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Polar Quest

Established in 1999, PolarQuest is a world leading operator of small ship expedition cruises in Svalbard. Our three expedition ships, built for Arctic waters, take a maximum of 12 or 50 passengers. Such small ships offer an entirely different experience compared to a larger cruise ship. Just imagine – viewing a seal on an ice floe in a group of 10 – 50 passengers, or to do so in a group of 250 – 500! Small ships can also reach some of the most remote areas and venture into narrow fjords. Sustainability is at the heart of what we do, we measure all our emissions and invest in climate projects that effectively reduce emissions.

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POLAR QUEST SHIPS: MS Quest | MS Stockholm | MS Sjøveien

MS Quest

MS Quest
MS Quest

The ship was built in Denmark in 1992 to serve as a ferry on Greenland’s west coast. In 2004/2005 she was completely refurbished into a comfortable expedition ship and in 2018 she underwent a renovation of the passenger areas. M/S Quest takes 53 passengers and all 26 cabins are outside cabins with private facilities. The triple cabins have upper and lower berths. All other cabins have two lower berths or a double bed. In your cabin you find a desk with a chair and a cupboard for storage. The superior cabins are spacious and have armchairs and TV. The owner’s cabin has a double bed, two large picture windows, a separate seating area and TV.

In the dining room you are treated to delicious meals in between landings and in the panorama lounge you can enjoy breath-taking views of the surrounding landscape. Here you can listen to entertaining talks on the area’s flora, fauna and history. In the lounge you also find a bar and a small library. The ship has spacious observation decks, where you can enjoy the beautiful vistas. Passengers are welcome on the bridge around the clock and there is always something to see or search for. You are welcomed by an international crew and the atmosphere is relaxed and very friendly. There are five Zodiacs and five guides on board M/S Quest.


Cabins

All cabins are en suite, located on the outside and have large sea view windows. Windows on deck 4 can be opened. All cabins are equipped with separate air flow and temperature adjustment capabilities, hairdryers, personal safety box, 1 writing desk, 1 chair, 1 large mirror, 1 or more wardrobes with hangers, 4 big hooks for outer wear, 1 European 2-prong electrical outlet, 1 waste paper basket and 1 Marshall speaker.


Bathrooms

All cabins are en suite and the bathrooms are equipped with:
  • a safety handrail
  • shower
  • mirror
  • 2 cupboards
  • 2 towel hangers
  • 3 button style hooks
  • retractable clothes line
  • soap cup in shower
  • electrical outlet for razor
To enter the bathrooms there is a step over a high threshold.


Owner's Cabin


CABIN SIZE (starting from): Approx. 3.27 x 3.30 metres
BED: Double (two fixed beds) 1.62 x 2 m equipped with 4 bed lamps and 2 nightstands with 2 drawers in each and headrest.
WINDOWS: 2/45 x 65 possible to open. Mirrored glass for privacy so no viewing can be done from the outside.
BATHROOM: Approx. 1.98 x 1.52 m, L-figuration.
STORAGE: 2 medium sized wardrobes, storage possibilities under the bed.
SEATING AREA: 2 armchairs, 1 small round table.
EXTRA SERVICE: TV, DVD-player, personal library, mini bar (first content complimentary), 2 pairs of slippers, 2 bathrobes, free fruit basket. 



Double Cabin Superior


CABIN SIZE: Approx. 3.89 x 3.03 metres
BED: Double (two fixed beds) 1.62 x 2 m equipped with 2 bed lamps and 4 small shelves.
WINDOWS: 2 large windows 90x65 cm.
BATHROOM: Approx. 1.56 x 1.10 m, triangle configuration.
STORAGE: 2 wardrobes, storage possibilities under the bed.
SEATING AREA: 2 armchairs, 1 small round table.
EXTRA SERVICE: TV, DVD-player, 2 pairs of slippers, 2 bathrobes. 



Double Cabin


CABIN SIZE: Approx. 3.05 x 2.82 metres
BED: Double bed 1.40 x 2 m equipped with 1 bed lamp and 1 storage pocket.
WINDOWS: 1 large window 90x65 cm.
BATHROOM: Approx. 1.56 x 1.10 m, triangle configuration.
STORAGE: 2 wardrobes, storage possibilities under the bed.
SEATING AREA: 1 armchair.



