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MS Polarlys

Why cruise on this ship?

Polarlys is Norwegian for `polar light´, and refers to the natural Arctic phenomenon we pursue in winter.

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Dining

On board our ships you can choose between different menus - all based on fresh, seasonal ingredients. While you’re relaxing on board or enjoying excursions, local fishermen are out securing the day’s catch, such as Arctic char from the deep, cold waters of Sigerfjord in Vesterålen.

Chef Eirik is confident that the fresh local ingredients they serve enhances the experience of sailing Norway´s coastline:

‘Procuring, preparing and serving fresh, locally produced food is vital to the coastal experience. Our local interaction also generates positive ripple effects and good stories from the communities we visit. Our passengers experience an authenticity few others can offer. They can even buy some of the local products on board the ship. That way they get to savour their Norwegian coastal experience a little longer,’ chef Larsen says smiling.

Food blogger Anders Husa on the menu on board:

It is the artful combination of tastes and contrasting textures that make these dishes so delicious and exciting. Also, when you know that the animals had good lives, the food tastes even better!

Torget Main Dining

Breakfast

An extensive breakfast buffet including hot dishes, cold cuts, fish, homemade smoothies, energy shots, yoghurt, granolas and fruit jams. Fresh bread, fruit, local cheeses and chef stations such as pancakes or salmon carving. Coffee/tea/juice/water included.

Lunch

Traditional husmannskost (traditional rustic dishes) from the region. Every day, a choice of one meat, one fish and one vegetarian main dish is served along with fresh bread and local cheese, and a wide selection of salads, vegetables, cold cuts, salmon, herring and other seafood. Homemade desserts and cakes are also available. Coffee/tea/water included.

Dinner

Enjoy the best of Norwegian farm-to-table dining with three-course dinners or buffets. The menu varies over an 11-day cycle, with a selection meat, fish or vegan dishes. Water included. Wine packages, local beverages and alcohol-free alternatives available.

Features

  • Experience: Complimentary
  • Food type: Continental

Kysten Arctic Fine Dining

Choose from a wide selection of innovative dishes based on high quality, local produce that each have a story to tell. Enjoy everything from ultra-fresh seafood to sustainably cultivated root vegetables and free-range reindeer meat, along with excellent cheeses from selected small-scale producers. We recommend topping off your meal with tempting Scandinavian desserts, inspired by the two extremities of Arctic light - the Midnight Sun and Polar Night.

Features

  • Experience: Cover
  • Food type: Varies

Multe

Indulge yourself with freshly baked cakes and pastries, smørbrød (open sandwiches with generous amounts of topping), smoothies, yoghurt with granola, a large assortment of local ice cream with homemade toppings, premium coffee (espresso, latte, macchiato, americano), hot chocolate, organic herbal tea and regular tea, soft drinks and premium juice.

Features

  • Experience: Cover
  • Food type: Bakery
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Brygga Bistro

Serving traditional husmannskost, soup of the day, fresh salads, wraps and sandwiches. Enjoy bistro dishes such as Hurtigruten’s signature burger and famous shrimp sandwich, sirloin steak, grilled salmon, locally-inspired pizza, desserts and sweet cakes. Juice, yoghurt with topping, soft drinks, local beverages and wine are also available.

Features

  • Experience: Cover
  • Food type: Cafe

Entertaining

The emphasis onboard is on relaxation and discovery, and not the commercial entertainment that is so often a part of conventional cruises. Hertigruten’s 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 musical entertainment onboard in the evenings.

Explorer Lounge & Panorama Bar

Serving premium local and international beverages, premium coffee (espresso, latte, macchiato, americano) tea and hot chocolate. Snack platters available. On refurbished vessels, grilled paninis are also available.

Features

  • Bar
  • Lounge
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Outdoor Walking Deck

The outdoor walking deck is located on deck 5.

Features

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Shopping

Selling souvenirs, knitwear, books, postcards, postage stamps and a limited supply of toiletries.

Features

  • Shop
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Internet Café

Passwords can be purchased from reception, costs are currently 40NOK for 30 mins, 60NOK for 1 hour and 200NOK for 6 hours (subject to change).

Features

  • Cafe
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Library

The books are in a variety of languages including Norwegian, German and English, also there are game tables available to play cards and chess.

Features

  • Library

Enrichment

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

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Expedition team on board

MS Polarlys has her own on-board Expedition Team and serves as a university at sea. Interesting lectures, presentations and activities inside as well as out on the sun deck of the ship make this an exciting and educational journey. Topics depend on the season and the waters we sail in. The Expedition Team will host a lecture and presentation programme and evening gatherings daily. Out on deck you may participate in live points of interest to learn more about the nature, culture and other phenomena we encounter along the coast. In addition, the Expedition Team will introduce you to the uniquely Norwegian notion of `friluftsliv´, and encourage you take part in `friluftsliv´ hikes and activities during the journey.

