MS Nordstjernen is named after the North Star or Stella Polaris, famous for helping seafarers find their way back home and the Vikings to navigate the north.
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. Despite modernisation, she 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. Out on deck you come extra close to the untouched nature of the Polar Arctic and with roofs over a lot of the deck space you can enjoy being outside, even in rough weather.
MS Nordstjernen is equipped with a dining room and bar, a café, a panorama lounge and a library. Inside you’ll find tiny but cosy interior and exterior cabins, the majority of which have upper and lower berths. Some have en-suite bathrooms, while others have shared bathroom facilities. All rooms and deck surfaces exhibit that old, beautiful wood.
This grand old lady is a veteran ship with 60 small cabins and room for 110 passengers. Some cabins are inside, others outside. Most sleep two people in upper and lower berths, A, J and I cabins have private bathrooms, while D and E cabins have wash basins inside, and shared bathroom and wc facilities in the hallway. Most delegates will share cabins.