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Vesteralen
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17 reviews

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Passengers
318

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Launched
1983/1995

Shore Excursions
33
Sails To
British Isles & Western Europe
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Vesteralen Overview

Part of Hurtigruten's "Mid-Generation Ships," Vesteralen was built in 1983 and overhauled in 1995. The vessels sails Scandanavian itineraries, focusing on the spectacular Norwegian Fjords.

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Where does Hurtigruten Vesteralen sail from?

Hurtigruten Vesteralen departs from Bergen

Where does Hurtigruten Vesteralen sail to?

Hurtigruten Vesteralen cruises to Tromso, Trondheim, Molde, Alesund, Bergen and Geiranger

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Hurtigruten Vesteralen Member Reviews

Rev. Dr. Michael
Sail Date: Dec 2019
My woman and I had an excellent cruise in summer 2017 with MS Midnatsol to Norway's fjords, so we wanted to make another cruise to see the northern lights in Norway. It was sometimes adventurous and challenging,... Read More
wolfwerner
Sail Date: Apr 2018
We took a chance and visited the "Nordkapp", which was modern and everything was really perfect, but it did not give that cosy feeling that we liked on the Vesteralen.... Read More
margeve
Sail Date: Feb 2019
I wanted to go on a small manageable ship which this was. The standard of food, cabins, cleaning and detailed information, was excellent. I booked lots of excursions and enjoyed them, but in hindsight would... Read More
Nadineh
Sail Date: Nov 2018
My main purpose for the cruise was to view the Northern Lights. Unfortunately, due to the prevailing weather conditions, I was somewhat disappointed - less than what I was expecting. However, the amicability... Read More

Hurtigruten Fleet

Midnatsol
4.0 / 5.0
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82 reviews

Midnatsol is a luxury cruise ship, cargo vessel, car and passenger ferry, and expedition vessel. It sails year-round up and down the west coast of Norway.

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Nordnorge
4.0 / 5.0
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Norway's 1,250-mile coast attracts traditional cruise passengers to a Nordnorge voyage. Meanwhile, young European backpackers use the ship as a means of transportation between towns.

Fram

Fram was designed for expedition cruises to some of the most remote places on the planet. The ship spends ample time in Arctic waters.

Trollfjord
4.0 / 5.0
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Trollfjord joined Hurtigruten in 2002 and is one of the most modern ships in the fleet. Trollfjord sails Baltic Sea voyages year round from Bergen.

Finnmarken
4.0 / 5.0
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Finnmarken is just one of four vessels in Hurtigruten's fleet to be built in the 21st century. It carries cruisers along with cargo along Norway's coast.

Polarlys

Polarlys, built in 1996, sails voyages that explore Norway's coastal communities and stunning fjords as part of Hurtigruten's fleet of "Contemporary Ships."

Nordkapp
4.0 / 5.0
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Nordkapp, meaning North Cape, links Bergen to some 35 ports along the Norwegian coast as far north as Kirkenes, a mining town near the Russian border.

Nordlys

One of Hurtigruten's six "Contemporary Ships," Nordlys sails voyages that explore Norway's coastal communities and fjords. Full cruise passengers are primarily 50-plus and European.

Richard With
4.0 / 5.0
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Like the rest of Hurtigruten's Norwegian coastal fleet, Richard With is a working ship that makes calls around the clock, picking up passengers and goods.

Vesteralen

Hurtigruten's Vesteralen was built in 1983 and overhauled in 1995. The vessels sails Scandanavian itineraries, focusing on the spectacular Norwegian Fjords and offering regional cuisine.

Lofoten
3.5 / 5.0
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MS Lofoten, named after the island chain off the northern Norway coast, was one of the last ships designed for Hurtigruten as a break-bulk cargo passenger ship.

Kong Harald
4.0 / 5.0
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Kong Harald is the first of Hurtigruten's ships to have undergone a total ship refurbishment. The line hopes the refreshed look will attract a younger crowd.

MS Spitsbergen
4.5 / 5.0
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Hurtigruten's 335-passenger Spitsbergen launched in 2016 in the Arctic Circle before heading to Greenland, Iceland, the Faroe and Shetland Islands and Arctic Canada.

MS Roald Amundsen
4.0 / 5.0
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The world's first hybrid powered cruise ship, the MS Roald Amundsen, is named after the pioneering Norwegian-born polar explorer who led the first expedition to traverse the Northwest passage in 1911. 

Fridtjof Nansen
4.5 / 5.0
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MS Fridtjof Nansen is the second of Hurtigruten’s new hybrid powered expedition ships, which is scheduled to launch in 2019. The first is MS Roald Amundsen, which is scheduled to launch in May 2019.

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