Before you decide to sail with Hurtigruten, I just want to highlight their NON-REFUNDABLE deposit policy.
Once you make a reservation with Hurtigruten, your deposit is not refunded, unlike the policies of all US carriers I'm familiar with. Most companies have a sliding scale chart for deposit returns, and as the sail date approaches, you receive less of your refund.
I think that's fair, and I consider a non-refundable deposit confiscatory. I'm just making other people aware of their policy.
As a remedy, some people have suggested that it's "buyer beware" and that people should read the fine print of the contract. Some have suggested that you purchase travel insurance, even though that's an expensive remedy to a flawed policy. Finally, you can decide whether to book a Hurtigruten cruise. I will not.