MS Otto Sverdrup

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

MS Otto Sverdrup

About the ship

  • Year built 2002
  • Year of refurbishment 2020
  • Shipyard Kleven Verft (N)
  • Beds 554
  • Gross tonnage 15,690 t
  • Length 138.5 m
  • Beam 21.5 m
  • Speed 15 knots

MS Otto Sverdrup (formerly MS Finnmarken) is named after a great Norwegian polar hero. Sverdrup was the first person to ski across Greenland, 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.

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, and guests can enjoy the outdoor pool and hot tubs on deck 7. For taking in the magnificent scenery, outdoor observation decks are located on deck 8, and in the aft of decks 5 and 6.

More sustainable voyages - powered with biofuel

Sustainability is the core of every detail of your Hurtigruten adventure. Hurtigruten is constantly pushing boundaries, and aim to become completely emission free. As the first cruise line in the world, Hurtigruten is permanently introducing biodiesel as fuel on a number of ships – including MS Otto Sverdrup.

Biodiesel reduces (CO2) emissions with up to 80 % (compared to regular marine diesel). Hurtigruten’s environmentally certified biodiesel is produced from waste from industries such as fisheries and agriculture – which means no palm oil is used in the biofuel production and no negative effects on rainforests. Hurtigruten will use biodiesel in combination with other low-emission fuel.

As 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. Comfortable cabins and suites feature natural Scandinavian materials, such as granite, oak, birch and wool. Our stylish and welcoming public areas create great places to watch the world´s most beautiful coastline pass by.

 

Science Center

The hub of on-board learning is our Science Centre, an edutainment venue where guests and crew meet to create a deeper understanding of the areas we explore. Located on deck 4, this area is packed with state-of-the-art technology and interactive tools.

 

Restaurants

Welcome onboard to a culinary journey and our award-winning food sourcing program - Norways coastal Kitchen. You will find ingredients from our local suppliers along the coast in all three restaurants. Restaurant Aune - our main dining room; Fredheim - with casual fast food and plant based alternatives; and our fine dining restaurant Lindstrøm, 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 in the elegant Explorer Lounge & Bar, or browse in the on-board shop.

 

Expedition Team

Your onboard Expedition Team will host interesting lectures, presentations and activities in the Science Center, on deck and on shore. These experts have a single mission: to enhance your experience by engaging you and interpreting the nature, wildlife, and culture you encounter during the voyage. They will offer the chance to join in hikes and other exciting activities during the journey. We provide all the basic gear needed for each excursion.

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Cabins

  • Expedition Suite

    Our Expedition suites are the most luxurious cabins on the ship. Situated on the upper decks of the ship, the cabins feature seating areas with TV, bathrooms with shower/WC, and double beds. Some suites have more facilities than others.  

    • Grand suite

      One or two-room suites on decks 6 and 8 that sleeps up to two people, with a TV and private balcony or French balcony.

      Cabin grade: MG

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

      One room suites on deck 6 that sleeps up to two people, with a TV and private balcony.

      Cabin grade: M2

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

      One room suites on deck 6 that sleeps up to four people, with a TV and private balcony.

      Cabin grade: M4

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

      One-room suites on deck 5 that sleeps up to two people, with TV. Some Q2 cabins have separate beds.

      Cabin grade: Q2

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

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

    • Outside cabin

      Cabins on decks 5 and 6 that sleeps up to two people, with limited/no view and TV.

      Cabin grade: QJ

      • 16 - 17 m2
      • 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.

      Cabin grade: P2

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

      Cabins on decks 6 and 7 that sleeps up to two people, with double bed or flexible sleeping arrangements and TV.

      Cabin grade: U2

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

    Our Polar outside cabins are situated mostly on the middle or lower decks and all have bathrooms with shower/WC. 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.

      Cabin grade: N2

      • 12 - 13 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double 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.

      Cabin grade: J2

      • 10 - 11 m2
      • Limited view
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
    • Outside cabin

      Cabins on decks 3 and 5 that sleeps up to two people, with double bed or flexible sleeping arrangements and TV.

      Cabin grade: O2

      • 10 - 12 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double 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. Some cabins have upper/lower bed. Some have limited or no view. 

      Cabin grade: 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. Adapted for guests with disabilities.

      Cabin grade: 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/WC. The cabins have either double or separate beds. All the 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. Some cabins have upper/lower bed.

      Cabin grade: I2

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

Decks

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