MS Spitsbergen

MS Spitsbergen will take you on a cruise beyond the ordinary. She cruises along the Norwegian coast from September to May and becomes part of our Global Expedition sailings the rest of the year.

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About the Ship

  • Year built 2009
  • Year of refurbishment 2016
  • Shipyard Estaleiro Navais de Viana do Castelo (POR)
  • Passenger capacity 180
  • Beds 243
  • Car capacity 0
  • Gross tonnage 7,344
  • Length 100.54 m
  • Beam 18 m
  • Speed 14.5 knots

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’´. MS Spitsbergen cruises along the Norwegian coast from September to May and becomes part of our Global Explorer sailings the rest of the year.

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

 

Onboard Expedition Team

MS Spitsbergen has an onboard Expedition Team and serves as a university at sea. Interesting lectures inside the ship and out on the sun deck make this an exciting and educational journey. Topics vary by season and the waters we sail in. The Expedition Team hosts a daily lecture program and evening gatherings. On deck, participate in explanations about current points of interest and learn 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 during the journey.

Our dedicated Expedition Teams work to enhance your experience by engaging you and providing context to the nature, wildlife, and culture you encounter during your cruise. Read more about our Expedition Teams here.

 

Ship facilities

  • Expedition Team
  • Explorer bar
  • Panoramic lounge – Explorer lounge
  • Compass Service Center
  • Brygga bistro
  • Shop
  • Torget main dining
  • Wi-Fi
  • Sauna
  • Fitness room
  • Elevator
  • Hot tub
  • Guest launderette
  • Panoramic deck 8
  • Outside bar for events, decks 7 & 8

MS Spitsbergen does not have capacity for car parking.

Contact

Tel: +47 97 49 10 00
Email: [email protected]

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Please note that the below deck plan is for cruises along the Norwegian coast only. View the deck plan for expedition cruises with MS Spitsbergen.

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Cabins

  • Expedition Suite

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

    An exciting welcome gift awaits all suite guests in their cabin.

    • Owners suite on upper deck

      These exclusive suites on the upper deck have a double bed, a separated seating area, TV, kettle, tea/coffee, stereo, minibar, bathrooms with shower/WC, and a spacious private balcony. Please note that we have a wheelchair accessible cabin within this category, please contact us to book.

      Cabin code: MX

      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
      • Balcony
    • Grand suite on upper deck

      These exclusive suites on the upper deck have one large room, a seating area, TV, kettle, tea/coffee, stereo, bathrooms with shower/WC, complimentary internet access, minibar and private balcony.

      Cabin code: MG

      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
      • Balcony
    • Mini suite for 2 travelers

      This mini suite for up to two people on lower deck have double bed, TV, window, and bathroom with shower/WC.

      Cabin code: Q2

      • 178 - 242 sq ft
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
  • Arctic Superior

    Relaxation and comfort are the hallmarks of our Arctic Superior cabins. Situated on both the upper and middle decks, they all have bathrooms with shower/toilet. They are also equipped with tea- and coffee-making facilities. All cabins have individual specifications.

    • Upper deck for 2-4 travelers

      These large, comfortable cabins for two or four people on the upper deck have double beds and bathrooms with shower and WC. Some cabins have four single beds also have upper and lower berths and have TV. The cabins have limited or no view.

      Cabin code: QJ

      • 155 - 166 sq ft
      • Window with limited view
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
    • Outside cabin for 2 travelers

      Outside Arctic Superior cabin with double bed, TV and kettle. Window view is party obstructed.

      Cabin code: P2D

      • Window with limited view
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
    • Outside cabin for 2 travelers

      Smaller Outside Arctic Superior cabin with double bed, TV, table and kettle.

      Cabin code: U2D

      • 120 - 144 sq ft
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
  • Polar Outside

    Our Polar Outside cabins are mostly situated on the middle or lower decks and all have bathrooms with a shower/toilet. Most have double beds, while others offer separate beds (where one is a sofa bed) or upper berths. All cabins have individual specifications.

    • Lower deck for 2 travelers

      These comfortable outside cabins for up to two people on the lower deck have bathrooms with shower/WC. All cabins have upper and lower berths.

      Cabin code: A2

      • 106 - 136 sq ft
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Bunk beds
    • Middle deck for 2 travelers

      These outside cabins for up to two people on the middle and upper decks have bathrooms with shower/WC, upper and lower berths, and a limited view.

      Cabin code: AJ

      • Window with limited view
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Bunk beds
    • Middle deck for up to 3 travelers

      These comfortable outside cabins for up to three people on the middle deck have separate beds and bathrooms with shower/WC. The cabins have limited or no view.

      Cabin code: J3

      • 11 - 12 m2
      • Window with limited view
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Mixed beds
    • Outside cabin for 2 travelers

      Outside cabin with double bed, TV and window.

      Cabin code: O2D

      • 145 - 148 sq ft
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
  • Polar Inside

    Our cozy Polar Inside cabins are located on all decks. All cabins include bathrooms with a shower/toilet. Most of the cabins have double beds, while some are equipped with separate beds where one doubles as a sofa, or upper and lower berths. All cabins have individual specifications.

    • Inside cabin for 2 travelers

      Inside cabin with double bed and TV for up to two people.

      Cabin code: I2D

      • 104 - 120 sq ft
      • No window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
    • Larger inside cabin for 2 travelers

      Spacious inside cabin with double bed and TV for up to two people.

      Cabin code: K2D

      • 167 - 210 sq ft
      • No window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
    • Superior inside cabin for up to 4 travelers

      Spacious inside cabin for four travellers, with one double bed and TV.

      Cabin code: K4D

      • 15 - 20 m2
      • No window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Mixed beds

Decks

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