Of the three Millennium Ships, the m/s Finnmarken and m/s Trollfjord, were built in 2002, and the m/s Midnatsol came into traffic in April 2003. These ships accommodate over 600 passengers and have 50% more deck space and 40% more berths than the Contemporary Ships. All ships are equipped with a variety of public areas and panoramic lounges, a gym, saunas, Internet café, and first-class conference facilities.
m/s Midnatsol is the elegant sister ship to the m/s Trollfjord. Midnatsol translates to the Midnight Sun, and the ship truly lives up to its name, warmly decorated in colors of various hues of red, yellow, and orange. She is modern in design, with an extensive use of Norwegian materials and various forms of Norwegian modern art throughout. Large glass surfaces in the many various public lounges allow for the outside light to infiltrate the ship, creating a warm atmosphere and a closeness to the passing magnificent scenery. Spacious, comfortable cabins come in a variety of categories, all with lower berths. There are 23 suites on board, four with a balcony.
The name m/s Finnmarken is linked to coastal culture and nostalgia. Her style is clearly associated with the first Finnmarken, which was introduced on the route in 1912, and other classic cruise ships of the past. Inside, the ship's cabins, suites, many elegant lounges, and furnishings are all decorated in the Art Nouveau style, down to the last detail. The finishing touch is provided by the 11 well-known Norwegian artists who contributed the many wonderful paintings, lithographs, drawings, and sculptures on board. She also boasts a massage parlor, a hair salon, and an outdoor swimming pool. Of the 32 suites on board, 14 have a balcony and two have a Jacuzzi.
The m/s Trollfjord is named after one of the most spectacular fjords in Norway, and one of the highlights on a Norwegian Coastal Voyage. As the m/s Midnatsol, she is modern in style using a variety of Norwegian materials for the interior, such as light wood and stone. She has large panoramic windows and the color scheme on board is in hues of blue and green, celebrating the coastal landscape. The art decorating the many spacious public areas has a Norwegian link, such as the Kaare Espolin-Johnson's Gallery, with works transferred from the retired coastal vessel m/s Harald Jarl. Of the 21 stylish suites on board, four have a balcony.
The six charming Contemporary Ships m/s Kong Harald, m/s Nordkapp, m/s Nordlys, m/s Nordnorge, m/s Polarlys,
m/s Richard With were built between 1993 and 1997 to meet cruise standards, and accommodate approximately 490 passengers each. Although similar in the exterior, each ship has its own specific style in terms of color schemes on board and the art and artists chosen to decorate the interior. Depending on the ship, there are 2-14 suites available. Cabins are appointed with two lower berths, bathrooms with hair dryers and heated floors, a writing desk, and closet. The ships are stabilized and have elevators and cabins that are wheelchair-accessible. Each ship features a large, glass-enclosed panoramic lounge for viewing the passing scenery, as well as smoking and non-smoking lounges. All ships have conference facilities, a small fitness room, sauna, and a self-service laundry room.
The Mid-Generation Ships ms Narvik and m/s Vesteralen were built in the early 1980s and refurbished in 1995. Each accommodates approximately 320 cruise passengers. Cabins are a mix of two lower berths and upper/lower berths. All have private facilities, some with hair dryers. There are elevators on each ship, as well as a cabin that is wheelchair-accessible. In addition, all ships are equipped with conference rooms, a glass-enclosed panoramic lounge, smoking and non-smoking lounges, and a self-service laundry room.
Reminiscent of classic steamer vessels, the m/s Lofoten was built in the early 1960s and refurbished in 1995. She is the most intimate of the Norwegian Coastal vessel, accommodating 171 cruise passengers. The majority of cabins have upper/lower berths, about half with private facilities. A restaurant, a 24-hour cafeteria, a smoking and non-smoking lounge are available on board.
The m/s Lofoten, the second oldest in the fleet, protected by the Chief Inspector of Inspectorate of Ancient Monuments and Buildings in Norway. In lieu of excessive luxury, you'll find plenty of character, as well as an inviting, cozy atmosphere. The ship has been modernized, but not at the expense of the original Coastal style and atmosphere.
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