Hurtigruten Bergen Cruise Reviews

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  • Varied and often spectacular scenery takes center stage on coastal voyages
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167 Hurtigruten Bergen Cruise Reviews
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Loyeta
Member Since 2017
1 review
This cruise was recommended by German friends we met in China! The embarkation went as planned. We were greeted by very cheerful staff and conducted to our cabin. A self tour around the ship made us feel very comfortable. The ... Read more
joelg69
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
My third Hurtigruten cruise of the incomparable Norwegian fjords, and the newly renovated Polarlys has gotten just about everything right. Unlike some past sad experiences with surly crew members on other Hurtigruten ships, this time the ... Read more
Shionah
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Did the round cruise Bergen-Kirkenes-Bergen. Weather disappointing as we left and arrived back in Bergen. Further up coast the scenery was magnificent with the snow. Ship very comfortable with good clean cabins. Plenty of room to empty ... Read more
Stinney
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as part of a eight-day tour of Norway. We enjoyed every minute of the cruise. The ship was well maintained and had been recently updated. Our cabin on Deck 5 was larger than expected, and the staff was very helpful. ... Read more
tlcmary4
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
We went on a cruise with Hurtigruten in March. The food was outstanding. We had a very nice cabin, cozy but very nice. The tours off the boat were very interesting. Towards the end of the trip which was wonderful we had two days to go ... Read more
DickPhill
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We were told about the Hurtigruten service, by friends, a few years ago and put it on our bucket list. We found a travel agent offering an all in package, cruise and flights, at a good price and booked immediately. Hurtigruten offer ... Read more
Stbm
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed March 2017
As a group of friends who had always wanted to see the northern lights this cruise sounded perfect (free cruise if they don't appear and so on). None of us had ever cruised on any ship before. We heard feed back from fellow travellers and ... Read more
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discerningedinburgh
Member Since 2012
6 reviews
3 forum posts
15 helpful votes
We booked this voyage hoping to see The Northern Lights and we did. 4 nights out of 6 the Aurora was there in all her glory. 12 sightings in all. That's what I call success! We've cruised on 'cruise ships'; Celebrity & Holland ... Read more
Salty Katy
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
34 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We are experienced cruisers (HAL, Norwegian, Princess, Royal Caribbean, Cunard, Delta Queen) and enjoy new experiences. We chose an Astronomy Cruise departing Feb. 27th, 2017 from Bergen, Norway for several reasons: we wanted to travel on ... Read more
Kutasmar
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
The Hurtigruten Astronomy Voyage was the perfect way to see the northern lights! Our astronomer (Ian Ridpath) and Norwegian Historian (Einar Sen-Jacobson) provided organized and informative lectures, guided our night-sky sightseeing, ... Read more
Mr Aitch
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
If you expect a typical cruise ship then forget it. No red carpet, no cinemas no swimming pool. BUT you get an experience of a lifetime. You are the 1910's explorer in a ship, we went on the MS Richard With, which has the high Savoy Hotel ... Read more
jod65
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 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
9 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
3 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
2 helpful votes
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
7 helpful votes
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
39 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
89 forum posts
14 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
2 reviews
3 forum posts
6 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
8 reviews
5 forum posts
6 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
5 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
10 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
135 forum posts
8 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
7 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

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