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Good in Parts, Lacking in the Rest.
on 9 February 2015
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.