Richard and Hamad, Jun '17
Hamad and I returned to Riyadh after a superb tour of Scandinavia and St. Petersburg a few days ago. We wish to thank you personally, as well as all the staff at 50 Degrees North, for your efforts at designing, organizing, and fine-tuning our program.
I have myself traveled on numerous private tours around the world, but I can easily say that I have never been so completely satisfied as I have been with the services provided. All our hotels were centrally located and comfortable. And all our land and sea arrangements proceeded smoothly and precisely as detailed in our itinerary. In fact, we were pleasantly surprised at Kirkenes to find our transportation arriving on time to transport us to Inari, Finland. And in St. Petersburg, our guide, Marina, was waiting for us after we completed customs and immigration.
Without a doubt, we found Norway to be the highlight of our tour, especially our excursions into some of the fjords and the Hurtigruten voyage north, which has left us with memories for a lifetime.
We did make one change along the way, and we believe it was for the best. In Helsinki, when we checked in for the St. Peter Ferry to St. Petersburg, we opted to upgrade our cabin to Commodore Class. The advantages, besides a much larger cabin, included priority disembarkation, which is very important in St. Petersburg, and an included breakfast in a special restaurant. Along with complimentary fruit and beverages in the cabin. We both thought this to have been an excellent choice.
Once again, Hamad and I both wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to you for all your patience and efforts that ensured us a truly remarkable tour. If either of us decides to travel in regions you serve, we would not think of looking for a tour operator other than 50 Degrees North, and if we are asked for advice regarding a tour operator, we will immediately recommend your organization for professionalism, thoroughness, client services, and excellent value for money.
Best wishes, Richard and Hamad"