MS Nordkapp is named after the famous North Cape, which is a cape on the island of Magerøya in northern Norway, in the municipality of Nordkapp.
Also, it is is named after one of the highlights of the Hurtigruten voyage, the northernmost point of mainland Europe, the North Cape (71°N). It has attracted explorers since it was named by Richard Chancellor who was passing the cape in 1553 while searching for the Northeast passage. The ship was built in 1996, and on board you are surrounded by artworks from the renowned Norwegian artists, Karl Erik Harr. MS Nordkapp is part of the ship class built in the 1990s and has been upgraded with junior suites and Jacuzzis. The godmother of MS Nordkapp is Norway's Queen Sonja.