Ms Spitsbergen will operate as an Expedition Ship, with a full expedition team and educational program onboard, including expert lecturers and daily discussions and access to specialty hikes with the expedition team. You'll feel like an explorer in the Arctic wilderness, without disturbing the fragile wildlife and nature found here.
|Bergen||Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017||Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017|
|With its spectacular setting among seven hills, Bergen is one of the most beautiful and enjoyable cities in Norway. Most sites are within an easy walk from the harbor. From fine surviving medieval buildings to a series of good museums such as Fishery Museum and Old Bergen open-air museum, Bergen offers a wide variety of attractions. Its scenic beauty can best be appreciated from Mt. Floyen and is captivating. Enjoy this lovely city by taking a stroll to the old part of town, passing impressive 12th-century Bergenhus fortress. Old Hanseatic Wharf, called Bryggen, is where reconstructed gabled buildings house workshops, boutiques and restaurants. St. Mary's Church is Bergen?s oldest building and one of the finest Norman churches in Norway. Rasmus Meyers Collection is a rambling townhouse featuring one of the best collections of Norwegian art, including an upper floor devoted almost entirely to Munch. Bergen boasts numerous historic buildings dating from medieval times: Bergenhus Fortress; Rosenkrantz Tower; Haakon?s Hall.|
|Floro||Thursday, Dec 14, 2017||Thursday, Dec 14, 2017|
|A quaint, quiet town nestled around deep blue waters, Floro is the center of the municipal Flora. Take in the countryside scenery of green hills, valleys of wildflowers, and stunning sea views. Enjoy fishing for herring, the local fish that brought the original settlers to this town, or observe and learn about the shipping history of Floro at the boat hall in Kystmuseet, which means Coastal Museum.|
|Molde||Thursday, Dec 14, 2017||Thursday, Dec 14, 2017|
|Nestled between the Romsdal Mountains and Norway's most dramatic stretch of coastline, Molde is known as the "Town of Roses". From the nearby Varden Viewpoint enjoy a breathtaking view over the town, the many snowcapped mountain peaks, and the small islands of the Romsdalfjord. Molde was established during the fifteenth century. Much of what visitors see today are modern structures, though some old wooden Romsdal houses were preserved and are now on display at the city's open-air museum.|
|Kristiansund||Friday, Dec 15, 2017||Friday, Dec 15, 2017|
|Explore the Atlantic Road through the middle of the ocean or walk the Fjord Route - a footpath on the very top of Fjord Norway. Whatever you choose to do in Kristiansund, it's sure to take your breath away.|
|Trondheim||Friday, Dec 15, 2017||Friday, Dec 15, 2017|
|Norway's royal residence since 997 AD, when King Olaf I founded Trondheim, the city still boasts Stiftsgarden, the huge wooden palace. A century later, St. Olaf II began to perform miracles for the people, making Trondheim a major pilgrimage destination. Be sure to visit Nidaros Cathedral, where the Norwegian kings are still crowned, which is certainly one of Europe's premier Gothic-style churches.|
|Rorvik||Friday, Dec 15, 2017||Friday, Dec 15, 2017|
|Bronnoysund||Saturday, Dec 16, 2017||Saturday, Dec 16, 2017|
Beautiful Bronnoysund is situated in central Norway. Popular with travellers is a visit to the marvelous Torghatten, a mountain with a distinctive hole running straight through the hillside. Also of interest is the Skarsasen fortress from WWII. Trenches and tunnels lead underground from the four large cannon sites. Fjord Seafood originated here, as well as the largest limestone mine in Northern Europe.
|Svolvaer||Saturday, Dec 16, 2017||Saturday, Dec 16, 2017|
|Svolvaer is the main town of the Lofoten Islands in northern Norway. It is on the southern coast of Ostvagoya, the easternmost island of the group. The rugged and bleak countryside around Svolvaer has attracted both tourists and artists, and the town has become something of an artists' colony.|
|Stokmarknes||Sunday, Dec 17, 2017||Sunday, Dec 17, 2017|
|Skjervoy||Sunday, Dec 17, 2017||Sunday, Dec 17, 2017|
|Oksfjord||Monday, Dec 18, 2017||Monday, Dec 18, 2017|
|Berlevag||Monday, Dec 18, 2017||Monday, Dec 18, 2017|
|Batsfjord||Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017||Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017|
|Kirkenes||Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017||Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017|
Sitting between Helsinki and Moscow, Kirkenes is a multicultural town, with residents speaking Norwegian, Finnish, Sami and Russian. Though a mining town, Kirkenes offers so much more, including dog sledding, snowscooter safaris, viewing the arctic scenery and Northern lights and fishing for king crab, halibut, or salmon in the Arctic.
|Cabin Type||Our Per Person Price|
|Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin||$1472|
|Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin||$1472|
|Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin||$1904|
Rates are cruise only, per person, based on double occupacy. Goverment fees/taxes
additional for all guests
Rates are subject to availability and may change without notice, Restrictions may apply.
