14 Day Norway Cruise
From Southampton, England To
Norway, Iceland & Scotland
Kirkwall, Orkney Isles, Scotland
Day 11 - Thursday, September 13, 2018
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Arrival Into Kirkwall
South Island Panoramic
A Norwegian Cruise Lines Provided Shore Excursion (KWLE0611, Approx. Duration 3-1/4 Hours, Level 1, $75 USD Per Person).
Experience the beauty of the South Island, enjoying stops at a historical chapel and charming village where you can do some shopping.
Head out along the coast near the Scapa Flow naval base. You will hear dramatic stories of World War I and II that make this one of the best-known
stretches of water in the world. The series of causeways, called the Churchill Barriers, which link the souhern isles, were originally build from cement
blocks to protect the eastern approaches of Scapa Flow following the sinking of HMS Royal Oak in 1939. Now surfaced with roadway, they proivde
vehicle access to the islands, which were previously connected only by ferry.
On Lamb Holm you'll visit the beautifully hand-painted Italian Chapel. Known as the miracle of Camp 60, his remarkable structure was built by Italian
prisoners during World War II. The chapel has been preserved and maintained for its historical connection with the soldiers from Italy.
Drive to the island of South Ronaldsay and on to the pretty villare of St. Margaret's Hope. Local legend has it that the village is named after Margaret,
Maid of Norway, who died near here on her way to marry King Edward II of England. However, she was never a saint. The coach will stop here and
you can do a little shopping at the excellent Craft Workshop or wander through the historic streets.
Note: This tour is primarily panoramic in nature with limited optional walking at the stops.
Churches In Kirkwall
Home Architecture Sytles In Kirkwall
A Lot Of Sheep & Cows In Orkney
Grass Bales Saved To Feed The Animals In Winter
Scenery Along The Drive
Causeway Connecting The Islands
Left: Inside The Church, Right: Statue Honoring The Men That Build The Church.
Barbara Cepinko (my wife) & Steve Grande (me) In Front Of The Altar.
Barbara In Front Of The Visitor Center and Benches Outside The Church.
Remains Of The German Fleet
St. Margarets Hope, A Small Orkney Town
Blacksmith Shop Museum
A Sewer Grate With A Web Address!
Some Scenes From The Town
The Murray Arms Hotel & Local Orkney Pub
Left: Beers Served Here, Right: Shelli Tucker (my sister) At The Pub.
Typical Beers & Wines Available In Orkney
But these wines from around the world were available in a small store in the town.
Scenery On The Drive Back To The Ship
Dinner In The Norwegian Jade Grand Pacific Dining Room
Full Intensity Red Wines, Dessert Wines & Fortified Wines.
The Cabernet Sauvignon From Israel That We Had With Dinner.
Photos Of The Grand Pacific Dining Room.
Shelli Tucker (my sister) & Barbara Cepinko (my wife) at dinner.
Mini Bar Menu
Room Service Menu
Breakfast Specials & All-Day Menu
Sandwiches, Pizza, Entrees & Desserts
Special Occasion Menu & Beverages
Coffee Maker & Safe In Stateroom
Outlets & Switches At Desk
Switches For All Stateroom Lights At Left Bedside
USB Charging Port & Lamp On Both Bedsides
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