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MS Polarfront

Redefine your definition of expedition cruises on board the MS Polarfront, a luxurious small expedition ship. Large suites, refined cuisine, panoramic sauna, and a 360° view from the hottub on deck!

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MS Polarfront

MS Polarfront is a luxurious expedition vessel that is sturdy enough to bring you to destinations high up in the Arctic. The vessel was built in 1976 and served as a Norwegian weather station up to 2010. It was created to face rough seas and harsh weather conditions, making it an excellent expedition ship. After it's years as a weather ship, MS Polarfront started a second life as an arctic expedition cruise vessel. A highlight of comfort is the advanced stabilization system, unique on this type of vessel, which prevents rolling of the ship and ensures you have a comfortable voyage.
There are 2 Zodiacs and 2 pedalboats on board to go on excursions and get closer to nature.
The ship was nicely refurbished in 2018, offering a luxurious and high-end experience for it's passengers. In total, there are 8 spacious twin suites on board, offering room for a maximum of 16 guests. Single travellers can book a shared cabin on request. The suites are situated on the lower deck and all have at least 2 porthole windows. The rooms are spacious and each has their own comfortable bathroom with shower. You'll also find a hair dryer, bathrobes and bathroom products.
MS Polarfront has a large outside deck space at the front of the ship as well as on the back where you will also find a sauna and hottub to warm up after a long cold day out on the arctic seas. Inside there's a comfortable salon, dining area, library and fitness room.


Polarfront Retrofit 2024

Polarfront is an exceptional expedition ship. She has been maintained with substantial resources throughout her long career and recent surveys reveal that the structure is in excellent condition. In an ongoing effort to limit the environmental impact, state of the art technologies will be retrofitted to replace the propulsion and power systems, to reduce the ship's fuel consumption, and to improve safety of navigation as well as comfort on board.

From the propeller to the controls on the bridge, in January 2024, all systems will be renewed:
• Electric propulsion with 2 motors
• High efficiency propeller
• Generators with exhaust reduction systems
• Electric shore connection
• High efficiency boiler
• Heat recovery system from the engines

Comfort and Silence

The electric propulsion systems that will be implemented are extremely quiet. The propeller with 5 fixed blades is inspired by the ones used on submarines. In addition, all engines and their components will be mounted on ‘silent blocks’ to further prevent sounds and vibrations. These noise reductions will dramatically improve the comfort of guests on board. It will allow you to fully immerse yourself into the remote Arctic and take in all the views and sounds without the disturbance of engines and generators.

Minimizing the environmental impact

All improvements combined are estimated to reduce fuel consumption by 35%. The CO2 savings are expected to be equivalent to the absorption of approximately 17,500 trees per year.
Since our objective is to explore the polar regions in the most sustainable way possible, reducing the noise impact has become one of our main concerns. Not only for guests on board, but especially for wildlife. It has been proven that marine mammals are very sensitive to noises transmitted by ships in the water.

Fit for the future

After the retrofit, Polarfront will be outperforming other small expedition ships sailing in the Arctic, on many levels. Adding to this the warm atmosphere and service on board, Polarfront is an ideal expedition yacht for voyages to the high Arctic.

Private charter

MS Polarfront is also available for private groups in the Arctic and Northern Norway. Bring 12 friends together and contact us to discuss the possibilities!

Accommodation

Ship Specifications


  • Length: 55 m

  • Breadth: 10 m

  • Draught: 4,2 m

  • Tonnage: 927 GT / 278 NT

  • Material: Steel / Aluminum

  • Speed: 10 knots

  • Ice-class: ICE C of DNV

  • Crew: 9 members + guides

  • Passengers: max. 18

  • Built: 1976

  • Refurbished: 2018

  • Registered: Marseille, France


On board:


  • 2 zodiacs

  • sauna & hottub

  • gym

  • lounge area

  • power outlet: 220V  European socket

  • fishing rods available

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Dates & Rates

  • MS Polarfront Svalbard Nature & Wildlife Expedition

    Dates
    • 25th May - 3rd Jun 2024
    • Embark: Longyearbyen
    • Disembark: Longyearbyen
    Prices per person from
    Executive Suite
    11,500 EUR
    Superior Suite
    10,200 EUR
    Deluxe Suite
    9,800 EUR

