Holland America

The Prinsendam Holland America Line

We added a last minute destination to our Round the World list when a great deal on a Holland America cruise popped up.  We had both wanted to visit Norway, but the high cost of the country had deterred us from adding it to our original list.  When the cruise came in at just under $100 per person per day we decided to go for it.  We were excited about the unusual itinerary that the small ship would sail.  In a country where a hamburger costs $30 USD we decided a cruise was the best way to see the beautiful country of Norway. Continue Reading

Cruising Norway, Alesund

Alesund Norway

Our last week cruising Norway took us back south stopping at 5 new ports.  We enjoyed exploring each one by foot.  It was nice to have the opportunity to get off the ship after having a couple of sea days when we left the polar ice cap.  Here we take you through the last 5 ports in the picturesque country of Norway.

Alesund-This beautiful town is known for its concentration of Continue Reading

Fiji

Sunset at Nanuya

Fiji was our first stop after leaving Alaska.  After a long day of flying we finally arrived to paradise.  Although we had a bit of a rough start we really enjoyed our time there.  The water and sea life was amazing.  We were able to swim with the giant manta rays, a once in a lifetime experience.  The people were very friendly and their culture shined through.  We spent most of our time split between two islands in the Yasawas and then a couple nights on the main island. Check out more on our time in Fiji by clicking here.

Entering Magdalenafjord

Entering Magdalenafjord

Besides cruising up the coast of Norway, one of the most picturesque countries in the world, we also were drawn to the idea of seeing the Arctic Circle and the Polar Ice Cap.  After leaving Honningsvag on Norway’s mainland, we cruised for a day at sea before reaching Longyearbyen, a small town on Spitsbergen, the largest island of the Svalbard archipelago. Longyearbyen is the world’s Continue Reading

Flying over a glacier

Flying over a glacier

We started our Round the World trip with a cruise to Alaska!  From Vancouver, Canada we cruised through the inside passage all the way up to Seward Alaska.  We were lucky enough to experience it all with Jay’s parents who joined us for this first leg of our journey.  We enjoyed all the ports and of course the amazing glaciers.  After departing the ship we took the train from Seward to Anchorage, through some amazing scenery.  After resting for the night we picked up our car and headed to Denali National Park, a highlight for us all.   We were able to spot almost a dozen bears, moose and caribou during our time in the park.  Check out the details and more picture here as well as on Facebook here