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35 Bergen Cruise Reviews


ngataringa avatar

ngataringa

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Backpacker experience at premium price

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Classic ship on iconic route - what could be better? A lot, as it turns out: The route does not offer much fjord experience, mostly you trundle coast-wise behind the outlying islands. Most places the time in port is ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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ddem

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not what was advertised

Room: Had Deluxe Veranda that, per Viking, was 270 sf. As soon as we opened the room door, it was a shock. I measured: 193sq not including the balcony. Storage: Three drawers in cabinet, one drawer in each ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Kevgy

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Classic Voyage Bergen-Bergen

The MS Lofoten crew were brilliantly friendly and helpful and several passengers were so fond of the ship and crew that they were on a repeat voyage. Unfortunately, I was not to become so endeared to the ship. ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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reincarn8

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Old, dingy cruise ship with smallest cabins, horrible food and service

We were booked on this ship by our Fjord Tours’ “Norway in the Nutshell “ package. So we didn’t really have a choice on the ship or more importantly, the cabin types and size. We were a family of 4 and ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Mcnallyb

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Awful value for money

We were travelling from Alesund to Bergen. It cost 337 Gbp for my girlfriend and I, so very expensive and our hopes were high. There was very little information before the trip, then no one to meet us at the ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Matthewsaab

1 Review Written

25 Helpful Votes

Catastrophe at Sea

This beautiful ship with a great service crew FAILED TERRIBLY ON MULTIPLE LEVELS at sea during a storm we should never have been in. Prior to the mayday we noticed several things that we found “sloppy” or ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Elliotbay

8 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

The Cruise from Hell

After all the publicity regarding the Viking Sky off the coast of Norway and the impact on the passengers, it appears that it is not widely recognized what happened to us on the Viking Star in early October of 2016. ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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AnnCut

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Hurtigruten Voyage Finmarken

I travelled to see the Northern Lights. In the 12 days aboard the ship our room was never vacuumed, the bed’s were made once and the sheets on the bed never changed. The food was always lukewarm to cold. ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Traveller1492

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

HurtiGruelling

Be absolutely clear that Hurtigruten is a ferry service and not a cruise line. We paid for a relaxing cruise but what we received was a passage on a working ship with very little customer care. Whilst we ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Ret nurse

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Advertised as Cruise but result is a ferry with too many passengers

Wanted to see the Northern lights, and Norway in winter. This ship is very badly in need of updating, not enough seating for all guests and a lot of threadbare seats. Food served at dinner was never hot , ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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PWReading

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

One of the worst cruise ship experiences we have had

The ship is less than basic as it is a ferry and working ship, but that is no excuse for sacrificing passenger facilities leaving repairs (our wardrobe door was coming off its hinges, the ladies sauna out of action ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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andrewandneil

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Poor quality service and standards from an opportunistic cruise operator!

We chose to travel on the Hurtigruten classic round trip 12 day voyage to see the coast of Norway, many ports of call and hopefully the northern lights. We were fully aware that the Ms Polarlys is a working ship ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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0422deborah

2 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Avoid Viking Ocean Cruises

Very unhappy with service and food. Food was less than average and service was worse. Had one hot meal at dinner on a 16 day trip. Majority of staff unattentive and not well trained .Asked server at pool bar what ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Mythili

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Complete waste of money

Always wanted to visit the fjords in Norway and go up to Kirkenes. I paid almost $5000USD and I informed them I was a vegetarian when I booked the trip. Despite having paid a huge amount of money and having paid for ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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ayesbee

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

BAD EXPERIENCE

This was my third hurtigruten voyage, others being finnmarken and midnatsol. I had a very noisy cabin which i complained about. I could see other empty cabins on the same deck on more than one occasion. Why wasn't i ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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bettycall

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Will sail on the Viking Sea again.

We have sailed with Viking before to China and on the Tulip river cruise. We wanted to enjoy a larger boat with more options for eating and recreation and evening entertainment. We also wanted to go to a New ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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sashaa0@hotmail.co.uk

2 Reviews Written

54 Helpful Votes

Horrible Customer Services following a Cancellation

We actually didn't sail on that date as we didn't sail at all and I wanted to share my experience of the customer service you should expect when your cruise gets cancelled by Hurtigruten. My mother was informed ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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vanderhoff33

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Not Satisfied

the ship was great, the workers were great, the food was great. very expensive. can get the about the same trip for a lot less. when we signed up for this trip there wasn't hardly any company doing it. now there ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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Terrykramer

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointing Cruise

This was our first Hurtigruten cruise (from Svoelvar to Bergen) after having taken seven other cruises globally on other cruise lines. This was a very disappointing cruise. We appreciated the newer ship and some ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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SusanJB

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

So boring, I had wanted to jump ship by day two.

I am a 64-year-old, single female traveller. By day two of this cruise, I was so bored and disillusioned, I wanted to jump ship. I was quite prepared to forfeit the $9K I had paid for the cruise just to put an end ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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flowersd07

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Great cruise, horrible staff

This cruise was one of the worst experiences of my life. I never felt so un-welcomed and isolated in my life. The cruise itself was great. The scenery was awesome. The relaxing atmosphere was wonderful. The other ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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Fluffer111

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Should have cancelled and listened to poor reviews

While the ship was great, the excursions and tours were a great disappointment. I had been on the river cruise and Viking had that down. I told everyone I could how great it was. I had read poor reviews and ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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Rahere

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Hurtigruten Horror

Truly the MOST money grubbing and mercenary organisation I have ever encountered. Combine this with an appalling military attitude to PAYING clients-customers and you have Hurtigruten. At dinner last night we were ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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vaugen

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Never Again; Very Low Class, Not Elegant

Short version embarkation poor low secirity not staffed had to find our way staff not professional do not attempt to assist. Rude disposition food low quality servers not attentive to guests striped suits ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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