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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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32 Hurtigruten First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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shisha2131
1 Review
Member Since 2016
My first trip on the Vesteralen was great. Beautiful scenery, northern lights, cute villages and nice people in a quiet ... Read more
saltyraven
1 Review
Member Since 2015
We were delighted with the cruise. The Northern Lights were on our bucket list, as was the Norwegian coast. We wanted ... Read more
Mike.200
1 Review
Member Since 2015
Re Norway - Hurtigruten Cruise - Hunting the Light - 12 days Just back from a fabulous holiday. The whole package ... Read more
jwthomas
1 Review
Member Since 2015
My family including our 17 year old son sailed from Kirkenes to Bergen in August. The ship was the size we expected - a ... Read more
Travel Junkie Barb
1 Review
Member Since 2015
We chose the Vesteralen because not being a fan of crowds and large cruise ships, her size fitted us perfectly. From ... Read more
flowersd07
1 Review
Member Since 2015
This cruise was one of the worst experiences of my life. I never felt so un-welcomed and isolated in my life. The ... Read more
tigtigpack@talktalk.net
1 Review
Member Since 2015
We loved every bit of the Climate cruise on the Fram...we chose a balcony suite which was great lots of room and even ... Read more
David Bedford
1 Review
Member Since 2015
Having done this voyage over 40 years ago the changes were enormous. The infrastructure (roads, bridges and tunnels) ... Read more
ageing hippy
1 Review
Member Since 2015
This was our first cruise and I was aware that some stops would be short, however if time is lost through bad weather ... Read more
spigymarjorie
1 Review
Member Since 2015
What a wonderful voyage, to Kirkenes and back. Excellent ship, scenery was fantastic and the ship was great, loads of ... Read more
pdmaley
1 Review
Member Since 2015
When I first booked this 'expedition ship/coastal ferry' I was concerned that the experience would not be good. But I ... Read more
iantjones
1 Review
Member Since 2015
This was a first time "cruise" for us, so have no experience of other boats and cruises. We were travelling with the ... Read more
PTimo
1 Review
Member Since 2014
Just back from a cruise up the coast of Norway from Bergen to Kirkenes on the Hurtigruten Trollfjord. Had a very fine ... Read more
clairebear62
1 Review
Member Since 2014
3/14
12 night Classic round trip voyage, Bergen to Kirkenes to Bergen  March 17th 2014 to March 28th 2014  Cabin ... Read more
Alison Taylor
1 Review
Member Since 2014
My husband and I have recently returned from a Bergen / Kirkenese / Bergen cruise on the Nordnorge. Everything about ... Read more
Longterm Traveler
1 Review
Member Since 2013
1/13
Hurtigruten's Classic Antarctica Voyage on the MS Fram (January 11-20, 2013) exceeded my expectations in all regards. ... Read more
malkno
1 Review
Member Since 2011
We have for many years wanted to undertake the Norwegian Coastal Voyage from Bergen all the way to the Russian Border ... Read more
mr2blue
1 Review
Member Since 2012
As Cruisers go this was our first trip, & having read reviews first we had a good idea of what to expect, & therefore ... Read more
Prufrock58
1 Review
Member Since 2012
We are not regular cruise types. We like small boats and have only cruised before on the Mekong, Brahmaputra, Ganges ... Read more
Christine Barrow
1 Review
MS Finnmarken is one of Hurtigruten's newer vessels and exceeded our expectations in terms of space, cleanliness and ... Read more
jkheboston
1 Review
Member Since 2012
Since this was our first cruise ever, our experience may be different from some seasoned cruise travelers who may have ... Read more
Kristy Ahale
1 Review
We sailed from Bergen to Tromso, and were disappointed with our Hurtigruten experience. The food was very average and ... Read more
pammiekins
1 Review
As we are getting married in the Caribbean in November, we decided we would try a small cruise with our twin 3 year ... Read more
Andrew Jones
1 Review
Voyages in Search of the Northern Lights If your main purpose for travelling with Hurtigruten, is to see the ... Read more
John Rhodes
1 Review
Our first cruise. We chose October to suit our budget, but probably not the best time of year. Its the stormy season - ... Read more

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