MS Trollfjord Review and Specifications
Specifications of MS Trollfjord
|Builder||Fosen Mekaniske Verksteder AS (Rissa, Norway)|
|Speed||17 kn / 31 kph / 20 mph|
|Length (LOA)||135 m / 443 ft|
|Beam (width)||21 m / 69 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||16140 gt|
|Passengers||301 - 822|
|Decks with cabins||7|
Review of MS Trollfjord
History - construction & ownership
Hurtigruten (translated as "Express Route") is a daily freight and passenger shipping service along Norway's northern and western coast between Bergen and Kirkenes. Often referred to as "Norwegian Coastal Express", the ships of the line sail nearly the entire length of the country and complete their round-trip journey in 11 days. The cruise has been described as "World's Most Beautiful Sea Voyage," and features highlights including the Lofoten Islands, the Hanseatic League city of Bergen and the Geiranger fjord. Hurtigruten has around 2% of the worldwide cruise market.
The 16,140-ton, 822-passenger cruise ship ms Trollfjord was named after the situated between the Lofoten Islands and the Vesterålen famous Trollfjord (one of the highlights south). The history of this place is connected with "The battle of the Trollfjord" in 1890. Ship’s interior is comfortable, with extensive use of Norwegian stone and wood. MS Trollfjord was launched in 2002. She is among the newest vessels in Hurtigruten fleet, sister ship to ms Midnatsol – both ships are the two largest vessels of the line plying the Norwegian coastal route. They are also the most comfortable and offer passengers more space to spread out, as well as some signature features – the Panorama lounge (two-tiered) and the separate Concierge area (Deck 8), where Trollfjord top suites are found.
Cruise itinerary program
MS Trollfjord itinerary program is based on Norwegian Coastal Voyages. Ship's routes include the beautiful Norwegian's fjords. Trollfjord is mostly used as a ferry for both passengers and cars. However, some guests stay on board for round-trip 12-day itineraries out of Bergen and Kirkenes.
Most ms Trollfjord staterooms are 75-140-sq.foot Oceanview rooms (188). There are a total of 301 staterooms in 11 categories. The largest aboard ms Trollfjord are the Owner’s Suites (480 ft2). Passengers may take advantage of some staterooms amenities such as telephone, bath products, radio, heated floors, and a writing desk.
Dining options - Food & Drinks
MS Trollfjord features various dining venues. Dining in the main restaurant is relaxed and informal. All menus are planned around seasonal fresh ingredients and benefit from local produce to satisfy guests' healthy appetites stimulated by the sea air. The 24-hour cafe offers drinks and snacks. There are also a selection of lounges and bars with drinks available.
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- Saga Hall Restaurant (ship’s 335-seat dining room, with floor-ceiling windows and a large buffet station in the middle; offers buffet-style Breakfast 7:00 - 10:00 a.m. and Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Dinner is in two fixed seatings - at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m., waiter served, with a 3-course menu and a la carte menu with light snacks).
Entertainment options - Fun & Sport
MS Trollfjord staff are most Norwegian. Service is friendly and efficient. Ship’s guests have a lot of down-time for curling up with an interesting book while watching the great views outside. Hurtigruten ships appeal to passengers who choose expedition-style voyages over the huge party ships.
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- The Car Deck (capacity of 45 cars)
- 6-deck high Atrium
- Conference Rooms (Nordlys and Polarlys; host multimedia presentations, lectures by scientists/wildlife experts, films about Norway; no onboard show programis offered)
- Valhall Amphitheatre (hosts multimedia presentations, lectures by scientists/wildlife experts)
- Viking Saga Cafe (24-hour cafeteria, with a la carte menu for snacks; has a separate seating area “Cafe” used for reading)
- Kids Playroom (no organized activities/babysitting are offered); Video Games Arcade
- Viking Market Shop (sells Norwegian souvenirs, Hutigruten logo merchandise, jewelry, toiletries, clothing)
- Promenade Deck (full-circle open-air deck space)
- Panorama Lounge (2-deck high, with floor-ceiling windows)
- Fjord Bar (a seating area served by the Saga Fjord Bar)
- Saga Fjord Bar (with floor-ceiling windows; features a selection of Norway’s Aquavit liquors)
- Internet corner/Internet Cafe (4 Internet computers and a printer, free of charge)
- The Espolin Johnson Room (decorated with wood-panels and paintings by Norwegian artist Kenneth Blom; great to use the free Wi-Fi)
- TrollHall & Horisont Gallery (indoor observation lounge with panoramic windows, served by the Polar Bar)
- Polar Bar (12-seat, with great views of Atrium levels below)
- The TRIM Fitness (equipped with exercise bikes, treadmills, free weights); Saunas (for men/women)
- The Sun Deck is the place for Hurtigruten’s special ceremony “Arctic Circle baptism”, including a Neptune-costumed crewmember, icy seawater, and a shot for warming up.
