Anniversary Voyages 2023

Come celebrate our 130-year anniversary with limited edition souvenirs, anniversary dinners, and two new iconic voyages: The Svalbard Express and The North Cape Express.

Sail to the edge of the world

As part of our 130-year anniversary, we’re launching two new voyages; one revived from history, the other poised to make history. Life aboard has transformed since we first started sailing the Norwegian coast 130 years ago, but the expansive wilderness, Arctic wildlife, and magical light at the edge of the world are as spectacular as ever.

The Original Coastal Express

This is our signature route that has faithfully served the families and communities of the Norwegian coast for generations.  

  • A historic, authentic voyage at the heart of everyday life of 34 coastal communities. 
  • Choose to sail at any time of the year, in any of Norway’s four beautiful seasons. 
  • Travel side by side with local Norwegians aboard a fleet of elegant, iconic, informal ships.

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The North Cape Express

For the first time, we sail to or from the capital Oslo, journeying between Norway’s southernmost point and its northernmost.

  • An average of six hours in each of 17 specially chosen ports, fjords, and islands.
  • Sail during the Northern Lights season which lasts across autumn, winter, and spring.
  • Enjoy enhanced cuisine and activities aboard MS Trollfjord, freshly refurbished in 2023.

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The Svalbard Express

Embark on a nostalgic summertime voyage along the Norwegian coast up to the Svalbard archipelago at the edge of the world.  

  • Six hours on average to explore each of 14 handpicked scenic areas of the coast.
  • Experience 24 hours of glorious daylight in the Arctic in summer: the Midnight Sun.
  • Enjoy enhanced cuisine and activities aboard MS Trollfjord, freshly refurbished in 2023. 

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A year to remember

All our voyages in 2023, including our two iconic new routes, will have a range of special additions that will make sailing with us next year more memorable than ever.

The Norwegian flag on 17th of May, with MS Nordlys in the background
The Norwegian flag on 17th of May, with MS Nordlys in the background
Photo: Trond Gansmoe Johnsen - Guest image

Our story begins

…with our founder, Captain Richard With, who established our first ever sailing of Norway’s beautiful coast 130 years ago. That moment would forever change the Norwegian coast.

The Norwegian flag on 17th of May, with MS Nordlys in the background
The Norwegian flag on 17th of May, with MS Nordlys in the background
Photo: Trond Gansmoe Johnsen - Guest image
A couple is sitting and enjoying an evening in one of the ship's restaurants. They are drinking wine and the waiter is on his way with their entrees
Photo: Agurtxane Concellon

Food and festivities

For your five-course anniversary dinner at the end of your voyage, the chefs of our Norway’s Coastal Kitchen have been busy cooking up new celebratory recipes.

They’ll be taking inspiration from menus from decades ago and giving dishes a fresh, modern twist while being faithful to the classic Norwegian coastal cuisine they originated from.

A couple is sitting and enjoying an evening in one of the ship's restaurants. They are drinking wine and the waiter is on his way with their entrees
Photo: Agurtxane Concellon

A sense of nostalgia

On board our ships in 2023, several lectures delivered by your Coastal Experience Team will focus on our long history as a lifeline to Norwegian coastal communities, including personal stories from local guests and crew members.

You’ll also observe a few selected old-fashioned Norwegian maritime traditions during your voyage. These nostalgic rituals will turn back time, allowing you to experience an evocative golden age of sailing.

Vintage poster of Bergen in Summer
Vintage poster of Bergen in Summer

Limited edition souvenirs

Bring home an anniversary keepsake to remind you of your time on board or as a gift for your friends and family.

Frame and mount your anniversary certificate from the Captain. Be reminded of your voyage with us every time you take a sip from the anniversary-branded reusable bottle. Proudly sport an exclusive jacket patch and t-shirt, specially designed with our 130-year anniversary logo.

Vintage poster of Bergen in Summer
Vintage poster of Bergen in Summer
Great view from deck
Une vue splendide du pont
Photo: Wolfgang Abromeit/Guest-image

Why visit Norway with us?

Here are five ways our timeless voyages along the stunning Norwegian coast are unique and special.

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Great view from deck
Une vue splendide du pont
Photo: Wolfgang Abromeit/Guest-image