Norwegian Coastal Voyages

Norwegian Coastal Voyage


Norwegian Coastal Voyage Ship schedule


Norwegian Coastal Voyage Sailing schedule


Norwegian Coastal Voyage Rates Summer 2006

Norwegian Coastal Voyage Rates Winter 2006

Shore Excursions North & South

Coastal Voyage Fleet
Norwegian Odyssey

Norwegian Splendor

Treasures of Norway
From Vikings to Astronauts
Good to Know



General Conditions

Norwegian Coastal Voyage


Good To Know

General information on board

Are Your Ships Like Other Cruise Ships?

Though they are working ships as well as passenger ships, most of the Norwegian Coastal ships look and feel like cruise ships. This is especially true of the Millennium and the Contemporary Ships, each of which is outfitted with spacious, art-filled public areas, exercise room, sauna, hair dryers in the cabins, elevators, and stabilizers. Unlike traditional cruises, however, there is no organized entertainment on board. Mother Nature is the entertainer! Think of us as your alternative to the traditional cruise.

What Are the Cabins Like?
Cabins aboard the ships are comfortable and cozy. All cabins on the Millennium (except the MS Finnmarken) and Contemporary Ships have two lower berths, while cabins on the Mid-Generation Ships have a mix of two lower and upper/lower berths. Suites and junior suites are available on the Millennium Ships (some with a balcony and Jacuzzi) and on the Contemporary Ships. All cabins have private facilities, except some cabins on the Traditional Ship. All ships, except the Traditional Ship, have one or more cabins that are wheelchair-accessible.

Ship Categories
Millennium Ships
Contemporary Ships
Mid-Generation Ships
Traditional Ships

What if I Prefer a Single Cabin?
A limited selection of double cabins is available for single occupancy. A single supplement charge is applied in high season only, and has been eliminated for select cabin categories in shoulder and off-season (January to March & October to December).

Do You Have Triples?
Triple cabins are available in certain cabin categories.

Are the Ships Suitable For Physically Challenged Passengers?
All ships, with the exception of the MS Lofoten, have elevators and cabins specially equipped for physically challenged guests.

Is Smoking Permitted On Board?
There are designated smoking areas on board all the ships: on the MS Finnmarken and all Contemporary and Traditional ships smoking is only permitted outside; on the two Millennium ships, MS Trollfjord and Midnatsol on deck 5; and on the Mid-Generation ships, the MS Narvik and MS Vesteralen, on deck D. Smoking is not permitted, however, in the cabins or the dining rooms.

How Will I Handle My Laundry?
All ships, except for the Traditional ship, are equipped with self-service laundry facilities, including irons and ironing boards. Detergent is included in the price.

Is There a Doctor On Board?
Although the ships don't have medical facilities or doctors on board, they are regularly in sight of land. Should a medical emergency arise, the reception staff will contact a doctor at the nearest port. In addition, onboard officers are trained in first aid and can provide emergency assistance.

Are There Travel Guides on Board?
You'll find a travel guide (courier) on board to clarify practical details.

What is the embarkation time and place?

Embarkation in Bergen
The Coastal ships depart from the Nostebryggen Quay. Address: Nostegaten 30. Embarkation starts at 5pm however, you can check in from 1pm, when you also can request dinner table and your cruise card. The waiting room hours are from 1pm-8pm. From April 1-September 30 the ship sails at 8 pm. From October 1-March 31 the ship sails at 10:30 pm. An evening buffet meal will be served in the dining room.


Are meals included in the cruise price?
Three daily shipboard meals are included in the Cruise-Only Rates on northbound, southbound and roundtrip journeys. Independent Vacations: buffet breakfast, buffet lunch and set menu dinner. There is also a cafeteria on board all ships where light meals and snacks can be purchased (cafeteria might be closed on weekends and public holidays). Port-to-port bookings do not include meals.

What Currency is Accepted On Board?
Travelers Checks, American Express, Visa, and MasterCard. Most currencies can be exchanged at reception.

How Do I Reach the U.S. On Board, If Need Be?
All ships have pay phones and faxes. Please note: Ships are not equipped with outlets for Internet hook-up, though the Millennium ships and two of the Contemporary ships, the MS Nordnorge and the MS Nordkapp, have Internet cafés.

What About Travel Insurance?
We strongly encourage passengers to purchase travel insurance. We offer an attractively priced policy through Access America, see Travel Insurance.

Are There Any Seasonal Values Available in Conjunction With the Voyage?
Shoulder and off-season on the Norwegian Coastal Voyage (January to March and October through December) offer attractive values. In addition to us eliminating the single supplement in select cabin categories, the Senior Savings discounts are highest at this time, and cruise rates and airfares are lower overall. There are fewer crowds at this time too, and the same everlasting scenery.

Are There Any Special Savings For Seniors?
Members of AARP Passport enjoy attractive discounts, from $70-$150 per cabin for select programs. All passengers 67 years and older are entitled to a reduction on most sailings, ranging from $95-$170 per person, as long as proof of age (in the form of a valid passport) is presented. If proof of age is submitted after tickets are issued, passengers will be charged a $35 per person re-issuance fee. We cannot grant senior reductions to spouses or companions not yet 67 years of age.


Passenger Transfer Information

OSLO International Airport - 30 miles from city center

Transfer from airport to hotel or city center: BUS: about 50 minutes, departs every 20 minutes, cost $15  /

TRAIN: about 20 minutes, the Airport Express leaves every 10 minutes, cost $20 / TAXI: $70-$90
Transfer from hotel to train: TAXI: about 10 minutes, cost $10

BERGEN Flesland Airport - 12 miles from city center

Transfer from airport to hotel or city center: BUS: departs every 30 minutes, cost $10 TAXI: $35-$45 /
Transfer from hotels/train/ship: TAXI: about 10 minutes, cost $10

KIRKENES Hoeybuktmoen Airport - 9 miles from city center

Transfer from airport to hotel/city center/ship: BUS: departs in connection with every arrival/departure, cost $7 /

TAXI: $30 / Transfer from hotels to ship: TAXI: about 5 minutes, cost $10

HELSINKI Vantaa Airport - 12 miles from city center

Transfer from airport to hotel or city center: BUS: departs regularly, cost $6 TAXI: about 25-35 minutes, cost $35

REYKJAVIK Keflavik Airport - 30 miles from city center

Transfer from airport to hotel or city center: BUS: departs in connection with every arrival/departure, cost $14 / TAXI: about 40 minutes, $95

TRONDHEIM Vaernes Airport - 20 miles from city center

Transfer from airport to hotel or city center: BUS: departs after every flight arrival, travel time: 30-45 minutes, cost $9 /

TAXI: about 20 minutes, cost $35-$45 / TRAIN: departs every hour, cost $6

TROMSØ Airport - 3 miles from city center

Transfer from airport to hotel or ship: BUS: about 15 minutes, cost $7 / TAXI: about 10 minutes, cost $15
Transfer from ship to hotels: TAXI: about 5 minutes, cost $5

All prices are in U.S. dollars. Prices and times are approximate


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