Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Final Day of Fred Olsen Cruise to Norway - And Back

Our man Steve Newman concludes his classic ex-UK cruise to Norway and back with Fred Olsen Cruise Lines...

Welcome to an overcast and quite windy Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands. These islanders regard themselves as closer to Norway than to Scotland as being descended from the early Viking settlers. 

The island’s flag is similar to that of Norway but with a yellow edge to the cross rather than a white one. The local authorities have put on free shuttle buses from the port to the town for us to explore.

Others have been to Scara Brae and the prehistoric village with its Neolithic stone circles whilst some have been to the whisky distillery! Kirkwall is a lovely little town with a fascinating cathedral and old buildings. The pubs are very good too and it was a delight to be back in once again. 

Tomorrow we will be back home in Liverpool, so I hope you’ve enjoyed these posts 'live' from the voyage - and you can also read the full story in the autumn edition of World of Cruising magazine. 

For bookings, follow this link to the Cruise Line, the UK’s cruise-agent specialists.