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MS Trollfjord

Former name: MS Maud

MS Trollfjord Review and Specifications

Specifications of MS Trollfjord

Year built2002  /  Age : 18
Flag state Norway
BuilderFosen Mekaniske Verksteder (Rissa, Norway)
Classcruiseferry (Ro-Pax ship)
Ferry route / homeportsBergen-Kirkenes
OwnerHurtigruten AS
OperatorHurtigruten Cruises
Speed17 kn / 31 kph / 20 mph
Length (LOA)135 m / 443 ft
Beam (width)21 m / 69 ft
Gross Tonnage16140 gt
Passengers301 - 822
Crew75
Passengers-to-space ratio23
Cars45
Decks9
Cabins301
Decks with cabins7
Last Refurbishment2017-2021
Former namesMS Maud

Current itinerary / position of MS Trollfjord

MS Trollfjord current cruise is 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage. Prices start from USD 1290 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 10 Feb, 2020 and ends on 21 Feb, 2020.

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

Review of MS Trollfjord

Launched in 2003, ms Trollfjord is the second of three “Millennium-class” Hurtigruten ships, together with ms Finnmarken and ms Midnatsol.

NEWS: In 2021, Hurtigruten adds 4 old ships to the company's expedition fleet - Spitsbergen (2009), Midnatsol (2003), Trollfjord (2002) and Finnmarken (2002). This fleet also includes Fram (2007) and the 3 newbuilds - Roald Amundsen (2019), Fridtjof Nansen (2020) and TBN (2021).

Following an extesive drydock refurbishment and refit, in 2021 the Trollfjord ship will be renamed "MS Maud".

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 Trollfjord cruise ship

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 built in Norway and sailed its maiden voyage on May 13, 2002. It is among the newest vessels in Hurtigruten fleet, sister-ship to ms Midnatsol. Both are the company's two largest vessels operated on the Norwegian coastal itinerary route. They are also the most comfortable and offer passengers more space, as well as some signature features – the Panorama lounge (two-tiered) and the separate Concierge area (Deck 8), where the top suites are located.

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.

Cabins

MS Trollfjord has a total of 301 cabins (of which 21 Suite, 216 Oceanview, 60 Inside) in 11 grades. Passenger cabins as sizes vary from 64 to 484 square feet. Four of them are wheelchair-accessible. Most ms Trollfjord staterooms are 75-140-sq. foot Oceanview rooms. 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.

Shipboard dining options - Food and 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. Breakfast is buffet-style, lunch is a ‘Cold Table’, and dinner is 3-course set meal. The 24-hour cafe offers drinks and snacks. There is also a selection of lounges and bars with drinks available.

MS Trollfjord cruise ship

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

  • 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).
  • Viking Saga and Viking Safari Cafe (cafe & snacks, deck 5).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

MS Trollfjord staff are mostly Norwegian. Service is friendly and efficient. Ship’s guests have a lot of downtime 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. 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). Hurtigruten's Trollfjord ship has the bars Polar and Fjord, fitness room with sauna, and two hot tubs on its top deck. A unique feature about the ship is its two-storey Panorama lounge, with floor-ceiling views on both levels. Interior decor is, traditionally for the line, marked by extensive use of stone and wood, with an impressive art collection by the Norwegian artist K. Espolin Johnsen.

MS Trollfjord cruise ship

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

  • 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 program is 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, Hurtigruten logo merchandise, jewellery, 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); Library
  • The Espolin Johnson Room (decorated with wood-panels and paintings by Norwegian artist Kenneth Blom; great to use the free Wi-Fi)
  • TrollHall and 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); 2 jacuzzis
  • 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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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 a sister to ms Midnatsol. Both share common characteristics, such as large balconied suites, scenic panorama lounge, numerous lounge areas.

MS Trollfjord cruises along the coast of Norway. Many passengers use the vessel as transportation (ferry). Other stay onboard for full 12-day round trips booking it as a cruise ship. Trollfjord transports travellers 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 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 Trollfjord Itineraries

The below listed MS Trollfjord 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 Jan 30 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen $1182
2020 Jan 30 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen $1124
2020 Jan 30 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen $2086
2020 Feb 05 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo $1204
2020 Feb 10 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen $1290
2020 Feb 10 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen $2086
2020 Feb 10 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen $1182
2020 Feb 16 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo $1204
2020 Feb 21 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen $1290
2020 Feb 21 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen $2086
2020 Feb 21 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen $1182
2020 Feb 27 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo $1204
2020 Mar 03 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen $1290
2020 Mar 03 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen $2086
2020 Mar 03 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen $1182
2020 Mar 09 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo $1204
2020 Mar 14 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen $1182
2020 Mar 14 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen $1290
2020 Mar 14 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen $2086
2020 Mar 20 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo $1204
2020 Mar 25 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen $2086
2020 Mar 25 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen $1182
2020 Mar 25 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen $1290
2020 Mar 31 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo $1204
2020 Apr 05 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen $2086
2020 Apr 05 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen $1255
2020 Apr 05 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen $1182
2020 Apr 11 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo $1204
2020 Apr 16 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen $2086
2020 Apr 16 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen $1470
2020 Apr 16 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen $1182
2020 Apr 22 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo $1204
2020 Apr 27 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen $1182
2020 Apr 27 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen $2086
2020 Apr 27 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen $1470
2020 May 03 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo $1204
2020 May 08 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen $2086
2020 May 08 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen $1182
2020 May 08 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen $1670
2020 May 14 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo $1204
2020 May 19 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen $1896
2020 May 19 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen $2086
2020 May 19 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen $1182
2020 May 25 6 days, one-way from Oslo to Bergen Oslo $1204
2020 May 30 11 days, round-trip Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage Bergen $1896
2020 May 30 10 days, one-way from Bergen to Trondheim Bergen $2086
2020 May 30 6 days, one-way from Bergen to Kirkenes Bergen $1182

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