If you are an 'occasional' cruiser and prefer the smaller ships and more personal service, this may be for you. Hurtigruten ships fit into the small ship category and we were lucky enough to benefit from the recent new fit-out of The Polarlys, our home for the round trip of 12 days.
One mustn't forget this is a 'working' ship with multiple stops to deliver and take on people, cars, food, laundry, equipment and mail. We enjoyed this aspect very much and it gave us an insight into life in the far north Norway. It was fun to watch the small fork-lifts scurrying to and fro on the quay with their wares and some of the 'turnarounds' were as quick as 15 minutes.
Choose the best cabins possible, we could recommend the U cabins near the Captain's suite, which is at the front and has wider passageways. Our new cabin fit-out included a huge comfortable double bed and European pillows.