Review of MS Spitsbergen deck 8 (Observation-Sundeck)
The Observation Deck (Sundeck upper level 2 of 2) offers the best vantage points on the ship for passengers to enjoy the scenery along Hurtigruten Spitsbergen ship cruise itinerary routes. The top deck also has a large seating area with plenty of tables and deckchairs.
Sun Deck is accessible via stairs (inside and outside) and via Lift (passenger elevator connecting all decks). Sundeck is also where Hurtigruten holds the special ceremony “Arctic Circle baptism” that includes a Neptune-costumed crew, icy seawater, and a vodka shot for warming up.
The ship has a Helipad (helicopter landing area) used mainly for medical evacuations or other emergencies.