Features

  • Excursions
  • Education
  • Lectures

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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Fitness Centre

A basic fitness centre for passengers to enjoy.

Features

  • Gym
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Sauna

Head to the sauna and relax in luxury.

Features

  • Spa
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Hot Tubs

Relax in the hot tubs whilst floating past the scenery.

Features

  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi

Kids and teens

There is a playroom available for children.

Accommodation

The facilities in Hurtigruten cabins vary between ships and the various cabin grades. Towels and shower gel/liquid soap are provided in all cabins, in addition to this, all cabins also have a hairdryer. Tea/Coffee making facilities are available in suites only.

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.

Features

  • Double
  • Sofa Bed
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Expedition Suite - Mini suite on upper decks

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.


Features

  • Double
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee Machine
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Expedition Suite - Mini suite on upper deck

These comfortable suites for up to two 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.

Features

  • Double
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Arctic Superior - Upper deck for 2 travellers

These comfortable, newly refurbished cabins for up to two people on the upper deck have double beds.

Features

  • Twin
  • Pullman Bed
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Arctic Superior - Upper deck for 2 travellers

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

Features

  • Double
  • Twin
  • Pullman Bed
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Polar Outside - Middle deck for 2 travellers

These comfortable, outside cabins for up to two people on the middle/lower decks have bathroom∘ with shower/WC, and single beds, one of which converts into a sofa

Features

  • Twin
  • Sofa Bed
  • Pullman Bed
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Polar Outside - Middle deck for up to 3 travellers

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

Features

  • Twin
  • Sofa Bed
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
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Polar Outside - Middle deck for up to 3 travellers

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

Features

  • Twin
  • Sofa Bed
  • Pullman Bed
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
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Polar Outside - Middle deck for 2 travellers

These standard outside cabins for up to two people on the middle decks have separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa, and bathrooms with shower/WC.

Features

  • Twin
  • Sofa Bed
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
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Polar Outside - Lower deck for 2 travellers

These comfortable, outside cabins for up to two people on the lower deck have bathrooms with shower/WC, and bunk∘ beds, one of which converts into a sofa. The cabins have portholes, some with limited or no view.

Features

  • Twin
  • Sofa Bed
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
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Polar Outside - Upper deck for 2 travellers

These comfortable, outside cabins for up to three people on the upper or middle decks have bathrooms∘ with shower/WC, and bunk beds, one of which converts into a sofa. The third bed is an upper berth. The cabins have limited or no view.

Features

  • Twin
  • Sofa Bed
  • Pullman Bed
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
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Polar Outside - Upper deck for 2 travellers

These comfortable outside cabins for up to two people on the upper or middle decks have bathrooms with shower/WC, and double beds. The cabins have limited or no view.

Features

  • Double
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
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Polar Inside - Upper deck for up to 3 travellers

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.

Features

  • Twin
  • One Single Bed
  • Sofa Bed
  • Pullman Bed
  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
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Polar Inside - Lower deck for 1 traveller

These comfortable, standard inside cabins for one person on the lower deck have bathrooms with shower/WC, and separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa.

Features

  • Twin
  • Sofa Bed
  • Pullman Bed
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
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Polar Inside - Lower deck for 2 travellers

These comfortable, standard inside∘ cabins for up to two people on the lower deck have bathrooms with shower/WC, and separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa.

Features

  • Twin
  • Sofa Bed
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Deck plans

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Deck 7

  • Outdoor Explorer Deck
  • Seating Areas
  • Multe Bakery & Ice Cream
  • Explorer Lounge
  • Panorama Lounge
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Deck 6

  • Jacuzzis
  • Expedition Suites
  • Arctic Superior Cabins
  • Outside Cabins
  • Inside Cabins
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Deck 5

  • Outdoor Walking Deck
  • Expedition Suites
  • Arctic Superior Cabins
  • Outside Cabins
  • Inside Cabins
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Deck 4

  • Torget Main Dining
  • Kysten Arctic Fine Dining
  • Brygga Bistro
  • Kompass Adventure Reception
  • Information
  • Shop
  • Post Office
  • Lecture Halls
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Deck 3

  • Laundry
  • Gangway
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outside Cabins
  • Inside Cabins
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Deck 2

  • Car Deck
  • Tender Lobby
  • Hospital
  • Sauna