Mom told me she had always wanted to see fjords. She’d heard about fjords in Norway, in Alaska and along the South American coast. She was kinda partial to Norway.
The “Viking Homelands” itinerary was a Goldilocks discovery: “just right” in so many ways. Not only do we get to sample a bit of the fjords on the western coast of Norway, but several Baltic ports are bundled in, too.
I have to be honest with you: I had to go look up the Baltic region on a map and really study it when an opening on this itinerary came available. I knew it was a big area and it was up north, but when I heard “Baltic” my brain short-circuited to the purple-banded Monopoly property (you know, with Mediterranean as its fellow purple-banded brother; and I was pretty positive we weren’t going anywhere near the Mediterranean).