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Hurtigruten Nordlys Cruise Reviews

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Challenging to book what I wanted
"I sailed on this ship on 11th October but only for four nights between Bergen and Tromso. Booking was the first challenge. Although the Nordlys is part of the Hurtigruten group and used by local people in Norway to..."Read More
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Challenging to book what I wanted

Review for Nordlys to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Linb121
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

I sailed on this ship on 11th October but only for four nights between Bergen and Tromso. Booking was the first challenge. Although the Nordlys is part of the Hurtigruten group and used by local people in Norway to travel between small ports up and down the coast, in the UK the website seems intent on only allowing you to book an 11 night sailing (Bergen to North Cape and return). I had to phone ...
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Sail Date: October 2021


Stunning scenery and prices

Review for Nordlys to Norwegian Fjords

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johnonhisbike
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

We hoped to see the Aurora and experience the stunning arctic scenery. We chose the 7-day Northbound cruise with flights back to the UK from Kirkenes. The prices for the excursions were very high, nevertheless we chose the dog-sledding as an experience of a lifetime. It lived up to expectations. The 'Cathedral tour' at one town though, was priced at over £100pp - we decided to walk the half ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


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


Grey Northern lights

Review for Nordlys to Norwegian Fjords

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ahorsham
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Even though we saw them on 3 nights, be aware - Northern lights are NOT coloured to the naked eye. If your cabin is on the gangway side you get woken in the middle of the night with all the stops. Not enough to do on board except sit in the lounge area, some good talks and films. Board games available. The gangway area and walk path to coaches were not treated, so snow and ice v. ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


Sail through the most beautiful part of the world

Review for Nordlys to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Braw travellers
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

This was our first cruise. We wanted to see Norway without frenetic travelling. It suited a couple who like the quieter things in life. It didn’t fail to please. Lectures and points of interest calls made for an interesting trip aboard a ship with helpful, friendly staff. Accommodation was in clean, adequate cabins and there was plenty of really delicious food. The itinerary was amazing. ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Traveled with disabled person


Luxury price for below average service.

Review for Nordlys to Norwegian Fjords

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Dcbos23
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

We wished to see the Norweigan coast. Even though the price was high, it is a ferry. People without sleeping accommodations sleeping all over seating areas. Food quite diverse but very good. The buffet breakfast and lunch are like fish feeding frenzies . Ran out of popular items. Other than for two servers the meal service was horrible. Very short staffed. Also bad timing for one of the lunches, ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


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


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


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


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


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