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Bergen Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews
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Mission Accomplished; Serious Reservations about Hurtigruten
"Just returned from a six-night trip from Bergen to Kirkenes. While we did sail on the MS Polarlys I think my comments are germane to all of Hurtigruten's ships. The main purpose of our trip was to see the Northern..."Read More
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10+ Cruises

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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


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


Neither here nor there

Review for Vesteralen to Norwegian Fjords

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ujacob

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Hurtigruten could be an interestingly different offer to typical cruise ships as they also provide ferry services along the Norwegian coast and you get to see some areas typical cruise ships would not visit. The itinerary is driven by the deliveries made at 34 ports during day and night - unfortunately that does not always cater well for cruising passengers. Some stops are much too short to ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Departure Port: Halifax

2 Helpful Votes


The Hurtigruten Northern Lights Promise

Review for Polarlys to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Peter P

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

The Hurtigruten Classic Round Voyage with the Northern Lights Promise, 24 March to 4 April 2019 on the ship Polarlys. Did we see the northern lights? That is a good question! Although we had some good daytime weather, the sky was cloudy for the first nine nights. Since Hurtigruten promise that we will see the lights, I predicted to my wife that on the tenth night (2 April), when the forecast ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Departure Port: Halifax

9 Helpful Votes


Awful cabin initially allocated

Review for Vesteralen to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Cmmk

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We chose to do a Hurtigruten trip as a once in a lifetime experience to see the Northern lights and to experience the beauty of the coastline from the comfort of the ship. B Unfortunately the first cabin we were allocated was the worst accommodation I have ever experienced, too small for two people ( to be frank only just acceptable for one) barely room to move past each other, storage space ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Departure Port: Halifax


Not value for money

Review for Nordnorge to Norwegian Fjords

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Karen Wakefield

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

Chose this due to fantastic marketing by Hurtigruten but the reality does not live up to the marketing. The Norwegian coast is not how it's portrayed in promotional material and the towns are not quaint fishing village types but industrial towns. Not very attractive. The food was OK and varied choices buffet style for breakfast and lunch. Set dinner served most nights, portion size small. Buffet ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Departure Port: Halifax

7 Helpful Votes


Viking is not our cup of tea.

Review for Viking Star to Transatlantic

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GigemAggies

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

This was our first Viking cruise. We cruise about 5-6 weeks a year and usually cruise Celebrity but have also enjoyed Royal Caribbean. For a change of pace and because the reviews were good, we decided to give Viking Ocean a try. We booked the 14 night "In the Wake of Vikings" cruise from Bergen to Montreal. Well, let's just say we're not drinking the Viking Ocean Kool-Aid. We do not see the ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Departure Port: Halifax

18 Helpful Votes


Great scenery, good food, indifferent and rude service.

Review for Finnmarken to Norwegian Fjords

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Howdoignoe

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

This cruise was all about the scenery which was made even better by the near perfect weather. The food was quite good. They offer buffet breakfast and lunch. Dinner is table service with a fixed menu. They offer an a la carte service in a different dining room for an additional 500 - 800 NOK. I could never get an adequate explanation for what the value was for a different meal service. As best I ...
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Sail Date: May 2018

Departure Port: Halifax

13 Helpful Votes


Obviously Under-Staffed

Review for Trollfjord to Norwegian Fjords

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sjwhiteod

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

I chose this cruise because of the Northern Lights Astronomy Voyage theme. I am very satisfied with the lectures and viewings organized by Dr John Mason and Inger Carter and I would highly recommend their program. However, Hurtigruten really fell through on there responsibility to provide services during the voyage. The cruise ship was obviously under-staffed as confirmed by personnel that I ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Departure Port: Halifax

3 Helpful Votes


Slow Boat to another port to see the Northern lights

Review for Finnmarken to Norwegian Fjords

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Sapperone

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

We wanted to see the Northern Lights and having failed to see them on a 3 day visit to Iceland our research convinced us that a cruise along the Norwegian coast may provide the best opportunity. Indeed this holiday offer guaranteed a siting or else we would get another 6 day cruise for free. We were well advised on what to bring for the trip but because Carole is Lactose intolerant we made it ...
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Sail Date: January 2018

Departure Port: Halifax

3 Helpful Votes


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