Rica Hotel Kristiansund
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
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RECAP: 30th Dec Fortunately, we soon regained our sea legs and spent an interesting spell ashore in Alesund. A pretty settlement with a neat little display of winter cabbages in each flower container. We trudged about the city centre for a couple of hours and return to the ship. Confusion at Dinner: Apparently, each cabin has a "SET PLACE" to sit at dinner. I plonk myself down on the only table for "2" and within seconds (after tucking into my bread roll) a "po" faced couple pitch ...
... to hear that there was a Force 9 (strong gale) to 10 (storm) strength wind and a sea swell of over five metres, as we were still experiencing a lot of ship’s motion. Several times in the dining room we heard a loud crash as either a passenger or a waiter dropped a tray of crockery.
Afterwards we went and sat by the window in the Secret Garden lounge and had a coffee each. Despite the high winds and rough seas (or maybe because of them) ...
... the bus pulled up at a lay-by a few hundred yards before one of the famous bridges, the Storseisundet Bridge. From our viewpoint, this arched bridge curves first of all to the left and then to the right; in fact, depending on your perspective it can make the road look as though it comes to an abrupt end, and the traffic just disappears into nowhere! It looked completely different, depending on the angle from which it ...
The biggest problem with cruise ships is you're subjected to rigid, sometimes ludicrous, timetables. This was highlighted today when we stopped - the day's only significant stop - at Norway's third largest city, Trondheim. At 6.30am. The timetable severely restricted our chances of taking in any attractions, as nothing was open so early. The city's main sight is Nidaros Cathedral, Norway's most religious building and - wait for it - the world's northernmost medieval cathedral. All ...
... used in Norway, which eclipsed the smaller traditional homes. As we entered port, we heard 3 cannon volleys--quite a surprise. We could see the smoke rising from atop the hill opposite our dock. We discovered from our guide that there is a fort on that hill & due to a battle that took place a long time ago, it has become tradition to announce to the townspeople the arrival of any ship. So everyone knew we had arrived (not like you're ...