The boat's bright, cheerful public areas and lounges enhance the informal onboard ambience. Enjoy spectacular views from the panorama lounge, or peruse the extensive onboard art collection. MS Vesterålen's sailings also offer what we call the 'heritage experience', featuring a behind-the-scenes look at various aspects of the ship's operation. During the presentations, held every single day, the tour leader includes interviews with different crew members that share insights about life aboard the ship. With a limited passenger capacity, this voyage on MS Vesterålen is something truly special.
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.
Enjoy a lecture on the ship's deck or in one of the conference rooms and learn something new.
It is not common practice to tip on Hurtigruten ships on the coastal voyage, but if you feel that crew members should be rewarded for providing exceptional service, tip boxes are placed in the restaurant together with envelopes.
Seating area, TV, mini-bar
Separate beds, one can be turned into a sofa (some with upper / lower berths).
Separate beds, one bed can turn into a sofa. Some with upper / lower berths.
The emphasis onboard is on relaxation and discovery, and not the commercial entertainment that is so often a part of conventional cruises. Hertigruten’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.
Selling 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, also there are game tables available to play cards and chess.