Welcome to Royal Caribbean's private island! Make your way down private stone stairs to the refreshing ocean water for a dip before you dry off in your private cabana ... There are plenty of options for cabanas, from overwater bungalows to others surrounded by lush trees.
Bring your boots, a day pack and a healthy dose of enthusiasm and venture to these cruise ports known for some of the best hiking on the planet.
As a rule, if you book independently from the ship, plan to play 18 holes only in ports with at least a seven-hour window between the time you can disembark and the all-aboard call.
It's difficult to know what kind of shoes to wear on a trip. You might be contending with varying climates, terrains and local fashion standards, so you want something comfy that won't look like it's been prescribed by a doctor. Enter these picks: sandals you can actually walk in and sneakers that breathe.
There are plenty of shore excursions you can take part in, ranging in their effort levels. We opted for a visit to the North Cape (Level 1) and a snowmobile safari (Level 3). The coolest thing by far is like on a river cruise, you "race" the ship -- so you get off in one port and meet the ship in another. It's about an hour long and exhilarating, though tiring (on the arms). Hurtigruten also has an option to snowmobile at night time.