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Sail Date: March 2015
The highlights of the cruise were to see the Northern Lights and the total eclipse and I saw both, but the experience didn't stop there. The service provided by the crew was excellent and the staff were, with only one or two ... Read More
The highlights of the cruise were to see the Northern Lights and the total eclipse and I saw both, but the experience didn't stop there. The service provided by the crew was excellent and the staff were, with only one or two exceptions, very friendly. I would have to say that the captain did a heroic job steering the ship into a patch of good weather with absolutely immaculate timing - it was cloudy just before the total eclipse and just after but for the main event it was perfect, almost like the ship had rolled away the curtains before and back afterwards. Absolutely fabulous once in a lifetime view. Even without that I would have enjoyed the trip. The food was superb, there were plenty of on-board interests and activities of just unwinding and reading. My wife had been with me on a previous cruise with another company and really hated it, but my description of this one made her seriously consider flying out to join me at Tromso. They would have let her but she chickened out at the last minute, but after my description of the eclipse wishes she had now. However she got me to book a further cruise this year also on the Boudicca. The only thing that spoiled it was that I sprained my foot falling down the stairs early on but that wasn't really anyone's fault. I was unable to go on two of the planned trips which involved a lot of walking. If I were going again I wouldn't take a pre-paid excursion as they don't refund them even for medical reasons if you can't go. Read Less
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