It is unlikely that you will find a more useful ship than of Hurtigruten's Nordnorge, it is a combination of a UPS delivery service on water, a ferry and a cruise ship. In addition to passengers and cars, Nordnorge carries all manner of goods from crates of fresh produce to home repair supplies. In fact, six inflatable landing craft are carried in the car storage area and used for wet landings and wildlife watching. This 11,386-ton ship takes up to 464 passengers from Bergen, Norway to 35 ports along the 1,250-mile Norwegian coast to remote towns above the Arctic Circle. However, in the winter, the ship heads to Antarctica for expedition-style adventures complete with naturalists and lectures, during these trips, the number of passengers are limited to 350.