1/13 Photo: © Tor Farstad Photo 2/13 Photo: © Tor Farstad Photo 3/13 Photo: © Tor Farstad Photo 4/13 Photo: © Tor Farstad Photo 5/13 Photo: © Tor Farstad Photo 6/13 Photo: © Tor Farstad Photo 7/13 Photo: © Tor Farstad Photo 8/13 Photo: © Tor Farstad Photo 9/13 Photo: © Tor Farstad Photo 10/13 Photo: © Tor Farstad Photo 11/13 Photo: © Tor Farstad Photo 12/13 Photo: © Tor Farstad Photo 13/13 Photo: © Tor Farstad Photo Previous Next Northbound Next port is Hammerfest. View in map View sailing messages MS Spitsbergen After the 2016/2017 season traveling along coastal Norway, MS Spitsbergen will alternate between the Norwegian coast and polar expeditions starting in May, 2017. Our newest ship, MS Spitsbergen, is named after the island of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard archipelago, and Spitsbergen is the Arctic crown of Norway. Hurtigruten as a long history of traveling to this destination, starting back in 1896 with the ‘Sports Route’. Joining the fleet in 2016, the MS Spitsbergen’s maneuverability and optimal size make her especially suitable for exploring the coast of Norway and beyond, brining Hurtigruten guests even closer to nature. The interior of this modern and environmentally-friendly ship was designed by Tillberg of Sweden, the world's leading marine architecture and interior design firm. Inaugural Season, Summer 2016 View Departures Our new vessel will be starting her operation along the Norwegian coast on special itineraries from July – August, 2016. These special inaugural voyages will have an exclusive itinerary featuring an intensive ‘best of Norway’s fjords’ route with added flexibility for hikes and wildlife viewing. Because MS Spitsbergen is not on the ‘working ships’ route like the rest of the Hurtigruten fleet, there will be no port stops during the night, providing more time to enjoy daytime ports and activities. Remainder of the 2016/2017 Season with MS Spitsbergen Starting in the fall of 2016 and during the winter 2016/2017 season, MS Spitsbergen will travel along the Norwegian coastline following the same route as the other ships on the Classic Coastal Voyages. 2017/2018 Season with MS Spitsbergen After the 2016/2017 season traveling along the coast of Norway, MS Spitsbergen will alternate between the Norwegian coast and polar expeditions. Starting in May, 2017, guests can sail on MS Spitsbergen to Greenland, Iceland, the Faroe and Shetland Islands, as well as to Arctic Canada. In 2017/2018, MS Spitsbergen voyages along the Norwegian coast will operate as expedition ships with expedition teams, the ideal choice for those who want to explore the coast in an active way. Elegant, Modern, and Environmentally Friendly After a complete reconstruction, MS Spitsbergen features elegant, modern, comfortable public areas and cabins and the decor reflects the color palette of the Norwegian Sea. Tillberg Design of Sweden – the world’s leading company in maritime architecture and interior design – has created a fresh and clean feel in the interior. The ship is environmentally-friendly with technical improvements to reduce emissions and fuel consumption. It is equipped and adapted for sailings in polar waters throughout the Arctic region. Year built 2009. Rebuilt 2015/16 Shipyard Estaleiro Navais de Viana do Castelo (POR) Passenger capacity 335 Beds 243 Car capacity 0 Gross tonnage 7025 Length 97.58 m Beam 18 m Speed 17.4 knots Decks and cabins Decks and cabins Decks and cabins Deck overview Expedition Suite Cabin Previous Next Our Expedition Suites are the most exquisite cabins on the ship. Situated on upper deck, you can enjoy the most comfortable suites on board. Inside you will find seating areas with TV, bathrooms with shower/wc and most of them have double beds. All of the suites offer cabin kits, which contains bathrobe, slippers and other beauty articles. Some of the suites do have more facilities than others. Suite These elegant suites are situated on upper deck with one or two rooms, seating area, TV and mini-bar. Some of them have a private balcony. Mini Suite for 2 travellers Suites with double bed, TV, mini-bar and great view. Arctic Superior Cabin Previous Next Relaxation and comfort are the hallmarks of our Arctic Superior cabins. Situated on both upper and middle deck, they all have bathrooms with shower and WC. They are also equipped with tea and coffee -making facilities. Most of them have separate beds, where one doubles as a sofa, and some have double beds. All the cabins have individual specifications. Top deck Comfortable cabins situated on upper deck with double bed and TV. Upper deck Comfortable cabins situated on upper deck. They have double beds and TV. Polar Inside Cabin Previous Next Our cozy Polar Inside cabins can be found on all decks. All cabins include bathrooms with shower/WC. Most of the cabins have separate beds where one doubles as a sofa, while some are equipped with a double bed or upper and lower berths. All the cabins have individual specifications. Standard Inside for 2 travellers Comfortable, standard inside cabins with double beds. Spacious Inside for 2 travellers Spacious superior inside cabins with a double bed and a TV. Standard Inside with bunk beds Inside cabins with upper and lower berths. Polar Outside Cabin Previous Next Our Polar Outside cabins are situated mostly on middle or lower deck and all have bathrooms with shower/WC. Some have double beds, others offer separate beds (where one is a sofa bed) or upper and lower berths. All the cabins have individual specifications. Large Outside The largest outside cabins in the Polar Outside category. All cabins have double beds and TV. Standard Outside for 2 travellers Relax in these comfortable outside cabins. The cabins have separate beds where one of them can be folded to the wall. Polar Outside L With portholes, separate beds, one bed can be turned into a sofa. Some with limited/no view. Standard with bunk beds Relax in these comfortable outside cabins. All cabins have upper and lower berths. Limited view with bunk beds These outside cabins are situated on the upper decks. These cabins have upper and lower berths, and have limited view. Limited view Comfortable outside cabins situated on upper decks and have double beds. These cabins have a limited, or no view.