Between Alta and Kristiansund

Alta is the largest community in northern Norway and Kristiansund is part of the southern oil and Klippfisk industry. Therefore, we had a full day on sea. We used that time to catch up with our travel log efforts, but first we slept in, skipped breakfast — even the later riser breakfast, making stock without snaps our breakfast together with some tea.

Later we washed our clothes in the onboard washing salon on deck three. Deep down in the underbelly of the ship. As this is a German ship. Cash is king. You cannot use your debit card or board id card. No, you have to use Euros. This is super stupid. While you can pay all drinks and extras with your debit card (indirectly, via your room number), you cannot pay your tips to crew and waiters and you cannot get new money on board. Somehow it is expected that you board with some k€ budget in paper money. Checked my calendar. It is 2018 not 1918. Something they really should improve on, as it would make the trip smoother.

We also had some massages on board — very relaxing –, got Norwegian apple cake for tea and listened to a harp concert in the evening. Typical for a day at sea. Relaxation and indulgence.