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Mr Aitch
Member Since 2017
1 review
If you expect a typical cruise ship then forget it. No red carpet, no cinemas no swimming pool. BUT you get an experience of a lifetime. You are the 1910's explorer in a ship, we went on the MS Richard With, which has the high Savoy Hotel ... Read more
steveod
Member Since 2002
2 reviews
25 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We knew that this two day trip from Tromso to Kirkenes was all about the location and the chance of seeing the Northern Lights, so we were thrilled when we had great viewing the first night on the ship. The captain announced when the ... Read more
jod65
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
We are currently on the MS Richard With on the 12 day Bergen - Kirkenes - Bergen trip. Overall very happy with the whole trip. Staff are friendly and the ship is warm, clean and comfortable. To sum up Cabin - we are in 370 star ... Read more
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mattbusby
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
My wife and I booked this cruise with Readers Offers from the daily newspapers. We flew to Bergen to meet the ship but were told, along with all the other passengers, that the ship was delayed because of bad weather. We were accommodated ... Read more
Chrisbuk
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
Advertised as a cruise ship going up to the very North of Norway. It was not a cruise ship as understood by the name but a merchant /car ferry with passengers..The trip started badly with the ship delayed and we were put up in a local 2 ... Read more
davidppmbrown
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
My wife reluctantly agreed to this cruise. She worries about sea sickness and hates being cold! No problem. Apart from one night which was slightly rough for about 3 hours, the rest of the trip was virtually like a mill pond. Apart from ... Read more
roy.french34
Member Since 2015
1 review
19 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
My wife and I have just returned from our third cruise with Hurtigruten. This has been our third cruise on a different ship. All three trips have been great experiences and I can honestly say I cant find anything to criticise. We found ... Read more
jwthomas
Member Since 2015
1 review
12 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
ageing hippy
Member Since 2015
1 review
10 helpful votes
This was our first cruise and I was aware that some stops would be short, however if time is lost through bad weather or technical problems then stops are curtailed and sometimes you are not allowed to get off the boat at all. Apparently ... Read more
HULTSCH4
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 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
nyc-cpw
Member Since 2014
1 review
6 helpful votes
We booked our cruise in New York City with a Hurtigruten Representative on the Richard With. We were not told about several things in advance as follows: Wine Package Water package Free single supplement. Lack of entertainment of any ... Read more
Micky777
Member Since 2013
6 reviews
Sailed March 2014
We had just returned from a cruise on P & O's Oriana in search of the Northern Lights. This trip had been less than successful not least because when we did see the lights for a brief 15 minutes in Alta, I could not capture the event ... Read more
countrymouse
Member Since 2010
1 review
4 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We travelled on Richard With and had a wonderful time Hunting the Light. We had five nights of sightings and have some super photographs that we are well satisfied with. The passage to Kirkenes and back is not a cruise - it is a journey ... Read more
ridlhb
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 helpful votes
We had a fantastic trip and loved every moment. Sure it's not an ocean cruise ship, more like a ferry in terms of accommodation, but we knew this before we left and it was all part of the adventure. We knew the cruise was called "Hunting ... Read more
buggins
Member Since 2007
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We've just returned from a Christmas and New year cruise - 21st Dec 2013 to 2nd Jan 2014. To say that joining the ship was a shambles would be an understatement. We arrived at Bergen airport - no signs to where to pick up the bus! ... Read more
srkip47
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
Not rated Sailed December 2012
Last December we went with Hurtigruten on a Norwegian cruise to see the Northern Lights. We had recently been to Norway with Saga, so it was interesting to make comparisons. We booked directly with Hurtigruten in the UK, whereas other ... Read more
gerrmack
Member Since 2001
2 reviews
104 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2012
We are on the Richard With now and we are stopped in Bodon for 24 hours. This stop is for Christmas but it is a bit boring. There are some good points and bad points about this cruise. We have cruised a lot and this ship is quite ... Read more
gerrmack
Member Since 2001
2 reviews
104 forum posts
2 helpful votes
For background we came acrosss the Atlantic by the Queen Mary one of the most luxurious ships afloat so a comparison to that ship is difficult. From all the literature, I was expecting quite a bit older working ship but it does jhold ... Read more
pammiekins
1 review
Sailed March 2012
As we are getting married in the Caribbean in November, we decided we would try a small cruise with our twin 3 year olds. It was their first flight and cruise, and our first cruise. Having read the reviews beforehand we knew what to ... Read more
Liz Jones
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
The travel arrangements were fine and as travellers who usually book everything independently, it was good to discover that Hurtigruten seem to have everything down to a fine art. They also give you plenty of information before you leave ... Read more
Mrs Perle Dilworth
1 review
A cruise with Hurtigruten is really a glorified ferry. The public areas a nice, clean and comfortable although the main bar on Deck 4 was closed for the whole trip. The cabin was nice and plenty of wardrobe and cupboard space meant we ... Read more
Patricia Hodge
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2011
My husband & I, lured by promises of the Northern Lights, booked the northbound Hurtigruten cruise from Bergen to Kirkenes departing 23rd December 2011. We also booked an excursion to the North Cape. We arrived at Bergen Airport where we ... Read more
John Rhodes
1 review
3 helpful votes
Our first cruise. We chose October to suit our budget, but probably not the best time of year. Its the stormy season - and did we know it at times. The frequent passages in the open sea were challenging - passengers could hardly stand up ... Read more
Pack_Your_Passport
Member Since 2011
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My husband, 2 yr old son and I just returned from a 12-day Norway voyage on Hurtigruten's Richard With. Cabins - We splurged and booked a mini-suite so we'd have more room with our son, and this gave us more than enough room to move ... Read more
tubabob
Member Since 2009
7 reviews
8 forum posts
We booked this cruise in the heat of August, and as the date approached and we experienced record cold and snow in the Washington, DC, area, we asked ourselves, "Are we crazy?" We flew to Bergen on February 27th, and stayed in a hotel ... Read more

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