|2020 Renamed in Otto Sverdrup after will have battery packs installed during a 2020 shipyard stay. The battery packs will support the ships engines, and drastically cut emissions, according to a company statement. All three ships will also see significant interior updates, including all cabins and suites.|
Registered Owner: Hurtigruten Cruise AS - Norway
|Hurtigruten or Bergen Line or Norwegian Coastal Line. Well-known names for the combination of OVDS (Ofotens Dampskibsselskab and Vesteraalens Dampskibsselskab) and TFDS ( Troms Fylkes Dampskibsselskab) Both companies merged in 2006. New company name Hurtigruten Group ASA|
|Bergen, 27 oct.-2009
have signed a contract for an 18 month charter of MV
Finnmarken with an optional 18 months extension. The
ship will be providing marine construction support vessel services on the
Gorgon project in Western Australia. The
contract will commence early in 2010.
Contract is terminated at the end of October 2011. At a shipyard in Singapore, she returns to her Hurtigruten outfit. Finnmarken returns to the standard route Bergen-Kirkeness on febr. 16-2012.
The new generation of ships will be larger and more luxurious than the 1990's vessels. They will have 40% more cabins and 50% more deck space than the 1990's vessels. The number of suites will increase dramatically, from two suites on the older ships to 14 on the Finnmarken, all with private balcony. In coastal voyage tradition, these working ships will be floating art galleries that showcase Norwegian paintings, sculpture and textiles. The Finnmarken's interior, which will be decorated by 11 Norwegian artists, will be in Jugend style (Art Nouveau) that recalls the elegance of the first coastal ships in the 1890s. She will be the first Hurtigruten ship with an indoor/outdoor cafe, a wine bar, a swimming pool, racquet court and gym. Other facilities include two panoramic lounges, a 340-seat restaurant, main bar, club room, arcades with chairs and tables and four conference rooms. Four cabins will be accessible by wheelchair.
Entered service: 2002 - Refit: 2009 - Gross tonnage: 15.690 - Pass. cap. lower beds: 564 - All berths: 643 - Passenger decks: 7 - Length: 138,50 m.- Beam: 21,50 m. - Draught: 5,15 m. - Drive: 4 diesel engines make Wärtsilä type 2x 9L32 - 2x 6L32 total output 13.800 kW. - Propulsion: 2 Controllable pitch propellers total output 8.280 kW. - Service speed: 15 knots - Max. speed: 18 knots - Built: Kvaerner Kleven Ulsteinvik - Norway - Yard no. 292 - Classification: DNV/GL- Flag: Norway.
|Passenger space ratio all berths: 24.40|
|March 2019 Hurtigruten reports that it is planning an extensive renovation project that will transform the MS Finnmarken into a premium expedition cruise ship. The refurb is scheduled for the first quarter of 2020, after which the ship will sail itineraries along the Norwegian coastline.|
old colour scheme.
New colour scheme.
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