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216 Arctic Cruise Reviews


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DannyYoung

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Officers Breached Maritime Safety Law on RIB Trip?

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My partner booked this cruise for me as a last minute Xmas present to sea the Northern Lights, we could have flown but I have a naval background. Black Watch is a lovely ship in good condition for her age. We ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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seaventurer

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Epic 14 day adventure to Norway and the Arctic, chasing the Northern Lights

FRED. OLSEN CRUISES BLACK WATCH - 14 Nights, Norway & The Arctic Ålesund, Trondheim, Tromsø (overnight), Alta (overnight), Kristiansund I am on a mission. After sailing on over 50 ships, 150+ cruises and ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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kappyped

1 Review Written

Polar bears and icebergs

Lovely arctic weather and a helpful expedition staff made this trip to Svalbard, Greenland and Iceland truly exceptional. We were very excited by our two polar bear experiences. We saw a mother bear supervising ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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RobC1116

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Loved our Greenland and Canadian Arctic cruise!

We are experienced travelers (we've done treks in Nepal, independent travel throughout Europe, guided small-group hikes and tours in South America and Africa, and some large and small-ship cruises, including an ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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markham

4 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Uninspiring and flat

The idea was to see a new part of the world which we did. And to learn about the climate, people and history. Firstly, we sorta enjoyed the cruise. It was what it was and we had few expectations about the ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Grizzly56

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Absolutely Awful Experience - Avoid This Company !

Following a run-in with cancer, this voyage was to be the holiday of a lifetime. Consequently I opted for the suite package ; sadly this was to be a very expensive mistake. Check-in. A late change meant guests ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Terycej

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship, great crew, amazing expedition!

Life long dream to go ice breaking in the Arctic and look for polar bears! Hondius did not disappoint! We saw 5 polar bears, Arctic Fox, blue whales and many more amazing animals! The glaciers were amazing. The crew ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Adventurer61

1 Review Written

21 Helpful Votes

This was supposed to be an expedition cruise but it was definitely not.

We chose this cruise because of our previous fantastic experience on board MS Midnatsol in Antarctica. We specifically wanted an expedition cruise. We stayed in suite 841 which was lovely, good size, nice balcony ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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GalaxyM31

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Not ready for Prime Time

The Northwest Passage on the MS Roald Amundsen First Impressions and General Observations The voyage began well. The Air Greenland flight was uneventful and Hurtigruten personnel were ready at Kangerlussuaq ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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lpennacchi

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Very Disappointing

This was our first Silversea cruise and unfortunately it will also be our last. We recently took their 17 day cruise to Greenland, which turned out to be very disappointing. The scenery ws nice at first, but very ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Northern Travel Guru

1 Review Written

25 Helpful Votes

WARNING -Would never sail with such a dishonest and disorganised company again!

When you book a cruise entitled ‘Svalbard, Greenland, Iceland - The Ultimate Fjord and National Park Expedition’, that is what you expect to get and that is where you expect to be taken. Sadly, our first and ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Dad Dad

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Poor communications and poor 'expedition' logistics marred the trip.

Greenland was rightly the desired destination, with the ship sailing from Reykjavik, Iceland. Passengers were inconvenienced at the outset by the fact that Hurtigruten had taken delivery of the ship before necessary ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Davben58

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Russian Arctic and Wrangel Island

This was our 7th adventure cruise with Lindblad and the 4th on the Orion. We chose this trip because it was to a very different part of the world and it was on the Orion which is our favourite Lindblad ship. There ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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PRL1314

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Worst travel experience ever

We chose the cruise to the Arctic because the ship was supposed to be small. I made a mistake and thought it was 128 passengers. It was 128 cabins. In the arctic and antarctic only 100 passengers can be on shore at ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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sssxguy

7 Reviews Written

49 Helpful Votes

Another great cruise but dreadful last day arrangements

Booked this cruise from Reykjavik to Greenland while onboard Silver Cloud’s first Antarctic cruise (reviewed December 2018). It was great to see familiar faces among the crew. In spite of its refurbishment, the ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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KhK_Maintal

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

New but not ready yet.

Overall a good cruise with a new ship where you need to accept that some proccesses dont work. The new ship is great. Our suite on deck 9 was really perfect. The main restaurant has a structure we dont like. ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Violinbow

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

See Iceland from the sea

We were on the Circumnavigation of Iceland, July 23-August 3, 2019 and it was a great way to see Iceland, as promised by the Captain. The ship was very comfortable and functional. Our cabin, 305, only had one ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Andrew and Paul

1 Review Written

23 Helpful Votes

Huge highs but lows too.

We have just returned from what was advertised as a 12 day sailing on Hurtigruten‘s new ship Roald Amundsen and what turned out to be a 10 day trip, to Svalbard, Greenland and Iceland. We are a married couple ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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ochealaaf

2 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

A 4 Star experience for a 3 Star pricing - but disappointing port changes

In the end we got more than we paid for. They slashed the rates because they sold the Prinsendam and replaced her with the bigger Rotterdam at unbelievable rates for this great itinerary covering the north coast of ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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plaeger606

3 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

ICELANDIC LOOP

Having never heard of Ponant, we chose this cruise because it did a circumnavigation of Iceland which is what we wanted. The ship was extremely clean, comfortable, and well laid-out. Embarkation from a small port ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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gogo65

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable

This was our first Silversea cruise, although we have done many cruises on other lines, including an expedition cruise to Antarctica on Ponant. We had originally booked another Ponant cruise, however it was ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Newton1

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Ship and Arctic were wondrous; Hurtigruten has few glitches to work out

The Roald Amundsen is a beautiful ship, and I greatly enjoyed my cruise from Tromso to Longbyearen. That said, there were a few glitches that Hurtigruten needs to focus on. When I checked in, they had no record ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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BRANDYTHINGS

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Nothing short of amazing.......

We managed to book our cruise/expedition at a very good price due to a late booking, our previous cruise with Scenic Eclipse was cancelled at very short notice. Which was disappointing at the time, but Silverseas ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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csg devizes

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Very enjoyable

Chose this cruise because of the itinerary . The fact that it sailed from Liverpool was an added bonus as we have always wanted to visit the city. We were not disappointed with our three night stay before boarding. ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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rdspalm

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A superb Arctic Expedition Cruise

Excellent ship with an expert Expedition Team. We cruised East and West Svalbard. With Zodiac landings or boat trips every day we experienced many fascinating places. Superb landscapes, mountains, glaciers, old ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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