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Hurtigruten Cruise Reviews
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Mission Accomplished; Serious Reservations about Hurtigruten
"Just returned from a six-night trip from Bergen to Kirkenes. While we did sail on the MS Polarlys I think my comments are germane to all of Hurtigruten's ships. The main purpose of our trip was to see the Northern..."Read More
canuckinbklyn avatar


10+ Cruises

Age 70s


1-10 of 48 Hurtigruten Cruise Reviews

Public areas don’t have enough seats, generally overpriced

Review for Polarlys to Europe - British Isles & Western

fredehorn avatar


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

Departure Port: Halifax

3 Helpful Votes

Expensive ferry boat, not a cruise

Review for Midnatsol to Europe - British Isles & Western

catkim2020 avatar


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

Departure Port: Halifax

Traveled with children

3 Helpful Votes

A mess from the start

Review for Nordlys to Europe - British Isles & Western

blair003 avatar


10+ Cruises

Age 60s

This was my 3rd Hurtigruten Cruise in 3 years and I loved the Nordkapp and Fram. The Nordlys was a huge disappointment in almost all categories. The cabins are small, but that is expected. Worse yet, my cabin had a terrible sewage smell the first two days and a lingering sewage smell throughout the cruise. The cleaning crew indicated there was an issue. The restaurant staff, except for Pow, was ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Halifax

10 Helpful Votes

Disappointing and expensive

Review for Kong Harald to Europe - British Isles & Western

HapaHolo avatar


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

Departure Port: Halifax

5 Helpful Votes

Neither here nor there

Review for Vesteralen to Norwegian Fjords

ujacob avatar


6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Hurtigruten could be an interestingly different offer to typical cruise ships as they also provide ferry services along the Norwegian coast and you get to see some areas typical cruise ships would not visit. The itinerary is driven by the deliveries made at 34 ports during day and night - unfortunately that does not always cater well for cruising passengers. Some stops are much too short to ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Departure Port: Halifax

2 Helpful Votes

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