MS Midnatsol

MS Midnatsol

Previously MS Maud, MS Midnatsol is named after the Midnight Sun, the phenomenon that occurs in northern Norway every summer when the sun doesn’t set for 24 hours.

Specifications

MS Midnatsol

  • Year built

    2003

  • Ship yard

    Fosen Mek. Verk. (N)

  • Beds

    500

  • Length

    135,75 m

  • Speed

    15 knots

  • Year of refurbishment

    N/A

  • Capacity

    570

  • Gross tonnage

    16,151 T

  • Beam

    21.5 m

One of our best-known ships, MS Midnatsol (previously MS Maud) is named after the Midnight Sun, the phenomenon that occurs in northern Norway every summer when the sun doesn’t set for 24 hours.

The décor on board is inspired by Norway’s stunning nature, reflected in many of the pieces of Norwegian modern art on board. Her bright interiors are appointed in a classic Art Deco style. Colours are inspired by the Midnight Sun, allowing you to relax in warm vibes every day of the year.

Replacing MS Vesterålen 

For just over a year, from 26 November 2024 to 1 December 2025, MS Midnatsol will sail The Coastal Express route on our Original voyages instead of our classic ship, MS Vesterålen

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Your home away from home

Welcome aboard. Here is where time slows down. Where you can enjoy a casual and cosy ambience, inspired by the Norwegian concept of koselig.

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    Sauna and fitness room

    You’ll also find the panoramic sauna and fitness room on the top deck. The floor-to-ceiling windows allow you to work up a sweat while admiring the spectacular scenery.

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    Explorer Lounge & Bar

    Enjoy a hand-crafted cocktail and sweeping views of the Norwegian coast in the lounge and bar on the top deck.

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    Outdoor deck and hot tubs

    The beauty of the Norwegian coast is on full display from the outdoor deck. Relax in an outside hot tub and watch the coast drift by. 

Restaurants on board

Each of the ship’s restaurants is a different dining experience, but all promise our Norway’s Coastal Kitchen concept of local ingredients from local suppliers.

  • Torget restaurant on board The Coastal Express

    Torget

    Meaning ‘marketplace’ in Norwegian, the main restaurant offers a variety for all three daily meals, which are a combination of buffets and set menus.

  • A burger at Brygga restaurant on board The Coastal Express

    Brygga

    The name of this bistro is the Norwegian word for ‘wharf’. It serves salads, pizzas, and other crowd-pleasers with a Nordic twist.

  • Kysten restaurant on board The Coastal Express

    Kysten

    Dine in style at ‘The Coast’, our à la carte option. You’ll savour exquisite dishes crafted by our most skilled chefs, using the finest ingredients the Norwegian coast has to offer.

Your Coastal Experience Team

The Coastal Experience Team will be by your side as part of your voyage with us, sharing stories and insights about Norway’s culture, nature, and history.

  • Lecture on board a ship in Norway

    Knowing Norway

    Each member of the team has a range of specialised topics in their repertoire, ready to share with you in lectures and presentations on board, on deck, and ashore.

  • Coastal Experience Team MS Trollfjord HGR 163298 Espen Mills

    From near and far

    The team come from all walks of life. Some are local Norwegians who live in the places we visit. Others have fallen in love with Norway and settled here. 

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    Explore more on excursions

    Talk to the team to sign up to available seasonal excursions or to join them on invigorating hikes to secret scenic spots in several of the ports we call at. 

Cabins

Expedition Suite

Our spacious suites feature wide windows, double beds, a seating area, and a bathtub. All have private bathrooms with a shower and toiletries, a TV, a safe, European two-pin plug sockets, tea-making facilities, and a single-serve coffee machine.

Owners suite on upper deck

These exclusive suites are situated on the upper decks. The suites have two rooms, a seating area and dining table, TV, kettle, tea/coffee, stereo, internet access, bathroom, minibar and private balcony. The first minibar setup is included for each item, each replenishment is chargeable. Travel the best way possible!

Cabin code: MX

  • 44 - 45 m2
  • Unspecified
  • No Window
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Grand suite on upper deck

These exclusive suites have a seating area, TV, kettle, tea/coffee, stereo, internet access, bathroom and minibar. The first minibar setup is included for each item, each replenishment is chargeable. Some of the suites also have bathtubs, and a private balcony or bay window.

