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Formerly known as Bergen Line, Hurtigruten/Norwegian Coastal Voyage Inc. (NCV) offers a unique coastal trip with daily sailings along the captivating west coast of Norway, from Bergen in the south, across the Arctic Circle, to Kirkenes in the north close to the Russian border, stopping at 34 ports along the way. The focus of a Norwegian Coastal Voyage trip is on experiencing the real Norway- mingling with European passengers, dining on fresh-caught salmon and cloud berries, and tuning in to the rhythms of a variety of languages. Nature is the entertainment, and the ship's small size allows passengers to get in close the images that will last a lifetime: the fjords, the remote villages and sights that most people never see.

Hurtigruten AS is the result of a merger between the two previous operators of the Hurtigruten service: Ofotens og Vesteraalens Dampskibsselskab (OVDS) and Troms Fylkes Dampskibsselskap (TFDS). TFDS was founded in 1866, and OVDS was established in 1868. The two companies merged in March 2006 to form Hurtigruten Group ASA, and twelve months later the merged entity assumed the name Hurtigruten ASA. In 2012, the company headquarters was moved from Narvik to Tromsų. In 2015, the legal form of Hurtigruten was changed from ASA to AS.

The ships vary from "traditional" to new - more than half have been built since 1993. The Millennium Class Ships, MS Finnmarken and MS Trollfjord have been in service since May 2002. Both ships accommodate some 650 passengers. Suites are available, many with a balcony, and some with a Jacuzzi, and several cabins are wheelchair-accessible. In Coastal tradition these ships are floating art galleries that showcase Norwegian paintings, sculptures, and textiles. The interior of the MS Finnmarken is decorated in Art Nouveau style, while the MS Trollfjord is modern in design with extensive use of Norwegian wood, stone, and large expanses of glass.

The six Ships were built between 1993 and 1997 to meet cruise standards, and accommodate approximately 490 passengers each. The three Mid-Generation Ships were built in the early 1980s and refurbished in 1995. Each accommodates approximately 320 cruise passengers. Reminiscent of classic steamer vessels, the two Traditional Ships in the fleet were built in the early 1960s and refurbished in 1985. They are the most intimate of the Norwegian Coastal vessels, accommodating approximately 200 cruise passengers each. New are also once-in-a-lifetime expedition type cruises to Greenland and Spitsbergen. These soft adventure programs give the opportunity to explore the last wilderness of Europe rich in unspoiled nature and wildlife. Glaciers, polar bears, whales, seals, sea eagles, puffins and rare Arctic flowers can be part of these unique programs. There are also cruises to Antarctica and the Chilean Fjords. The MS Nordnorge sails from Chile to Antarctica and Argentina. These incredible areas of the world offer the most magnificent mountains, fjords and an abundant wildlife to the few people who are fortunate enough to visit. All Expedition Cruises include Zodiac landings, tour guides on board, and numerous lectures to create an intimate learning experience.

Passenger ships / ferries and itineraries:

MS Fram: Norway registered; built 2007; 11,647 gross tons; 318 passengers; 75 crew members.
Itineraries: Northern Europe, Greenland; Arctic cruises; Antarctica out of Buenos Aires, Argentina; .
  Hurtigruten Fram ship
     
MS Midnatsol: Norway registered; built 2003; 16,151 gross tons; 1,000 passengers; 256 crew members.
Itineraries: Norwegian Coast - Bergen to the North Cape.
  Hurtigruten Midnatsol ship
     
MS Finnmarken: Norway registered; built 2002; 15,690 gross tons; 1,000 passengers; 257 crew members.
Itineraries: Norwegian Coast - Scandinavia and Fjords from Bergen, Finnsnes and Kirkenes.
  Finnmarken cruise ship
     
MS Trollfjord: Norway registered; built 2002; 16,140 gross tons; 822 passengers; 196 crew members.
Itineraries: Norwegian Coast - Bergen to the North Cape.
  Trollfjord ship
     
MS Nordnorge: Norway registered; built 1997; 11,384 gross tons; 623 passengers; 162 crew members.
Itineraries: Norwegian Coast - Bergen to the North Cape.
  Nordnorge ship
     
MS Polarlys: Norway registered; built 1996; 12,000 gross tons; 619 passengers; 171 crew members.
Itineraries: Norwegian Coast - Bergen to the North Cape.
  Polarlys ship
     
MS Nordkapp: Norway registered; built 1996; 11,386 gross tons; 622 passengers; 173 crew members.
Itineraries: Norwegian Coast - Bergen to the North Cape.
  Nordkapp cruise ship
     
MS Nordlys: Norway registered; built 1994; 11,200 gross tons; 622 passengers; 171 crew members.
Itineraries: Norwegian Coast - Bergen to the North Cape.
  Nordlys cruise ship
     
MS Richard With: Norway registered; built 1993; 11,205 gross tons; 623 passengers; 176 crew members.
Itineraries: Norwegian Coast - Bergen to the North Cape.
  Richard With ship
     
MS Kong Harald: Norway registered; built 1993; 11,200 gross tons; 622 passengers; 176 crew members.
Itineraries: Norwegian Coast - Bergen to the North Cape.
  Kong Harals ship
     
MS Vesteralen: Norway registered; built 1983; 6,261 gross tons; 510 passengers; 112 crew members.
Itineraries: Norwegian Coast - Bergen to the North Cape.
  Vesteralen ship
     
MS Lofoten: Norway registered; built 1964; 2,621 gross tons; 340 passengers; 68 crew members.
Itineraries: Norwegian Coast - Bergen to the North Cape.
  Lofoten ship
     
MS Nordstjernen: Norway registered; built 1956; 2,568 gross tons; 290 passengers; 54 crew members.
Itineraries: Norwegian Coast - Bergen to the North Cape.
  Nordstjernen ship
     








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