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MS Nordkapp

For anyone looking for a unique and enriching cruise experience, Hurtigruten’s Nordkapp has everything you need for an expedition cruise to remember. These are working ships, delivering freight, mail and passengers to remote communities throughout the Norwegian Fjords, Greenland and Antarctica, and perfectly designed to reach normally inaccessible areas of each destination, meaning guests can truly discover what these places have to offer.

As well as the fascinating shore excursions, the high-quality dining and onboard facilities make this a cruise to remember.

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Ship Stats and Features

Year Entered Service 01/01/1996
Tonnage 11386
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins 3
Number Of Decks 6
Number Of Elevators 2
Number Of Pools 1
Number Of Restaurants 1
Maximum Capacity 464
Crew 117

Ship Facilities

Given the small size of this expedition ship, the reduced number of restaurants is to be expected. However, this doesn’t mean that there has been any compromising on the quality of food. Using only the freshest, seasonal ingredients, the menu onboard has been carefully thought out to make sure that every guest leaves feeling satisfied.

  • Restaurant - the ship restaurant is located astern on Deck 4 and seats 240 guests. Large windows enables you to enjoy both your meal and the view at the same time.
  • Cafe - the cafe serves small dishes, warm meals, snacks and drinks 24 hours a day.
  • Bar - the bar ahead on Deck 4 is the place where passengers often meet after dinner for a coffee or a drink. It there is dancing or live music on board, this is where you will find it.

Unwind during evenings onboard MS Nordkapp by making use of the relaxing public spaces throughout the ship.

  • Reception- the heart of the ship. The reception handles everything from ticket sales to check in and check out. If there is anything you need information on, this is the place to go. Here, the friendly staff go to great lengths to satisfy all customers.
  • Panorama lounge- the ship has a panorama lounge on the top deck with comfortable chairs and panoramic views. This is where you can observe the natural beauty of the Nordic coastline passing by in peace and tranquillity.
  • Salon/Bar- the ship has a centrally placed bar on the top deck. Large windows ensure the best possible views, while the knowledgeable bar tenders will be happy to whip up your favourite drinks.
  • Arcade- this is the ship's central meeting point where you can relax with a cup of coffee, chat with your fellow passengers or just enjoy the view.

Enjoy your cruise in style onboard MS Nordkapp. Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy the spectacular views from one of the two hot tubs located on the deck, or deepen that relaxation with a trip to the ship’s sauna (via the fitness room if you’d like to stay active during the cruise).

When you’re not sitting back and enjoying the ride or indulging in the delicious cuisine available onboard, there is also the opportunity to learn more about the various destinations thanks to the Expedition Team. Hosting lectures, presentations and evening gatherings, these destination experts are here to help you further enrich your holiday.

Customer reviews for MS Nordkapp

Superb cruise. A very slick operation throughout with excellent excursions, wonderful food and most interesting talks. Really couldnT be faulted in any respect. A truly great experience.

Have just returned from the cruise by hurtigruten to Norway. So many stops in 11 days but some were only for 15 minuites so you have to keep an eye on your watch or you are left behind -it is a ferry and supplies a vital service to Norway especially in the winter, Unfortunately we did not see the northern lights it was too cloudy and warm,we have yet to discover how to get the promise of a free short return cruise? The food and service were excellent better than some cruise ships we hav3 been on but the long dark nights and little snow to light up the mountains was disappointing. Also the lighting in the ship was very subdued in areas so take a torch to read in 5he lounge areas. Due to the snow conditions most of the snow excursions were cancelled although we needed the grips on our snow boots in the more northern ports. Unfortuanly there was too much snow at the north cap the town was snowed in and no excursions out! This did not spoil our enjoyment of the beautiful snow tipped mountains in the fiords the interesting museums in ports the locals just going to the next town to shop or delver their goods. It was magical. We should of done more research about these places before we went though. Also beware the costs, the excursions and drinks were very expensive as were the local shops! The same everywhere in Norway, a beautiful friendly country.

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The first 7 days were great x except they cancelled 3 of the 5 excursions we booked x not enough to do during the long dark nights x no choice at dinner x far too expensive x i know it was a working ship but if they are going to attract cruises then you need some kind if entertainment x the le tureswere ok but Norweigen fishing i ended up doing my laundry x would not recommend it to anyone x didnt see the lights x so cost a fortune for not much back The vicking excursuon was a total rip off £139 each for less than 1 hours entertainment and a meal of bread lamb and the tiniest amount of lamb x a total let down x and to say you get a 6 day cruise if you didn't see the lights no thank you x

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