The Spitsbergen is named after the Arctic crown of Norway - the archipelago of Spitsbergen. Hurtigruten has a long history of travelling to this destination, starting back in 1986 with the Sports Route. After a complete reconstruction MS Spitsbergen will be included in the Hurtigruten fleet in 2016. The ship will feature high standards and comfortable and modern public areas and cabins. The fresh Scandinavian design reflects the colour palette from the sea. The ship is modern and environmentally friendly and we will make further improvements inorder to reduce emissions and fuel consumption. The new Ship's maneuverability and optimal size make her very suitable for exploring the coast of Norway. She will also be equipped and adapted for future sailings in polar waters.