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Arctic Expedition Cruises Cruise Reviews

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This was supposed to be an expedition cruise but it was definitely not.

Review for MS Roald Amundsen to Arctic

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Adventurer61

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We chose this cruise because of our previous fantastic experience on board MS Midnatsol in Antarctica. We specifically wanted an expedition cruise. We stayed in suite 841 which was lovely, good size, nice balcony and really comfortable beds. Sadly during heavy seas it sounded like someone had left a screwdriver behind the wall and the noise was very intrusive. Dining was poor. The lovely ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


Russian Arctic and Wrangel Island

Review for National Geographic Orion to Arctic

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Davben58

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

This was our 7th adventure cruise with Lindblad and the 4th on the Orion. We chose this trip because it was to a very different part of the world and it was on the Orion which is our favourite Lindblad ship. There are only 100 guests so it is easy to get to know many others We were not disappointed. We were able to visit some very unique Russian locations and meet some amazing local people who ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


Not ready for Prime Time

Review for MS Roald Amundsen to Arctic

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GalaxyM31

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

The Northwest Passage on the MS Roald Amundsen First Impressions and General Observations The voyage began well. The Air Greenland flight was uneventful and Hurtigruten personnel were ready at Kangerlussuaq to see us to transportation to the boat. We felt some concern at the dock because it was dark and some of us do need to be careful where we are stepping, but we swiftly and safely ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


It was advertised as an Expedition Voyage. But it had no expeditions included

Review for MS Roald Amundsen to Arctic

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Voyage too far

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Because I traveled to Antarctica with this company and had a fabulous Voyage so trusted them to provide the same experience in Alaska I was so wrong There were constant changes of itinerary.Not due to weather .More days at sea than advertised.in 16 days I spent less than 30hrs ashore.One landing promised glorious beaches fabulous hikes herds of bison ...it took so long to disembark 500 ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


Roald Amundsen - lovely ship, poorly run.

Review for MS Roald Amundsen to Arctic

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Susan.Sonntag

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

The Roald Amundsen is a brand new ship of a very high standard, but there are issues with how it is run. We chose this cruise because we wanted to go to Greenland and this seemed to be a good itinerary. We were excited by the thought of a new ship, and thought there were a couple of cruises before ours, so that any teething issues would be sorted out. This proved not to be the case. The ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


New but not ready yet.

Review for MS Roald Amundsen to Arctic

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KhK_Maintal

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Overall a good cruise with a new ship where you need to accept that some proccesses dont work. The new ship is great. Our suite on deck 9 was really perfect. The main restaurant has a structure we dont like. Its like a quick restaurant. The extra restaurant for suite guests is really good in service. The expectation is that the menu will change within a 2 weeks cruise. Visiting areas ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


Poor communications and poor 'expedition' logistics marred the trip.

Review for MS Roald Amundsen to Arctic

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Dad Dad

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Greenland was rightly the desired destination, with the ship sailing from Reykjavik, Iceland. Passengers were inconvenienced at the outset by the fact that Hurtigruten had taken delivery of the ship before necessary US documentation was in place, consequently the itinerary lost a day's sailing around Iceland. Six weeks on, the promised refund is yet to arrive. Embarkation was shifted from the ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


Absolutely Awful Experience - Avoid This Company !

Review for MS Roald Amundsen to Arctic

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Grizzly56

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Following a run-in with cancer, this voyage was to be the holiday of a lifetime. Consequently I opted for the suite package ; sadly this was to be a very expensive mistake. Check-in. A late change meant guests were to join the cruise via the Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavik city centre. Check-in was @ 15:00 but people were arriving throughout the day. Before check-in time there was no ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


WARNING -Would never sail with such a dishonest and disorganised company again!

Review for MS Roald Amundsen to Arctic

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Northern Travel Guru

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

When you book a cruise entitled ‘Svalbard, Greenland, Iceland - The Ultimate Fjord and National Park Expedition’, that is what you expect to get and that is where you expect to be taken. Sadly, our first and last Hurtigruten cruise didn’t quite work out that way, thanks in a large part to negligence on the part of Hurtigruten. We know there are some ardent Hurtigruten fans out there who will ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Traveled with children


Huge highs but lows too.

Review for MS Roald Amundsen to Arctic

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Andrew and Paul

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We have just returned from what was advertised as a 12 day sailing on Hurtigruten‘s new ship Roald Amundsen and what turned out to be a 10 day trip, to Svalbard, Greenland and Iceland. We are a married couple in our late 50s and early 70s from the UK and have travelled on over 30 cruises including 2 Hurtigruten Norwegian coastal voyages which we loved for their simplicity and variety and very ...
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Sail Date: July 2019


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