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MS Nordstjernen

The ship was built for the Coastal Voyage fleet in 1956 and extensively modernised in 2000 for exclusive Arctic sailing.

About MS Nordstjernen

The ship was built for the Coastal Voyage fleet in 1956 and extensively modernised in 2000 for exclusive Arctic sailing. Today she takes explorers on adventures in the waters around Spitsbergen. Despite modernisation, she still retains the aura of an old Atlantic ship, restored to her former splendour with new brass, classic wooden interiors and all her original art. Out on deck you come extra close to the untouched nature of the Polar Arctic and with roofs over a lot of the deck space you can enjoy being outside, even in rough weather.

MS Nordstjernen is equipped with a dining room and bar, a café, a panorama lounge and a library. Inside you’ll find cosy interior and exterior cabins, the majority of which have upper and lower berths. All rooms and deck surfaces exhibit that old, beautiful wood.

Ship Facts

Launch yearRefit yearLanguageGross tonnageLengthWidthCurrencySpeedCapacityCrew countDeck countCabin countElectrical plugs
19562013no+en219187 meters126 metersNOK15 knots14940471 types:
EU 2 Pin 220v
adapters provided:
false

Accommodation

Polar Outside

Our Polar Outside cabins are situated on lower deck. Some have bathrooms with shower and WC and some cabins have shared bathrooms. Most of them offer separate beds where one can be turned into a sofa, and others offer upper and lower berths. Some of the cabins have more facilities than others.

Polar Inside

Our Polar Inside cabins are situated on lower deck and offer a cosy atmosphere. On MS Nordstjernen, shared bathroom and wc will be found in the hall, except for I-cabins which have their own wc and shower. Most of the cabins have separate beds where one can be turned into a sofa, and others offer upper and lower berths. Some of the cabins have more facilities than others.

Polar Outside | Middle deck

Relax in these comfortable outside cabins. All cabins have upper and lower berths. These cabins are marked “A” on the deck plan.

Facilities

  • Twin
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Polar Outside | Middle deck for 2 travellers

Relax in these comfortable outside cabins for up to two people. All cabins have upper and lower berths. These cabins are marked “A” on the deck plan.

Facilities

  • Twin
  • Sofa Bed
  • Pullman Bed
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • TV
  • Hair Dryer
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Polar Outside | Upper deck for 2 travellers

Enjoy these standard outside cabins with separate beds found on upper decks for up to two people.

Facilities

  • Twin
  • Pullman Bed
  • Toiletries Provided
  • TV
  • Hair Dryer
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Polar Outside | Upper Deck for 3 travellers

Enjoy these standard outside cabins for up to three people with separate beds found on upper deck.

Facilities

  • Twin
  • Pullman Bed
  • Toiletries Provided
  • TV
  • Hair Dryer
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Polar Outside | Upper deck for 2 travellers

These are comfortable outside cabins, situated on upper deck. These cabins have separate beds, where one can be turned into a sofa. These are cabins with limited or no view.

Facilities

  • Twin
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toiletries Provided
  • TV
  • Hair Dryer

Polar Outside | Upper deck for 3 travellers

These are comfortable outside cabins, situated on upper deck. These cabins have separate beds, where one can be turned into a sofa. These are cabins with limited or no view.

Facilities

  • Twin
  • Sofa Bed
  • Pullman Bed
  • Toiletries Provided
  • TV
  • Hair Dryer

Polar Inside | Middle deck for 1 traveller

Relax in these comfortable, standard inside cabins on middle and upper deck with separate beds where one can be turned into a sofa.

Facilities

  • Twin
  • Sofa Bed
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Polar Inside | Middle deck for up to 4 travellers

Relax in these standard inside cabins for up to four people with upper and lower berths. These cabins have wash basins inside - shared bathroom and wc can be found in the hallway.

Facilities

  • Pullman Bed x4
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Polar Inside | Middle deck for up to 3 travellers

Relax in these standard inside cabins for up to three people, with upper and lower berths. These cabins have wash basins inside - shared bathroom and wc can be found in the hallway.

Facilities

  • Pullman Bed x3
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Polar Inside | Middle Deck for 2 travellers

Relax in these standard inside cabins with upper and lower berths. These cabins have wash basins inside - shared bathroom and wc can be found in the hallway.

