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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
  • Relatively small size engenders camaraderie among passengers
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16 Hurtigruten Family Cruise Reviews
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Member Since 2016
1 review
52 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I am certain there are many reviews of the Hurtigruten cruise from Bergen to Kirkenes - I will try to provide some more details than I have read online and to give some advice I could have used while traveling. First things first - ... Read more
Katharina Ritzel
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Best cruise of my life! Forget the stiff cruises with dinner jackets - this is a true Exploration cruise. We went by Zodiacs to the Glaciers, hiking along some of the most beautiful and vulnerable destinations (dont worry there are ... Read more
Member Since 2016
1 review
23 helpful votes
I must admit after reading some reviews of Hurtigruten's Midnatsol, my husband and I were apprehensive. We were on a tour with Gate 1. The embarkation process could not have gone any smoother. There were no problems. We were half ... Read more
Member Since 2011
6 reviews
124 forum posts
31 helpful votes
We booked this Hurtigruten cruise with the sole purpose of seeing the Northern lights in winter. WE were on the Bergen - Tromso segment which we booked directly through their UK website. Communication was good and easy. No other cruise ... Read more
Member Since 2015
1 review
10 helpful votes
Hurtigruten started out as a shipping company that took passengers along, but over the years the passenger business has expanded to become a more important source of business. Nonetheless, Hurtigruten still operates as a shipping company ... Read more
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
This was our 6th cruise. The ship was very nice but the food was bland, unimaginative and nearly the same every meal. The ship had NO activities for guests, other than reading or watching the scenery. There was a theater, but it was ... Read more
Member Since 2015
1 review
13 helpful votes
My family including our 17 year old son sailed from Kirkenes to Bergen in August. The ship was the size we expected - a smaller passenger ship, billed a "coastal steamer". Our son had his own cabin which gave all of us plenty of ... Read more
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
We loved every bit of the Climate cruise on the Fram...we chose a balcony suite which was great lots of room and even on cold days we could sit outside with a drink and watch the ice slide past! We were blessed with really good weather ... Read more
David Bedford
Member Since 2015
1 review
12 helpful votes
Having done this voyage over 40 years ago the changes were enormous. The infrastructure (roads, bridges and tunnels) have changed the passenger profile, and the ships are modern and carry far more "tourists". This trip should ... Read more
Mary Denis
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
My husband and I were very pleased with our cruise to Antarctica aboard the Fram. The expedition staff is great and our suite (634) was spacious and comfortable. I recommend you make your own arrangements for hotel and transportation in ... Read more
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
12 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We recently returned from a cruise on the Nordkapp, going both north and then south on the ship, beginning and ending in Bergen, Norway. It was a wonderful trip with lots of beautiful scenery. My thoughts on the cruise: next time I will ... Read more
Wendy Lynn Williams
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed February 2012
Overall a good experience for my first cruise however there were some areas which concerned me. The staff were extremely supportive with a special diet. The deck near the hot tub became extremely dangerous due to water spilling from ... Read more
Member Since 2011
1 review
2 helpful votes
As you know the Fantasy ship is the oldest in the fleet but it has been updated. It took awhile to get the hang of the layout but we tried out almost all the areas and activities provided. (We didn't use the spa or gym-not our thing.) ... Read more
Member Since 2010
1 review
we spent 6 days out of a 2 week trip on the soutbound voyage of the midnatsol from kirkenes to bergen (note- we got on in kirkenes). this was the first cruise for my family, which includes 2 daughters ages 13 and 17. i was very anxious ... Read more
Karen Mordaunt
1 review
5 helpful votes
Having booked the Hurtigruten Tour with the operators in London, I was disappointed with the level of information I had been provided with,even after requesting details and switched my booking across to Thomas Cook to continue. They were ... Read more
Member Since 2017
1 review
I invited my whole family to this cruise. We where 16 persons all together including six grandchildren. We are very satisfied with the boat and the arrangement . However since 7 of us came from Gothenburg we had to arrange air ... Read more

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