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MS Vesteralen

Named after the first Hurtigruten ship to sail in 1893, MS Vesterålen is one of the smallest ships in the fleet, meaning guests can expect a cosy feel and attentive service from the dedicated crew during their holiday. Throughout the voyage guests can enjoy views from the Panorama Lounge and admire the extensive art collection on board. With the limited passenger capacity, a voyage on MS Vesterålen is truly something special.

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Ship Stats and Features

Year Entered Service 01/01/1995
Tonnage 6261
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins 1
Number Of Decks 7

Ship Facilities


MS Versteralen offers amazing dining from breakfast through to dinner. Breakfast and lunch are both open seating buffets, meaning guests can enjoy the delicious dishes at their leisure. Dinner features a set menu with ingredients freshly sourced from the destinations the ship visits, all beautifully prepared and presented by the passionate team of chefs.

There is also a café open all day where guests can choose from sandwiches, burgers and drinks to keep them going between mealtimes.

Things to do

MS Vesteralen provides guests with an exciting programme where you can learn more about the ship’s operation. Including evening talks hosted by the ship’s tour leader and various members of the crew about life onboard, as well as practical sessions featuring activities such as learning to read and use marine charts, this is the perfect cruise for those who want to learn more about the history and workings of the vessel.

In addition, guests will find several lounges dotted across the ship, as well as a small fitness centre and shop, meaning that there’s always something to keep you occupied during your free time on the ship.

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