The cabins onboard Hurtigruten are basic, but comfortable.
The category “Polar Outside cabins” includes accommodation in an unspecified outside cabin (Hurtigruten’s cabin type J, A, L, AJ, N or O). This means that one can not pre-book a specific cabin type or number, nor the deck where the cabin is located. Some of the cabins have a porthole and some have a window (neither can be opened), and some have limited view. The cabin will be assigned to you upon check-in, and can be located on the upper, middle or lower deck.
All the cabins have private shower/WC.
All double cabins have twin beds, with the exception of the MS Vesterålen, MS Lofoten and MS Spitsbergen where some cabins have bunk beds. All triple cabins have two lower and one upper berth (=bunk bed).
It is possible to upgrade to an “Arctic Superior Cabin” which is an unspecified outside cabin located on the middle or upper deck. However, to be guaranteed a cabin on the upper deck with unlimited view we would recommend upgrading to cabin type U, or even a suite. Please contact us for further information.
Hurtigruten is served by a fleet of 11 ships. All of them are working ships, transporting goods in addition to passengers. Since the ships will also call to ports during the night, some noise might occur. The facilities provided by the ships are uniform, but the choice of colours, materials and design means that each ship retains its own character.
They have large, comfortable lounges providing good views, fully licensed restaurants, cafés and bars, and souvenir shops that also sell a selection of toiletries. All, but the two oldest ships, have large panorama lounges located on the top deck.
The majority of the ships also have fitness rooms and saunas for passengers. MS Midnatsol, MS Trollfjord and MS Finnmarken have outdoor Jacuzzis. The ships MS Kong Harald, MS Polarlys, MS Nordkapp and MS Nordnorge have all been refurbished in 2016, and will have a Jacuzzi.
The very newest ships have several bars, restaurants and cafés with varied menus, extended conference facilities and internet cafés. All the ships, with the exception of MS Lofoten and MS Vesterålen, have good facilities for disabled people and have lifts. All ships apart from MS Lofoten can transport cars.
Hotel rooms in Scandinavia are generally furnished with twin beds, which can be moved together to form a double bed or placed separately (some hotels have double beds though). Unless otherwise specified all rooms have private bathroom facilities, which are often equipped with a shower instead of a bath. Please note that single rooms are generally smaller than doubles. Purpose-built triple or family rooms are likewise unusual in Scandinavian hotels. Whilst it is possible for 3 persons to share a room, this will normally be formed by a double room with an extra bed. As a result space may be restricted.
Unless otherwise clearly specified a standard room/cabin is included in the tour price.