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Hurtigruten Nordlys Cruise Reviews

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43 Hurtigruten Nordlys Cruise Reviews


blair003 avatar

blair003

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

A mess from the start

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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 ...
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Sail Date February 2020


Mcnallyb avatar

Mcnallyb

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Awful value for money

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 ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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barbara polo

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Ferry trip disguised as a cruise

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. ...
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Sail Date April 2019


ging466 avatar

ging466

11 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Not good

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2019


amfd avatar

amfd

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

A fortnight well spent

• 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 ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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210challenge

1 Review Written

What a fantastic experience

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2019


Ret nurse avatar

Ret nurse

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

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

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 , ...
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Sail Date February 2019


PWReading avatar

PWReading

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

One of the worst cruise ship experiences we have had

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 ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Travelling Karen

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Super short cruise on one of Hurtigruten's classic ships

I only had time for the 'half cruise' but enjoyed every minute. Nordlys is showing her age a little with some frayed carpets and furnishings in public areas but is shiny, clean and comfortable. She will be refitted ...
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Sail Date January 2019


LesleyM55 avatar

LesleyM55

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Beautiful scenery but.....

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 ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Medsec2473

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Spectacular Northern Lights

We chose this cruise specifically because it gives you the greatest chance of seeing the Northern lights. We followed the advice from Hurtigruten about what camera lens to buy and to take a tripod but what they ...
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Sail Date October 2018


Vixlin avatar

Vixlin

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Very relaxing and interesting. Great value.

We wanted to book a Norwegian cruise on a smallish ship and to be able to sail into small ports and fijords also to see the northern lights. We achieved all of this on the Nordylis. However listening to some ...
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Sail Date October 2018


Shirlcon avatar

Shirlcon

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Loved our first cruise

We went on our first cruise with friends and didn’t want a cruise where we had to dress up for dinner. The brochure made this sound perfect and we thought we’d give it a go. We had high expectations and they ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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fjordfan

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

An extraordinary experience

We had a fantastic time on the MS Nordlys. Even though this is one of the Hurtigruten ships that has not yet been renovated, the facilities were still very comfortable and appealing. We were amazed how creatively ...
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Sail Date August 2018


Silverdarling13 avatar

Silverdarling13

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Ship fantastic

Always wanted to do the Norwegian coastal voyage *NOTE* NOT 'Norwegian fjords' -the only option listed on this supposedly comprehensive site!! Bought as inside no-single-supplement, but upgraded to outside with ...
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Sail Date May 2018


AgnesH avatar

AgnesH

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Mesmerising trip

Embarkation was in Bergen and I took a early flight to explore Bergen. I was happy I could get rid of my luggage at 13hrs to go into town. It’s a nice town. We disembarked on a Saturday and the weather was lovely ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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oddwathne

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Four days cruise with Hurtigruten

To see the fjords north of Norway and all the small ports of call onboard a "coast cruiseliner" during wintertime. It is the company's 150 years aniversery Embarcation and disembarcation vent smoothly ...
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Sail Date April 2018


tikovsky avatar

tikovsky

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Norwegian coast

Once we made the south bounded tour from Kirkenes to Bergen, in summer. Now we wanted to make the north tour in winter especially because of the polar light, but also to see the coast in winter, e.g North pole. ...
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Sail Date January 2018


Jonboy55 avatar

Jonboy55

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Great

From the on-line booking process to the end of the trip, a great experience. Hurtigruten is a working supply/postal vessel which carry's passengers also, so it goes where other cruise lines cannot get. No ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Jay-J123

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

An exciting insight to coastal Norway

The travel arrangements were very easy and straightforward. A very traditional ship kitted out with plenty of oak, brass and glass lighting. We chose a cabin on the promenade deck (deck 5) which was both compact but ...
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Sail Date January 2018


Jenncy avatar

Jenncy

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Christmas Cracker, My Winter Wonderland

I have often thought about a Norwegian cruise, how pretty it would be. Friends went in September and I was completely smitten by their photographs and their experience. I perused Hurtigruten's web site and booked ...
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Sail Date December 2017


Mac_cy avatar

Mac_cy

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

First part of the Journey was better than second

I choosed this Ship because I wanted to see a great deal of Norway in a relative short amount of time. The voyage went from Tromsø to Bergen. The Scenery was very beautiful and nice same with the weather. ...
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Sail Date January 2018


sandiefran avatar

sandiefran

10 Reviews Written

65 Helpful Votes

Absolutely fabulous

I saw an article offering no single supplement on this Hurtigruten cruise (11.11.17) and investigated it. Sounded good, so I booked it. Flew from Sydney to Bergen - warm weather to icy chill! Dinner on the ...
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Sail Date November 2017


Eserri avatar

Eserri

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Nice Landscape and nice people

The Trip was wonderful. This is not a "typical" cruise, is a postship.This is really important to know! The cruise is for nature and relaxing. The programm onboard is not too much, is only 1-3 per day. But the ...
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Sail Date October 2017


nnommad avatar

nnommad

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

It's the scenery that makes this trip worthwhile

We chose Hurtigruten because we wanted to see Norway's coast & spectacular scenery in detail as one part of our Norwegian holiday. We chose the Nordlys because it fit with our schedule but also because it was an ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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