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  • Varied and often spectacular scenery takes center stage on coastal voyages
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152 Hurtigruten Bergen Cruise Reviews
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jod65
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We are currently on the MS Richard With on the 12 day Bergen - Kirkenes - Bergen trip. Overall very happy with the whole trip. Staff are friendly and the ship is warm, clean and comfortable. To sum up Cabin - we are in 370 star ... Read more
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firry2
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
I had always wanted to do the cruise and as my wife thought her eyesight was deteriorating and wanted to see the Northern Lights before they did, we booked this trip as part of our Silver Wedding Anniversary. As my first cruise I was ... Read more
mattbusby
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
My wife and I booked this cruise with Readers Offers from the daily newspapers. We flew to Bergen to meet the ship but were told, along with all the other passengers, that the ship was delayed because of bad weather. We were accommodated ... Read more
Chrisbuk
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
Advertised as a cruise ship going up to the very North of Norway. It was not a cruise ship as understood by the name but a merchant /car ferry with passengers..The trip started badly with the ship delayed and we were put up in a local 2 ... Read more
ernajarvis
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We loved every minute of the Hurtigruten Northern Lights cruise and would have done the full 11 day return trip had we known how fabulous it would be. With 2 kids aged 13 and 15 we overnighted at the Hotel Oleana in Bergen to have the ... Read more
Nn Lights
Member Since 2017
1 review
19 helpful votes
We ( a group of 4 ladies) took the 12 day Classic round trip voyage Bergen-Kirkenes-Bergen from 18 -29 Dec on the Finnmarken . We deliberately chose the Finnmarken as it was billed as the most 'luxurious' ship in the Hurtigruten fleet, and ... Read more
sailor1962
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
85 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Following from a similar cruise last year on Polarlys we booked again on a different ship with an upgrade to a mini suite taking advantage of the added extras of private airport transfers, extra space, Internet access, a wine package ... Read more
Bridget31
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We have travelled with Hurtigruten on three previous occasions, always on the coastal voyage, which is from Bergen to Kirkenes and back to Bergen. We have travelled twice in February and once over Christmas and decided to enjoy the full ... Read more
MIT72
Member Since 2010
7 reviews
5 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Until I watched Hurtigruten's webinar on the their winter cruises as a way to see an aurora, i didn't think it would be a good way to see the aurora. My impression of the Norwegian coast in the fall was cold and rainy -- and it was. In ... Read more
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Angianh
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We thought this was a cruise. It turned out being a ferry pretending to be a cruise ship. Countless stops during the night very noisy dont book cabin 723 above cargo hold if you want some sleep.No on board lectures, ... Read more
davidppmbrown
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
My wife reluctantly agreed to this cruise. She worries about sea sickness and hates being cold! No problem. Apart from one night which was slightly rough for about 3 hours, the rest of the trip was virtually like a mill pond. Apart from ... Read more
Hippo12
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We did the 12 day round trip from Bergen to Kirkenes and then back to Bergen. The joy of this trip was that it was a working boat so stopped regularly and the scenery for the whole trip was amazing. The operation is very slick. There ... Read more
macsails
Member Since 2015
1 review
112 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We chose the Hurtigruten cruise line as the best way to see the Norwegian fjords. We arrived Bergen where we had 1 1/2 days prior to boarding the Nordkapp. Bergen is a delightful city. The embarkation was the quickest and most simple we ... Read more
artheareed
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
We have cruised on small luxury liners and large. This cruise was so much more. Every minute of the cruise offered spectacular scenery along the west coast of Norway between the barrier islands and the mainland. The ship stops in the towns ... Read more
stentdoc&seadog
Member Since 2012
1 review
3 forum posts
23 helpful votes
Hurtigruten ferries are an iconic institution in Norway, and we chose it expecting an authentic Norwegian experience rather than a classic cruise. What we got was a very pleasant surprise. Firstly, we would recommend booking a suite if you ... Read more
Elmdean
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
WE cruised the Norwegian fjords a few years ago in late November in ice and snow with the Norwegian company - Hurtigruten and enjoyed it so much we planned another visit! This time we chose the Autumnal season. Not quite as stunning as ... Read more
mshulman
Member Since 2016
1 review
30 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I am certain there are many reviews of the Hurtigruten cruise from Bergen to Kirkenes - I will try to provide some more details than I have read online and to give some advice I could have used while traveling. First things first - ... Read more
sextiettan
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
A dream came true. One of the best holiday experiences. Exillent service and food onboard. Ship is overall clean and in good condition. Panorama salon is nice to be in during bad weather and evenings. There is a very nice and friendly ... Read more
SCPO
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
23 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
The boarding process went very well. A bit of a hassle checking in baggage due to two ships boarding and departing at the same time. Delay for baggage check in and safety briefing was less than 15 minutes. The cabins are as advertised in ... Read more
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norskier
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because we wanted to see the entire ocean coast of Norway on a smaller ship. We were on the MS Spitsbergen. The boat was wonderful. We had an inside cabin with a queensize bed. The cabin was everything we could ... Read more
lazydoxie@flash.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
35 helpful votes
You will have a unique experience sailing on MS Lofoten that you would not have on any other ship. But you need to know what to expect, and more importantly, what NOT to expect on this ship. I'd wanted to do a Norwegian fjord cruise ... Read more
eascriv@msn.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This cruise was EXACTLY what we thought it would be. Instead of thousands and thousands of passengers there were ony 450. There are 11 ships in this line with a new ship leaving each day. They also deliver cargo, act as a ferry, and ... Read more
sashaa0@hotmail.co.uk
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
15 helpful votes
We actually didn't sail on that date as we didn't sail at all and I wanted to share my experience of the customer service you should expect when your cruise gets cancelled by Hurtigruten. My mother was informed of the cancellation when ... Read more
J.Gillespie
Member Since 2016
1 review
21 helpful votes
I must admit after reading some reviews of Hurtigruten's Midnatsol, my husband and I were apprehensive. We were on a tour with Gate 1. The embarkation process could not have gone any smoother. There were no problems. We were half ... Read more
Kitty Brisbane
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 helpful votes
If you are an 'occasional' cruiser and prefer the smaller ships and more personal service, this may be for you. Hurtigruten ships fit into the small ship category and we were lucky enough to benefit from the recent new fit-out of The ... Read more

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