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Hurtigruten Cruises

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About Hurtigruten Cruises

Fleet includes ships that sail the Norwegian coast, every day, year-round, and expedition ships that explore the poles and other adventurous locales

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Fridtjof Nansen

11 Night
Antarctica Cruise

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Fridtjof Nansen

17 Night
Antarctica Cruise

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Fram

8 Night
Iceland Cruise

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Trollfjord

6 Night
Norway Cruise

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Ponant

12 Night
Alaska Cruise

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12 Night
Greenland Cruise

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6 Night
Norway Cruise

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18 Night
Trans Atlantic Cruise

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22 Night
Antarctica Cruise

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10 Night
South America Cruise

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93 Night
World Cruise

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6 Night
Norwegian Coast Cruise

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5 Night
Norwegian Coast Cruise

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14 Night
Norway Cruise

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14 Night
Norway Cruise

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Hurtigruten Cruises Tips, Activities, and Overview

Who goes on Hurtigruten cruise ships?

You'll meet a real cross section of society on a Hurtigruten voyage. Norwegians use the local coastal service as a means of transport and often only stay on for a couple of ports. Other travelers treat the Bergen-Kirkenes-Bergen round trip as a regular cruise and come from all over the world but particularly the U.K. and Germany.

On the expedition ships, again, there will be multiple nationalities, including more North Americans. Expect to meet the kind of people who care about sustainability and value learning and adventure over luxury. You'll find some families onboard the Norwegian voyages and even the expeditions, which tend to attract an older audience.

Do I have to dress up on a Hurtigruten cruise?

Not really. There's no formal dress code, although you should not arrive at dinner in shorts. The non-expedition ships are slightly dressier than the expedition fleet.

Is everything free on Hurtigruten cruises?

No, and the pricing structure is complicated. On the Norwegian coastal voyage, you can opt for a Basic, Select or Platinum package, all of which have different inclusions. The Basic package is very basic indeed -- you don't even get included tea or coffee; the others have varying inclusions related to beverages, Wi-Fi and dining. None of the packages include excursions, though you can purchase excursion bundles to save money.

On the expedition cruises, soft drinks, wine and beer with meals, and tea and coffee and limited Wi-Fi are included. Some excursions by Zodiac are included but others cost extra.

Gratuities are not expected, but tip boxes are available for anybody who wants to reward a crew member.

What are Hurtigruten’s most popular activities?

The most popular activities for cruisers choosing Hurtigruten are the land-based shore tours, and with several port calls in one day (on the Coastal Voyages), there are plenty of opportunities for passengers to get out there and see Norway's vast wilderness. Among the most popular choices are hiking, kayaking and cycling and in winter, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and husky driving. On northern lights sailings, staying up late to try and see the lights (or requesting a wake-up call) is also quite popular.

On the expedition voyages, you'll rarely see anyone skip a shore excursion, and onboard the lectures always draw a crowd as well. Many cruisers also enjoy participating in "citizen science" projects.

Why go with Hurtigruten?

  • The classic Norwegian coastal voyage is arguably one of the most scenic in the world
  • Selected winter voyages in Norway offer a Northern Lights Promise -- or a free cruise
  • State-of-the-art, sustainable expedition program explores the poles and the tropics

Best for: Adventurous types who enjoy cultural immersions

Not for: Luxury travelers or anyone seeking lots of onboard activities

Hurtigruten Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Every moment a delight

I had come to appreciate the scenery, rather than look at it through a window, and this deck always enabled you to find somewhere with a reasonable amount of shelter from wind to be outside and see it at it's best from the front, behind, or side.Only a handfull of people of the 500 or so passengers had kitted out properly for being outside on the journey.Read More
ScandiJohn

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

Northbound from Vancouver to Anchorage

Outside on deck ten can be found two jacuzzi’s and an infinity pool with an outside bar and a unique way to view the snow capped mountains passing by.On deck ten can be found the Explorer lounge, a comfortable seating area with lounge chairs under the windows for that quieter less weather reliant view of the world.Read More
Anchorage23

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

Fantastic expedition team of David and Eskild

Some attractions though are not located in the city centre.A map of the city is provided.Read More
kwasnica

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Ship is nice and comfortable

Restaurant Aune (the main eatery on board) is nice but staff are badly organised and inefficient (it looks like everyone has no experience in the industry, starting with the chef and down to the wait staff).It feels that food is cooked in microwave, tasteless, portions are miniscule, staff pay no attention to guests - disaster!Read More
aruok

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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