In wanting to see the Northern Light, we opted to take Hurtigruten's guarantee of their experience, vs going to Iceland. When we booked this cruise we were unaware that the ship serves as a cargo & ferry ship. It stops at countless ports. This isn't your topical cruise. There is no casino (we don't gamble, so okay for us) or entertainment, nor is there food available without purchasing it (VERY EXPENSIVE), other than the included breakfast, lunch & dinner. Yet with that said, we have no regrets having taken this trip.
Things we disliked:
1. Too short of time in ports to enjoy excursions (too rushed).
We opted to not have our room cleaned daily. Though the two times we placed the placard out to request our room cleaned, it lacked completeness: On one time, the room was not vacuumed. The second time, the dirty towels were not replaced, nor were the coffee cups, coffee & tea.