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sondon 05-02-2010 10:02 AM

I would like to book a cruise to Norway, could anyone please advice me as to what company and itinary would be the best as there are many to choose from.

Cruise Fanatic 05-02-2010 10:10 AM

Welcome to Cruise Chat. If you are looking for a Baltic Cruise that stops in Norway then Princess, Celebrity, and Holland America all would be good choices. If you are looking for an experience of just Norway by itself then Hurtigruten would be good.

LisaP 05-02-2010 03:54 PM

Welcome to cruise-chat. Several of the mainstream lines, as well as Hurtigruten, also do an occasional western Norway/North Cape itinerary. We did one of Celebrity in 2007 and it was superb. What is it that interests you about Norway? Do you wish to go all the way to North Cape, or to spend more time in the fjords?

Dave 05-02-2010 04:34 PM

I found a review from a few years ago on our old Sealetter website. It is well written and perhaps still a bit relevant. Read it HERE

Hank 05-02-2010 08:18 PM

We may soon be able to add something valuable to this topic. We are soon leaving on a longer cruise (42 days) which includes cruising up along the Norwegian coast to north of the Artic Circle. Although there are many Baltic cruises that stop in Oslo (we like this city) not many cruises really explore Norway. Several cruise lines such as Holland American (that is the line we are using) and Princess do have 1 or 2 cruises a year that go along the Norwegian Coast and do some of the Fjords. These cruises are all in May and June. There is also the "Mail Boat" which is a coastal ship (yes, it does carry the mail) which offers many more opportunities to see Norway. The mail boat does have cabins and also functions as a cruise ship.


LHT28 05-03-2010 07:58 AM

We are going to the top of Norway this July/Aug with Oceania so will be able to report back

It depends on what you want to see/do in Norway
we are only doing one fjord to Geiranger
we have been to Flam before but they are both spectacular
We went in June when the snow was melting

alexandra cruiser 05-04-2010 11:58 AM

Look at Azamara and SeaDream,,,,they both do Norway thinking of either one next year....both look nice,but SeaDream is luxury line,10 days for 6.000 while Azamara 12 days for 4.000 ,,,,will have to check out differences...going on SeaDream in June....will let you know....

Svein 05-25-2010 11:37 PM

Here's a link to Hurtigruten - the coastal express line from Bergen to Kirkenes and back. In addition to a cruise ship, it is a normal passenger line which gives you an unique glimpse of the daily life along the coast of Norway. The ships are smaller than most cruise ships, but the standard is up to date


LHT28 05-26-2010 10:50 AM


Originally posted by alexandra cruiser:
Look at Azamara and SeaDream,,,,they both do Norway cruises......
Oceania does also... they fit somewhere in between those 2 lines

alexandra cruiser 05-30-2010 07:09 AM

I looked into Hurtigruten ,but a little too "basic" for rooms,food,etc,plus it docks at many ports,but for just a short amount of time...have seen other sites where complaints about eating COD all the time,loud noise from constant stopping and starting,etc...
Oceania sounds like good option, loved last cruise with them,but Norway one seems too 10 or so days...but thanks for info... options....

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