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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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27 Hurtigruten First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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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
Top of the World!!
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
Having done this voyage over 40 years ago the changes were enormous. The infrastructure (roads, bridges and tunnels) ... Read more
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
What a wonderful voyage, to Kirkenes and back. Excellent ship, scenery was fantastic and the ship was great, loads of ... Read more
When I first booked this 'expedition ship/coastal ferry' I was concerned that the experience would not be good. But I ... Read more
This was a first time "cruise" for us, so have no experience of other boats and cruises. We were travelling with the ... Read more
Just back from a cruise up the coast of Norway from Bergen to Kirkenes on the Hurtigruten Trollfjord. Had a very fine ... Read more
Amazing! clairebear62
12 night Classic round trip voyage, Bergen to Kirkenes to Bergen  March 17th 2014 to March 28th 2014  Cabin ... Read more
Fantastic Food! Alison Taylor
My husband and I have recently returned from a Bergen / Kirkenese / Bergen cruise on the Nordnorge. Everything about ... Read more
Great Longterm Traveler
Hurtigruten's Classic Antarctica Voyage on the MS Fram (January 11-20, 2013) exceeded my expectations in all regards. ... Read more
As Cruisers go this was our first trip, & having read reviews first we had a good idea of what to expect, & therefore ... Read more
We are not regular cruise types. We like small boats and have only cruised before on the Mekong, Brahmaputra, Ganges ... Read more
We have for many years wanted to undertake the Norwegian Coastal Voyage from Bergen all the way to the Russian Border ... Read more
MS Finnmarken is one of Hurtigruten's newer vessels and exceeded our expectations in terms of space, cleanliness and ... Read more
Since this was our first cruise ever, our experience may be different from some seasoned cruise travelers who may have ... Read more
We sailed from Bergen to Tromso, and were disappointed with our Hurtigruten experience. The food was very average and ... Read more
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
Voyages in Search of the Northern Lights If your main purpose for travelling with Hurtigruten, is to see the ... Read more
1st and last cruise Sarah Lindfield
The ship and the staff are first class. Spotlessly clean, very friendly staff and very helpful and polite always. ... Read more
We received an email offer from Hurtigruten, 12 day round trip on full board inc flights in an outsi de cabin on deck 8 ... Read more
Our first cruise. We chose October to suit our budget, but probably not the best time of year. Its the stormy season - ... Read more
a newish boat - tiny cabin with just enough storage space for one - we lived out of our suitcases stowed under the bed. ... Read more
My wife & I had been judging in Trondheim & decided to use The Coastal Express as a means of transport rather ... Read more
aurora borealis Mr & Mrs B Collins
Our first cruise, I had always wanted to go on a Northern Lights cruise (hubbie not so enamoured as likes the warmth.) ... Read more

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