Lynley Bilby is a reporter for the Herald on Sunday.

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This view will soon be replaced with an ice-capped Norwegian fjord. Photo / Lynley Bilby
This view will soon be replaced with an ice-capped Norwegian fjord. Photo / Lynley Bilby

Lynley Bilby is currently travelling from England to Norway on the Emerald Princess. She will be posting updates throughout the trip.

In just under an hour I shall be setting sail on the Emerald Princess to the land of the Vikings. Here's the view from my cabin.

We're docked in the Port of Southampton.

It won't be long before the Glovis Champion is replaced by an ice-capped Norwegian fjord - or so I hope.

It's always exciting walking into a cabin that until moments ago was random number R258.

Inside room R258. Photo / Lynley Bilby
Inside room R258. Photo / Lynley Bilby

This is what greeted me.

I'll report on the comfort factor later.

Given I had not eaten for the best part of seven hours this was a top contender for the best view of the day hands down.

The best view of the day - hands down. Photo / Lynley Bilby
The best view of the day - hands down. Photo / Lynley Bilby

Yum. Bon voyage.

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Lynley Bilby is a reporter for the Herald on Sunday.

Lynley Bilby is from Palmerston North and has worked as a reporter at the Herald on Sunday since 2012. She gained a Diploma in Journalism from Auckland Technical Institute and previously worked at the Levin Chronicle and Auckland Star before taking time out to raise a family.

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