Summer 2016 is an outstanding chance to join the most extraordinary of all our coastal voyages. Our new ship MS Spitsbergen will take you on itinerary beyond the ordinary.


Our new vessel will be starting her operation on the Norwegian coast from May 2016, sailing parallel to our Classic ship MS Lofoten. She will follow the same departure dates as MS Lofoten and call at all regular coastal route ports at daytime.

The ports that Hurtigruten usually call to at night will be excluded from the new vessel’s sailing plan, leaving her time to instead spend a few more hours in selected ports at daytime. All regular excursions will be available for her passengers and she will also follow Hurtigruten’s seasonal sailing schedule with Lyngen Fjord in May. In addition – she will sail into Geirangerfjord on northbound throughout the entire sailing period.

MS Spitsbergen
The ship is modern and environmentally friendly, and we will make further improvements in order to reduce emissions and fuel consumption. 

She will also be equipped and adapted for sailings in polar waters. The new ship's maneuverability and optimal size makes her very suitable for the operations we are performing today along the coast of Norwegian, and will bring Hurtigruten`s guests even closer to amazing nature experiences. 

TILLBERG DESIGN of SWEDEN - the world's leading company within marine architecture and interior design is responsible for the interior re-furbishment

Ship Information

Year built 2009 Shipyard Estaleiro Navais de Viana do Castelo (POR)
Passenger capacity 320 Beds 200
Car capacity 0    
Decks and cabins
Deck 3
ship's scheme 67
Deck 4
ship's scheme 68
Deck 5
ship's scheme 69
Deck 6
ship's scheme 72
Deck 7
ship's scheme 74
Deck 8
ship's scheme 70

Expedition Suites

Choose from our wide range of comfortable suites. They are graded Q, M, MG, and MX and have one or two rooms that include a seating area with TV, a kettle and a small tray with coffee/tea. They have a shower/wc and most have a double bed.


Arctic Superior

Our Arctic Superior cabins grades QJ, P and U all have private facilities and double beds, one of which can be turned into a sofa. All cabins are equipped with TV, a kettle and a small tray with coffee/tea.



Polar Inside

Our cozy Polar Inside cabins in category I mostly have separate beds, while some category I have upper and lower berths. Please note that cabins on deck 5 and 6 might have limited views due to passengers standing or walking on the deck outside the cabin window.



Polar Outside

Cabin grades O, N, L and J have separate beds, where one can be turned into a sofa. Cabin grade A have upper and lower berths. Grade L have portholes and grade J have limited/no view.