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ms Spitsbergen

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 has 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, bringing Hurtigruten guests even closer to nature.

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 an active exploration of the coast in an active way.

After a complete reconstruction in 2016, 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.

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ms Spitsbergen Fast Facts
Maiden Voyage 2009
Refurbished 2016
Crew Nationality 7,025
Length 97.58 meters
Beam 18 meters
Passenger Capacity 335 in Norway, 243 in international sailings
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