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Hurtigruten Vesteralen Cruise Reviews

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Vesteralen III in Trollenfjord - photo taken from the eagle safari small boat.
Impressive Steilneset monument in Vardø - at this short stop a decision has to be made what to see. The fortress or this modern architecture. For me the “witches monument” was the choice and I even managed to have glimpse of the fortress on the way.
Each visited port has something to offer - this time Molde.
Nordkapp at noontime on a sunny day with almost no people - that’s the situation after the C19 pandemic.
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Fine cruise with unexpected adventures
"My woman and I had an excellent cruise in summer 2017 with MS Midnatsol to Norway's fjords, so we wanted to make another cruise to see the northern lights in Norway.I think this is a fine cruise for adults, but not suitable for little children and not for people who want to have a cruise trip with much entertainment...."Read More
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6-10 Cruises

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a super trip by a super ship and crew

Review for Vesteralen to Europe - British Isles & Western

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diekliemskk
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

I need glutenfree meal and everythings was ok, very delicius and I got my special food. The cabin is enough for such a trip. The beds are very good, we slept wonderfull. The all view of the ship is excellent. The crew is very friendly and competent. We got all information about everything and we like the crew very much. We specially chose a small and family ship. And our mind was super. We ...
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Sail Date: October 2021


Sunny Norway on a small “working” ship.

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keceram
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

When Norway opened to Covid-19 vaccinated tourists in July 2021, the time for the 5000 km Bergen - Kirkenes - Bergen Hurtigruten trip was just right. The reduced occupancy (just slightly over 100 people in the cabins, plus the hop on, hop off passengers) of the smallest ship in the fleet made the journey quite special. Not to mention the weather, which was really cooperating. Nine sunny days ...
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Sail Date: August 2021


Fine cruise with unexpected adventures

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Rev. Dr. Michael
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

My woman and I had an excellent cruise in summer 2017 with MS Midnatsol to Norway's fjords, so we wanted to make another cruise to see the northern lights in Norway. It was sometimes adventurous and challenging, because the weather was more stormy than in many years before. So the agenda of some days had again to be scheduled. My compliments to our tourist guide and the hotel manager who ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


Helpful staff

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easy living
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

The staff were very friendly and helpful. Oddgard at the reception desk was especially helpful. Every time we had a question, he found an answer. We wanted to rent bikes in a town, but he suggested we rent the ship bikes. Having only a limited time ashore, renting aboard allowed us to maximize our time. He helped us extend our trip aboard the ship. When it was time for us to disembark, he had ...
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Sail Date: October 2019


Neither here nor there

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ujacob
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Hurtigruten could be an interestingly different offer to typical cruise ships as they also provide ferry services along the Norwegian coast and you get to see some areas typical cruise ships would not visit. The itinerary is driven by the deliveries made at 34 ports during day and night - unfortunately that does not always cater well for cruising passengers. Some stops are much too short to ...
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Sail Date: June 2019


Awful cabin initially allocated

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Cmmk
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose to do a Hurtigruten trip as a once in a lifetime experience to see the Northern lights and to experience the beauty of the coastline from the comfort of the ship. B Unfortunately the first cabin we were allocated was the worst accommodation I have ever experienced, too small for two people ( to be frank only just acceptable for one) barely room to move past each other, storage space ...
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Sail Date: February 2019


My first cruise

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margeve
First Time Cruiser • Age 80s

I wanted to go on a small manageable ship which this was. The standard of food, cabins, cleaning and detailed information, was excellent. I booked lots of excursions and enjoyed them, but in hindsight would have toured the towns without a guide, except for Trondheim, where the guide was useful. I would have liked more time when we docked to have seen museums, but this was not always ...
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Sail Date: February 2019


Northern Lights experience

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Nadineh
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

My main purpose for the cruise was to view the Northern Lights. Unfortunately, due to the prevailing weather conditions, I was somewhat disappointed - less than what I was expecting. However, the amicability and interaction between crew and travellers, and between travellers more than compensated for this. An unanticipated side benefit was being able to connect with fellow passengers as ...
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Sail Date: November 2018


Exploration of the Norwegian Coast and ports on a working post and freight boat

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Trevor Cherrett
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

I chose this cruise in order to explore the Norwegian coast, its islands, its scenery, its ports and its people. As a boating enthusiast I was also interested in the navigation of this `inside passage`, and the essential functions of this ship in linking many remote communities, transporting people and freight between them. I was not disappointed on any of these counts. The journey was ...
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Sail Date: September 2018


Solo Trip

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lambert
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

I bought trip by phone, from Australia to UK, as no local office, so had to pay in £, thus more conversion fees. I had seen an ad online about reduced fare for solo travel from Kirkenes to Bergen. Each ship is different, and I realised I was on an old one. A newer one has far more facilities. I got the cheapest cabin, without porthole, which was fine. It can be very noisy at night due to ship ...
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Sail Date: September 2018


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