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.

unique features

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.

gratuties

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.

facilities

  • Adults only
  • children facilities
  • smoking (some)

accommodation

Deck

dining

Visiting 34 ports, Hurtigruten have an exceptional opportunity to get fresh produce from local suppliers everyday. This means delicious new and fresh ingredients, both from coastal and inland areas.

Based on the season's best ingredients, the chefs create either three-course dinners or lavish buffets. Being a coastal voyage, seafood dominates the menu, accompanied with fresh vegetables and delicately flavoured sauces. Each dinner ends with traditional desserts, like home-made cakes, puddings, berries or sorbet. Breakfast and lunch is served buffet style, while dinner is a set dinner.

entertainment

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.

health fitness

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.

enrichment

Enjoy a lecture on the ship's deck or in one of the conference rooms and learn something new.

specifications

Llyd No
9107796
size
small
Style
expedition
Type
ocean
Year of Launch
1996
Year of last refit
-
Gross tonnage
11341t
length
123m
width
19.5m
speed
15kts
decks
6
language
no+en
currency
NOK
No of Passsengers
619
No of Crew
-
No of Cabins
215
wheelchair access
3