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Hurtigruten Midnatsol Cruise Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
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75 reviews
Photo taken from the deck of the ship.
Adelie penguins photographed from the zodiac.
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8 reviews
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1-10 of 8 Hurtigruten Midnatsol Cruise Reviews

Antarctica expedition

Review for Midnatsol to Antarctica

Alison t avatar

Alison t

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

Antarctica was on our bucket list for a long time. This was a beautiful and truly unspoiled nature. We loved Antarctica. The expedition was great but don’t book or plan to book the optional excursions unless you plan to be disappointed. When we made our initial booking we were told we could book the optional excursions until the sailing date. Called 2 weeks later to book and were told had ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Traveled with children

Memorable for the wrong reason

Review for Midnatsol to Norwegian Fjords

FS4472 avatar


10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Voyage (Bergen>Kirkenes>Bergen) 30 July – 10 August MS Midnatsol Overall a very good but also memorable trip – however, it was memorable for the wrong reason. Malfunction/break down of machinery/equipment on ships impacts adversely, to a greater or lesser extent, on passengers. The ship operating company, in this case, Hurtigruten, can be judged by how they ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cruise of a life-time

Review for Midnatsol to Antarctica

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Stephen Penrose

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Going to Antarctica was top on our bucket list so we were expecting great things. The itinerary was excellent and the ship's crew were concerned at all times for our safety, which was excellent. The itinerary was good and we were excited to meet the penguins. At embarkation we should have had our medical forms taken off us as we checked in, however this was not done but we were asked to deliver ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

No frills at top dollar

Review for Midnatsol to Norwegian Fjords

eaglewings873 avatar


10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Came on board to accompany a friend and to see the beautiful landscape of Norway. Get ready for many non smiling passengers. The staff can be found doing multiple job assignments. Your room can be attended to by the wait staff. I was happy that our server was attentive to special dietary restrictions. Most speak English fairly well and one guide spoke 6 languages. He seemed like the most ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Marketed wrong

Review for Midnatsol to Antarctica

scrosser avatar


10+ Cruises

Age 60s

I knew this was first cruise of the season, but it was marketed to me as limited to 300-350 people. That made sense for an expedition cruise to Antarctica. Limitations on numbers of people on land at any time creates logistical issues. Add to that the early season, and it made sense to have a limitation. Unfortunately, Hurtigruten booked over 400 people on the ship. Made it into a shakedown ...
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Sail Date: October 2017

Chasing the Northern Lights on a Cruise Ship

Review for Midnatsol to Norwegian Fjords

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Sue redhead Aussie

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

There were four of us visiting Norway Winter chasing the Northern lights on this working ship Interesting experience 3 of us very experienced travelers The ship was well presented similar to other cruise ships decorated for Christmas. The food was average but we did appreciate this was in winter the buffet dinners were not that good so much fish but it was Norway.The service staff in the ...
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Sail Date: December 2015

A totally different type of ship

Review for Midnatsol to Norwegian Fjords

flojo1flojo1 avatar


10+ Cruises

Age 70s

This was our 25th cruise with various companies & this was a totally different experience as it is 'a working ship' it is a cruise ship, a car ferry, a daily passenger ship with people using it as we would a train or a bus getting on at one stop & off at the next stop and also a cargo/mail - ship during the full cruise from Bergen & back again (12 days) it calls at 32 ports It was a totally ...
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Sail Date: November 2015

Comments on Our Norwegian Cruise

Review for Midnatsol to Baltic Sea

Alrob avatar


First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

Hurtigruten—the largest cruise line you never heard of. Norwegian owned and operated, the line owns a fleet of 16 cruise ships, most of which travel up and down the west coast of Norway. The line also offer cruises to Greenland and Antarctica. Our Cruise We took one of the 12-day Norwegian coastal cruises that both started and ended in Bergen, Norway, stopping about 30 times along the way. ...
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Sail Date: September 2008

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