MS Vesterålen is named after the first Hurtigruten ship to sail along Norway’s rugged coastline in 1893. She is one of our smaller ships and has an intimate on-board atmosphere.
MS Vesterålen will be refurbished at the end of 2019. All the common areas will get an upgrade, including the lounge and `Fyret´ bar. The refurbishment will take care to ensure that MS Vesterålen will continue to provide passengers with an authentic heritage experience.
MS Vesterålen provides passengers an authentic heritage experience. In its exciting programme you will learn more about the ship´s maritime operations, logistics and hotel operations. You will get an opportunity to get closer to the Hurtigruten operation and to learn more about the operation along the Norwegian coast. The programme includes the following:
MS Vesterålen has bright, informal public areas and lounges throughout. The extensive on-board art collection adds an air of sophistication. The ship´s limited passenger capacity contributes to making a voyage aboard MS Vesterålen 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.
These comfortable cabins for up to two people on the middle decks have bunk beds
These comfortable outside cabins for up to three people on the middle decks have bunk beds.
These cabins on the middle deck have one double bed and two bunk beds. These outside cabins for four travellers are ideal for families.
These standard outside cabins for up to two people on the middle deck have separate beds.
These comfortable outside cabins for up to two people on the upper or middle deck have separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa. The cabins have limited or no view.
These comfortable outside cabins for up to two people on the upper deck have separate beds, one of which doubles as a sofa.
These comfortable, standard inside cabins for up to two people on the middle deck have separate beds (one which converts into a sofa) or bunk beds
These comfortable, standard inside cabins for up to three people on the lower deck have bunk beds.
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.