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Bergen to Europe - British Isles & Western Family Cruises Cruise Reviews
Cruiser Rating
3.3
Average
9 reviews
Most helpful review
A disaster waiting to happen plus blocked toilets
"This is a warning to any prospective passengers of Hurtigruten. The Midnatsol is 20,000 DWT and carries a maximum number of passengers of 1,000. This actually makes it a very crowded ship in comparison to other..."Read More
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frigate69

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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1-10 of 9 Bergen to Europe - British Isles & Western Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


Expensive ferry boat, not a cruise

Review for Midnatsol to Europe - British Isles & Western

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catkim2020

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

I don’t think I’ll ever do the Hurtigruten again. First it was very expensive, over 5000 kr per person for a 36 hour trip from Bergen to Trondheim going through Geiranger. We ordered the Arctic Superior room which was twice as expensive as a standard room, but it just had a round port window. It was no better than standard rooms on a normal cruise ship. The Hurtigruten shouldn’t be thought of ...
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Sail Date: July 2020

Departure Port: Halifax

Traveled with children

3 Helpful Votes


Bergen- Kirkenes- Bergen

Review for Nordnorge to Europe - British Isles & Western

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michbowm

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

We chose this trip as an opportunity to see some Norwegian fjords and to go to North Cape. Starting in Bergen gave the opportunity to arrive by the Oslo Bergen train and leave with a rental car. Embarkation was easy. We had a cabin with en-suite on deck 6, one of only three on our small section of the companionway so no outside noise. The cabins are compact but lots of room under the double bed ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Departure Port: Halifax

3 Helpful Votes


Blessed with warm sunny days, fabulous views of the mountains

Review for Nordnorge to Europe - British Isles & Western

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elizabethcoatsworth

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

Service in restaurant: Could be poor. Twice I sat down by a window. The table was empty. I cleared the crumbs as there was no one around. Great views of the scenery and that is why I came on the cruise. I got told off b two waiters that the table was not accessible because had not been cleared. This was not service to me. Cooked food did not look appetizing to me, not hot. I ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Departure Port: Halifax

2 Helpful Votes


Old, dingy cruise ship with smallest cabins, horrible food and service

Review for Midnatsol to Europe - British Isles & Western

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reincarn8

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

We were booked on this ship by our Fjord Tours’ “Norway in the Nutshell “ package. So we didn’t really have a choice on the ship or more importantly, the cabin types and size. We were a family of 4 and we got 2 non-adjacent cabins. So our children’s cabin are away from ours. How the hell does that happen? To make it worse, the cabins were disgusting. They were so small, I think I have seen ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Departure Port: Halifax

Traveled with children

5 Helpful Votes


Northern lights- excellent expedition team

Review for Nordnorge to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Dingo D

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We went to try and see the northern lights which luckily for us did make an appearance on at least 2 nights of our trip. Embarkation and disembarking work really well especially embarkation. The expedition team on board were fantastic. Bjørn, Robin and Caterina worked well together and Caterina is very knowledgeable, the Norwegian way times were informative interesting and amusing with Bjørn and ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Departure Port: Halifax

3 Helpful Votes


Incredible Scenery

Review for Nordnorge to Europe - British Isles & Western

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kb0000

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Hurtigruten, literally translated as "the fast route" is a combination tourist cruise ship, local ferry boat, and a cargo ship that travels the coast of Norway. There are 32 ports. Passengers are discouraged from getting off at many where stops are only 5-10 minutes long. The point is to see the scenery. The voyage is scheduled so that the northbound trip at night passes places ...
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Sail Date: April 2012

Departure Port: Halifax

5 Helpful Votes


A disaster waiting to happen plus blocked toilets

Review for Midnatsol to Europe - British Isles & Western

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frigate69

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

This is a warning to any prospective passengers of Hurtigruten. The Midnatsol is 20,000 DWT and carries a maximum number of passengers of 1,000. This actually makes it a very crowded ship in comparison to other cruise ships. Its staffing levels are nowhere as high as what you find on a conventional cruise ship The staffing in the restaurant is totally inadequate about 12 or 13 bodies serving ...
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Sail Date: September 2013

Departure Port: Halifax

9 Helpful Votes


Superb

Review for Midnatsol to Europe - British Isles & Western

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bcli

First Time Cruiser

Age 80s

This is one one of the most comfortable ships we have ever been on. The common areas are beautiful. We did not anticipate an experience this good. The cruise is not like anything else we have experienced. Because it makes so many stops both crew and passengers constantly change. While they offer many excursions there is not the 'group' feeling that you get on other lines. Most of the ...
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Sail Date: September 2011

Departure Port: Halifax

2 Helpful Votes


Pity about the Northern Lights

Review for Nordnorge to Europe - British Isles & Western

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BirchShola

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

We actually took the complete 11 day trip to/from Bergen (not 6 days as above). We had been on the same trip previously and so enjoyed the experience, we wanted to go again. This is unusual for us, as we like to go to different places. So it was a special memory. All the crew we came into contact with were most courteous, kind, helpful and cheerful. The Expedition team provided many ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Halifax

1 Helpful Vote


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