- Top Of The World Cruise
- Dover, England; Newcastle (Tyne) England; Edinburgh (Rosyth) Scotland; Torshavn (Taroe Islands) Denmark; Seydisfjordur, Iceland; Reykjavik, Iceland; Prins CHRISTain Sund, Greenland; Qaqortoq, Greenland; Newfoundland (St. John) Canada; St Pierre Et Miquelon, France; New York, New York USA
Our first full day was a sea day (this is when you notice how small the ship is and what is missing lol). We did get to see a lot of oil rigs (no oil spills I checked) and went to our CC meet & greet. Surprisingly, the Captain came in and talked to us. I had the privilege of spending about an hour just chit chatting. The good news, it got us on the list for a bridge tour but that will be later on the blog. lol For now - off to our first port of call, Tyne (Newcastle) England. A shuttle took us to Tynemouth, a neat little town where we walked to the train station and off to Newcastle we went. (cost 3 lbs 80 pence for train) Once in Newcastle we found the hop on hop off stop and for 8 lbs - we explored the city.
Oh, and while we were there, England would be playing in the World Cup Soccer Game. Needless to say, the results weren't favorable and left the town sad. Below you can see the Quayside Market on the Tyne River with the city behind it. (we did hit up the local library for some free Internet also lol)
Ok, so we have heard that it can be rough on this cruise and we finally found that out. It was a very rough night and the Captain had to change our route. We would no longer be going around the southern tip of Iceland to get to our next port but instead - we would be going around the entire top, east, and west side of the island to get to the southwest tip and our next port. We were warned about the weather and rough seas but hey, for me (Debe) it was life on the ship as normal. For Bob, he slept a lot. lol This photo is the water outside our window. :)
As we went around the northern part of Iceland, the weather cleared up and the sun came out. Just in time for us to see the northern fjords of Iceland. They were nothing we had ever seen before and were just beautiful. They were like long fingers of land coming off of the island of Iceland. And even though the rerouting caused us to not see the Volcanoe that had recently erupted in Iceland, we were able to see another extinct volcanoe covered in snow. Oh, and saw the highest cliff in Iceland. (Check out the people standing on the top of the cliff. I would never do that)
- To be continued....................................
- Watch for Part 2 soon!!!!