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May 2019 Norwegian Cruise Lines: Netherlands, Norway, Scotland, Ireland, France, UK, Belgium

Updated: Jul 27, 2023

In 2019, I was privileged to go on a 2-week cruise through Europe on Norwegian Cruise Lines. Would I recommend that cruise line specifically? Honestly, I don't know. At this time that is the only cruise I have ever been on. So, I have nothing to compare it to. Everything seemed just fine. Nothing was overwhelmingly remarkable, but it wasn't anything to complain about. We had terrible luck with the previous voyage suffering from a viral outbreak, so the ship went into a special protocol during our cruise. For example, there were individual packages instead of salt and pepper shakers on the table, and they were very vigilant about their "washy washy" stations. It wasn't overly inconvenient, but it made the experience a bit more problematic.

It was also quite expensive (for me, at least). I learned my lesson about cruises with this one. Essentially, take the amount that they initially offered you and double it just to be safe. I went into this thinking I was going to spend around 5-6k. After airfare, excursions, food, and miscellaneous purchases, it was around 10k or more. It took me a little while to pay that credit card off! I always say I went on my retirement cruise early. However, no matter how expensive it was, I'm forever grateful for my experiences (and the ability to recover financially from said experiences).

I won't detail the entire cruise in this one post—way too much information. I will, instead, create subsequent separate posts for each stop we made. They include Scotland (Edinburgh Castle & Invergordon), Norway (Bergen, Voss, Geiranger), Ireland (Belfast, Dublin, Giant's Causeway, Peace Wall, Glendalough), France (Paris & Le Havre), UK (Dunrobin & Leeds Castle), Belgium (Bruges), and the Netherlands (the cruise itself departed from Amsterdam).

Below is an album of some of my favorite photos from the trip!

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