Hurtigruten operates a fleet of custom-built, hybrid vessels combining the attributes of a small cruise ship with the daily duties of transportation for locals and freight. This combination creates a unique blend of travel experiences woven into the rhythms of daily Norwegian coastal life. All ships depart from Bergen, in the South, on a daily schedule and make the full roundtrip up to Kirkenes, in the North, and back again in 11-nights/12-days. Guests can book The Voyage North for 6-nights/7-days, The Voyage South for 5-nights/6-days, The Norwegian Discovery for 10-nights/11-days or The Roundtrip Voyage for 11-nights/12-days. While some stops to the 34 ports are short for loading and unloading vehicles, freight and locals, other visits allow for unique seasonal shore excursions and sightseeing for travelers. Norwegian chefs use locally-sourced and seasonal meats, fish, cheeses and produce supplied along the route. Guests may book accommodations ranging from Inside to Suite category cabins.