Hurtigruten Bergen Cruise Reviews

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  • Varied and often spectacular scenery takes center stage on coastal voyages
  • Norwegian city and town visits are close-up and personal
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183 Hurtigruten Bergen Cruise Reviews
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TravelFan3
Member Since 2012
1 review
21 forum posts
This was our fourth cruise but first on Hurtigruten. We were looking for a less hectic and more relaxed experience. The cruise from Bergen to Kirkenes was all that we had hoped for and more. From wonderful food, to efficient staff, to ... Read more
Ozzer
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 helpful votes
This is a unique cruise, if must be said; its strengths lie in the scenery, the food and the ability of the small ships to get into small harbours. But beware: the value for money is NOT good. I know this is Norway, but drinks are ... Read more
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haynesta
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
My partner and I took a friend on the northbound Hurtigruten cruise from Bergen in June and enjoyed the trip very much. The food was good and the atmosphere relaxed. The breakfast and lunch offerings were good and plentiful. Dinner on the ... Read more
Kombucha
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 forum posts
Sailed June 2017
Comfortable number of passengers on board. No over-crowding. Food amazing. Destination route very interesting. A wonderful variety of shore excursions on offer. Very friendly and helpful staff members. Clean and wonderful cabins. ... Read more
Dave.Pgh
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
We chose to do this trip with Vantagetravel.com because the overall value was greater than booking the cruise, hotels, & excursions separately. We found that all interactions with the ship's crew were pleasant and that our needs were ... Read more
kens cruise
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
Wanted to see the fjords of Norway, we saw up close and with the size of ship we went in close in where other cruise ships could not reach. The cabin although small was comfortable (single) and was glad to have a inside cabin because of ... Read more
bobbee cruiser
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We were not sure what to expect. This is a "ferry line" with people, goods and vehicles loading and unloading in every port. Frequent enjoyable stops. Smaller than Cruise ships (only 7 decks) and not as luxurious, but very clean ... Read more
Camp Canada
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We were looking for a celebratory cruise experience for a first time cruising older couple and the Hurtigruten north Norway expedition cruise delivered big time. We were delighted to be part of a working ferry service in an incredibly ... Read more
Arvida5
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
To experience the coast of Norway from the water we choose the 10-day round trip from Bergen. Upon embarking the ship we are told we cannot access our cabin for two hours and we are informed that we can 'upgrade our evening meal by paying ... Read more
reginaldunbar
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Always wanted to cruise the Norwegian fijords, but did not want a monster ship with 3000 people.This trip with 350 passengers on a working ferry boat filled this desire to T. The food was excellent, the staff friendly, the excursions ... Read more
VikingBloodRenewed
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
The fjords of Norway, the history of the Vikings at sea, the historic ports and the history of the Hurtigruten, dating back to 1893 as a daily connection for folks - all these drew my interest. But it was the opportunity to join with ... Read more
colleen.m.cross
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I arrived a day earlier than the 'Richard With' departed from Bergen. The cruise was even more beautiful and much better than I had hoped. The scenery was breathtaking. I was lucky enough to be upgraded from an inside to an outside ... Read more
Loyeta
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
This cruise was recommended by German friends we met in China! The embarkation went as planned. We were greeted by very cheerful staff and conducted to our cabin. A self tour around the ship made us feel very comfortable. The ... Read more
joelg69
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
My third Hurtigruten cruise of the incomparable Norwegian fjords, and the newly renovated Polarlys has gotten just about everything right. Unlike some past sad experiences with surly crew members on other Hurtigruten ships, this time the ... Read more
Shionah
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Did the round cruise Bergen-Kirkenes-Bergen. Weather disappointing as we left and arrived back in Bergen. Further up coast the scenery was magnificent with the snow. Ship very comfortable with good clean cabins. Plenty of room to empty ... Read more
Stinney
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as part of a eight-day tour of Norway. We enjoyed every minute of the cruise. The ship was well maintained and had been recently updated. Our cabin on Deck 5 was larger than expected, and the staff was very helpful. ... Read more
tlcmary4
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We went on a cruise with Hurtigruten in March. The food was outstanding. We had a very nice cabin, cozy but very nice. The tours off the boat were very interesting. Towards the end of the trip which was wonderful we had two days to go ... Read more
DickPhill
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
We were told about the Hurtigruten service, by friends, a few years ago and put it on our bucket list. We found a travel agent offering an all in package, cruise and flights, at a good price and booked immediately. Hurtigruten offer ... Read more
Stbm
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
As a group of friends who had always wanted to see the northern lights this cruise sounded perfect (free cruise if they don't appear and so on). None of us had ever cruised on any ship before. We heard feed back from fellow travellers and ... Read more
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triptik
Member Since 2005
1 review
3 helpful votes
It is no acccident that the MS Lofoten has a 50% approval rating from members. You will either love it or hate it. Lazydoxie's review is excellent summarizing the experience on this wonderful ship, and members should read it before ... Read more
discerningedinburgh
Member Since 2012
7 reviews
3 forum posts
21 helpful votes
We booked this voyage hoping to see The Northern Lights and we did. 4 nights out of 6 the Aurora was there in all her glory. 12 sightings in all. That's what I call success! We've cruised on 'cruise ships'; Celebrity & Holland ... Read more
Salty Katy
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
34 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We are experienced cruisers (HAL, Norwegian, Princess, Royal Caribbean, Cunard, Delta Queen) and enjoy new experiences. We chose an Astronomy Cruise departing Feb. 27th, 2017 from Bergen, Norway for several reasons: we wanted to travel on ... Read more
Kutasmar
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
The Hurtigruten Astronomy Voyage was the perfect way to see the northern lights! Our astronomer (Ian Ridpath) and Norwegian Historian (Einar Sen-Jacobson) provided organized and informative lectures, guided our night-sky sightseeing, ... Read more
Mr Aitch
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
If you expect a typical cruise ship then forget it. No red carpet, no cinemas no swimming pool. BUT you get an experience of a lifetime. You are the 1910's explorer in a ship, we went on the MS Richard With, which has the high Savoy Hotel ... Read more
L.I.N
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This cruise was suggested to me by my friend who is a travel agent. In Bergen we embarked the ship. Boarding was OK, but when we got to the room - it was disaster! (There had been a problem with perhaps a broken pipe or something, the ... Read more
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