Susan Disney-Greenberg’s Adventure Aboard Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth
Traveling through the Fjords – Olden, Norway
In Olden the temperature was 40 degrees and it was rainy, but the inclement weather did not keep us from taking our tour to the Briksdalbreen Glacier.
This tour is definitely a MUST. We traveled by bus for 30 minutes - this in itself was interesting as it is a one lane road with pull-offs for 2 lane traffic. When the bus could go no farther we boarded the Troll Cars (oversized golf carts - holding 7 passengers) to go up to the Glacier. Because it was raining, we had heavy blue tarps over our laps and Cunard umbrellas over our heads to keep us dry. We then held on for dear life as the Troll Cars carried us up the mountain trail. This was a one and a half mile trek, uphill from where the bus dropped us off, on a narrow, winding path with an edge that seemed to drop off for a mile! For those of you that have vertigo or a fear of heights - this is not for you or for that matter the faint of heart! After a mile and a half, we were able to stop for a break, then we had to travel another mile further up to get as close to the Glacier as possible. When the cars could not go any further, we had to trek uphill for another half mile to get to the Glacier. But, oh my… the journey was worth every moment of the hike! The Glacier was one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen! And, to add to our amazement, we were able to witness a portion of the Glacier while it was calving, which is when chunks of ice break off at the edge of a glacier. So, after all the hard work to get to the glacier, this morning tour rewarded us with a gift from nature – surely the best kind to receive!
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From Carnival to Royal Caribbean, in the past few months several cruise lines have had a variety of problems at sea. Fortunately for consumers, that means now is a great time to take advantage of amazing sales.
Some of the best cruise vacation deals are selling for as little as $50 a night, and Carnival is even offering special deals for Georgia residents.
"Carnival is trying to build their confidence back into the passengers, and so they are offering them last minute bookings and so Carnival probably has the biggest presence in the Caribbean right now," Susan Disney-Greenberg with Edgewood Travel said.
She also said, surprisingly, she hasn't seen a dip in consumer confidence in cruise lines. But, by the end of May, Carnival did lower it's earning forecast in anticipation of lower rates to incite more travelers to book trips.
Disney-Greenberg said it's pretty easy to find double occupancy cabins, and said you can still book for this summer if you do your research.
"I would say normally over the 4th of July you will find some really good buys. Usually that middle of August you'll find really good buys as well, because as we get further into the hurricane season, you will find that the cruise lines sometimes adjust their pricing."
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