490 Passengers (490 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.
The Vesteralen is named after the first Hurtigruten ship and offers place for up to 490 passengers. It was built in 1983 and modernised in 1995. The atmosphere on board is very familial and offers you a grounded and authentic experience. The program includes insights in the nautic, logistic and gastronimic processes. The tour guide invites you to conversations with the teams, which report from the different areas and from the life on board. Moreover, a film is shown about the engine room, the bridge, the caboose, the cargo hold and so on. You can do workshops about the seafaring. The public areas are bright, casual and with a whiff of elegance. There is a panoramic lounge, a café, a restaurant, a shop, a conference room, a bar, a playground for children, a fitness room and a car parking deck.
- Built in: 1983
- Length: 108 m
- Speed: 15 Knots
- Tonnage: 6261 BRZ
- Passengers: 490
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 Vesteralen
To create your cruise interesting, there is a fitness room, a panoramic lounge, a shop and smaller lounges in the front of the ship. 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 is a restaurant, a café and a bar.
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 Vesteralen is the perfect ship for travellers 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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