Hurtigruten Bergen Cruise Reviews

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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
  • Relatively small size engenders camaraderie among passengers
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131 Hurtigruten Bergen Cruise Reviews

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lazydoxie@flash.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 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
6 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
6 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
16 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
10 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
bobbisailsolo
Member Since 2008
1 review
920 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
A journey up the Norwegian coast in the winter is like a fairy tale. It's amazing! To see Norway in a more natural light, without tourists, and snow covered is a wonderful experience. I'm so glad I did this. The ship is lovely, and ... Read more
Mindfultraveler
Member Since 2012
1 review
26 forum posts
7 helpful votes
The first surprise was finding out the old ship was sold out leaving Bergen. What better testimony for the popularity of the MS Lofoten. There were all kinds of loyal passengers on this voyage. Retired professors among the older crowd, ... Read more
DisneyDarwin
Member Since 2004
1 review
37 forum posts
68 helpful votes
I’m still trying to figure out what I think about Hurtigruten. We just finished 10 days from Bergen to Kirkenes and back to Trondheim...an almost round trip...hunting the northern lights on SS Finnmarken. I’ll provide what ... Read more
Queenie1603
Member Since 2012
6 reviews
52 forum posts
12 helpful votes
This was my 5th trip to Norway having previously visited by North Sea Ferry from Newcastle (with car), Queen Victoria, Grand Princess and the Ryndam. Norway is one of my favourite destinations but I have always visited in Summer, so long ... Read more
shisha2131
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
My first trip on the Vesteralen was great. Beautiful scenery, northern lights, cute villages and nice people in a quiet atmosphere. The interior of the ship is simplel and dated (or vintage depending on your point of view). But cosey and ... Read more
roy.french34
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
My wife and I have just returned from our third cruise with Hurtigruten. This has been our third cruise on a different ship. All three trips have been great experiences and I can honestly say I cant find anything to criticise. We found ... Read more
Sue redhead Aussie
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
There were four of us visiting Norway Winter chasing the Northern lights on this working ship Interesting experience 3 of us very experienced travelers The ship was well presented similar to other cruise ships decorated for ... Read more
Trotpot
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
2 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Hurtigruten are not a traditional cruise line. If you want personal service, endless entertainment and all you can eat - this is not the line for you ! However, if your entertainment needs are met by stunning scenery, interesting ... Read more
canuckinbklyn
Member Since 2011
1 review
5 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Just returned from a six-night trip from Bergen to Kirkenes. While we did sail on the MS Polarlys I think my comments are germane to all of Hurtigruten's ships. The main purpose of our trip was to see the Northern Lights and we did. We saw ... Read more
cafeDB
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
114 forum posts
19 helpful votes
We booked this Hurtigruten cruise with the sole purpose of seeing the Northern lights in winter. WE were on the Bergen - Tromso segment which we booked directly through their UK website. Communication was good and easy. No other cruise ... Read more
Mike.200
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 helpful votes
Re Norway - Hurtigruten Cruise - Hunting the Light - 12 days Just back from a fabulous holiday. The whole package was superb. Everything was very well run. The ship, Polarlys, was superb - so beautifully equipped. The staff very ... Read more
TrevorFoxy
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
The MS Lofoten is now 50 years old and maintains a small hotel feel, with none of the trappings of a large cruise ship. The passengers are a mix of singles and couples doing either the northbound trip, southbound trip and circular trip ... Read more
saltyraven
Member Since 2015
1 review
10 helpful votes
We were delighted with the cruise. The Northern Lights were on our bucket list, as was the Norwegian coast. We wanted a relatively small, modern no-frills ship, so we chose the Trollfjord. It's obviously not your typical luxury cruise, ... Read more
Terrykramer
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
This was our first Hurtigruten cruise (from Svoelvar to Bergen) after having taken seven other cruises globally on other cruise lines. This was a very disappointing cruise. We appreciated the newer ship and some beautiful remote ... Read more
Fjordlover
Member Since 2015
1 review
24 helpful votes
Last September, my wife and I boarded the MS Nordnorge for a “Voyage of Discovery” (Bergen-Kirkenes-Trondheim). This was our second Coastal Voyage, and the third time we have traveled with Hurtigruten. In those previous ... Read more
Travel Junkie Barb
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We chose the Vesteralen because not being a fan of crowds and large cruise ships, her size fitted us perfectly. From the moment we checked in until our disembarkation 12 days later, we were charmed and totally satisfied with the entire ... Read more
sbookshester
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
Hurtigruten started out as a shipping company that took passengers along, but over the years the passenger business has expanded to become a more important source of business. Nonetheless, Hurtigruten still operates as a shipping company ... Read more
lynndwyer
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2015
This was our 6th cruise. The ship was very nice but the food was bland, unimaginative and nearly the same every meal. The ship had NO activities for guests, other than reading or watching the scenery. There was a theater, but it was ... Read more
Lyndall
Member Since 2015
1 review
13 helpful votes
I read many Hurtigruten reviews before my trip but they did not prepare me well for what to expect, so I wanted to provide some helpful tips and observations: Weather: I was on a 6 day north-bound cruise at the end of July, the height ... Read more
GTee
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 helpful votes
From the moment we were onboard, to the moment we reluctantly left, we loved our journey aboard the Nordnorge. We loved that it was a small ship, with a job to do, delivering post, packages and people, to the little ports along the ... Read more
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