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  • Varied and often spectacular scenery takes center stage on coastal voyages
  • Norwegian city and town visits are close-up and personal
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88 Hurtigruten Baltic Sea Cruise Reviews

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Belinda Jane
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I had been meaning to travel with Hurtigruten for some time and wanted to visit Norway in winter, having been in summer several times. Being on the Nordnorge felt like being part of a small community. The staff were really friendly and the ... Read more
pdmaley
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
When I first booked this 'expedition ship/coastal ferry' I was concerned that the experience would not be good. But I was wrong. The Trollfjord was wonderful! Though not a true cruise ship in the American sense, it offers comfortable ... Read more
iantjones
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was a first time "cruise" for us, so have no experience of other boats and cruises. We were travelling with the hope of seeing the Northern Lights but didn't really have any pre-conceptions about what to expect. So we were very happy ... Read more
glowlight
Member Since 2011
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2014
This year, instead of hunting out Winter Sun for our New Year's break, we decided to go to the other extreme and look for snow, ice and Northern Lights. We booked a 12 day Bergen/Kirkenes/Bergen round trip on Hurtigruten's MS Nordlys. ... Read more
PTimo
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just back from a cruise up the coast of Norway from Bergen to Kirkenes on the Hurtigruten Trollfjord. Had a very fine time: comfortable cabin, decent food (and the kitchen very obliging about accommodating vegetarians and ... Read more
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emcc
Member Since 2008
1 review
7 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We are just home from a trip to Norway which featured a fjord cruise on the Trollfjord. My parents took a fjord cruise 35 years ago and raved about the incredible scenery; once again, my mother was right. My parents also commented on the ... Read more
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nyc-cpw
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We booked our cruise in New York City with a Hurtigruten Representative on the Richard With. We were not told about several things in advance as follows: Wine Package Water package Free single supplement. Lack of entertainment of any ... Read more
Mikejd
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We have travelled with Hurtigruten before on their costal round trips a couple of times. We enjoyed these very much so we decided to take the plunge and go for one of the explorer voyages. We booked direct and received confirmation ... Read more
blndgenie
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
My husband and I have never taken a cruise because we have no interest in being on a huge ship with thousands of people, Vegas-type floor shows, all-you-can-eat Midnight Buffets, large numbers of partying, art auctions and dressing for ... Read more
jensenbeachbob
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
5 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We just returned from a Hurtigruten cruise from Bergen Norway to Kirkenes, a six night, five day cruise. We wanted to see that coast and that midnight sun on June 21 for some time. Friends in Germany had told us, “Not much rain in ... Read more
vsgnorwich
Member Since 2014
1 review
16 forum posts
10 helpful votes
My husband and I, 2 English passengers, had all of our luggage stolen from a Hurtigruten ship after embarking at Bergen for the 12 day round trip. We feel we must highlight the incident and dangers to other current and future international ... Read more
clairebear62
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2014
12 night Classic round trip voyage, Bergen to Kirkenes to Bergen  March 17th 2014 to March 28th 2014  Cabin 557 I accompanied my parents on this voyage, they had done the same trip in 2008 in June. i was therefore very well ... Read more
Micky777
Member Since 2013
6 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2014
We had just returned from a cruise on P & O's Oriana in search of the Northern Lights. This trip had been less than successful not least because when we did see the lights for a brief 15 minutes in Alta, I could not capture the event ... Read more
Alison Taylor
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2014
My husband and I have recently returned from a Bergen / Kirkenese / Bergen cruise on the Nordnorge. Everything about this cruise was amazing. The food was incredible with plenty of choice at the breakfast and lunch time buffets. As fish ... Read more
JenmaryB
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2014
It's clear from the Hurtigruten website, as well as reviews, that this is a coastal ferry not a cruise liner. in my view this is a very well appointed ferry with comfortable seating in all lounges. Cabins are snug, but we had plenty of ... Read more
countrymouse
Member Since 2010
1 review
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We travelled on Richard With and had a wonderful time Hunting the Light. We had five nights of sightings and have some super photographs that we are well satisfied with. The passage to Kirkenes and back is not a cruise - it is a journey ... Read more
EmmaN
Member Since 2009
1 review
42 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose one of their more modern boats as my husband can suffer with seasickness so wanted one with the best stabilisers. We booked virtually the day the trip was released as we specifically wanted a cabin with a balcony and there are ... Read more
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maurice36
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and I have just returned from a wonderful holiday chasing the Northern Lights with Hurtigruten it was superb.The weather was super 10 days of sunshine which helped to highlight the magnificent scenery we encountered throughout the ... Read more
ridlhb
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We had a fantastic trip and loved every moment. Sure it's not an ocean cruise ship, more like a ferry in terms of accommodation, but we knew this before we left and it was all part of the adventure. We knew the cruise was called "Hunting ... Read more
sueribbons
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
It's not comfortable.people need to be under no illusion. The ship is a Ferry! But I think the descriptions in brochure are very fair. We had the best outside cabin and the bunks are very narrow. The cabin is not somewhere we wanted to ... Read more
McGenius49
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
To sum up, I've put the summary first you can also read the more in depth view after, if the mood takes you. If you want reasonable size cabin with half decent facilities don't choose this cruise, unless you can afford the much larger ... Read more
Lovespending
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I was part of the Astronomy Voyage on this 12 day on the Hurtigruten Cruise so will break into 2 parts. Cruise- The embarkation process from the Hurtigruten building was painful. We were advised to be there from 2-4pm and staff would be ... Read more
snowy65
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2013
My partner and I went on a Northern Lights Cruise with Hurtigruten along the coast of Norway. We had been planning this for some time and were really looking forward to it. Norway is a beautiful country but the 'cruise' was very ... Read more
JerseyGirl58
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2013
Our vacation began in Amsterdam, where we spent two days, then flew to Bergen aboard a KLM airliner. We had researched and prepared for our cruise for a long time, watching Norway through available webcams before we left, checking weather ... Read more
jr germa
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Nothing more far from the propragrand published by Hurtigruten company ".. Through our enlightening and eventful adventures the true diversity of our landscape, history and culture bacomes aparent..."In 6 days from Bergen to Kirkenes you ... Read more

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