Cabin code: MG

  • 25 - 36 m2
  • Unspecified
  • No Window
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Suite on upper deck

These elegant suites are on the upper deck with a seating area, bathroom, TV and minibar. The first minibar setup is included for each item, each replenishment is chargeable. Some have a private balcony.

Cabin code: M2

  • 23 - 24 m2
  • Unspecified
  • No Window
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Mini Suite on middle or upper deck

These comfortable suites on the middle or upper decks have double beds and most have sofa groups as well. The suites also have a TV, internet access, a bathroom and minibar. The first minibar setup is included for each item, each replenishment is chargeable. Some cabins have portholes and limited view, while the cabins on deck 7 have a full view.

Cabin code: Q2

  • 16 - 24 m2
  • Unspecified
  • No Window
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Arctic Superior

These pleasant cabins with an outside view have either double beds or separate beds where one converts to a sofa. All have private bathrooms with a shower and toiletries, a TV, a safe, European two-pin plug sockets, and tea and coffee-making facilities.

Large cabin on middle deck

Most of these large, comfortable cabins with single beds on the middle or upper decks have sofa groups. They all have a private bathroom and TV. The cabins have limited or no view.

Cabin code: QJ

  • 16 - 17 m2
  • Unspecified
  • No Window
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Upper deck for 2 travellers

These comfortable outside cabins for up to two people on the top/upper decks have a private bathroom and double or separate beds, one of which doubles as a sofa.

Cabin code: U2

  • 10 - 14 m2
  • Unspecified
  • No Window
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Middle deck for 2 travellers

These comfortable, outside cabins for up to two people on the middle deck have a private bathroom and separate beds, one of which doubles as a sofa.

Cabin code: P2

  • 10 - 11 m2
  • Unspecified
  • No Window
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Polar Outside

These pleasant cabins with an outside view have either double beds or separate beds where one converts to a sofa. All have private bathrooms with a shower and toiletries, a TV, a safe, European two-pin plug sockets, and tea and coffee-making facilities.    

Middle deck for 2 travellers

These standard outside cabins for up to two people on the middle decks have separate beds and private bathrooms.

Cabin code: N2

  • 11 - 13 m2
  • Unspecified
  • No Window
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Lower or middle deck for 2 travellers

These standard outside cabins on the lower or middle decks have separate beds and private bathrooms.

Cabin code: O2

  • 10 - 12 m2
  • Unspecified
  • Window
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Lower deck for 2 travellers

These comfortable outside cabins for up to two people on the lower deck have private bathrooms and separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa.  The cabins have portholes, some with limited or no view.

Cabin code: L2

  • 10 - 13 m2
  • Unspecified
  • No Window
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Upper deck for 2 travellers

These comfortable outside cabins for up to two people on the upper deck have private bathrooms and separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa. The cabins have limited or no view.

Cabin code: J2

  • 11 - 12 m2
  • Unspecified
  • No Window
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Middle deck for up to 3 travellers

These comfortable outside cabins for up to three people on the upper or middle decks have private bathrooms and separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa. The third bed is an upper berth. The cabins have limited or no view.

Cabin code: J3

  • 11 - 12 m2
  • Unspecified
  • No Window
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Polar Inside

Similar to the Polar Outside but without a view, they have separate beds, one of which converts to a sofa. All have private bathrooms with a shower and toiletries, a TV, a safe, European two-pin plug sockets, and tea- and coffee-making facilities.  

Middle deck for 2 travellers

These comfortable, standard inside cabins for up to two people on the middle or upper decks have separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa. All cabins have private bathrooms.

Cabin code: I2

  • 9 - 14 m2
  • Unspecified
  • No Window
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Lower deck for up to 4 travellers

These comfortable, standard inside cabins for up to four people on the lower deck have separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa. All cabins have private bathrooms.

Cabin code: I4

  • 9 - 14 m2
  • Unspecified
  • No Window
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Upper deck for up to 2 travellers

These comfortable, standard inside cabins for up to two people on the middle or upper decks have separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa. All cabins have private bathrooms.

Cabin code: K2

  • 9 - 14 m2
  • Unspecified
  • No Window
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Decks

Explore our decks

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    MS Maud D3
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    Maud Deck 5
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  • 7.

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  • 8.

    Maud Deck 8
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    Maud Deck 9