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13-night Discover the Green Coast of Brazil Cruise
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Tuesday, Mar 13, 2018 13 Nights

The name Midnatsol (Midnight Sun) is something to live up to, and this ship, dedicated to the Norwegian summer, does just that. The interior's bright, colorful d?cor is inspired by the warm sunny climate, a motif also reflected in the many pieces of Norwegian modern art on display. MS Midnatsol was put into service on April 15, 2003, and is the fourth Hurtigruten ship to bear this name. The ship has a strong environmental profile and a modern design, with Norwegian materials used extensively throughout its interiors. The two-story panorama lounge above the bow, and the large glass expanses, allows natural light to enter as well as providing extraordinary views. There are also 23 beautifully appointed suites, some of which have a balcony.

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  • DestinationArrivalDeparture
    MontevideoTuesday, Mar 13, 2018Tuesday, Mar 13, 2018
    Slightly threadbare and charmingly out of date, Montevideo harks back to pre-war days when it was the "Switzerland of South America." Art deco and art nouveau fa?ades reflect this flourishing past, while the impressive Plaza Independencia, with its colonnades and open-air caf?s, is a perfect place to savor the present.
    Transfer to ShipWednesday, Mar 14, 2018Wednesday, Mar 14, 2018
    Depart to the cruise ship for embarkation on a trip of a lifetime!
    MontevideoWednesday, Mar 14, 2018Wednesday, Mar 14, 2018
    Slightly threadbare and charmingly out of date, Montevideo harks back to pre-war days when it was the "Switzerland of South America." Art deco and art nouveau fa?ades reflect this flourishing past, while the impressive Plaza Independencia, with its colonnades and open-air caf?s, is a perfect place to savor the present.
    Rio Grande Do SulThursday, Mar 15, 2018Thursday, Mar 15, 2018
    Rio Grande Do Sul has always been fiercely independent. Being Brazil?s southernmost state, it was well beyond the central government?s rule during colonial times, giving rise to the fabled ga?cho, who fearlessly roamed the land, living as he pleased. Men in small villages still dress like traditional ga?chos, and horsemanship is revered and often displayed in rodeos. The countryside is as big and beautiful as it is diverse. The pampas fan out in every direction, seemingly forever. The 300-mile coast is all magnificent beach, dotted with chic resorts. Alpine villages nestle in the mountains, the handiwork of German immigrants who settled here in the mid-1800s. The Italians soon followed, starting what has become one of Brazil?s premier wine-producing regions. Rio Grande Do Sol even boasts Latin America?s only Tibetan Buddhist temple complex, located near the village of Tr?s Coroas.
    At SeaFriday, Mar 16, 2018Friday, Mar 16, 2018
    ParanaguaSaturday, Mar 17, 2018Saturday, Mar 17, 2018
    Tucked along the rim of a serene, well-protected lagoon, prosperous Paranagua has been modernized to accommodate its growing status as one of Brazil?s most important ports for exporting coffee. Still, the city hasn?t forgotten its proud colonial past, which dates back more than 400 years. The historic center reveals treasures such as the Church of Sao Benedito, where slaves once worshipped, and the Museum of Archaeology and Popular Art, a former Jesuit college that now houses a fine collection of local artifacts, including intricate baskets, fine lace and fishing implements of the early Tupi-Guarani Indians. From Paranaqua, visitors can reach Igua?u Falls, an amazing natural phenomenon comprised of 275 individual waterfalls that span the broad Igua?u River, which separates Brazil from Argentina. Niagara Falls is but a trickle in comparison to this thundering, must-see attraction in the heart of the jungle.
    ParatiSunday, Mar 18, 2018Sunday, Mar 18, 2018
    The entire city of Parati (Paraty) is considered a national monument as it was deemed by UNESCO to be one of the world’s most illustrious examples of Portuguese colonial architecture. A virtual museum within a tropical paradise, it is located southeast of Rio de Janeiro. The streets are lined with beautifully whitewashed buildings and many have colorfully painted trim. Motorized vehicles are forbidden on the majority of the narrow, cobblestone streets, so you can wander freely, absorbed in the tranquility and meticulously preserved architecture. Highlights of this quaint city include numerous churches, in particular the Portuguese Baroque-style Church of Santa Rita, built around 1720. Once all of the city’s beauty is explored, take some time out for a leisurely stroll along the shore or dine at any of the waterfront restaurants serving locally caught fish. There are also several shops in the historic area catering to local artisans and merchants.
    At SeaMonday, Mar 19, 2018Monday, Mar 19, 2018
    At SeaTuesday, Mar 20, 2018Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018
    IlheusWednesday, Mar 21, 2018Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018
    Ilh?us, Jorge Amado's birthplace, is the best-known town in Brazil, scene of his most famous novel. In downtown you will find buildings rich in history, countless bars, restaurants and other enterprises here that take their names from characters in Amado novels. Surrounded by the Atlantic forest habitat, Ilh?us sits on a small hill overlooking the prettiest beach in the state of Bahia. Much of it is modern but it's still an attractive place. The streets of the colonial center contain a number of charming buildings, as well as the Cathedral of Sao Sebastiao and the restored Municipal Theatre. The 1556 Igreja Matriz de S?o Jorge has a religious art museum, while the domed roof and towers of the Igreja de Nossa Senhora de Lourdes dominate the shoreline nearest to the center. At the Cocoa Farm one will feel how the old "Cocoa Colonels" lived and know all about cocoa plantation techniques of this golden fruit from a visit to the Cocoa Research Centre. There are beaches to the north of the port. Ilh?us is part of the Cocoa Coast and preserves veritable ecological sanctuaries.
    SalvadorThursday, Mar 22, 2018Thursday, Mar 22, 2018
    Salvador is a dynamic collage of diverse religious and cultural groups, colorful open-air markets, tropical flowers, majestic colonial buildings, golden-sand beaches and the bubbling sensuality of the Bahian people. Visit the Sao Francisco Chapel, whose interior is paved with gold. Sample Salvador's Afro-Brazilian cuisine, including such mouth-watering specialties as "ensopada" (seafood poached in fresh coconut milk) and "vatapa" (spicy fresh shrimp).
    At SeaFriday, Mar 23, 2018Friday, Mar 23, 2018
    RecifeSaturday, Mar 24, 2018Saturday, Mar 24, 2018
    Recife is Brazil's fourth largest city and and one of the country's most historic ocean cities. It also has the distinction of not having been founded by the Portuguese. In fact, it was the Dutch Prince Maurice of Nassau who founded Recife in 1637 on reclaimed land after his troops had burned Olinda, the original capital. Recife is an exotic fusion of ancient and modern, threaded by the rivers Capibaribe, Beberibe and Pina, Canal Tacaruna and edged by the scenic Boa Viagem beachfront. Although much of the city center is given over to modern skyscrapers and office buildings, there are still a few quiet squares with a number of impressive churches and lovely public buildings as well as several interesting museums.
    At SeaSunday, Mar 25, 2018Sunday, Mar 25, 2018
    FortalezaMonday, Mar 26, 2018Monday, Mar 26, 2018
    Fortaleza is one of Brazil's major cities with a colorful harbor area and a colonial history dating back to 1612. It has developed around the ancient fortress of Our Lady of Assumption. There's much to enjoy in its old center, where visitors can bargain in the market for embroidery, lace and other local handicrafts. In recent times, the city has made attempts to expand the tourist trade and to encourage the construction of luxury hotels along the city's fine beaches.
  • Cabin TypeOur Per Person Price


