MS Nordstjernen

MS Nordstjernen is named after the North Star or Stella Polaris, famous for helping seafarers find their way back home and the Vikings to navigate the north.

MS Nordstjernen passing an iceberg at Spitsbergen

About the Ship

  • Year built 1956
  • Shipyard Blohm & Voss
  • Passenger capacity 149
  • Beds 150
  • Gross tonnage 2191
  • Length 87 m / 285 ft
  • Beam 12.6 m / 41.3 ft
  • Speed 15 knots

The ship was built for the Coastal Voyage fleet in 1956 and extensively modernised in 2000 for exclusive Arctic sailing. Today she takes explorers on adventures in the waters around Spitsbergen. Despite modernisation, she still retains the aura of an old Atlantic ship, restored to her former splendour with new brass, classic wooden interiors and all her original art. Out on deck you come extra close to the untouched nature of the Polar Arctic and with roofs over a lot of the deck space you can enjoy being outside, even in rough weather.

MS Nordstjernen is equipped with a dining room and bar, a café, a panorama lounge and a library. Inside you’ll find cosy interior and exterior cabins, the majority of which have upper and lower berths. All rooms and deck surfaces exhibit that old, beautiful wood.

Contact

Tel: +47 46 93 55 68 (only available in ports)
Email: [email protected] 

MS Nordstjernen Handbook

Cabins

  • Polar Outside

    Our Polar Outside cabins are situated on lower deck. Some have bathrooms with shower and WC and some cabins have shared bathrooms. Most of them offer separate beds where one can be turned into a sofa, and others offer upper and lower berths. Some of the cabins have more facilities than others.

    • Middle deck for 2 travelers

      Relax in these comfortable outside cabins for up to two people. All cabins have upper and lower berths. These cabins are marked “A” on the deck plan.

      Cabin grade: A2

      • 5 - 10 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • Bunk beds
    • Upper deck for 2 travelers

      Enjoy these standard outside cabins with separate beds found on upper decks for up to two people.

      Cabin grade: N2

      • 7 - 13 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
    • Upper deck for up to 3 travelers

      Enjoy these standard outside cabins for up to three people with separate beds found on upper deck.

      Cabin grade: N3

      • 7 - 13 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
    • Upper deck for 2 travelers

      These are comfortable outside cabins, situated on upper or middle decks. These cabins have separate beds, where one can be turned into a sofa. These are cabins with limited or no view.

      Cabin grade: J2

      • 5 - 13 m2
      • Window with limited view
      • Bathroom
      • 1 bed/1 couch
    • Upper deck for up to 3 travelers

      These are comfortable outside cabins, situated on upper deck. These cabins have separate beds, where one can be turned into a sofa. These are cabins with limited or no view.

      Cabin grade: J3

      • 5 - 13 m2
      • Window with limited view
      • Bathroom
      • 1 bed/1 couch
  • Polar Inside

    Our Polar Inside cabins are situated on lower deck and offer a cosy atmosphere. On MS Nordstjernen, shared bathroom and wc will be found in the hall, except for I-cabins which have their own wc and shower. Most of the cabins have separate beds where one can be turned into a sofa, and others offer upper and lower berths. Some of the cabins have more facilities than others.

    • Middle deck for 2 travelers

      Relax in these standard inside cabins with upper and lower berths. These cabins have wash basins inside - shared bathroom and wc can be found in the hallway

      Cabin grade: D2

      • 5 m2
      • No window
      • Bunk beds
    • Middle deck for 2 travelers

      Relax in these comfortable, standard inside cabins for up to two people on middle and upper deck with separate beds where one can be turned into a sofa. These cabins have their own wc and bathroom.

      Cabin grade: I2

      • 7 m2
      • No window
      • Bathroom
      • 1 bed/1 couch
    • Middle deck for up to 3 travelers

      Relax in these comfortable, standard inside cabins with separate beds where one can be turned into a sofa.

      Cabin grade: I3

      • 5 - 10 m2
      • No window
      • Bathroom
      • 1 bed/1 couch
    • Lower deck for 2 travelers

      Relax in these standard inside cabins with upper and lower berths. These cabins have wash basins inside - shared bathroom and wc can be found in the hallway.

      Cabin grade: E2

      • 3 m2
      • No window
      • Bunk beds

Decks

  • A
  • B
  • C
  • Saloon
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