MS Vesteralen

MS Vesteralen current position

MS Vesteralen current location is at North East Atlantic Ocean (coordinates 66.02406 N / 12.63798 E) cruising en route to Bergen. The AIS position was reported 4 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of MS Vesteralen

MS Vesteralen current cruise is 11 days, round-trip Norwegian Post Ship Route with Vesteralen. Prices start from USD 3494 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 05 Apr, 2021 and ends on 16 Apr, 2021.

Date / TimePort
05 Apr 21:30    Departing from Bergen, Norway hotels
06 Apr    Hjorundfjord, Norway, Urke-Saebo
06 Apr    Geiranger, Norway
06 Apr 03:30 - 03:40    Floro, Norway
06 Apr 05:40 - 05:50    Maloy, Vagsoy Island, Norway
06 Apr 08:30 - 08:40    Torvik, Leinoya Island, Norway
06 Apr 09:45 - 13:30    Alesund, Norway
06 Apr 16:15 - 19:00    Molde, Norway
06 Apr 22:30 - 07 Apr 01:30    Kristiansund, Norway
07 Apr 10:00 - 13:15    Trondheim, Norway
07 Apr 22:15 - 22:30    Rorvik, Norway
08 Apr 01:45 - 01:55    Bronnoysund, Norway
08 Apr 04:35 - 04:45    Sandnessjoen, Norway
08 Apr 05:55 - 06:05    Nesna, Norway
08 Apr 09:45 - 09:55    Ornes, Norway
08 Apr 12:40 - 15:00    Bodo, Norway
08 Apr 19:00 - 19:30    Stamsund, Vestvagoy Island, Lofoten Norway
08 Apr 21:00 - 22:00    Svolvaer, Austvagoya Island, Lofoten Norway
09 Apr 01:00 - 01:15    Stokmarknes, Hadseloya Island, Norway
09 Apr 02:45 - 03:00    Sortland, Langoya Island, Norway
09 Apr 04:15 - 04:30    Risoyhamn, Andoya Island, Norway
09 Apr 06:45 - 07:45    Harstad, Hinnoya Island, Lofoten Norway
09 Apr 11:00 - 11:30    Finnsnes, Norway
09 Apr 14:15 - 18:30    Tromso, Norway
09 Apr 22:30 - 22:45    Skjervoy, Norway
10 Apr 02:00 - 02:15    Oksfjord, Norway
10 Apr 05:15 - 06:00    Hammerfest, Norway
10 Apr 08:45 - 09:15    Havoysund, Havoya Island, Norway
10 Apr 11:15 - 14:45    Honningsvag, Mageroya Island, Norway
10 Apr 17:00 - 17:15    Kjollefjord, Norway
10 Apr 19:15 - 19:30    Mehamn, Norway
10 Apr 22:00 - 22:15    Berlevag, Norway
11 Apr 00:01 - 00:15    Batsfjord, Norway
11 Apr 03:15 - 03:30    Vardo, Vardoya Island, Norway
11 Apr 06:45 - 07:15    Vadso, Norway
11 Apr 09:00 - 12:30    Kirkenes, Norway
11 Apr 21:45 - 22:00    Berlevag, Norway
12 Apr    Norwegian fjords cruising
12 Apr 00:45 - 01:00    Mehamn, Norway
12 Apr 02:45 - 03:00    Kjollefjord, Norway
12 Apr 05:30 - 05:45    Honningsvag, Mageroya Island, Norway
12 Apr 07:45 - 08:00    Havoysund, Havoya Island, Norway
12 Apr 10:45 - 12:45    Hammerfest, Norway
12 Apr 15:30 - 15:45    Oksfjord, Norway
12 Apr 19:15 - 19:45    Skjervoy, Norway
12 Apr 23:45 - 13 Apr 01:30    Tromso, Norway
13 Apr 04:15 - 04:45    Finnsnes, Norway
13 Apr 07:50 - 08:30    Harstad, Hinnoya Island, Lofoten Norway
13 Apr 10:45 - 11:00    Risoyhamn, Andoya Island, Norway
13 Apr 12:30 - 13:00    Sortland, Langoya Island, Norway
13 Apr 14:15 - 15:15    Stokmarknes, Hadseloya Island, Norway
13 Apr 18:30 - 20:30    Svolvaer, Austvagoya Island, Lofoten Norway
13 Apr 22:00 - 22:30    Stamsund, Vestvagoy Island, Lofoten Norway
14 Apr 02:30 - 03:45    Bodo, Norway
14 Apr 06:40 - 06:50    Ornes, Norway
14 Apr 10:25 - 10:35    Nesna, Norway
14 Apr 11:45 - 12:15    Sandnessjoen, Norway
14 Apr 15:00 - 17:30    Bronnoysund, Norway
14 Apr 21:00 - 21:30    Rorvik, Norway
15 Apr 06:30 - 09:45    Trondheim, Norway
15 Apr 16:30 - 17:00    Kristiansund, Norway
15 Apr 21:00 - 21:30    Molde, Norway
16 Apr 00:30 - 01:00    Alesund, Norway
16 Apr 02:15 - 02:30    Torvik, Leinoya Island, Norway
16 Apr 05:15 - 05:35    Maloy, Vagsoy Island, Norway
16 Apr 07:45 - 08:15    Floro, Norway
16 Apr 14:30    Arriving in Bergen, Norway hotels

