MS Nordnorge

MS Nordnorge Review and Specifications

Specifications of MS Nordnorge

Year built1997  /  Age : 22
Flag state Norway
BuilderKvaerner Kleven Verft AS (Ulsteinvik, Norway)
Classcruiseferry (Ro-Pax ship)
Ferry route / homeportsBergen-Kirkenes
OwnerHurtigruten AS
OperatorHurtigruten Cruises
Speed19 kn / 35 kph / 22 mph
Length (LOA)123 m / 404 ft
Beam (width)19 m / 62 ft
Gross Tonnage11384 gt
Passengers623
Crew70
Passengers-to-space ratio33
Cars45
Decks7
Cabins214
Decks with cabins6
Last Refurbishment2016
Christened bySissel Rönback

Current itinerary / position of MS Nordnorge

MS Nordnorge current cruise is 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim. Prices start from USD 2086 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 17 Aug, 2019 and ends on 27 Aug, 2019.

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

Review of MS Nordnorge

Launched in 1997, MS Nordnorge is one of the six “contemporary” Hurtigruten ships, together with Kong Harald, Nordlys, Nordkapp, Polarlys and Richard With. Together with its fleet mates, Nordnorge 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 Nordnorge cruise ship

The 11,384-ton, 691-passenger cruise ship ms Nordnorge was launched in 1997 in Norway as the second ship in Hurtigruten’s fleet to have this name. "Nord-Norge" translates as "Northern Norway" (country's northern part, with territories located mostly inside the Arctic Circle). Between 2002 and 2007 this Hurtigruten vessel sailed in Antarctica. The ship became a national celebrity after she was the main venue for NRK “Hurtigruten – Minute by Minute”. 3.2 million viewers were reported to have watched the show.

Cruise itinerary program

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

MS Nordnorge cruises Norway’s coast in summer, and in winter, she heads to Antarctica for expedition-style adventures with lectures and naturalists. During her Antarctica trips, passengers’ number is limited to 350. In the program are included shore excursions and exploration of places led by local guides.

Cabins

MS Nordnorge has a total of 214 cabins (of which 12 Suite, 178 Oceanview, 21 Inside, 3 for disabled) in 9 grades. Most ms Nordnorge staterooms are 75-140-sq. foot Oceanview rooms. The largest aboard ms Nordnorge are the Suites (320 ft2). For the comfort of the passengers on board are included amenities in the staterooms such as telephone, writing desk, heated floors, hair dryer, bath products, vast wardrobe. Suites feature a queen size bed, separate sitting area, television, and mini bar.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

MS Nordnorge features some qualities which separate her from the traditional cruise ships. The everyday conveniences are offered in large ship setting. Enjoy plentiful food portions in the main restaurant or try a quick bite in ship’s 24-hour café. Hurtigruten dining boasts authentic Norwegian specialities and international cuisine.

Follows the complete list of ms Nordnorge restaurants and food bars.

  • Halogaland Restaurant (ship’s 240-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)
  • Vagar Cafe (24-hour open cafeteria with a la carte menu for hot/cold meals, snacks, beverages).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Nordnorge is not a cruise ship as the usual ones. Classed as one of the six “contemporary ships” of Hurtigruten, this vessel is a combination between a cruise ship, a ferry and UPS delivery service. The vessel features brass and panoramic windows everywhere, polished wood stairways and fascinating Norwegian artwork. The stops are frequent and brief – what would you say about 33 call ports in six days? You can simply disembark in one town, then hop on the bus tour and meet your ship at the next port.

MS Nordnorge cruise ship

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

  • The Car Deck (capacity of 45 cars)
  • Conference Rooms (Kapp Horn and Nordkapp; host multimedia presentations, lectures by scientists/wildlife experts, films about Norway; no onboard show program is offered)
  • Stella Polaris Lounge and Bar; Library
  • Kids Playroom and Nursery (babysitting is offered); Video Games Arcade
  • The Shop (sells Norwegian souvenirs, Hurtigruten logo merchandise, jewellery, toiletries, clothing)
  • Promenade Deck (full-circle open-air deck space)
  • Torghatten Panorama Lounge (with floor-ceiling windows)
  • Internet corner/Internet Cafe (4 Internet computers and a printer, free of charge)
  • Vestfjorden Observation Lounge and Bar
  • TRIM Fitness (equipped with exercise bikes, treadmills, free weights); Saunas (for men/women)
  • Two outdoor whirlpools (added in 2005)
  • 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.

MS Nordnorge wiki

The ship was christened by godmother Sissel Ronback on March 20, 1997. The vessel is named after the northern part of Norway (Arctic Circle territories). This is the second Hurtigruten ship to bear this name. Classed as one of the line's contemporary ships, Nordnorge is a combination of a ferry (RO-RO), UPS delivery (on water) service, and a cruise ship.

The vessel's godmother Sissel Ronback is a Norwegian politician (Labour Party), at that time serving as Norway's Minister of Transport and Communications. After the extensive drydock refurbishment in 2005, the ship boasts two hot tubs on its top deck. A unique feature about the ship is its rich art collection by Norwegian authors (Johanne Marie Hansen-Krone, Dagfinn Bakke, Ellen Lenvik).

