Midnatsol Public Rooms
Midnatsol has two bars, but one of them is only open during the warmest summer months. The main -- and for most of the year, the one and only -- bar, and its comfy little lounge, are located midship, just forward of the library and Internet cafe and aft of the two-deck observation lounge.
Critic's Caveat #2: Norway heavily taxes alcoholic beverages, so be prepared for a bad case of liquor sticker shock. Wine, beer and mixed drinks go for between $7.50 and $10 a pop (at current exchange rates), and though wine and the excellent Norwegian beers are ample pours, Norwegian law forbids pouring more than 40 ml of hard liquor in a glass. (By comparison, an airline bottle of alcohol contains 50 ml.) The good news is that Hurtigruten allows passengers to bring their own alcohol aboard to enjoy in their cabins.
Midnatsol Spa & Fitness
A number of shore excursions are offered, catering to four languages: Norwegian, English, German and French.
Midnatsol For Kids
Additional Hurtigruten Midnatsol Information
- Crew: 75
- Launched: 2003
- Decks: 7
- Passengers: 674
- Registry: Norway