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MS Otto Sverdrup

MS Otto Sverdrup is designed for exciting, sustainable expedition cruises along the Norwegian coastline.

About MS Otto Sverdrup

MS Otto Sverdrup is designed for exciting, sustainable expedition cruises along the Norwegian coastline.

MS Otto Sverdrup (formerly MS Finnmarken) is named after a great Norwegian polar hero. Sverdrup was the first person to ski across Greenland, was a key member of polar expeditions and was the captain of the legendary Arctic ship “Fram”. He also served as a Hurtigruten captain between expeditions.

The re-designed MS Otto Sverdrup is an ice class 1C ship. It’s equipped with advanced maritime technology that makes her exceptionally well suited for expedition cruises in Norway.

Natural Scandinavian materials like granite, oak, birch and wool have been used in the ship´s renovation to create a relaxed and stylish atmosphere that adds to the premium onboard experience.

This ship also offers a chance to indulge yourself in our new Wellness area, complete with gym, lounge, treatment rooms and sauna, and guests can enjoy the outdoor pool and hot tubs on deck 7. For taking in the magnificent scenery, Observation decks are located on deck 8, and in the aft of decks 5 and 6.

Ship Facts

Launch yearRefit yearLanguageGross tonnageLengthWidthCurrencySpeedCrew countDeck countWheelchair cabin countElectrical plugs
20022020no+en15690138.5 meters12.5 metersNOK15 knots7273 types:
EU 2 Pin 220v
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Accommodation

MS Otto Sverdrup is casual, comfortable and complete with everything you need for your adventure. It’s fitted out with quality natural materials in a simple and functional north-European style and uses the German language throughout.

Expedition Suite

Our Expedition Suites are the most luxurious cabins on the ship. Situated on the upper decks of the ship, these cabins feature a seating area with a TV, a bathroom with a shower, and a queen bed, unless otherwise specified. Each Expedition Suite has its own unique specifications.

Arctic Superior

Relaxation and comfort are hallmarks of the Arctic Superior cabins. Situated on both the upper and middle decks, these cabins have a bathroom with a shower. Most have a queen bed, while some have separate beds. Each Arctic Superior cabin has its own unique specifications.

Polar Outside

Our Polar Outside cabins are mostly situated on the middle or lower decks and have a bathroom with a shower. These cabins have a queen bed or separate beds. Some have upper and lower beds. Each Polar Outside cabin has its own unique specifications.

Polar Inside

Our Polar Inside cabins are on decks 3, 5, and 6 and include a bathroom with a shower. These cabins have either a queen bed or separate beds. Some have upper and lower beds. Each Polar Inside cabin has its own unique specifications.

Expedition Suite | Grand suite

One or two-room suites on deck 8 that sleeps up to two people. Suite with private balcony. Ship’s cabins with large windows, flexible sleeping arrangements with double bed that can be divided into two single beds, sofa bed, TV, safe, minibar, bathrobe, slippers, hair dryer, kettle, tea and coffee, espresso maker. The first minibar setup is included for each item, each replenishment is chargeable.

Facilities

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Expedition Suite | Suite

One room suites on deck 6 that sleeps up to two people. Suite with private balcony. Ship’s cabins with large windows, flexible sleeping arrangements with double bed that can be divided into two single beds, sofa bed, TV, safe, minibar, bathrobe, slippers, hair dryer, kettle, tea and coffee, espresso maker. The first minibar setup is included for each item, each replenishment is chargeable. 

Facilities

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Room Service Available

Expedition Suite | Suite

One room suites on deck 6 that sleeps up to four people. Suite with private balcony. Ship’s cabins with large windows, flexible sleeping arrangements with double bed that can be divided into two single beds, sofa bed, TV, safe, minibar, bathrobe, slippers, hair dryer, kettle, tea and coffee, espresso maker. The first minibar setup is included for each item, each replenishment is chargeable.

Facilities

  • Double
  • Lounge Area
  • Vanity Area
  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Expedition Suite | Mini suite

One-room suites on deck 5 that sleeps up to two people. Ship’s cabins with large windows, flexible sleeping arrangements with double bed that can be divided into two single beds, sofa bed, TV, safe, minibar, bathrobe, slippers, hair dryer, kettle, tea and coffee, espresso maker. The first minibar setup is included for each item, each replenishment is chargeable.

Facilities

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Arctic Superior | Outside Cabin

Cabins on decks 5 and 6 that sleeps up to two people, with limited/no view and TV, kettle, tea and coffee, slippers, hair dryer. 

Facilities

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Vanity Area

Arctic Superior | Outside Cabin

Cabins on deck 5 that sleeps up to two people, with a double bed or a flexible sleeping arrangement and TV, kettle, tea and coffee, slippers, hair dryer.

Facilities

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Arctic Superior | Outside Cabin

Cabins on decks 6 and 7 that sleeps up to two people, with double bed or flexible sleeping arrangements and TV, kettle, tea and coffee, slippers, hair dryer.

Facilities

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Polar Outside | Outside Cabin

Cabins on deck 3 that sleeps up to two people, with a double bed or flexible sleeping arrangements and TV, kettle, tea and coffee, slippers, hair dryer.

Facilities

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Polar Outside | Outside Cabin

Cabins on decks 5 and 6 that sleeps up to two people, with limited/no view, and double bed or flexible sleeping arrangements and TV, kettle, tea and coffee, slippers, hair dryer.

