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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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choppertopper
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I had been keen to do the Classic Voyage for its visual attractions, for many years, but was somewhat reluctant about the whole cruising experience. As part of a package to southern Norway in May 2011 I was able to sample 2 days (one ... Read more
skitr19
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2013
We started and ended in Bergen, NO. sailing for 12 days. Perfect! PEOPLE: varied group of many different nationalities and countries. They were well traveled and most were over 50 years of age. THE SHIP: Our room was well located with ... Read more
Haeremai18
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Have just returned from our first Hurtigruten voyage and unlike other cruise lines, cannot fault them at all! We were on a 12 day/11 night cruise from Bergen up to Kirkenes and then back down to Bergen on M/S Trollfjord. The scenery was ... Read more
ricpta
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and I took the 12 night round trip cruise from Bergen to Bergen via Kirkenes on MS Nordnorge, departing Bergen on 17 March 2013. Our accommodation in Suite 636 was spacious and comfortable, considering this is a small working ship ... Read more
ILoveScotland
Member Since 2005
4 reviews
5,499 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Thursday, March 7 Arrived a couple of days earlier so was over jet lag. I was part of a tour group so had some options for the cruise that were included in the price of the "tour." If I ever return (and I hope I will, I'll go as an ... Read more
srkip47
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed December 2012
Last December we went with Hurtigruten on a Norwegian cruise to see the Northern Lights. We had recently been to Norway with Saga, so it was interesting to make comparisons. We booked directly with Hurtigruten in the UK, whereas other ... Read more
RSF Cruiser
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
638 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Background information We were four Americans and two Norwegians traveling together. Two of us (Americans), did the round trip, the other four only did the north bound voyage and got off the ship in Kirkenes. The Norwegians had never been ... Read more
miglio2
Member Since 2009
1 review
10 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2012
We always wanted to see the Northern lights and we were not disappointed on this trip. Hurtigruten would appear first and foremost to be a ferry company with a cruise element tacked on. the Finnmarken, one of their newer ships is a solid ... Read more
pgoestravelling
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
5 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2012
The MS Lofoten is a lovely old ship (48 years old). The key word here is "old" -- it creaks and rattles a bit, it is faded in parts, it has no stabilisers, it has "no" many things and that is why people choose it. The crew work hard at ... Read more
mr2blue
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2012
As Cruisers go this was our first trip, & having read reviews first we had a good idea of what to expect, & therefore unlike some reviewers who seemed to travel blind we had no really unexpected problems. We are not lie on the beach & ... Read more
Travel L
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
1) It's a good choice to cruise North passed 80 degree. North Pole is 90 degree and the trip is still very far from that--realistically speaking. 2) Agreed with previous review(s) that luggage check on board of Fram is at least chaotic, ... Read more
Prufrock58
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We are not regular cruise types. We like small boats and have only cruised before on the Mekong, Brahmaputra, Ganges and Irrawaddy rivers. We originally booked to travel on Hurtigruten's MS Nordstjernen (400 pax capacity) but found ... Read more
malkno
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have for many years wanted to undertake the Norwegian Coastal Voyage from Bergen all the way to the Russian Border and back. We also wanted to arrive in Bergen by ship from the UK but alas cheap air fares have caused the demise of the ... Read more
NJ-Fan
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I was so looking forward to this cruise for years, anxiously waiting to experience the midnight sun as we cruised up the Norwegian Coast from Bergen to Kirkenes. Food was good, not excellent. Dining room waiters and waitresses were ... Read more
WisRiver
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
244 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We Did the Hurtigruten from Kirkenes to Bergen in May, 2012. We had car and drove from Uppsala, Sweden to Kirkenes, about 1500 km. We had seen Geraingerfjord on previous trip to Norway, so we knew we would miss lesund and Gerainger. ... Read more
Gtraveller
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Cruise Review Hurtigruten Nordkapp We sailed on the Nordkapp from May 5 -- May 10 from Kirkenes to Bergen. We were told there were 300 people on board with the ship listed as capable of holding 622. The ship is well appointed and run ... Read more
Rorygirl4528
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
6 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We recently returned from a cruise on the Nordkapp, going both north and then south on the ship, beginning and ending in Bergen, Norway. It was a wonderful trip with lots of beautiful scenery. My thoughts on the cruise: next time I will ... Read more
peripateticmensch
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Traveling to the arctic circle and seeing the Norwegian Fjords has always been one of our travel wishes and we were attracted to the Hurtigruten air inclusive offer from Newark to Bergen including all transfers and a night in a very nice ... Read more
Christine Barrow
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
MS Finnmarken is one of Hurtigruten's newer vessels and exceeded our expectations in terms of space, cleanliness and food quality. We'd never cruised before and didn't want to have to dress up for dinner, etc, and this ship fitted the ... Read more
jkheboston
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Since this was our first cruise ever, our experience may be different from some seasoned cruise travelers who may have different expectations of what a cruise is. As travelers we are fairly independent, like making arrangements for ... Read more
Kristy Ahale
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We sailed from Bergen to Tromso, and were disappointed with our Hurtigruten experience. The food was very average and extremely over priced for the quality. The cabins were nice enough, although as a couple you stay in separate single ... Read more
pammiekins
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2012
As we are getting married in the Caribbean in November, we decided we would try a small cruise with our twin 3 year olds. It was their first flight and cruise, and our first cruise. Having read the reviews beforehand we knew what to ... Read more
Andrew Jones
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Voyages in Search of the Northern Lights If your main purpose for travelling with Hurtigruten, is to see the Northern Lights, you could be in for a big disappointment. Hurtigruten provide a well oiled transportation system, linking the ... Read more
Jane Davage
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Food: no choice . Acceptable but not very inspiring. Very poor service from an argumentative waiter who told us we should eat what we were given. Couldn't cope with a request for "no fish" Wine at about £45 a bottle in the "wine ... Read more
Liz Jones
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The travel arrangements were fine and as travellers who usually book everything independently, it was good to discover that Hurtigruten seem to have everything down to a fine art. They also give you plenty of information before you leave ... Read more

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