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Europe - British Isles & Western Cruise Reviews

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Public areas don’t have enough seats, generally overpriced

Review for Polarlys to Europe - British Isles & Western

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fredehorn

First Time Cruiser

Age 30s

Even in times of corona, where the ship is maximum 60% full, the seats in the public areas are not enough. I would not want to travel on this or similar ships when 100% of its capacity can be used. Looking at the Norwegian coastline surely is beautiful but it’s also more or less the only thing you can do on board so it’s very disappointing if you can’t enjoy it properly because of not enough ...
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Sail Date: July 2020


Expensive ferry boat, not a cruise

Review for Midnatsol to Europe - British Isles & Western

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catkim2020

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

I don’t think I’ll ever do the Hurtigruten again. First it was very expensive, over 5000 kr per person for a 36 hour trip from Bergen to Trondheim going through Geiranger. We ordered the Arctic Superior room which was twice as expensive as a standard room, but it just had a round port window. It was no better than standard rooms on a normal cruise ship. The Hurtigruten shouldn’t be thought of ...
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Sail Date: July 2020

Traveled with children


Great Norwegian scenery

Review for Trollfjord to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Botaniker

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We have always wanted to experience going with Hurtigruten along the Norwegian coast, and the scenery was amazing. We started in the beautiful town of Bergen and went all the way to Kirkenes. Embarkation and disembarkation were both very easy and well-organized, although there were some slight confusion about when and where to put the suitcases before disambarkation. The staff were all very ...
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Sail Date: July 2020


Extremely poor quality with overwork crew..

Review for Magellan to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Muchtravelled

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We were going on our Golden Wedding cruise with two !o g standing friends over Christmas for the first time. A cruise which had been looking to for many months which was ruined by poor service from the start. Destinations changed and replaced by ports and cut short timings in port on a number of occasions with little consideration for passengers. One old couple never even got off the boat having ...
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Sail Date: March 2020


Badly let down

Review for Vasco da Gama to Europe - British Isles & Western

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oldie2go2

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

Price and itinery lead to this cruise. It was a mistake. Too many surly bar staff who were unable to smile. Same for reception staff who were actually rude at times. The attitude on the ship was "you will do what we say and if you don't like it, too bad" It was a case of, "We will ask the questions". Open hostility at times. Senior crew were inexperienced and kept telling us that they had to get ...
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Sail Date: March 2020


Expensive,understaffed,Tour group focused,and crowded. Avoid if not a tour group

Review for Trollfjord to Europe - British Isles & Western

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scalaj

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

I recently did the voyage north on this Hurtigruten ship. It was my 7th cruise with Hurtigruten. Whilst the Norwegian coastline scenery was beautiful I found the ship to be very crowded with a number of special interest tour groups. It appears that Hurtigruten are now focusing on this sector of the market and unfortunately, at least on this cruise it came at the expense of individual travellers. ...
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Sail Date: March 2020


Wishlist fulfilled

Review for Fridtjof Nansen to Europe - British Isles & Western

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BizzyBea17

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

I had, for a long time, a desire to cruise with Hurtigruten and when they offered showcase cruises from UK I booked the first one sailing from Tilbury. The onboard experience surpassed what I had imagined. Embarking was uncomplicated and fairly speedy, considering everyone had to be tested for the Covid 19 virus before boarding the ship. I favoured the idea of checking in on the allocated ...
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Sail Date: March 2020


Nice Cruise - spoilt by chaotic disembarkment

Review for Magellan to Europe - British Isles & Western

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GOMCP

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Ship felt a bit “old & tired" – the stairs were steep between decks. Tables not equipped for rolling – we experienced severe weather conditions where items just skidded off tables – lips on the edges of tables would help or some friction covering on the tables? You can purchase WiFi – but this was relatively expensive and only really worked in (or near) the Reception area. Food / ...
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Sail Date: March 2020


Value for Money

Review for Magellan to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Holidays70

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

So many negative comments about this ship which I thought unfair. When you book you know it's an old ship and that it's rated 3 star. We've just returned and had a great time. Because of the seriousness of the virus it was obvious to us that extra measures were being taken to keep passengers safe. This was enforced at Tilbury with a thermal camera being used to screen passengers before they ...
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Sail Date: March 2020


Poor ship, but a great itinerary cut short

Review for Magellan to Europe - British Isles & Western

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capmat

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

We chose this cruise for Iceland, and the Scottish islands. Overall, the itinerary was great, and from this perspective we loved the cruise. The weather was definitely against us, though, and some extremely rough days at sea meant we didn't leave the cabin much - not necessarily a bad thing in light of virus concerns. However, there are many reasons we wouldn't sail on this ship again and the ...
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Sail Date: March 2020


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