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23 Hurtigruten Expedition Cruise Reviews

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Holy Innocent
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
7 forum posts
3 helpful votes
The main reason for taking this cruise was to see exotic Greenland and Iceland at the same time. This cruise only offered 1 stop in Iceland after leaving Reykjavik but I spent a full week in Iceland on my own using a rented car to ... Read more
NatureWatcher
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2015
This is a fantastic way to experience the Antarctic, the Falklands and South Georgia. If you want to go on an expedition to see wildlife and nature this is for you; if you want dancing girls with feathers and dinners with tuxedos and black ... Read more
hawklady
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
204 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2015
First off, be clear about it: there is no cheap way to go to the Antarctic. We chose the Hurtigruten Fram because we had cruised with them before and had great confidence in their competence. There are more luxurious and expensive ships ... Read more
rwsuth
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 helpful votes
We have recently returned from an Antarctic cruise on the Fram. This is sold as a 19 day cruise but although day one starts by having to be at the local airport in Buenos Aires at 3 a.m. you don't actually get onto the ship until 4 p.m. ... Read more
countrymouse
Member Since 2010
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We travelled on Richard With and had a wonderful time Hunting the Light. We had five nights of sightings and have some super photographs that we are well satisfied with. The passage to Kirkenes and back is not a cruise - it is a journey ... Read more
snowy65
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2013
My partner and I went on a Northern Lights Cruise with Hurtigruten along the coast of Norway. We had been planning this for some time and were really looking forward to it. Norway is a beautiful country but the 'cruise' was very ... Read more
PetsRUs
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed February 2013
We had always wanted to visit Antarctica and we are so glad we chose the Fram. Everything was exceptionally well organised - we were most impressed by the attention to detail and safety. The ship was very comfortable -even in a force ... Read more
gourmet traveller
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed February 2013
We were on the Hurtigruten Polar Expedition leaving Ushuaia on 1st February 2013, having been inspired to go on it by a group tour of the Fram when she was docked in Portsmouth in 2011. Our favourable impressions of the boat and its cruise ... Read more
50stater
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
We sailed the Polar Circle itinerary Feb. 1 2013. The Antarctica scenery, wildlife, and landscape are spectacular and the itinerary met our every expectation and more. The ship public spaces are clean and in good repair with a very nice ... Read more
gerrmack
Member Since 2001
2 reviews
104 forum posts
Sailed December 2012
We are on the Richard With now and we are stopped in Bodon for 24 hours. This stop is for Christmas but it is a bit boring. There are some good points and bad points about this cruise. We have cruised a lot and this ship is quite ... Read more
Rorygirl4528
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
6 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We recently returned from a cruise on the Nordkapp, going both north and then south on the ship, beginning and ending in Bergen, Norway. It was a wonderful trip with lots of beautiful scenery. My thoughts on the cruise: next time I will ... Read more
jkheboston
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 helpful vote
Since this was our first cruise ever, our experience may be different from some seasoned cruise travelers who may have different expectations of what a cruise is. As travelers we are fairly independent, like making arrangements for ... Read more
Jane Davage
1 review
Food: no choice . Acceptable but not very inspiring. Very poor service from an argumentative waiter who told us we should eat what we were given. Couldn't cope with a request for "no fish" Wine at about £45 a bottle in the "wine ... Read more
Sheila McKnight
1 review
Transfers & Flights included in our costs. a little disappointed that there was no rep to meet us all at Bergen airport but good coach transfer to ship. MS Nordnorge that was to be our home for the next 11 nights. At the terminal we only ... Read more
KandM
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was our first cruise and were impressed with the facilities. The Midnatsol looks to be one of the newer ships in the fleet and it had some nice touches like a top deck jacuzzi, sauna (with a view) and small gym (with a view). A ... Read more
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TXTraveler2007
Member Since 2007
1 review
534 forum posts
We booked under a special sale that provided a Guaranteed Suite in the Q or QJ Category. We got a good mini-suite in the QJ category; however, it was not a great suite. We were in Cabin 506 that had an obstructed view. If you sat in the ... Read more
dpro
Member Since 2004
1 review
1,167 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2010
TRIP JOURNAL USHUAIA TO BUENOS AIRES ANTARCTICA EXPEDITION ONBOARD THE MV FRAM FEBRUARY 22 - MARCH 12, 2010 Flew Continental to BA 3 days early, non-eventful flight. Used German Landau for guide in BA, excellent, $120 for the day, ... Read more
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Barbara Watson
1 review
It had been my dream for many years to visit Antarctica but hubby was never too keen until he read 'Shackleton's Centenary Expedition'. This would be perfect for both of us. We read some previous reviews which were quite damming and we ... Read more
FK123
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
1 forum post
Sailed December 2009
We had wanted to take an expedition style cruise to Antarctica for a while now. Having traveled previously on Hurtigruten along the Norwegian coast a number of years ago, when they started cruising to Antarctica last year at reasonable ... Read more
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rgazarian
Member Since 2010
1 review
1 helpful vote
Antarctica is a once in a lifetime opportunity. It is amazing, beautiful, breathtaking. Hurtigruten represents unprofessionalism and poor service. This is very frustrating for such an expensive undertaking ($15,000 plus) Example #1 --- ... Read more
aussietwo
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
1,413 forum post
We joined the Hurtigruten tour in Buenos Aires with an overnight stay. The Hurtigruten staff were there to meet and assist all passengers. One American lady had actually had her handbag stolen and the staff excorted her to the Embassy ... Read more
thoms42
Member Since 2008
1 review
8 forum posts
I spent 11 nights on an Antarctic trip below the Antarctic Circle on the Fram after booking with through Cruise Norway in NY. It was a replacement trip for a cruise canceled last year(2008)after she struck an iceberg in the Antarctic. Due ... Read more
T Martin
1 review
Sailed June 2008
Our holiday began by flying from Stansted airport in Essex, England and arriving at our starting departure point of Tromso in Norway's Arctic Circle. The flight was around 3.5 hours. The date is June 3rd, 2008. And the weather looks ... Read more

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