Facilities

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Polar Outside | Outside Cabin

Cabins on decks 3 and 5 that sleeps up to two people, with double bed or flexible sleeping arrangements and TV, kettle, tea and coffee, slippers, hair dryer.

Facilities

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Polar Outside | Outside Cabin

Cabins on decks 2 and 3 that sleeps up to two people, with portholes, double bed or flexible sleeping arrangements and TV, kettle, tea and coffee, slippers, hair dryer. Some have limited or no view.

Facilities

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Polar Outside Accessible

Cabins on deck 3 that sleeps up to two people, with a double bed or flexible sleeping arrangements and TV. Adapted for guests with disabilities.

Facilities

  • Double
  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Polar Inside

Cabins on decks 3, 5 and 6 that sleeps up to two people, with a double bed or flexible sleeping arrangements and TV, kettle, tea and coffee, slippers, hair dryer. Some cabins have upper/lower bed.

Facilities

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Entertainment

MS Otto Sverdrup is casual, comfortable and complete with everything you need for your adventure. It’s fitted out with quality natural materials in a simple and functional north-European style and uses the German language throughout.

Explorer lounge & bar

The Explorer Lounge & Bar, with comfortable sitting areas at the top of the ship and large panoramic windows, gives you incredible views of nature.

Observation lounge

The Observation lounges offer large panoramic windows with ample and comfortable seats. There will be binoculars for sale in the on board shop.

Shop

Selling souvenirs, knitwear, books, postcards, postage stamps and a limited supply of toiletries.

Library

The ship has a small selection of books on different topics that is available to guests while on board.

Observation Deck

The ship has spacious outdoor areas. They are perfect vantage points to sit back, relax and watch the world go by.

Resident photographers

Our on board photographer will be there to assist guests in the use of their photo equipment and to help improve their photo skills.

To enhance the experience of the places we explore, we use photography actively with our guests.

Slideshow shared on board before the end of the voyage and made available for all guests in an Expedition Log Book (includes a selection of photos as well as the Daily Programmes, Expedition Team biographies, Maps from the voyage and more for sharing/download).

Artworks

Art has, in our 125-year history, always been important for Hurtigruten. We have thousands works of art aboard our vessels, and probably have one of the most extensive art collections in private ownership in Norway. Art is an important part of our proud history, and our guest experience. It is with pride that we can call us Norway`s largest seaborne art gallery

Reception

Located on Deck 3.

Dining

Aune

Named after the Norwegian ship chandler and polar expedition supplier Tinus Aune.

Fredheim

The ships’ informal and social meeting place – named after a 1900s hunting station on Svalbard.

Lindstrøm

A speciality restaurant named after Adolf Lindstrøm, the favourite chef of the Norwegian polar heroes.

Enrichment

Enjoy a lecture on the ship's deck or conference rooms and learn something new. You will be joined on the Norwegian coast by expert Expedition Teams, all hand-picked due to their knowledge and experience. They will give lectures and lead activities all designed to enhance your knowledge and understanding of the areas you're sailing in. Learn about the history, cultures and wildlife.

Expedition Team

Your onboard Expedition Team will host interesting lectures, presentations and activities in the Science Center, on deck and on shore. These experts have a single mission: to enhance your experience by engaging you and interpreting the nature, wildlife, and culture you encounter during the voyage. They will offer the chance to join in hikes and other exciting activities during the journey. We provide all the basic gear needed for each excursion.

Shore excursions

We offer a selection of excursions that can be pre-booked with only remaining places sold on board. We do advise that you book well in advance in order to avoid disappointment due to the excursion being fully booked.

Please note that registration is binding and once on board the Expedition Team will advise you of booking deadlines for excursions still available. Our excursions have English speaking guides unless otherwise indicated and other languages cannot be guaranteed.

Excursions are subject to cancellation due to weather conditions and dependent on number of participants. All excursions are subject to availability.

Along with the optional excursions available to book, the Expedition Team also arrange a variety of activities during the voyage. These will depend on location and season, but may include hiking, snowshoeing and kayaking. These activities are booked on board and subject to availability.

Lectures

The ship’s experienced lecturers’ command an in-depth knowledge of the areas in which we sail. They will conduct, on a regular basis, lectures on topics such as biology, history and geology throughout the voyage.

The lecturing schedule will be announced every day in the on board daily program.

Science Center

The hub of onboard learning is our Science Center, an edutainment venue where guests and crew meet to create a deeper understanding of the areas we explore.

Health & Fitness

Fitness Room

The MS Otto Sverdrup also offers a complete gym.

Hot Tub

Guests can enjoy the outdoor pool and hot tubs on deck 7.

Sauna, Spa and Relaxation

After a day of exploring, guests can relax and rejuvenate in the hot tubs, exercise in the gym, enjoy the scenery in the elegant Explorer Lounge & Bar, or browse in the on-board shop.

Deckplans

Deck 2

  • Expedition launch
  • Medical Center
  • Cabins

Deck 3

  • Reception
  • Gangway
  • Cabins

Deck 4

  • Aune restaurant
  • Lindstrom restaurant
  • Science center
  • Shop
  • Expedition team

Deck 5

  • Observation deck
  • Outdoor walking deck
  • Cabins

Deck 6

  • Observation deck
  • Cabins

Deck 7

  • Pool deck
  • Gym
  • Sauna
  • Wellness 
  • Fredheim restaurant
  • Cabins

Deck 8

  • Explorer lounge & bar 
  • Observation deck 
  • Cabins

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