The Classic Roundtrip Voyage

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  • Departure Date: 20/10/21
  • Duration: 11 Nights
Overview

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.

Authentic heritage

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:

  • Different topics every second day, related to Hurtigruten´s operations. Evening talks hosted by the ship´s tour leader, including interviews with different crew members who share their insights about work and life on board.
  • A short film and/or presentation during the evening talk programme about the engine room, bridge, galley, cargo deck, and more.
  • Practical courses within relevant topics, including "Learn to read and use marine charts" and "Make the Norwegian traditional dinner Fårikål". Due to limited capacity, these courses are available for a fee and can be booked on board .
  • Operational and historical `points of interest´/ fun facts presented on deck along the sailing route.
  • Exhibition about Hurtigruten´s history, ship design and construction, route planning, navigational facts and operational development.
  • A logbook of the entire journey available for purchase at the end of the trip.

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.

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The Classic Roundtrip Voyage
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MS Vesterålen
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Main Info
  • Children Allowed
  • Smoking Some
  • Decks 5
  • Cabins 142
  • Wheelchair Cabins 1
  • Crew Members -
  • Launch Year 1983
  • Currency NOK
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.

Enrichment Facilities

Enjoy a lecture on the ship's deck or in one of the conference rooms and learn something new.

Gratuities

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.

Fares

Basic Fare (Cruise Only)
Polar Inside Cabin: £ 1632
Polar Inside Cabin (Triple): £ 1632
Polar Outside Cabin (Triple, Wheelchair Accessible): £ 1929
Polar Outside: Unspecified Cabin (some with portholes, limited, or no view): £ 1929
Polar Outside: Unspecified Cabin (Triple, some with portholes, limited, or no view): £ 1929

Select Fare (Cruise Only)
Polar Inside Cabin: £ 1814
Polar Inside Cabin: £ 1814
Polar Inside Cabin (Triple): £ 1814
Polar Outside Cabin (with upper/lower berths): £ 2086
Polar Outside Cabin (with limited or no view): £ 2086
Polar Outside Cabin (Triple, with upper/lower berths): £ 2358
Polar Outside Cabin (Twin): £ 2358
Polar Outside Cabin (Triple, Wheelchair Accessible): £ 2449
Polar Outside Cabin: £ 2449
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Accommodation
Polar Outside - Middle deck for 2 travellers

These comfortable cabins for up to two people on the middle decks have bunk beds 

Polar Outside - Middle deck for up to 3 travellers

These comfortable outside cabins for up to three people on the middle decks have bunk beds.

Polar Outside - Lower deck for up to 4 travellers

These cabins on the middle deck have one double bed and two bunk beds. These outside cabins for four travellers are ideal for families. 

Polar Outside - Middle deck for 2 travellers

These standard outside cabins for up to two people on the middle deck have separate beds.

Polar Outside - Middle deck for 2 travellers

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.

Polar Outside - Upper deck for 2 travellers

These comfortable outside cabins for up to two people on the upper deck have separate beds, one of which doubles as a sofa.

Polar Inside - Middle deck for 2 travellers

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

Polar Inside - Lower deck for up to 3 travellers

These comfortable, standard inside cabins for up to three people on the lower deck have bunk beds.

Entertainment

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.

Shopping

Selling 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).

Library

The books are in a variety of languages including Norwegian, German and English, also there are game tables available to play cards and chess.

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