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.
Selling souvenirs, knitwear, books, postcards, postage stamps and a limited supply of toiletries.
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).
The books are in a variety of languages including Norwegian, German and English.
Enjoy a lecture on the ship's deck or in one of the ship's conference rooms and learn something new.
The “Fresh Air Factor”
There are often lectures and presentations held on deck out in the fresh air. These lectures and presentations are related to marine and coastal life. For example, there is a performance of "Arctic Circle Ceremony" or "Leaving the Arctic" rituals when crossing the Arctic Circle, cod tongue-cutting demonstrations and training on how to fillet a fish, all of which are led by local fishermen. There are other activities on board, such as hunting for the Northern Lights in winter or sleeping on deck under the midnight sun.
Of course, all of these activities and lectures are voluntary. If you wish to simply relax and enjoy the view of the ever-changing scenery, you are more than welcome to do so.
Also enjoy a lecture in one of the conference rooms.
Visiting 34 ports, Hurtigruten have an exceptional opportunity to get fresh produce from local suppliers everyday. This means delicious new and fresh ingredients, both from coastal and inland areas.
Based on the season's best ingredients, the chefs create either three-course dinners or lavish buffets. Being a coastal voyage, seafood dominates the menu, accompanied with fresh vegetables and delicately flavoured sauces. Each dinner ends with traditional desserts, like home-made cakes, puddings, berries or sorbet. Breakfast and lunch is served buffet style, while dinner is a set dinner.
A 24-hour café that serves pizzas, burgers, hot dogs and chips.
Passengers are requested to go to the restaurant on embarkation to make their table reservation. The usual meal times are: breakfast from 08.00 to 10.00 hours (open sitting); lunch from 13.00 hours (open sitting); dinner from 18.00 hours (set seating). During high season, there may be several sittings, the times of which will be shown on board. Full board begins with a buffet dinner on departure from Bergen and ends with brunch on the arrival day back in Bergen. The food is Norwegian and breakfast is buffet style with a selection of cold meats, cheese, eggs, cereals and fruit. Lunch is the famous Cold Table with a choice of fish dishes, cold meats, salads, a selection of hot dishes, desserts and fruit. Dinner is a three-course set meal; there is not usually a choice of menu. Occasionally the Cold Table may be served in the evening and the set meal at lunch time. All vessels are fully licensed.
Keep yourself feeling fresh and active in the Fitness Room or sweating away the day in the sauna.
Trim Fitness Centre
A basic fitness centre for passengers to enjoy.
Head to the sauna and relax in luxury.
Relax in the jacuzzis whilst floating past the scenery.
Hurtigruten are happy to welcome passengers with limited mobility onboard.
Passengers who use a wheelchair must bring their own, standard size, foldable chair. Guest who are able to navigate around the ship unaided in a wheelchair need not to have a travel companion. Those who need assistance may need to be accompanied.
Excursions, however have not been adapted specifically for passengers with walking difficulties. Please talk to the tour leaders when you are onboard who will be able to advise to which excursions are suitable.
Special diets can be catered for if requested in good time (preferably when booking). Passengers on strict diets e.g vegans, may find that there is limited choice.
On board dress is informal. Although some passengers choose to change for dinner the dress code is casual rather than formal. The weather in Norway can vary during the course of each voyage or even during the day. To cater for these variations it’s recommended to use the layered dress approach that enables you to adapt to changes in temperature, wind and precipitation conditions easily.
For all voyages it’s advised you to take breathable rain and windproof clothing. A warm hat, gloves, scarf and thermal clothing can be useful, together with thermal underwear, during the winter months. On land where it may be icy, sturdy shoes are important for shore excursions and a walking stick/trekking pole may be useful. You should pack a pair of UV protective sunglasses, even during the winter as the reflections of snow and ice can be harmful to the unprotected eye.
Hurtigruten ASA cannot accept children under the age of 5 to travel with us to Antarctica. There is no age restriction on our other destinations. For safety reasons, children under 12 years of age will be considered on each landing. It is entirely at the Captain’s discretion to allow children on shore landings.
There is a playroom available for children.
Let your children enjoy their stay in the playroom with activities available to them.
- Panorama Lounge
- Mysterier Bar
- Paradis Bar
- Information Desk
- Internet Room
- The Hamsun Room
- Outside Cabins
- Grand Suites
- Owners Suites
- Restaurant Midnatsol
- Baby Changing, Café
- Midtsommer Café
- Mane Amfi
- Conference Room Stjerne
- Conference Room Sol
Situated on the ipper deck, the Expedition Suites are the most exquisite cabins on board MS Fram. All the suites offer a cabin kit consisting of a bathrobe, slippers, and bathroom amenities as well as comfortable cabin facilities including:
- Seating area with a TV
- En suite bathroom including a shower cubicle
- Double bed configurations
- Small desk/vanity area
- Large windows
Arctic Superior cabins are located on both the upper and middle decks and epitomise relaxation and comfort on board MS Fram. Each cabin features a range of comfortable amenities including:
- En suite bathroom including a shower
- Tea & Coffee making facilities
- Double and twin bed (where one doubles as a sofa) configurations are available
- Desk/vanity area
Outisde Polar cabins are located across the middle and lower decks and feature smaller porthole windows. All of these cabins come complete with a range of comfortable amenities which include:
- En suite bathroom including a shower cubicle
- Double or single bed configurations are available and vary from cabin to cabin
- Sofa bed
- Small desk/vanity area
The cosy Inside Polar cabins can be found across all deck on board MS Fram. Most of the cabins feature separate beds, where one doubles as a sofa, and all come with a variety of facilities including:
- En suite bathroom with a shower cubicle
- Small des/vanity area
*please not inside cabins do not have any windows.
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