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Bergen First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

Cruise Line
Ship
Destination
Bergen

Traveler rating

Excellent

17

Very Good

4

Average

1

Poor

1

Terrible

1

Cruise type

Luxury Cruises

393

Senior Cruises

244

Romantic Cruises

130

Family Cruises

64

First-Time Cruisers

24

24 Bergen First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


Mindfultraveler avatar

Mindfultraveler

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

An old ferry ship of a bygone age well worth revisiting.

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The first surprise was finding out the old ship was sold out leaving Bergen. What better testimony for the popularity of the MS Lofoten. There were all kinds of loyal passengers on this voyage. Retired professors ...
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Sail Date March 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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1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

A Fine Viking Home Cruise

My wife and I chose this cruise as our first cruise ever because it was going to destinations that were on our list in the Baltic, and the ship would be newly built and crewed. It was also smaller than the large ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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Purrrr

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great First Ever Cruise

Our cruse was everything we expected and more. The service, accommodation, amenities all were excellent. Our only complaint was the rudeness of several older passengers in the buffet lines. Not something the ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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saltyraven

1 Review Written

28 Helpful Votes

Delightful Experience: Friendly Crew, Comfortable Room, Tasty Food

We were delighted with the cruise. The Northern Lights were on our bucket list, as was the Norwegian coast. We wanted a relatively small, modern no-frills ship, so we chose the Trollfjord. It's obviously not your ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Mike.200

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Fabulous Holiday in Stunning Scenery

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 ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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Travel Junkie Barb

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Experience!

We chose the Vesteralen because not being a fan of crowds and large cruise ships, her size fitted us perfectly. From the moment we checked in until our disembarkation 12 days later, we were charmed and totally ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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GOOD CRUISING

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

8 Day Amsterdam and Norwegian Fjords Cruise, 18th to 25th September 2015

Excellent service all round; could not fault-with all ship staff being very polite & always willing to help and make sure you enjoy your holiday aboard the Megallan with a Good choice of food to a high standard with ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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rdelrio1369

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Met all our expectations and then some.

We booked our cruise after reading a promotional flyer in July 2013. The next two years we spent following the progress of the ship's being built and tested. This to say that, as seasoned travelers who had never ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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flowersd07

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Great cruise, horrible staff

This cruise was one of the worst experiences of my life. I never felt so un-welcomed and isolated in my life. The cruise itself was great. The scenery was awesome. The relaxing atmosphere was wonderful. The other ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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Purrrr

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Wonderful trip

This was our first ever cruise. We enjoyed every part of the voyage as well as learned a great deal. The Viking Star is a beautiful ship and her crew was most accommodating. We enjoyed the food as well as the ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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scarlettoftara

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Trip of a lifetime

This was our first ocean cruise, having done three river cruises with Viking River Cruises. This time we tried their newly-launched ocean liner, the Viking Star, on the Homelands Cruise in Scandinavia. The ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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eaglewatchers

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Viking Homelands Home Run

Viking did an amazing job. Was it perfect? No. Was it above expectations? Absolutely! This was a belated 40th anniversary celebration and it was obscenely luxurious-- fit the bill! Ship: Flawlessly beautiful, ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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David Bedford

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Voyage of a lifetime on NordKapp

Having done this voyage over 40 years ago the changes were enormous. The infrastructure (roads, bridges and tunnels) have changed the passenger profile, and the ships are modern and carry far more "tourists". ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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ageing hippy

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Beware of expensive excursions.

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 ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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spigymarjorie

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Nordnorge; couldn't fault it.

What a wonderful voyage, to Kirkenes and back. Excellent ship, scenery was fantastic and the ship was great, loads of brass, polished wood and staff were very attentive. Good trips ashore but very expensive - ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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pdmaley

1 Review Written

26 Helpful Votes

Unexpectedly nice ship!

When I first booked this 'expedition ship/coastal ferry' I was concerned that the experience would not be good. But I was wrong. The Trollfjord was wonderful! Though not a true cruise ship in the American sense, it ...
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Sail Date January 2015


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iantjones

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Great time and Northern Lights too

This was a first time "cruise" for us, so have no experience of other boats and cruises. We were travelling with the hope of seeing the Northern Lights but didn't really have any pre-conceptions about what to ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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PTimo

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Perfect blend of relaxation and new experiences

Just back from a cruise up the coast of Norway from Bergen to Kirkenes on the Hurtigruten Trollfjord. Had a very fine time: comfortable cabin, decent food (and the kitchen very obliging about accommodating ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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clairebear62

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Amazing!

12 night Classic round trip voyage, Bergen to Kirkenes to Bergen  March 17th 2014 to March 28th 2014  Cabin 557 I accompanied my parents on this voyage, they had done the same trip in 2008 in June. i was ...
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Sail Date March 2014


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Alison Taylor

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Food!

My husband and I have recently returned from a Bergen / Kirkenese / Bergen cruise on the Nordnorge. Everything about this cruise was amazing. The food was incredible with plenty of choice at the breakfast and lunch ...
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Sail Date February 2014


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malkno

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Norwegian Coastal Voyage

We have for many years wanted to undertake the Norwegian Coastal Voyage from Bergen all the way to the Russian Border and back. We also wanted to arrive in Bergen by ship from the UK but alas cheap air fares have ...
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Sail Date June 2012


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mr2blue

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

VIRGIN CRUISERS

As Cruisers go this was our first trip, & having read reviews first we had a good idea of what to expect, & therefore unlike some reviewers who seemed to travel blind we had no really unexpected problems. We are ...
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Sail Date October 2012


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jkheboston

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great first cruise with Hurtigruten

Since this was our first cruise ever, our experience may be different from some seasoned cruise travelers who may have different expectations of what a cruise is. As travelers we are fairly independent, like making ...
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Sail Date March 2012


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