MS Kong Harald

Norway's reigning monarch, a seasoned sailor, lends his name to this remarkable vessel. King Harald is not the only famous name you'll find on the ship.

A large ship in a body of water

About the Ship

  • Year built 1993
  • Year of refurbishment 2016
  • Shipyard Volkswerft (Germany)
  • Passenger capacity 590
  • Beds 498
  • Gross tonnage 11,204
  • Length 121.8 m / 400 ft
  • Beam 19.2 m / 63 ft
  • Speed 18 knots

MS Kong Harald has its own onboard Expedition Team and serves as a university at sea. Interesting lectures,presentations and activities inside the ship as well as out on the sun deck make this an exciting and educational journey. Topics depend on the season and the waters we sail in. The Expedition Team hosts a lecture and presentation program and evening gatherings daily. Out on deck you can participate in live points of interest to learn more about the nature, culture and other phenomena we encounter along the coast. In addition, the Expedition Team will introduce you to the uniquely Norwegian notion of “friluftsliv” (outdoor life), and encourages you take part in the various “friluftsliv” hikes and activities during the cruise.

Our dedicated Expedition Teams has one mission: to enhance your experience by engaging you and interpreting the nature, wildlife, and culture you encounter during the cruise. Read more about our Expedition Teams here.

Photo: Axel M. Mosler Dortmund, Schoen Marguerite – guest image and Kurt Schuhmacher – guest image

 

MS Kong Harald was refurbished in 2016 and now features a modern, Arctic-inspired interior. Onboard are three different restaurants, the Multe bakery and ice cream bar, a sauna and a fitness room. Out on deck you can enjoy the view from one of our two hot tubs. Fancy a drink? Visit our comfortable bar at the front of the ship. The vessel also has a large compass area with reception, the Expedition Team, a tour guide, conference room and shop.

The ship's bar is named after famous Norwegian polar pioneer Fridtjof Nansen, while explorer Roald Amundsen lends his name to the ship's café. The top deck of the boat features a sun deck, observation salon and panorama lounge, all of which provide splendid views of spectacular coastal scenery.

Photo: Lena Knutli, Agurtxane Concellon/Hurtigruten and Simon Skreddernes

Special features: 

  • Expedition Team
  • Refurbished in 2016
  • Three restaurants
  • Bar
  • Panoramic lounge
  • Wi-Fi (for payment)
  • Sauna
  • Fitness room
  • Elevator
  • Conference room
  • Car deck
  • Hot tub

Cabins

  • Expedition Suite

    Our Expedition suites are the most luxurious cabins on board. Situated on the upper deck of the ship, the cabins feature seating areas with TV, and bathrooms with shower/WC. Most have double beds. Some suites have more facilities than others. 

    An exciting welcome gift awaits all suite guests in their cabin.

    • Suite on upper deck

      These elegant suites are situated on the upper deck with one or two rooms, seating area and TV.

      Cabin grade: M3

      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
  • Arctic Superior

    Relaxation and comfort are the hallmarks of our Arctic superior cabins. Situated on the two upper decks, the cabins all have bathrooms with shower and WC. They are also equipped with tea and coffee-making facilities, a TV, and double beds. 

    Situated on deck 5 and 6, the cabins are newly refurbished and feature facilities as TV, queen-sized beds, water boilers, coffee and tea. 

    Note: All Arctic superior cabins on deck 5 have the promenade deck outside.

    • Upper deck for 2 travelers

      These comfortable, outside, cabins for up to two people on the top/upper decks have double beds.

      Cabin grade: U2D

      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
    • Middle deck for 2 travelers

      These comfortable, outside cabins on the upper/middle decks have double bed.

      Cabin grade: P2D

      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
  • Polar Outside

    Our Polar Outside cabins are situated mostly on the middle or lower decks and all have bathrooms with shower/WC, and most have flat-screen TVs. The cabins offer separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa, or upper and lower berths. All the cabins have individual specifications.

    • Upper deck for 2 travelers

      These comfortable, outside cabins for up to two people, midship on the upper deck, have double beds, a private shower/WC, TV, and tea and coffee-making facilities. The cabins have very limited or obstructed views.

      Cabin grade: J2D

      • 96 - 118 sq ft
      • Window with limited view
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
    • Middle deck for 2 travelers

      These comfortable, outside cabins for up to two people on the middle deck have separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa.

      Cabin grade: O2

      • 85 - 121 sq ft
      • Window
      • Bathroom
    • Middle deck for 2 travelers

      These comfortable outside cabins for up to two people on the middle deck have separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa.

      Cabin grade: N2

      • Window
      • Bathroom
    • Lower deck for 2 travelers

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

      Cabin grade: L2

      • Porthole
      • Bathroom
    • Upper deck for up to 3 travelers

      These comfortable, outside cabins for up to three people on the upper or middle decks have separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa. The cabins have limited or no view.

      Cabin grade: J3

      • 96 - 118 sq ft
      • Window with limited view
      • Bathroom
  • Polar Inside

    Our cozy Polar inside cabins are on all decks and include bathrooms with shower/WC. Most of the cabins have separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa. Some are equipped with and lower berths. All of the cabins have individual specifications.

    Situated on decks 5 and 6, these cabins feature a flat-screen TV.  There are no windows. The cabins have separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa.

    • Lower deck for 2 travelers

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

      Cabin grade: I2

      • No window
      • Bathroom
    • Upper deck for up to 3 travelers

      These comfortable, standard inside cabins for up to three people on the upper deck have separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa, and upper/lower berths.

      Cabin grade: K3

      • No window
      • Bathroom

Decks

  • 2
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  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
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