The M/V “Gamle Salten” is back on the water! Join us for a cruise on board this popular vintage vessel. How about a first-rate meal on board while the ship is moored at the quayside in Bodø, Nordland’s urbane capital?
Interiør fra Gamle Salten (Foto: Even Enoksen / Big Picture)
Gamle Salten - Øystein Nystad
Stolt kaptein Ole Aleksandersen (Foto: Even Enoksen/Big Picture)
The M/V “Gamle Salten” is one of Norway’s finest vintage ships. She is an authentic 1950’s coastal liner and reserve Hurtigrute ship of the type that sailed scheduled voyages along the coast of Norway. She has now been restored to her former glory and has attained status as worthy of preservation and a national treasure.
The “Gamle Salten” can serve meals for up to 150 people, and can offer overnight accommodation for up to 60 people. With her convenient berth in Bodø harbour, she has already become very popular as a restaurant and hotel, and as a venue for a variety of events such as Christmas parties, weddings and other receptions. The ship is intimate and cosy with considerable capacity, allowing her to accommodate groups of all sizes.
A cruise on the “Gamle Salten” will bring back memories from the 1950s. Polished flamy birch and mahogany, leather seating, and brass fittings create the perfect setting for those wishing to treat their guests, loved ones or just themselves to a unique cruise experience. Popular destinations like Lofoten, Kjerringøy, all the island spots off Bodø and all the fjords close by, are within reasonable sailing distance from the ship’s berth.
The first thing you notice is the ship’s clean lines, and yet it is not until you step onboard that she reveals her true style and elegance. Here, mahogany, leather and brass compete for your attention. The ship is divided into two classes with four lounges, and here the types of wood used shift from mahogany to elm and from oak to birch. The dining room is bright and pleasant with large windows overlooking the sea. Elegant furniture in flamy birch and leather is set with fine porcelain when festive dinners are being served.
The upper deck lounge allows passengers to lean back and enjoy the inherent feeling of nostalgia. The cabins are on the lower deck and are relatively spacious for such an old vessel. They are equipped with everything you need including air conditioning, hot and cold water and a window overlooking the sea. Showers and toilets are just some of the things the new owners have installed in order to meet the demands today’s passengers. Apart from this, the ship runs on the same engine and with the same equipment as it did 50 years ago.
For information and booking: +47 991 69 551, email to email@example.com.
Whatever you decide, please visit Rederiet Saltens web site and read more at www.gamlesalten.no.