MS Spitsbergen deck plans
Deck layouts, review of facilities, activities, amenities
Each of the MS Spitsbergen cruise ship deck plans are conveniently combined with a legend (showing cabin codes) and detailed review of all the deck's venues and passenger-accessible indoor and outdoor areas. A separate link provides an extensive information on MS Spitsbergen staterooms (cabins and suites), including photos, cabin plans and amenities by room type and category.
MS Spitsbergen (built 2009 as “mv Atlantida”, last refurbished in 2016 / scheduled refurbishment in 2020) is the newest ship in the Hurtigruten fleet. The ship is built in Portugal, and until 2014 operated as a car ferry vessel. It will start service for Hurtigruten in 2016, after a major drydock refit (reconstruction) to become an expedition cruise ship for operations in the polar regions. This Hurtigruten ship is named after Norway’s Spitsbergen island (formerly Vestspitsbergen) located in the Svalbard archipelago (northern Norway). MS Spitsbergen itinerary offers Arctic cruises and also serves the Hurtigruten’s ferry (passenger and freight transportation) services between Bergen and Kirkenes.
MS Spitsbergen cruise ship deck plan has a total of 180 staterooms for 335 passengers, served by 80 crew/staff. The ship has 8 passenger decks (all accessed by 2 elevators, 3 decks with cabins), 2 jacuzzies, Spa/Sauna, Fitness. The new ship’s interior design is modern and comfortable, featuring the line’s traditional Nordic feel with lots of wood and leather. As a Polar expedition cruise ship, Spitsbergen offers an extensive excursion program and an exclusive Norwegian Fjords cruise itinerary visiting Geirangerfjord, Lyngenfjord and Holandsfjord. On all voyages, the ship carries an expert expedition team of professionals, presenting onboard lectures and also accompanying the guests on landings and hikes ashore.
MS Spitsbergen deckplan changes 2020 refurbishment review
In 2020, the cruise ship Spitsbergen is scheduled to enter drydock for an extensive refurbishment. Following the refit, the ship will have large windows in most venues, new open deck spaces, new restaurants, completely overhauled staterooms and public areas, new Science Center, new dual-fuel engines.
- The dining room will be redesigned and renamed Aune Restaurant.
- A new speciality restaurant (Lindstrom) will be added. The fine-dining venue will offer traditional Norwegian specialities and will have a separate bar lounge.
- Spitsbergen Science Center is an "edutainment area" where passengers meet and mingle with the ship's staff and crew.
- The fore-located Observation Lounge will be redesigned and renamed "Explorer Lounge and Bar".
During drydock 2016, ship's passenger cabins were reduced from 190 to 100.
MS Spitsbergen deck plans are property of Hurtigruten. All deck layouts are for informational purposes only and CruiseMapper is not responsible for their accuracy.