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MS Nordlys

Named for the Northern Lights, MS Nordlys takes this natural phenomenon as its inspiration with artworks and décor reflecting the breath-taking views. Guests are encouraged to unwind in the panoramic lounges and bars, exchanging travel stories and soaking up the magnificent scenery as the ship travels.

The main restaurant is informal and relaxed, serving locally-sourced produce, while the café is available 24 hours a day for snacks and lighter bites. There’s a small fitness room and sauna, as well as a playroom for any families who wish to travel on-board. There is occasional live music in the bars on some evenings too.

MS Nordlys was refurbished in May 2019.

  • Launched: 1994
  • Refurbished: 2019
  • Capacity: 590
  • Crew:
  • Launched in 2020
  • 1004 feet
  • 2909 passengers
  • 20 crew

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dining Nordlys


Dining certainly is an exciting affair aboard MS Nordlys, as the chefs source all the produce locally, to ensure that you only get the best dining experience possible. Hurtigruten boasts one of the first vegan menus at sea, boasting an inventive and tasty selection of dishes from breakfast right through to dinner. You will find that the main dining room, Stjernesalen, is the place to enjoy breakfast and lunch in a buffet-style setting and dinner is a sit-down affair. There is an alternative place to eat at the on-board café, Aurora, where you can enjoy tasty snacks, tea and coffee. You can also visit the additional A la carte restaurant for a more formal dining venue.

Activities Nordlys


Enjoy the company of the ship’s expedition team on-board MS Nordlys, who offer lectures, presentations and activities on-board for an exciting and educational journey. Each sailing offers a different topic or focus, depending on the regions visited, with the team arranging programmes throughout the day and night for you to enjoy. Alternatively, visit the fitness room and sauna for an active afternoon, or pick up a new read in the on-board library.

Hurtigruten does not allow children under five to travel to Antarctica, with no other age restrictions elsewhere. MS Nordlys does offer a children’s play area but not much else for younger audiences, so bear this in mind if you’re looking to travel with family.

Entertainment Nordlys


When it comes to entertainment you won’t find a grand affair like on most cruise ships. However, what you will find is like-minded passengers willing to sit back and relax, whilst reflecting on the days exciting events. Socialise in Orion, a lounge offering panoramic views, or visit Sirius, an observation lounge, for the ultimate views while you enjoy an evening drink with new found friends.

    • Intimate atmosphere and size
    • Stunning Panoramic Lounge
    • Art Noveau style interiors
    • Dine on the freshest local produce
    • Delectable Regional Bergen buffets
    • Sumptuous, comfortable cabins
    • Designed to easily negotiate fjords
    • Thrilling coastal excursions
    • Experienced on-board guides
    • State-of-the-art Fitness Room
    • Extensive Sun Deck
    • Luxurious Norwegian wood Saunas
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