MS Vesterålen

MS Vesterålen is one of the oldest and smallest ships, named an archipelago in Nordland country, to the north of Lofoten. Vesterålen was also the name of the first Original Coastal Express steamship from 1893.

MS Vesterålen sailing in Norway

About the Ship

  • Year built 1983
  • Year of refurbishment 2022
  • Shipyard Kaarbø Mek. Verk.
  • Passenger capacity 490
  • Beds 274
  • Gross tonnage 6,261
  • Length 108.55 m
  • Beam 16.5 m
  • Speed 17.5 knots

Fresh and lightly refurbished in 2019 and again in 2022, MS Vesterålen has bright, informal public areas and lounges throughout. The last refurbishment included upgrading 32 outside cabins to Arctic Superior standard with double beds, rebuilding 4 cabins into 2 mini suites, upgrading the restaurant, the café, the reception area, and the gym, in addition to giving Trollfjord lounge a new look and feel.

Apart from the cabins that have been renovated into Arctic Superior and Suites, the rest of the cabins have been kept in the old style. MS Vesterålen has many cabins with bunk beds. If bunk beds are not desired, this must be stated in the booking.

On a journey with MS Vesterålen, we will have a "behind the scenes" focus where the guests will get an opportunity to get closer to the Hurtigruten heritage, emphasizing maritime operations, logistics and hotel operations. With a focus on edutainment and engaging activities, we will provide guests with an in-depth knowledge of the different departments and the interaction between them.

 

The Coastal Experience

During your voyage, our onboard Tour Leaders will enhance your experience by offering engaging insights on the nature, wildlife, and culture you encounter along the way. You'll also enjoy the flavours of our home thanks to our Norway's Coastal Kitchen.

The Coastal Experience

During your voyage, our onboard Tour Leaders will enhance your experience by offering engaging insights on the nature, wildlife, and culture you encounter along the way. You'll also enjoy the flavours of our home thanks to our Norway's Coastal Kitchen.

Your coastal experience

Norway's Coastal Kitchen

 

Ship facilities

For relaxing

  • Wi-Fi throughout the ship

  • Shop stocked with essentials, and souvenirs

For being active & enjoying food

  • Fitness Room

  • Stylish bar with a wide range of beverages

 

Contact & Information

MS Vesterålen

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

Vehicles onboard coastal voyages must fit the following dimensions:

  • Max Length: 540 cm/ 17.7 ft
  • Max Width: 230 cm/ 7.5 ft
  • Max Height: 190 cm/ 6 ft
  • Max Weight: 2800 kg/ 6,173 lbs

Campervans, minivans and trailers cannot be accepted. For safety reasons, we cannot take cars that use LPG or CNG gas on board. This applies even if the tank is empty.

Related cruises

Cabins

  • Expedition Suite

    Our Expedition suites are the most luxurious cabins on the ship. Situated on the upper deck of the ship, the cabins feature double beds, seating areas with TV, and bathrooms with shower/WC.

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

    • Mini suite for up to 2 travelers

      These refurbished suites situated on the upper deck have separate bedroom, double bed, chair, TV, and coffee and tea facilities.

      Cabin code: Q2

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

    Relaxation and comfort are the hallmarks of our Arctic superior cabins. Situated on the upper deck, these suites have double beds, bathroom with shower and WC, and tea and coffee-making abilities.

    • Upper deck for up to 2 travelers

      These comfortable, refurbished outside cabins for up to 2 people on the upper decks have a double bed, TV, and coffee and tea facilities.

      Cabin code: U2D

      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
  • 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 2 people on the upper or middle decks have separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa, and a chair. Some cabins have limited or no view.

      Cabin code: J2

      • 9 - 10 m2
      • Limited view
      • Bathroom
      • 1 twin bed/1 couch
    • Middle deck for 2 travelers

      These standard outside cabins for up to 2 people on the middle decks have bunk beds, one of which converts into a sofa, and a chair.

      Cabin code: N2

      • 9 - 11 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • Bunk beds
    • Upper deck for 3 travelers

      These comfortable outside cabins for up to 3 people on the middle decks have separate beds, one of which doubles as a sofa.

      Cabin code: O3

      • 9 - 10 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • 1 twin bed/1 couch
    • Lower deck for up to 4 travelers

      These comfortable outside cabins for up to 4 people on the middle or lower decks have bunk beds and a chair. Some have a double bed and bunk beds, sofa, and a chair. The cabins have portholes with limited view.

      Cabin code: L

      • Porthole
      • Bathroom
      • Bunk beds
    • Accessible suite on lower deck

      Two wheelchair accessible rooms for up to 5 people on deck 3. These spacious cabins have wider doors, and accessible WC. One has double bed, pullman and a single bed. One has bunk beds, sofa, and chair.

      Cabin code: SD

      • 20 m2
      • Porthole
      • Bathroom
      • Varied bed types
  • 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.

    • Upper deck for 1 traveller

      These comfortable standard inside cabins for one person are on the upper deck.

      Cabin code: K1

      • 7 - 12 m2
      • No window
      • Bathroom
    • Upper or middle deck for up to 2 travelers

      These comfortable, standard inside cabins for up 2 people on the middle or upper decks have separate beds or bunk beds, one of which converts into a sofa, and chair. Some have a hairdryer.

      Cabin code: K2

      • No window
      • Bathroom
      • Varied bed types

Decks

  • 1 Deck 1
  • 2 Deck 2
  • 3 Deck 3
  • 4 Deck 4
  • 5 Deck 5
  • 6 Deck 6
  • 7 Deck 7
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