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Hurtigruten Kong Harald Cruise Reviews

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Fantastic experience
"We would not have chosen to cruise Norway in the winter but we were travelling with friends who had done this cruise before and were anxious to do it again. The experience was amazing. You would be disappointed if..."Read More
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Review for Kong Harald to Europe - British Isles & Western

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dsearson

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Cruise to see Northern Lights and Norwegian coastline This was a Christmas present for my wife who had to cancel due to her sisters bereavement 2 weeks prior to departure. Hurtigruten were most unsympathetic and inflexible, they would not refund the cost, or change names on tickets to allow use by someone else, or defer the dates. In the end to avoid losing all the money I travelled ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


Fantastic experience

Review for Kong Harald to Norwegian Fjords

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ruin4it

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We would not have chosen to cruise Norway in the winter but we were travelling with friends who had done this cruise before and were anxious to do it again. The experience was amazing. You would be disappointed if you were expecting the glitz and glamour of a cruise ship. This is very much a working vessel designed to take and pick up passengers and goods along the Norwegian coast. There is very ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


A magical winter cruise

Review for Kong Harald to Europe - British Isles & Western

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PQNeon

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We wanted to do the Classic Northern Lights cruise - no dressing up for dinner or Captain's table rubbish for us! This was perfect - we took a few excursions - a local brewery, the Russian border, and a vintage tramride - but otherwise we were mooching around little Norweigan ports with all their Xmas lights, chatting to people, and sleeping during the day when it got dark. We had a fab time and ...
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Sail Date: December 2019


Disappointing and expensive

Review for Kong Harald to Europe - British Isles & Western

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HapaHolo

10+ Cruises

Age 110s

We booked this cruise to travel with friends who had never been to Norway. The first thing to be very aware of is that once you book, there are no cancellations allowed without losing your large deposit. No exceptions, even if it’s more than a year in advance. Also, before you book - be aware that the ship only stops once a day in a port long enough to actually get off the ship. And then it ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


Enjoyable but weather didn't help

Review for Kong Harald to Norwegian Fjords

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Scunnyboy

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

We chose a 12 day cruise that took us from Bergen up to the Russian border and back. Bad weather intervened on the return journey so we were stuck on board for most of the time and there's not much to do other than read, gaze out at snowy mountains, doze and eat. We would choose a shorter trip next time and fly back from Kirkenes. Snowmobiling at Kirkenes was brilliant helped by glorious ...
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Sail Date: March 2019


Not a cruise, more an excursion with benefits

Review for Kong Harald to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Stoichometric

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We wanted to celebrate my 70th birthday, to put behind us a challenging year, and to learn about a country and locality that we wouldn't normally see. The first thing to say is that if you like cruising with all the associated comforts and amenities of cruising, don't choose the Hurtigruten Atlantic Fiords trip. The business of Hurtigruten is to supply all of the large and small coastal ...
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Sail Date: March 2019


A living dream

Review for Kong Harald to Europe - British Isles & Western

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Dunsmoke

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

My husband and I went to Iceland years ago but didn't see the lights so decided to take this cruise. Having seen some negative comments we were somewhat concerned but our travel agent convinced us that the company was good. The whole trip was outstanding. Yes we saw the lights which I had been wanting to see since I was 10 and said I would die happy if I did see them BUT everything went like ...
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Sail Date: February 2019


Pleasant surprise after some bad reviews

Review for Kong Harald to Norwegian Fjords

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Sarica

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Food were excellent for all meals. Wr expected only seafood, but there were delicious lamb, beef pork and turkey to select from. Fruit juices in the morning with coffe were all included in breakfast. The different types of dishes acailable allows for any person. We were upgrade from an inside cabin to a cabin with two port windows, probably to the few passengers at the time. The Cabin is ...
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Sail Date: November 2018


Norwegian Bergen - Bergen 12 day coastal cruise well worth the investment!

Review for Kong Harald to Norwegian Fjords

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Julesbabe48

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

This cruise was booked as part of a 40 day holiday from Australia. My husband and I had initially booked the MS Spitsbergen wanting to experience a smaller expedition ship, however, we received an email whilst in Iceland that the cruise had been cancelled and what could have been a potential travel nightmare turned into a blessing in disguise! The 24hr Hurtigruten emergency hotline was able to get ...
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Sail Date: October 2018


Excellent All Around

Review for Kong Harald to Norwegian Fjords

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CLAARKY

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

How nice to have the whole trip so relaxing, including not having to take a dinner jacket. Loved the whole ambiance. Our ship had been recently refurbished so was quite modern and clean. The cabin was just fine, except didn't like being on level 5 with the walk way going past us - people can't resist looking in!! The food was excellent & staff were great and very friendly. The excersion ...
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Sail Date: August 2018


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