• Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Log In

Hurtigruten Midnatsol Cruise Reviews

Hurtigruten
Midnatsol
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

44

Very Good

12

Average

8

Poor

6

Terrible

5

Cruise type

75 Hurtigruten Midnatsol Cruise Reviews


catkim2020 avatar

catkim2020

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Expensive ferry boat, not a cruise

|

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date July 2020


Thetiggers1161 avatar

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date February 2020


WanderingWayfarer avatar

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 ...
Read More

2 photos

Sail Date November 2019


freedream avatar

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date December 2019


naviator avatar

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date October 2019


big43rdkid avatar

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date December 2019


biased avatar

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) ...
Read More

Sail Date November 2019


rosemaryJG avatar

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date November 2019


Philste avatar

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date August 2019


reincarn8 avatar

reincarn8

1 Review Written

4 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 ...
Read More

Sail Date July 2019


CUys avatar

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date April 2019


StephaneMignola avatar

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date April 2019


cruiseloverfromlondon avatar

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date November 2018


Whozu avatar

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date December 2018


2ndch avatar

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, ...
Read More

Sail Date December 2018


mcmillan013 avatar

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date November 2018


catzy66 avatar

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 ...
Read More

Sail Date November 2018


RayD5146 avatar

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. ...
Read More

Sail Date November 2018


DDuck58 avatar

DDuck58

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fascinating History!

We chose this cruise because of the interesting ports of call and the possible excursion options (and prior experience with Hurtigruten). After our arrival in Lisbon, we did a private half day tour of the city ...
Read More

Sail Date September 2018


eaglewings873 avatar

eaglewings873

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

No frills at top dollar

Came on board to accompany a friend and to see the beautiful landscape of Norway. Get ready for many non smiling passengers. The staff can be found doing multiple job assignments. Your room can be attended to by ...
Read More

Sail Date August 2018


Mcrowl09 avatar

Mcrowl09

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Fabulous crew in all areas.

Road Scholar. The ship and crew were always very accommodating. The food was probably my biggest concern. I’m not a picky eater but found the dinners not very enjoyable. I tried everything to be a good sport. ...
Read More

Sail Date February 2018


Joan Dootson avatar

Joan Dootson

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Excellent destination experience

Have always wanted to experience Antarctica, but hesitated due to the cost. However, when we found Hurtigruten, we decided to go for it. We were able to book an expedition suite cabin for about the same price as a ...
Read More

Sail Date February 2018


Douglas from Arkansas avatar

Douglas from Arkansas

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Best trip ever

We chose the Northern Lights voyage on the Midnatsol becuase we had taken the same trip two years earlier on a much smaller ship, the Vesteralen. We had had such a good time earlier that we decided to do it again. ...
Read More

Sail Date December 2015


Suze on the ocean avatar

Suze on the ocean

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Excellent Antarctic Cruise

I have only positives to report on this wonderful cruise. The ship, itinerary, crew, expedition team, food, and other passengers all exceeded my expectations. If I could turn around and do it again immediately, I ...
Read More

Sail Date December 2017


Dr Martin avatar

Dr Martin

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

A memorable experience spoilt by the Pursers Office

The Antartic region should be on everyone's bucket list. It is an awesome region to visit and the Midnapsol is certainly well equipped to handle the weather and the landings very effectively. The food on board ...
Read More

Sail Date October 2017


Midnatsol Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins3.04
Dining4.04
Entertainment5.03
Public Rooms3.04.5
Fitness Recreation1.03.1
Family2.0N/A
Enrichment2.03.8
Service3.04.3
Never Miss a Deal!
Subscribe and Save
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Find a Cruise

Easily compare prices from multiple sites with one click

Other Hurtigruten Ship Cruise Reviews

  • Nordnorge Cruise Reviews




Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.