Specifications of MS Vesteralen

Year built1983  /  Age: 38
Flag state Norway
BuilderKMV-Kaarbos Mek Verksted AS (Harstad, Norway)
Classcruiseferry (Ro-Pax ship)
Ferry route / homeportsBergen-Kirkenes
Building costUSD 24 million
OwnerHurtigruten AS
OperatorHurtigruten Cruises
Speed18 kn / 33 kph / 21 mph
Length (LOA)109 m / 358 ft
Beam (width)17 m / 56 ft
Gross Tonnage6261 gt
Passengers510
Crew50
Passengers-to-space ratio20
Cars35
Beds301
Decks7
Cabins146
Decks with cabins5
Last Refurbishment2020
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MS Vesteralen Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2021 Mar 25 11 days, round-trip Norwegian Post Ship Route with Vesteralen Bergen $3574
2021 Apr 05 11 days, round-trip Norwegian Post Ship Route with Vesteralen Bergen $3494
2021 Apr 16 11 days, round-trip Norwegian Post Ship Route with Vesteralen Bergen $3733
2021 Apr 27 11 days, round-trip Norwegian Post Ship Route with Vesteralen Bergen $3733
2021 May 08 11 days, round-trip Norwegian Post Ship Route with Vesteralen Bergen $4130
2021 May 19 11 days, round-trip Norwegian Post Ship Route with Vesteralen Bergen $4448
2021 May 30 11 days, round-trip Norwegian Post Ship Route with Vesteralen Bergen $4448
2021 Jun 10 11 days, round-trip Norwegian Post Ship Route with Vesteralen Bergen $4607
2021 Jun 21 11 days, round-trip Norwegian Post Ship Route with Vesteralen Bergen $4766
2021 Jul 02 11 days, round-trip Norwegian Post Ship Route with Vesteralen Bergen $4607
2021 Jul 13 11 days, round-trip Norwegian Post Ship Route with Vesteralen Bergen $4607
2021 Jul 24 11 days, round-trip Norwegian Post Ship Route with Vesteralen Bergen $4607
2021 Aug 04 11 days, round-trip Norwegian Post Ship Route with Vesteralen Bergen $4448
2021 Aug 15 11 days, round-trip Norwegian Post Ship Route with Vesteralen Bergen $4290
2021 Aug 26 11 days, round-trip Norwegian Post Ship Route with Vesteralen Bergen $4290
2021 Sep 06 11 days, round-trip Norwegian Post Ship Route with Vesteralen Bergen $4130
2021 Sep 17 11 days, round-trip Norwegian Post Ship Route with Vesteralen Bergen $3971
2021 Sep 28 11 days, round-trip Norwegian Post Ship Route with Vesteralen Bergen $3971
2021 Oct 09 11 days, round-trip Norwegian Post Ship Route with Vesteralen Bergen $3813
2021 Oct 20 11 days, round-trip Norwegian Post Ship Route with Vesteralen Bergen $3494
2021 Oct 31 11 days, round-trip Norwegian Post Ship Route with Vesteralen Bergen $3494
2021 Nov 11 11 days, round-trip Norwegian Post Ship Route with Vesteralen Bergen $3176
2021 Nov 22 11 days, round-trip Norwegian Post Ship Route with Vesteralen Bergen $2699
2021 Dec 03 11 days, round-trip Norwegian Post Ship Route with Vesteralen Bergen $2699
2021 Dec 14 11 days, round-trip Norwegian Post Ship Route with Vesteralen Bergen $2699
2021 Dec 25 11 days, round-trip Norwegian Post Ship Route with Vesteralen Bergen $3653
2022 Jan 05 11 days, round-trip Norwegian Post Ship Route with Vesteralen Bergen $3336
2022 Jan 16 11 days, round-trip Norwegian Post Ship Route with Vesteralen Bergen $3494
2022 Jan 27 11 days, round-trip Norwegian Post Ship Route with Vesteralen Bergen $3494
2022 Feb 07 11 days, round-trip Norwegian Post Ship Route with Vesteralen Bergen $3813
2022 Feb 18 11 days, round-trip Norwegian Post Ship Route with Vesteralen Bergen $3813
2022 Mar 01 11 days, round-trip Norwegian Post Ship Route with Vesteralen Bergen $3971
2022 Mar 12 11 days, round-trip Norwegian Post Ship Route with Vesteralen Bergen $3971
2022 Mar 23 11 days, round-trip Norwegian Post Ship Route with Vesteralen Bergen $3971

