We are considering Norwegian Splendor for our sixth Odysseys tour. We'd be appreciative of any feedback from past travelers that would help us make a final decision. We would be especially grateful for any information about what type of food we might expect. Thanks!
We recently returned from the Norwegian Splendor trip and thought it was really nice. The scenery throughout Norway is absolutely spectacular - no way to describe it! The food was okay - usual nice breakfast as the hotels. The other meals were okay - a lot of fish bur we generally had other options as well. The gorgeous scenery every day completely made up for sort of mediocre food. Our tour guide, Elsa, just did a great job for all of us. We were lucky enough to have a very congenial group on our tour - we all really had fun together. If you want a trip with each day filled with gorgeous scenery and spectacular waterfalls, this trip is for you!
We did this tour a couple of years ago with Elsa. She is a gem. The food is plain and not gourmet. I think it is a function of Norwegian cuisine not the choice of Odyssey’s restaurants. The scenery is wonderful and if a photographer, it is heaven. The trip goes into major and small cities and up into the mountains. Make sure to wear sturdy walking shoes.
My wife and I are considering this tour, but we are wondering if the extension to Stockholm is worth the price. Has anyone here done this 3-night extension? I called Odysseys and was told that the extension does not include any type of introductory tour of the city, which makes me hesitate a bit. Any feedback is greatly appreciated.Thanks!
Post by Jim Woodward on Aug 17, 2018 21:25:03 GMT -5
My wife and I did the predecessor of Norwegian Splendor way back in 2006. That tour ended in Helsinki.
Since I had enjoyed a weekend in Stockholm on an earlier business trip, we elected to fly from Helsinki to Stockholm, spend two days there, and then return to the US. We visited the Vasa Museum, the Nordic Museum, Skansen Open Air Museum, rode an historic tram, visited the Swedish Royal Armory, the Stockholm Cathedral and several other churches, watched the nearly hour-long pageantry of the Changing of the Guard at the Royal Palace, and took a brief boat trip in part of the harbor. We also walked around the old city known as Gamla Stan, rode the subway a bit and did a bit of shopping. We did not stay at Six Hotel, but it appears to be within walking distance from the Central Station, and the rail connection from Arlanda airport is convenient. You should probably consider taking a bus or bus/boat tour on your first day in Stockholm to help you get your bearings. City Sightseeing offers a good Hop-On Hop-Off tour, with narration in multiple languages, including English. Stockholm is relatively easy to navigate even if you don't speak or read Swedish, since many signs are also in English and many Swedes speak English.
My husband and I took the Norwegian Splendor tour leaving May 20, 2018 (Helena, Tour Director) with the extension to Stockholm and I have posted several videos of our tour which I welcome you to view. We considered ourselves "the lucky group" because the weather was fantastic! My You Tube Channel name is: www.youtube.com travldtwoseven It's always a challenge to type the links correctly; perhaps easier to just go to my channel!
Here are a couple of the videos: NORWAY (Lillehammer to Geiranger): OSLO: STOCKHOLM:
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