Can I afford a cruise?
If you can afford to take a hotel-based vacation, you can afford to take a cruise. Cruises represent perhaps the best value for your vacation dollar.
What do I get for my money?
Your cruise price includes your cabin, all meals, onboard entertainment and lectures and, of course, all transportation between all the ports on your itinerary. Alcoholic beverages and optional shore excursions are not included in the basic price.
Will I feel bored or confined on board?
Never! The scenery is constantly changing, and every port is filled with new and exciting opportunities for exploration.
What can I do on the ship?
Most Hurtigruten ships feature bars and lounges, a sauna, fitness center, library and Internet center. Observation lounges have large panoramic windows with comfortable seating so you can observe the mesmerizing scenery. Some ships also have Jacuzzis and swimming pools.
How long do cruises last?
Hurtigruten offers cruises that range from four to 18 nights.
Is airfare included in my cruise price?
Hurtigruten offers both a cruise-only price and an air price for connecting airfare. In some instances, only the cruise-only fare is available. The prices shown on our site are typically cruise-only, but our cruise counselors will gladly provide an air-inclusive price if requested.
What's a shore excursion?
That's a term that refers to anything you do off the ship, in port. At every stop, you'll have the option of exploring the area on your own or as part of a group with a planned itinerary.
Will I need a passport?
All cruises now require proof of citizenship. Hurtigruten requires a passport on all cruises. Visas may also be required on the more exotic itineraries. Your cruise counselor will advise you on documents you will need depending on your itinerary. For more information, click here.
Is a cruise suitable for families with kids?
Hurtigruten welcomes kids on board; however, it does not offer any babysitting or kids programs. Some ships do offer a play room.
Are cruises suitable for single travelers?
Cruising is very popular with single travelers. The single supplement charged by Hurtigruten varies by sailing. Your cruise counselor can advise you of the supplement at the time of booking.
Are cruises really that popular?
You better believe it! More than 20 million people will cruise in the next year, and cruising routinely earns the highest ratings in customer satisfaction among all vacation categories. Once you try it, you'll be hooked.
What is a Day at Sea?
A Day at Sea is a full day spent sailing between two ports. Some cruises include one or more Days at Sea.