Even after you have slipped into your new, relaxed state of mind... you will be amazed at the level of excitement in the air with each stunning landscape, each new sighting and the anticipation of the next port. The energy created by the unique closeness to dramatic landscapes and interesting cultures is buzzing in the ship’s cafe, in the panorama lounge, out on deck, at mealtimes and prior to docking when people congregate for excursions and the next adventure. Even at the smaller ports, there is great interest at the site of the dockside suddenly springing to life with forklift trucks whizzing to the ship with supplies, watching harbor workers share jokes and stories with our crew or local people welcoming or bidding farewell to friends and family. These are personal moments in your journey - a mixture of local life and real travel where what you see is truly authentic. There’s plenty more to experience on every Hurtigruten voyage, so settle in, get comfortable and get ready to enjoy one of the world’s great journeys.