Polarlys is a modern coastal ship offering well appointed public areas, panorama lounges and is ideal for those wanting to cruise the natural beauty of the Norwegian coast. Remember that it is also a working ship and car ferry. Polarlys passengers tend to be 50+ and European and some Americans. When all cabins have double occupancy, the ship provides a space ratio of 25.1 tons per passenger and a crew to passenger ratio of one for every 6.8 passengers. At full capacity the space ratio is 16.3 tons per passenger and the crew ratio is one to 10.5 passengers.
Hurtigruten ships are working vessels operating a regular service to a set timetable. The ships carry goods, vehicles and passengers between ports, by night and day, as an integral part of Norwegian daily life. The ships are calling at ports around the clock. You may expect some noise and vibration in a few cabins during loading of goods. This varies depending on the location of your cabin and the type of ship. Also, noise affects people differently and what may be a problem for one person may not be a problem for another. Please ask the reservation team for advice on the best cabin location for you.
It is not common practice to tip on Hurtigruten ships on the coastal voyage, but if you feel that crew members should be rewarded for providing exceptional service, tip boxes are placed in the restaurant together with envelopes.
- Adults only
- children facilities
- smoking (some)
The emphasis onboard is on relaxation and discovery, and not the commercial entertainment that is so often a part of conventional cruises. Hertigruten’s aim is to get you closer to unique environments and to allow you to share the experience with your fellow travellers. Occasionally there may be some musical entertainment onboard in the evenings.
Keep yourself feeling fresh and active in the Fitness Room or sweating away the day in the sauna.
kid & teen
There is a playroom available for children.
Enjoy a lecture on the ship's deck or in one of the conference rooms and learn something new.