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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. The ships vary from "traditional" to new - more than half have been built since 1993. The brand-new Millennium Ships, MS Finnmarken and MS Trollfjord will be in service in April and 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 New 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.

Cruise ships / ferries and itineraries:

Finnmarken: Norway registered, built 2002, 15,000 gross tons, 643 passengers, 157 crew members.
Itineraries: Norwegian Coast - Bergen to the North Cape.
  Finnmarken cruise ship
     
Trollfjord: Norway registered, built 2002, 15,000 gross tons, 674 passengers, 162 crew members.
Itineraries: Norwegian Coast - Bergen to the North Cape.
  Trollfjord ship
     
Nordnorge: Norway registered, built 1997, 11,386 gross tons, 464 passengers, 162 crew members.
Itineraries: Norwegian Coast - Bergen to the North Cape, South America, Chilean Fjords, Antarctica, Argentina.
  Nordnorge ship
     
Polarlys: Norway registered, built 1996, 12,000 gross tons, 482 passengers, 171 crew members.
Itineraries: Norwegian Coast - Bergen to the North Cape.
  Polarlys ship
     
Nordkapp: Norway registered, built 1996, 11,386 gross tons, 490 passengers, 173 crew members.
Itineraries: Norwegian Coast - Bergen to the North Cape.
  Nordkapp cruise ship
     
Nordlys: Norway registered, built 1994, 11,200 gross tons, 482 passengers, 171 crew members.
Itineraries: Norwegian Coast - Bergen to the North Cape.
  Nordlys cruise ship
     
Richard With: Norway registered, built 1993, 11,205 gross tons, 490 passengers, 176 crew members.
Itineraries: Norwegian Coast - Bergen to the North Cape.
  Richard With ship
     
Kong Harald: Norway registered, built 1993, 11,200 gross tons, 490 passengers, 176 crew members.
Itineraries: Norwegian Coast - Bergen to the North Cape.
  Kong Harals ship
     
Vesteralen: Norway registered, built 1983, 6,261 gross tons, 318 passengers, 97 crew members.
Itineraries: Norwegian Coast - Bergen to the North Cape.
  Vesteralen ship
     
Narvik: Norway registered, built 1982, 6,257 gross tons, 312 passengers, 96 crew members.
Itineraries: Norwegian Coast - Bergen to the North Cape.
  Narvik ship
     
Midnatsol: Norway registered, built 1982, 6,100 gross tons, 325 passengers, 98 crew members.
Itineraries: Norwegian Coast - Bergen to the North Cape.
  Midnatsol ship
     
Lofoten: Norway registered, built 1964, 2,621 gross tons, 171 passengers, 43 crew members.
Itineraries: Norwegian Coast - Bergen to the North Cape.
  Lofoten ship
     
Nordstjernen: Norway registered, built 1960, 2,568 gross tons, 164 passengers, 38 crew members.
Itineraries: Norwegian Coast - Bergen to the North Cape.
  Nordstjernen ship
     
Polar Star: Barbados registered, built 1969, 3,500 gross tons, 94 passengers, 39 crew members.
Itineraries: Expedition cruises to Spitsbergen.
  Polar Star ship
     
Brand Polaris: Barbados registered, built 1968, 2,162 gross tons, 92 passengers, 33 crew members.
Itineraries: Expedition cruises to Greenland.
  Brand Polaris ship






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