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66 Hurtigruten Arctic Cruise Reviews


Grizzly56 avatar

Grizzly56

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Absolutely Awful Experience - Avoid This Company !

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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 ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Adventurer61

1 Review Written

21 Helpful Votes

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

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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GalaxyM31

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Not ready for Prime Time

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Northern Travel Guru

1 Review Written

25 Helpful Votes

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

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 ...
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Sail Date July 2019


Dad Dad avatar

Dad Dad

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

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

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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KhK_Maintal

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

New but not ready yet.

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. ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Andrew and Paul

1 Review Written

22 Helpful Votes

Huge highs but lows too.

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 ...
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Sail Date July 2019


Newton1 avatar

Newton1

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Ship and Arctic were wondrous; Hurtigruten has few glitches to work out

The Roald Amundsen is a beautiful ship, and I greatly enjoyed my cruise from Tromso to Longbyearen. That said, there were a few glitches that Hurtigruten needs to focus on. When I checked in, they had no record ...
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Sail Date July 2019


Barry Clarke avatar

Barry Clarke

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Against travelling with Hurtigruten

To participate in Hurtigruten's "Ultimate Voyage - Through the Northwest Passage - in the Wake of the Great Explorers" aboard the MS Fram. AGAINST TRAVELLING WITH HURTIGRUTEN For over 100 years, Hurtigruten ...
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Sail Date September 2018


Fatgerbil avatar

Fatgerbil

1 Review Written

22 Helpful Votes

All confidence lost and will never travel with Hurtigruten again

We made a booking in November 2016 to travel through the North West Passage with Hurtigruten because of our interest in the history associated with this remote area. We had travelled with Hurtigruten before; doing ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Afaj27

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Not The North West Passage

What was supposed to be a trip of a lifetime booked 2 years in advance for a special occasion turned into a total disappointment and a waste of money. The purpose of the trip was to travel in the footsteps of ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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jonikal

2 Reviews Written

36 Helpful Votes

Blocked by Ice

This was supposed to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience; sailing east-bound through the Northwest Passage to Kangerlussuaq in Greenland. Unfortunately, instead, it turned out to be a huge disappointment as ice ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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explorergirl25

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

The good, the bad and the ugly

We've travelled several times before on Fran and have always loved the ship, but we're less enamoured this time. First, the good. The crew are amazing. They work so hard and are so professional. Many do more than ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Swisstravellerslife

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Svalbard/Spitsbergen - Expectations almost fulfilled.. (average to very good)

Overview The arctic archipelago "Svalbard" has always fascinated us. For this reason we have booked the trip with Hurtigruten. The tour operator attaches great importance to sustainability and environmental ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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rnjuliescott

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Customer service is non existent

We paid a deposit at the time of booking. When it came time to pay the remainder, I hadn't heard anything from Hurtigruten. I contacted them to ask for an invoice saying how much we owed. They sent it but failed to ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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jakkojakko

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Excellent expedition

We've just spent 9 days on Hurtigrutens ms Spitsbergen on an expedition cruise circumnavigating Spitsbergen, Svalbard. Apart from the fact that expedition cruising is exciting, we were pleasantly surprised by the ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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binkieskate

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Not for singles or people under 70

I thought I would see fjords and magnificent landscapes on board a ship with interesting things to do. What I got was endless rocks and low cliffs and certainly no fjords or anything interesting on the ship except ...
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Sail Date June 2018


MrsMot avatar

MrsMot

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Amazing scenery and very good staff

We chose the cruise on MS Trollfjord after seeing an article in a women's magazine the previous year. It was a Northern Lights cruise with Wildlife. Michael Strachan was on the ship for a few days which was an ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Chrissiecruiser8

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Exceeded expectations

I thought the classic round trip would give me the best opportunity to see the Northern lights. Overall the trip exceeded my expectations. The ship was very good and run in an efficient way. The staff were very ...
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Sail Date February 2018


Shearling avatar

Shearling

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Arctic cruise

We chose this cruise because we wanted to see the northern lights. We saw the northern lights but so much more. The scenery was spectacular, the weather was kind to us. The crew could not have been more helpful. ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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johiggs

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Northern Lights

Wanted to see Northern Lights - Hurtigruten recommended by friends, and YES we did see the lights for several nights. But, be aware, the lights do not look bright green. Often they are no more than white cloud. ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Jay-J123

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

An exciting insight to coastal Norway

The travel arrangements were very easy and straightforward. A very traditional ship kitted out with plenty of oak, brass and glass lighting. We chose a cabin on the promenade deck (deck 5) which was both compact but ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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250cemh

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Amazing way to spend Christmas

As someone who wanted the opportunity to see the Northern Lights, and could only go in school holidays, it was by chance that we were away over Christmas. The ship was beautifully decorated, and the staff led a ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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ACTcruiser

2 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

Superb experience, unlike a cruise ship

I chose this cruise to experience the Arctic, see the Northern Lights and re-visit some Norwegian Fjords in the winter. My expectations were exceeded in most respects especially that of the ship. The NL were special ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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2faraway28

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

A good experience but not a sighting of Aurora Borealis

Norwegian airways flew us to Oslo from Gatwick, comparable to other European low cost airlines. Over night in the Radisson Blu good and the hotel is practically on the airport apron, a five minute walk, as well as ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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