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Hurtigruten Vesteralen Cruise Reviews for Gay & Lesbian Cruises to Norwegian Fjords

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Vesteralen III in Trollenfjord - photo taken from the eagle safari small boat.
Impressive Steilneset monument in Vardø - at this short stop a decision has to be made what to see. The fortress or this modern architecture. For me the “witches monument” was the choice and I even managed to have glimpse of the fortress on the way.
Each visited port has something to offer - this time Molde.
Nordkapp at noontime on a sunny day with almost no people - that’s the situation after the C19 pandemic.
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Fine cruise with unexpected adventures

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Rev. Dr. Michael
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

My woman and I had an excellent cruise in summer 2017 with MS Midnatsol to Norway's fjords, so we wanted to make another cruise to see the northern lights in Norway. It was sometimes adventurous and challenging, because the weather was more stormy than in many years before. So the agenda of some days had again to be scheduled. My compliments to our tourist guide and the hotel manager who ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


Helpful staff

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easy living
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

The staff were very friendly and helpful. Oddgard at the reception desk was especially helpful. Every time we had a question, he found an answer. We wanted to rent bikes in a town, but he suggested we rent the ship bikes. Having only a limited time ashore, renting aboard allowed us to maximize our time. He helped us extend our trip aboard the ship. When it was time for us to disembark, he had ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


Neither here nor there

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ujacob
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Hurtigruten could be an interestingly different offer to typical cruise ships as they also provide ferry services along the Norwegian coast and you get to see some areas typical cruise ships would not visit. The itinerary is driven by the deliveries made at 34 ports during day and night - unfortunately that does not always cater well for cruising passengers. Some stops are much too short to ...
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Sail Date: June 2019


Northern Lights experience

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Nadineh
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

My main purpose for the cruise was to view the Northern Lights. Unfortunately, due to the prevailing weather conditions, I was somewhat disappointed - less than what I was expecting. However, the amicability and interaction between crew and travellers, and between travellers more than compensated for this. An unanticipated side benefit was being able to connect with fellow passengers as ...
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Sail Date: November 2018


Exploration of the Norwegian Coast and ports on a working post and freight boat

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Trevor Cherrett
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

I chose this cruise in order to explore the Norwegian coast, its islands, its scenery, its ports and its people. As a boating enthusiast I was also interested in the navigation of this `inside passage`, and the essential functions of this ship in linking many remote communities, transporting people and freight between them. I was not disappointed on any of these counts. The journey was ...
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Sail Date: September 2018


Norwegian fjords on a working ship

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Xie Xie
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

Great range of excursions. Concert in Arctic Cathedral in Tromso a special experience. The chance to see the sea eagles up close not to be missed. Food was excellent quality, variety, fresh and typical of the regions we were sailing through. Staff always helful. Take warm gear as it rained or was windy even though technically summer. Arctic gets 4 days of summer and we missed them. The sunny days ...
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Sail Date: August 2018


Great experience

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wolfwerner
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

We are not interested in cruises with big luxury ships and thousands of people, also we do not want to have lots of days on the sea without landings. So we were looking forward to sort of an adventurous trip in an exotic world we did not know so far. We were not disappointed at all. Starting in the very north having deep temperatures and lots of snow and ice we wouldn't feel too cold, enjoyed the ...
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Sail Date: April 2018


Disappointing

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keithlawson
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

A trip primarily to see the Northern Lights but thwarted by weather. Had some rock and rolling due to strong seas,[take seasick pills if you do go] No entertainment on board. Three sittings for dinner and if the last (as we were) experienced 2 delayed sitting out of 4. Best evening meal was the buffet dinner on arrival. In winter, Norway is very monochrome - the island etc are rock covered ...
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Sail Date: March 2018


Good value, good crew, pity about the weather!

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HDAV
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

I have wanted to do this coastal voyage for many years. I took advantage of the No single supplement offer, the Wi-fi and unlimited Tea and coffee offer as I don't really drink wine or beer. The Cabin was excellent - I was able to choose which one I wanted when booking (full board booking). My only gripe was that the heating wasn't working and they were not able to fix it, however they would ...
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Sail Date: October 2017


Brilliant way to see Norway

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suzie1234
First Time Cruiser • Age 30s

This is a working boat so quite a different experience from your regular cruise. We loved it as it made it all the more interesting, not your usual luxury (although the rooms were very comfortable indeed) and so perhaps attracted a different type of customer (with my previous experience of a cruise ship I found there was a lot of snobbery with people dressing in gowns and pearls for dinner rather ...
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Sail Date: July 2017


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