BritanniaFor adventurous minded independent souls, the idea of going on a cruise may be anathema; let’s face it, a cruise kind of conjures up images of folks loading up piling plates of food at the 24 hour buffet before collapsing on a deck chair by the pool for hours to top up that tan. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, of course, if that’s the type of holiday you enjoy- it’s just that you know what you’re getting with a cruise- if you choose, you can be cosseted and completely looked after for the duration of your holiday. It’s nice and safe, but the opportunities for adventure are not there…

… or are they? I recently went on a cruise for my Mum’s 70th birthday; okay we were going to the Norwegian Fjords, which was still an adventure as it was somewhere new, but I still wondered how much opportunity I would get to explore. Quite a lot as it turned out!

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