Twin Cabin Plus


CABIN SIZE: Approx. 3.24 x 3.09 metres
BED: 1 fixed bed 0.81 x 2 m, one foldable sofa 0.71 x 2 m equipped with 2 bed lamps, 1 storage pocket and 1 nightstand with 2 drawers.
WINDOWS: 1 large window 90x65 cm.
BATHROOM: Approx. 1.56 x 1.10 m, triangle configuration.
STORAGE: 2 wardrobes, storage possibilities under the bed.



Twin Cabin


CABIN SIZE: Approx. 4.20 x 2.10 metres
BED: 1 fixed bed 0.81 x 2 m, one foldable sofa 0.71 x 2 m equipped with 1 bed lamp for each bed and 1 nightstand with 2 drawers between the beds.
WINDOWS: 1 large window 90x65 cm.
BATHROOM: Approx. 1.56 x 1.10 m, triangle configuration.
STORAGE: 1 wardrobe, storage possibilities under the bed.



Triple Cabin


CABIN SIZE: Approx. 4.42 x 2.56 metres
BED: 1 lower fixed bed 0.81 x 2 m, one foldable sofa 0.71 x 2 m, 2 foldable upper beds 0.81 x 2 m equipped with 1 bed lamp for each bed, 1 nightstand with 2 drawers for lower beds and 2 storage pockets for upper beds (one each).
WINDOWS: 1 large window 90x65 cm.
BATHROOM: Approx. 1.56 x 1.10 m, triangle configuration.
STORAGE: 2 medium sized wardrobes, storage possibilities under the lower bed.




LOUNGE & BAR


In the panorama lounge on deck five you can enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. Here you can listen to interesting talk on the area’s flora, fauna and history. Slideshows are presented on two 60 inch TV-screens. In the lounge you also find a bar and a small library with fact books, novels, board games and DVDs. Coffee, tea and cookies are available around the clock. From the panorama lounge you can also access the outdoor top observation deck.

RESTAURANT


The dining room is found in the aft on deck 2. Here you are treated to delicious meals in between landings. It is comfortable and spacious enough to accommodate all passengers and expedition staff in one seating and the portholes offers a nice sea view. The breakfast and lunch are buffet style and the dinner is a combination of starters and salad buffet and served main course and desserts. The meals offer choice of fish, meat, pasta and vegetarian.

LANDINGS


The ship has five Zodiacs, perfect for landings and shuttling. With these safe and sturdy rubber boats we navigate among icebergs, cruise along glaciers and go ashore to get unique nature experiences. The solution for getting in and out of the Zodiac is superb. Through a hatch in the hull you just take one step and you are in the Zodiac. For Zodiac operations M/S Quest is equipped with horseshoe style life jackets. All jackets have both manual and automatic inflation.

SAFETY

M/S Quest exceeds all SOLAS-requirements (Safety Of Life At Sea) and is equipped with the latest communication- and navigation equipment.

LIFE BOATS & LIFE RAFTS
M/S Quest has a total life boat and raft capacity of 160 passengers. It consists of two life boats with space for 45 passengers in each and 2 life rafts with space for 35 passengers in each. The boats and rafts are equipped with drinking water, survival equipment and survival food rations and sea-sickness pills. The diesel powered boats are also equipped with navigational equipment, medication, and communication equipment.

LIFE SAVING EQUIPMENT

For emergency situations M/S Quest has an overcapacity of life vests and the highest grade of Immersion Suits.

FIRE SAFETY

The ship is equipped with automatic smoke detectors, a sprinkler system and fire safety doors. Fire alarms and fire extinguishers are placed around the ship.

OBSERVATION DECKS


The ship’s two observation decks are located on deck 5 (exit from the Panorama lounge) and in front of the bridge on deck four (access via the passage on both sides of the Bridge). In addition, there is also access to outer deck 4. From the observation decks and deck four you can comfortably and safely observe the wildlife and enjoy the magnificent scenery. During certain weather conditions and situations the outer decks might be closed for safety reasons.

COMMUNICATION

For passenger use M/S Quest can offer an on board e-mail account charged by a set up fee and a data transmission rate. This e-mail account can be accessed from the passengers own laptop via a wireless network from almost anywhere on the ship. The passengers  can also buy phone cards for the satellite phone available in the lobby on deck 4.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROCEDURES

The tap water is drinkable and of high quality. All fresh water is produced on board from sea water. The system is oversized and the purified and desalinated water is stored in buffer tanks in case the purification system should fail.

All sewage is taken care of on board the ship. The three stage cleaning system is based on the latest technology and before the sewage is released into the sea it’s completely decontaminated. The remaining waste products are emptied and taken care of by special vehicles or ships when the ship is in port.

