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MS Kong Harald

About MS Kong Harald

Hurtigruten’s MS Kong Harald takes her name in honour of the present king of Norway, who’s an experienced and enthusiastic sailor. She’s specifically designed to give her guests the best possible viewing opportunities of the amazing scenery and wildlife you’ll sail past on your exciting cruise holiday.

Discover and explore astonishing sights and landscapes as you travel along the vast Norwegian coastline. Explore quaint, historical towns and stunning cities on MS Kong Harald’s daily excursions. Depending on the cruise you choose, you’ll have the opportunity to explore Norway’s most desirable destinations including Bergen, Alesund, Trondheim, the Lofton Islands, Tromsø, Honningsvåg, Hammerfest, and Kirkenes. Strolling along the spacious sun deck, breathe in the chilly Arctic air and discover the mysteries of Norway’s beautiful hidden islands.

Have your own taste of Norwegian culture by indulging in the delectable local cuisine. Serving traditional Norwegian dishes, MS Kong Harold invites you to dine in elegance and comfort in their lavish restaurant. Open 24 hours a day, the Roald Amundsen Café is a wonderful place to get cosy and enjoy a delicious hot beverage.

If you’re looking for some daytime entertainment for the kids during your Hurtigruten cruise, be sure to visit the vibrant play room or spend some time at the video games arcade. Meanwhile, you can observe incredible sights from the spectacular Panorama lounge. In the evening, marvel at the enchanting beauty of the Norwegian coastline whilst indulging in a deliciously crafted cocktail from the Fridtjof Nansen Bar.

Observe and explore Norway’s rustic towns and glorious cities to create memories that’ll last a lifetime. Travelling along stunning scenic routes, MS Kong Harald is sure to give you a truly unforgettable experience.


See What's Inside

The facilities in Huritgruten cabins vary between ships and the various cabin grades. Towels and shower gel/liquid soap are provided in all cabins, in addition to this all cabins (except for MS Lofoten and some cabins on board MS Vesteralen) also have a hair dryer. Tea/Coffee making facilities are available in suites only.


Mini-Suite

Containing one or two rooms, a seating area, TV,
mini-bar, with some including a private balcony.

  • Suite: 301 - 323 square feet (including balcony)
  • Sleeps: 2

Outside Cabin category U and P

Outside cabins category U and P contain separate beds, one of which can be turned into a sofa, and a table.

  • Cabin: 54 - 139 square feet
  • Sleeps: 2

Outside Cabin category N

Containing separate beds, one of which can be turned into a sofa (some with upper / lower berths).

  • Cabin: 54 - 139 square feet
  • Sleeps: 2

Outside Cabin category J

With limited / no view outside category J cabins contain separate beds, one of which can be turned into a sofa. Some come with upper / lower berths.

  • Cabin: 54 - 139 square feet
  • Sleeps: 2

Outside Cabin category L

With portholes, category L cabins contain separate beds, one of which can be turned into a sofa. Some come with upper / lower berths.

  • Cabin: 54 - 139 square feet
  • Sleeps: 2

Inside Cabin category I

Containing separate beds, one bed can turn into a sofa. Some come with upper / lower berths.

  • Cabin: 54 - 108 square feet
  • Sleeps: 2

Expedition Suite

These elegant suites are situated on upper deck with one or two rooms, seating area, TV and mini-bar. Some of them have private balcony. 

Sleeps 2

Arctic Superior

Located on the upper and middle decks, enjoy these comfortable double bed cabins. 

Sleeps 2

Deck 7

  • Sun Deck
  • Observation Lounge Leiv Eiriksson,
  • Bar
  • Ottar Viking Panorama Lounge
  • Fitness Centre.

Deck 6

  • Outside Cabins Category U
  • Outside Cabins Category P
  • Outside Cabins Category J
  • Inside Cabins Category I

Deck 5

  • Outside Cabins Category P
  • Outside Cabins Category N
  • Outside Cabins Category J
  • Inside Cabins Category I
  • Two Suites Category M

Deck 4

  • Restaurant Martha-Salen
  • Playroom, Internet Room
  • Arcade, Café Roald Amundsen 
  • Information Desk
  • Bar Fridtjof Nansen
  • Library Snorre Sturlason
  • Conference Room Tore Hund
  • Conference Room Helmer Hanssen

Deck 3

  • Laundry
  • Carlift
  • Reception
  • Lobby 
  • Gangway 
  • Outside Cabins Category N 
  • Outside Cabins Category L
  • One Outside Cabin Category J 
  • Inside Cabins Category I

Deck 2

  • Car Deck 
  • Carlift
  • Hospital 
  • Sauna 
  • Outside Cabins Category L.

