Lofoten Cabins

Editor Rating:  3.5
57% of cruisers loved it

Why Choose Lofoten?

  • Beautifully maintained older ship recalls earlier era of sea travel
  • Sails Norway's coast year-round
  • Charming boutique hotel-style public rooms

Lofoten Cabins

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Cabins
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Lofoten has 87 cabins that can sleep 151 passengers. While the majority of cabins are double occupancy, the ship has 27 single cabins and a handful of four-berth cabins.

If you're used to standard cruise cabins with twin beds that can convert to a queen or king, you may be disappointed to discover that the majority of this ship's cabins are very tight in dimensions, and most contain upper and lower berths. Because Lofoten is an older vessel, cabins will vary in size, layout and berth configuration, even within the same category.

Only seven cabins have two lower beds (one converts to a sofa during the day), full views and private bathroom facilities. These include categories N (75 to 140 square feet) and A2 (86 square feet) on the Saloon Deck.

Twenty cabins on B Deck are cozy outsides (65 to 86 square feet, also considered category A2), each with a small porthole, upper (folds up) and lower (sofa) beds, twin closets and drawers, a small table and stool, and a moderate-size shower room with toilet and basin. Deadlights may be placed over the porthole during rough seas.

The D category (54 to 75 square feet) includes both insides and outsides, and, in effect, they have the dimensions of a railway sleeping compartment with washbasin only and shared shower and toilet facilities along the corridors. Two Category J cabins (75 square feet) are by the bulkhead and have a very limited view. Category I cabins (65 to 107 square feet) are insides, and the larger ones have four berths. They also lack private facilities.

Cabins are assigned in advance to roundtrip passengers; for others, the category will be guaranteed but the exact cabin number will be allocated once onboard.

Cabins do not have phones, fridges, TV's, radios and the other usual cruise ship amenities. The ship has no elevator, and no cabins are wheelchair accessible.
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Lofoten Cabin Reviews

triptik
Member Since 2005
1 review
0 forum posts
Sailed March 2017
small cabin with W/C. Basic cabin, but comfortable berth. I appreciated having the porthole and the w/c. This ship does have interior cabins with shared bathrooms, but those looked very, very small!... Read more
lazydoxie@flash.net
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
Sailed July 2016
The rooms are quite small but efficient. My single room on the "B" deck had a porthole, an ample closet for hanging clothes and to place sweaters, shoes, purchases, etc. There are also some shelves by the sink for toiletries and several ... Read more
Mindfultraveler
Member Since 2012
1 review
26 forum posts
Sailed March 2016
You should study carefully the kind of cabin you find acceptable. Do understand that some of the cabins reflect earlier times of a ferry. My cabin was for a single passenger. The total space was very limited. The total space from wall to wall ... Read more
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triptik
Member Since 2005
1 review
0 forum posts
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It is no acccident that the MS Lofoten has a 50% approval rating from members. You will either love it or hate it. Lazydoxie's review is excellent summarizing the experience on this wonderful ship, and members should read it before ... Read more
lazydoxie@flash.net
Member Since 2016
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You will have a unique experience sailing on MS Lofoten that you would not have on any other ship. But you need to know what to expect, and more importantly, what NOT to expect on this ship. I'd wanted to do a Norwegian fjord cruise ... Read more
Mindfultraveler
Member Since 2012
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26 forum posts
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The first surprise was finding out the old ship was sold out leaving Bergen. What better testimony for the popularity of the MS Lofoten. There were all kinds of loyal passengers on this voyage. Retired professors among the older crowd, ... Read more
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