MS Lofoten is a beautiful vintage ship, small but friendly.
This was a brilliant introduction to cruising,
The food was spectacular and extremly varied with choices of local and continental dishes at the breakfast and lunch buffet. The 4 course evening meal was served at the table by the wonderful service staff, with style and humour.
We saw the northern lights several days in a row, with regular announcements as to when they were visible, and there was an excellant guide on how to get the best pictures (with a reminder to enjoy the sight as well!)
The chance to experience the polar night with the special twilight was spectacular with clear skies and incredible colours. (And you appreciate the sunrise when you cross the arctic circle back into daylight.)
The excursions were well planned. I would recommend the husky sledging - incredible ride across the snow with only the sound of the barking of the dogs and the sledge sliding over the ice - an experience not to miss. The huskies were so friendly and obviousy loved to run.
The staff were without exception friendly, helpful and cheerful throughout the journey, and our tour guide was entertaining (in three languages!) and very informative.
Overall an incredible experience.
Somewhat small, bunk beds. But very comfortable and temperature control was excellent.