M/S Spitsbergen

Spitsbergen is the biggest island in the Svalbard archipelago and the jewel of Arctic Norway, so is an appropriate name for this expedition vessel. After a complete reconstruction, MS Spitsbergen started its cruising career in 2016. She boasts high technical standards as well as comfortable, modern public areas and cabins. There is a Scandinavian design throughout the ship, reflecting a colour palette derived from the sea.  This modern vessel is environmentally progressive with future plans to becoming more environmentally friendly to reduce emissions and fuel consumption even more.

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100.54 metres


18 metres

Gross Tonnage:



14.5 knots cruising speed in open water

Ship Yard:

Estaleiro Navais de Viana do Castelo (POR)

There are inside and outside bar areas, a panoramic lounge, dining room and bistro. Ship facilities include a sauna, fitness room and hot tub as well as a guest launderette and shop.

The onboard expedition team conducts interesting lectures inside the ship as well as on the sun deck; topics depending on the season and the waters you are sailing in.  They also host daily lecture programmes and evening gatherings. On deck passengers can participate in live points of interest to learn more about the nature, culture and other phenomena you might encounter along the coast.

  • MS Spitsbergen
  • MS Spitsbergen Polar Inside Cabin
  • MS Spitsbergen Polar Outside Cabin
  • MS Spitsbergen Polar Outside Cabin
  • MS Spitsbergen Superior Inside Cabin
  • MS Spitsbergen Deck Plan



  • MS Spitsbergen Owner's Suite
  • MS Spitsbergen Owner's Suite
  • MS Spitsbergen Dining Room
  • MS Spitsbergen Bar
  • MS Spitsbergen Deck


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