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Lounge on the MS Spitsbergen Fitness center on the MS Spitsbergen
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Polar bears in the Arctic
$8,250
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Circumnavigating Spitsbergen: In the Realm of the Polar Bear

10 Day Itinerary aboard MS Spitsbergen
  • Sail to the far north
  • Watch for polar bears
  • Explore the Arctic landscapes
  • Admire the Svalbard archipelago
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Take this epic voyage to attempt to find a way through the Arctic’s ever-changing sea ice and venture above the 80th parallel north. If the ice allows, complete a circumnavigation of the island of Spitsbergen, and visit some other highlights of the Svalbard archipelago. Spend time exploring …
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A sow and her cubs
$7,553
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Circumnavigating the Svalbard Archipelago

12 Day Itinerary aboard MS Spitsbergen
  • Discover the center of Svalbard
  • Explore Spitsbergen National Park
  • View Svalbard's reindeer population
  • Visit Nature Reserve of Svalbard
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the MS Spitsbergen for a 12-day expedition that is considered the ultimate Svalbard cruise. Starting in Norway's amazing Arctic frontier town, get a chance to discover the many things to do in Longyearbyen. Next, set sail and travel well above the 80th parallel to place you closer than …
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The northern lights dance over the Arctic landscape
$11,559
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Sailing North of 80° to the Russian Arctic

15 Day Itinerary aboard MS Spitsbergen
  • Experience Franz Josef Land
  • Discover Sørøya Island
  • Visit the North Cape
  • Enjoy the port of Murmansk
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Remote Franz Josef Land has always attracted hardy adventurers, and now you can set foot on the ice were Nansen and Johansen spent the winter, watch for polar bears wandering in their natural environment, and feel the cool Arctic from the North Pole just a few miles away.
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2020
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Sep 2815Sailing North of 80° to the Russian Arctic
2021
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Jun 0410Circumnavigating Spitsbergen: In the Realm of the Polar Bear
Jun 1210Circumnavigating Spitsbergen: In the Realm of the Polar Bear
Jun 2010Circumnavigating Spitsbergen: In the Realm of the Polar Bear
Jun 2810Circumnavigating Spitsbergen: In the Realm of the Polar Bear
Jul 0610Circumnavigating Spitsbergen: In the Realm of the Polar Bear
Jul 1412Circumnavigating the Svalbard Archipelago
Jul 2412Circumnavigating the Svalbard Archipelago
Aug 0312Circumnavigating the Svalbard Archipelago
Aug 1312Circumnavigating the Svalbard Archipelago
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Sep 1212Circumnavigating the Svalbard Archipelago
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Max Passengers: 335
Ship Type: Expedition Cruise Ship

MS Spitsbergen’s maneuverability and size makes her exceptionally suitable for exploring the coast of Norway and bringing guests even closer to nature. She is named after the Arctic crown of Norway – the archipelago of Spitsbergen. After a complete reconstruction, MS Spitsbergen now features elegant, modern, comfortable public areas and cabins and the decor that reflects the color palette of the sea. The ship is environmentally-friendly and improvements have be made to reduce emissions and fuel consumption. She is equipped and adapted for sailings in polar waters.

Ship facilities
Expedition Team
Explorer bar
Panoramic lounge – Explorer lounge
Compass Service Center
Brygga bistro
Shop
Torget main dining
Wi-Fi
Sauna
Fitness room
Elevator
Hot tub
Guest launderette
Panoramic deck 8
Outside bar for events, decks 7 & 8

Year built: 2009
Year of refurbishment: 2016
Shipyard: Estaleiro Navais de Viana do Castelo (POR)
Passenger capacity: 335
Beds: 243
Car capacity: 0
Gross tonnage: 7,344
Length: 100.54 m/ 330 ft
Beam: 18.0 m/ 59 ft
Speed: 18 knots
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YA (Inside Cabin)
Outside cabin, 193 sq ft. With limited/ no view, queen bed, kettle, TV, bathroom with shower. Accessible to guests with limited mobility
I (Inside Cabin)
Most cabins have separate beds, where one can be turned into a sofa, some have a double bed or upper and lower berths, shower/wc
K (Superior Inside Cabin)
Some cabins have a double bed, some have separate beds, where one can be turned into a sofa, shower/wc
AJ (Outside Cabin)
Upper and lower berths, shower/wc, limited/no view
J (Outside Cabin)
Some cabins have a double bed, some have separate beds, where one can be turned into a sofa, or upper or lower berths, shower/wc, limited/no view
A (Outside Cabin)
Upper and lower berths, shower/wc
N (Outside Cabin)
Some cabins have a double bed, some have separate beds, where one can be turned into a sofa, or upper or lower berths, shower/wc
O (Outside Cabin)
Some cabins have a double bed, some have separate beds, where one can be turned into a sofa, or upper or lower berths, shower/wc
P (Outside Cabin)
Some cabins have a double bed, some have separate beds, where one can be turned into a sofa, kettle, coffee/tea, shower/wc
QJ (Outside Cabin)
Some cabins have a double bed, some have 3 or 4 beds, some have a seating area, kettle, coffee/tea, TV, mini bar, shower/wc, limited/no view
U (Outside Cabin)
Some cabins have a double bed, some have separate beds, where one can be turned into a sofa, kettle, coffee/tea, shower/wc
Q (Mini Suite)
One room with a double bed, some with seating area, some with 3-4 beds that can be upper beds, TV, mini bar, kettle, coffee/tea, shower/wc, view
MG (Grand Suite)
One or two rooms with seating area, double bed, TV, stereo, mini bar, kettle, tea/coffee, shower/wc, some with bathtub, most with private balcony or bay window
MX (Owner's Suite)
Two rooms with a double bed, seating area, dining table, TV, mini bar, kettle, coffee/tea, stereo, shower, w/c, private balcony
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