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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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17 Hurtigruten Senior Cruise Reviews

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Travel Junkie Barb
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We chose the Vesteralen because not being a fan of crowds and large cruise ships, her size fitted us perfectly. From the moment we checked in until our disembarkation 12 days later, we were charmed and totally satisfied with the entire ... Read more
jwthomas
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
My family including our 17 year old son sailed from Kirkenes to Bergen in August. The ship was the size we expected - a smaller passenger ship, billed a "coastal steamer". Our son had his own cabin which gave all of us plenty of ... Read more
sinbad123
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My travel buddy and I flew to Spitsbergen from Oslo. Before our cruise we stayed overyight at the Radisson Blu Hotel. Nothing fancy, just a place to wait for the ship. The staff was helpful and friendly. I'll start with my only real ... Read more
Rahere
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
Truly the MOST money grubbing and mercenary organisation I have ever encountered. Combine this with an appalling military attitude to PAYING clients-customers and you have Hurtigruten. At dinner last night we were served by slamming down ... Read more
kristenbog
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My mother and I traveled to Bergen end of May 2015 and took the MS Midnatsol up to Kirkenes for a seven day voyage. It was on my mothers bucket list (she is 80, I am 46). I did plenty of research ahead of time and had a pretty good idea ... Read more
HULTSCH4
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Our trip from the U.S. middlewest started off abysmally with two flight cancellations, by American and Scandinavian airlines. It took two days for us to finally reach Bergen, and consequently we missed the Norway in a Nutshell tour ... Read more
spigymarjorie
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
What a wonderful voyage, to Kirkenes and back. Excellent ship, scenery was fantastic and the ship was great, loads of brass, polished wood and staff were very attentive. Good trips ashore but very expensive - Norway has a higher cost of ... Read more
jersamguy
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
This trip on the Finnmarken was a re-run of a similar cruise we had made several years ago on the M/S Lofoten. Onboard entertainment was limited mainly to port lectures but as we had travelled this way previously and also matured in age ... Read more
marshhayden
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We left Bergen at 10.30pm just as the sun was setting - beautiful. Our cabin was small and compact with 2 single beds but there was plenty of cupboard space to fit all our clothes and cases. We found that we had enough room for the 2 of us ... Read more
McGenius49
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
To sum up, I've put the summary first you can also read the more in depth view after, if the mood takes you. If you want reasonable size cabin with half decent facilities don't choose this cruise, unless you can afford the much larger ... Read more
kb0000
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
9 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2012
Hurtigruten, literally translated as "the fast route" is a combination tourist cruise ship, local ferry boat, and a cargo ship that travels the coast of Norway. There are 32 ports. Passengers are discouraged from ... Read more
Allan Nielsen
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2012
Having won a 4 day trip with hurtigruten on travelchannel-my wife and i had booked a voyage on M/S polarlys and on the 5 th of march flew from Copenhagen to Tromso to catch her,arrived at Tromso airport two hours prior to Polarlys arrival ... Read more
hallemaisie
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2011
a newish boat - tiny cabin with just enough storage space for one - we lived out of our suitcases stowed under the bed. The outside cabins with portholes appeared a bit larger but not really value for money. Mainly continental ... Read more
hawklady
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
204 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Before we began the cruise, we spent three days in an apartment in Reykjavik. I would recommend a stay in Iceland to anyone cruising in that part of the world. Iceland is beautiful in a wild and unique way. MV Fram, built by ... Read more
Carole and Pat O'Neill
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2011
On January 29th 2011 we went on the Hurtigruten Classic Round Voyage sailing from Bergen to Kirkenes and back to Bergen.We booked direct with Hurtigruten by phone. They did offer flights and transfers from Gatwick, but we booked ... Read more
MacMacGA
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
72 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The world's most beautiful voyage is how the Hurtigruten cruise line bills the coastal voyage from Bergen to Kirkenes. They are so right! We were on the Midnatsol the same time as karoggra who posted a review titled, Best scenic cruise in ... Read more
Ernie0528
Member Since 2007
1 review
34 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2009
****17-day Grand Norway Vacation 4/21-5/7/09**** Summary:Fabulous!!!!  The city visits were great.  The train to Bergen wonderful.  The scenery was spectacular every day all day.Overview The voyage is billed as "The ... Read more

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