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This was an innovative and pioneering itinerary in an inaccessible rarely travelled part of the globe. The ship is simply beautiful. The cabins are spacious, comfortable and well designed. The food is good expedition food,not haute cuisine. The main restaurant is overcrowded and significantly understaffed. The casual dining cafe is underused as it has a very limited (but good quality) never changing menu.The fine dining restaurant has excellent food and service but it is hard to get a reservation and is a euro25 pp.per visit supplement. The public areas have a wonderful scandinavian ambience,but are simply not adequate for 500 people.Every restaurant,bar,auditorium,lounge and expedition is overcrowded at each event.Passengers have to join a long queue for every meal,seminar,or briefing. Hurtigruten need to address this overcrowding of facilities as it detracts from this high quality ship and this great itinerary. Hurtigruten excell at cruising in remote places and have highly qualified expedition teams and experienced polar waters crew on the bridge.Logistics are excellent with the ship being resupplied regularly even in off the map locations. A great journey ,and a sense of adventure being a pioneer on the first complete transit of The Northwest Passage by a hybrid ship.

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MS Roald Amundsen Cruise Review by pineview88

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This was an innovative and pioneering itinerary in an inaccessible rarely travelled part of the globe.

The ship is simply beautiful.

The cabins are spacious, comfortable and well designed.

The food is good expedition food,not haute cuisine.

The main restaurant is overcrowded and significantly understaffed. The casual dining cafe is underused as it has a very limited (but good quality) never changing menu.The fine dining restaurant has excellent food and service but it is hard to get a reservation and is a euro25 pp.per visit supplement.

The public areas have a wonderful scandinavian ambience,but are simply not adequate for 500 people.Every restaurant,bar,auditorium,lounge and expedition is overcrowded at each event.Passengers have to join a long queue for every meal,seminar,or briefing.

Hurtigruten need to address this overcrowding of facilities as it detracts from this high quality ship and this great itinerary.

Hurtigruten excell at cruising in remote places and have highly qualified expedition teams and experienced polar waters crew on the bridge.Logistics are excellent with the ship being resupplied regularly even in off the map locations.

A great journey ,and a sense of adventure being a pioneer on the first complete transit of The Northwest Passage by a hybrid ship.
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Cabin Review

Cabin 833
The best.

Better than Oceania,Regent Seabourn...up there along side Viking ocean.

Spacious,well designed,practical.Real showers,heated bathroom floors,heated boot closets,robes.plenty of storage and hanging space .
Comfortable beds and bedding,desk chair,balcony and terrace furniture.
Good twice daily room attendant service.