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MS Spitsbergen

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Hurtigruten gives you an outstanding chance to join the most astounding of all coastal voyages onboard MS Spitsbergen. Complete with a range of comfortable cabins and a contemporary design throughout, guests are able to unleash their inner explorer in peaceful surroundings. The maximum passenger capacity of the ship is 320, meaning guests who choose this ship can expect an intimate experience and outstanding attentive service from the experienced crew. Alternating between traditional coastal routes and Polar expeditions, MS Spitsbergen visits breathtaking destinations, calling at charming coastal ports during the day time so guests can spend their cruise exploring key ports, embarking on shore excursions and enjoying the captivating surroundings.

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Ship Stats and Features

Year Entered Service 2009
Tonnage 7025
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins 1
Number Of Decks 6
Number Of Elevators 2
Number Of Pools 1
Number Of Restaurants 1
Maximum Capacity 335
Crew 65
Refurbished 2020

Ship Facilities


While there may only be one restaurant on the ship, guests can expect food of an exceptional standard from morning to evening. Breakfast and lunch are served as a buffet, while dinner has two seating times and a set menu, although there are still extensive buffet options available. Hurtigruten prides itself in sourcing local ingredients, so many dishes are made from products picked up at the destinations you visit. Enjoy everything from classic dishes to sheep’s head, although vegetarians and vegans are also well catered for.

Meanwhile, for snacks, sandwiches and drinks throughout the day, guests can head to the Brugga Bistro.


Evenings on MS Spitsbergen are spent relaxing with other guests in the Explorer Lounge and Bar. The combination of delicious drinks and stunning views from the huge windows make this a popular spot for gathering at night time.

Things to do

With the focus of a cruise on MS Spitsbergen being the destinations you visit, time spent on the ship is designed to enrich your experience. Announcements are made if any wildlife has been spotted, such as whales and puffins, and the ship will slow down so that nobody misses these incredible sights. There are also fascinating lectures which give guests the opportunity to learn more about the history of the Norwegian coastline.

In addition, guests will find a small gym, sauna and two hot tubs available for their enjoyment.

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