About the Finnmarken
One of the Millennium ships that NCV introduced in 2002 and 2003, the Finnmarken is beautifully appointed ship, decorated in Art Nouveau style reminiscent of the first Coastal Voyage ships in Old World elegance. Eleven Norwegian artists have put the finishing touches on the interior with drawings, watercolors, oil paintings, charcoal drawings, lithographs, and sculptures. The fitness center with saunas and a massage room is located on deck 7, as are the hair salon and the Internet café; the outdoor swimming pool is on deck 6.
One main dining room, the nonsmoking Finnmarken Restaurant, hosts three meals daily. Breakfast and lunch, which features the famous Norwegian “cold table,” are self-serve, but the three-course dinner is served in two seatings. Other dining and bar venues: Morestuen Bistro and Babettes Cafe.
Ten grades of cabin are available. Double beds are available in only in the 32 suites (14 with balconies), and all the other cabins have fixed beds and berths. Some cabins also have a third upper berth. A number of cabins are available for single occupancy at a premium. Only 55 cabins are inside, and the remainder, 195, are oceanview (no balconies). Suites feature televisions and mini-bars. The 220-volt outlets require adapters for U.S. appliances.
Cabins range from 86 square feet to 398 square feet.
Experience the beautiful Norwegian coastline and its remote coastal towns on the luxurious Finnmarken, where even the saunas and the glass elevators have views. The Finnmarken is comfortable and modern, and the crew provides attentive service. But the itinerary is the attraction here. Departing from Bergen, she sails roundtrip to Kirkenes, an arctic outpost near the Russian border, stopping at 34 uniquely picturesque ports along the way. A special “Crossing the Arctic Circle” ceremony welcomes newcomers to that latitudinal extreme. The journey can also be done one way – seven days northbound or six days southbound.
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