MS Polarlys

Hurtigruten

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Name: MS Polarlys

Year built: 1996

Guests: 619

Length: 123 m / 404 feet

Width: 20 m / 66 feet

Speed: 15 knots

Gross tonnage: 11,341

MS Polarlys

Polarlys is Norwegian for `polar light´, and refers to the natural Arctic phenomenon the ship pursues in winter.

MS Polarlys was refurbished in 2016 and now features a modern, Arctic-inspired interior. On board are three different restaurants, the Multe bakery and ice cream bar, a sauna and fitness room. Out on deck you can enjoy the view from the two Jacuzzis.

There is  a comfortable bar at the front of the ship where you can enjoy a nice traditional drink. MS Polarlys also has a large area were you find the reception, a tour guide, conference room and shop.

MS Polarlys Expedition Team

MS Polarlys has her own on-board Expedition Team and serves as a university at sea. Interesting lectures, presentations and activities inside as well as out on the sun deck of the ship make this an exciting and educational journey. Topics depend on the season and the waters the ship sails in. The Expedition Team will host a lecture and presentation programme and evening gatherings daily. Out on deck you may participate in live points of interest to learn more about the nature, culture and other phenomena the ship might encounter along the coast. In addition, the Expedition Team will introduce you to the uniquely Norwegian notion of `friluftsliv´, and encourage you take part in `friluftsliv´ hikes and activities during the journey.

The dedicated Expedition Team has one mission: to enhance your experience by engaging you and interpreting the nature, wildlife, and culture you encounter during the voyage.

MS Polarlys Special features

  • Expedition Team
  • Refurbished in 2016
  • Three restaurants
  • Multe bakery and ice cream bar
  • Explorer bar lounge
  • Wi-Fi
  • Sauna
  • Fitness room
  • Lift
  • Conference room
  • Car deck
  • Hot tub

MS Polarlys Refurbishment

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