All rubbish created on board is sorted and whatever is recyclable is handed over for recycling while in port after each expedition.

For the laundry they use organic detergent and in the shower there are organic protera body wash, shampoo/ conditioner and body lotion.


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MS Stockholm

MS Stockholm
MS Stockholm

A CLASSIC EXPEDITION SHIP LOVED BY MANY

The M/S Stockholm is a classic ship built in 1953 for the Swedish National Maritime Administration. In 1998 she was totally refitted and started her career as a comfortable polar passenger ship. The M/S Stockholm carries a maximum of 12 passengers in twin cabins with bunk beds. All cabins have private facilities and small windows (portholes). M/S Stockholm is a marvellous piece of maritime history with beautiful brass details and wooden decks. It is no wonder she is loved by so many! After 20 years of navigating the waters in Svalbard she has the experience and track record of being able to access difficult to reach sites that are inaccessible to other ships.

On board you will enjoy delicious meals in the company of likeminded travellers, who are all fascinated by the Arctic nature, wildlife and history. The food on board is of high standard and all beverages are included in the price. With such a small party on board, this is like travelling on a private yacht. The crew on board M/S Stockholm are also great enthusiasts of the unique wildlife and unspoiled nature. Their genuine curiosity is a prerequisite for expedition cruises of this kind. A trip on board M/S Stockholm in these northern waters, with its unique wildlife and pristine nature, is an experience of a lifetime! There are two Zodiacs and two guides on board M/S Stockholm.


Cabins

All cabins have bunk beds, are en suite, located on the outside and have portholes. All cabins are equipped with heaters, hooks, wardrobes, European 2-prong electrical outlets, waste paper basket and mirror. All cabins are en suite and in the bathrooms you find shower, mirror, towel hangers, hooks and glass holders. There’s ample storage space in each cabin.




LOUNGE & BAR


In the lounge on upper deck you can enjoy the surrounding landscape. The Lounge have a TV screen and this is also where you can listen to entertaining talks on the area’s flora, fauna and history. The lounge has a self service bar available for the expedition members.

DINING ROOM


The dining room is found on main deck. Here you are treated to delicious meals in between landings. It is comfortable and spacious enough to accommodate all passengers and expedition staff in one single seating.

The crew always do their outmost to cater for special requirements in terms of allergies and vegetarian food. You will specify the requirement in your booking form, please ask us if you have any questions.


LANDINGS & EXCURSIONS


The vessel has two inflatable power boats that is perfect for landings and shuttling (plus one additional for safety). The boats are easy accessible via a short ladder from the upper deck.

With these safe and sturdy rubber boats we navigate among icebergs, cruise along glaciers and go ashore to get unique nature experiences.

For power boat operations M/S Stockholm is equipped with horseshoe type life jackets. All jackets have both manual and automatic inflation.


SAFETY

M/S Stockholm exceeds all SOLAS-requirements (Safety Of Life At Sea) and is equipped with the latest communication- and navigation equipment.

LIFE RAFTS Stockholm has a total life boat and raft capacity of 50 passengers. Two life rafts accommodate 25 passengers each. The boats and rafts are equipped with drinking water, survival equipment and survival food rations and sea-sickness pills.

LIFE SAVING EQUIPMENT

For emergency situations Stockholm has an overcapacity of life vests and Immersion Suits of the highest grade.

FIRE SAFETY

The ship is equipped with automatic smoke detectors, a sprinkler system and fire safety doors. Fire alarms and fire extinguishers are placed around the ship.

OBSERVATION DECKS


The ship's main observation deck is located on the upper deck above the bridge and behind the bridge on bridge deck. From the observation decks you can comfortably and safely observe the wildlife and the scenery. During certain weather conditions and situations the outer decks might be closed for safety reasons. In calm conditions you can move around the whole ship freely and the small Stockholm offer superior close observations compared with larger vessels.



ENVIRONMENTAL PROCEDURES

The water on board is drinkable and of high quality. All fresh water is bunkered in ports and stored in large buffer tanks.

All rubbish created on board is sorted and whatever is recyclable is handed over for recycling while in port after each expedition.




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M/S Sjøveien

MS Sjoveien
MS Sjoveien

A CLASSIC SHIP WITH A MODERN TOUCH

M/S Sjøveien (meaning the Seaway) was built in Bergen in 1964 for the Norwegian Government and she worked for them in various capacities. From 1979 until 1995 she was used as a training ship for mariners. Since 1995 she has been in private ownership and during the many years since, worked for the Norwegian coast guard. After being a hotel ship for the past few years, she has now been refurbished into a classic and exclusive passenger ship and started her career in Svalbard the summer of 2017. She is a true beauty with wooden decks and classic details. There is a lot of deck space on the main deck and there is also an excellent area on top of the bridge, from where you have wonderful views of the magical Svalbard scenery. You also find a wood-fired hot tub out on deck.

