919 Passengers (919 with upper beds)
Hurtigruten is a traditional norwegian cruise line. Since 1893 it is active in the mailboat service along the norwegian fjord coast. Every day one of the 11 mailboats starts in Bergen to the 12 day post ship route. Meanwhile Hurtigruten also offers exciting expedition cruises through South America, the Antarctica and lots of other destinations. They always focus on sustainability, that's why the ships all sail with sustainable fuel and they don't want to pollute the environment in which they sail. Rubbish collecting is only one of the interesting shore excursions.
Built in 2002, Finnmarken was designed in the impressive Art Deco style. As the only ship in the fleet, she is equipped with a swimming pool and jacuzzi on deck. With a length of 454 ft, the vessel provides space for 919 guests and cruises with a speed of maximum 18 knots. A characteristic feature is the bow, from which you can access the very top of the ship. The youth program "Young explorer", hosted by one of the staff, offers kids a fun way of learning about themes like nature and sustainability. A highly experienced expedition team accompanies the guests and provides in-debth knowledge about foreign cultures, traditions and nature. One of the most remarkable spots onboard is the Panorama Salon on deck 8. Besides that, the ship provides a gym, sauna, a café, a bar, a library and many more features. Unique with Hurtigruten: the vessel offers the opportunity to transport cars on an additional parking deck.
- Built in: 2002
- Length: 138,5 m
- Speed: 18 Knoten
- Tonnage: 15690 BRZ
- Passengers: 191
As the first cruise line Hurtigruten has banned all single-use plastic from its fleed. These things, e. g. straws oder plastic bags will be replaced by paper or other biological disposable material.
Atmosphere on board of Finnmarken
Children at the age of 7-13 can become a part of the free "Young Explorer" program on board. Special about that is that a supervisor on board plans all the activities that bring joy on environmental friendly learning. Through this, children become a deeper understanding of nature, climate, culture, the wildlife, local food and environmental protection. In addition, the Finnmarken has its own expedition team. It functions as a university at sea, which sails at a speed of 18 knots along the attractions. Your cruise is created interesting and informative thanks to that. Also, the Finnmarken has a panorama salon on deck 8, a fitness room, a sauna with a great view, a café, a bar, a library and lots more. Furthermore, you can park your car on the car deck. On board, real explorers are welcome, who are interested in new things and the near environment. The scandinavian interior design in the public areas do create a cosy atmosphere even on rainy days.
The three restaurants invite you to culinary highlights and shine with a breathtaking decoration. After the renovation in 2020 there will be a grill on the upper deck, which will be the place for delicious grill events.
Entertainment, Sports & Relaxation
In the wellness centre you can relax after a tough day of expeditions or dive into the pool. The sauna is also always ready for your visit. The modern activity centre invites you to enjoy presentations of the expedition team. The front seaview and the Explorer Lounge & Bar are the perfect places to observate the rolling by landscapes.
The Finnmarken is the optimal ship for explorer and travellers who would like to experience Norway very closely. Who is interested in landscapes and nature is right on this ship.
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