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Hurtigruten Europe Cruise Reviews

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Challenging to book what I wanted

Review for Nordlys to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Linb121
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

I sailed on this ship on 11th October but only for four nights between Bergen and Tromso. Booking was the first challenge. Although the Nordlys is part of the Hurtigruten group and used by local people in Norway to travel between small ports up and down the coast, in the UK the website seems intent on only allowing you to book an 11 night sailing (Bergen to North Cape and return). I had to phone ...
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Sail Date: October 2021


Great Cruise with an Aurora Bonus

Review for Maud to Europe - British Isles & Western

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lmhobbs23
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Having already done the coastal voyage I wanted to do something a bit different and this trip from Dover fitted the bill. I loved the ship, cabin was ideal, the exhibition crew put on interesting events every day and streamed the events to the cabin. Excellent Covid protocols and then 3 nights of stunning aurora. Great food so highly recommended. Really good process for boarding in Dover and it ...
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Sail Date: September 2021


A journey on a working ship stopping at many ports.

Review for Richard With to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Westons
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise because the company have been doing this itinerary for many years. We had gone with them 2 years ago through the NW Passage on the Roald Amundsen ship and were very disappointed with the ship and the staff. We were offered a discount on our next cruise, and chose an itinerary that the company had done many times. This was a good choice. The cruise was great. It was ...
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Sail Date: September 2021


Norway's coast served on a platter

Review for Kong Harald to Europe - British Isles & Western

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PEPON
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

We embarked at Kirkenes and experienced the spectacular voyage from the Arctic to the tempered rainforests in the South. We didn't go on expeditions but left the boat (when in harbour for more that 1 hour) on our own. Interesting how much you can see in such short time. It was announced that there would be lectures about the ocean and the coast on board. There was some, but most was about the ...
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Sail Date: August 2021


Spectacular view of nature with hotell qualities

Review for Richard With to Europe - British Isles & Western

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ArneLeo
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Done this trip before with the same ship, which satisfied. Corona time has special challenges, and was answered. Food was served with grace and deserved a Michelin star or two. The view of the Norwegian coastline is always and once in a lifetime experience, even for one seen it several times before. And no matter the weather you get. Late in the year - from October - you got good chances for the ...
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Sail Date: August 2021


Sunny Norway on a small “working” ship.

Review for Vesteralen to Europe - British Isles & Western

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keceram
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

When Norway opened to Covid-19 vaccinated tourists in July 2021, the time for the 5000 km Bergen - Kirkenes - Bergen Hurtigruten trip was just right. The reduced occupancy (just slightly over 100 people in the cabins, plus the hop on, hop off passengers) of the smallest ship in the fleet made the journey quite special. Not to mention the weather, which was really cooperating. Nine sunny days ...
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Sail Date: August 2021


Exceptional nature, ship and services not up to standards

Review for Polarlys to Europe - All

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cruiserzoetermeer60
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

The first thing to be noted is that a classic Hurtigruten voyage is not a cruise. The Hurtigruten concept is based on a combination of transporting freight as well as passengers along the Norwegian coast. During the full voyage from Bergen to Kirkenes and back 34 ports are entered, some of them even twice. In most of the ports the ship only stops 15-30 minutes to load and unload freight and ...
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Sail Date: July 2021


fantastic, relaxing sailing with beautiful scenery and great food

Review for Polarlys to Europe - River Cruise

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Norgesfarerne
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We are a married couple of 63 and 66 years, and have long wanted this trip to see Norway from the coastal side. It was a wonderful experience. Norway showed its high mountains and deep fjords from its best side. On the ship which is not very big, we got beautiful food from Norwegian local ingredients and good service, and good information about the places we passed. No stressful ...
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Sail Date: July 2021


Disappointing

Review for Polarlys to Europe - British Isles & Western

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SVE21
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

We had chosen this cruise to be able to experience the coast of Norway and sample Norwegian specialities. The cruise delivered on the former but not the latter. Restaurant are in urgent need of training to be customer oriented, and acted like they were doing passengers a favour by being there. Although there was an effort to accommodate the food restrictions of some of the passengers in our ...
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Sail Date: July 2021


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


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