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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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Loyeta
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 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
Stinney
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 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
L.I.N
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 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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Jarno48
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Chose the cruise due to a special offer. Food was boring and bland and we were unlucky enough to be put in the late sitting dinner. One night didn't get to eat until 9pm and as it was a set menu meal didn't finish until almost 11. There ... Read more
Jennifer61
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
We enjoyed an amazing experience with Hurtigruten on their MS Midnatsol ship sailing from Punta Arenas, travelling along the Chilean Fjords to Antarctica Peninsula and back. The view was breathtaking throughout. When we cruised on smaller ... Read more
davidppmbrown
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
My wife reluctantly agreed to this cruise. She worries about sea sickness and hates being cold! No problem. Apart from one night which was slightly rough for about 3 hours, the rest of the trip was virtually like a mill pond. Apart from ... Read more
tiggerhom
Member Since 2007
1 review
3 forum posts
14 helpful votes
We took a 6 days cruise, North from Kirkenes to Bergen. We love it. Saw the "northern lights" and the fjords of Norway. We took the mini-suite and it is the only way to go. The lower cabins are tiny. For the size, it was more ... Read more
Elmdean
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
WE cruised the Norwegian fjords a few years ago in late November in ice and snow with the Norwegian company - Hurtigruten and enjoyed it so much we planned another visit! This time we chose the Autumnal season. Not quite as stunning as ... Read more
mshulman
Member Since 2016
1 review
56 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
sextiettan
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
A dream came true. One of the best holiday experiences. Exillent service and food onboard. Ship is overall clean and in good condition. Panorama salon is nice to be in during bad weather and evenings. There is a very nice and friendly ... Read more
SCPO
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
25 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
The boarding process went very well. A bit of a hassle checking in baggage due to two ships boarding and departing at the same time. Delay for baggage check in and safety briefing was less than 15 minutes. The cabins are as advertised in ... Read more
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eascriv@msn.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This cruise was EXACTLY what we thought it would be. Instead of thousands and thousands of passengers there were ony 450. There are 11 ships in this line with a new ship leaving each day. They also deliver cargo, act as a ferry, and ... 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
Travel Junkie Barb
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We chose the Vesteralen because not being a fan of crowds and large cruise ships, her size fitted us perfectly. From the moment we checked in until our disembarkation 12 days later, we were charmed and totally satisfied with the entire ... Read more
jwthomas
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
sinbad123
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
5 helpful votes
My travel buddy and I flew to Spitsbergen from Oslo. Before our cruise we stayed overyight at the Radisson Blu Hotel. Nothing fancy, just a place to wait for the ship. The staff was helpful and friendly. I'll start with my only real ... Read more
Rahere
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
Truly the MOST money grubbing and mercenary organisation I have ever encountered. Combine this with an appalling military attitude to PAYING clients-customers and you have Hurtigruten. At dinner last night we were served by slamming down ... Read more
kristenbog
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 helpful votes
My mother and I traveled to Bergen end of May 2015 and took the MS Midnatsol up to Kirkenes for a seven day voyage. It was on my mothers bucket list (she is 80, I am 46). I did plenty of research ahead of time and had a pretty good idea ... Read more
HULTSCH4
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 helpful votes
Our trip from the U.S. middlewest started off abysmally with two flight cancellations, by American and Scandinavian airlines. It took two days for us to finally reach Bergen, and consequently we missed the Norway in a Nutshell tour ... Read more
spigymarjorie
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
What a wonderful voyage, to Kirkenes and back. Excellent ship, scenery was fantastic and the ship was great, loads of brass, polished wood and staff were very attentive. Good trips ashore but very expensive - Norway has a higher cost of ... Read more
jersamguy
Member Since 2015
1 review
19 helpful votes
This trip on the Finnmarken was a re-run of a similar cruise we had made several years ago on the M/S Lofoten. Onboard entertainment was limited mainly to port lectures but as we had travelled this way previously and also matured in age ... Read more
marshhayden
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
5 helpful votes
We left Bergen at 10.30pm just as the sun was setting - beautiful. Our cabin was small and compact with 2 single beds but there was plenty of cupboard space to fit all our clothes and cases. We found that we had enough room for the 2 of us ... Read more
McGenius49
Member Since 2014
1 review
7 helpful votes
To sum up, I've put the summary first you can also read the more in depth view after, if the mood takes you. If you want reasonable size cabin with half decent facilities don't choose this cruise, unless you can afford the much larger ... Read more
kb0000
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
11 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2012
Hurtigruten, literally translated as "the fast route" is a combination tourist cruise ship, local ferry boat, and a cargo ship that travels the coast of Norway. There are 32 ports. Passengers are discouraged from ... Read more
Allan Nielsen
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed March 2012
Having won a 4 day trip with hurtigruten on travelchannel-my wife and i had booked a voyage on M/S polarlys and on the 5 th of march flew from Copenhagen to Tromso to catch her,arrived at Tromso airport two hours prior to Polarlys arrival ... Read more

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