The ship is beautifully appointed and decorated in the Art Deco style that was modern when the first ship with this name was built. Rich colours, bold geometric shapes and lavish ornamentation characteristic of the Art Deco style. She is the only ship with both a swimming pool and Jacuzzi on deck. A defining feature on the MS Finnmarken is her bow; from deck 5 you can actually go all the way to the tip.
Starting 1 April 2018, MS Finnmarken will have her own on-board Expedition Team, and the ship will serve as a university at sea. Interesting lectures inside as well as out on the sun deck of the ship make this an exciting and educational journey. Topics depend on the season and the waters we sail in.
The Expedition Team will host a lecture programme and evening gatherings daily. Out on deck you may participate in live points of interest to learn more about the nature, culture and other phenomena we encounter along the coast. In addition, the Expedition Team will introduce you to the uniquely Norwegian notion of 'friluftsliv´, and encourage you take part in 'friluftsliv´ hikes and activities during the journey.
Hurtigruten ships are working vessels operating a regular service to a set timetable. The ships carry goods, vehicles and passengers between ports, by night and day, as an integral part of Norwegian daily life. The ships are calling at ports around the clock. You may expect some noise and vibration in a few cabins during loading of goods. This varies depending on the location of your cabin and the type of ship. Also, noise affects people differently and what may be a problem for one person may not be a problem for another. Please ask the reservation team for advice on the best cabin location for you.
Hurtigruten are happy to welcome passengers with limited mobility onboard.
Passengers who use a wheelchair must bring their own, standard size, foldable chair. Guest who are able to navigate around the ship unaided in a wheelchair need not to have a travel companion. Those who need assistance may need to be accompanied.
Excursions, however have not been adapted specifically for passengers with walking difficulties. Please talk to the tour leaders when you are onboard who will be able to advise to which excursions are suitable.
Special diets can be catered for if requested in good time (preferably when booking). Passengers on strict diets e.g vegans, may find that there is limited choice.
Onboard dress is informal. Although some passengers choose to change for dinner the dress code is casual rather than formal. The weather in Norway can vary during the course of each voyage or even during the day. To cater for these variations it’s recommended to use the layered dress approach that enables you to adapt to changes in temperature, wind and precipitation conditions easily.
For all voyages it’s advised you to take breathable rain and windproof clothing. A warm hat, gloves, scarf and thermal clothing can be useful, together with thermal underwear, during the winter months. On land where it may be icy, sturdy shoes are important for shore excursions and a walking stick/trekking pole may be useful. You should pack a pair of UV protective sunglasses, even during the winter as the reflections of snow and ice can be harmful to the unprotected eye.
Hurtigruten ASA cannot accept children under the age of 5 to travel with us to Antarctica. There is no age restriction on our other destinations. For safety reasons, children under 12 years of age will be considered on each landing. It is entirely at the Captain’s discretion to allow children on shore landings.
Smoking is not permitted in cabins or public areas. It is allowed on open deck but prohibited at all times when the ships are in port.
Grand Suites consist of one or two rooms, including a seating area, TV, stereo, Internet access, mini-bar, some with bathtub, most also have a private balcony or bay window.
Suites consist of one or two rooms, a seating area, TV, mini-bar, some come with a private balcony.
One room consisting of a Seating area, TV and mini-bar.
With limited view / no view these mini suites consist of a seating area, TV and mini-bar.
A cabin with separate beds, one of which can be turned into a sofa, and a table.
A cabin with separate beds, one of which can be turned into a sofa, (some with upper / lower berths).
With limited / no view, category J cabins contain separate beds, one can be turned into a sofa. Some with upper / lower berths.
With portholes, category L cabins contain separate beds, one can be turned into a sofa. Some with upper / lower berths.
Inside cabins contain separate beds, of which one of the beds can turned into a sofa. Some with upper / lower berths.
The emphasis on board is on relaxation and getting away from the commercial entertainment which is so often a part of conventional cruises. The aim is to get closer to unique environments and share the experience with fellow passengers.
As a part of Hurtigruten’s seasonal product concepts, they offer some interesting onboard activities, demonstrations and presentations during the voyages.The activities which take place both inside the vessels and outside on deck, have relevance to the season you are sailing in. It is up to the guest to join and the activities will be announced in the day to day programmes or announced on board.
A lounge with plenty of seating and tables, enjoy a panoramic view of the passing scenery along with a drink available to with bar service.
The onboard shop sells souvenirs, knitwear, books, postcards, postage stamps and a limited supply of toiletries.
Passwords can be purchased from reception, costs are currently 40NOK for 30 mins, 60NOK for 1 hour and 200NOK for 6 hours (subject to change).
The books are in a variety of languages including Norwegian, German and English.