Our main purpose was to see the Northern lights. Unknown to me it was on the octogenarian's bucket list so we had half a boat of old people. We had a cabin which was great and comfy and overall the whole ship is maintained well. At the buffet if you didn't get in before the stampede you missed the popular dishes. They have a free coffee service if you buy a mug so that's what we did. It tasted like hot dishwater. Luckily I took sachets of cappuchino etc so that worked really well. We did see the Northern Lights so I am very pleased about ticking that box.
Quite a few of the outings were designed with elderly in mind so no great thrills there. My children did not accompany me but worked out well as they would've been bored out of their minds since there are no activities for children on board.
I know Hurtigruten claims it is a working ship not an entertainment ship - but I feel they are charging entertainment ship prices so up the entertainment A LOT!