According to the Captain, we’ll be entering Prince Christian Sound at around 10am and it will take eight hours to transit. We’re also promised a running commentary from the ‘onboard destination expert’ over the ship’s intercom.
We’re up early and spot an iceberg from our balcony which is pretty cool. We then head to breakfast where the buffet and upper deck are already packed by excited cruisers.
Entrance to the Sound
Instead we head back to our own balcony where we stay for the next eight hours. The journey is spectacular, taking in more icebergs, glaciers, mountains and even a tiny village of just 100 people. At some points the waterway is just 500m wide, so you get a feeling for just how tall these mountains really are.
Top tip: The voyage down Prince Christian Sound is dependent on several factors including, visibility, wind and icebergs – hence the reason why it was never mentioned on the cruise itinerary until the last moment. However, if cruising to Greenland via Iceland, consider booking a starboard balcony cabin just in case.
The scenery is incredible and twice the captain performs a 360º spin, allowing us to see both sides of the Sound. However, it is clear that the starboard side of the ship offers the very best views.
The ice is an astonishing shade of blue
The mountains look totally unreal
Spot the village
As we clear the waterway, we can totally understand why the Captain was so excited. For me, Prince Christian Sound beats out any of the Norwegian fjords we have visited.