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MS Vesteralen

Named for the first ship to ever sail for Hurtigruten back in 1893, MS Vesteralen is one of the smallest in the fleet. She has bright, welcoming décor throughout and is perfect for exploration cruising, with amazing views offered from the public bars and lounges.

  • Launched: 01 Jan 1983
  • 354 feet
  • 516 passengers

what's-on-board-icon What's On-board

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Dining

When it comes to dining, you’ll find that the main dining room offers an exceptional selection of freshly prepared Norwegian specialities. This incredibly elegant place to dine serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, with large bay windows so you can look out to sea, whilst enjoying your meal. There are other more casual options also at the 24-hour Café. Here you will find the ideal place for a hot cup of coffee and a tasty treat.

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Activities

With the ship’s emphasis on some of the world´s most beautiful and untouched scenery, the leisure facilities are minimal on-board. You can head to the lounges and unwind amongst friends, or enjoy the incredible scenery as it passes you by from the top deck. The expedition team on-board offer a fantastic insight into the destinations on your itinerary, with lectures, presentations and activities to enjoy on-board. There is also a children’s playroom, fitness centre and shop on-board.

Hurtigruten does not allow children under five to travel to Antarctica, with no other age restrictions elsewhere. Though MS Vesteralen does offer a playroom for children, the ship does not majorly cater to younger audiences, so bear this in mind if you’re looking to travel with family.

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Entertainment

When it comes to entertainment, you won’t find any Broadway shows or high-end productions, but the ship does offer an exceptional art collection and a panoramic observation lounge from which you can enjoy the most scenic views. Some musical entertainment and informal lectures on some parts of the voyage may also be offered. Lounges include the Vesteralstuen Lounge, Trollfjord Lounge and the Fyret Panorama Lounge – each of which is perfect for an evening tipple with your 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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MS Vesteralen Cabins

Polar Inside

Upper and lower beds, one bed can be turned into a sofa, three-berth cabins with upper bed

Polar Outside

Portholes, upper and lower berths, three-berth cabins with upper bed

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Cabin Categories

Deck B
Deck C
Deck D
Deck E
Deck F
Deck G

MS Vesteralen Cabins

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Polar Inside

Upper and lower beds, one bed can be turned into a sofa, three-berth cabins with upper bed

