MS Vesterålen

MS Vesterålen is named after the first Hurtigruten ship to sail along Norway´s rugged coastline in 1893. She is one of our smaller boats and has an intimate onboard atmosphere.

A large boat in a body of water with a mountain in the background

About the Ship

  • Year built 1983
  • Year of refurbishment 1995
  • Shipyard Kaarbø Mek. Verk.
  • Passenger capacity 490
  • Beds 301
  • Car capacity 24
  • Gross tonnage 6,261
  • Length 108.55 m/ 356 ft
  • Beam 16.5 m/ 54 ft
  • Speed 18 knots

MS Vesterålen provides passengers an authentic heritage experience. Through its exciting program you will learn more about the ship's maritime operations, logistics and hotel operations. You will get an opportunity to be closer to the Hurtigruten operation and learn more about its activities along the Norwegian coast. The program includes the following:

  • Different topics every second day, related to Hurtigruten's operations. Evening talks hosted by the ship's tour leader, including interviews with different crewmembers that share their insights about work and life on board.
  • A short film and/or presentation during the evening talk program about the engine room, bridge, galley, cargo deck, and more.
  • Practical courses within relevant topics, including “Learn to read and use marine charts” and “Make the Norwegian traditional dinner, Fårikål.” Due to limited capacity, these courses are available for a fee and can be booked on board. Min. passengers: 2.
  • Operational and historical “points of interest”/ fun facts presented on deck along the sailing route.
  • Exhibition about Hurtigruten's history, ship design and construction, route planning, navigational facts and operational development.
  • A logbook of the entire journey available for purchase at the end of the trip.

MS Vesterålen has bright, informal public areas and lounges throughout. The extensive onboard art collection adds an air of sophistication.  The ship´s limited passenger capacity contributes to making a MS Vesterålen cruise truly special.

Special features: 

  • Panorama lounge
  • Smaller lounges in the front and back of the ship
  • Café 
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Conference facilities
  • Bar
  • Children’s play area
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fitness room
  • Elevator
  • Car deck

Parking spaces on board

Please note the following dimensions for vehicles:

Max Length: 540 cm/ 17.7 ft
Max Width: 230 cm/ 7.5 ft
Max Height: 185 cm/ 6 ft
Max Weight: 2800 kg/ 6,173 lbs

Contact

Tel: +47 48 01 80 00
E-mail [email protected]
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Cabins

  • Polar Outside

    Our Polar outside cabins on the middle or lower decks all have bathrooms with shower/WC. Most of the cabins offer separate beds (one of which is a sofa bed) or upper and lower berths. All the cabins have individual specifications.

    • Middle deck for 2 travelers

      These comfortable outside cabins for up to two people on the middle or lower decks have bunk beds.

      Cabin grade: A2

      • 7 - 22 m2
      • Window with limited view
      • Bathroom
      • Bunk beds
    • Middle deck for up to 3 travelers

      These comfortable outside cabins for up to three people on the middle or lower decks have bunk beds.

      Cabin grade: A3

      • 7 - 22 m2
      • Window with limited view
      • Bathroom
      • Bunk beds
    • Lower deck for up to 4 travelers

      These cabins on the middle deck have one double bed and two bunk beds. These unspecified outside cabins for four travellers are ideal for families.

      Cabin grade: A4

      • 7 - 22 m2
      • Window with limited view
      • Bathroom
      • Bunk beds
    • Middle deck for 2 travelers

      These standard outside cabins for up to two people on the middle deck have separate beds.

      Cabin grade: N2

      • 9 - 11 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
    • Middle deck for 2 travelers

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

      Cabin grade: J2

      • 9 - 10 m2
      • Window with limited view
      • Bathroom
    • Upper deck for 2 travelers

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

      Cabin grade: O2

      • 9 - 10 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • Twin bed
  • Polar Inside

    Our cozy Polar inside cabins are on all decks and include bathrooms with shower/WC, separate beds, one of which doubles as a sofa, or upper and lower berths. All the cabins have individual specifications.

    • Middle deck for 2 travelers

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

      Cabin grade: I2

      • 7 - 12 m2
      • No window
      • Bathroom
      • Bunk beds
    • Lower deck for up to 3 travelers

      These comfortable, standard inside cabins for up to three people on the lower deck have bunk beds.

      Cabin grade: I3

      • 7 - 12 m2
      • No window
      • Bathroom
      • Bunk beds

Decks

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E
  • F
  • G
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