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
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139 Hurtigruten Bergen Cruise Reviews
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macsails
Member Since 2015
1 review
111 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
2 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
11 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
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
8 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
3 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
17 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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lazydoxie@flash.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
26 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
11 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
12 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
20 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
14 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
12 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
8 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
96 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
15 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
10 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
11 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
4 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
18 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
30 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
23 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
8 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
18 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

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