Norwegian currency is used on board. Most major currencies may be exchanged. Visa, American Express, MasterCard, and Diners Card are all accepted. A cruise card can be obtained and used for payment for extras and settled at the end of your voyage. This may be subject to change.
Electrical outlets on the vessel are 220v AC. ? 2 pin Continental-type, for which an adapter is required. Guests needing an adapter/converter, must bring their own.
There is an internet caf? onboard. Wireless access is available in most public areas for use with guests' laptops or mobile devices. Please note that the bandwidth is narrow and reception intermittent.
Norwegian and English are the official onboard languages. The personnel at the reception and some of the service crew may also speak German. Tour Leaders speak Norwegian, English, and German.
While a doctor or medical personnel may be on board the ship, these individuals are not agents or employees of Hurtigruten, but are independent contractors. Hurtigruten shall not be liable for any aspect of medical treatment provided to the customer, including, but not limited to, the consequences of any examination, advice, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis or other services that such doctor or medical personnel may furnish the customer.
The Expedition Team will give interesting lectures on topics pertaining to the places you'll sail, so you can learn more about natural phenomena, fishing traditions, polar history, Viking history, geology, glaciology, culture, and climate ? to mention only a few. The Expedition Team will deepen your memories and facilitate the adventures that will last a lifetime.
The emphasis on board is on relaxation and getting away from the commercial entertainment which is so often a part of conventional cruises. Hurtigruten's aim is to get closer to unique environments and share the experience with fellow passengers.
On board MS Spitsbergen guests can look forward to tasting food from Norway's Coastal Kitchen, where the food is always fresh, distinctive, and full of variety. While visiting 27 ports, guests have an exceptional opportunity to get fresh produce from local suppliers every day. It is a truly unique and authentic culinary experience.
|Year Entered Present Fleet:||2016|
|Previous name:||Norway Explorer|
|County of Registry:||Norway|
|PAX (basis 2):||243|
|Max Pax (inc. Uppers):||335|
|Number of Crew:||77|
|Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality:||Norwegian|
|Suites with balcony:||0|
|Suites (no balcony)|
|Ocean View with balcony||0|
|Ocean View (no balcony)||0|
|Total number of accomodations in all categories||100|
Information provided within these pages has been updated as of February 2017. While we do our best to ensure that stateroom descriptions and deckplans appearing in this website are complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. Please reconfirm stateroom accommodations and deck placement prior to booking.Cabin Name: Expedition Suite - Grand Suite
Cruise reviews reflect the opnions of travel editors and cruisers / readers and may not represent those of our company.Submit Your Own Review!
Hurtigruten operates a fleet of 12 custom-built, hybrid vessels combining the attributes of a small cruise ship with the daily duties of transportation for locals and freight. This combination creates a unique blend of travel experiences woven into the rhythms of daily Norwegian coastal life. All 12 ships depart from Bergen, in the South, on a daily schedule and make the full roundtrip up to Kirkenes, in the North, and back again in 11-nights/12-days. Guests can book The Voyage North for 6-nights/7-days, The Voyage South for 5-nights/6-days, The Norwegian Discovery for 10-nights/11-days or The Roundtrip Voyage for 11-nights/12-days. While some stops to the 34 ports are short for loading and unloading vehicles, freight and locals, other visits allow for unique seasonal shore excursions and sightseeing for travelers. Norwegian chefs use locally-sourced and seasonal meats, fish, cheeses and produce supplied along the route. Guests may book accommodations ranging from Inside to Suite category cabins.
All rates are per person, based on double occupancy, valid for North American residents only and are subject to availability and change without notice and voyage only. The ship departure date determines the price of your voyage. Not all cabin grades are available on all ships. Prices for cabin grade D on request.
For voyages 9 nights or longer, cabin assignments are complimentary. For reservations less than 9 nights, guests may reserve specific cabins: $150 per cabin for northbound and $125 per cabin southbound voyages.
Single Supplement: applies and varies based on desired travel date.
Price Does Not Include:
All fares are quoted in US Dollars.