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 experience, which is what I wanted. From start to finish it was an awesome voyage.
It began with a one-night stay in Buenos Aires in a very well and centrally located hotel. Then the next morning we flew to Ushuaia - known as the southernmost city in the world. The transfers from the hotel to the airport were smooth and in Ushuaia we were given an included free tour and then had free time before we boarded the ship, which I really enjoyed/appreciated.
Midnatsol was much smarter than the ship I sailed on in Norway. Although Midnatsol is an expedition ship, it has an atrium with an elevator like the bigger liners - the Hurtigruten ship I sailed on in Norway wasn't comparable. My cabin was fine - it was a polar outside for two people. It was perfectly comfortable/functional - it is NOT posh -
This is a twin cabin. It's more functional than stylish. It takes two people, but the beds aren't adjacent - they are at right angles - with one bed being a convertible sofa.
However, it's an expedition cruise and it really didn't matter - not much time is spent in the cabin anyway as you want to be out on deck or in the lounges etc taking in the view.
It had a nice window with great views - a kettle and tea/coffee - and a bathrobe too. The mattress was fine too - no grumbles and I have a bad back and can tell a bad mattress!
This cabin is towards the end of deck 7, however, and if you suffer from sea sickness then you might prefer to choose a mid-ship cabin.
The hairdryer is weak so bring your own. The toiletries, however, are lovely - big dispensers of soap by the sink (Pure Arctic liquid soap) and conditioner/shampoo in the shower. The shower was good and the water didn't spill onto the floor of the bathroom which was good too.
I LOVED the heated floor in the bathroom too.
There was cabin service in the morning and then optional turn-down service at night time.
There's plenty of cupboard space too - you can check it all out on my cabin review video here to get a better idea: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxGX9sfEuZw