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Hurtigruten Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

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378

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120 Hurtigruten Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


catkim2020 avatar

catkim2020

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Expensive ferry boat, not a cruise

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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 ...
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Sail Date July 2020


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sydney family

1 Review Written

Exceeded Expectations

We wanted to maximize the opportunities to see the Northern Lights and we were not disappointed. On the snow mobile excursion at Mehamn, the northern most location on the journey, the display was outstanding. On ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Thetiggers1161

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful adventure!

The whole experience from beginning to end was superb. We had been with Hurtigruten up the coast of Norway and so enjoyed it we wanted to do a longer cruise. Antarctica was our choice. We booked a suite and ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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WanderingWayfarer

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Dream Fulfilled - A Visit to the Frozen Continent

We sailed on the MS Midnatsol on Hurtigruten’s 13-day “Antarctica-Highlights of the Frozen Continent” expedition. It was the experience of a lifetime! Antarctica is an amazing, unique, and beautiful place. We ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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freedream

3 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Great Antarctica Expedition on Midnatsol

We just got back from the 2019 “Christmas in the Antarctic with Penguins” on Hurtigruten’s Midnatsol. This is a review meant mostly to give upcoming travelers some tips you may not get elsewhere, but I’ll ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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naviator

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

BEWARE Hurtigruten- If Antarctics is your goal, don't get taken in by their lies

Bottom line up front: Avoid Hurtigruten Cruises (and any of their ships including the Midnatsol) if your aim is to go on a "once in a lifetime" type journey. You will probably be disappointed. We traveled on ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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big43rdkid

7 Reviews Written

73 Helpful Votes

Amazing trip

We chose this trip to Antartica as it gave us the experience of landing on the continent itself. We have been to Antartica three times before in cruise ships which were good but this time we wanted something ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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biased

1 Review Written

Amazing! Unique! Exceeded all expectations.

The price was right and I knew Hurtigruten by reputation, from the cargo/postal route in Norway. I figured they would 'know their ice'. This cruise went further south than many others I researched (65 degrees south) ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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rosemaryJG

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Discovered my inner Polar explorer on an expedition to the Antartica.

I choose this cruise after seeing an advert in the newspaper offering free flights to Argentina. This is a very expensive holiday, so anything to help with costs was gratefully received! Other passengers also ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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michbowm

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Bergen- Kirkenes- Bergen

We chose this trip as an opportunity to see some Norwegian fjords and to go to North Cape. Starting in Bergen gave the opportunity to arrive by the Oslo Bergen train and leave with a rental car. Embarkation was ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Philste

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First cruise experience

The Southbound cruise from Kirkenes to Bergen was absolutely fantastic! This was our first cruise experience and Hurtigruten ticked all the boxes. We participated in many of the excursions available on the way down ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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elizabethcoatsworth

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Blessed with warm sunny days, fabulous views of the mountains

Service in restaurant: Could be poor. Twice I sat down by a window. The table was empty. I cleared the crumbs as there was no one around. Great views of the scenery and that is why I came on the cruise. I ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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reincarn8

1 Review Written

5 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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CUys

1 Review Written

Hurtigruten is the best way to travel

They focus on nature and making a difference. I don't like cities on water. I don't like nightclubs and casinos. I like focus on nature, stillness, away from the city. Of the beaten track. Hurtigruten offers this. I ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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StephaneMignola

1 Review Written

Incredible experience

Formidable crew and itinary, so beautiful things seen in a week. We appreciated especially the diversity of different harbours visited. The fact of using tender boats in certain harbours was an appreciated ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Dingo D

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Northern lights- excellent expedition team

We went to try and see the northern lights which luckily for us did make an appearance on at least 2 nights of our trip. Embarkation and disembarking work really well especially embarkation. The expedition team on ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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cruiseloverfromlondon

5 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

ANTARCTICA EXPEDITION CRUISE - VOYAGE OF A LIFETIME!

Having already done a Hurtigruten Norway expedition hiking cruise (and loved it) I didn't hesitate to travel with Hurtigruten again when it came to going to Antarctica. I knew they would offer a more authentic ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Karen Wakefield

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Not value for money

Chose this due to fantastic marketing by Hurtigruten but the reality does not live up to the marketing. The Norwegian coast is not how it's portrayed in promotional material and the towns are not quaint fishing ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Whozu

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Unforgettable Antarctica

To visit Antarctica and see penguins in their natural habitat. We saw all this and more... Several species of penguin, whales, seals, various seabirds; majestic landscapes of snow-covered mountains and ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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2ndch

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Great way to see Antarctica

Wanted a smaller and affordable trip to Antarctica. It was important to be able to hike on the islands and mainland continent and to go on zodiac rides to see wildlife and icebergs! We took can from airpory, ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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mcmillan013

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Trip to Antarctica

Great trip to Antartica. Lots of landings, and during travel lots of lectures to fill time. All the staff was super friendly and knowledgeable and went above and beyond to be helpful and make sure everyone's needs ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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catzy66

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Antartica Explorer

Finally I got to meet penguins!! The ultimate cruise experience have to be withHurtigruten to Antarctica. MS Midnatsol is a cozy small ship that really fits in this area. All the staff onboard are very service ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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RayD5146

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Antarctic Cruise

This is a science cruise not a booze or casino cruise. The ship is well equipped for Southern Ocean sailing. Cabins are good and food excellent. The science crew offer landings, lectures and science experiments. ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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bradg60

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Everything we expected...and more

We took the Hurtigruten Nordnorge southbound from Kirkenes to Bergen for six nights from 02/19/2018 to 02/24/2018. Our goal? To see the Northern Lights. First off, the people at Hurtigruten in the U.S. were ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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lisarobertsave

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great cruise

we wanted to see the northern lights unfortunately we didnt get to see them except for a tiny wisp which really didnt live up to expectations , very dissapointed we didnt receive free cruise as the tiny spotting by ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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