MS Vesteralen Review

Review of MS Vesteralen

Launched in 1983, ms Vesteralen is the second oldest of all Hurtigruten vessels, following ms Lofoten (1964). Together with her fleet mates, Vesteralen serves Hurtigruten’s Norwegian Coastal Voyages (NCV) program for cruise and 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 Vesteralen cruise ship

The 6,261-ton, 510-passenger cruise ship ms Vesteralen was launched in 1983 and named after DS Vesteralen - the first-ever Hurtigruten ship launched in 1893. Vesteralen Islands are a Norwegian archipelago in which the company's ever first home-port (Stokmarknes) is located. The ship is among the smallest (and uniquely designed) in the fleet.

MS Vesteralen was upgraded two times during the years, in 1988 (passenger capacity was increased) and 1995. The public areas were changed to offer more freedom and light. A cruise with MS Vesteralen comes with sophistication and class.

MS Vesteralen cruise ship

Cruise itinerary program

MS Vesteralen itinerary program is based on Norwegian Coastal Voyages. Vesteralen 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 (with some departures from Tromso).

Cabins

MS Vesteralen has a total of 146 cabins (of which 109 Oceanview, 36 Inside, 1 for disabled) in 5 grades. Most ms Vesteralen staterooms are 75-140-sq. foot Oceanview rooms. The largest aboard ms Vesteralen are the Outside cabins cat.N (140 ft2). The staterooms onboard the vessel are designed with twin beds capable to fold up, which provides more free space and the possibility of beds to change into lounges. In all cabins, guests will find a spacious wardrobe, writing desk, heated floor, and high-quality bath products. The Mini-Suites also have a television, separate sitting area and a stocked mini-bar.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

All meals in Vesteralen's restaurant, which spans the width of the vessel, are included in fare if booking the full one-way sailing between Bergen and Kirkenes or a complete round-trip cruise. The food is good mid-level cooking, with choices including standard international cuisine and Norwegian specialties. The restaurant is a cozy room with original Norwegian paintings. Reservations apply to dinner only. There is only one sitting unless the ship is full.

MS Vesteralen cruise ship

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

  • The Restaurant (offers buffet-style Breakfast 7:30 - 9:00 a.m., Lunch 12:30 - 2:00 p.m., Dinner 7:30 p.m. - reservations-only, waiter-served, with one fixed sitting)
  • The Cafe (aft of the dining room/cafeteria with a la carte menu for hot/cold meals, snacks, beverages).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

MS Vesteralen is characterized by her cheerful lounges and public areas. With only 510 guests onboard, you will enjoy a crowd-free voyage through Norway’s fjords. Relax in ship’s Panorama Lounge Fryet offering plush lounges and panoramic windows. The Sun Deck creates the ideal place for magnificent views. You can also connect with family and friends in the Internet Cafe. MS Vesteralen boasts live music in the nighttime lounge.

MS Vesteralen cruise ship

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

  • Car Deck (capacity 35 cars)
  • TRIM Fitness room (equipped with free weights, treadmills, exercise bikes)
  • Lobby area, Reception Desk, Luggage Room
  • Lecture Hall with two conference rooms (host multimedia presentations, lectures, special events)
  • The Shop (sells Norwegian souvenirs and Hurtigruten logo merchandise)
  • The Vesteralstuen Lounge (with 270-degree views)
  • The Trollfjorden Lounge (with 270-degree panoramic views and comfortable seating)
  • The Fyret Panorama Lounge and Bar (Deck G)
  • 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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Vesteralen cruise ship is named after the ever first Hurtigruten ship, and also after the Norwegian archipelago in which is situated Stokmarknes - the first home port of the line. The vessel is one of the smallest in the fleet of the Norwegian coastal voyage operator Hurtigruten (cruise and ferry services).

The Vesteralen ship was built in Norway for 158 million Norwegian Kroner. She was refitted in 1989 in Germany (Bremen) to increase passenger capacity. The vessel has comfortable interior - passengers will find rich Norwegian art collection on display, intimate, crowd-free lounges for relaxation during the trip, as well as live music in the nighttime lounge.

Since 2010, MS Vesteralen cruises primarily along Norway's coast. Many use the vessel as transportation (ferry). On its itinerary route, the ship transports travellers and goods to remote villages, many located between the Norwegian fjords. Sailings start in Port Bergen 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. Itinerary 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).

In October 2020, the Vesteralen ship entered drydock at Kleven Verft (shipyard in Ulsteinvik Norway). The refit and refurbishment project included redesigning several passenger areas (on 3 decks). During drydock 2017 the ship was upgraded with new engines. Hurtigruten plans to use MS Vesteralen on the Bergen-Kirkenes route through 2030.

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