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Hurtigruten MS Spitsbergen Cruise Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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32 reviews
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Obstructed view from cabin looking to left (sorry it is upside down)
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Christmas AND New Year Trip

Review for MS Spitsbergen to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Regensburg
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

This is our first trip with Hurtigruten ( Bergen - Kirkenes - Bergen) 1. Kirkenes - Bergen - Many ports skipped during return trip due to bad weather. 2. Very comfortable cabin. 3. My wish for every dinner is fulfilled. 4. Breakfast could be improved (Eg: additional Asian cuisine on board) 5. Very friendly and knowledgable personnel on board. 6. Expensive excursions (could be ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


Enjoyed cruise but had some concerns

Review for MS Spitsbergen to Norwegian Fjords

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Teramo48
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

My husband and I took the 12 days Norwegian Coastal Voyage hoping to see the Northern Lights. I love the ship—it is just the right size, small but still comfortable. Our cabin 621, even with an obstructed view, was wonderful. You could actually see a little land, sea and sky. The bed was firm with a wonderful down comforter. A lot of storage space, including under the bed. The bathroom was ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


Classic roundtrip Bergen-Kirkenes-Bergen

Review for MS Spitsbergen to Norwegian Fjords

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Hivoghoi
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Excellent cruise, but you’ll have to remember this is not at traditional cruise but a coastal line on the norwegian coast from Bergen to Kirkenes and back again with several port calls each day. So in addition to cruise guests doing the whole or parts of the roundtrip, there will be guests sailing form one port to another and shipping goods in and out in the different ports. MS Spitsbergen is ...
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Sail Date: April 2019


Amazing Staff, food & cabin

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Geoff Harry
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

We got a good deal with an inside cabin for the voyage from Kirkenes to Bergen, Norway. Our cabin was so clean & the bed was more comfortable than at home. The food was generous and varied. Hint, don’t expect to lose weight on this ship! The breakfast was a buffet each day, with lunches generally too. Dinner at night was table seating at our reserved table. The food was quite varied each day. Even ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Traveled with children


Absolutely perfect in every way!

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BucketList007
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

This cruise was exactly as advertised! It's a working ship and has been in the business of transporting goods and people up and down the Norwegian coast for 125 years. There are many stops and you can get off a quite a few of them, if you like. We did some excursions through the ship and some on our own. All were excellent - even if there wasn't enough snow to do a few of them. (Mother Nature ...
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Sail Date: November 2018


Expensive mistake

Review for MS Spitsbergen to Norwegian Fjords

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DC69
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Went on this voyage to see the Northern Lights. NO Northern Lights. Hurtigruten advertise a free trip if you do not see them, but you have to have an inside cabin, pay through the nose for your food. A real advertising gimmick and not to be trusted. The ship is ok, but you have to buy everything except for the air you breath. Meals are included and so is the ghastly coffee out of a massive tank. ...
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Sail Date: November 2018


Waste of money

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DC69
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Went on an excursion to Boda and Saltstruam. It was in a bus, it was dark, we saw nothing but lights in houses and shops and factories. The rapids at Saltstuam did not happen Rushed back to bus back to ship. Worthless. Think twice before embarking on these very expensive excursions from a Hurtigruten ship. While I’m at it everything you buy on this cruise is so expensive you need to take out a ...
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Sail Date: November 2018


Interesting cruise from the South to the North of Norway

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Bazoudix
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

+ Very nice, big, modern ship + Good common rooms + Great expedition suite cabin + Kingsize bed, big sofa + Great balcony, very large, with a perfect view + Sofa, safe, minibar, TV + Great breakfast buffet + Perfect lunch buffet + A lot of fish and seafood, very positive and delicate + Fitness room + Sauna + Jacuzzis + Ability to go to the very front deck of ...
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Sail Date: October 2018


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

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Swisstravellerslife
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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jakkojakko
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


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