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Arctic MS Spitsbergen Arctic Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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Obstructed view from cabin looking right (sorry it is sideways)
Obstructed view from cabin looking to left (sorry it is upside down)
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1-10 of 10 Arctic MS Spitsbergen Arctic Cruise Reviews


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10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This was most likely my only trip to Svalbard, and I am angry with myself for not researching this more carefully. We did the Norway coastal journey with Hurtigruten five years ago and had an amazing time, so I thought that I knew the quality we would receive. But this was very different. The greatest disappointment for me was the complete lack of information that we received about the area we ...
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Sail Date: August 2022

Svalbard/Spitsbergen - Expectations almost fulfilled.. (average to very good)

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6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

Overview The arctic archipelago "Svalbard" has always fascinated us. For this reason we have booked the trip with Hurtigruten. The tour operator attaches great importance to sustainability and environmental protection. This is also reflected a little in the price - an Arctic trip is not cheap. The landscapes (geology, glaciology) are very impressive. The fact that in this harsh climate some ...
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Sail Date: July 2018

Traveled with disabled person

Excellent expedition

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10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We've just spent 9 days on Hurtigrutens ms Spitsbergen on an expedition cruise circumnavigating Spitsbergen, Svalbard. Apart from the fact that expedition cruising is exciting, we were pleasantly surprised by the ship and its crew. The arctic superior cabin 621 is light and big enough but lacks drawer space and has no couch nor desk. The window blind adequately blocked out the 24 hr summer ...
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Sail Date: June 2018

Amazing way to spend Christmas

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2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

As someone who wanted the opportunity to see the Northern Lights, and could only go in school holidays, it was by chance that we were away over Christmas. The ship was beautifully decorated, and the staff led a Christmas service before we left Bergen. We went with my 9 and 12 year old son (and 77 year old Grandma) We've done long distance train travel before so I wasn't worried about ...
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Sail Date: December 2017

Traveled with children

It really is the world's most beautiful voyage

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2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We were recommended by friends. We booked directly with Hurtigruten and found their headquarters team very helpful during several phone conversations. The Spitsbergen has been recently upgraded and offers a gym, hot tubs and sauna. There was a buffet style breakfast and lunch with hot and cold options and most evenings a designated table, waiter service meal. The food - without exception - was ...
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Sail Date: November 2017

This trip was in all respects below the traditional Hurtigruten standards

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6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

This was an arctic cruise to North-west Greenland, to complement our arctic experience of many years. The layout of the ship ms. Spitsbergen is well designed but the interior decoration is tasteless.There are not enough tender boats, tendering to shore meant endless waiting for your group to be called, embarkation (by tender boat) was very slow. The dining room has great views on three sides ...
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Sail Date: August 2017

A brilliant cruise for lovers of scenery, mountains, volcanoes and wildlife

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2-5 Cruises • Age 80s

We cruised around Iceland over eleven days, stopping at small ports and islands, sometimes twice in a day, and enjoying rubber boat trips to bird cliffs, etc. Absolutely no problems over embarkation and disembarkation, and the transfers from/to the airport were on time and trouble-free. The ship was compact - 121 passengers in all - yet had all that we needed in terms of facilities, ...
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Sail Date: June 2017

The Northern Lights danced all over the sky.

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6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We booked this voyage hoping to see The Northern Lights and we did. 4 nights out of 6 the Aurora was there in all her glory. 12 sightings in all. That's what I call success! We've cruised on 'cruise ships'; Celebrity & Holland America. We knew The Spitsbergen was not a 'cruise ship' and having read some reviews here we were a tad nervous. The ship exceeded our expectations. She is modern, warm, ...
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Sail Date: March 2017

Excellent - lives up to to its excellent reputation

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First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

I had always wanted to do the cruise and as my wife thought her eyesight was deteriorating and wanted to see the Northern Lights before they did, we booked this trip as part of our Silver Wedding Anniversary. As my first cruise I was extremely impressed with the size of the ship - friendly. the cabin was excellent with plenty of wardrobe space, a comfortable double bed, Television with both ...
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Sail Date: January 2017

Arctic disaster

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6-10 Cruises • Age 80s

We thought this was a cruise. It turned out being a ferry pretending to be a cruise ship. Countless stops during the night very noisy dont book cabin 723 above cargo hold if you want some sleep.No on board lectures, entertainment.Communications via tannoy system poor Breakfast & Lunch buffets OK, for dinner 3 course no choice if you didn't like what was served tough luck. The cabin 723 was ...
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Sail Date: December 2016

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