MS Spitsbergen

Our new ship, MS Spitsbergen will take you on a voyage beyond the ordinary.

A large ship in the water

About the ship

  • Year built 2009
  • Year of refurbishment 2016
  • Shipyard Estaleiro Navais de Viana do Castelo (POR)
  • Passenger capacity 335
  • Beds 243
  • Car capacity 0
  • Gross tonnage 7,344
  • Length 100.54m
  • Beam 18m
  • 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 travelling 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 during the rest of the year.

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. She is modern and environmentally progressive, and we plan 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.

 

Expedition team on board

MS Spitsbergen has its own on-board Expedition Team and serves as a university at sea. Interesting lectures inside the ship as well as out on the sun deck make this an exciting and educational journey. Topics depend on the season and the waters we sail in. The Expedition Team host 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 during the journey.

Our dedicated Expedition Teams have one mission: to enhance your experience by engaging you and interpreting the nature, wildlife, and culture you encounter during the voyage. Read more about our Expedition Teams here.

 

Ship facilities

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

MS Spitsbergen does not have capacity for car parking.

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Cabins

  • Expedition Suite

    Our Expedition suites are the most luxurious cabins on the ship. Situated on the upper deck of the ship, the cabins feature seating areas with TV, bathrooms with shower/WC, and all with double beds. The suites also provide complimentary cabin kits, with bathrobe and slippers.  Some of the suites have more facilities than others. 

    • 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.

      Cabin grade: MX

      • 32 - 33 m2
      • 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 grade: MG

      • 28 - 29 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
      • Balcony
    • Mini suite for 2 travellers

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

      Cabin grade: Q2

      • 16 - 17 m2
      • 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, the cabins all have double beds, bathrooms with shower and WC. They are also equipped with tea and coffee-making facilities. All the cabins have individual specifications.

    • Upper deck for 2-4 travellers

      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. They also have TV. The cabins have limited or no view.

      Cabin grade: QJ

      • 14 - 18 m2
      • Limited view
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
    • Outside cabin for 2 travellers

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

      Cabin grade: P2D

      • 14 - 15 m2
      • Limited view
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
    • Outside cabin for 2 travellers

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

      Cabin grade: U2D

      • 11 - 14 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. Most have double beds, while others offer separate beds (one of which is a sofa bed) or upper berths. All the cabins have individual specifications. 

    • Lower deck for 2 travellers

      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 grade: A2

      • 9 - 13 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Bunk beds
    • Middle deck for 2 travellers

      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 grade: AJ

      • 8 - 9 m2
      • Limited view
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
    • Middle deck for up to 3 travellers

      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 grade: J3

      • 11 - 12 m2
      • Limited view
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Mixed beds
    • Outside cabin for 2 travellers

      Outside cabin with double bed, TV and window.

      Cabin grade: O2D

      • 13 - 14 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
  • Polar Inside

    Our cosy Polar Inside cabins can be found on all decks. All cabins include bathrooms with shower/WC. 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 the cabins have individual specifications.

    • Inside cabin for 2 travellers

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

      Cabin grade: I2D

      • 9 - 14 m2
      • No window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
    • Larger inside cabin for 2 travellers

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

      Cabin grade: K2D

      • 15 - 20 m2
      • No window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
    • Superior inside cabin for up to 4 travellers

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

      Cabin grade: K4D

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

Decks

  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
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