NORWAY – SVALBARD CRUISE

The joys of visiting lots of places while your bedroom tours the oceans. Black Watch 25,000 tons. Bear Island not just the title of a spy book. On board Experts brief you on things of interest. Svalbard or Spitzbergen at 80 degrees north. Bleak but fascinating. Glacier walking (carefully and with rifles) with 6,000 Polar Bears. Endless on board activities music, shows, Classes. Cuisine too good, too often. Sensibly priced Wine. North Cape towering cliffs from Honigsvag. Tromso ‘the Paris of the North’, Polar museum for Amundsen; world’s most northerly brewery; planetarium. Casino, nightclub, cinema or satellite TV in cabin. Trondheim musical instrument museum. Gothic stone Cathedral, Norwegian royal summer here.