If you’ve been in touch for any length of time, you’ll know I have always fancied a cruise. This summer was my chance to give it a try as Shanhong and I (and Teddy of course) joined the Oceana for a one-week trip to Norway.
The cruise left and returned to Southampton in the UK, and consisted of two ‘sea days’ getting to/from Norway and 4 days where we got off the ship and went to explore. Needless to say – it was every bit as good as I hoped and we will certainly be cruising again in the future. This report is about the ship… the next ones will be about our destinations in Norway!
Given it was our first cruise, and I wanted it to make a good impression, I booked a ‘better’ cabin – and it lived up to expectations… there was a bottle of champagne in the fridge and our canapes arrived at 5:00 each evening! As you can see, there was lots of room and a lovely private balcony – photos from our first day!
It really was a beautiful ship! 2 Theatres, 4 restaurants, 5 swimming pools, gym, spa, endless bars, row of shops etc… and more sunloungers than a beach in Blackpool!
Of course, one of the main features of cruising is the food! We had buffet food available almost 24 hours a day, for free, on the top deck… and we had a very ‘posh’ restaurant for our evening meals with a choice of waiter service 5-course meals, including a special from celebrity chef Marco Pierre White. I dedicate the rest of this report to pictures of food… including the Chocoholic’s buffet on the last day!
Mouth watering yet? That is it for this report – the next few will show our destinations in Norway. More photos on the website as always.
Trevor, Shanhong & Teddy. xxx