Cruise ships come in all shapes and sizes, and down at the smaller end of the scale you find wondeful little vessels like Expedition.
With a tonnage of 6,334 and a length of 105m, she carries just 134 passengers, sesrved by a crew of 69.
Here is a small ship with a long and varied service history. Expedition was originally built as the Danish car ferry Kattegat. Launched in 1972, she remained on domestic routes in Denmark for 6 years, before being acuired by P&O Ferries and operating the Dover-Boulogne-sur-mer route from 1978 to 1986 (under her new name Tiger).
She then spent a full 22 years under the Swedish flag, operating as Ålandsfarjan for Viking Line. Eventually, in 2008, she was converted into an expedition cruise ship and started carrying passengers under her current name.
Expedition sails a fantastic variety of itineraries, travelling to extreme environments and unusual destinations. Later this afternoon she sailed onwards to Flåm to continue her current cruise.
Also in town today were Prisendam and the German cruise ship Deutschland.