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Bank of New Hampshire’s Prestige Plus Customers Cruise the Norwegian Coast

New Hampshire – August 3, 2018 – Bank of New Hampshire’s Prestige Plus members recently returned from a twelve day tour including a six night cruise of the Norwegian Coast onboard Hurtigruten’s ship, the Nordkapp. Highlights of the tour included Oslo and the Viking Ship Museum, Flam Railway, Bergen, Alesund, crossing the Arctic Circle, Kirkenes and the Naeroyjiord Fjord, the narrowest fjord in Europe. The tour was escorted by Bank of New Hampshire’s President and CEO, Paul Falvey and his wife Caryl along with Peter Camera, a professional tour manager from Collette.

The trip began in Oslo, Norway where the group visited the remarkable Viking Ship Museum, home of three ancient Viking ships. The museum was something that first time Bank of New Hampshire traveler, Jean Halfmann of Belmont, always wanted to see and it was a highlight for her. Halfmann went on to say that the scenery and the fjords were wonderful, everyone was very friendly and the group had “a lot of laughs.” 

In Bergen, Norway the group boarded the Hurtigruten ship, the Nordkapp, a working cruise ship for the “world’s most beautiful voyage” sailing along the stunning Norwegian coastline. George and Nancy Jewell of Meredith said that the scenery on the northbound cruise was spectacular. Everyone on the trip echoed the same sentiments: the scenery and the fjords were some of the most breathtaking sights of any trip in the world.  

A special moment for everyone was becoming one of the select few that can say they have crossed the Arctic Circle. Prestige Plus members experienced firsthand what it is like to live in the Land of the Midnight Sun, where from May through July the sun never sets! A trip highlight for Clint and Jean Dougan of New Hampton was getting up at midnight with the sun still shining to see the ship pass the majestic Trollfjord. “The trip was worth every penny,” stated Mrs. Dougan.

One of the best experiences of the cruise was arriving in Krikenes, the home of the Sami people who have herded reindeer for centuries. “Meeting and getting to know the Sami people was a standout for me,” stated Mr. Jewell, a sentiment repeated by everyone.

“The Norwegian Coast has some of the world’s most beautiful scenery and the Fjords we sailed into were amazing. It was a trip of a lifetime for me and for our Prestige Plus customers,” Paul Falvey said of the experience.

Bank of New Hampshire plans trips months in advance and tailors them to meet the needs of its valued Prestige Plus members. With many years of experience in the bank travel industry, customers know when they sign up for a trip the quality will be unsurpassed. Bank of New Hampshire offers seminars, day trips and overnight trips as a way to thank its customers for choosing Bank of New Hampshire. To learn more about Bank of New Hampshire’s Prestige Plus program, contact Cindy Salta, Assistant Vice President - Prestige Plus Officer at (603) 527-3901 or   

Bank of New Hampshire, founded in 1831, provides deposit, lending and wealth management products and services to families and businesses throughout New Hampshire and Southern Maine. With 24 banking offices and assets exceeding $1.5 billion, Bank of New Hampshire is the oldest and largest independent bank in the state. Bank of New Hampshire is a mutual organization, focused on the success of the bank’s customers, communities and employees, rather than stockholders.  For more information, call 1-800-832-0912 or visit



Photo Caption: Bank of New Hampshire’s President and CEO, Paul Falvey and his wife Caryl along with Prestige Plus members in Kirkenes, Norway on a recent Norwegian Coastal Cruise.


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