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Bergen to Europe - British Isles & Western Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews
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4.0
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57 reviews
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"I am certain there are many reviews of the Hurtigruten cruise from Bergen to Kirkenes - I will try to provide some more details than I have read online and to give some advice I could have used while traveling...."Read More
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mshulman

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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Public areas don’t have enough seats, generally overpriced

Review for Polarlys to Europe - British Isles & Western

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fredehorn

First Time Cruiser

Age 30s

Even in times of corona, where the ship is maximum 60% full, the seats in the public areas are not enough. I would not want to travel on this or similar ships when 100% of its capacity can be used. Looking at the Norwegian coastline surely is beautiful but it’s also more or less the only thing you can do on board so it’s very disappointing if you can’t enjoy it properly because of not enough ...
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Sail Date: July 2020

Departure Port: Halifax

3 Helpful Votes


Great Norwegian scenery

Review for Trollfjord to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Botaniker

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We have always wanted to experience going with Hurtigruten along the Norwegian coast, and the scenery was amazing. We started in the beautiful town of Bergen and went all the way to Kirkenes. Embarkation and disembarkation were both very easy and well-organized, although there were some slight confusion about when and where to put the suitcases before disambarkation. The staff were all very ...
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Sail Date: July 2020

Departure Port: Halifax


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


Great cruise - highly recommended

Review for Polarlys to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Madradiant

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

I went on this cruise with my brother and his wife. We had always wanted to visit Norway and thought the winter cruise with the possibility of seeing the Northern Lights would be a great idea. We were not disappointed - we did see the lights although personally I was disappointed that they appeared like grey "clouds" and it was only through a good camera lens where the exposure could be left ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Halifax

1 Helpful Vote


Amazing Experience

Review for Trollfjord to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Helsbels1960

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

I'd wanted to see the Northern Lights and go on a cruise for years. I'd looked at Hurtigruten along with other companies. The Hurtigruten seemed expensive but offered fewer 'on board' activities (musicals, casino, entertainment). I spoke to my travel agent and one of the company had been with Hurtigruten and raved about it. I also decided that for this trip I was more interested in the culture ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Halifax

1 Helpful Vote


Eventful, adventurous, atmospheric sea voyage through the Norwegian archipelago

Review for Lofoten to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Hurtighurtig

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Already the third winter trip with one of the old, small, listed ship of the Hurtigrute. The mood on the Norwegian coast is particularly romantic at this time: every day is like Christmas day. However, violent storms and hurricanes must be expected in winter. The MS Lofoten has no stabilizers, so the ship can have violent movement. But it is very safe! Living together on board is very ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Halifax

1 Helpful Vote


A wonderful experience with excellent staff and services

Review for Finnmarken to Europe - British Isles & Western

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PennyDDavis

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

The location of this cruise was the determining factor for me as I wanted specifically to visit Norway whilst not having to repack continually. We were a little concerned about the quality of the cruise, having read adverse reviews but it couldn't be further from the truth. The cruise was wonderful, the staff consistently gave excellent, friendly service. The food was superb, if heavy on the ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: Halifax

6 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


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