Four Hurtigruten ships are to receive major refurbishments, inspired by nature and the polar destinations visited by the ships.
During 2016, Polarlys, Kong Harald, Nordkapp, and Nordnorge, will all receive refreshed interiors, which have remained relatively unchanged since the 1990s.
As part of each 22 day drydock at the Fosen Yard in Norway, cabins will receive a fresh, contemporary feel, inspired by the sea. Public areas, including the reception area, café, bistro, and the aft deck will all be renovated. In addition, the restaurants and menu items will be transformed. A range of fresh pastries from the onboard bakery will also be offered. The bar will be moved to the panoramic lounge, and outside there will be new barbecue stands.
Describing the refurbishments, Hurtigruten, said:
“The interior will reflect the breathtaking coastal landscapes we sail through, stylish yet unpretentious. The colors are earthy and inspired by the coast and the sea. Many of the materials used are natural, such as wood, slate, and leather. Forms originate from nature, and guests will be welcomed by shapes that bear resemblance to fire, waves, and seaweed.”
Polarlys and Kong Harold will be the first two ships to gain the new look in January 2016, followed by Nordkapp in March and Nordnorge in October 2016.
Spitsbergen, Hurtigruten’s new addition to the fleet, will also receive similar interiors when she debuts in May 2016.