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Hurtigruten Polarlys Cruise Reviews
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"I am certain there are many reviews of the Hurtigruten cruise from Bergen to Kirkenes - I will try to provide some more details than I have read online and to give some advice I could have used while traveling...."Read More
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mshulman

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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Public areas don’t have enough seats, generally overpriced

Review for Polarlys to Europe - British Isles & Western

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fredehorn

First Time Cruiser

Age 30s

Even in times of corona, where the ship is maximum 60% full, the seats in the public areas are not enough. I would not want to travel on this or similar ships when 100% of its capacity can be used. Looking at the Norwegian coastline surely is beautiful but it’s also more or less the only thing you can do on board so it’s very disappointing if you can’t enjoy it properly because of not enough ...
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Sail Date: July 2020

Departure Port: Halifax

3 Helpful Votes


Great cruise - highly recommended

Review for Polarlys to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Madradiant

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

I went on this cruise with my brother and his wife. We had always wanted to visit Norway and thought the winter cruise with the possibility of seeing the Northern Lights would be a great idea. We were not disappointed - we did see the lights although personally I was disappointed that they appeared like grey "clouds" and it was only through a good camera lens where the exposure could be left ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Halifax

1 Helpful Vote


Trip of a lifetime

Review for Polarlys to Norwegian Fjords

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Nashash

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

We chose this cruise as it is a ferry and not overally "touristy" as an anniversary and birthday present for us. This was such an experience. The staff are amazing the scenery is fantastic. Normally we never repeat a holiday BUT this is an exception. We had a partial view cabin which was very comfy as we thought we may spend some time there on the days we had nothing planned, however there ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Halifax

4 Helpful Votes


Hurtigruten 12 Day Voyage of Discovery & Delight

Review for Polarlys to Norwegian Fjords

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Fjord4Fun

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Hurtigruten? That’s not a real cruise is it? We started our long-planned Hurtigruten Norwegian cruise travelling by rail from Oslo to Bergen. The train journey across the mountains made a fitting start to the cruise – the occasional village or small town hugging the riversides and the individual wooden dwellings dotted amongst the snow giving a foretaste of the sights along the ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Departure Port: Halifax

7 Helpful Votes


The Hurtigruten Northern Lights Promise

Review for Polarlys to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Peter P

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

The Hurtigruten Classic Round Voyage with the Northern Lights Promise, 24 March to 4 April 2019 on the ship Polarlys. Did we see the northern lights? That is a good question! Although we had some good daytime weather, the sky was cloudy for the first nine nights. Since Hurtigruten promise that we will see the lights, I predicted to my wife that on the tenth night (2 April), when the forecast ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Departure Port: Halifax

9 Helpful Votes


Thoughts on our trip

Review for Polarlys to Europe - British Isles & Western

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mdeweymarn

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We enjoyed our cruise very much. It was very good for the liver as alcohol prices were so high we hardly touched a drop, and given the Norwegian economy, the same can be said for all the excursions. However, having said that, we had wonderful R&R, saw the Northern Lights in all their glory, saw a bit of local life and enjoyed the fabulous scenery. Of the ship itself, the food was amazing, the ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Departure Port: Halifax

8 Helpful Votes


Exceeded all expectations - Flawless

Review for Polarlys to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Bigdasher

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Just returned from a 11 day Northern Lights voyage along the Norwegian coast to Kirkenes and back to Bergen - and it was mind blowing. I've returned relaxed, pampered and looking to book another cruise - with Hurtigurten. Never will I grace Royal Caribbean, or Princess again No casinos, no spas, no entertainment crews - it was education, relaxing and no hard sell. Cabins were basic, ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Departure Port: Halifax

Traveled with disabled person

8 Helpful Votes


Polarlys cruise nov ,18

Review for Polarlys to Europe - British Isles & Western

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pfm309

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

see northern lights an cruise the fords did 12 day cruise with full board food was great for fish lovers but im a meat eater they gave me meat every nite at dinner was no problem thou some people didnt ask not much to do on board read play cards amuse ur self scenery was great as was weather northern lights were a bit of dissapontment saw sum seems people complained about prices on ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Departure Port: Halifax

5 Helpful Votes


Disappointing cruise

Review for Polarlys to Europe - British Isles & Western

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dcw2212

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

We chose this cruise for the Northern Lights but mother nature chose not to participate, which is nobodies fault & a chance you take. The disappointing part was the cost of excursions & drinks. We only did 1 excusion as our other was cancelled.Check if your package includes tea & coffee, as a lot didnt have this.Not to mention the hours sitting onboard spent playing cards or reading, as nothing ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Departure Port: Halifax

4 Helpful Votes


Poor quality service and standards from an opportunistic cruise operator!

Review for Polarlys to Europe - British Isles & Western

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andrewandneil

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

We chose to travel on the Hurtigruten classic round trip 12 day voyage to see the coast of Norway, many ports of call and hopefully the northern lights. We were fully aware that the Ms Polarlys is a working ship but were extremely underwhelmed by the experience. Virtually all of the times of visits to ports of call were cut short as the ship nearly always arrived late but always left on ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Departure Port: Halifax

12 Helpful Votes


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