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MS Polarlys

Offering comfortable expedition cruising, MS Polarlys is decorated in a contemporary style with modern artworks and mahogany wood panelling creating a charming atmosphere. Named for the arctic lights, she is ideal for relaxing and soaking in the majestic views of the passing scenery.

On-board there’s a small fitness room and pool when you want to get active, while the bars and lounges are perfect when you want to share drinks and stories with like-minded travellers. There’s a main restaurant serving local fare in an informal setting, and a 24-hour café for snacks and lighter bites as you need them.

  • Launched: 01 Jan 1996
  • 404 feet
  • 619 passengers

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Dining

The main dining room on-board MS Polarys is an exciting affair. Torget offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, with inspiration from local cuisine included on the menus. You can also visit Kysten for Arctic fine-dining or experience bistro-style cuisine in Brygga. Why not enjoy sweet treats in Multe, where ice cream and baked goods are served.

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Activities

The expedition team on-board MS Polarys are one of the ship’s main attractions, with lectures, presentations and activities available for you to enjoy. Out on deck, you can even participate in learning more about the nature, culture and other phenomena we encounter along the coast. For active cruisers, spend some time in the fitness centre where there is state-of-the-art equipment, or take some time to relax in the sauna.

Hurtigruten does not allow children under five to travel to Antarctica, with no other age restrictions elsewhere. MS Polarys does not cater to younger audiences, so bear this in mind if you’re looking to travel with family.

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Entertainment

The entertainment aboard MS Polarys is slightly different to your average cruise line, as it comes in the form of the magnificent views that you encounter during your cruise. Enjoy an evening drink with like-minded travellers in the Explorer Lounge, with panoramic views and stunning scenery on- offer.

    • 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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MS Polarlys Cabins

Polar inside

Polar inside

These superior inside cabins for up to three people on the upper deck are newly refurbished and have bathrooms with shower/WC. The cabins have TV and separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa. The third bed is an upper berth.

Unspecified Inside Cabin

Separate beds, one bed can be turned into a sofa

Arctic Superior

Arctic Superior

These comfortable outside cabins for up to two people on the upper decks have bunk beds.

Polar Outside

Polar Outside

These comfortable, outside cabins for up to three people on the middle/upper decks have bathrooms with shower/WC, and bunk beds, one of which converts into a sofa

Unspecified Outside Cabin

Unspecified Outside Cabin

Unspecified Arctic Superior

Unspecified Arctic Superior

Expedition Mini Suite

Expedition Mini Suite

These comfortable suites for up to four people on the upper deck have double beds, and most have sofa groups as well. The suites also have a TV, Wi-Fi, and great view.

Expedition Suite

Expedition Suite

These elegant suites on the upper deck have one or two rooms and a seating area. The suites also have a TV, Wi-Fi, and a great view.

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  • Q4Expedition Mini Suite
  • M4Expedition Suite
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MS Polarlys Cabins

Polar inside

Polar inside

These superior inside cabins for up to three people on the upper deck are newly refurbished and have bathrooms with shower/WC. The cabins have TV and separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa. The third bed is an upper berth.

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Unspecified Inside Cabin

Separate beds, one bed can be turned into a sofa

Arctic Superior

Arctic Superior

These comfortable outside cabins for up to two people on the upper decks have bunk beds.

Polar Outside

Polar Outside

These comfortable, outside cabins for up to three people on the middle/upper decks have bathrooms with shower/WC, and bunk beds, one of which converts into a sofa

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Unspecified Outside Cabin

Unspecified Outside Cabin

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Unspecified Arctic Superior

Unspecified Arctic Superior

Expedition Mini Suite

Expedition Mini Suite

These comfortable suites for up to four people on the upper deck have double beds, and most have sofa groups as well. The suites also have a TV, Wi-Fi, and great view.

Expedition Suite

Expedition Suite

These elegant suites on the upper deck have one or two rooms and a seating area. The suites also have a TV, Wi-Fi, and a great view.

Select Deck

Cabin Categories

  • Q4Expedition Mini Suite
  • M4Expedition Suite
Deck 2
Deck 3
Deck 4
Deck 5
Deck 6
Deck 7

MS Polarlys Reviews

Lloyd Cruickshank

star rating

My wife and I booked this cruise in search of the Northern Lights, it’s commonly known that Hurtigruten are specialists when it comes to Northern Europe cruising, we found the ship clean, the staff friendly and the excursions informative, if you’re happy with itinerary over luxury, this is the cruise line for you.

Jill Drew-Smith

star rating

We booked this trip with the specific want to see the Northern Lights having travelled extensively around the world this is one of our top trips the Northern lights where absolutely breathtaking and we will never forget them. One thing that we would not do again is book the excrusions as they felt rushed and if you have cruised previously for instance in the Med you may find this quite disappointing.

The food was excellent buffet style for both lunch and breakfast with plenty of choice. We did feel quite some motion on this ship and it would test someone who does not have moderate sea legs. The extras on ship are somewhat expensive as in the wine and beer, but the purpose of this trip was the Northern Lights not a vineyard so we accepted this. The cabin was clean and well looked after and had no complaints everything was to a very high standard.

Lloyd Cruickshank

star rating

My wife and I booked this cruise in search of the Northern Lights, it’s commonly known that Hurtigruten are specialists when it comes to Northern Europe cruising, we found the ship clean, the staff friendly and the excursions informative, if you’re happy with itinerary over luxury, this is the cruise line for you.

Jill Drew-Smith

star rating

We booked this trip with the specific want to see the Northern Lights having travelled extensively around the world this is one of our top trips the Northern lights where absolutely breathtaking and we will never forget them. One thing that we would not do again is book the excrusions as they felt rushed and if you have cruised previously for instance in the Med you may find this quite disappointing.

The food was excellent buffet style for both lunch and breakfast with plenty of choice. We did feel quite some motion on this ship and it would test someone who does not have moderate sea legs. The extras on ship are somewhat expensive as in the wine and beer, but the purpose of this trip was the Northern Lights not a vineyard so we accepted this. The cabin was clean and well looked after and had no complaints everything was to a very high standard.

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