Why choose HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

Hurtigruten is one of the world’s greenest cruise lines and has impressive environmental credentials, particularly when it comes to MS Roald Amundsen - the world’s first hybrid-powered ship and features a dynamic positioning system that prevents marine life from being disturbed. There is also no single-use plastic on board.

A hand-picked team of specialists and modern-day explorers make up Hurtigruten’s onboard Expedition Team, who are on-hand to educate and inform guests about the areas they’re journeying to throughout their voyage.

Expedition suites are the most luxurious cabins on the ship. Situated on the upper deck of the ship, the cabins feature double beds, seating areas with TV, and bathrooms with shower/WC. Some suites have more facilities than others.

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Score
Cruise Overall
4.8
Ship Overall
4.5
Dining
4.6
Service Onboard
4.9
Accommodation
4.4
Public Rooms
4.6
Boarding & Disembarking
4.6
Excursions
4.4
Value for Money
4.2
Customer Reviews
Richard wrote a review in Mar, 2022
Steven wrote a review in Mar, 2022
Excellent cruise, expertly handled by the crew & Expidition team. All delivered in challenging covid times. Emphasis at all times was to keep passengers safe & preserve the environment. Brilliant c...
Sylvia wrote a review in May, 2022
An exciting and comprehensive itinerary - giving a chance to discover lots of amazing places in England, Scotland, N and S Ireland. Best suited to more active people as tenders needed to reach many o...
JOHN wrote a review in May, 2022

Cruising with Hurtigruten

Cabins on Hurtigruten Expeditions ships range from inside cabins to suites. Polar inside cabins are found on all decks. These cabins all include bathrooms with shower/WC. They also have separate beds, one of which doubles as a sofa. Others are equipped with a double bed or upper and lower berths. None of these cabins have windows.

There are also Polar Outside cabins, which are situated mostly on the middle or lower decks. Above this are Arctic superior cabins, equipped with tea and coffee-making facilities. All cabins have individual specifications. Expedition Suites provide the full experience, but you'll want to book these ones quickly to avoid disappointment.

Ships include: Otto Sverdrup, Fram, Fridtjof Nansen, Maud, Nordstjernen, Roald Amundsen, Spitsbergen, Trollfjord and Santa Cruz II.

HX Hurtigruten Expeditions Ships
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71.8ft
530 guests
140ft
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335 guests
100.54ft
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318 guests
114ft
149 guests
87ft
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138.5ft
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822 guests
135.75ft
25 nights onboard MS Fridtjof Nansen
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10 nights onboard MS Fram
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Who should cruise

Hurtigruten generally attracts intrepid travellers, with cruises appealing to those who value life experiences and personal growth over excessive luxury.

With lots of walking and hiking required on active shore excursions, passengers need to be fit and able-bodied and so typically are aged in the 50s and slightly above. Not to say that younger travellers aren't encouraged. If you are up for a more active cruise holiday, then everyone is assured of a warm welcome

Depending on where you’re sailing, Hurtigruten voyages typically draw North American, Norwegian and German passengers. You'll find people from all walks of life onboard, with a shared passion for the environment and wildlife of all forms.

Destinations

Hurtigruten generally attracts intrepid travellers, with cruises appealing to those who value life experiences and personal growth over excessive luxury.

With lots of walking and hiking required on active shore excursions, passengers need to be fit and able-bodied and so typically are aged in the 50s and slightly above. Not to say that younger travellers aren't encouraged. If you are up for a more active cruise holiday, then everyone is assured of a warm welcome

Depending on where you’re sailing, Hurtigruten voyages typically draw North American, Norwegian and German passengers. You'll find people from all walks of life onboard, with a shared passion for the environment and wildlife of all forms.

Dining

Aune is the main dining area on board. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served here and are included in the cruise package. Set dinners vary with a choice of meat, fish, or plant-based dishes. All tastes are catered for, and nobody will go hungry.

Lindstrøm is the à la carte restaurant serving fine gourmet cuisine. It's not to be missed! The restaurant serves exquisite lunches and dinners every day, with chefs rotating an eight-day set menu throughout your voyage. We can assure you that withdrawal symptoms will emerge once you return home.

Hurtigruten uses certified suppliers that grow their products sustainably, making for one of the 'greenest' cruise dining experiences available.

Inclusions

Hurtigruten offers passengers the choice of three travel packages, Basic, Select and Platinum.

Basic

The cheapest option, the Basic package offers accommodation and full board, with dining allocated once on board.

Select

Select includes full board, a choice of dining time, your cabin number, the chance to book an Expedition Suite, complimentary wi-fi and complimentary tea and regular coffee.

Platinum

Full board is included, with a la carte dining whenever you want, alcoholic drinks with dinner, two exclusive shore excursions on 11- and 12-day voyages (one excursion for 6- and 7-day voyages), airport transfers to and from the ship are included in Bergen, Trondheim and Kirkenes. Daily turndown service and a welcome basket on embarkation day.