MS Nordkapp

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MS Nordkapp outside Bergen
Name: MS Nordkapp
Owner: 1996—2006: Ofotens og Vesteraalens Dampskibsselskab
2006—present: Hurtigruten Group[1]
Operator: Hurtigruten
Port of registry: Narvik,  Norway[1]
Builder: Kvaerner Kleven, Norway[1]
Yard number: 265[1]
Launched: 18 August 1995[1]
Christened: 23 March 1996
by Queen Sonja of Norway[1]
Acquired: 23 March 1996[1]
In service: 2 April 1996[1]
Identification: IMO number: 9107772
Status: In service
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: Polarlys-class cruiseferry
Tonnage: 11,386 GT (gross tonnage)
Displacement: 1,104 metric tons deadweight (DWT)
Length: 123.30 m (404.53 ft)
Beam: 19.50 m (63.98 ft)
Draught: 4.90 m (16.08 ft)
Installed power: 2 x MAK 6M552C diesel engines
combined 9000 kW
Speed: 18 kn (33.34 km/h)
Capacity: 691 passengers (in coastal service)
460 passengers (in cruise service)
460 passenger beds

The MS Nordkapp is a Hurtigruten (Norwegian Coastal Express) ship built in 1996 by Kleven Verft AS, Norway, for Ofotens og Vesteraalens Dampskibsselskab for use in Hurtigruten ferry service along the coast of Norway. She is a sister ship of MS Polarlys and MS Nordnorge. Since 2005 the Nordkapp has been used for cruising around the Antarctica during the Southern Hemisphere summer, returning to the Norwegian coastal traffic during the Northern Hemisphere summer.[1]

In January 2007, the vessel ran aground off Deception Island, part of the South Shetland Islands, but without reported injuries.[1][2]


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 Micke Asklander. "MS Nordkapp (1996)" (in Swedish). Fakta om Fartyg. Retrieved 2008-02-07. 
  2. "Cruise Ship Runs Aground". Cruise Bruise. 2007-02-10. Retrieved 2008-02-07. 

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