Visiting 34 ports, Hurtigruten have an exceptional opportunity to get fresh produce from local suppliers everyday. This means delicious new and fresh ingredients, both from coastal and inland areas.

Based on the season's best ingredients, the chefs create either three-course dinners or lavish buffets. Being a coastal voyage, seafood dominates the menu, accompanied with fresh vegetables and delicately flavoured sauces. Each dinner ends with traditional desserts, like home-made cakes, puddings, berries or sorbet. Breakfast and lunch is served buffet style, while dinner is a set dinner.


Restaurant Martha-Salen

Passengers are requested to go to the restaurant on embarkation to make their table reservation. The usual meal times are: breakfast from 08.00 to 10.00 hours (open sitting); lunch from 13.00 hours (open sitting); dinner from 18.00 hours (set seating). During high season, there may be several sittings, the times of which 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. The food is Norwegian and breakfast is buffet style with a selection of cold meats, cheese, eggs, cereals and fruit. Lunch is the famous Cold Table with a choice of fish dishes, cold meats, salads, a selection of hot dishes, desserts and fruit. Dinner is a three-course set meal; there is not usually a choice of menu. Occasionally the Cold Table may be served in the evening and the set meal at lunch time. All vessels are fully licensed.

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Cuisine: Continental

À La Carte

The à la carte menu is a dining experience out of the ordinary - a dinner made from ultra-premium produce from our local suppliers. For those who are taking a classic voyage, full board is included in the price, and you can upgrade to the à la carte option for a small fee.

Even if you don’t have full board, you are still welcome to order tge à la carte menu. On most of Hurtigruten ships, the à la carte menu will be served in separate areas of the restaurants. Enjoy two-, three, four- or five-course dinners, and choose from four different starters, five main courses, four desserts and our famous cheese. Additional wine and drinks packages are also available. You can only book the à la carte menu when you are on board.

  • Experience: Cover
  • Cuisine: Varies

The emphasis onboard is on relaxation and discovery, and not the commercial entertainment that is so often a part of conventional cruises. Hurtigruten’s aim is to get you closer to unique environments and to allow you to share the experience with your fellow travellers. Occasionally there may be some musical entertainment onboard in the evenings.


Shopping

The onboard shop sells souvenirs, knitwear, books, postcards, postage stamps and a limited supply of toiletries.

Internet Café

Passwords can be purchased from reception, costs are currently 40NOK for 30 mins, 60NOK for 1 hour and 200NOK for 6 hours (subject to change).

Library

The books are in a variety of languages including Norwegian, German and English.

Gaming Lounge

Take a break in the gaming lounge with a variety of activities to enjoy.

Keep yourself feeling fresh and active in the Fitness Room or sweating away the day in the sauna.


Fitness Centre

A basic fitness centre for passengers to enjoy.

Jacuzzis

Relax in the jacuzzis whilst floating past the scenery.

Sauna

Head to the sauna and relax in luxury.

Enjoy a lecture on the ship's deck or in one of the conference rooms and learn something new.


The “fresh air factor”

There are often lectures and presentations held on deck out in the fresh air. These lectures and presentations are related to marine and coastal life. For example, there is a performance of "Arctic Circle Ceremony" or "Leaving the Arctic" rituals when crossing the Arctic Circle, cod tongue-cutting demonstrations and training on how to fillet a fish, all of which are led by local fishermen. There are other activities on board, such as hunting for the Northern Lights in winter or sleeping on deck under the midnight sun.

Of course, all of these activities and lectures are voluntary. If you wish to simply relax and enjoy the view of the ever-changing scenery, you are more than welcome to do so.

Also enjoy a lecture in one of the conference rooms.

There is a playroom available for children.


Playroom

Let your children enjoy their stay in the playroom with activities available to them.

Ship Specifications

Launched:
1993
Refitted:
2016
Tonnage:
11,204
Language:
no+en
Length:
122m (400ft)
Width:
19m (63ft)
Speed:
15 knots
Decks:
6
Crew:
70
Cabins:
227
Occupancy:
622
Currency:
NOK