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Hurtigruten Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews

Honningvåg! The europien most northern city.
Cabin with a view
The Artic Circel
On over way to Barent Sea the moon set the mood over the last islands before meeting the open sea.
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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


Expensive ferry boat, not a cruise

Review for Midnatsol to Europe - British Isles & Western

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catkim2020
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

I don’t think I’ll ever do the Hurtigruten again. First it was very expensive, over 5000 kr per person for a 36 hour trip from Bergen to Trondheim going through Geiranger. We ordered the Arctic Superior room which was twice as expensive as a standard room, but it just had a round port window. It was no better than standard rooms on a normal cruise ship. The Hurtigruten shouldn’t be thought of ...
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Sail Date: July 2020

Traveled with children


Great Norwegian scenery

Review for Trollfjord to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Botaniker
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

We have always wanted to experience going with Hurtigruten along the Norwegian coast, and the scenery was amazing. We started in the beautiful town of Bergen and went all the way to Kirkenes. Embarkation and disembarkation were both very easy and well-organized, although there were some slight confusion about when and where to put the suitcases before disambarkation. The staff were all very ...
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Sail Date: July 2020


Service in a time of dufficulties

Review for Lofoten to Norwegian Fjords

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florencesm
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

I chose this for the country (Norway) plus the adventurous aspect of the excursions. I read that this year is the ship’s last year of sailing and it was the last time to experience a different type of cruise. The ship is stylish and whilst old still offers a comfortable, low key holiday. The staff were second to none, especially as they were dealing with the ever-changing unprecedented ...
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Sail Date: March 2020


Expensive,understaffed,Tour group focused,and crowded. Avoid if not a tour group

Review for Trollfjord to Europe - British Isles & Western

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scalaj
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

I recently did the voyage north on this Hurtigruten ship. It was my 7th cruise with Hurtigruten. Whilst the Norwegian coastline scenery was beautiful I found the ship to be very crowded with a number of special interest tour groups. It appears that Hurtigruten are now focusing on this sector of the market and unfortunately, at least on this cruise it came at the expense of individual travellers. ...
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Sail Date: March 2020


Exceeded Expectations

Review for Nordnorge to Europe - British Isles & Western

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sydney family
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We wanted to maximize the opportunities to see the Northern Lights and we were not disappointed. On the snow mobile excursion at Mehamn, the northern most location on the journey, the display was outstanding. On Another night the lights were visible from the ship. Everything was perfect. We especially appreciated the expedition team - Jan and Robin were always cheerful, full of useful tips and ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


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