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MS Nordlys

About MS Nordlys

Learn about the MS Nordlys cruise ship – its unique offerings, amenities, accommodations, staterooms, cabin information, and details of luxurious suites, decks, dining, specialty dining, public venues, entertainment, health and fitness facilities, activities for kids and teens, sports and enrichment programs for all family members, pictures and videos.

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Both the name and the interior design of this modern expedition ship are inspired by the spectacular Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis).

The art, décor and colours employed aboard this ship are all inspired by the northern lights. The delicate aesthetic creates a distinct and unique on-board ambience. Passengers are invited to relax after a long day experiencing Hurtigruten´s various excursions and activities in comfy reclining chairs in the one of the ship’s lounges.

Refurbishment in 2019

In May 2019 MS Nordlys was refurbished. All cabins got a makeover, while new cabin grades° were added. The upgrade saw a number of new features being added to the ship:

- All staterooms and suites are fully upgraded to match Hurtigruten’s new standards. On deck 6, a number of cabins° were merged into larger suites, some with large bay windows and spectacular views.

- In addition to a full makeover, the aft-facing Torget main restaurant has large deck-to-ceiling windows.

- The brand-new Activity Center will act as the on-board headquarter for Hurtigruten’s Expedition Team.

- Kysten Fine Dining - serving innovative dishes based on high quality, local produce such as ultra-fresh seafood - is slightly different from other Hurtigruten ships, and also be open for a la carte lunch.

- The gym on deck 7 is bigger, the sauna upgraded and two aft-facing outdoor hot tubs are added.

- Two new lecture halls have been added on deck 4, together with the open Kompass information and shopping area, where guests can enjoy exclusive offers on outdoor clothing and other items.

- On deck 7, the informal and hugely popular Hurtigruten venue Multe Bakery is now open- serving freshly baked cakes° and pastries, smørbrød (open sandwiches with generous amounts of topping), smoothies, a large assortment of local ice cream with homemade toppings, premium coffee, organic herbal tea, and premium juice.

- The forward-facing Explorer Lounge and Panorama Bar offer a unique atmosphere and the best views on the ship – with front-row seats for enjoying the Northern Lights, Midnight Sun, wildlife and nature as it passes by.

  • Size:Small
  • Style:Expedition
  • Type:Ocean
  • Year of launch:1994
  • Year of last refit:2019
  • Gross tonnage:11204t
  • Length:121.8m
  • Width:19.2m
  • Speed:15kts
  • Decks:6
  • Language:Norwegian & English
  • Currency:Norwegian Krone (kr)
  • No. of passengers:590
  • No. of cabins:223
  • -wheelchair access:3
Unique Features

A Hutiruten vessel is a work vessel that operates regularly according to a set schedule. Moving goods, vehicles and passengers between ports day and night, ships are an integral part of everyday Norwegian° life. Ships she calls at the port 24 hours a day. Noise and vibration can be expected in some cabins during product loading. This depends on your cabin location and ship type. In addition, noise affects people in different ways. Ask our reservations team for the best cabin location for you.


It is not customary to tip Hurtigruten ships during coastal voyages, but if crew members feel they should be rewarded for good service, a tip box is placed in the restaurant along with the envelope. .


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