    Rates are cruise only, per person, based on double occupacy. Goverment fees/taxes additional for all guests
    Rates are subject to availability and may change without notice, Restrictions may apply.

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    Shipboard Policies
    Currency

    Norwegian currency is used on board. Most major currencies may be exchanged. Visa, American Express, MasterCard, and Diners Card are all accepted. A cruise card can be obtained and used for payment for extras and settled at the end of your voyage. This may be subject to change.

    Electrical

    Electrical outlets on the vessel are 220v AC. ? 2 pin Continental-type, for which an adapter is required. Guests needing an adapter/converter, must bring their own.

    Internet Access

    There is an internet caf? onboard. Wireless access is available in most public areas for use with guests' laptops or mobile devices. Please note that the bandwidth is narrow and reception intermittent.

    Language

    Norwegian and English are the official onboard languages. The personnel at the reception and some of the service crew may also speak German. Tour Leaders speak Norwegian, English, and German.

    Medical Emergencies

    There is no doctor or pharmacy on board. However, officers are trained in first aid and can provide emergency medical assistance. The ships are also close to land.

    Safety Information

    Hurtigruten ships are working vessels operating a regular service to a set timetable. The ships carry goods, vehicles, and passengers between ports, by night and day, as an integral part of Norwegian daily life. Hurtigruten ships are calling at ports around the clock.

