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... Dong Cuyos, known as the “Singing Barman”. Dong works behind the bar in the Neptune Lounge and is always singing, so they gave him his own 45 minute spot and we looked forward to hearing him.
Well… what can I say? Dong Cuyos is an absolutely fantastic singer – what he is doing working behind the bar on a cruise ship is beyond me. He has amazing talent which is wasted. He was called back for an encore and, ...
... the fabulous ship’s orchestra. As ever, it was an excellent show.
Up in the Lido Lounge we joined M & M once again and swapped stories about what we’d been doing. One of the things we find on Fred Olsen cruises is that the vast majority of our fellow passengers are, like us, well-travelled and seasoned cruisers, and conversations are often based around previous ships and ports where we have been or would like to go.
... to the airport; we could see the runway and the control tower. A few minutes later an aeroplane came in to land, roaring overhead and racing down the runway. I can’t imagine that there would be many flights going into Alta. We are about 4km from the town centre and there are shuttle buses leaving the port every 10 minutes for those who wish to go in.
However, being Sunday, most of the shops were closed and we had been advised that ...
... of the Sami people, the indigenous people of Finland. It was comprehensive and informative, but not very engaging. The whole thing was a series of information boards full of text and you had to scroll through them to find the English version. However, we did learn a bit about Lapland. For example, one day in summer lasts for two months, as the sun doesn't set in Inari between May 22 and July 22. Six months later, it is the turn of darkness, when the sun doesn't rise above ...
... Our itinerary said the bus would arrive at the train station at 11am. We were advised to board at the train station to ensure we got a seat, but to call a number to confirm the timetable. The man at hotel reception rang for us and informed us that the bus would leave the train station at 11.30am and the bus station at 11.45am. He suggested we go to the bus station, as we would just be sitting on the stationary bus for half an hour at the train station, but we ...