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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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147 Hurtigruten Bergen Cruise Reviews
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sailor1962
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
85 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
2 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
2 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
1 helpful vote
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
3 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
2 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
4 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
16 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
1 helpful vote
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
21 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
22 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
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
32 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
13 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
13 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
18 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
9 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
104 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
16 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
12 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
13 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

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