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Hurtigruten Rip-Off

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My wife and I just returned to California following a "Dream Trip" to Norway via Hurtigruten. We took the 6 Day northbound cruise from Bergen to Kirkenes. Three meals per day were included in the cost, which was substantial. On our first day we discovered that drinking water was not included in the cost of Lunch or Dinner. Not even their excellent tap water. In the restaurant there was a tap water dispenser which was available during breakfast but it was locked off during both Lunch and Dinner. If you wanted water during Lunch or Dinner you had to purchase bottled water at 25 Kroner (About $5 US). When I complained to the Cruise Director and later directly to the Captain their only response was "You can get drinking water from the tap in your cabin.) No explanation why the tap water dispenser was available at breakfast in the same restaurant, but tap water was not available at other meals.
Strangely, Hurtigruten sells itself as being "Environmentally Responsible" but they ad to global warming by only providing bottled water at 2 meals per day. Few things are less responsible than bottled water when good clean tap water is plentiful.
I can only assume that someone in high places at Hurtigruten is getting "Kick Backs" from the bottled water supplier.

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