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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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Sheri Backler
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2012
Good points- the ship is well maintained and the public areas are nicely done. The Observation lounge was particularly nice. The 3 course evening meals were good, though you don't get a choice. Breakfast buffet choice was ok, but not ... Read more
Edna Rooke
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2012
The organisation was superb and I could not fault it. It is a warm and cosy ship and spotlessly clean. The cabin was meant for two people but I had paid for single occupancy and it was therefore just the right size - it would have been ... Read more
Goodfellers
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2011
We received an email offer from Hurtigruten, 12 day round trip on full board inc flights in an outsi de cabin on deck 8 (top deck) for £2500. We had never cruised before so decided that this offer was worth trying out. First ... Read more
John Rhodes
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our first cruise. We chose October to suit our budget, but probably not the best time of year. Its the stormy season - and did we know it at times. The frequent passages in the open sea were challenging - passengers could hardly stand up ... Read more
zogrand
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
237 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We traveled with Vantage on the Grand Norwegian Coastal Voyage September 1 15, 2011. Our ship was the MS Nordlys which was severely damaged by fire the day after we departed the ship. Two crew members were tragically killed during the ... Read more
KandM
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and were impressed with the facilities. The Midnatsol looks to be one of the newer ships in the fleet and it had some nice touches like a top deck jacuzzi, sauna (with a view) and small gym (with a view). A ... Read more
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Pack_Your_Passport
Member Since 2011
1 review
2 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband, 2 yr old son and I just returned from a 12-day Norway voyage on Hurtigruten's Richard With. Cabins - We splurged and booked a mini-suite so we'd have more room with our son, and this gave us more than enough room to move ... Read more
hallemaisie
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2011
a newish boat - tiny cabin with just enough storage space for one - we lived out of our suitcases stowed under the bed. The outside cabins with portholes appeared a bit larger but not really value for money. Mainly continental ... Read more
hrtlnd525
Member Since 2008
1 review
9 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We booked our Hurtigruten cruise with our local travel agent and about 2 weeks before departure, our travel documents arrived. We booked the 12 day round trip from Bergen - Kirkenes - Bergen. Our trip started in Oslo. We spent a day of ... Read more
Jane & David Burch
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
As first time cruisers we deliberately went for short trip from Bergen to Tromso. There was a bit of unnecessary queuing at Bergen to get on, but otherwise eveything went like clockwork. I can't fault the ship - friendly and ... Read more
Mr & Mrs B Collins
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2011
Our first cruise, I had always wanted to go on a Northern Lights cruise (hubbie not so enamoured as likes the warmth.) Booked on line, not daunted by the fact that hadn't heard of the booking company. Fully expected a "cruise",i.e. ... Read more
Carole and Pat O'Neill
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2011
On January 29th 2011 we went on the Hurtigruten Classic Round Voyage sailing from Bergen to Kirkenes and back to Bergen.We booked direct with Hurtigruten by phone. They did offer flights and transfers from Gatwick, but we booked ... Read more
Chrisandlynne
2 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2011
Not many reviews have been written on the ships belonging to the Norwegian Hurtigruten company, so it was with some little ignorance and trepidation that we booked our Arctic Highlights 4-day cruise in an attempt to witness the often ... Read more
segedunum
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Midnatsol is one of 9 ferries with cruise style facilities doing a round trip from Bergen to Kirkenes at the Russian border and back. The ship stops at a multitude of ports which you can see during waking hours at east once during the ... Read more
richinnorway
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Oslo-Tromso 0915-1100 (Flight) £30 Tromso-Tronheim 0130-0615 (3 sleeps later) £200 (Inc Breakfast) Trondheim-Oslo 0930-1020 (Flight) £40 Right, this is all about the best trip I have ever taken. If you want ... Read more
kmac4541
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
we spent 6 days out of a 2 week trip on the soutbound voyage of the midnatsol from kirkenes to bergen (note- we got on in kirkenes). this was the first cruise for my family, which includes 2 daughters ages 13 and 17. i was very anxious ... Read more
Fuertwaengler
Member Since 2009
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2010
We bordered at Kirkenes and embarked at Bergen. Before driving on board the luggage was taken off the car and brought to the cabin by ship staff. It is not possible to go to the car after it has been left on the small car deck, approx 20 ... Read more
MacMacGA
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
72 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The world's most beautiful voyage is how the Hurtigruten cruise line bills the coastal voyage from Bergen to Kirkenes. They are so right! We were on the Midnatsol the same time as karoggra who posted a review titled, Best scenic cruise in ... Read more
mediaman
Member Since 2006
1 review
124 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I will place emphasis on the cruise portion. With a group reservation the tickets were waiting at the pier and we quickly boarded. Our cabin number was only then provided based on the chosen category. My cabin proved to be a problem ... Read more
Allison Barwell
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2010
My sister, mom & I had a splendid time aboard MS Polarlys & only wish we had taken the complete journey North & South! All staff was very friendly & helpful. Views from both inside the Panoramic suite & outside on deck ... Read more
msg_girl
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
207 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2010
Great trip with Hurtigruten from Bergen to Kirkenes with a night pre-cruise in Bergen and one night post-cruise in Oslo. Ship, MS Midnatsol, is one of the newest and largest ships in Hurtigruten's fleet. She had just been in the dockyard ... Read more
tubabob
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
8 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We booked this cruise in the heat of August, and as the date approached and we experienced record cold and snow in the Washington, DC, area, we asked ourselves, "Are we crazy?" We flew to Bergen on February 27th, and stayed in a hotel ... Read more
Gayle Munnings
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Hi there, We have just returned from a cruise on the MS Trollfjord from Bergen to Bergen. We were first time cruisers and our party consisted of 3 people one of which was in a wheelchair. The cruise was fantastic and the staff helpful. ... Read more
malcolm wilkins
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We took the 12 day 'Classic Round Voyage' from Bergen to Kirkenes and back at the end of January 2010, the main reason being in the hope of seeing the Northern Lights. Our ship was the Trollfjord, which is one of the newer and larger ... Read more
noonespecial
Member Since 2010
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I just got back from a January cruise on the Sir Richard With with my partner. Winter is a fantastic time of year if you enjoy the snow because the views are breathtaking and there are no crowds at all! The ship was only at about 1/6 of ... Read more

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