The company was founded in 1893 and has been operating ever since. Initially established by the Norwegian government to improve communications along Norway’s coastline, the shipping company quickly changed and extended its routes to across the world. Their fleet are MS class, which means they are bigger and offer a wider range of facilities than many other cruise ships. The company has recently opened expedition cruises to Greenland, Canada, South America, Iceland, Svalbard and Antarctica.
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Ms Nordstjernen was originally built in 1956 as a ferry serving the coast of Norway and was extensively modernised in 2000 for exclusive Arctic explorer sailings. She offers great value cruises to Spitsbergen / Svalbard and retains the character of an old Atlantic ship, restored to her former splendor with new brass, classic wooden interiors and all her original artwork.
Named after the Norwegian polar explorer, Roald Amundsen who was the first person to reach the South Pole. Like its namesake, the MS Roald Amundson is a pioneer in Polar expedition voyages. The ship is one of the first to feature a hybrid propulsion system that will not only reduce its fuel consumption but will show that large hybrid ships are possible. The Roald Amundsen will be joined by its sister ship the MS Fridtjof Nansen in 2019.
The MS Fram is a purpose built 11,600- ton vessel that incorporates all the best of both practical and traditional design. Her 127 cabins carry passengers to the most remote locations on Earth in comfort and style. Because the ship is slightly larger than other expedition ships, it offers more in the way of on-board facilities and comfort.
MS Fridtjof Nansen the next generation expedition ship. It will explore some of the most spectacular and remote places on Earth. It is the sister ship to the MS Roald Amundsen. Together they are the first hybrid expedition ships to operate in the polar regions.
Polarlys, which means “polar light” in Norwegian, refers to the natural phenomenon that appears in the sky near the North and South Poles, commonly known as aurora that can be borealis (north pole) and australis (south pole).
MS Polarlys was refurbished in 2016 and now features a modern, Arctic-inspired interior. You will be delighted to know there are three different restaurants, the Multe bakery and ice cream bar, a sauna and fitness room.
MS Nordkapp is named after North Cape - the northernmost point on mainland Europe: North Cape and one of the geographical highpoints.
MS Nordkapp was refurbished in 2016 and now features a modern, Arctic-inspired interior. You will be delighted to know there are three different restaurants, a Multe bakery and ice cream bar, a sauna and fitness room.
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