MS Eirik Raude

Why cruise on this ship?

MS Eirik Raude is designed to explore the magnificent Norwegian coast and polar areas in ultimate comfort, with advanced equipment and a sustainable profile.

MS Eirik Raude (MS Midnatsol prior to the makeover) is named for the Viking explorer, also known as Eric the Red. He discovered, named and settled Greenland in the 10th century.

find your perfect cruise

Dining

Our three onboard restaurants have menus drawn from Norwegian traditions, as well as international cuisine. Whether enjoying your meal at Aune Main Dining, Fredheim – the informal international meeting place, or the specialty restaurant Lindstrøm, you can expect honest and delicious cuisine that reflects our destinations.
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Aune Main Dining

More information coming soon.

Features

  • Experience: Cover
  • Food type: Varies
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Fredheim

More information coming soon.

Features

  • Experience: Cover
  • Food type: Varies
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Lindstrøm

More information coming soon.

Features

  • Experience: Cover
  • Food type: Varies

Entertaining

An explorer voyage with Hurtigruten is rigged towards maximizing your experiences of the places we are going to. On days when we are not landing we encourage you to spend as much time as possible out on deck. Join our educational talks and lectures at different locations on board.

A travel experience is often much richer if you have knowledge and understanding about the nature, wildlife, culture and history of your destination.

Our Expedition team will make sure you are well prepared for the experiences ahead of you. They will also re-capitulate and answer questions in hindsight. You will not find bingo, arcade games and entertainment theatres often found on conventional cruise ships.

Our 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 light entertainment on board in the evenings.

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Observation Lounge

The Observation lounges offer large panoramic windows with ample and comfortable seats. There will be binoculars for sale in the on board shop.

Features

  • Lounge

Library

The ship has a small selection of books on different topics that is available to guests while on board.

Features

  • Library
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Outdoor Decks

The ship has spacious outdoor areas. They are perfect vantage points to sit back, relax and watch the world go by.

Features

  • Observation Point
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Shop

In our on-board shop you can buy modern clothing suitable for your voyage. Our Expedition Team will be happy to give you expert advice on how to dress properly.

We offer a great range of both warm and practical clothing, and we focus on fabrics with natural fibres. We also offer souvenirs, handicrafts, and postcards. In addition, we also stock a small selection of soap, toothpaste and other personal effects.

Features

  • Shop

Resident photographers

Our on board photographer will be there to assist guests in the use of their photo equipment and to help improve their photo skills.

To enhance the experience of the places we explore, we use photography actively with our guests.

Slideshow shared on board before the end of the voyage and made available for all guests in an Expedition Log Book (includes a selection of photos as well as the Daily Programmes, Expedition Team biographies, Maps from the voyage and more for sharing/download).

Features

  • Photographers
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Artworks

Art has, in our 125-year history, always been important for Hurtigruten. We have thousands works of art aboard our vessels, and probably have one of the most extensive art collections in private ownership in Norway. Art is an important part of our proud history, and our guest experience. It is with pride that we can call us Norway`s largest seaborne art gallery

Features

  • Art Gallery

Enrichment

Enjoy a lecture on the ship's deck or in one of the conference rooms and learn something new.

Science Center

The hub of onboard learning is our Science Center, an edutainment venue where guests and crew meet to create a deeper understanding of the areas we explore.

Features

  • Education
  • Study

Onboard Expedition Team

MS Eirik Raude has its own on-board Expedition Team and serves as a virtual university at sea. Interesting lectures, presentations and activities indoors as well as out on deck make for exciting and educational journeys. Topics depend on the season and waters we sail in. The Expedition Team hosts a lecture and presentations programme and evening gatherings daily.

Out on deck you can take part in live points of interest sessions to learn more about the nature, culture and other phenomena we encounter during the cruise. In addition, the Expedition Team will introduce you to the uniquely Norwegian notion of `friluftsliv’ (outdoor life) and encourage you join in hikes and activities during the journey. We provide the basic gear needed.

Features

  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Expeditions
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Lectures

The ship’s experienced lecturers’ command an in-depth knowledge of the areas in which we sail. They will conduct, on a regular basis, lectures on topics such as biology, history and geology throughout the voyage.

The lecturing schedule will be announced every day in the on board daily program.

Features

  • Lectures

Shore excursions

We offer a selection of excursions that can be pre-booked with only remaining places sold on board. We do advise that you book well in advance in order to avoid disappointment due to the excursion being fully booked.

Please note that registration is binding and once on board the Expedition Team will advise you of booking deadlines for excursions still available. Our excursions have English speaking guides unless otherwise indicated and other languages cannot be guaranteed.

Excursions are subject to cancellation due to weather conditions and dependent on number of participants. All excursions are subject to availability.

Along with the optional excursions available to book, the Expedition Team also arrange a variety of activities during the voyage. These will depend on location and season, but may include hiking, snowshoeing and kayaking. These activities are booked on board and subject to availability.

Features

  • Excursions
  • Wildlife & Nature

Health and fitness

Keep yourself feeling fresh and active in the Fitness Room or sweating away the day in the sauna.
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Gym and wellness

Gym, sauna and outdoor hot tubs will be available for all guests. The Wellness Center the guests may purchase treatments as body massage, face-, hand- and foot treatments. All opening hours will be announced on board.

Features

  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Wellness

Kids and teens

There is a playroom available for children.

Accommodation

Norway´s stunning scenery is reflected in the ship´s interior design. Comfortable cabins and suites feature natural Scandinavian materials, such as granite, oak, birch and wool.
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Owners Suite on the upper deck

Two-room suites on deck 8 that sleeps up to two people, with a TV, internet access, and private balcony.

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
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Grand suite on the upper deck

One or two-room suites on decks 7, 8 and 9 that sleeps up to two people, with a TV, stereo and internet access. Some also come with a scenic bay window or a private balcony.

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
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Suite on the upper decks

One or two room suites on decks 6 and 7 that sleeps up to two people, with a TV and private balcony.

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
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Mini suite

One-room suite on deck 9 that sleeps up to two people with a TV.

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
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Arctic Superior Outside Cabins

Relaxation and comfort are hallmarks of the Arctic superior cabins. Situated on both the upper and middle decks, the cabins all have bathrooms with shower and WC. Most have double beds, and some have separate beds. All the cabins have individual specifications.

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
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Polar Outside Cabins

Our Polar outside cabins are situated mostly on the middle or lower decks and all have bathrooms with shower/WC. The cabins also have double or separate beds and all cabins individual specifications.

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Free Mini Bar
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Deck plans

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Deck 3

  • Expedition launch
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Deck 4

  • Gangway
  • Reception
  • Luggage
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Deck 5

  • Aune restaurant
  • Shop
  • Lindstrom restaurant
  • Fredheim restaurant
  • Science center
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Deck 6

  • Outdoor walking deck

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Deck 7

  • Gym
  • Wellness / Sauna


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Deck 8

  • Expedition team
  • Explorer lounge & bar

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Deck 9

  • Observation deck
  • Hot tubs
  • Outdoor gym
  • Outdoor BBQ
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Ship facts
Passengers
970
Crew
Launched
2003
Last refit
2021
Tonnage
16140t
Length
137.5m
Width
21.5
Speed
15kts
Decks
7
Wheelchair cabins
No
Currency
NOK