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  • MS Polarfront Svalbard Nature & Wildlife Expedition

    Dates
    • 3rd Jun - 13th Jun 2024
    • Embark: Longyearbyen
    • Disembark: Longyearbyen
    Prices per person from
    Executive Suite
    12,000 EUR
    Superior Suite
    10,800 EUR
    Deluxe Suite
    10,400 EUR

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  • MS Polarfront Svalbard Nature & Wildlife Expedition

    Dates
    • 22nd Jun - 1st Jul 2024
    • Embark: Longyearbyen
    • Disembark: Longyearbyen
    Prices per person from
    9,800 EUR

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  • MS Polarfront Greenland Scoresbysund

    Dates
    • 11th Aug - 20th Aug 2024
    • Embark: Constable Point
    • Disembark: Constable Point
    Prices per person from
    Executive Suite
    12,700 EUR
    Superior Suite
    11,500 EUR
    Deluxe Suite
    10,900 EUR

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  • MS Polarfront Winter Whales of Norway

    Dates
    • 27th Oct - 2nd Nov 2024
    • Embark: Tromsø
    • Disembark: Tromsø
    Prices per person from
    Executive Suite
    5,600 EUR
    Superior Suite
    5,100 EUR
    Deluxe Suite
    4,900 EUR

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  • MS Polarfront Winter Whales of Norway

    Dates
    • 2nd Nov - 8th Nov 2024
    • Embark: Tromsø
    • Disembark: Tromsø
    Prices per person from
    Executive Suite
    5,600 EUR
    Superior Suite
    5,100 EUR
    Deluxe Suite
    4,900 EUR

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  • MS Polarfront Winter Whales of Norway

    Dates
    • 8th Nov - 14th Nov 2024
    • Embark: Tromsø
    • Disembark: Tromsø
    Prices per person from
    Executive Suite
    5,600 EUR
    Superior Suite
    5,100 EUR
    Deluxe Suite
    4,900 EUR

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  • MS Polarfront Winter Whales of Norway

    Dates
    • 14th Nov - 20th Nov 2024
    • Embark: Tromsø
    • Disembark: Tromsø
    Prices per person from
    Executive Suite
    5,600 EUR
    Superior Suite
    5,100 EUR
    Deluxe Suite
    4,900 EUR

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  • MS Polarfront Winter Whales of Norway

    Dates
    • 20th Nov - 26th Nov 2024
    • Embark: Tromsø
    • Disembark: Tromsø
    Prices per person from
    Executive Suite
    5,600 EUR
    Superior Suite
    5,100 EUR
    Deluxe Suite
    4,900 EUR

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  • MS Polarfront Winter Whales of Norway

    Dates
    • 26th Nov - 2nd Dec 2024
    • Embark: Tromsø
    • Disembark: Tromsø
    Prices per person from
    Executive Suite
    5,600 EUR
    Superior Suite
    5,100 EUR
    Deluxe Suite
    4,900 EUR

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  • MS Polarfront Winter Whales of Norway

    Dates
    • 2nd Dec - 8th Dec 2024
    • Embark: Tromsø
    • Disembark: Tromsø
    Prices per person from
    Executive Suite
    5,600 EUR
    Superior Suite
    5,100 EUR
    Deluxe Suite
    4,900 EUR

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  • MS Polarfront Winter Whales of Norway

    Dates
    • 4th Jan - 10th Jan 2025
    • Embark: Tromsø
    • Disembark: Tromsø
    Prices per person from
    Executive Suite
    5,600 EUR
    Superior Suite
    5,100 EUR
    Deluxe Suite
    4,900 EUR

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  • MS Polarfront Winter Whales of Norway

    Dates
    • 10th Jan - 16th Jan 2025
    • Embark: Tromsø
    • Disembark: Tromsø
    Prices per person from
    Executive Suite
    5,600 EUR
    Superior Suite
    5,100 EUR
    Deluxe Suite
    4,900 EUR

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