Named after the North Star, MS Nordstjernen was built for the Coastal Voyage fleet in 1956 and extensively modernised in 2000 for exclusive Arctic sailing. Today she takes explorers on adventures in the waters around Spitsbergen. If you are looking to travel on a fine, older type of vessel and seeking a unique experience, this is the ship to choose.
Having been protected as a national heritage in Norway in 2012, MS Nordstjernen still retains the aura of an old Atlantic ship, restored to her former splendour with new brass, classic wooden interiors and all her original art. Equipped with a dining room and bar, a café, a panorama lounge and a library, she welcomes her 400 passengers to relax and enjoy a truly remarkable voyage.
MS Nordstjernen offers guests the choice of Inside or Outside cabins for their expedition trip. Interior cabins are warm, cosy, and feature beautiful artwork and will become your home-from-home while you explore the remoter regions of the world. Outside cabins are bright and airy, with incredible views of the Arctic scenery.
Sailing with a smaller number of passengers than the larger ships, guests can expect delicious cuisine and excellent attention to detail. The main restaurant spans the width of the ship, guaranteeing fantastic views even when dining. Next to this, the Café and Bar caters for lighter meals, snacks and drinks.
If you are lucky enough to sail during a spectacular display of the wonderful Northern lights, MS Nordstjernen provides the perfect vantage point from the flying bridges on each side of the bridge. The Arctic landscape is the special allure on board MS Nordstjernen, which explains why the two lounges with their spectacular views are the most popular public areas on the ship. A sun deck at the front of the ship allows guests to experience the Arctic sun and take in the beauty of the location in open-air. The expedition and information team are always on hand, bringing you the most memorable and exciting excursions throughout your voyage.