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Hurtigruten Vesteralen Cruise Reviews

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Winter landscape in Vesteralen.
Mediaval church in Trondenes which was visited in the morning during the ex
The very impressive Northern Light Cathedral in Alta, an unscheduled stop o
Stade for winter sports Trondheim, the last stop of our excursion with the
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"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..."Read More
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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 60s

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

Review for Vesteralen to Europe - British Isles & Western

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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


Norwegian fjords on a working ship

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Xie Xie
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

Great range of excursions. Concert in Arctic Cathedral in Tromso a special experience. The chance to see the sea eagles up close not to be missed. Food was excellent quality, variety, fresh and typical of the regions we were sailing through. Staff always helful. Take warm gear as it rained or was windy even though technically summer. Arctic gets 4 days of summer and we missed them. The sunny days ...
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Sail Date: August 2018


Great experience

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wolfwerner
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

We are not interested in cruises with big luxury ships and thousands of people, also we do not want to have lots of days on the sea without landings. So we were looking forward to sort of an adventurous trip in an exotic world we did not know so far. We were not disappointed at all. Starting in the very north having deep temperatures and lots of snow and ice we wouldn't feel too cold, enjoyed the ...
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Sail Date: April 2018


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