MS Nordkapp is named after the famous North Cape, which is a cape on the island of Magerøya in northern Norway, in the municipality of Nordkapp.
MS Nordkapp is named after on of the highlights of the Hurtigruten voyage, the northernmost point of mainland Europe, the North Cape (71°N). It has attracted explorers since it was named by Richard Chancellor who was passing the cape in 1553 while searching for the Northeast passage. The ship was built in 1996, and on board you are surrounded by artworks from the renowned Norwegian artists, Karl Erik Harr. MS Nordkapp is part of the ship class built in the 1990s and has been upgraded with junior suites and Jacuzzis. The godmother of MS Nordkapp is Norway’s Queen Sonja.
MS Nordkapp was refurbished in 2016 and now features a modern, Arctic-inspired interior. On board are three different restaurants, a Multe bakery and ice cream bar, a sauna and a fitness room. Out on deck you can enjoy the view from one of our two hot tubs. There’s also a cozy bar at the front of the ship where you can enjoy a nice traditional drink, as well as a large compass area with reception, tour guide, conference room and shop.
MS Nordkapp was christened by Norway’s Queen Sonja in March 1996 and her maiden voyage was to the Shetland Islands. The ship started sailing the Norwegian coast in April 1996. She has also sailed in Antarctica. Since 2007, the vessel has been part of Hurtigruten’s fleet of ships dedicated to sailing the Norwegian coastline.