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Holy Innocent
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
7 forum posts
5 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
sashaa0@hotmail.co.uk
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
12 helpful votes
We actually didn't sail on that date as we didn't sail at all and I wanted to share my experience of the customer service you should expect when your cruise gets cancelled by Hurtigruten. My mother was informed of the cancellation when ... Read more
cheng_PVE
Member Since 2014
1 review
10 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We took an "Arctic Islands Expedition" trip on FRAM, sailing from Tromso, Norway on May 13, 2016 and finished at Reykyavik, Iceland on May 22nd. In between we had three Zodiac landings (Bear Island, Hornsund, and Jan Mayan) as ... Read more
LorienQuin
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 helpful votes
The company is wonderfully skilled at the cruise thing. The exploration team was varied in expertise and covered every aspect of animal, mineral and social knowledge. They put safety first and we always felt in good hands. They educated us ... Read more
sylvia@quesch.co.za
Member Since 2016
1 review
23 helpful votes
Firstly, I am not a travel writer or Author, I write as it comes to my head and this is my honest opinion. This was our first time cruising on Hurtigrutens Ms Fram. After reading all the reviews we were somewhat skeptical about our ... Read more
ZetaShek
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
We, three ladies, booked the cruise with Hurtigruten through our agent in Hong Kong. So, the cost covers one night in Buenos Aires (BA) and the 14 days trip. Before the trip, I read enough review about the Fram. Of course, there are ... Read more
Woofbite
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Buenos Aires to The Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica. Long distances between landings makes for a very expensive cruise for not much time on shore. The cruise part was sub-par for food and service compared to "cruise" ... Read more
patrickmichiel@icloud.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
The Fram is a modern small ship with stabilizers.. Norwegian cruise line with experience in ice. The crew and excursion guides were excellent. South Georgia is a spectacular place and we were there for two nights and one and a half days. ... Read more
little01
Member Since 2015
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We have done some pretty special cruises including Inside Passage, Panama Canal, Mexican Riviera and Tahitian Islands. My wife particularly wanted to see some Polar Bears. We told the Hurtigruten cruise consultant this and wanted advice as ... Read more
Dixterisacat
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Hurtigruten’s North East Greenland National Park Expedition. 10th to 24th September 2015. This voyage on the Fram to the North East Greenland National Park was so seriously flawed that we will not be travelling with Hurtigruten ... Read more
glaslynsailor
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
“We had been looking forward to our third Explorer Voyage, to Iceland, North East Greenland and Spitzbergen National Park for some time but, unfortunately, this last voyage was such a massive disappointment that, instead of us now ... Read more
glaslynsailor
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Notes on Hurtigruten National Park Expedition, 10 September to 24 September 2015 We had been looking forward to our third Explorer Voyage, to Iceland, North East Greenland and Spitzbergen National Park for some time but, unfortunately, ... Read more
sinbad123
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
4 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
tigtigpack@talktalk.net
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed July 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 on cold days we could sit outside with a drink and watch the ice slide past! We were blessed with really good weather ... Read more
NatureWatcher
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 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
Mags1949
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
We started our expedition by flying from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia where we picked up Hurtigruten’s boat MS Fram. The boat is lovely, lots of pine and a fantastic observation lounge with floor to ceiling windows. Our suite was great, a ... Read more
hawklady
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
204 forum posts
8 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
Baltic69
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Going to Antartcica is expensive. Hurtigruten is a good lower budget alternative Main complaint: Land services. We, and others in the ship, had bad experiences with the flights from BA to Ushuaia and their associated 'excursions'. Getting ... Read more
rwsuth
Member Since 2014
1 review
6 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
Mikejd
Member Since 2014
1 review
4 helpful votes
We have travelled with Hurtigruten before on their costal round trips a couple of times. We enjoyed these very much so we decided to take the plunge and go for one of the explorer voyages. We booked direct and received confirmation ... Read more
Mary Denis
Member Since 2014
1 review
My husband and I were very pleased with our cruise to Antarctica aboard the Fram. The expedition staff is great and our suite (634) was spacious and comfortable. I recommend you make your own arrangements for hotel and transportation in ... Read more
totisofia
Member Since 2011
1 review
8 forum posts
Let's start with the bottom line: A+ for the adventure/education experience and C- for amenities and even basic courtesy Flight arrangements. Getting basic information from Hurtigruten's flight team would challenge the CIA. Something as ... Read more
lewiskm@hotmail.co.uk
Member Since 2014
1 review
We sailed from Ushuaia on the 13th January not knowing what to expect!!!! Various cruise reviews had described very different experiences of cruising with Hurtigruten and we sailed very much hoping for the best!!! The Fram left port later ... Read more
hawklady
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
204 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My husband and I had been on the Hurtigruten FRAM before, on a cruise from Iceland to Spitsbergen. It's a relatively small ship, built in 2007 specifically for cruises to the polar regions. The Fram officially accommodates 318 passengers, ... 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

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