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Bergen/Trondheim
10-night Classic Norwegian Discovery Voyage
December 21, 2019
Hurtigruten: MS Nordlys
Bergen/Trondheim
Vacation Offer ID 1323098
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Cruise Inclusions

  • Voyage in cabin category of your choice on a full board basis
  • English speaking Expedition Leader on board

Hurtigruten operates a fleet of custom-built, hybrid vessels combining the attributes of a small cruise ship with the daily duties of transportation for locals and freight. This combination creates a unique blend of travel experiences woven into the rhythms of daily Norwegian coastal life. All ships depart from Bergen, in the South, on a daily schedule and make the full roundtrip up to Kirkenes, in the North, and back again in 11-nights/12-days. Guests can book The Voyage North for 6-nights/7-days, The Voyage South for 5-nights/6-days, The Norwegian Discovery for 10-nights/11-days or The Roundtrip Voyage for 11-nights/12-days. While some stops to the 34 ports are short for loading and unloading vehicles, freight and locals, other visits allow for unique seasonal shore excursions and sightseeing for travelers. Norwegian chefs use locally-sourced and seasonal meats, fish, cheeses and produce supplied along the route. Guests may book accommodations ranging from Inside to Suite category cabins.

  • Destination Guide
  • Suggested Shore Excursions
Destination Arrival Departure
Bergen

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Bergen Walking Tour - 3 hours



Bergen may perhaps be a relatively small city (population of 260,000) however it is overflowing with history (the first settlement here were over 900 years ago), culture, incredible nature, gourmet restaurants and cosy cafe’s
Bryggen, the ancient Hanseatic Wharf, which is one of the best known European dwelling places from the Middle Ages, comprises a maze of characteristic wooden buildings with pointed gables facing the harbour.

This unique architectural gem is now listed by UNESCO as one of the world's most significant examples of the history and culture of a medieval settlement. Bryggen thrives today as a honeycomb of painter’s and craftsmen’s workshops, plus access to the interior of some of the buildings themselves where history has been preserved as it was originally. 

The Fløibanen funicular in Bergen is one of Norway's best-known attractions. Fløibanen can be found in the heart of Bergen. Fløibanen is a funicular cable car that takes you 320 metres above sea level. In just a few minutes you find yourself on top of a mountain with a perfect view of the city and its surroundings. You have not seen Bergen before you have taken Fløibanen.
 
Basis: Private tour.
Duration: 3 hours.
Start / End: City center Hotel or address.
Vehicle: 01st Class.
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.
Entrances: Fløibanen funicular.
Meals: None.
Difficulty: Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.
Bergen and its outskirts tour – 5 Hours



Experience the picturesque beauty and historical sights of Bergen during this leisurely 5 hour sightseeing excursion. 
We drive out of the city centre to Troldhaugen, the home of the famous Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg. The home, an unassuming wooden house stands amongst the trees at the Hill of the Trolls (Troldhaugen). 
Then it is a short drive to the Fantoft Stave Church, originally built in Fortun Sogn in 1150, it was relocated to Fantoft in 1883 where it was rebuilt after it was destroyed in a fire in 1992. In the Middle Ages there were approximately 800 stave churches throughout Norway, today only 30 are left standing. 
On return back to the city centre of Bergen, explore by foot the famous Bryggen harbour front - the colorful old Hanseatic merchant buildings from the middle Ages. Destroyed by a large fire that wreaked havoc, the area was rebuilt in 1702. Now a protected area and listed on the Unesco World Heritage List, the narrow alleyways that run between the rows of houses made for an enchanting stroll that will take you back in time.

Your next stop is the Mt. Fløien Funicular station. The Fløibanen funicular takes you up to a height of 320 meters above sea level. It is a short journey up, on exit of the funicular a magnificent panorama over the city of Bergen, the surrounding mountains and sea awaits you. Return back to the harbor front district by funicular. Some free time has been set aside for you to peruse the Fish and Flower market at the Marbour front.

 
Basis: Private tour.
Duration: 5 hours.
Start / End: City center Hotel, address or Pier.
Vehicle: 01st Class. 
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.
Entrances: Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen, Fantoft Stave Church, Fløibanen funicular.
Meals: None.
Difficulty: Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.
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Hurtigruten: MS Nordlys
MS Nordlys is named after the spectacular natural phenomena visible in these waters between October and March. Nordlys, meaning the Northern Lights (or Aurora Borealis), which appear in the sky of the Northern Hemisphere as green and sometimes red flaming “waves” and will leave you with memories that will last forever. MS Nordlys was built in 1994 and is the third ship in Hurtigruten to have this name. The ships art, décor and colors are all inspired by the Northern Lights phenomenon. With her light and delicate interior, Norwegian artists have created a unique and distinct environment on board. Passengers are encouraged to relax in the ship's elegant maritime atmosphere, countless lounges and comfortable reclining chairs.
Dining
Norway's culinary traditions have much in common with the scenery of the coastline. It is always fresh, distinctive, and full of variety. Hurtigruten strives to give guests a truly unique and authentic experience, and local produce and traditional cuisine are incorporated into every element of the culinary experience on board. Hurtigruten is able to get fresh produce from local suppliers every day, from both coastal and inland areas.

