Although this ship is named after today's King of Norway, Harald, you will find other famous Norwegians onboard as well. The bar is named after Nobel Peace Laureate, the Norwegian polar pioneer Fridtjof Nansen, and the café is named after explorer Roald Amundsen. As with MS Richard With, MS Kong Harald was launched in 1993 to mark Hurtigruten's centenary. In the ship's interior you will see decorative details of the King's Crown emblem.Suited to the more mature, destination focused cruiser.

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Main Info
  • Children Allowed
  • Nursery -
  • Smoking Some
  • Style Expedition
  • Decks6
  • Cabins227
  • Size Small
  • Ship Type Ocean
  • Wheelchair Cabins3
  • Crew Members70
  • Refurbished2016
  • CurrencyNOK
Unique Features

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.

Disabled Facilities

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.

Dietary requirements

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.

Dress Code

On board 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.

Age Restricitons

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 Policy

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. 

Deck Plans
Deck 7

  • Sun Deck
  • Observation Lounge Leiv Eiriksson,
  • Bar
  • Ottar Viking Panorama Lounge
  • Fitness Centre.

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Deck 6

  • Outside Cabins Category U
  • Outside Cabins Category P
  • Outside Cabins Category J
  • Inside Cabins Category I

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Deck 5

  • Outside Cabins Category P
  • Outside Cabins Category N
  • Outside Cabins Category J
  • Inside Cabins Category I
  • Two Suites Category M

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Deck 4

  • Restaurant Martha-Salen
  • Playroom, Internet Room
  • Arcade, Café Roald Amundsen 
  • Information Desk
  • Bar Fridtjof Nansen
  • Library Snorre Sturlason
  • Conference Room Tore Hund
  • Conference Room Helmer Hanssen

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Deck 3

  • Laundry
  • Carlift
  • Reception
  • Lobby 
  • Gangway 
  • Outside Cabins Category N 
  • Outside Cabins Category L
  • One Outside Cabin Category J 
  • Inside Cabins Category I

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Deck 2

  • Car Deck 
  • Carlift
  • Hospital 
  • Sauna 
  • Outside Cabins Category L.

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Containing one or two rooms, a seating area, TV,
mini-bar, with some including a private balcony.

Outside Cabin category U and P

Outside cabins category U and P contain separate beds, one of which can be turned into a sofa, and a table.

Outside Cabin category N

Containing separate beds, one of which can be turned into a sofa (some with upper / lower berths).

Outside Cabin category J

With limited / no view outside category J cabins contain separate beds, one of which can be turned into a sofa. Some come with upper / lower berths.

Outside Cabin category L

With portholes, category L cabins contain separate beds, one of which can be turned into a sofa. Some come with upper / lower berths.

Inside Cabin category I

Containing separate beds, one bed can turn into a sofa. Some come with upper / lower berths.

Expedition Suite

These elegant suites are situated on upper deck with one or two rooms, seating area, TV and mini-bar. Some of them have private balcony. 

Arctic Superior

Located on the upper and middle decks, enjoy these comfortable double bed cabins. 


The emphasis onboard is on relaxation and discovery, and not the commercial entertainment that is so often a part of conventional cruises. Hurtigruten’s aim is to get you closer to unique environments and to allow you to share the experience with your fellow travellers. Occasionally there may be some musical entertainment onboard in the evenings.


The onboard shop sells souvenirs, knitwear, books, postcards, postage stamps and a limited supply of toiletries.

Internet Café

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.

Gaming Lounge

Take a break in the gaming lounge with a variety of activities to enjoy.