MS Midnatsol refurbishment
Hurtigruten recently announced that three of their ships will be transformed into hybrid-powered vessels. MS Midnatsol will be renamed MS Maud and undergo hybrid installation, transforming into a premium expedition cruise ship during early 2021. Using natural Scandinavian materials such as granite, oak, birch and wool, all public areas will be redesigned to create a relaxed and stylish look and feel. All cabins and suites will be completely refurbished. Hurtigruten’s signature Science Center will also be added, packed with state-of-the-art technology and high-tech gadgets.
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MS Midnatsol’s Exhibition Suites are bathed in natural light from floor to ceiling windows, offering spectacular views from the privacy of your own suite. Relaxation and comfort are the hallmarks of the Arctic Superior cabins with their clean, modern décor. The bright Polar Outside cabins are a light and spacious option, while the Polar inside cabins offer guests a warm and cosy stay.
Experience delicious authentic Norwegian cuisine and eat like a true local with Hurtigruten’s unique dining concept, Norway’s Coastal Kitchen. Guaranteeing seasonal, fresh food from the local area, the talented chefs proudly tell the story of the local coastline through their delicious dishes.
Visiting so many ports, there is an exceptional opportunity for the chefs to get fresh produce from local suppliers every day. Imagine savouring Arctic Char in a dish with asparagus and Roswald potatoes, knowing it was caught by a local fisherman just hours before you took your seat in the main Midnatsol restaurant.
For lighter snacks, the 24 hours café will satisfy your every need.
The everchanging landscape is the special appeal of this ship. Relax in the two storey Panorama Lounge, with its floor-to-ceiling windows, offering endlessly breathtaking views of the unfolding scenery. At the top of the vessel, the sun deck allows passengers to soak in the bright sun while watching a gentle parade of beautiful landscapes.
At night, guests will want to keep an eye out for shooting stars or the emerald streaked display of the northern lights. The ships amphitheatre hosts outstanding lectures by experts, covering fascinating topics from the aurora borealis to Norwegian Christmas traditions.
When crossing the Arctic Circle, crew regularly treat guests to a special ceremony and even dress up and recount mythical stories of the current location. One of the delights of cruising aboard MS Midnatsol is that you are rarely out of sight of land and there are many opportunities to stop and explore.
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