Named Midnight Sun after the long, warm summers enjoyed by Norway, MS Midnatsol embodies everything that’s so iconic about this distinctly magical season, when the sun never sets on this stunning part of the world.
This comfortable, modern Hurtigruten ship is spacious and accommodating with its nine well-equipped decks, 23 beautifully appointed suites – many of which have a balcony – and outstanding facilities. Fully equipped with state of the art advanced technology, this ice class 1X ship will take you on a voyage that you’ll never forget. So step onboard and soak up the unrivalled natural surroundings.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the picturesque view from the ship’s stand out feature – a large, two-storey panorama lounge located above the bow. Providing extraordinary views and an abundance of natural light, it’s truly breathtaking all year round.
MS Midnatsol offers ample facilities, and there’s plenty to do onboard – enjoy a drink in one of the ship’s stylish bars, get lost in a good book in the onboard library, work out in the fitness room, unwind in the sun deck hot tub and sauna, or browse the well-stocked shop for a souvenir of your trip. For the little ones, there’s also an exciting playroom to explore and make friends in.
Taking inspiration from the colours, tones, and textures of the warm Norwegian summer, the ship’s uplifting interior features bright, colourful décor and countless pieces of modern art. There’s something to see around every corner onboard Norwegian Hurtigruten cruises – and MS Midnatsol is the perfect vessel from which to explore this stunning part of the world.
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.
With two rooms, a seating and dining table. Owners suites also contain a television, stereo, Internet access, mini-bar, private balcony.
Containing one or two rooms, a seating area, TV, stereo, Internet access, and a mini-bar. Some come with bathtub, most come with private balcony or bay window.
Containing one or two rooms, with a seating area, TV,
and mini-bar. Some also come with private balcony.
Mini suite's contain a seating area, TV, and a mini-bar.
Containing separate beds, one of which can be turned into a sofa, table.
Containing separate beds, where one bed can turn into a sofa. Some come with upper / lower berths.
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.
A 24-hour café that serves pizzas, burgers, hot dogs and chips.
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.
The emphasis onboard is on relaxation and discovery, and not the commercial entertainment that is so often a part of conventional cruises. Hertigruten’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.
Selling souvenirs, knitwear, books, postcards, postage stamps and a limited supply of toiletries.
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).
The books are in a variety of languages including Norwegian, German and English.
Keep yourself feeling fresh and active in the Fitness Room or sweating away the day in the sauna.
A basic fitness centre for passengers to enjoy.
Head to the sauna and relax in luxury.
Relax in the jacuzzis whilst floating past the scenery.
Enjoy a lecture on the ship's deck or in one of the ship's conference rooms and learn something new.
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.
Let your children enjoy their stay in the playroom with activities available to them.