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08 Oct. 2018 Civitavecchia, Italy.

08 Oct. 2018 Civitavecchia, Italy.

Rather un-expectedly I ended up on the Koningsdam for one cruise. My original schedule called for joining the Nieuw Statendam on October 05 but that was rescheduled to October 26, leaving me with a small gap in the program. Hence the option came up to go for one cruise to the Koningsdam for a project…   read more of “08 Oct. 2018…”

04 Aug. 2018; At Sea.

04 Aug. 2018; At Sea.

This is the last day of Voyage 87; another 7 day cruise to Norway almost completed. The Koningsdam is making a varied pattern of 7 day and 14 cruises to Norway and then in between a cruise going another way. That is what she will do when she starts voyage 88, called the Northern Isles…   read more of “04 Aug. 2018; At…”

03 Aug. 2018; Bergen, Norway.

03 Aug. 2018; Bergen, Norway.

Bergen is part of Norway but somehow apart. People here say, there is Norway and then there is Bergen. They like to do things independently here and that means that routines are not always the same as in the rest of Norway. That also applies to the weather. One is not always certain what the…   read more of “03 Aug. 2018;…”

01 Aug. 2018: Alesund, Norway.

01 Aug. 2018: Alesund, Norway.

Welcome to sunny Alesund. After an overcast day in Eidfjord we saw the weather back from last cruise. Sunny and pleasantly warm. Unfortunately it is not going to last. While southern Europe continues to swelter in the heat (You have to be in Paris at the moment to quickly lose weight) Norway has arrived at…   read more of “01 Aug. 2018:…”

30 July 2018, At Sea.

30 July 2018, At Sea.

Thus we are on our way back to Norway and we are sailing under a cloudy sky. Courtesy of the British who from somewhere conjured up thunderstorms and rain. We got a bit of that rain dripping upon us in Amsterdam but it was only enough to settle the dust, not enough to make the…   read more of “30 July 2018, At…”