The Midnastol is one of three Millennium ships that NCV introduced in 2002 and 2003. The modern design of the Midnastol employs natural materials extensively. The ship is named for the midnight sun, and the décor is a celebration of the extended summer solstice enjoyed in Norway. Large glass expanses allow the outside light to enter, along with extraordinary views. She has a large two-story panoramic lounge on the two upper decks and a top deck with saunas, a gym, a bar, and a large sun deck with a small swimming pool and Jacuzzi. Deck 5 houses the main restaurant, cafés, an arcade with playroom, shops, and lounges. Deck 8 also has several lounges, including an Internet café, TV lounge, and a library.
One main dining room, the nonsmoking Midnastol 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: Hamsund Cognac Lounge, Mysteriet Bar, Paradis Snack Bar and Midtsommer Market Cafes.
Eleven grades of cabin are available. Double beds are available in only in the 23 suites (five 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 89 cabins are inside, and the remainder, 188, are oceanview (no balconies). Suites and feature televisions and mini-bars. The 220-volt outlets require adapters for U.S. appliances.
Cabins range from 86 square feet to 484 square feet.
Experience the beautiful Norwegian coastline and its remote coastal towns on the luxurious Midnastol, where even the saunas have views. The Midnastol 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 fays southbound.
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