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MS Spitsbergen
Last refurbished
2020
Last refurbished
Passengers
335
Passengers
Ports Visited
37
Ports visited
Cruises from $512 per day
$512
From Price per day
Total Gross Tonnage of MS Spitsbergen
7,344
Gross Tonnage

MS Spitsbergen Cruises

MS Spitsbergen is a captivating expedition ship that seamlessly combines modern comfort with an unparalleled Arctic exploration experience. This vessel, named after the beautiful Norwegian archipelago of Spitsbergen, offers an extraordinary journey for adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. The ship embodies the spirit of expedition travel, accommodating up to 335 passengers in cozy cabins designed with your comfort in mind. Each cabin features large windows, allowing you to marvel at the breathtaking landscapes of the Arctic as you sail. The ship boasts modern amenities and stylish Scandinavian décor, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere throughout.MS Spitsbergen is named after the crown jewel of Arctic Norway; the Svalbard archipelago and its biggest island, Spitsbergen. As you embark on this Arctic expedition, you will be accompanied by a team of experienced and knowledgeable expedition leaders and crew members. They will guide you through the stunning icy landscapes, share their expertise on the region's flora and fauna.

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The ship offers multiple observation decks, enabling you to capture mesmerizing views of towering glaciers, rugged mountains, and the mesmerizing Northern Lights. You can also enjoy delicious meals in the panoramic restaurant, savoring Nordic-inspired cuisine prepared with locally sourced ingredients. From hiking through untouched wilderness and encountering Arctic wildlife to visiting remote communities and witnessing the untamed beauty of the polar regions, the MS Spitsbergen promises an extraordinary adventure that will leave you with lifelong memories.

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Ship Specification

Maiden voyage: 2009
Number of decks: 8
Tonnage: 7344
Cabins: 180
Passengers: 335
Number of crew: 65
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Current Cruise Deals

  • Hurtigruten Artic Adventure Savings

    Hurtigruten Artic Adventure Savings

    Save up to $6,100 per cabin off Arctic Expeditions!*
    Call your Clean Cruising Consultant on 1800 121 187 to book*
    PLUS
    Your cruise with Hurtigruten Expeditions includes:
    • All meals in the main dining room with selected wine, beer, sodas and mineral water during lunch and dinner
    • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket
    • Free Wi-Fi (subject to accessibility) and No gratuities expected
    • On board and on shore excursions and explorations*
    • Expedition equipment for use in-destination, such as trekking poles and rubber boots
    • Access to in-depth lectures as well as the Advanced Science Center and Citizen Science Program
    • Expert guiding with the assistance of the Hurtigruten expedition team

    Terms & Conditions apply.

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  • Hurtigruten Club Offer

    Hurtigruten Club Offer

    Clean Cruising Club Members receive EUR180 per cabin onboard credit per stateroom*
    Plus, your cruise with Hurtigruten Expeditions includes:
    • All meals in the main dining room
    • Specially selected wine, beer, sodas and mineral water including during lunch and dinner plus tea and coffee available during the day
    • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket
    • Free Wi-Fi (subject to accessibility)
    • No gratuities expected
    • On board and on shore excursions and explorations*
    • A small selection of gear, such as trekking poles and rubber boots, will be available for load depending on the season and the destination
    • Expert guiding with the assistance of the Hurtigruten expedition team

    Terms & Conditions apply.

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  • Hurtigruten Experience

    Hurtigruten Experience

    Your cruise with Hurtigruten Expeditions includes:

    • All meals in the main dining room
    • Specially selected wine, beer, sodas and mineral water including during lunch and dinner
    • Tea and coffee available during the day
    • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket
    • Free Wi-Fi (subject to accessibility)
    • No gratuities expected
    • On board and on shore excursions and explorations*
    • A small selection of gear, such as trekking poles and rubber boots, will be available for load depending on the season and the destination
    • Access to in-depth lectures as well as the Advanced Science Center and Citizen Science Program
    • Expert guiding with the assistance of the Hurtigruten expedition team

    Terms & Conditions apply.

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Onboard Experience

  • Dining

    • Dining on the MS Spitsbergen

    The main dining room Restaurant Aune showcases elegant Scandinavian design, creating a serene ambiance for guests to savor their meals. Expert chefs on board utilize fresh, locally sourced ingredients to prepare a diverse array of culinary delights. Indulge in a delectable mix of international and traditional Norwegian dishes, expertly crafted to reflect the unique flavors of the regions visited.

  • Bars

    • Bar on the MS Spitsbergen

    The Explorer Lounge and Bar offers large panoramic windows with stunning views of the surrounding Arctic landscapes and ample comfortable seating to sit back and enjoy a well-stocked selection of premium spirits, wines, and beers.. This space also hosts daily multimedia presentations and professional lectures by expert scientists and wildlife experts.

