Midnatsol Cabins

Editor Rating:  3.0
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Why Choose Midnatsol?

  • Attractive Norwegian art and sculpture in public areas
  • Fun to watch the cargo handling
  • Year-round sailings, so pick your season

Midnatsol Cabins

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Cabins
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Midnatsol's complement of 19 suites includes five with private balconies, 10 with bay windows, and four junior suites. With the exception of the "Captain's Suite" and "Grand Suite," the equivalent of owner's suites on other ships, most accommodations are between 20 and 40 percent smaller than modern industry average for equivalent accommodations. Standard suites run between 243 and 312 square ft., juniors between 194 and 229. Our Category K larger outside double measured a cozy 113 square ft. The warm, bright decor, however, with original art on the walls, and a family of scampering puffins woven into the cheery orange carpet, made it seem larger.

My first reaction, facing nearly an entire wall of teak-toned drawers and closet doors, was to praise the cabin's commodious storage space. Then I opened the doors and found that the storage extended only a couple of feet or so into the walls. The ship's lack of a dress code reduces the space requirements somewhat, but the bulkiness of sweaters and other cold-weather clothing more than offsets that benefit. I was traveling alone for a short itinerary and I filled all the shelves and drawers. Storage could be a problem for a couple, especially if they book the 12-night round trip. Another potential issue for couples: the two twin-sized beds cannot be moved together on this ship.

Other cabin amenities included a satellite telephone, which doubled as PA system and radio through the speakerphone buttons; liquid soap/shampoo dispensers at sink and shower; and my favorite: a radiant heated tile floor, just the ticket for those chilly early-morning risings. Curiously, suites and inside cabins have televisions; outside cabins in all categories do not.

Deck 6 is the Promenade Deck, and views from outside cabins are obstructed, but views into those cabins from strollers or exercisers are not. There are four wheelchair-accessible cabins.
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Dick B
Member Since 2017
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Sailed February 2017
Comfortable bunks Clean Toilet always worked Shower always had hot water Plenty of storage space... Read more
bburgy
Member Since 2017
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Sailed February 2017
Nice clean and small, about 145 square feet... Read more
harbormaster
Member Since 2004
6 reviews
699 forum posts
Sailed February 2017
Superb!... Read more
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Dick B
Member Since 2017
2 reviews
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Sailed four weeks ago
A trip to Antarctica If you are looking for a 4000-passenger pleasure boat cruise that has floor shows every night, a casino, midnight buffet, and bus trips off the pier at ports of call then DO NOT TAKE THIS CRUISE. This cruise is ... Read more
bburgy
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We chose this cruise because we wanted to go to Antarctica and do some landings. All guests gathered in Santiago, Chile at a nice Sheraton so we could take two chartered flights to the departure city Punta Arenas the next morning ... Read more
harbormaster
Member Since 2004
6 reviews
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We just returned from the Hurtigruten Midnatsol Chilean Fjords and Antarctica cruise, February 3 to 17, 2017. We had a fantastic time and were completely glad that, after a lot of research and planning, we chose this ship and itinerary. ... Read more
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