Norway's Coastal Kitchen

Norway's Coastal Kitchen
In a unique and creative partnership with celebrity chef Andreas Viestad, Hurtigruten serves the bounty of Norway's fresh, local ingredients, along with the stories of the people and places that supply these special foods. Guests will be able to enjoy fresh Atlantic char that was delivered to the ship just a few hours before dinner service.

Hurtigruten's "Norway's Coastal Kitchen" reflects the true character of the country, giving guests a much more memorable and distinctive travel experience.

Life On Board
From the moment you embark, you will notice the atmosphere on board. And what's more, you will notice something in yourself. As the peace and tranquility of the scenery and relaxed pace takes hold, you will find your senses enhanced to everything around you.

Common Spaces and Amenities

  • Bars
  • Café
  • Arcade
  • Lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Conference Facilities
  • Reception
  • Internet Café
  • Fitness Room
  • Sauna
  • Shop
  • Playroom
  • Laundry Room
  • Sun Deck
  • Library
Excursions
The true variety of Norwegian landscape, history, and culture reveals itself through Hurtigruten's enlightening and memorable excursions. Join in on action-filled adventures on land or water, enjoy authentic Norwegian traditions and culture, or experience beautiful wildlife, nature, and coastal highlights. Each season brings with it the opportunity to participate in new excursions.
Ship Statistics
Year Built
1994
Year Refurbished
Year Entered Present Fleet
1994
Previous Name
Country of Registry
Norway
Tonnage (GRT)
11,204
Guests (Lowers)
460
Total Guests
623
Passenger Decks
6
Number of Crew
64
Officers' Nationality
Norwegian
Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality
Norwegian
Total Rooms
220
Suites
6
Balconies
Ocean/River View
193
Interior
21
Accessible
3
Each Hurtigruten ship has something unique to offer. Despite their differences, they all provide the same intimate travel experience, with their own informal atmosphere. Comfortable lounges and ample deck space afford perfect views as you glide through some of the world's most beautiful and untouched coastal scenery.
Tipping Policy
It is not common practice to tip on Hurtigruten ships on the coastal voyage, but if a guest feels that crew members should be rewarded for providing exceptional service, tip boxes and envelopes can be found in the restaurant.
Shipboard Policies
  • Currency
    Norwegian currency is used on board. Most major currencies may be exchanged. Visa, American Express, MasterCard, and Diners Card are all accepted. A cruise card can be obtained and used for payment for extras and settled at the end of your voyage. This may be subject to change.

  • Electrical
    Electrical outlets on the vessel are 220v AC. – 2 pin Continental-type, for which an adapter is required. Guests needing an adapter/converter, must bring their own.

  • Internet Access
    There is an internet café onboard. Wireless access is available in most public areas for use with guests' laptops or mobile devices. Please note that the bandwidth is narrow and reception intermittent.

  • Language
    Norwegian and English are the official onboard languages. The personnel at the reception and some of the service crew may also speak German. Tour Leaders speak Norwegian, English, and German.

  • Medical Emergencies
    There is no doctor or pharmacy on board. However, officers are trained in first aid and can provide emergency medical assistance. The ships are also close to land.

  • Safety Information
    Hurtigruten ships are working vessels operating a regular service to a set timetable. The ships carry goods, vehicles, and passengers between ports, by night and day, as an integral part of Norwegian daily life. Hurtigruten ships are calling at ports around the clock.

    It is a safety requirement that all Hurtigruten passengers attend a compulsory safety briefing in Bergen before the ship leaves port. After check-in, and prior to embarkation, please go to the first floor of the terminal building where the safety briefing will be given at regular intervals by Hurtigruten staff. This briefing will last between 10 – 15 minutes with the first taking place at 3:45pm (embarkation is from 4pm, also from the first floor). The talk will include a demonstration of how to put on a life jacket, and the instructions to be followed in the unlikely event of an evacuation or other emergency during the voyage. The briefing is compulsory for all passengers including those who have traveled with Hurtigruten on previous occasions. There will be an opportunity to ask questions if you have any concerns. Guests may embark immediately upon completion of the safety briefing. The last briefing will take place at 7:30pm. Guests arriving after this time will be required to attend a safety meeting on board at 8pm, before the ship leaves Bergen.

