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MS Nordkapp

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MS Nordkapp Review and Specifications

Specifications of MS Nordkapp

Year built1996  /  Age : 24
Flag state Norway
BuilderKleven Verft AS (Ulsteinvik, Norway)
Classcruiseferry (Ro-Pax ship)
Ferry route / homeportsBergen-Kirkenes
OwnerHurtigruten AS
OperatorHurtigruten Cruises
Speed18 kn / 33 kph / 21 mph
Length (LOA)123 m / 404 ft
Beam (width)20 m / 66 ft
Gross Tonnage11386 gt
Passengers590
Crew76
Passengers-to-space ratio33
Cars24
Beds480
Decks7
Cabins218
Decks with cabins7
Last Refurbishment2016
Christened byHM Queen Sonja of Norway

Current itinerary / position of MS Nordkapp

MS Nordkapp current cruise is 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage. Prices start from USD 1290 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 19 Mar, 2020 and ends on 30 Mar, 2020.

All Itineraries Current Position
Date / TimePort
19 Mar    Departing from Bergen, Norway hotels
20 Mar    Floro, Norway
20 Mar    Maloy, Vagsoy Island, Norway
20 Mar    Torvik, Leinoya Island, Norway(Morning)
20 Mar    Alesund, Norway(Morning)
20 Mar    Geiranger, Norway(By Tender)
20 Mar    Alesund, Norway
20 Mar    Molde, Norway
21 Mar    Kristiansund, Norway
21 Mar    Trondheim, Norway(Morning)
21 Mar    Rorvik, Norway
22 Mar    Bronnoysund, Norway
22 Mar    Sandnessjoen, Norway
22 Mar    Nesna, Norway
22 Mar    Ornes, Norway(Morning)
22 Mar    Bodo, Norway(Afternoon)
22 Mar    Stamsund, Vestvagoy Island, Lofoten Norway
22 Mar    Svolvaer, Austvagoya Island, Lofoten Norway
23 Mar    Stokmarknes, Hadseloya Island, Norway
23 Mar    Sortland, Langoya Island, Norway
23 Mar    Risoyhamn, Andoya Island, Norway
23 Mar    Harstad, Hinnoya Island, Lofoten Norway
23 Mar    Finnsnes, Norway(Morning)
23 Mar    Tromso, Norway(Morning)
23 Mar    Skjervoy, Norway
24 Mar    Oksfjord, Norway
24 Mar    Hammerfest, Norway
24 Mar    Havoysund, Havoya Island, Norway(Morning)
24 Mar    Honningsvag, Mageroya Island, Norway
24 Mar    Kjollefjord, Norway(Afternoon)
24 Mar    Mehamn, Norway
24 Mar    Berlevag, Norway
25 Mar    Batsfjord, Norway
25 Mar    Vardo, Vardoya Island, Norway
25 Mar    Vadso, Norway(Morning)
25 Mar    Kirkenes, Norway
25 Mar    Vardo, Vardoya Island, Norway
25 Mar    Batsfjord, Norway
25 Mar    Berlevag, Norway
26 Mar    Mehamn, Norway
26 Mar    Kjollefjord, Norway
26 Mar    Honningsvag, Mageroya Island, Norway(Morning)
26 Mar    Havoysund, Havoya Island, Norway(Morning)
26 Mar    Hammerfest, Norway
26 Mar    Oksfjord, Norway(Afternoon)
26 Mar    Skjervoy, Norway
26 Mar    Tromso, Norway
27 Mar    Finnsnes, Norway
27 Mar    Harstad, Hinnoya Island, Lofoten Norway(Morning)
27 Mar    Risoyhamn, Andoya Island, Norway(Morning)
27 Mar    Sortland, Langoya Island, Norway(Afternoon)
27 Mar    Stokmarknes, Hadseloya Island, Norway(Afternoon)
27 Mar    Svolvaer, Austvagoya Island, Lofoten Norway
27 Mar    Stamsund, Vestvagoy Island, Lofoten Norway
28 Mar    Bodo, Norway
28 Mar    Ornes, Norway
28 Mar    Nesna, Norway(Morning)
28 Mar    Sandnessjoen, Norway(Afternoon)
28 Mar    Bronnoysund, Norway
28 Mar    Rorvik, Norway
29 Mar    Trondheim, Norway
29 Mar    Kristiansund, Norway(Afternoon)
29 Mar    Molde, Norway
29 Mar    Alesund, Norway
30 Mar 01:00 - 01:00    Torvik, Leinoya Island, Norway
30 Mar 01:00 - 01:00    Maloy, Vagsoy Island, Norway
30 Mar 01:00 - 01:00    Floro, Norway(Morning)
30 Mar 01:00    Arriving in Bergen, Norway hotels

