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Havila Seaview Cabin Review (Size, Storage and More) – Real Review

If you are taking a trip on a Havila Norwegian Coastal Ferry you may be wondering if a Seaview cabin is a good choice.

In this article, I will review the Seaview cabin 4207 onboard Havila Polaris.

Havila has four ships – Havila Capella, Castor, Pollux and Polaris. These ships are identical, so this review is relevant no matter which ship you are sailing on.

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Find out more about Havila – who they are, where they sail and their environmentally friendly ships below:

8 Things You Need to Know about Havila (Norwegian Coastal Cruising)

Sea View Cabin – 4207 Havila Polaris

All cabins have:

  • A comfortable double bed that can be made into two twins
  • A sofa or sofa bed
  • A desk with a chair
  • Mini Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • A TV
  • Tea and Coffee making facilities
  • Plug sockets and USB ports in every room
  • Large window with sea views
Havila Polaris Cabin - tea and coffee making facilities
Tea and Coffee making facilities

The “Seaview” Window

The window was a good size and gave wonderful views of the Norwegian coastline.

It was nice to be able to sit in bed and have an uninterrupted view. When you are in a cruise ship balcony cabin, there are often patio doors, chairs, tables and a glass balcony panel between you and the sea.

The rooms are spacious, around 15 – 20 metres squared.

Cabins with sofa beds are designed to sleep up to four people.

The cabins were serviced every other day – not every day like on most cruise ships.

Havila Polaris Seaview cabin

Free Wi-Fi

It is very unusual to get free WiFi onboard a ship – unless you are sailing with a luxury cruise line.

Havila offers free WiFi to all their guests. It worked well when we were onboard and I was able to do some work from the ship.

Havila Polaris Seaview Cabin

The Bathroom

The bathroom was well-designed and very functional. It had a shower screen, not a curtain, which I always like.

Havila Polaris Shower room

Whilst not the biggest ship bathroom I have ever had, it had everything we needed.

Havila Polaris bathroom

There was a separate heating control for the bathroom and the main cabin.

Cabin Location – Mid Ship

We thought the cabin location was great!

It was central and low down, which helped minimise ship movement.

There was a fair bit of movement when I sailed, as it was in the winter months. I took some seasickness tablets to be on the safe side – but didn’t suffer from seasickness.

What is The Best Cabin Location on a Cruise For Avoiding Seasickness? (I’ve Tried Them All!)

Cabin 4207 Havila Polaris

Things I Liked

The cabin was modern and functional with plenty of storage.

This ship was only six months old when I sailed on her, and she certainly felt like a new ship.

Havila’s rival company Hurtigruten have ships that are decades older – many of which have been converted by Hurtigruten to make these coastal sailings.

As a result, you will find their cabins to be far smaller, and more dated.

The beds were comfortable. Instead of having one double duvet, they had two single duvets on the double bed. This is the norm in Scandinavia – and in some other parts of Europe.

The ship is new and purpose-built, running on LNG and batteries.

Havila Polaris Storage in cabin
Plenty of storage in my cabin.

Inside the cupboard to the right was a vent and this cupboard always felt warm.

Things I Didn’t Like

The only thing I could fault was the shower. The shower tray filled up with water very quickly.

There was a drain in the middle of the main bathroom – so if it had overflowed it wouldn’t have mattered – but I felt I had to rush my showers before the water went everywhere!

I sailed on a very different type of ferry when I travelled between Stockholm in Sweden and Helsinki in Finland.

This ferry design is the basis of many modern cruise ships that have central streets down the middle.

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Find out more about over cabins you could choose if you are sailing with Havila here:

Havila Cabin Guide – Inside, Seaview, Panoramic View, Suites and Accessible Cabins

Before You Go

Find out the differences between cruise ships and ferries here:

5 HUGE Differences Between a Ferry and a Cruise Ship (Real Examples)

Find out about a very different trip I made to Norway with the Traditional British Cruise line, Fred Olsen here:

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