    It is a safety requirement that all Hurtigruten passengers attend a compulsory safety briefing in Bergen before the ship leaves port. After check-in, and prior to embarkation, please go to the first floor of the terminal building where the safety briefing will be given at regular intervals by Hurtigruten staff. This briefing will last between 10 ? 15 minutes with the first taking place at 3:45pm (embarkation is from 4pm, also from the first floor). The talk will include a demonstration of how to put on a life jacket, and the instructions to be followed in the unlikely event of an evacuation or other emergency during the voyage. The briefing is compulsory for all passengers including those who have traveled with Hurtigruten on previous occasions. There will be an opportunity to ask questions if you have any concerns. Guests may embark immediately upon completion of the safety briefing. The last briefing will take place at 7:30pm. Guests arriving after this time will be required to attend a safety meeting on board at 8pm, before the ship leaves Bergen.

    Please take time to familiarize yourself with the emergency procedures as shown in the cabins (there is a diagram on the cabin door and in public areas), and ask at reception if in doubt.

    In many ports there may be a good deal of activity on the quay with cars joining/ leaving the ships, and/or goods being loaded or unloaded. Please be alert to such traffic when embarking and disembarking. Take care during winter months when it is icy underfoot, particularly on the outside decks and when disembarking the ship or alighting from coaches. Ice spikes and other winter clothing can be purchased in the ship's store. Do not carry large amounts of cash and keep valuable items, including mobile telephones and cameras, out of sight.

    Smoking Policy

    Smoking is only permitted in designated areas on the outside decks. It is not permitted when the ships are in port and fueling. The staff will advise when it is not allowed to smoke outside. Smoking in the cabins is prohibited and subject to a fine.

    Special Dietary Needs - Advance Notice Required

    If you have special dietary requests, please inform Hurtigruten at the time of booking. They will do their best to meet such requests but cannot guarantee they will be able to do so. Special requests will not be accepted by Hurtigruten as part of the contractual agreement. Passengers on strict diets, such as vegan/vegetarian, may find that there is a limited choice.

    Wheelchair Access & Special Needs

    Hurtigruten is happy to welcome guests who are not fully mobile. All ships (except MS Lofoten) have at least one cabin equipped for travelers using a wheelchair. Guests who use a wheelchair must bring their own, standard sized, foldable chair. Guests who need assistance in order to get around may need to travel with a companion. Those who are able to navigate around the ship unaided in a wheelchair need not have a travel companion. Please discuss this matter with your booking agent.

    In mainland Norwegian ports there is a ramp for embarkation/disembarkation.

    Excursions have not been adapted specifically for passengers with walking difficulties. Please contact Hurtigruten, or the Tour Leader once onboard, for additional information regarding suitable excursions . It is important that you notify Hurtigruten of special requirements at the time of booking so they may be able to make the necessary arrangements for you.

    Public Rooms
    Bar(s)/Lounge(s)

    Conference Room/Conference Center

    Internet Caf

    There is an internet caf? onboard. Wireless access is available in most public areas for use with guests' laptops or mobile devices. Please note that the bandwidth is narrow and reception intermittent.

    Library

    Entertainment
    Educational/Enrichment Programs

    As a part of Hurtigruten?s seasonal product concepts, they offer some interesting onboard activities, demonstrations, and presentations during the voyages. The activities, which take place both inside the vessels and outside on deck, have relevance to the season they are sailing in. It is up to the guest to join and the activities will be announced in the day-to-day programs or announced on board.

    Evening Entertainment

    The emphasis on board is on relaxation and getting away from the commercial entertainment which is so often a part of conventional cruises. Hurtigruten's aim is to get closer to unique environments and share the experience with fellow passengers.

    Dining
    Caf?/Coffee Bar

    Hot and cold drinks and snacks may be purchased in the cafeteria, usually open 24 hours a day. During the winter, times are advised on board.

    Meals Onboard

    All onboard meals are comprised of Norwegian cuisine. The usual meals and seating times are as follows:

    • Breakfast - Open seating from 7:30am to 10am
      • Buffet style with a selection of cold meats, cheese, eggs, cereals and fruit.

    • Lunch - Open seating from Noon/1pm
      • Lunch is the famous cold table with a choice of fish dishes, cold meats, salads, a selection of hot dishes, desserts and fruit. Occasionally a cold table may be served.

    • Dinner - Assigned seating from 6:30pm/7pm
      • Dinner is a three-course set meal, please note there is not usually a choice of menu. Occasionally a cold table may be served.

    On the evening of departure day from Bergen a buffet dinner with open seating is served. Table assignment information for the remainder of the voyage can be found in the information envelope provided at check-in. During busy periods, there may be two seatings, and times will be shown on board. Full board begins with a buffet dinner on departure from Bergen and ends with brunch on the arrival day back in Bergen.

