Beautiful art and sublime scenery distinguish the Nordkapp. The dramatic themes from coastal culture in the paintings by renowned Norwegian artist Karl Erik Harr make the ship a floating art gallery. To take advantage of the beautiful natural surroundings, the Nordkapp’s offers fantastic views from all the panoramic lounges. The Nordkapp is one of six contemporary ships that NCV brought on line from 1993 to 1997. She has been upgraded with four additional Junior Suites, Jacuzzis and an Internet café.
One main dining room, the nonsmoking Nessekongen 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. The 24-hour Ut-Rost Café has snacks and light meals available for purchase. The panoramic lounges, one midship and the other at the bow, treat you to an unforgettable experience of the surrounding scenery.
Eight grades of cabin are available. Double beds are available in only in the ten suites, 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 36 cabins are inside, and the remainder, 172, are outside. Suites feature televisions and mini-bars. The 220-volt outlets require adapters for U.S. appliances.
Cabins range from 86 square feet to 301 square feet.
An excellent way to experience the beautiful Norwegian coastline and its remote coastal towns, the Nordkapp is comfortable, 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 more than 30 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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