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Forum: Hurtigruten
Posted By digitl
Wi-fi on Fram is more than adequate and we found...
Wi-fi on Fram is more than adequate and we found it to be best from the seated area on deck 4, though don't expect to be indulging in any streaming! Web and email are fine.

Internet, though, is...
Do try, if at all possible, to book an expedition...
Do try, if at all possible, to book an expedition cruise on a small ship and walk on snow amongst the penguins. A completely different experience for probably less additional cost than you might...
There's always something to see whether on the...
There's always something to see whether on the ship or ashore. And 24/7! With that in mind, sleep and meals are something of an inconvenience.

In terms of which lens to take, take the longest you...
Having done the trip in both directions, we would...
Having done the trip in both directions, we would choose northbound if we were to go again. The long stays in ports northbound are in the ports that you might want to spend more time in.

Whichever...
Forum: Hurtigruten
Posted By digitl
No 'butlers' on Hurtigruten and no need to tip on...
No 'butlers' on Hurtigruten and no need to tip on the coastal ships unless the service has been absolutely extraordinary. If someone is simply doing what is expected of them then they have already...
Antarctica? Dressing for dinner? Oxymoron!
Antarctica? Dressing for dinner? Oxymoron!
We have stayed in Tryp Hotel (twice), Duque Hotel...
We have stayed in Tryp Hotel (twice), Duque Hotel Boutique and Spa, and Howard Johnson Hotel Boutique Recoleta. They are all good and in different areas. We would never stay in the Emperador unless...
I suspect it's yet another example of...
I suspect it's yet another example of 'form-over-function'. The designer thinks it looks smart, but it doesn't really work for the consumer.
That's the kind of indelicate question I,...
That's the kind of indelicate question I, personally, would never ask them.
On Fram! These, in my opinion, are simply...
On Fram!

These, in my opinion, are simply too big for an 'intimate' polar trip bearing in mind that only 100 are allowed to be on land at any one time. In some locations, even fewer. And 50% with...
It's Norway so prices are fairly high, though not...
It's Norway so prices are fairly high, though not outrageously so. I usually look at it as a proportion of what the trip costs and go ahead and order a bottle! It doesn't have to be consumed in one...
I'm not a fan of filters: why put glass that may...
I'm not a fan of filters: why put glass that may be lower quality than your lens in font of it? However, out of the three you have, I would use (and have used) the the polarising filter to get the...
It will be near impossible to not hugely enjoy...
It will be near impossible to not hugely enjoy your trip. Fram, her crew and the expedition team are superb. As is your destination!!
Their charges are just silly and I'm determined...
Their charges are just silly and I'm determined to avoid using them. £36 per person for making the application plus £12.50 for posting passports back to us. I could (almost) pay for return fares to...
Agreed, though I have seen the crew on...
Agreed, though I have seen the crew on Hurtigruten's Fram take a lady in a wheelchair ashore in Antarctica.
Many thanks for the response: appreciated. ...
Many thanks for the response: appreciated.

I, too, am baffled! I've spent an age on the phone but the visa section don't answer and my email to them of a week ago appears to have fallen into a...
Apologies for cross posting. Fletcher, I...
Apologies for cross posting.


Fletcher, I would be very grateful if you could have a look at post #14 at https://boards.cruisecritic.co.uk/showthread.php?p=53782255#post53782255

Thanks.
Can I gently suggest that anyone considering a...
Can I gently suggest that anyone considering a cruise ship visit to Antarctica researches the expedition ship options?

Generally a much better chance of getting there (and longer there when you...
We did Buenos Aires, the Falklands, South...
We did Buenos Aires, the Falklands, South Georgia, Antarctica and Iguazu Falls on one of our trips with a laptop, three DSLR bodies and a bunch of lenses, long and short, and still made the weight...
Hi. I would really appreciate it if you...
Hi.

I would really appreciate it if you could offer advice on getting the visa by post.

Post #14 in this thread explains my lack of understanding!
The visa page on the Mozambique High Commission's...
The visa page on the Mozambique High Commission's Consular page (www.mozambiquehighcommission.org.uk/… (http://www.mozambiquehighcommission.org.uk/?id_w=3&id_w1=16)) is less than clear on what is...
It is very yellow but I have worn it on a few...
It is very yellow but I have worn it on a few occasions since we returned.

The odd thing is that Hurtigruten spent thousands on Fram in repainting the superstructure with its polar destinations...
Bodo was far from one of our favourite ports....
Bodo was far from one of our favourite ports. There was little to see there and we were drenched to the skin in a sudden rainstorm as we returned to the ship!
We have done Bergen to Tromso (with an additional...
We have done Bergen to Tromso (with an additional night in Tromso to allow for dog sledding) in February, and Tromso - Kirkeness - Bergen in October.

In terms of northbound or southbound, we...
We'll be in Australia this time next year and...
We'll be in Australia this time next year and will most likely be visiting Kangaroo Island. We have used our Fram jackets on quite a few trips away from our polar trips but never imagined that they...