MS Nordkapp - Photo Tour
Next in our series of photo tours of the Hurtigruten fleet is MS Nordkapp.
Along with her fleetmates she sails the 11-day round trip from Bergen, calling at 34 ports along the coast of Norway. The route is popular with cruise tourists keen to experience 'the most beautiful voyage in the world', and also serves as a lifeline for many smaller communities in Norway's more isolated north.
Scroll down to see our full photo tour of her passenger decks.
|MS Nordkapp alongside at Hurtigruteterminalen, Bergen|
|Nordkapp's smart exterior|
|Her white, red and black paint scheme makes her instantly recognisable as a member of the Hurtigruten fleet|
|Nordkapp alongside in Bergen, with Hurtigruteterminalen to the left of the photo|
|Ready to board: the gangway leads to the ship|
|Nordkapp loading cargo and supplies for the voyage|
|Nordkapp alongside in Bergen, Norway|
Stepping onboard Nordkapp was a familiar experience, having visited her near-sister MS Nordlys the previous day. After boarding via the promenade, a quick trip down brings you to several of her main passenger facilities on Deck 4.
|The Ut Røst Cafe onboard Nordkapp|
The Ut Røst Cafe is directly adjacent to Nordkapp's main forward stairwell. Here, a range of hot and cold drinks and snacks are available throughout the day.
|A seating area in the Ut Røst Cafe|
|The Nessekongen Restaurant|
|The Arcade connects the public rooms on Deck 4|
|The shop onboard Nordkapp|
|Nordkapp has a large conference room forward on Deck 4, starboard...|
|...and another similar facility on her port side|
|The Flembøringen Lounge|
|The Flembøringen Lounge|
Heading up to Deck 7 brings you to the main observation lounges and outside decks. The extensive use of warm woods and brass throughout her stairwells gives Nordkapp an appealing classic feel (even if this is slightly at odds with her carpets and ceilings in some areas).
|The use of wood and brass makes a pleasant addition to Nordkapp's stairwells|
|The Svalbard Lounge on Nordkapp|
|Seating in the Svalbard Lounge|
|The Svalbard Lounge|
At the forward end of Deck 7 you will find the Polarsirkelen Observation Lounge. The largest of Nordkapp's public rooms, this relaxing area really is all about the views, with the majority of seating positioned to take full advantage of these.
|Prime position: Seating lines three windowed sides of the Polarsirkelen Observation Lounge|
|The Polarsirkelen Observation Lounge|
|A dancefloor is located in the centre of the lounge|
|Original images from Nordkapp's interior designers|
|An impression of the main restaurant on Nordkapp|
|An artist's impression, compared to the real thing...|
|...which is almost identical, down to the smallest detail|
Outside at the aft end of Deck 7 is the main Sun Deck, which is partially covered with a glass roof, ensuring passengers can enjoy the fresh air whatever the weather.
|The covered section of Nordkapp's Sun Deck|
|The Sun Deck|
|Nordkapp's tall funnel proudly displays the Hurtigruten logo|
|The lifeboats along Nordkapp's side|
|A look up at one of Nordkapp's observation lounges from the promenade deck|
|The bridge wing is suspended above the forward end of the promenade|
|Under the bridge wing: the views forward are nicely framed|
|Nordkapp's mooring equipment can be seen on her bow|
MS Nordkapp offers a range of passenger accommodation. The majority of this comprises of her standard inside and outside cabins.
|A passenger corridor on deck 2 is simple and practical|
|A standard outside cabin on Nordkapp|
|Nordkapp's suites feature wooden cabinetry and large windows|
|The living room in one of the two suites|
|A suite bedroom, with a couple of extra touches|
|The bathroom in one of the suites|
MS Nordkapp is a comfortable and generally attractive ship. Whilst showing her age by way of interior design in some areas, this does not detract from the overall feeling of her light, pleasant public spaces. Along with her fleetmates she offers a fantastic way to travel the coast of Norway and enjoy this wonderful route.