This cruise was recommended by German friends we met in China!
The embarkation went as planned. We were greeted by very cheerful staff and conducted to our cabin.
A self tour around the ship made us feel very comfortable.
My third Hurtigruten cruise of the incomparable Norwegian fjords, and the newly renovated Polarlys has gotten just about everything right. Unlike some past sad experiences with surly crew members on other Hurtigruten ships, this time the ...
As a group of friends who had always wanted to see the northern lights this cruise sounded perfect (free cruise if they don't appear and so on). None of us had ever cruised on any ship before. We heard feed back from fellow travellers and ...
I am certain there are many reviews of the Hurtigruten cruise from Bergen to Kirkenes - I will try to provide some more details than I have read online and to give some advice I could have used while traveling.
First things first - ...
If you are an 'occasional' cruiser and prefer the smaller ships and more personal service, this may be for you. Hurtigruten ships fit into the small ship category and we were lucky enough to benefit from the recent new fit-out of The ...
Just returned from a six-night trip from Bergen to Kirkenes. While we did sail on the MS Polarlys I think my comments are germane to all of Hurtigruten's ships. The main purpose of our trip was to see the Northern Lights and we did. We saw ...
Re Norway - Hurtigruten Cruise - Hunting the Light - 12 days
Just back from a fabulous holiday.
The whole package was superb.
Everything was very well run. The ship, Polarlys, was superb - so beautifully equipped. The staff very ...
Hurtigruten started out as a shipping company that took passengers along, but over the years the passenger business has expanded to become a more important source of business. Nonetheless, Hurtigruten still operates as a shipping company ...
I am a 64-year-old, single female traveller. By day two of this cruise, I was so bored and disillusioned, I wanted to jump ship. I was quite prepared to forfeit the $9K I had paid for the cruise just to put an end to the monotony. This ...
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 ...
Thursday, March 7
Arrived a couple of days earlier so was over jet lag. I was part of a tour group so had some options for the cruise that were included in the price of the "tour." If I ever return (and I hope I will, I'll go as an ...
Voyages in Search of the Northern Lights
If your main purpose for travelling with Hurtigruten, is to see the Northern Lights, you could be in for a big disappointment.
Hurtigruten provide a well oiled transportation system, linking the ...
The organisation was superb and I could not fault it. It is a warm and cosy ship and spotlessly clean.
The cabin was meant for two people but I had paid for single occupancy and it was therefore just the right size - it would have been ...
We bordered at Kirkenes and embarked at Bergen. Before driving on board the luggage was taken off the car and brought to the cabin by ship staff. It is not possible to go to the car after it has been left on the small car deck, approx 20 ...
I will place emphasis on the cruise portion. With a group reservation the tickets were waiting at the pier and we quickly boarded. Our cabin number was only then provided based on the chosen category. My cabin proved to be a problem ...
My sister, mom & I had a splendid time aboard MS Polarlys & only wish we had taken the complete journey North & South! All staff was very friendly & helpful. Views from both inside the Panoramic suite & outside on deck ...
Having booked the Hurtigruten Tour with the operators in London, I was disappointed with the level of information I had been provided with,even after requesting details and switched my booking across to Thomas Cook to continue. They were ...
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