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How many port calls in a one-week sailing qualifies a cruise as "port-intensive"? Six? Seven? Eight? How about 35 ports in seven days?! Improbable as that may seem, the vessel that sails this itinerary is the ...
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32 Hurtigruten Midnatsol Cruise Reviews

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bobbisailsolo
Member Since 2008
1 review
920 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
A journey up the Norwegian coast in the winter is like a fairy tale. It's amazing! To see Norway in a more natural light, without tourists, and snow covered is a wonderful experience. I'm so glad I did this. The ship is lovely, and ... Read more
Sue redhead Aussie
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
There were four of us visiting Norway Winter chasing the Northern lights on this working ship Interesting experience 3 of us very experienced travelers The ship was well presented similar to other cruise ships decorated for ... Read more
flojo1flojo1
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
6 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was our 25th cruise with various companies & this was a totally different experience as it is 'a working ship' it is a cruise ship, a car ferry, a daily passenger ship with people using it as we would a train or a bus getting on ... Read more
Terrykramer
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
This was our first Hurtigruten cruise (from Svoelvar to Bergen) after having taken seven other cruises globally on other cruise lines. This was a very disappointing cruise. We appreciated the newer ship and some beautiful remote ... Read more
lynndwyer
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2015
This was our 6th cruise. The ship was very nice but the food was bland, unimaginative and nearly the same every meal. The ship had NO activities for guests, other than reading or watching the scenery. There was a theater, but it was ... 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
travel!!7
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Most of the staff is extremely rude, especially if you are under a special diet or God forbid incase something happens. On our trip the staff was young and not knowledgeable and resisted for you to speak to management. We found that the ... Read more
Fergs52
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2015
About 10 days before cruise I needed a minor operation on my knee which left me on crutches. Before setting out, I informed Hurtigruten and the airline they use of my restricted mobility. Yes we saw the Lights and the food - especially ... Read more
Lovespending
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I was part of the Astronomy Voyage on this 12 day on the Hurtigruten Cruise so will break into 2 parts. Cruise- The embarkation process from the Hurtigruten building was painful. We were advised to be there from 2-4pm and staff would be ... Read more
frigate69
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This is a warning to any prospective passengers of Hurtigruten. The Midnatsol is 20,000 DWT and carries a maximum number of passengers of 1,000. This actually makes it a very crowded ship in comparison to other cruise ships. Its staffing ... Read more
JerseyGirl58
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2013
Our vacation began in Amsterdam, where we spent two days, then flew to Bergen aboard a KLM airliner. We had researched and prepared for our cruise for a long time, watching Norway through available webcams before we left, checking weather ... Read more
choppertopper
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I had been keen to do the Classic Voyage for its visual attractions, for many years, but was somewhat reluctant about the whole cruising experience. As part of a package to southern Norway in May 2011 I was able to sample 2 days (one ... Read more
RSF Cruiser
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
638 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Background information We were four Americans and two Norwegians traveling together. Two of us (Americans), did the round trip, the other four only did the north bound voyage and got off the ship in Kirkenes. The Norwegians had never been ... Read more
malkno
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We have for many years wanted to undertake the Norwegian Coastal Voyage from Bergen all the way to the Russian Border and back. We also wanted to arrive in Bergen by ship from the UK but alas cheap air fares have caused the demise of the ... Read more
peripateticmensch
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Traveling to the arctic circle and seeing the Norwegian Fjords has always been one of our travel wishes and we were attracted to the Hurtigruten air inclusive offer from Newark to Bergen including all transfers and a night in a very nice ... Read more
jkheboston
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
Sarah Lindfield
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2012
The ship and the staff are first class. Spotlessly clean, very friendly staff and very helpful and polite always. Breakfast was amazing lots to choose from with fruit, dried fruits, cereals, yoghurt, bread, eggs, cheeses, coldmeats, ... Read more
Wendy Lynn Williams
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed February 2012
Overall a good experience for my first cruise however there were some areas which concerned me. The staff were extremely supportive with a special diet. The deck near the hot tub became extremely dangerous due to water spilling from ... Read more
Goodfellers
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2011
We received an email offer from Hurtigruten, 12 day round trip on full board inc flights in an outsi de cabin on deck 8 (top deck) for £2500. We had never cruised before so decided that this offer was worth trying out. First ... Read more
KandM
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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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bcli
Member Since 2008
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2011
This is one one of the most comfortable ships we have ever been on. The common areas are beautiful. We did not anticipate an experience this good. The cruise is not like anything else we have experienced. Because it makes so many ... Read more
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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
Barrie Jones
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife & I had been judging in Trondheim & decided to use The Coastal Express as a means of transport rather than travel by car or train. We only did one night south to get to Bergen.The ship was brilliant, clean & full of ... Read more

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