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Polar Outside

Portholes, upper and lower berths, three-berth cabins with upper bed

Select Deck

Cabin Categories

Deck B
Deck C
Deck D
Deck E
Deck F
Deck G

itineraries-iconMS Vesteralen Itineraries

Departure Date Itinerary Embarkation port Nights Prices from
19 December 2019 Voyage of Discovery: Bergen - Kirkenes -Trondheim
Bergen, Norway 10
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19 December 2019 The Voyage North: Bergen - Kirkenes
Bergen, Norway 6
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19 December 2019 Classic Round Voyage: Bergen - Kirkenes - Bergen
Bergen, Norway 11
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25 December 2019 The Voyage South: Kirkenes - Bergen
Kirkenes, Norway 5
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30 December 2019 Voyage of Discovery: Bergen - Kirkenes -Trondheim
Bergen, Norway 10
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30 December 2019 The Voyage North: Bergen - Kirkenes
Bergen, Norway 6
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30 December 2019 Classic Round Voyage: Bergen - Kirkenes - Bergen
Bergen, Norway 11
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05 January 2020 The Voyage South: Kirkenes - Bergen
Kirkenes, Norway 5
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10 January 2020 The Voyage North: Bergen - Kirkenes
Bergen, Norway 6
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10 January 2020 Voyage of Discovery: Bergen - Kirkenes -Trondheim
Bergen, Norway 10
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10 January 2020 Classic Round Voyage: Bergen - Kirkenes - Bergen
Bergen, Norway 11
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16 January 2020 The Voyage South: Kirkenes - Bergen
Kirkenes, Norway 5
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21 January 2020 The Voyage North: Bergen - Kirkenes
Bergen, Norway 6
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21 January 2020 Classic Round Voyage: Bergen - Kirkenes - Bergen
Bergen, Norway 11
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21 January 2020 Voyage of Discovery: Bergen - Kirkenes -Trondheim
Bergen, Norway 10
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27 January 2020 The Voyage South: Kirkenes - Bergen
Kirkenes, Norway 5
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01 February 2020 Voyage of Discovery: Bergen - Kirkenes -Trondheim
Bergen, Norway 10
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01 February 2020 The Voyage North: Bergen - Kirkenes
Bergen, Norway 6
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01 February 2020 Classic Round Voyage: Bergen - Kirkenes - Bergen
Bergen, Norway 11
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07 February 2020 The Voyage South: Kirkenes - Bergen
Kirkenes, Norway 5
CALL view
12 February 2020 Voyage of Discovery: Bergen - Kirkenes -Trondheim
Bergen, Norway 10
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12 February 2020 The Voyage North: Bergen - Kirkenes
Bergen, Norway 6
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12 February 2020 Classic Round Voyage: Bergen - Kirkenes - Bergen
Bergen, Norway 11
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18 February 2020 The Voyage South: Kirkenes - Bergen
Kirkenes, Norway 5
CALL view
23 February 2020 Voyage of Discovery: Bergen - Kirkenes -Trondheim
Bergen, Norway 10
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23 February 2020 The Voyage North: Bergen - Kirkenes
Bergen, Norway 6
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23 February 2020 Classic Round Voyage: Bergen - Kirkenes - Bergen
Bergen, Norway 11
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29 February 2020 The Voyage South: Kirkenes - Bergen
Kirkenes, Norway 5
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05 March 2020 Classic Round Voyage: Bergen - Kirkenes - Bergen
Bergen, Norway 11
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05 March 2020 The Voyage North: Bergen - Kirkenes
Bergen, Norway 6
CALL view
05 March 2020 Voyage of Discovery: Bergen - Kirkenes -Trondheim
Bergen, Norway 10
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11 March 2020 The Voyage South: Kirkenes - Bergen
Kirkenes, Norway 5
CALL view
16 March 2020 Classic Round Voyage: Bergen - Kirkenes - Bergen
Bergen, Norway 11
CALL view
16 March 2020 Voyage of Discovery: Bergen - Kirkenes -Trondheim
Bergen, Norway 10
CALL view
16 March 2020 The Voyage North: Bergen - Kirkenes
Bergen, Norway 6
CALL view
22 March 2020 The Voyage South: Kirkenes - Bergen
Kirkenes, Norway 5
CALL view
27 March 2020 Classic Round Voyage: Bergen - Kirkenes - Bergen
Bergen, Norway 11
CALL view
27 March 2020 The Voyage North: Bergen - Kirkenes
Bergen, Norway 6
CALL view
27 March 2020 Voyage of Discovery: Bergen - Kirkenes -Trondheim
Bergen, Norway 10
CALL view
02 April 2020 The Voyage South: Kirkenes - Bergen
Kirkenes, Norway 5
CALL view
07 April 2020 Voyage of Discovery: Bergen - Kirkenes -Trondheim
Bergen, Norway 10
CALL view
07 April 2020 The Voyage North: Bergen - Kirkenes
Bergen, Norway 6
CALL view
07 April 2020 Classic Round Voyage: Bergen - Kirkenes - Bergen
Bergen, Norway 11
CALL view
13 April 2020 The Voyage South: Kirkenes - Bergen
Kirkenes, Norway 5
CALL view
18 April 2020 Voyage of Discovery: Bergen - Kirkenes -Trondheim
Bergen, Norway 10
CALL view
18 April 2020 The Voyage North: Bergen - Kirkenes
Bergen, Norway 6
CALL view
18 April 2020 Classic Round Voyage: Bergen - Kirkenes - Bergen
Bergen, Norway 11
CALL view
24 April 2020 The Voyage South: Kirkenes - Bergen
Kirkenes, Norway 5
CALL view
29 April 2020 Classic Round Voyage: Bergen - Kirkenes - Bergen
Bergen, Norway 11
CALL view
29 April 2020 Voyage of Discovery: Bergen - Kirkenes -Trondheim
Bergen, Norway 10
CALL view
29 April 2020 The Voyage North: Bergen - Kirkenes
Bergen, Norway 6
CALL view
05 May 2020 The Voyage South: Kirkenes - Bergen
Kirkenes, Norway 5
CALL view
10 May 2020 The Voyage North: Bergen - Kirkenes
Bergen, Norway 6
CALL view
10 May 2020 Classic Round Voyage: Bergen - Kirkenes - Bergen
Bergen, Norway 11
CALL view
10 May 2020 Voyage of Discovery: Bergen - Kirkenes -Trondheim
Bergen, Norway 10
CALL view
16 May 2020 The Voyage South: Kirkenes - Bergen
Kirkenes, Norway 5
CALL view
21 May 2020 The Voyage North: Bergen - Kirkenes
Bergen, Norway 6
CALL view
21 May 2020 Classic Round Voyage: Bergen - Kirkenes - Bergen
Bergen, Norway 11
CALL view
21 May 2020 Voyage of Discovery: Bergen - Kirkenes -Trondheim
Bergen, Norway 10
CALL view
27 May 2020 The Voyage South: Kirkenes - Bergen
Kirkenes, Norway 5
CALL view

MS Vesteralen Reviews

Donald Mitchell

star rating

I have recently returned from doing a 14 night roundtrip Bergen Voyage on this small cruise boat. The food was lovely on board this ship and is prepared with fresh local produce so you can just imagine the sort of food we had on board. The cabins were cheerful, comfortable and perfect for relaxation. The MS Versteralen offers an exceptional art collection and panoramic observation lounge for your viewing pleasure. The beautiful sun deck provides the perfect opportunity for you to enjoy crisp air in the afternoon or a stroll under the stars during the evening. The stunning changing scenery is sure to be one of the best parts of your cruise vacation. This is the perfect sort of ship to get you direct into the ports of call, as it a smaller ship it means you can get into some of the nicer ports of call instead.