To accommodate a maximum of 12 passengers there are eight outside cabins, all with private facilities. On the lower deck there are four twin cabins with portholes. On the main deck there are two larger twin cabins with windows and one large superior cabin with a double bed and windows. The eighth cabin is located on the upper deck and is a large superior cabin with windows. The dining area on the main deck is where you are served breakfast, lunch and dinner. Here is also a lounge area where you can relax with a cup of tea or coffee and listen to interesting talks by the guides. You are welcomed by an international crew and the bridge is open for visitors.


Double Cabin Superior (No.303)


Located on: Upper deck.
Cabin size: 15 m2 (including bathroom).
Bed: Double bed.
Windows: 2 (plus 1 in the bathroom).
Seating area: Desk and chair.



Double Cabin Superior (No.201)


Located on: Main deck.
Cabin size: 16.4 m2 (including bathroom).
Bed: Double bed.
Windows: 6 (plus 1 in the bathroom).
Seating area: Desk and chair.

Bathroom




Twin Cabin With Windows (No.202)


Located on: Main deck.
Cabin size: 10.6 m2 (including bathroom).
Bed: 2 Twin beds.
Windows: 2.
Seating area: Desk and chair.



Twin Cabin With Windows (No.203)


Located on: Main deck.
Cabin size: 10.6 m2 (including bathroom).
Bed: 2 Twin beds.
Windows: 2.
Seating area: Desk and chair.

Bathroom




Twin Cabin With Portholes (No.106)


Located on: Main deck.
Cabin size: 10.3 m2 (including bathroom).
Bed: 2 Twin beds.
Portholes: 3.
Seating area: Desk and chair.



Twin Cabin With Portholes (No.108)


Located on: Main deck.
Cabin size: 10.3 m2 (including bathroom).
Bed: 2 Twin beds.
Portholes: 2.
Seating area: Desk and chair.

Bathroom




Twin Cabin With Portholes (No.104)

Located on: Main deck.
Cabin size: 10.7 (including bathroom).
Bed: 2 twin beds.
Portholes: 2.
Seating area: Desk and chair

Twin Cabin With Portholes (No.107)

Located on: Main deck.
Cabin size: 10.8 (including bathroom).
Bed: 2 twin beds.
Portholes: 2.
Seating area: Desk and chair




BRIDGE


Passengers are welcome on the bridge around the clock.

DINING ROOM / LOUNGE


The dining area on the main deck is where you are served breakfast, lunch and dinner. The one table that is spacious enough to accommodate all passengers in one single seating and the windows offer magnificent views.

The crew will do their outmost to cater for special requirements in terms of allergies and vegetarian food. You will specify the requirement in your booking form, please ask us if you have any questions.


LOUNGE & BAR


On main deck you find a lounge area where you can enjoy the breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape and listen to interesting talks by the guides. Here, you also find a bar and a small library. Coffee and tea is available around the clock. From the lounge there is direct access to the spacious observation deck.

HOT TUB


Wood-fired hot tub on board.

LANDINGS & EXCURSIONS


The vessel has two inflatable rubber boats. With these safe and sturdy rubber boats we navigate among icebergs, cruise along glaciers and go ashore to get unique nature experiences. The rubber boats are easy to access via the gangway from main deck.

OBSERVATION DECKS


The ship's has many great observation areas, all with easy access. From the observation decks you can comfortably and safely observe the wildlife and the scenery. During certain weather conditions and situations the outer decks might be closed for safety reasons.

LIFE RAFTS & LIFE SAVING EQUIPMENT

M/S Sjøveien is fitted with life rafts according to max vessel capacity. The rafts are equipped with drinking water, survival equipment, survival food and sea-sickness pills.

SAFETY

M/S Stockholm exceeds all SOLAS-requirements (Safety Of Life At Sea) and is equipped with the latest communication- and navigation equipment.

FIRE SAFETY

The ship is equipped with automatic heat detectors and smoke detectors. Fire alarms and fire extinguishers are placed around the ship.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROCEDURES

The water on board is drinkable and of high quality. All fresh water is bunkered in ports and stored in large buffer tanks. All rubbish created on board is sorted and whatever is recyclable is handed over for recycling while in port after each expedition.



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