Vesteralen

MS Vesterålen is named after the first Hurtigruten ship that sailed along Norway´s rugged coastline in 1893. She is one of our smaller boats and has an intimate on-board atmosphere.

MS Vesterålen provides passengers an authentic heritage experience. In its exciting programme you will learn more about the ship´s maritime operations, logistics and hotel operations. You will get an opportunity to get closer to the Hurtigruten operation and to learn more about the operation along the Norwegian coast. The programme 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 crew members who share their insights about work and life on board.

* A short film and/or presentation during the evening talk programme 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.
* 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 on-board art collection adds an air of sophistication. The ship´s limited passenger capacity contributes to making a voyage aboard MS Vesterålen truly special.

Ship Data

Rating
Specialty
Cruise Line
Hurtigruten
 
Preferred

Ship Profile & Stats

Length
108.55 metres
Tonnage
6,261 Gross Tonnes
Maiden Voyage
1983
Refurbished
1995
Pass. Cap. (dbl)
490
Crew Nat.
Norwegian
Officer Nat.
Norwegian
Dining Nat.
Norwegian
Ship Reg.
Norway

Ship Facilities

  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Car Deck
  • Children's Play Area
  • Conference Room
  • Fitness Room
  • Laundry
  • Lift
  • Lounge
  • Main Dining Room
  • Medical Centre
  • Panorama Lounge
  • Shop
  • Trollfjord Lounge
  • Wi-Fi
Level Name
01 A Deck
02 B Deck
03 C Deck
04 D Deck
05 E Deck
06 F Deck
07 G Deck

A2 - 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 travellers These comfortable outside cabins for up to two people on the middle or lower decks have bunk beds.

A3 - 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 up to 3 travellers These comfortable outside cabins for up to three people on the middle or lower decks have bunk beds.

A4 - 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. Lower deck for up to 4 travellers These cabins on the middle deck have one double bed and two bunk beds. These outside cabins for four travellers are ideal for families.

N2 - 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 travellers These standard outside cabins for up to two people on the middle deck have separate beds.

J2 - 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 travellers 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.

O2 - 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. Upper deck for 2 travellers These comfortable outside cabins for up to two people on the upper deck have separate beds, one of which doubles as a sofa.

I2 - Polar Inside

Our cosy 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 travellers 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.

I3 - Polar Inside

Our cosy 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. Lower deck for up to 3 travellers These comfortable, standard inside cabins for up to three people on the lower deck have bunk beds.
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Car Deck
  • Children's Play Area
  • Conference Room
  • Fitness Room
  • Laundry
  • Lift
  • Lounge
  • Main Dining Room
  • Medical Centre
  • Panorama Lounge
  • Shop
  • Trollfjord Lounge
  • Wi-Fi