Review of MS Nordkapp

Launched in 1996, ms Nordkapp is one of the six “contemporary” Hurtigruten ships, together with Kong Harald, Nordlys, Nordnorge, Polarlys and Richard With. Together with her fleet mates, Nordkapp serves Hurtigruten’s Norwegian Coastal Voyages (NCV) program for cruise ferry travel by passenger-cargo ships.

History - construction and ownership

The shipowner Hurtigruten is a Norwegian passenger shipping company specializing in cruise and ferry services. The "Norwegian Coastal Express Route" (Bergen-Kirkenes) is a cargo-passenger ferry service along Norway's western and northern coast. Hurtigruten's cruise ferries sail nearly the entire length of Norway and complete this roundtrip itinerary in 11 days. The route also includes Lofoten Islands and Vesteralen Islands.

MS Nordkapp cruise ship

The 11,386-ton, 691-passenger cruise ship ms Nordkapp was built in 1996 for Ofotens og Vesteraalens Dampskibsselskab by Kleven Verft AS, Norway, for use in ferry service along Norway’s coast. MS Nordkapp is a sister ship of MS Nordnorge and MS Polarlys, one of the 11 ships sailing the Norwegian coast. MS Nordkapp was named after North Cape, the northernmost point of mainland Europe, which has always attracted explorers after being named in 1553 by Richard Chancellor. The ship is part of the built in the 1990s ship class and has been upgraded with Jacuzzis and junior suites. Norway’s Queen Sonja is the godmother of Hurtigruten’s Nordkapp.

  • 29 November 2001: MS Nordkapp just outside Henningsvær, in Lofoten, suffered both main engine failure. In order to avoid running aground, both anchors were dropped. People on board were prepared for evacuation. Happily, 2 hours after the incident ship engineers started the engine and the vessel was able to reach Bodø, Norway.
  • 2005: It was decided MS Nordkapp change its route out of the Norwegian coast and enter service in the Baltic Sea before cruising Antarctica to Chile.
  • 2005-2006: The cruise ship took the western coast of Norway during spring, summer, and part of fall before going back to the Chile/Antarctica route in the winter (summer in the southern hemisphere).
  • May 2007: MS Nordkapp went again to Norway's coastal route.
  • January 2007: Incident history, MS Nordkapp ran aground off Deception Island without injured passengers.

Cruise itinerary program

MS Nordkapp itinerary program is based on Norwegian Coastal Voyages. Ship's routes include the beautiful Norwegian fjords. Nordkapp 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.

Cabins

MS Nordkapp has a total of 218 cabins (of which 10 Suite, 184 Oceanview, 21 Inside) in 8 grades. Most ms Nordkapp staterooms are 75-140-sq. foot Oceanview rooms. Passenger cabins as sizes vary from 66 to 323 ft2. Three of the staterooms are designed for disabled guests. The largest aboard ms Nordkapp are the Suites. All staterooms include amenities like radio, telephone, writing desk, and bath products. The Suites feature also a television, sitting area, large windows, and minibar.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

MS Nordkapp features some qualities which separate her from the traditional cruise ships. The everyday conveniences are offered in a large ship setting. The main restaurant offers a relaxed informal atmosphere in the evenings, and all menus use locally-sourced fresh ingredients. Hurtigruten dining boasts authentic Norwegian specialties and international cuisine.

MS Nordkapp cruise ship

Torget Restaurant (Deck 4) is the Nordkapp ship’s Dining Room with floor-ceiling windows and a large buffet station in the middle. Here are offered buffet-style Breakfast (7-10 am) and Lunch (11:30 am - 2:30 pm). Dinner is waiter-served, with 4 seatings, a 3-course menu (plus a la carte menu with light snacks). In the Torget Restaurant are also sold Hurtigruten wine packages.

Multe Bakery (Deck 7 midship) is a patisserie/ice cream bar with a knitting corner and jigsaw puzzles. It offers freshly baked cakes and pastries along with a range of local ice creams. Guests can try the stockfish, brown cheese, and cloudberry ice cream.

