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MS Spitsbergen

About MS Spitsbergen

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MS Spitsbergen is named after Arctic Norway's crown jewels, Svalbard and its largest island, Spitsbergen. Hurtigruten has a long tradition of traveling to Spitsbergen, starting in 1896 with the 'Sports Route'. MS Spitsbergen will cruise the Norwegian coast from September until May, where she will be on a global expedition cruise for the rest of the year.

After a complete rebuild, MS Spitsbergen joined the Hurtigruten fleet in 2016. The ship features high technical standards and comfortable, modern public areas and cabins. Fresh Scandinavian Her design of ships reflects her palette of colors derived from the sea. It is modern and environmentally friendly, with further improvements planned to further reduce her emissions and fuel consumption. The maneuverability and optimal size of the new ships make them very suitable for exploring the polar waters.

  • Size:Medium
  • Style:Expedition
  • Type:Ocean
  • Year of launch:2009
  • Year of last refit:2016
  • Gross tonnage:7344t
  • Length:100.54m
  • Width:18.0m
  • Speed:14kts
  • Decks:3
  • Language:Norwegian & English
  • Currency:Norwegian Krone (kr)
  • No. of passengers:335
  • No. of crew:80
  • No. of cabins:180
  • -wheelchair access:2

Tipping is not expected or required. Tipping the crew is at your own discretion.


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