The Wonders of Madeira and the Canary Islands - Atlantic Expedition Cruise

Aboard MS Spitsbergen with Hurtigruten Expeditions

Departure Date

28 February 2024


10 Nights

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Cruise Overview

Discover the natural wonders of Madeira and the Canaries.

On your voyage, you’ll dock at historic ports and delightful villages, discovering unique island cultures.

You’ll sample world-famous Madeira wines, marvel at UNESCO listed National Parks, hike through laurel forests and admire stunning volcano sculpted landscapes.

Cruise Itinerary

Aboard MS Spitsbergen

Launch Year: 2009 Length: 100.54 Width: 18 Currency: NOK Capacity: 335 Crew Count: 80 Deck Count: 3 Cabin Count: 180

MS Spitsbergen preview is named after the crown jewel of Arctic Norway – the Svalbard archipelago and its biggest island, Spitsbergen. Hurtigruten has a long history of traveling to Spitsbergen, beginning in 1896 with the 'Sports Route'.

After a complete reconstruction, MS Spitsbergen joined the Hurtigruten fleet in 2016. The ship features high technical standards as well as comfortable, modern public areas and cabins. The vessel's fresh Scandinavian design reflects a colour palette derived from the sea. She is modern and environmentally progressive and will undergo further improvements that will reduce emissions and fuel consumption even more. The new ship’s maneuverability and optimal size make her quite suitable for exploring polar waters.

Premium expedition comfort

MS Spitsbergen has her own onboard Expedition Team which serves as a university at sea. Interesting lectures inside the ship as well as out on the sun deck make cruising with her an exciting and educational journey. Topics depend on the season and the waters in which we sail. The Expedition Team hosts a lecture programme and evening gatherings daily. Out on deck, you can participate in live points of interest to learn more about the nature, culture and other phenomena we encounter along the coast. In addition, the Expedition Team will introduce you to the uniquely Norwegian notion of 'friluftsliv' (outdoor life), and encourage you take part in 'friluftsliv' hikes and activities throughout the cruise.

MS Spitsbergen Facilities

MS Spitsbergen Includes

Cabin Details

Expedition Suite

Our Expeditions Suites are the most luxurious cabins on the ship. Situated on the ship’s upper deck, the cabins feature seating areas with TV, and bathrooms with shower/toilet, all with double beds. Some suites have more amenities than others. An exciting welcome gift awaits all suite guests in their cabin.

Arctic Superior

Relaxation and comfort are the hallmarks of our Arctic Superior cabins. Situated on both the upper and middle decks, they all have bathrooms with shower/toilet. They are also equipped with tea- and coffee-making facilities. All cabins have individual specifications.

Polar Outside

Our Polar Outside cabins are mostly situated on the middle or lower decks and all have bathrooms with a shower/toilet. Most have double beds, while others offer separate beds (where one is a sofa bed) or upper berths. All cabins have individual specifications.

Polar Inside

Our cozy Polar Inside cabins are located on all decks. All cabins include bathrooms with a shower/toilet. Most of the cabins have double beds, while some are equipped with separate beds where one doubles as a sofa, or upper and lower berths. All cabins have individual specifications.

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