Saturday 22 May 2010

The Hurtigruten Grieg Event in Bergen

At 8 a.m.  MV Fram reached the second largest city in Norway, Bergen. On her way through the bay the MV Fram was escorted by another famous Hurtigruten ship, the MS Lofoten. The MV Fram docked in the cruise ship terminal close by to all the main attractions of Bergen. The Norwegian coastal steamer service Hurtigruten starts in Bergen heading northwards to Kirkenes.
Good and dry weather conditions.During the morning we offered our guests a city tour of Bergen. In the afternoon all guests were invited by Hurtigruten to enjoy a special event at Trollhaugen. The motto of this special event was "Grieg". Trollhaugen was the home of the famous Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg. To experience not only the musik but also to see where Grieg lived can only be regarded as a high light of the cruise. A superb piano concert was given by professor Signe Bakke and the museum curator Eilif Løtveit enlightened us with interesting information about the life of Edvard Grieg. The entire event was absolutly fantastic and faboules!
To end the evening an onboard fashion show was held. The crew and staff members in an unusual role as models performed beautifully in the observation lounge on deck 7.