Brygga Bistro (Deck 4) offers cafe-style food and is perfect for a light lunch. It serves beverages, sandwiches, and burgers throughout the day.

Kysten Arctic Fine Dining (Deck 4) offers a more private, intimate setting. This exquisite restaurant serves some of the world's best seafood, exotic meat and other produce directly sourced from the Arctic.

Unlike most Hurtigruten ships, Polarlys has no 24-hour open Cafe Restaurant (Cafeteria with a la carte menu for hot/cold meals, snacks, beverages). The only 24-hours open venue is the Reception, offering guest assistance and information, along with a reduced variety of beverages, packed snacks, and sandwiches.

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

The onboard entertainment is low-key as most of the time is spent in discussions with fellow passengers. Occasionally, there may be live music performances in the evenings at the Bar Lounge. The ship has a small Fitness (gym room), two spa pools (outdoor jacuzzies), Infirmary. However, the small hospital is not served by a resident doctor/nurse. In cases of emergencies, the crew asks among passengers if there is medical personnel, and the ferry is always navigating close to land to deliver sick passengers to a hospital if needed.

MS Nordkapp cruise ship

Follows the complete list of ms Nordkapp lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens, and adults.

  • The Car Deck (capacity of 45 cars)
  • Two Lecture Halls / Conference Rooms (Deck 4) host multimedia presentations, lectures by scientists/wildlife experts, Norway-themed films. A show program is not offered.
  • Explorer Lounge and Bar (Deck 7 forward) is a Panorama Lounge (with scenic bow views from floor-ceiling-windows) that also serves as Library (shelved books, board games and cards playing).
  • The Shop (sells Norwegian souvenirs, Hurtigruten logo merchandise, jewellery, toiletries, clothing)
  • Promenade Deck (full-circle open-air deck space)
  • Observation Lounge and Bar
  • TRIM Fitness (equipped with exercise bikes, treadmills, free weights); 2 Saunas (separate 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.

The cruise ship doesn't have Kids Playroom (indoor playground), Nursery (babysitting facility), Video Games Arcade, Internet Cafe.

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Nordkapp cruise ship was christened on March 23, 1996, and named after the North Cape (cape on Mageroya Island) in Northern Norway. North Cape (71°N) is the northernmost point of mainland Europe and has attracted explorers since 1553 when named by Richard Chancellor. Godmother of the Nordkapp ship is Norway's Queen Sonja. The vessel was built as part of a class series created in the 1990s. Nordkapp's onboard experience is marked by varied themes of coastal culture. The ship is just like a floating art gallery (including artworks by the famous Norwegian artist Karl Erik Harr). 

MS Nordkapp cruises along Norway’s coast departing from Bergen to Kirkenes (a mining town near the border with Russia) and the reverse, visiting 35 ports along the route. Many use the vessel as transportation (ferry). Cruise passengers stay on board for full round trips booking it as a cruise ship. 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 voyages, the line offers flight-cruise package deals. Bookings are protected with ATOL Certificate. ATOL stands for "Air Travel Organisers' Licensing" (Civil Aviation Authority, UK).

MS Nordkapp Itineraries

The below listed MS Nordkapp cruise prices on 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.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2020 Feb 26 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen $1447
2020 Feb 26 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen $2086
2020 Feb 26 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen $1290
2020 Mar 03 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo $1204
2020 Mar 08 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen $1447
2020 Mar 08 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen $2086
2020 Mar 08 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen $1290
2020 Mar 14 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo $1204
2020 Mar 19 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen $1290
2020 Mar 19 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen $1447
2020 Mar 19 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen $2086
2020 Mar 25 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo $1204
2020 Mar 30 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen $1290
2020 Mar 30 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen $1447
2020 Mar 30 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen $2086
2020 Apr 05 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo $1204
2020 Apr 10 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen $1447
2020 Apr 10 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen $2086
2020 Apr 10 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen $1255
2020 Apr 16 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo $1204
2020 Apr 21 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen $1470
2020 Apr 21 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen $1447
2020 Apr 21 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen $2086
2020 Apr 27 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo $1204
2020 May 02 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen $1670
2020 May 02 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen $1447
2020 May 02 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen $2086
2020 May 08 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo $1204
2020 May 13 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen $1447
2020 May 13 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen $2086
2020 May 13 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen $1670
2020 May 19 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo $1204
2020 May 24 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen $1896
2020 May 24 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen $1447
2020 May 24 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen $2086
2020 May 30 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo $1204

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