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Queen Elizabeth 2 - 2004
The Land of the Midnight Sun - Overview

Our cruise on the Queen Elizabeth 2 from Southampton to Amsterdam and then up the west coast of Norway, to the North Cape, before returning to Southampton gave fascinating insights into another area of the world we had never visited. Norway is a narrow country, 1600 miles long and with 13,300 miles of coastline. There are many islands, and there is a good ferry service, now supplemented by a number of tunnels. It has a population of around 5 million, with the main centres being Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim. We very much enjoyed our visit. The scenery is spectacular, perhaps better than New Zealand, and the people are friendly and helpful. We intend to go back again.

Usually we book an inside cabin on QE2; we prefer to have longer and more frequent holidays in comparatively less luxury. For this trip we chose one of the larger inside cabins, on 5 Deck. Everyone on 5 Deck eats in the Mauretania restaurant. As Cunard World Club Platinum card holders we had priority at check-in and boarding. We also found a bottle of cold Cava waiting to welcome us in the cabin - another good idea.

Using the same style as previous journeys, the write-up is in several parts with navigation bars at top and bottom of each page allowing you to move from page to page.

We hope you will enjoy the write up as much as we enjoyed the journey

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