Nordnorge's interior decor reflects Art Deco and Art Nouveau influence. The ship is just like a floating art gallery, including artworks by the famous Norwegian artists J.M. Hansen-Krone, D. Bakke, E. Lenvik). Passenger cabins as sizes vary from 65 to 323 sq.feet. Three of the staterooms are designed for disabled guests.

For winter 2002-2003, the Nordnorge ship was deployed in Antarctica. In 2009, the ship didn't operate on Norwegian coastal voyages but was chartered as a hotel ship in the Mediterranean (homeported in Venice Italy).

Fun fact is, that on June 16, 2011, NRK2 (Norwegian Public Service broadcaster) started non-stop live footage transmitting from ms Nordnorge during her 134-hour cruise from Bergen to Kirkenes. The "live show" reached 3.2 million Norwegians. Currently, MS Nordnorge cruises on the same route, visiting 35 ports. 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).

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MS Nordnorge Itineraries

The below listed MS Nordnorge 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
2019 Jul 26 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen $2086
2019 Jul 26 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen $1151
2019 Jul 26 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen $2086
2019 Aug 01 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo $1204
2019 Aug 06 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen $2086
2019 Aug 06 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen $1151
2019 Aug 06 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen $1963
2019 Aug 12 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo $1204
2019 Aug 17 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen $2086
2019 Aug 17 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen $1151
2019 Aug 17 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen $1911
2019 Aug 23 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo $1204
2019 Aug 28 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen $1911
2019 Aug 28 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen $2086
2019 Aug 28 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen $1151
2019 Sep 03 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo $1204
2019 Sep 08 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen $2086
2019 Sep 08 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen $1151
2019 Sep 14 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo $1204
2019 Sep 19 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen $2086
2019 Sep 19 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen $1151
2019 Sep 25 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo $1204
2019 Sep 30 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen $2086
2019 Sep 30 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen $1151
2019 Oct 06 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo $1204
2019 Oct 11 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen $2086
2019 Oct 11 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen $1151
2019 Oct 17 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo $1204
2019 Oct 22 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen $1151
2019 Oct 22 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen $2086
2019 Oct 28 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo $1204
2019 Nov 02 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen $2086
2019 Nov 02 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen $1151
2019 Nov 08 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo $1204
2019 Nov 13 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen $1124
2019 Nov 13 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen $2086
2019 Nov 13 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen $1151
2019 Nov 19 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo $1204
2019 Nov 24 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen $1008
2019 Nov 24 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen $2086
2019 Nov 24 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen $1151
2019 Nov 30 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo $1204
2019 Dec 05 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen $1151
2019 Dec 05 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen $1008
2019 Dec 05 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen $2086
2019 Dec 11 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo $1204
2019 Dec 16 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen $2086
2019 Dec 16 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen $1151
2019 Dec 16 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen $1008
2019 Dec 22 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo $1204
2019 Dec 27 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen $2086
2019 Dec 27 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen $1377
2019 Dec 27 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen $1151
2020 Jan 02 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo $1204
2020 Jan 07 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen $2086
2020 Jan 07 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen $1124
2020 Jan 07 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen $1151
2020 Jan 13 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo $1204
2020 Jan 18 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen $2086
2020 Jan 18 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen $1124
2020 Jan 18 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen $1151
2020 Jan 24 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo $1204
2020 Jan 29 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen $2086
2020 Jan 29 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen $1124
2020 Jan 29 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen $1151
2020 Feb 04 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo $1204
2020 Feb 09 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen $2086
2020 Feb 09 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen $1151
2020 Feb 09 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen $1290
2020 Feb 15 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo $1204
2020 Feb 20 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen $1290
2020 Feb 20 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen $2086
2020 Feb 20 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen $1151
2020 Feb 26 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo $1204
2020 Mar 02 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen $1290
2020 Mar 02 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen $2086
2020 Mar 02 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen $1151
2020 Mar 08 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo $1204
2020 Mar 13 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen $1151
2020 Mar 13 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen $1290
2020 Mar 13 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen $2086
2020 Mar 19 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo $1204
2020 Mar 24 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen $2086
2020 Mar 24 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen $1151
2020 Mar 24 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen $1290
2020 Mar 30 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo $1204
2020 Apr 04 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen $1255
2020 Apr 04 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen $2086
2020 Apr 04 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen $1151
2020 Apr 10 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo $1204
2020 Apr 15 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen $1470
2020 Apr 15 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen $2086
2020 Apr 15 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen $1151
2020 Apr 21 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo $1204
2020 Apr 26 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen $1151
2020 Apr 26 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen $2086
2020 Apr 26 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen $1470
2020 May 02 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo $1204
2020 May 07 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen $2086
2020 May 07 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen $1151
2020 May 07 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen $1670
2020 May 13 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo $1204
2020 May 18 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen $2086
2020 May 18 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen $1151
2020 May 18 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen $1896
2020 May 24 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo $1204
2020 May 29 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen $2086
2020 May 29 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen $1896
2020 May 29 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen $1151

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