    Please take time to familiarize yourself with the emergency procedures as shown in the cabins (there is a diagram on the cabin door and in public areas), and ask at reception if in doubt.

    In many ports there may be a good deal of activity on the quay with cars joining/ leaving the ships, and/or goods being loaded or unloaded. Please be alert to such traffic when embarking and disembarking. Take care during winter months when it is icy underfoot, particularly on the outside decks and when disembarking the ship or alighting from coaches. Ice spikes and other winter clothing can be purchased in the ship's store. Do not carry large amounts of cash and keep valuable items, including mobile telephones and cameras, out of sight.

  • Smoking Policy
    Smoking is only permitted in designated areas on the outside decks. It is not permitted when the ships are in port and fueling. The staff will advise when it is not allowed to smoke outside. Smoking in the cabins is prohibited and subject to a fine.

  • Special Dietary Needs - Advance Notice Required
    If you have special dietary requests, please inform Hurtigruten at the time of booking. They will do their best to meet such requests but cannot guarantee they will be able to do so. Special requests will not be accepted by Hurtigruten as part of the contractual agreement. Passengers on strict diets, such as vegan/vegetarian, may find that there is a limited choice.

  • Wheelchair Access & Special Needs
    Hurtigruten is happy to welcome guests who are not fully mobile. All ships (except MS Lofoten) have at least one cabin equipped for travelers using a wheelchair. Guests who use a wheelchair must bring their own, standard sized, foldable chair. Guests who need assistance in order to get around may need to travel with a companion. Those who are able to navigate around the ship unaided in a wheelchair need not have a travel companion. Please discuss this matter with your booking agent.

    In mainland Norwegian ports there is a ramp for embarkation/disembarkation.

    Excursions have not been adapted specifically for passengers with walking difficulties. Please contact Hurtigruten, or the Tour Leader once onboard, for additional information regarding suitable excursions . It is important that you notify Hurtigruten of special requirements at the time of booking so they may be able to make the necessary arrangements for you.

Public Rooms
  • Bar(s)/Lounge(s)
  • Conference Room/Conference Center
  • Internet Café
    There is an internet café onboard. Wireless access is available in most public areas for use with guests' laptops or mobile devices. Please note that the bandwidth is narrow and reception intermittent.
Entertainment
  • Educational/Enrichment Programs
    As a part of Hurtigruten’s seasonal product concepts, they offer some interesting onboard activities, demonstrations, and presentations during the voyages. The activities, which take place both inside the vessels and outside on deck, have relevance to the season they are sailing in. It is up to the guest to join and the activities will be announced in the day-to-day programs or announced on board.

  • Evening Entertainment
    The emphasis on board is on relaxation and getting away from the commercial entertainment which is so often a part of conventional cruises. Hurtigruten's aim is to get closer to unique environments and share the experience with fellow passengers.
Dining
  • Café/Coffee Bar
    Hot and cold drinks and snacks may be purchased in the cafeteria, usually open 24 hours a day. During the winter, times are advised on board.

  • Meals Onboard
    All onboard meals are comprised of Norwegian cuisine. The usual meals and seating times are as follows:

    • Breakfast - Open seating from 7:30am to 10am
      • Buffet style with a selection of cold meats, cheese, eggs, cereals and fruit.

    • Lunch - Open seating from Noon/1pm
      • Lunch is the famous cold table with a choice of fish dishes, cold meats, salads, a selection of hot dishes, desserts and fruit. Occasionally a cold table may be served.

    • Dinner - Assigned seating from 6:30pm/7pm
      • Dinner is a three-course set meal, please note there is not usually a choice of menu. Occasionally a cold table may be served.

    On the evening of departure day from Bergen a buffet dinner with open seating is served. Table assignment information for the remainder of the voyage can be found in the information envelope provided at check-in. During busy periods, there may be two seatings, and times will be shown on board. Full board begins with a buffet dinner on departure from Bergen and ends with brunch on the arrival day back in Bergen.

    All vessels are fully licensed and prices on board are the same as in mainland Norway.

    Please note that tap water is not available in the restaurant, although still and sparkling mineral water - as well as soft drinks, wine and coffee/tea - is available for purchase. Tap water is available in the café and the bar area. Wine packages are also available for purchase and include one bottle of the ship’s purified water every day.

Other Facilities
  • Boutique(s) (duty-free)
    There is an onboard shop selling souvenirs, knitwear, books, postcards, postage stamps, and a limited supply of toiletries.

