We booked our Hurtigruten cruise with our local travel agent and about 2 weeks before departure, our travel documents arrived. We booked the 12 day round trip from Bergen - Kirkenes - Bergen.
Our trip started in Oslo. We spent a day of sightseeing but wish we had allowed 2 or 3 days for Oslo. The next morning, took a morning train, the Norway in a Nutshell. This is highly recommended with beautiful scenery seen by trains, boat and bus. It takes all day and we were so glad we did it. We arrived in Bergen in the evening and spent the next day and a half sightseeing.
Around 3PM we arrived at the Hurtigruten terminal to board the Nordkapp. After checking our large suitcases we were directed to a large waiting room. After not too long of a wait, we were allowed to board and were told our cabins would not be ready until around 6PM. We were able to get into the cabin and drop off our carry on luggage right before the dinner buffet. We met a lovely couple from Australia and had dinner with them.
Our first cabin was 343 on Deck 3. The window was about 2 feet deep so was difficult to see outside and was above the cargo area. There were no shelves for clothing, only for hanging a few clothes. Bathroom was adequate, and very comfortable beds. We were allowed to upgrade to 652 on Deck 6 where there was plenty of shelves for our clothes. Nice window with easy access to outside deck at back of ship. Quiet hallway close to elevator.