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65 Hurtigruten Fram Cruise Reviews


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srl49ers

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Hurtigruten Ultimate Antarctica Expedition with South Georgia and the Falklands

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Antarctica/South Georgia was number one on my travel wish list (having recently checked off #'s 2 and 3... gorilla trekking and Papua New Guinea). I had been looking for more than a decade for an Antarctica cruise ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Jeremy_Retford

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

A life changing experience on an excellent ship

I have used Hurtigruten once before about 10 years ago (classic passage North) and enjoyed it. I chose this trip on the Fram based on that experience, reputation and price - but primarily the itinerary, which gave ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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Frosty60

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Amazing access to unique places in Antarctic region

Visits to wildlife in Falklands, South Georgia, South Orkneys, South Shetlands and Antarctic Peninsula. Also history of these places. Tremendous experiences of penguins, seals, whales, birds and some flora. ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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RDBD

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First Class Antarctic Voyage

Booked on our own flights to and from UK and three days prior to and after the cruise package in Buenos Aries. Time to explore a city we had not visited previously. The cruise package started and finished with ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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roaming_kiwi58

5 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Fantastic wildlife & scenery

We are a well travelled New Zealand couple in our 60s. We did the HAL “sail by” to Antarctica over Christmas 2015 and were wowed by the scenery & wildlife, so decided to do an expedition cruise to see it closer ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Barry Clarke

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Against travelling with Hurtigruten

To participate in Hurtigruten's "Ultimate Voyage - Through the Northwest Passage - in the Wake of the Great Explorers" aboard the MS Fram. AGAINST TRAVELLING WITH HURTIGRUTEN For over 100 years, Hurtigruten ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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TropicalSails

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Major Improvements Needed

We booked the MS Fram out of New York to Halifax, NS. The ship itself is beautiful with sleek Euro styling, glass, and mirrors everywhere. Nice lounges, great sauna, lots of deck space and so forth. A nice ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Fatgerbil

1 Review Written

22 Helpful Votes

All confidence lost and will never travel with Hurtigruten again

We made a booking in November 2016 to travel through the North West Passage with Hurtigruten because of our interest in the history associated with this remote area. We had travelled with Hurtigruten before; doing ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Afaj27

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Not The North West Passage

What was supposed to be a trip of a lifetime booked 2 years in advance for a special occasion turned into a total disappointment and a waste of money. The purpose of the trip was to travel in the footsteps of ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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jonikal

2 Reviews Written

36 Helpful Votes

Blocked by Ice

This was supposed to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience; sailing east-bound through the Northwest Passage to Kangerlussuaq in Greenland. Unfortunately, instead, it turned out to be a huge disappointment as ice ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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explorergirl25

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

The good, the bad and the ugly

We've travelled several times before on Fran and have always loved the ship, but we're less enamoured this time. First, the good. The crew are amazing. They work so hard and are so professional. Many do more than ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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rnjuliescott

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Customer service is non existent

We paid a deposit at the time of booking. When it came time to pay the remainder, I hadn't heard anything from Hurtigruten. I contacted them to ask for an invoice saying how much we owed. They sent it but failed to ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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CruiseCatV

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Overpriced & Under-delivered

First let me say it should tell you something that I'm posting this 3 years later. That's how disappointing this cruise was. Second, Antarctica is incredible, this cruise line does get you there, and it's worth ...
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Sail Date February 2015


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patrickmichiel@icloud.com

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great experience with efficient organized people

The Fram is a modern small ship with stabilizers.. Norwegian cruise line with experience in ice. The crew and excursion guides were excellent. South Georgia is a spectacular place and we were there for two nights ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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sashaa0@hotmail.co.uk

2 Reviews Written

54 Helpful Votes

Horrible Customer Services following a Cancellation

We actually didn't sail on that date as we didn't sail at all and I wanted to share my experience of the customer service you should expect when your cruise gets cancelled by Hurtigruten. My mother was informed ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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Holy Innocent

2 Reviews Written

40 Helpful Votes

The Fram is well suited as an expedition vessel to visit Gorgeous Greenland

The main reason for taking this cruise was to see exotic Greenland and Iceland at the same time. This cruise only offered 1 stop in Iceland after leaving Reykjavik but I spent a full week in Iceland on my own using ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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cheng_PVE

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

Arctic expedition on FRAM: Good (unusual) itinerary and very decent ship experience

We took an "Arctic Islands Expedition" trip on FRAM, sailing from Tromso, Norway on May 13, 2016 and finished at Reykyavik, Iceland on May 22nd. In between we had three Zodiac landings (Bear Island, Hornsund, and ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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LorienQuin

1 Review Written

23 Helpful Votes

Absolutely awesome. Best trip of my life.

The company is wonderfully skilled at the cruise thing. The exploration team was varied in expertise and covered every aspect of animal, mineral and social knowledge. They put safety first and we always felt in good ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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sylvia@quesch.co.za

1 Review Written

34 Helpful Votes

Ms Fram took us to another planet

Firstly, I am not a travel writer or Author, I write as it comes to my head and this is my honest opinion. This was our first time cruising on Hurtigrutens Ms Fram. After reading all the reviews we were ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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ZetaShek

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

First Encounter with Fram of Hurtigruten

We, three ladies, booked the cruise with Hurtigruten through our agent in Hong Kong. So, the cost covers one night in Buenos Aires (BA) and the 14 days trip. Before the trip, I read enough review about the ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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Woofbite

2 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Smaller ships are better.

Buenos Aires to The Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica. Long distances between landings makes for a very expensive cruise for not much time on shore. The cruise part was sub-par for food and service compared ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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little01

1 Review Written

36 Helpful Votes

Robbery on the High Seas

We have done some pretty special cruises including Inside Passage, Panama Canal, Mexican Riviera and Tahitian Islands. My wife particularly wanted to see some Polar Bears. We told the Hurtigruten cruise consultant ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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Dixterisacat

1 Review Written

24 Helpful Votes

Has Hurtigruten changed?

Hurtigruten’s North East Greenland National Park Expedition. 10th to 24th September 2015. This voyage on the Fram to the North East Greenland National Park was so seriously flawed that we will not be ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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glaslynsailor

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

A Great Disappontment.

“We had been looking forward to our third Explorer Voyage, to Iceland, North East Greenland and Spitzbergen National Park for some time but, unfortunately, this last voyage was such a massive disappointment that, ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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glaslynsailor

2 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

If Only It Had All Been As Good As The Wildlife

Notes on Hurtigruten National Park Expedition, 10 September to 24 September 2015 We had been looking forward to our third Explorer Voyage, to Iceland, North East Greenland and Spitzbergen National Park for some ...
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Sail Date September 2015


Fram Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins3.03.8
Dining3.03.5
Entertainment2.02.8
Public Rooms3.04.1
Fitness Recreation2.03.3
Family1.0N/A
Enrichment4.03.6
Service4.04.1
Value For Money4.03.4
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