  • Entertainment

    • Entertainment on the MS Spitsbergen

    MS Spitsbergen has her own onboard Expedition Team which serves as a university at sea. Interesting lectures inside the ship as well as out on the sun deck make cruising with her an exciting and educational journey. Topics depend on the season and the waters in which we sail. The Expedition Team hosts a lecture programme and evening gatherings daily.

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    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 throughout the cruise.

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  • Activities

    • Activities on the MS Spitsbergen

    The Science Center is the core of the onboard experience. This space is packed with state of the art technology and high tech gadgets such as touch screens and science equipment. The flexible venue features lecture spaces, a small library and specialty area for workshops in photography, biology and much more.

  • Health & Fitness

    • Fitness on the MS Spitsbergen

    A small fitness room can be located at the aft of the ship, this modern gym is equipped with treadmills, exercise bikes, rowing machine, ping pong table and free weights. On top of the ship you can also get warm and cosy in the sauna. On the Expedition deck there are 2 hot tubs where you can relax and enjoy the Arctic scenery go by.

  • Kids

    • Kids activities on the MS Spitsbergen

    For safety reasons, children under 12 years of age will be considered for participation in excursions at each landing. It is entirely at the captain’s discretion whether or not to allow children on shore landings.

Destination & Ports

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Cabins

MS Spitsbergen offers 4 different cabin categories. The 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. Relaxation and comfort are the hallmarks of the 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. 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. And the 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.)

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  • Inside

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    Cabin Types

    K4D, K2D, I2D

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    Size approximately: 15 - 20 m2. Spacious inside cabin for four travellers, with one double bed and TV. Size approximately: 150 - 215 sq. ft.

  • Oceanview

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    Cabin Types

    YA, J2D, O3, O2D, J3, AJ, UNT3, USPT, A2, USPD, U2D, P2D, QJ

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    Size approximately: 17 - 18 m2. This wheelchair accessible cabin on the upper deck has a wider door and adjusted bed. The cabin has a double bed, bathroom with shower and WC, and TV. This cabin has a limited view.

  • Minisuite

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    Cabin Types

    Q4, Q3, Q2

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    Size approximately: 21 - 22 m2. This mini suite for up to four people on lower deck have a double bed, one sofabed and one single bed, TV, window, and bathroom with shower/WC. Size approximately: 236 sq. ft.

  • Suite

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    Cabin Types

    MG, MX

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    Size approximately: 28 - 29 m2. 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.

Deck Plans for MS Spitsbergen

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MS Spitsbergen Cruise Calendar

Date Title Departs Prices From
13 Aug 2024 EXPLORER 10 Days in SPITSBERGEN Longyearbyen $17718
23 Aug 2024 EXPLORER 10 Days in SPITSBERGEN Longyearbyen $16184
02 Sep 2024 EXPLORER 10 Days in SPITSBERGEN Longyearbyen $16476
02 Apr 2025 EXPLORER 6 Days in BRITISH ISLES Glasgow $3635
08 Apr 2025 EXPLORER 10 Days in BRITISH ISLES Glasgow $6558
18 Apr 2025 EXPLORER 10 Days in BRITISH ISLES Glasgow $7958
28 Apr 2025 EXPLORER 10 Days in BRITISH ISLES Glasgow $7293
11 Aug 2025 EXPLORER 9 Days in GREENLAND Reykjavik $7956
20 Aug 2025 EXPLORER 12 Days in GREENLAND Reykjavik $9840
01 Sep 2025 EXPLORER 9 Days in GREENLAND Reykjavik $7666
10 Sep 2025 EXPLORER 12 Days in GREENLAND Reykjavik $9551
22 Sep 2025 EXPLORER 14 Days in ICELAND Reykjavik $11486
06 Oct 2025 EXPLORER 11 Days in EUROPE Hamburg $5969
17 Jan 2026 EXPLORER 7 Days in NORWAY Tromsoe $6047
24 Jan 2026 EXPLORER 7 Days in NORWAY Tromsoe $6047
31 Jan 2026 EXPLORER 7 Days in NORWAY Tromsoe $0
07 Feb 2026 EXPLORER 7 Days in NORWAY Tromsoe $0
14 Feb 2026 EXPLORER 7 Days in NORWAY Tromsoe $0
21 Feb 2026 EXPLORER 7 Days in NORWAY Tromsoe $0
28 Feb 2026 EXPLORER 7 Days in NORWAY Tromsoe $0
07 Mar 2026 EXPLORER 7 Days in NORWAY Tromsoe $6574
14 Mar 2026 EXPLORER 7 Days in NORWAY Tromsoe $0
21 Mar 2026 EXPLORER 7 Days in NORWAY Tromsoe $6311

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