619 Passengers (619 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.
Polarlys is a ship by the cruise lin Hurtgruten and its name means polar lights. It was built in 1996 and redecorated in 2016 and takes 619 passengers to its expeditions. There are three different restaurants, a 'Multe' bakery and ice cream bar, a sauna and a fitness room. Additionally, there are two jacuzzis and a exclusive on board expedition team. They do presentations on the ship and on the sun terrace and let you learn more about the landmarks along the coast. The goal of the expedition team is to take you to an unforgettable experience with nature, wildlife and culture.
- Built in: 1996
- Length: 123 m
- Speed: 15 Knoten
- Tonnage: 11341 BRZ
- Passengers: 619
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 the Polarlys
To create your cruise interesting, there is a sauna, a fitness room, a whirlpool and an expedition team on board. On the car deck you can park your car whilst the cruise. Real explorer feel welcome and those who linek to experience new things. The scandinavian interior makes you feel cosy even on rainy days and creates an atmosphere which will make you never want to leave the ship again.
There are three restaurants and the Multe bakery and icebar.
Entertainment, Sports & Relaxation
You can enjoy the unqiue view from the explorer lounge and the panoramic bar. Here you have a perfect view on the northern lights, the midnight sun and the wildlife. The activity centre is the main quarter of the experts on board. After an exciting day of shore excursions you can relax in the sauna or the outside whirlpools.
The Nordlys is the perfect ship for traveller who like to go on adventures along the norwegian post ship route. Perfect for those who are interested in landscapes and nature.
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