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Hurtigruten Roald Amundsen Cruise Reviews

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Seeing a whale maybe 25 yards from our kayak was a highlight of the cruise.  We were fortunate to have a spot on this excursion, obtained through a lottery.
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Five Days in Antarctica: whales, penguins and seals, oh my!

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soxfan1495
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

This was not just a cruise. It was an experience, and it met or exceeded our expectations. We have taken cruises before and always enjoyed them. Although we enjoyed this cruise too, it was more about seeing and exploring the wonders of the White Continent. The word "expedition" feels accurate. It was more adventurous than other cruises, and in that respect, it certainly met our ...
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Sail Date: January 2023


Beyond Expectations!

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FrankJude
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

After doing much research, I chose Hurtigruten for our expedition cruise to Antarctica for two main reasons: I am impressed by their commitment to sustainability AND for such a strong emphasis on science. I heard about Hurtigruten when the famous biologist, Jerry Coyne wrote of his experience on the Amundsen lecturing on biology! From booking to disembarking, everyone who works for Hurtigruten ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Traveled with children


Outstanding - trip of a lifetime

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ABB - Wow
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

Cruise to Antarctica - every day was exceptional, every next day seemed even better. From embarkation to departure, all the staff were committed to ensuring a positive and enjoyable experience. The quality of the modern ship, the excellence of the cabin and the food, the facilities available for fitness and relaxation, all superb. Above and beyond were the incredible expeditions team and ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


Trip of a lifetime!

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ALK22187
First Time Cruiser • Age 30s

Could not recommend Hurtigruten enough to anyone considering doing an excursion with them. Our trip to Antarctica is something we will never forget and it is all thanks to the amazing team on board. The ship was beautiful and comfortable even when the seas were rough on the Drake Passage. The Excursion Team was absolutely incredible and made our trip! The lectures and science center were ...
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Sail Date: December 2022


Antarctica, Falkland Island, Penguins and Icebergs!

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Klseaver3
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

We chose this cruise because we wanted to travel to Antarctica and since we'd been very happy with the Hurtigruten cruise we'd take a few years ago up the west coast of Norway, we wanted to use the cruise line again. And they did not disappoint! Everything was amazing! Food was good and there were 2 other dining options if you didn't want to eat in the main dining room. The exhibition team was ...
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Sail Date: November 2022


Amazing Experience!!

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spaul
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

The staff, food and accommodations were above average. Wonderful wine options included for lunch and dinner. Our cabin was impeccable. We were upgraded to a suite which included wonderful perks like free laundry service and dining at Lindstrom Restaurant. The staff were always available to help in any way they could. Loved the excursions! You are given boots to wear (very warm and waterproof) ...
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Sail Date: November 2022


Unorganized and disappointed

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robear46
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Hurtigruten has a long history of expedition cruising with the latest technology in their ships. Unfortunately that was their only highlight. The trip was very disorganized requiring you to use their app, however they don’t update the app frequently so you show up for something only to find it delayed for 3 hours. We had 4 days in Antarctica and that translated to a possible 8 landings or Zodiac ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


Excellent "Expedition" Cruise, even though Peru didn't allow us in

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me47404
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We choose this cruise because we have travelled with Hurtigruten twice before: the Norway coastal ferry route & Greenland Expedition. We loved both previous cruises for different aspects and were curious how they would do a South American coastal cruise. This cruise was modified the last minute because Peru wouldn't allow ships in if that had a single covid case aboard. Hurtigruten offered ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


Beautiful ship, terrible communications, poor food

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dajashoe
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

The title of the trip was "History, Seafood and Nature Reserves" This was a cruise from Halifax to Boston. We heard no more than ten minutes of history daily (and some of it was wrong--we were told John Smith founded Boston....), the seafood was mostly Alaskan cod (nothing regional), and there were only three nature reserves over the week of the cruise. Communications were terrible ...
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Sail Date: September 2022


There are better choices

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Oversoon2001
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We've been on five previous expedition trips including two to Antarctica and one to the Arctic. We had not traveled with Hurtigruten before and chose the MS Roald Amundsen because we liked the itinerary. Hurtigruten, a Norwegian company, gets its name from the coastal express, "Hurry Route." Hurtigruten was quick to acknowledge receipt of our payment. We heard nothing from them for weeks, when ...
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Sail Date: August 2022

Traveled with disabled person


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