it would have been good to see a map of the area covered and town plans for those discussed.

A lot of the information about cruising was too general. For example, why do we need to know about packing clothes for the Caribbean or sea states in the Mediterranean if the book is about cruising the Norwegian Fjords?

If you are only visiting the ports identified in the book, this is a good book to buy for the information on those ports but it needs information on the northern ports and general information relevant to Norway rather than world wide.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars useful 23 Jan. 2013
By mark
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This is a good overview for anyone cruising the Fjords for the first time. It has plenty of helpful information on what to do in the various ports of call.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars When can we go? 12 Jun. 2013
By Glyne
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I don't read much, it fact rarely. But I did find this a useful and easy read.

To me the most important part is the sections on 'ports of call' which has given me ideas about these places and will referred to again when we finally go cruising the Norwegian Fjords
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars lots of helpful hints and tips 28 Mar. 2013
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helped plan the journey a lot better
a number of useful tips to save money and get booked onto port events
quick read
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars As good as expected from description on Amazon 27 May 2013
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Interesting especially if you visit the fjords mentioned in the ebook. Useful informations on Bergen and Olden. We are going at the end of June and will our Kindle with us. Am sure this little guide will be handy.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbiased information on trips. 14 Jun. 2013
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We are going on our first cruise to the Fjords and I wanted to know what trips were worth booking or whether to explore on our own. We are not lovers of bus trips so I needed unbiased info on whether we could do our own thing. This e book told us all we needed to know such as where the ship docked and what an independent visitor could do. We shall take the Kindle with us on our trip and refer to it again and again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great little guide! 31 Mar. 2015
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I do a lot of research on the Internet but this guide puts all the information in one place as well as some insightful tips that I hadn't come across online.
Provides a broad based guide, covering history, paid trips and what to do if you plan just to stay in the port.
This is just what I was looking for and I can't wait for my cruise in June!

Informative read and a great price!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Norway by sea
We have visited Norway many times but each time a little more is learnt. This will held when we visit later this year. Look fwd to an updated edition !
Published 5 days ago by Mr Peter J Bond
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
guide book with some info. but not the best
Published 9 days ago by Mr. DEREK A WRIGHT
3.0 out of 5 stars Norwegian info
For the size of the book there is quite a lot of information. Maybe a few more maps of the areas!
It describes the various ports quite concisely and where to visit. Read more
Published 1 month ago by PATRICIA CUMBERLAND
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Not enough pictures of venues
Published 4 months ago by D. Rogers
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great for holiday
Published 4 months ago by Shirley
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very useful book.
Published 8 months ago by MISS. RITA A. B. CLAYTON
5.0 out of 5 stars Saved a fortune!
Excellent... a must buy for anyone considering a cruise to Norway.. I have used it to save €500 by organising our own excursions instead of the overpriced cruise organised trips
Published 10 months ago by L. McDaid
3.0 out of 5 stars Helpful background rading.
Found the history interesting and informative. As we were on a small ship (100 passengers) we visited ports and fjords not mentioned in the book. Good background reading. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Roger
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 11 months ago by Robert Potter
4.0 out of 5 stars Getting Ready for Norwegion cruise
disappointed with the small amount of information provided. Would have liked more information and detail. But otherwise ok, found more on the cruise
Published 13 months ago by Bob Allen
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