Cruise Critic staffers set sail every week, traveling the globe to bring you the latest cruise ship trends, port sneak peeks and onboard observations. Here’s where we are this week.
(Got questions about any of the ships we’re boarding or ports we are visiting? Ask us in the comments!)
Ship: Hurtigruten’s Finnmarken
Where: Norway (Bergen, Alesund, Trondheim, Arctic Circle, Lofoten Islands, Tromso, Honningsvag, Kirkenes, Oslo)
Who: Ashley Kosciolek, Ports and Copy Editor
Why There? As the popularity of European itineraries increases, Cruise Critic is always looking to beef up its coverage of less-traveled ports, including those on this itinerary. Plus, we’ll be updating our review of Finnmarken, an ice-strengthened ship that specializes in expedition cruising.
We Can’t Wait: While the mainstream cruise experience is great, many passengers prefer more active and immersive sailings like those offered by Hurtigruten and other expedition lines. Additionally, the midnight sun will be out during the sailing, so expect some coverage on just how badly it does (or doesn’t) affect your internal clock.