Saturday, 21 April 2012

Marco Polo

I was slightly confused last night when I checked that Marco Polo was arriving in Bergen this morning as expected. The ship was giving ETA of 08:00 but the port was saying 09:30. A quick look at the AIS for Bergen showed Marco Polo was in the northern approaches to the port.

It had rained overnight so, after breakfast, we put on our coats and went the short distance to the nearest jetty with a clear view of the cruise/ferry terminal and Marco Polo was in the harbour just as we'd expected. The pontoons and much of the inner harbour was filled by small boats because people from the outer areas had come into Bergen for the weekend outing and/or shopping. There were cycle tours on offer this morning and they seemed to be doing a lot of business.

With true Cruise & Maritime organisation the port security gate and the ship's reception were expecting us and we were in our cabin within minutes of arriving.

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