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Bergen to Arctic Cruise Reviews

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Arctic
Bergen

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31 Bergen to Arctic Cruise Reviews


MrsMot avatar

MrsMot

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Amazing scenery and very good staff

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We chose the cruise on MS Trollfjord after seeing an article in a women's magazine the previous year. It was a Northern Lights cruise with Wildlife. Michael Strachan was on the ship for a few days which was an ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Chrissiecruiser8

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Exceeded expectations

I thought the classic round trip would give me the best opportunity to see the Northern lights. Overall the trip exceeded my expectations. The ship was very good and run in an efficient way. The staff were very ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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johiggs

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Northern Lights

Wanted to see Northern Lights - Hurtigruten recommended by friends, and YES we did see the lights for several nights. But, be aware, the lights do not look bright green. Often they are no more than white cloud. ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Jay-J123

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

An exciting insight to coastal Norway

The travel arrangements were very easy and straightforward. A very traditional ship kitted out with plenty of oak, brass and glass lighting. We chose a cabin on the promenade deck (deck 5) which was both compact but ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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ACTcruiser

2 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

Superb experience, unlike a cruise ship

I chose this cruise to experience the Arctic, see the Northern Lights and re-visit some Norwegian Fjords in the winter. My expectations were exceeded in most respects especially that of the ship. The NL were special ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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250cemh

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Amazing way to spend Christmas

As someone who wanted the opportunity to see the Northern Lights, and could only go in school holidays, it was by chance that we were away over Christmas. The ship was beautifully decorated, and the staff led a ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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stana3

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

It really is the world's most beautiful voyage

We were recommended by friends. We booked directly with Hurtigruten and found their headquarters team very helpful during several phone conversations. The Spitsbergen has been recently upgraded and offers a gym, hot ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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martinn123

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Staggering Natural Beauty Among the Elderly

We chose this cruise because we wanted to travel up the coast of Norway to the Arctic Circle and experience the natural beauty of such a voyage. We knew that Hurtigruten wasn't a typical "luxury" cruise company, ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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bne54

2 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

NON SMOKERS BEWARE

SMOKING POLICY - everywhere on outside decks except in one small area. This is EXTREMELY disappointing. You step outside to get fresh air and to see the natural sights the ship is passing, only to be bombarded with ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Wendy Q

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Arctic Adventure in Summer

In 2006, I sailed on this very same vessel to Antarctica. When I heard the ship had been refurbished in 2016 and was now sailing in the Arctic, I was anxious to experience "having sailed to the ends of the Earth" on ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Mostly Harmless

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Norwegan Hospitality

An inside look at one of the most forward thinking nations on the planet is afforded by taking the round trip Bergen - Kinkiness - Bergen trip. Breakfast and Lunch are buffet style and the Evening meal is served ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Kombucha

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Amazing Arctic Circle

Comfortable number of passengers on board. No over-crowding. Food amazing. Destination route very interesting. A wonderful variety of shore excursions on offer. Very friendly and helpful staff members. Clean ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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WilliamsLanding

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Excellent cruise for those interested in wildlife or volcanology

I chose this cruise because I wanted to see Iceland and the Faroe Islands. I'm quite interested in the characteristics of the polar regions of our planet, and this seemed to be a good way to do it. I was not ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Stbm

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Fabulous experience

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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discerningedinburgh

7 Reviews Written

86 Helpful Votes

The Northern Lights danced all over the sky.

We booked this voyage hoping to see The Northern Lights and we did. 4 nights out of 6 the Aurora was there in all her glory. 12 sightings in all. That's what I call success! We've cruised on 'cruise ships'; ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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ayesbee

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

BAD EXPERIENCE

This was my third hurtigruten voyage, others being finnmarken and midnatsol. I had a very noisy cabin which i complained about. I could see other empty cabins on the same deck on more than one occasion. Why wasn't i ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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firry2

1 Review Written

21 Helpful Votes

Excellent - lives up to to its excellent reputation

I had always wanted to do the cruise and as my wife thought her eyesight was deteriorating and wanted to see the Northern Lights before they did, we booked this trip as part of our Silver Wedding Anniversary. As ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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sailor1962

5 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Through the Arctic Night

Following from a similar cruise last year on Polarlys we booked again on a different ship with an upgrade to a mini suite taking advantage of the added extras of private airport transfers, extra space, Internet ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Angianh

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Arctic disaster

We thought this was a cruise. It turned out being a ferry pretending to be a cruise ship. Countless stops during the night very noisy dont book cabin 723 above cargo hold if you want some sleep.No on board ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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KKLEVI

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Best trip we have ever taken.

National Geographic to Norway and the Arctic..It was the nicest ship with the most amazing crew ever to sail the seas... The food was outstanding and varied every day..The bar, hot tub, bridge, bow and ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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Moya.every.

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

The joys of our Midnight Sun experience

We had always wanted to sail the coast of Norway into the Arctic Circle. It was our first Viking Cruise. The cruise Into The Midnight Sun sounded just what we wanted and it proved to be so. This was a new ship ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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Kitty Brisbane

1 Review Written

31 Helpful Votes

Cruising with stunning scenery through the Norwegian Fiords.

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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Queenie1603

9 Reviews Written

74 Helpful Votes

In search of the lights, and finding out so much more about wonderful Norway.

This was my 5th trip to Norway having previously visited by North Sea Ferry from Newcastle (with car), Queen Victoria, Grand Princess and the Ryndam. Norway is one of my favourite destinations but I have always ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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shisha2131

2 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Great Experience

My first trip on the Vesteralen was great. Beautiful scenery, northern lights, cute villages and nice people in a quiet atmosphere. The interior of the ship is simplel and dated (or vintage depending on your point ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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cafeDB

6 Reviews Written

51 Helpful Votes

Not like other cruises, but better than we were led to believe.

We booked this Hurtigruten cruise with the sole purpose of seeing the Northern lights in winter. WE were on the Bergen - Tromso segment which we booked directly through their UK website. Communication was good and ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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