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Nordnorge Cruise Review by Kristy Ahale: Not as good as we expected

Kristy Ahale
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Cabin 3.0
Dining 1.0
Embarkation 5.0
Enrichment Activities 2.0
Entertainment 1.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 3.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Rates 1.0
Service 1.0
Shore Excursions 2.0
Value for Money 2.0

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Not as good as we expected

Sail Date: March 2012
Destination: Baltic Sea
Embarkation: Bergen

We sailed from Bergen to Tromso, and were disappointed with our Hurtigruten experience. The food was very average and extremely over priced for the quality. The cabins were nice enough, although as a couple you stay in separate single beds unless you go for a deluxe cabin. The staff were not very helpful. Trying to book the trip to begin with was very difficult on the Hurtigruten website and we ended up having to call them from Australia to try to book the trip, the whole process took about 45 minutes on an international call. We were given incorrect information regarding meals on the boat, which the staff on the ship would not help rectify once we were there, and when we complained we were given the email address of head office and told to email them rather than speak to anyone on the actual boat!
The port docking times were usually short (1 hour or less) with the occasional 3 hour stop. We stopped in Trondheim from 6am until midday - there is nothing open in Trondheim More before 9am - not even McDonalds.
The age group on our ship was very specific- all seniors, it seems the boat definitely caters for a specific demographic.
The scenery on the trip was lovely, although difficult to see due to extreme weather conditions. We found the scenery on the train from Oslo to Bergen to be just as beautiful. Less

Published 03/28/12

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