Author: Rosemary Hope
Just returned from an 11 night "cruise" on MS Trollfjord sailing from Bergen up to Kirkenes and back down again. It is a working ship so don't expect all the glitz and glamour you get on other cruise ships. Suited us fine! This is the second time we have done this trip and loved it so much the first time, decided to repeat it. We flew from Gatwick to Bergen and transferred by bus to the ship and vice versa. We were in a Mini Suite (736) which gave us a bit more room than the standard cabins. Iglu had given us each £150 on board credit. When checking this at reception and not sure what to spend it on, as don't drink, we were asked if we would like an upgrade to a full Suite (822). We used our credit plus extra cash and upgraded from Kirkenes back down to Bergen. What luxury and well worth the extra we paid. A full bathroom ie bath, basin, walk in shower and loo, a clothes closet; king size bed with two separate duvets; sitting area with sofa and 2 chairs and coffee table; TV; fridge; kettle etc and masses of cupboard space. Our view outside was ceiling to floor bay windows. Fresh fruit on arrival and a bottle of fizz! Given complementary dressing gowns, fleece rugs, slippers, toiletries, binoculars etc, all to take home. The ship itself is very comfortable and the food, very very yummy! The staff were all very friendly and always wiling to help. We called in and out of 34 ports. Some we were only in for 15 minutes, others for 3 to 4 hours. Plenty choice of excursions though i thought they were rather expensive. Would love to repeat the trip again but not quite so early in the year as daylight was very limited. Perhaps we will go in the summer next time. Thoroughly recommend Hurtigruten to everyone.