    All vessels are fully licensed and prices on board are the same as in mainland Norway.

    Please note that tap water is not available in the restaurant, although still and sparkling mineral water - as well as soft drinks, wine and coffee/tea - is available for purchase. Tap water is available in the caf? and the bar area. Wine packages are also available for purchase and include one bottle of the ship?s purified water every day.

    Other Facilities
    Boutique(s) (duty-free)

    There is an onboard shop selling souvenirs, knitwear, books, postcards, postage stamps, and a limited supply of toiletries.

    Communications

    Private mobile telephones may be used on board although reception may vary. Check with your provider for costs when using your phone abroad.

    Self-Service Laundromat

    Laundry rooms with washing machines, dryers, and irons are available onboard. Tokens can be purchased at reception.

    Sports, Health and Fitness
    Fitness Room

    Sauna

    Whirlpool(s)

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    Statistics
    Year Built:2003
    Year Refurbished:
    Year Entered Present Fleet:2003
    Previous name:
    County of Registry:Norway
    Tonnage (GRT):16,151
    PAX (basis 2):636
    Max Pax (inc. Uppers):1,000
    Passenger Decks:7
    Number of Crew:82
    Officers' Nationality:Norwegian
    Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality:Norwegian
    Stateroom
    Suites with balcony:0
    Suites (no balcony)
    Ocean View with balcony0
    Ocean View (no balcony)0
    Accomodations Inside4
    Total number of accomodations in all categories295
  • Staterooms

    All Hurtigruten ships have a wide range of comfortable cabins onboard. From the moment you embark your Hurtigruten coastal ship, you will notice the atmosphere on board. This is your relaxed home on the coast.

    Information provided within these pages has been updated as of January 2017. While we do our best to ensure that stateroom descriptions and deckplans appearing in this website are complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. Please reconfirm stateroom accommodations and deck placement prior to booking.

    Cabin Name: Expedition Suite - Owner's Suite

    Cabin Category:MX


    Two rooms, seating area and dining table, TV, stereo, Internet access, mini-bar, and private balcony.
    Cabin Name: Expedition Suite - Grand Suite

    Cabin Category:MG


    One or two rooms, seating area, TV, stereo, Internet access, mini-bar, some with bathtub, most with private balcony or bay window.
    Cabin Name: Expedition Suite - Suite

    Cabin Category:M


    One or two rooms, seating area, TV, mini-bar, some with private balcony.
    Cabin Name: Expedition Suite - Mini Suite

    Cabin Category:Q


    Seating area, TV, mini-bar.
    Cabin Name: Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin

    Cabin Category:QJ


    With limited view/no view, seating area, TV, mini-bar.
    Cabin Name: Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin

    Cabin Category:U


    Separate beds, one bed can be turned into a sofa, table.
    Cabin Name: Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin

    Cabin Category:P


    Separate beds, one bed can be turned into a sofa.
    Cabin Name: Polar Outside Cabin

    Cabin Category:N


    Separate beds, one bed can be turned into a sofa (some with upper/lower berths).
    Cabin Name: Polar Outside Cabin - Porthole

    Cabin Category:L


    With portholes, separate beds, one bed can be turned into a sofa. Some with limited/no view.
    Cabin Name: Polar Inside Cabin

    Cabin Category:I


    Separate beds, one bed can be turned into a sofa. Some with upper/lower berths.
    Cabin Name: Polar Outside Cabin

    Cabin Category:O


    Separate beds, one bed can be turned into a sofa (some with upper/lower berths).
    Cabin Name: Polar Outside Cabin - Obstructed View

    Cabin Category:J


    With limited/no view, separate beds, one bed can be turned in to a sofa. Some with upper/lower berths.
    Cabin Name: Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin

    Cabin Category:YA



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Cruise Inclusions:

  • Attend onboard lectures by our Expedition Team about the destinations and wildlife we will see along the route
  • Participate in excursions to cities, and other cultural and historic places, as well as the South American wilderness


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Remarks:

All rates are per person, based on double occupancy, valid for North American residents only and are subject to availability and change without notice and voyage only. The ship departure date determines the price of your voyage.

Price Does Not Include:

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Travel Protection Plan
  • Optional Excursions
  • Optional Beverage Packages
  • Luggage handling

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Information and pricing is subject to change without notice. While we do our very best to ensure that information and pricing appearing in this website is complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for incomplete and inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. In the event of a pricing error, misrepresentation or omission, we reserve the right to adjust the pricing or make any other corrections.

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