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Hurtigruten South America 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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4.3
Very Good
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MS Fram - Antarctic, South Georgia & Falklands

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Mags1949
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

We started our expedition by flying from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia where we picked up Hurtigruten’s boat MS Fram. The boat is lovely, lots of pine and a fantastic observation lounge with floor to ceiling windows. Our suite was great, a good size, but beware, some of the inside cabins are very small. We had an amazing holiday, we saw five different types of penguins (Gentoos, Chin-strap, Magenellic, ...
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Sail Date: February 2015


To Antarctica on the Fram

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hawklady
10+ Cruises

First off, be clear about it: there is no cheap way to go to the Antarctic. We chose the Hurtigruten Fram because we had cruised with them before and had great confidence in their competence. There are more luxurious and expensive ships but none that are more seaworthy. A very good value. The cruise officially began in Buenos Aires. We spent a week there on our own so had not purchased an airport ...
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Sail Date: January 2015


Budget trip to Antartcica. Get to Ushuaia on your own

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Baltic69
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

Going to Antartcica is expensive. Hurtigruten is a good lower budget alternative Main complaint: Land services. We, and others in the ship, had bad experiences with the flights from BA to Ushuaia and their associated 'excursions'. Getting information out of Hurtigruten and their local land operator was virtually impossible. We found out our Ushuaia departure flight time less than 10 hours before ...
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Sail Date: December 2014


Watch out for the extra costs.

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rwsuth
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We have recently returned from an Antarctic cruise on the Fram. This is sold as a 19 day cruise but although day one starts by having to be at the local airport in Buenos Aires at 3 a.m. you don't actually get onto the ship until 4 p.m. and on day 19 you are going to be leaving the ship at about 7.30 a.m. So, effectively it is a 17 day cruise. The Fram is an excellent ship for the job, being ...
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Sail Date: December 2014


Antarctica- an experience of a lifetime

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lewiskm@hotmail.co.uk
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We sailed from Ushuaia on the 13th January not knowing what to expect!!!! Various cruise reviews had described very different experiences of cruising with Hurtigruten and we sailed very much hoping for the best!!! The Fram left port later than expected and we thought ...here we go....is this a sign that the cruise will not go well!!!! However our concerns were ill founded and the cruise delivered ...
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Sail Date: January 2014


Fantastic Antarctic trip - save money by making your own arrangements

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Mary Denis
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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 Buenos Aries. Hurtigruten wanted $500 per person for transportation between airports and to book a room at the Emperador Hotel for the first and last nights of ...
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Sail Date: January 2014


Spectacular landscapes, Disappointing Ship

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50stater
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We sailed the Polar Circle itinerary Feb. 1 2013. The Antarctica scenery, wildlife, and landscape are spectacular and the itinerary met our every expectation and more. The ship public spaces are clean and in good repair with a very nice observation lounge/bar on Deck 5, good space around the lecture rooms and coffee bar on Deck 4, and good outside space for observation when weather permits. There ...
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Sail Date: February 2013


Accolades all round

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gourmet traveller
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We were on the Hurtigruten Polar Expedition leaving Ushuaia on 1st February 2013, having been inspired to go on it by a group tour of the Fram when she was docked in Portsmouth in 2011. Our favourable impressions of the boat and its cruise programme were fully borne out by our experience on this vacation. Good intentions to write a review upon return were finally spurred into action upon reading ...
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Sail Date: February 2013


Voyage of a lifetime

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PetsRUs
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

We had always wanted to visit Antarctica and we are so glad we chose the Fram. Everything was exceptionally well organised - we were most impressed by the attention to detail and safety. The ship was very comfortable -even in a force 11 storm we didn't feel ill!!. All the cabins were well apponted, clean and tidy. The food was excellent. Although there was not always a hugh choice, there was ...
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Sail Date: February 2013


Great

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Longterm Traveler
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Hurtigruten's Classic Antarctica Voyage on the MS Fram (January 11-20, 2013) exceeded my expectations in all regards. I had read most of the reviews I could find online in the process of researching our planned Antarctica trip. Because there were so many choices and I had never heard of Hurtigruten, I was unsure about whether or not the Fram was the right choice. I made the booking through a ...
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Sail Date: January 2013


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