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A mess from the start

Review for Nordlys to Europe - British Isles & Western

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blair003

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

This was my 3rd Hurtigruten Cruise in 3 years and I loved the Nordkapp and Fram. The Nordlys was a huge disappointment in almost all categories. The cabins are small, but that is expected. Worse yet, my cabin had a terrible sewage smell the first two days and a lingering sewage smell throughout the cruise. The cleaning crew indicated there was an issue. The restaurant staff, except for Pow, was ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Halifax

10 Helpful Votes


Awful value for money

Review for Nordlys to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Mcnallyb

First Time Cruiser

Age 20s

We were travelling from Alesund to Bergen. It cost 337 Gbp for my girlfriend and I, so very expensive and our hopes were high. There was very little information before the trip, then no one to meet us at the terminal, everyone just had to work it our for themselves. The cabin was tiny, barely room for us and our bags once the beds were folded out. We couldn't move past each other. It was extremely ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Departure Port: Halifax

4 Helpful Votes


Ferry trip disguised as a cruise

Review for Nordlys to Europe - British Isles & Western

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barbara polo

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

As a ferry Hurtigruten does an excellent job making on scheduled stops to ports up and down the Norway coast. However, as a cruise ship it disappoints. I booked an 11-day CRUISE on Hurtigruten Nordlys in April. However, it is not a cruise ship, it is a FERRY that transports cargo, people (Norwegians) and their cars up and down the coast of Norway. Due to poor infrastructure road travel is not a ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Departure Port: Halifax

2 Helpful Votes


Not good

Review for Nordlys to Norwegian Fjords

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ging466

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

So the ship is a working ferry and it desperately needs a refurbishment. Scuffed carpet, stuffing coming out of chairs in the lounge etc. Coffee machines that don't work. The ship made roughly 20+ stops but most of them are for only 15 minutes so you cannot get off. I was able to get off in Alesund (gorgeous), Bodo (gorgeous), Trondheim (gorgeous) and Tromso (gorgeous) and Honningsvag (gorgeous). ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Departure Port: Halifax

23 Helpful Votes


A fortnight well spent

Review for Nordlys to Norwegian Fjords

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amfd

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

• Background Information We are a retired couple who have travelled a great deal; however, we’d never done a cruise being put off by the thought of thousands of people on the same vessel. A fellow traveller recommended Hurtigruten after doing one on MS Lofoten. We liked the idea of a smaller ship without the nonsense of casinos, bars, and stage shows. • Travel To Port of ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Departure Port: Halifax

6 Helpful Votes


What a fantastic experience

Review for Nordlys to Norwegian Fjords

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210challenge

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

We chose this cruise because it advertised exactly what we were looking for and wanted something special to celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary. It surpassed all of this. Embarkation and disembarkation was a very smooth event. Staff were helpful and friendly at all times during the voyage, The expedition team were fabulous, keeping us constantly informed with points of interests and gatherings. ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Departure Port: Halifax

1 Helpful Vote


Advertised as Cruise but result is a ferry with too many passengers

Review for Nordlys to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Ret nurse

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Wanted to see the Northern lights, and Norway in winter. This ship is very badly in need of updating, not enough seating for all guests and a lot of threadbare seats. Food served at dinner was never hot , mostly lukewarm. Food buffet style for breakfast and lunch also never kept hot for the hot dishes. Food items on buffet frequently ran out. Last nights left over desserts served again at ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Departure Port: Halifax

3 Helpful Votes


One of the worst cruise ship experiences we have had

Review for Nordlys to Europe - British Isles & Western

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PWReading

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

The ship is less than basic as it is a ferry and working ship, but that is no excuse for sacrificing passenger facilities leaving repairs (our wardrobe door was coming off its hinges, the ladies sauna out of action and much else) unattended to over a near 2 week trip. They charge for everything including tea and coffee except at lmeal times and it is not cheap even though it is poor quality ...
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Sail Date: February 2019

Departure Port: Halifax

6 Helpful Votes


Beautiful scenery but.....

Review for Nordlys to Europe - British Isles & Western

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LesleyM55

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Chose Cruise as norther lights guaranteed viewing at this time of year. Whispy clouds was our view of the lights, a lot of 100% cloud cover nights, obviously nature and not fault of Hurtigruten. The ship it self is outdated and going in for a make over, it needs it. But the public areas were clean and plenty of seating. THe coastline of Norway is spectacular at this time of year and ...
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Sail Date: January 2019

Departure Port: Halifax

5 Helpful Votes


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