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Hurtigruten Polarlys Cruise Reviews

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This is not a cruise ship, it's a ferry

Review for Polarlys to Europe - British Isles & Western

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presidentessa
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

The ship is a poor uncomfortable noisy ferry. The cabin (we picked the one with windows and partial view- no other option available) it’s really small. There is a very small closet. The tv shows nothing. The bathroom is so small that you want to shower with open door just to have some air. They clean the cabin daily and they do a good job. The common area are invaded by backpackers who ...
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Sail Date: August 2022


The tour was a gorgeous visual smorgasbord, especially when the sun shone. Sea eagle cruise was a big highlight.

Review for Polarlys to Norwegian Fjords

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articseadog
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

Always been interested in seeing the Norwegian coast, especially in the north. We had both very positive and some negative experiences. The first excursion to North Cape was a disappointment. Slogging along on a long bus ride with a guide who was not engaged or interesting. We received very little information about organizing our time at the Cape and Museum. Consequently, when we did find out ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


Beautiful cruise along the Norwegian fjords

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Teresa S Lopes
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

We booked this cruise for July 2020 but due to the Covid-19 epidemic, it became July 2022. Us and our friends in Sweden have been very much looking forwards this trip and finally it happened. Our friends chose the cruise and booked the whole thing. We had never heard of Hutigruten but they knew others that have done this cruise before. We are very happy with the choice. We enjoyed it very much. ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


BORING and EXPENSIVE!!!!

Review for Polarlys to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Lindysu
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

My land tour was cancelled at the last minute and I had to find an alternative. Hurtigruten was all I could find but it is little more than a passenger ferry and an expensive one at that! I could have bought a new car for what I paid Hurtigruten and they‘nickel and dime’ their passengers for everything from extortionate alcohol prices to expensive bus ride excursions which passengers could do ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


Plague ship of broken promises!

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Nationalmedia
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Hurtigruten does not care about its’ customers, this much is clear. It cares only about revenues. It is an arrogant organisation with contempt for the law and those it takes money from. Let’s be quite direct. This is hosteling at 5* prices and any commitments made by the company are freely discardable at their discretion. So why have I come to this conclusion following a trip on “The most ...
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Sail Date: March 2022


Amazing Experience

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Glad we went
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

This was our first cruise and we chose it in the advice of our local travel agent. We were not disappointed! The service provided by the staff was excellent throughout the trip. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. The restaurant staff were keen to know of any allergies and careful to ensure food was appropriate. The breakfasts catered for all tastes and the lunches and dinners provided a real ...
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Sail Date: March 2022


Northern Lights with Food delights

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Bolton Wanderer
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

We selected this cruise owing to the relaxed atmosphere, lack of formality, range of activities and trips available following recommendation by a friend. It was everything we hoped for and more. The restaurant food on full board was excellent with a meat , fish and vegetarian selection at each sitting. The team on board supporting exploration were excellent and all staff skilled in good ...
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Sail Date: February 2022


Wundervolles Erlebnis

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Totti2002
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

The journey with Hurtigruten was really fantastic. From the first moment to departure everything was super organized. The team on the MS Polarlys really deserves a lot of praise! I am amazed by the high standard. The food was very great quality and prepared with a lot of love, the breakfast buffet left nothing to be desired. The shop is also well equipped and you can buy very nice ...
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Sail Date: December 2021


The whole experience blew my mind!

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ADB123
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

I will start off by Hurtigruten make it very clear in their advertising the coastal voyage is not a cruise, so if you go with that expectation you have not done your homework properly and might be disappointed. If you want to have an authentic adventure, voyage to the Artic and back, learn and experience Norwegian culture and coastal life, see the most wonderful scenery, relax and escape the ...
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Sail Date: December 2021


Exceptional nature, ship and services not up to standards

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cruiserzoetermeer60
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

The first thing to be noted is that a classic Hurtigruten voyage is not a cruise. The Hurtigruten concept is based on a combination of transporting freight as well as passengers along the Norwegian coast. During the full voyage from Bergen to Kirkenes and back 34 ports are entered, some of them even twice. In most of the ports the ship only stops 15-30 minutes to load and unload freight and ...
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Sail Date: July 2021


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