Fireboat escort in Alesund, Norway.
Photo © Aaron Saunders

Our Photo of the Week for this week shows the picturesque town of Alesund, Norway as seen from the decks of the Crown Princess.  
Aside from being one of the prettiest cities in Norway, departure here is particularly memorable: a fireboat escort leads your ship out of the harbor while Vera Lynn’s “We Will Meet Again” rings out over the town – piped in from somewhere ashore, or aboard the fireboat itself.  
The result is strikingly cinematic, and tremendously moving.  Cheering passengers lined their balconies and the upper decks of the Crown Princess, snapping pictures, taking video, and waving to the good people of Alesund who came out to see the massive ship off.  
If you plan on taking a cruise to Norway, be sure it includes a stop in this wonderful city – you won’t be disappointed.

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