MS Otto Sverdrup

MS Otto Sverdrup is designed for exciting, sustainable expedition cruises along the Norwegian coast.

About the Ship

  • Year built 2002
  • Year of refurbishment 2020
  • Shipyard Kleven Verft (N)
  • Passenger capacity 526
  • Beds 554
  • Gross tonnage 17,295 tons
  • Length 454.4 ft
  • Beam 70.5 ft
  • Speed 15 knots

MS Otto Sverdrup (formerly MS Finnmarken) is named after the great Norwegian polar hero. Sverdrup, along with Fridtjof Nansen and three other Norwegians, was one of the first to ski across Greenland. He was a key member of polar expeditions and was the captain of the legendary Arctic ship ‘Fram’. He also served as a Hurtigruten captain between expeditions. Otto Sverdrup was captain on the first Hurtigruten ship MS Lofoten, which sailed from to Norway to Svalbard.

MS Otto Sverdrup is certified with SafeGuard

This ship has passed stringent tests and is accredited by Bureau Veritas (BV), the leading independent certification body. BV’s strict and thorough safety audit ensures that every ship complies with industry and international best practices in health, safety and hygiene. Feel confident when you see the SafeGuard label, as this means your vessel met the highest standards to achieve certification. SafeGuard also entails following best practice guidelines with regard to hygiene, sanitation and limiting the spread of infectious diseases on board.

MS Otto Sverdrup is an advanced, more sustainable vessel. The ship also has the ability to access shore power when docked, cutting shoreside emissions.


Comfort, learning and wellness

Natural Scandinavian materials like granite, oak, birch and wool have been used in the ship´s renovation to create a relaxed and stylish atmosphere that adds to the premium onboard experience.

This ship also offers a chance to indulge yourself in our new Wellness area, complete with gym, treatment rooms and sauna. Guests can also enjoy the outdoor pool and hot tubs on deck 7. Outdoor observation decks are located on decks 5, 6 and 8 to take in the magnificent scenery.

More sustainable cruises, powered with biofuel

Sustainability is at the core of every Hurtigruten adventure. Hurtigruten constantly pushes boundaries and aims to become completely emissions-free. Hurtigruten is the world’s first cruise line to permanently introduce biodiesel as fuel on a number of ships, including MS Otto Sverdrup.

Biodiesel reduces CO2 emissions by up to 80% (compared to regular marine diesel). Hurtigruten’s environmentally certified biodiesel is produced from waste from industries such as fisheries and agriculture. This means that no palm oil is used to produce the biofuel, with no negative effects on rainforests. Hurtigruten uses biodiesel in combination with other low-emission fuels.

Like the rest of the Hurtigruten fleet, single-use plastic is banned on MS Otto Sverdrup. This ship is also equipped for shore power, completely eliminating emissions when docked in ports with shore power facilities.

Facilities on board MS Otto Sverdrup

Cabins and public areas

Norway´s stunning scenery is reflected in the ship´s interior design. The comfortable cabins and suites feature natural Scandinavian materials like granite, oak, birch, and wool. Our stylish and welcoming public areas are great places to watch the world´s most beautiful coastline pass by.

Science Center

The Science Center is our hub of onboard learning. It is an edutainment venue where guests and crew meet to find a deeper understanding of the areas we explore. This area is located on deck 4 and packed with state-of-the-art technology and interactive tools.

Restaurants

Welcome aboard a culinary journey through our award-winning food-sourcing program: Norway’s Coastal Kitchen. Ingredients from our local suppliers along the coast are featured in all three restaurants. The Aune restaurant is our main dining room; Fredheim features casual fast food and plant-based alternatives; our fine-dining restaurant is Lindstrøm (charge will apply for non-suite guests), named after polar hero and Amundsen chef, Adolf Lindstrøm. Take a deep breath, relax, and enjoy.

Wellness and Relaxation

After a day of exploring, guests can relax and rejuvenate in the hot tubs, exercise in the gym, enjoy the scenery from the elegant Explorer Lounge & Bar, or browse the onboard shop.

Expedition Team

Your onboard Expedition Team will be on hand in the Science Center, on deck, and on shore to host interesting lectures, presentations, and activities. These experts are dedicated to enhancing your experience by engaging you and providing context about the nature, wildlife, and culture you encounter during your cruise. They offer the chance to join in on hikes, kayaking, and other exciting activities during the journey. We provide all the basic gear needed for each excursion.

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Contact

Tel: +47 48 03 40 00
Email: [email protected]

 

Related Cruises

Cabins

  • Expedition Suite

    Our Expeditions Suites are the most luxurious cabins on the ship. Situated on the ship’s upper decks, the cabins feature seating areas with TV, and bathrooms with shower/toilet, and double beds. Some suites have more amenities than others.

