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MS Spitsbergen

MS Spitsbergen

MS Spitsbergen will take you on a voyage beyond the ordinary.

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Highlights

About the ship

MS Spitsbergen is named after the crown jewel of Arctic Norway – the Svalbard archipelago and its biggest island, Spitsbergen. Hurtigruten has a long history of traveling to Spitsbergen, beginning in 1896 with the 'Sports Route'.

Ship features

After a complete reconstruction, MS Spitsbergen joined the Hurtigruten fleet in 2016. The ship features high technical standards as well as comfortable, modern public areas and cabins. The vessel's fresh Scandinavian design reflects a colour palette derived from the sea. She is modern and environmentally progressive and will undergo further improvements that will reduce emissions and fuel consumption even more. The new ship’s maneuverability and optimal size make her quite suitable for exploring polar waters.

MS Spitsbergen has her own onboard Expedition Team which serves as a university at sea. Interesting lectures inside the ship as well as out on the sun deck make cruising with her an exciting and educational journey. Topics depend on the season and the waters in which we sail. The Expedition Team hosts a lecture programme and evening gatherings daily. Out on deck, you can participate in live points of interest to learn more about the nature, culture and other phenomena we encounter along the coast. In addition, the Expedition Team will introduce you to the uniquely Norwegian notion of 'friluftsliv' (outdoor life), and encourage you take part in 'friluftsliv' hikes and activities throughout the cruise.

Welcome aboard

An HX trip includes everything from daily excursions and activities to our onboard Science Centre, meals, gratuities, drinks* and more. All designed to give you the expedition experience of a lifetime.

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Your floating home

You’ll find a variety of stimulating and relaxing places aboard MS Spitsbergen, where you’ll quickly feel at home. It’s casual and comfortable, yet stylish and inspiring, with a fresh, Scandinavian chic.

Owner's Suite, MS Spitsbergen

Interior and Cabins

After complete reconstruction, MS Spitsbergen joined the Hurtigruten fleet in 2016. The ship features high technical standards as well as comfortable, modern public areas and cabins. The vessel's fresh Scandinavian design reflects a colour palette derived from the sea.

Explorer Bar, MS Spitsbergen

Explorer Lounge & Bar

The Explorer Lounge offer large panoramic windows with ample and comfortable seats. There will be binoculars for sale in the onboard shop. And the Explorer Bar, also hosting daily multimedia presentations and professional lectures by expert scientists and wildlife experts.

Science Center, MS Spitsbergen

Science Center

This is the core of the onboard experience. The Science Center is packed with state-of-the-art technology and high-tech gadgets such as touch screens and science equipment. This is where guests and staff/crew meet, mingle, and create a deeper understanding of the areas you explore.

The flexible venue features lecture spaces, a small library, and speciality areas for workshops in photography, biology, and more. This is also where you'll find Hurtigruten’s hand-picked Expedition Team.

Explore the Science & Education program

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Superb local cuisine

Get ready for an expedition cruise that will delight all your senses. Our chefs are dedicated to delivering a world-class gastronomic experience that draws inspiration from the places we’ll visit.

Torget Main Dining, MS Spitsbergen

Restaurant Aune

On board, we serve a delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner, all in accordance with your daily programme. Mealtimes will be announced in the daily programme.

Taweaway Food Onboard-OS

Takeaway

You are welcome to enjoy an Aune meal in your cabin.

Premium Beverage Package Onboard

Premium Beverage Package

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Energise and relax

Whether you want to get your pulse racing or calm it down and feel each breath, your ship has everything you need. From intense exercise to deep relaxation, you’ll find just what the day requires for your mind and body.

Sauna, MS Spitsbergen

Sauna and Relaxation

On top of the ship you can get warm and cosy in the sauna.

Gym & Fitness Room, MS Spitsbergen

Fitness Room

A small Fitness Room is located aft. This is a modern gym, equipped with treadmills, exercise bikes, a rowing machine, a ping pong table, free weights. Gym's back door leads out onto Pool Deck.

Hot tub Alkefjellet Svalbard, MS Spitsbergen

Hot Tub

For a nice relaxing time our two hot tubs with capacity for 5 guests each. Located on the Expedition deck are ideal.

Cabins and Suites

Expedition Suite

Add some indulgence to your voyage aboard MS Spitsbergen and reserve one of our Expedition Suites. Spacious, serviced, and with bed combinations for up to four people, these well-appointed apartments offer special features such as private balconies, expansive windows, and minibars (charges apply). Suites feature double beds, some with a seating area, some with a sofa bed or a Pullman bed. All have private bathrooms with a shower and toiletries, a TV, a safe, European two-pin plug sockets, tea-making facilities, and a single-serve coffee machine. Naturally, the accommodation includes a full range of premium facilities including daily turn-down service and laundry. Champagne on ice and a platter of delicacies are provided for your enjoyment as you set sail.

Q4 | Mini Suite

  • Lower-deck suite 

  • Window 

  • Double bed 

  • Sofa bed 

  • Pullman bed 

  • Bathrobes and slippers on request 

  • Guests: up to 4 | Size: 21-22 m2 

  • Cabin Code: Q4

  • Double bed
  • Window

Q3 | Mini Suite

  • Lower-deck suite

  • Window

  • Double bed

  • Sofa bed

  • Bathrobes and slippers on request

  • Guests: up to 3 | Size: 22-23 m2

  • Cabin Code: Q3

  • Double bed
  • Window

Q2 | Mini Suite

  • Lower-deck suite

  • Window

  • Double bed

  • Bathrobes and slippers on request

  • Guests: 2 | Size: 16-17 m2

  • Cabin Code: Q2

  • Double bed
  • Window

MG | Grand Suite

  • Upper-deck suite

  • Private balcony

  • Double bed

  • Sofa bed

  • Bathrobes and slippers on request

  • Guests: up to 4 | Size: 28-29 m2

  • Cabin Code: MG

  • Double bed
  • Private Balcony

MX | Owners Suite

  • Upper-deck two-room suite

  • Private balcony

  • Seating area

  • Some are wheelchair accessible, may be available for general booking

  • Double bed

  • Sofa bed

  • Bathrobes and slippers on request

  • Guests: up to 4 | Size: 32-33 m2

  • Cabin Code: MX

  • Double bed
  • Private Balcony