Enjoy this vessel on this Vantage trip:
- Built: 1997
- Gross Tonnage: 11,384
- Passengers: 623
- Berths: 451
- Length: 404.5 ft
Expedition ship ms Nordnorge
is aptly named after the northern part of Norway, most of which lies north of the Arctic Circle. Between 2002-2007 ms Nordnorge
gave her guests memorable experiences in Antarctica. Specially designed for cruising coastal islands and smaller passage ways, this small, highly maneuverable expedition ship takes guests on more active voyages along the rugged and beautiful Norwegian coast. The interior décor reflects an art nouveau and art deco influence, and features works of Norwegian artists Johanne Marie Hansen-Korne, Ellen Lenvik, and Dagfinn Bakke. On the top deck you will find a sun deck, an observation lounge, and a panorama lounge, giving guests spectacular views of nature.
- Sun deck
- Expedition Team
- Extra lectures
- Extra activities
- Extra excursions
- Large panorama and observation lounges with great views
- Restaurant with à la carte option
Frequently Asked Questions About Coastal Voyage Cruising
Q: Are Coastal Voyage ships like other cruise ships?
Though they are working ships as well as passenger ships, most of the Norwegian Coastal ships look and feel like cruise ships. Unlike traditional cruises, however, there is no organized entertainment on board. Mother Nature is the entertainer!
Q: What are the cabins like?
Cabins aboard the ships are comfortable and cozy. The sizes of the rooms are similar on all cabin categories (except suites). The majority of double cabins have 2 lower berths while some may have upper / lower (separate and cannot be moved together). All have private baths. Only suites (not all) have televisions.
Q: Are the ships suitable for physically challenged passengers?
The Contemporary class vessels have elevators and cabins specially equipped for physically challenged guests.
Q: Is smoking permitted on board?
There is one designated smoking area on board; however, smoking is not permitted in the dining rooms or cabins. Smoking allowed only outside deck, not allowed inside areas of ship, or public areas.
Q: Are there laundry facilities?
The ship is equipped with self-service laundry facilities including irons, ironing boards, and detergent, at nominal fee.
Q: Is there a doctor on board?
Although the ships don't have medical facilities or doctors on board, they are regularly in sight of land. Should a medical emergency arise, the reception staff will contact a doctor at the nearest port. In addition, onboard officers are trained in first aid and can provide emergency assistance.
Q: Are there travel guides on board?
You'll find a tour manager on board to clarify practical details. Also, as a Vantage customer, you'll have an experienced English-speaking Vantage Program Manager from the area to accompany you throughout your journey.
Q: What will the climate be like?
The west coast of Norway is warmed by the Gulf Stream, so you can expect temperatures to be similar to those found in New England. Though temperatures vary from south to north, average temperatures range between 20 and 35 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter and in the summer between 40 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
Q: Will I experience the Midnight Sun and the Northern Lights?
The Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) can be seen above the Arctic Circle during the winter months only. Unlike the Midnight Sun, which can be seen above the Arctic Circle from mid-May to late-July, the Northern Lights can be seen only when the right atmospheric conditions prevail.
Q: What clothes should I bring?
There is no dress code on the Hurtigruten ships. Most passengers wear comfortable, casual clothing that can be easily layered to accommodate the changes in weather. The average temperature in the far north in summer is just over 50 degrees. A warm sweater, hat, gloves, rain gear, warm jacket, and a wind breaker are suggested, and good walking shoes are vital. A helpful hint: you may want to bring an extra pair of waterproof walking shoes for comfort!
Q: What is the tipping policy?
Hurtigruten has an official non-tipping policy. However, if you feel that the crew members should be rewarded for providing exceptional service, this is entirely at your discretion.
Q: Is the onboard electricity 110 or 220?
All vessels have an electrical supply of 220 volts. An adapter and converter are required and are available at most U.S. department stores.
Q: What kind of meals are served on board?
All meals are included and are served at set times in the dining room. Meal times may vary if there are several seatings. If you love fish and seafood as the Norwegians do, you'll love the food on board. 7:00 - 10:00 am: A breakfast buffet with a wide selection of food 12:00 - 2:30 pm: Large lunch buffet with hot and cold dishes and dessert 6:30 - 9:00 pm: Three-course dinner.
Q: What about special dietary requirements?
The ship's staff does its best to meet special dietary requirements. All requests for special meals must be made at the time of booking, so that they can be passed on to the ship.
Q: What currency is accepted on board?
American Express®, Visa®, and MasterCard®. Most currencies can be changed at reception. Norwegian Kronor is the recognized currency onboard. A cruise card can be used for payment for extras and settled at the end of the voyage.
Q: Is there internet on board?
All ships offer internet access for a small charge. There are at least two internet cafe PC's on board and at least one wireless zone. Wireless coverage on board may vary from ship to ship and can only be guaranteed in the conference area. There is no internet access in the cabins. Please contact Reception if you wish to purchase access to the internet. Please note: Fees for Internet access aboard Hurtigruten ships vary for standard and premium access and range from $6-$50; fees subject to change as determined by Hurtigruten.
Q: Is there telephone & fax access on board?
All ships have payphones and fax. There is generally good coverage for mobile telephones.