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5-night Classic Southbound Voyage
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Friday, Dec 08, 2017 5 Nights

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.

Offer ID: 1262274
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  • DestinationArrivalDeparture
    KirkenesFriday, Dec 08, 2017Friday, Dec 08, 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.
    BerlevagFriday, Dec 08, 2017Friday, Dec 08, 2017
    MehamnSaturday, Dec 09, 2017Saturday, Dec 09, 2017
    TromsoSaturday, Dec 09, 2017Saturday, Dec 09, 2017
    Enjoy the appealing frontier atmosphere at this ancient whaling capital and base for expeditions to the North Pole.
    TromsoSunday, Dec 10, 2017Sunday, Dec 10, 2017
    Enjoy the appealing frontier atmosphere at this ancient whaling capital and base for expeditions to the North Pole.
    StamsundSunday, Dec 10, 2017Sunday, Dec 10, 2017
    BodoMonday, Dec 11, 2017Monday, Dec 11, 2017

    Bodo is the second largest city in Northern Norway. Its beautiful scenery and natural surroundings offer visitors excellent outdoor activities. Travellers can go hiking, and cycling though the idyllic countryside and watch sea eagles. Bodo also offers excellent fishing for those wishing to explore rivers or lakes populated with high quality trout and salmon.  In this varied coastal landscape visitors will find everything from sheer mountain faces and white, sandy beaches, to charming farming communities.

    RorvikMonday, Dec 11, 2017Monday, Dec 11, 2017
    TrondheimTuesday, Dec 12, 2017Tuesday, Dec 12, 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.
    AlesundTuesday, Dec 12, 2017Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017
    The region is famous for its beautiful scenery with high mountains and blue fjords, of which the Geiranger fjord is one of the most attractive tourist places in Norway. The climate is less severe than might be expected from its geographical location, with mild winters and cool summers. ?lesund, with its unique architecture, is the center of business and industry in M?re and Romsdal. As the sea, the woods and the mountains are easy accessible, the possibilities for outdoor and sports activities are excellent, both in the summer and winter season.
    BergenWednesday, Dec 13, 2017Wednesday, 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.
  • Cabin TypeOur Per Person Price


    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.

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    Shipboard Policies
    Currency

    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

    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.

    Internet Access

    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.

    Language

    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.

    Medical Emergencies

    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.

    Entertainment
    Educational/Enrichment Programs

    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.

    Evening Entertainment

    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.

    Dining
    Meals Onboard

    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.

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    Fitness Center

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    Year Built:2009
    Year Refurbished:2015
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    Tonnage (GRT):7,025
    PAX (basis 2):320
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    Suites with balcony:0
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    Total number of accomodations in all categories102
  • Staterooms

    All Hurtigruten ships have a wide range of comfortable cabins onboard. From the moment you embark your Hurtigruten coastal ship, you will notice the atmosphere on board. This is your relaxed home on the coast.

    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.

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    One or two rooms, seating area, TV, stereo, Internet access, mini-bar, some with bathtub, most with private balcony or bay window.
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Cruise Inclusions:

  • Voyage in cabin category of your choice on a full board basis
  • English speaking Expedition Leader on board
  • Hurtigruten Museum entrance fee (valid for southbound voyages only, due to schedule)

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.


Offer ID: 1262274
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Remarks:

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:

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Travel Protection Plan
  • Optional Excursions
  • Optional Beverage Packages
  • Luggage handling

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Information and pricing is subject to change without notice. While we do our very best to ensure that information and pricing appearing in this website is complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for incomplete and inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. In the event of a pricing error, misrepresentation or omission, we reserve the right to adjust the pricing or make any other corrections.

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