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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 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage. Prices start from USD 1008 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 05 Dec, 2019 and ends on 16 Dec, 2019.

All Itineraries Current Position
Date / TimePort
05 Dec    Departing from Bergen, Norway hotels
06 Dec    Floro, Norway
06 Dec    Maloy, Vagsoy Island, Norway
06 Dec    Torvik, Leinoya Island, Norway(Morning)
06 Dec    Alesund, Norway(Morning)
06 Dec    Geiranger, Norway(By Tender)
06 Dec    Alesund, Norway
06 Dec    Molde, Norway
07 Dec    Kristiansund, Norway
07 Dec    Trondheim, Norway(Morning)
07 Dec    Rorvik, Norway
08 Dec    Bronnoysund, Norway
08 Dec    Sandnessjoen, Norway
08 Dec    Nesna, Norway
08 Dec    Ornes, Norway(Morning)
08 Dec    Bodo, Norway(Afternoon)
08 Dec    Stamsund, Vestvagoy Island, Lofoten Norway
08 Dec    Svolvaer, Austvagoya Island, Lofoten Norway
09 Dec    Stokmarknes, Hadseloya Island, Norway
09 Dec    Sortland, Langoya Island, Norway
09 Dec    Risoyhamn, Andoya Island, Norway
09 Dec    Harstad, Hinnoya Island, Lofoten Norway
09 Dec    Finnsnes, Norway(Morning)
09 Dec    Tromso, Norway(Morning)
09 Dec    Skjervoy, Norway
10 Dec    Oksfjord, Norway
10 Dec    Hammerfest, Norway
10 Dec    Havoysund, Havoya Island, Norway(Morning)
10 Dec    Honningsvag, Mageroya Island, Norway
10 Dec    Kjollefjord, Norway(Afternoon)
10 Dec    Mehamn, Norway
10 Dec    Berlevag, Norway
11 Dec    Batsfjord, Norway
11 Dec    Vardo, Vardoya Island, Norway
11 Dec    Vadso, Norway(Morning)
11 Dec    Kirkenes, Norway
11 Dec    Vardo, Vardoya Island, Norway
11 Dec    Batsfjord, Norway
11 Dec    Berlevag, Norway
12 Dec    Mehamn, Norway
12 Dec    Kjollefjord, Norway
12 Dec    Honningsvag, Mageroya Island, Norway(Morning)
12 Dec    Havoysund, Havoya Island, Norway(Morning)
12 Dec    Hammerfest, Norway
12 Dec    Oksfjord, Norway(Afternoon)
12 Dec    Skjervoy, Norway
12 Dec    Tromso, Norway
13 Dec    Finnsnes, Norway
13 Dec    Harstad, Hinnoya Island, Lofoten Norway(Morning)
13 Dec    Risoyhamn, Andoya Island, Norway(Morning)
13 Dec    Sortland, Langoya Island, Norway(Afternoon)
13 Dec    Stokmarknes, Hadseloya Island, Norway(Afternoon)
13 Dec    Svolvaer, Austvagoya Island, Lofoten Norway
13 Dec    Stamsund, Vestvagoy Island, Lofoten Norway
14 Dec    Bodo, Norway
14 Dec    Ornes, Norway
14 Dec    Nesna, Norway(Morning)
14 Dec    Sandnessjoen, Norway(Afternoon)
14 Dec    Bronnoysund, Norway
14 Dec    Rorvik, Norway
15 Dec    Trondheim, Norway
15 Dec    Kristiansund, Norway(Afternoon)
15 Dec    Molde, Norway
15 Dec    Alesund, Norway
16 Dec    Torvik, Leinoya Island, Norway
16 Dec    Maloy, Vagsoy Island, Norway
16 Dec    Floro, Norway(Morning)
16 Dec    Arriving in Bergen, 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.

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  • 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.

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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).

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 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 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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