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- Cars capacity - 45
- Cabin grades number: 11
- Total number of cabins: 301 (of which 21 Suite, 216 Oceanview, 60 Inside, 4 for disabled).
- Restaurants and food bars: Saga Hall (Dining Room with open-seating buffet Breakfast & Lunch, and 3-course Dinner/waiter-service), Viking Saga and Viking Safari Cafe (cafe & snacks, deck 5).
- Facilities, Lounges, Bars: Wellness (TRIM Fitness, 2 jacuzzis, sauna), Valhall Amfi theater, Internet computers room, 2 conference rooms (Nordlys and Polarlys), information desk, Viking Marked shop, Espolin Johnson room, Library, Panorama lounge (2-storey), Troll and Fjord halls, Horizont gallery, Sun deck, Polar Bar, Fjord Bar, Saga Fjord, Promenade deck.
- Trollfjord cruise ship was christened on May 13, 2002. It is named after the renowned Trollfjord Norway, situated between the Norwegian archipelagos Lofoten and Vesteralen. This is one of the newest vessels in the fleet of the Norwegian coastal voyage operator Hurtigruten (cruise and ferry services). The vessel is of the line's Millennium class, and as design is sister to ms Midnatsol. Both share common characteristics, such as large balconied suites, scenic panorama lounge, numerous lounge areas.
- The ship boasts comfortable interior with extensive use of wood and stone, Norwegian modern art collection on display, large, 2-story Panorama Lounge above the bow, as well as separate Concierge area (Deck 8). Passenger cabins as sizes vary from 64 to 484 square feet. Four of them are wheelchair-accessible.
- MS Trollfjord cruises along the Norway's coast. Many passengers use the vessel as transportation (ferry). Other stay onboard for full 12-day round trips booking it as cruise ship. Trollfjord transports travelers and goods to remote villages that are tucked between the fjords. Itineraries start in port Bergen and end up 1,500 miles to the north in port Kirkenes, near Russia's border, before making way back down and doing it all over again. Voyages' highlights include the Lofoten Islands and North Cape - the northernmost point of Continental Europe.
- Norwegian coastal cruise passengers can opt for 5-11 nights stays, with the full 12-day sailing from Bergen to Kirkenes, then going back southbound. In most ports of call are offered Hurtigruten-sponsored excursions and tours. A ceremony "Crossing the Arctic Circle” welcomes newcomers.
- On Hurtigruten Norwegian coastal voayges, the line offers flight-cruise package deals. Bookings are protected with ATOL Certificate. ATOL stands for "Air Travel Organisers' Licensing" (Civil Aviation Authority, UK).
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MS Trollfjord Itineraries 2017
The below listed MS Trollfjord cruise prices on 2017 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Hurtigruten fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.
|10 Jul||Departing from Bergen, Norway|
|11 Jul||Floro, Norway|
|11 Jul||Maloy, Vagsoy Island, Norway|
|11 Jul||Torvik, Leinoya Island, Norway (Morning)|
|11 Jul||Alesund, Norway (Morning)|
|11 Jul||Geiranger, Norway (By Tender)|
|11 Jul||Alesund, Norway|
|11 Jul||Molde, Norway|
|12 Jul||Kristiansund, Norway|
|12 Jul||Trondheim, Norway (Morning)|
|12 Jul||Rorvik, Norway|
|13 Jul||Bronnoysund, Norway|
|13 Jul||Sandnessjoen, Norway|