Our next port of call was Reykjavik – Iceland’s capital and largest city. We actually got to spend 48 hours here, which was awesome! On day one, I had booked a private guided tour with Extreme Iceland doing a tour of the Golden Circle and a swim in the Secret Lagoon. Highlights of the Golden … More Reykjavik, Iceland – The Most Northern Capital of the World
The evening we left Bergen, Norway – the ship was rocking and rolling! The girls felt awful, and Guest Services was handing out Dramamine like it was candy! The restaurants for dinner were half full at best that night. Room service was very busy handing out saltine crackers to those who felt ill. After taking … More Crossing the Arctic Circle to Akureyri, Iceland!
Bergen was our next port of call. The weather was not the best…rainy off and on, and somewhat chilly. We had another short port day here – only 8:15am – 1:45pm. So all we had planned for the day was to go up the funicular to Mt. Floien. This was the view from our balcony … More Bergen, Norway – On Top of the World!
We cruised into Kristiansand, Norway and it was a beautiful sunny day. Our port time was short, only 7:45am – 2:15pm. I had booked a Disney excursion here that was going to be riding a vintage steam train through the country side, but that ended up being cancelled due to not enough people signing up … More Kristiansand, Norway – A Hidden Gem
When I woke up – we were passing sites like this, so I grabbed my camera for a few photos. Meanwhile, my cabin mates all looked like this… The water was so perfectly still, it was an overcast day and the weather was cool. Cute little villages and houses dotted the landscape. One really amazing … More Oslo, Norway – All About the Vikings
We finally made it aboard the ship! All aboard time was 4pm. The Disney Magic ship made it’s first sail in 1998, but recently had a major update and renovation. It’s a great ship with lots of different things to do for both kids and adults. The ship has 11 public decks, can accommodate 2,700 passengers … More All Aboard the Disney Magic!!
To be able to go on this cruise, I had to get permission from the Primary Head Master of the School. Dutch laws are quite stringent on attendance rules and there are only certain instances that allow for exemptions. The girls missed the last week and a half of school because this was the only … More Getting to the Port in Copenhagen, Denmark
Last December, I happened upon a cruise that would check of many of our must-see places all at once! It was a 12-night Disney Cruise on the Magic to Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Scotland, and England!! I was so excited, and when I told MyMan about it – he immediately said, “Book It!!” So that’s what … More Planning for a Disney Cruise!
It was May and nearing the end of tulip season here in the Netherlands, so we decided to take drive up to Keukenhof Gardens to go see the pretty flowers while they were still in bloom. The season is only about 8 weeks out of the year. This particular park attracks ~800,000 visitors … More Mother’s Day in the Tulips