have you visited the Hurtigruten-Website for an explanation?
The Nordstjernen is the oldest ship and really something for lovers of more historic ships.
It is built in 1956 (but updated in 2000) and has just 149 beds.
The ship is under protection like a national monument. (I think to remember, that the cabins Kat D on deck B have no private bathrooms)
The Nordlys can accomodate 475 passengers, cabins are modern, with bathroom (shower, toilet, small sink). It looks more like a cruise ship, but has no pool or Spa or other "fancy" things.
We enjoyed our trip very much - we travelled during October, had lots of snow, very clear sky, Nordkap in sunny light (very rare in the summer!) and we saw the polarlight.
I recommend a trip during winter time very much - it is a unique experience and much more peaceful than during the overcrowded summer.
07/08 - 07/15 1989 M/V Atalante Mediterrean Sea
10/02 - 10/09 1994 M.S. Nordlys Hurtigrute
09/11 - 09/18 2005 NCL Norwegian Dawn
Bilder unserer Reise auf der Norwegian Dawn: