After undergoing extensive refurbishments, MS Midnatsol will begin sailing as MS Maud from March 2021, offering exciting itineraries around Scandinavia and the British Isles
The MS Midnatsol came into service in 2003. This Millennium Class vessel, together with its sister ship, the MS Trollfjord, conform to strong environmental principles in their modern design and extensive use of Norwegian materials in all interiors. Named after the Norwegian midnight sun, the Midnatsol lives up to this in its sunny, colourful interior décor, which includes the sun motif in many of the modern art pieces displayed throughout the ship.
This combined cruise ship, car ferry and cargo ship, which calls at 35 ports in its seven day journey between Bergen and the Arctic town of Kirkenes, is ideal for the seasoned traveller who will enjoy the drama of the Norwegian coastline and the chance to explore some of the smaller, isolated communities dotted around these northern fjords and islands. Passengers can combine the southbound journey into a 12-night cruise, which includes daytime stops at ports only visited at night during the northbound leg of the journey. The Midnatsol has a large panorama lounge built over two stories in the bow of the ship, with huge expanses of glass that allows the passenger to experience the changing view in perfect comfort.
The MS Midnatsol sleeps 638 passengers in a variety of comfortable but compact suites furnished with twin beds. Several have private verandahs and bay windows. Only the interior suites have TV. The Grand Suite and Captain’s Suite are more spacious, with dining areas, separate bedrooms and floor to ceiling windows giving access to the verandah. Four of the cabins have wheelchair access.