Facilities

  • Twin
  • Pullman Bed
  • Toiletries Provided
  • TV
  • Hair Dryer
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Polar Inside | Middle deck for 2 travellers

Relax in these standard inside cabins with upper and lower berths. These cabins have wash basins inside - shared bathroom and wc can be found in the hallway.

Facilities

  • Pullman Bed x2
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Polar Inside | Middle Deck for 2 travellers

Relax in these comfortable, standard inside cabins for up to two people on middle and upper deck with separate beds where one can be turned into a sofa. These cabins have their own wc and bathroom.

Facilities

  • Twin
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toiletries Provided
  • TV
  • Hair Dryer
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Polar Inside | Middle Deck for 3 travellers

Relax in these comfortable, standard inside cabins with separate beds where one can be turned into a sofa.

Facilities

  • Twin
  • Sofa Bed
  • Pullman Bed
  • Toiletries Provided
  • TV
  • Hair Dryer
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Polar Inside | Lower deck for 2 travellers

Our Polar Inside cabins are situated on lower deck and offer a cosy atmosphere. On MS Nordstjernen, shared bathroom∘ and WC will be found in the hall. Relax in these standard inside cabins with upper and lower berths. These cabins have wash basins inside. 

Facilities

  • Twin
  • Pullman Bed
  • Toiletries Provided
  • TV
  • Hair Dryer
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Entertainment

The emphasis on board is on relaxation and discovery, not on commercial entertainment, which is often a part of conventional cruises. There is no entertainment on board MS Nordstjernen.

Lounge

Here you find large panoramic windows, ample comfortable seats and even a pair of binoculars so you can view the wildlife and details of the ever changing∘ landscape.

Dining

Restaurant

Passengers are requested to go to the restaurant on embarkation to make their table reservation. The usual meal times are: breakfast from 08.00 to 10.00 hours (open sitting); lunch from 13.00 hours (open sitting); dinner from 18.00 hours (set seating). During high season, there may be several sittings, the times of which will be shown on board. Full board begins with a buffet dinner on departure from Bergen and ends with brunch on the arrival day back in Bergen. The food is Norwegian and breakfast is buffet style with a selection of cold meats, cheese, eggs, cereals and fruit. Lunch is the famous Cold Table with a choice of fish dishes, cold meats, salads, a selection of hot dishes, desserts and fruit. Dinner is a three-course set meal; there is not usually a choice of menu. Occasionally the Cold Table may be served in the evening and the set meal at lunch time. All vessels are fully licensed.

À La Carte

The à la carte menu is a dining experience out of the ordinary - a dinner made from ultra-premium produce from our local suppliers. For those who are taking a classic voyage, full board is included in the price, and you can upgrade to the à la carte option for a small fee.

Even if you don’t have full board, you are still welcome to order tge à la carte menu. On most of Hurtigruten ships, the à la carte menu will be served in separate areas of the restaurants. Enjoy two-, three, four- or five-course dinners, and choose from four different starters, five main courses, four desserts and our famous cheese. Additional wine and drinks packages are also available. You can only book the à la carte menu when you are on board.

Enrichment

Enjoy a lecture on the ship's deck and learn something new.

Expedition Team

The Expedition Team is composed of an Expedition Leader, an Assistant Expedition Leader, and several knowledgeable and certified guides. Your Expedition Leader will regularly update you on the progress of the trip as well as the different points of interest and wildlife sightings that may occur.

On MS Nordstjernen, there is no Expedition Desk, it is not possible to book optional excursions on board and lectures are mainly given on shore.

Lectures

The ship has experienced guides, specializing in various subjects . They have in-depth knowledge of the areas we sail in. They will conduct, on a regular basis, talks about topics such as Biology, History, and Geology at the landings throughout the course of the trip. The lectures will mainly be given on shore. Do not hesitate to contact our Expedition Team for any questions or concerns you might have.

Deckplans

Deck 4

  • Sun Deck
  • Lounge
  • Café
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor Explorer Deck

Deck 3

  • Outside Cabins
  • Inside Cabins
  • Hospital
  • Luggage
  • Reception

Deck 2

  • Outside Cabins
  • Inside Cabins
  • Shower

Deck 1

  • Inside Cabins

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