10 Best Cruise Lines for "Noncruisers"
Courtesy of Hurtigruten
Cargo ship, anyone? No, you won't be stuck in the hold with a bunch of packages. In fact, passengers stay in comfortable cabins, and the substantial meals include a sit-down Scandinavian dinner each night. And Hurtigruten has a dozen ships that navigate the scenic fjords of Norway, delivering cargo to 34 ports and taking you through natural beauty, small cities, and the North Cape (the northernmost point in Europe).
Tip: Buy the land excursions to see more of the ports and the Norwegian countryside (you get off at one port and meet up with the ship at another).
Details: You can book the entire 12-day circuit or a six-day half-circuit. Six-day voyages from $1,499 per person.