  • Communications
    Private mobile telephones may be used on board although reception may vary. Check with your provider for costs when using your phone abroad.

  • Self-Service Laundromat
    Laundry rooms with washing machines, dryers, and irons are available onboard. Tokens can be purchased at reception.

Sports, Health and Fitness
  • Fitness Room
  • Sauna
  • Whirlpool(s)
All Hurtigruten ships have a wide range of comfortable cabins onboard. From the moment you embark your Hurtigruten coastal ship, you will notice the atmosphere on board. This is your relaxed home on the coast.

Information provided within these pages has been updated as of January 2017. While we do our best to ensure that stateroom descriptions and deckplans appearing in this website are complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. Please reconfirm stateroom accommodations and deck placement prior to booking.

Suite

Expedition Suite - Suite (M2) Call for Price
Expedition Suite - Suite
  • Category: M2
  • Deck 5
  • Square Feet: 301-322
One or two rooms, seating area, TV, mini-bar, some with private balcony.

Mini-Suite

Expedition Suite - Mini Suite (Q2) Call for Price
Expedition Suite - Mini Suite
  • Category: Q2
  • Deck 6
  • Deck 5
  • Square Feet: 193-215
Seating area, TV, mini-bar.

Oceanview

Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin (U2) Call for Price
Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin
  • Category: U2
  • Deck 6
  • Square Feet: 86-139
Separate beds, one bed can be turned into a sofa, table.
Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin (P2) Call for Price
Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin
  • Category: P2
  • Deck 5
  • Square Feet: 86-139
Separate beds, one bed can be turned into a sofa.
Polar Outside Cabin (O2) Call for Price
  • Category: O2
  • Deck 6
  • Deck 3
  • Square Feet: 75-139
Separate beds, one bed can be turned into a sofa (some with upper/lower berths).
Polar Outside Cabin (N2) Call for Price
Polar Outside Cabin
  • Category: N2
  • Deck 5
  • Deck 3
  • Square Feet: 75-139
Separate beds, one bed can be turned into a sofa (some with upper/lower berths).

Porthole

Polar Outside Cabin - Porthole (L2) Call for Price
Polar Outside Cabin - Porthole
  • Category: L2
  • Deck 3
  • Deck 2
  • Square Feet: 75-139
With portholes, separate beds, one bed can be turned into a sofa. Some with limited/no view.

Obstructed View

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Polar Outside Cabin - Obstructed View
  • Category: J2
  • Deck 6
  • Deck 5
  • Square Feet: 75-139
With limited/no view, separate beds, one bed can be turned in to a sofa. Some with upper/lower berths.

Inside

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Polar Inside Cabin
  • Category: I2
  • Deck 6
  • Deck 5
  • Deck 3
  • Square Feet: 64-107
Separate beds, one bed can be turned into a sofa. Some with upper/lower berths.

All rates are per person, based on double occupancy, valid for North American residents only and are subject to availability and change without notice and voyage only. The ship departure date determines the price of your voyage. Not all cabin grades are available on all ships. Prices for cabin grade D on request.

For voyages 9 nights or longer, cabin assignments are complimentary. For reservations less than 9 nights, guests may reserve specific cabins: $150 per cabin for northbound and $125 per cabin southbound voyages.

Single Supplement: applies and varies based on desired travel date.

Price Does Not Include:

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Travel Protection Plan
  • Optional Excursions
  • Optional Beverage Packages
  • Luggage handling

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Deckplan Overview
Deck 7
Deck 6

Stateroom Key

  • Expedition Suite - Mini Suite (Q2)
  • Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin (U2)
  • Polar Outside Cabin (O2)
  • Polar Outside Cabin - Obstructed View (J2)
  • Polar Inside Cabin (I2)
Deck 5

Stateroom Key

  • Expedition Suite - Suite (M2)
  • Expedition Suite - Mini Suite (Q2)
  • Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin (P2)
  • Polar Outside Cabin (N2)
  • Polar Outside Cabin - Obstructed View (J2)
  • Polar Inside Cabin (I2)
Deck 4
Deck 3

Stateroom Key

  • Polar Outside Cabin (O2)
  • Polar Outside Cabin (N2)
  • Polar Outside Cabin - Porthole (L2)
  • Polar Inside Cabin (I2)
Deck 2

Stateroom Key

  • Polar Outside Cabin - Porthole (L2)
Lynn Rodrigues
Lynn Rodrigues | Travel Consultant
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Information and pricing is subject to change without notice. While we do our very best to ensure that information and pricing appearing in this website is complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for incomplete and inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. In the event of a pricing error, misrepresentation or omission, we reserve the right to adjust the pricing or make any other corrections.

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