    • Grand suite

      One or two-room suites on deck 8 that sleeps up to two people.  Suite with private balcony. Ship’s cabins with large windows, flexible sleeping arrangements with double bed that can be divided into two single beds, sofa bed, TV, safe, minibar, bathrobe, slippers, hair dryer, kettle, tea and coffee, espresso maker. The first minibar setup is included for each item, each replenishment is chargeable.

      Cabin code: MG

      • 25 - 29 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Queen bed
      • Balcony
    • Suite

      One room suites on deck 6 that sleeps up to two people. Suite with private balcony. Ship’s cabins with large windows, flexible sleeping arrangements with double bed that can be divided into two single beds, sofa bed, TV, safe, minibar, bathrobe, slippers, hair dryer, kettle, tea and coffee, espresso maker. The first minibar setup is included for each item, each replenishment is chargeable.

      Cabin code: M2

      • 19 - 22 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Queen bed
      • Balcony
    • Suite

      One room suites on deck 6 that sleeps up to four people. Suite with private balcony. Ship’s cabins with large windows, flexible sleeping arrangements with double bed that can be divided into two single beds, sofa bed, TV, safe, minibar, bathrobe, slippers, hair dryer, kettle, tea and coffee, espresso maker. The first minibar setup is included for each item, each replenishment is chargeable.

      Cabin code: M4

      • 19 - 22 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Queen bed
      • Balcony
    • Mini suite

      One-room suites on deck 5 that sleeps up to two people. Ship’s cabins with large windows, flexible sleeping arrangements with double bed that can be divided into two single beds, sofa bed, TV, safe, minibar, bathrobe, slippers, hair dryer, kettle, tea and coffee, espresso maker. The first minibar setup is included for each item, each replenishment is chargeable.

      Cabin code: Q2

      • 16 - 19 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Mixed beds
  • Arctic Superior

    Relaxation and comfort are the hallmarks of the Arctic Superior cabins. Situated on both the upper and middle decks, they all have bathrooms with shower/toilet. Most have double beds and some have separate beds. All cabins have individual specifications.

    • Outside cabin

      Cabins on decks 5 and 6 that sleeps up to two people, with limited/no view and TV, kettle, tea and coffee, slippers, hair dryer.

      Cabin code: QJ

      • 16 - 17 m2
      • Window with limited view
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Mixed beds
    • Outside cabin

      Cabins on deck 5 that sleeps up to two people, with a double bed or a flexible sleeping arrangement and TV, kettle, tea and coffee, slippers, hair dryer.

      Cabin code: P2

      • 10 - 11 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Queen bed
    • Outside cabin

      Cabins on decks 6 and 7 that sleeps up to two people, with double bed or flexible sleeping arrangements and TV, kettle, tea and coffee, slippers, hair dryer.

      Cabin code: U2

      • 10 - 12 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Queen bed
  • Polar Outside

    Our Polar Outside cabins are mostly situated on the middle or lower decks and all have bathrooms with a shower/toilet. The cabins also have separate beds and individual specifications.

    • Outside cabin

      Cabins on deck 3 that sleeps up to two people, with a double bed or flexible sleeping arrangements and TV, kettle, tea and coffee, slippers, hair dryer.

      Cabin code: N2

      • 12 - 13 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Queen bed
    • Outside cabin

      Cabins on decks 5 and 6 that sleeps up to two people, with limited/no view, and double bed or flexible sleeping arrangements and TV, kettle, tea and coffee, slippers, hair dryer.

      Cabin code: J2

      • 10 - 11 m2
      • Window with limited view
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Queen bed
    • Outside cabin

      Cabins on decks 3 and 5 that sleeps up to two people, with double bed or flexible sleeping arrangements and TV, kettle, tea and coffee, slippers, hair dryer.

      Cabin code: O2

      • 10 - 12 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Queen bed
    • Outside cabin

      Cabins on decks 2 and 3 that sleeps up to two people, with portholes, double bed or flexible sleeping arrangements and TV, kettle, tea and coffee, slippers, hair dryer. Some have limited or no view.

      Cabin code: L2

      • 8 - 13 m2
      • Porthole
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Mixed beds
    • Outside cabin (Accessible)

      Cabins on deck 3 that sleeps up to two people, with a double bed or flexible sleeping arrangements and TV, kettle, tea and coffee, slippers, hair dryer. Adapted for guests with disabilities.

      Cabin code: SD

      • 20 - 21 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
  • Polar Inside

    Our Polar Inside cabins are on decks 3, 5 and 6, and include bathrooms with shower/toilet. The cabins have either double or separate beds. All cabins have individual specifications.

    • Inside cabin

      Cabins on decks 3, 5 and 6 that sleeps up to two people, with a double bed or flexible sleeping arrangements and TV, kettle, tea and coffee, slippers, hair dryer. Some cabins have upper/lower bed.

      Cabin code: I2

      • 8 - 12 m2
      • No window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Mixed beds

Decks

  • 2 Deck 2
  • 3 Deck 3
  • 4 Deck 4
  • 5 Deck 5
  • 6 Deck 6
  • 7 Deck 7
  • 8 Deck 8
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