We sailed on this very ship nearly five years ago, a June eleven-day coastal trip. Stunning scenery, excursions superb and life on board very comfortable and friendly. Had to repeat the experience. We’re currently eight days into our winter trip, the standard just as high, the food and comfort admirable. So what if you have to make your own entertainment onboard? Those here have accepted this, readers, photographers, card players and many just happy to sit and enjoy the whole experience. That’s what Hurtigruten voyages are about. The trip has been spectacular, less excursions done (that to the North Cape was awesome) but a greater chance to walk into snow filled towns and explore further. Cold, but totally pleasurable. We cannot fault Hurtigruten. And so relaxing, time passing gently in good company and amongst the friendliest of staff you can imagine. We’ll no doubt wish to do this again, and I’m sure it will happen. Hurtigruten knows it’s market, those who properly explore its website know its virtues and worth.