Antonia Hodgetts

star rating

We chose Hurtigruten as we wanted a very in depth and personal voyage along the Norwegian coast and that is exactly what we got, we found the ship to be very relaxing and comfortable and found that as it is one of the smallest ships in the fleet you get a real sense of charm and traditional ambience which suited both me and my husband perfectly. We decided to go half board and the food was great, we enjoyed local Norwegian dishes along with international foods too. We love the smaller ships and would like to return back on Versteralen again next year.

Donald Mitchell

star rating

I have recently returned from doing a 14 night roundtrip Bergen Voyage on this small cruise boat. The food was lovely on board this ship and is prepared with fresh local produce so you can just imagine the sort of food we had on board. The cabins were cheerful, comfortable and perfect for relaxation. The MS Versteralen offers an exceptional art collection and panoramic observation lounge for your viewing pleasure. The beautiful sun deck provides the perfect opportunity for you to enjoy crisp air in the afternoon or a stroll under the stars during the evening. The stunning changing scenery is sure to be one of the best parts of your cruise vacation. This is the perfect sort of ship to get you direct into the ports of call, as it a smaller ship it means you can get into some of the nicer ports of call instead.

Antonia Hodgetts

star rating

We chose Hurtigruten as we wanted a very in depth and personal voyage along the Norwegian coast and that is exactly what we got, we found the ship to be very relaxing and comfortable and found that as it is one of the smallest ships in the fleet you get a real sense of charm and traditional ambience which suited both me and my husband perfectly. We decided to go half board and the food was great, we enjoyed local Norwegian dishes along with international foods too. We love the smaller ships and would like to return back on Versteralen again next year.

Donald Mitchell

star rating

I have recently returned from doing a 14 night roundtrip Bergen Voyage on this small cruise boat. The food was lovely on board this ship and is prepared with fresh local produce so you can just imagine the sort of food we had on board. The cabins were cheerful, comfortable and perfect for relaxation. The MS Versteralen offers an exceptional art collection and panoramic observation lounge for your viewing pleasure. The beautiful sun deck provides the perfect opportunity for you to enjoy crisp air in the afternoon or a stroll under the stars during the evening. The stunning changing scenery is sure to be one of the best parts of your cruise vacation. This is the perfect sort of ship to get you direct into the ports of call, as it a smaller ship it means you can get into some of the nicer ports of call instead.

Antonia Hodgetts

star rating

We chose Hurtigruten as we wanted a very in depth and personal voyage along the Norwegian coast and that is exactly what we got, we found the ship to be very relaxing and comfortable and found that as it is one of the smallest ships in the fleet you get a real sense of charm and traditional ambience which suited both me and my husband perfectly. We decided to go half board and the food was great, we enjoyed local Norwegian dishes along with international foods too. We love the smaller ships and would like to return back on Versteralen again next year.

Donald Mitchell

star rating

I have recently returned from doing a 14 night roundtrip Bergen Voyage on this small cruise boat. The food was lovely on board this ship and is prepared with fresh local produce so you can just imagine the sort of food we had on board. The cabins were cheerful, comfortable and perfect for relaxation. The MS Versteralen offers an exceptional art collection and panoramic observation lounge for your viewing pleasure. The beautiful sun deck provides the perfect opportunity for you to enjoy crisp air in the afternoon or a stroll under the stars during the evening. The stunning changing scenery is sure to be one of the best parts of your cruise vacation. This is the perfect sort of ship to get you direct into the ports of call, as it a smaller ship it means you can get into some of the nicer ports of call instead.

Antonia Hodgetts

star rating

We chose Hurtigruten as we wanted a very in depth and personal voyage along the Norwegian coast and that is exactly what we got, we found the ship to be very relaxing and comfortable and found that as it is one of the smallest ships in the fleet you get a real sense of charm and traditional ambience which suited both me and my husband perfectly. We decided to go half board and the food was great, we enjoyed local Norwegian dishes along with international foods too. We love the smaller ships and would like to return back on Versteralen again next year.

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