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MS Otto Sverdrup is designed for exciting, sustainable expedition cruises along the Norwegian coastline.

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Dining

Welcome onboard to a culinary journey and our award-winning food sourcing program - Norways coastal Kitchen. You will find ingredients from our local suppliers along the coast in all three restaurants. Restaurant Aune - our main dining room; Fredheim - with casual fast food and plant based alternatives; and our fine dining restaurant Lindstrøm, named after Polar Hero and Amundsen Chef Adolf Lindstrøm. Take a deep breath, relax and enjoy.

Aune Main Dining

Aune is our main dining room. Our suite guests may enjoy their breakfast in a la carte style in the A la Carte restaurant.

Features

  • Experience: Cover
  • Food type: Varies

Fredheim

Fredheim is the ships third dining option, offering a casual dining in relaxed atmosphere.

Soft drinks and the ship wine and beer is included for all meals. Coffee, tea and water is included throughout the day.

Features

  • Experience: Cover
  • Food type: Varies

Lindstrøm

For dinner, Lindstrøm will be open for all guests, but for an additional charge for all other guests than suite guests. Reservation is required and given upon availability.

Features

  • Experience: Cover
  • Food type: Varies

Entertaining

An explorer voyage with Hurtigruten is rigged towards maximizing your experiences of the places we are going to. On days when we are not landing we encourage you to spend as much time as possible out on deck. Join our educational talks and lectures at different locations on board.

A travel experience is often much richer if you have knowledge and understanding about the nature, wildlife, culture and history of your destination.

Our Expedition team will make sure you are well prepared for the experiences ahead of you. They will also re-capitulate and answer questions in hindsight. You will not find bingo, arcade games and entertainment theatres often found on conventional cruise ships.

Our aim is to get you closer to unique environments and to allow you to share the experience with your fellow travellers. Occasionally there may be some light entertainment on board in the evenings.

Explorer lounge & bar

Explorer Lounge & Bar can be found on deck 8.

Features

  • Bar
  • Lounge
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Observation lounge

The Observation lounges offer large panoramic windows with ample and comfortable seats. There will be binoculars for sale in the on board shop.

Features

  • Lounge
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Shop

Selling souvenirs, knitwear, books, postcards, postage stamps and a limited supply of toiletries.

Features

  • Shop

Library

The ship has a small selection of books on different topics that is available to guests while on board.

Features

  • Library

Observation Deck

The ship has spacious outdoor areas. They are perfect vantage points to sit back, relax and watch the world go by.

Features

  • Observation Point
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Resident photographers

Our on board photographer will be there to assist guests in the use of their photo equipment and to help improve their photo skills.

To enhance the experience of the places we explore, we use photography actively with our guests.

Slideshow shared on board before the end of the voyage and made available for all guests in an Expedition Log Book (includes a selection of photos as well as the Daily Programmes, Expedition Team biographies, Maps from the voyage and more for sharing/download).

Features

  • Photographers
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Artworks

Art has, in our 125-year history, always been important for Hurtigruten. We have thousands works of art aboard our vessels, and probably have one of the most extensive art collections in private ownership in Norway. Art is an important part of our proud history, and our guest experience. It is with pride that we can call us Norway`s largest seaborne art gallery

Features

  • Art Gallery

Reception

Located on Deck 3.

Features

  • Reception

Enrichment

Enjoy a lecture on the ship's deck or conference rooms and learn something new. You will be joined on the Norwegian coast by expert Expedition Teams, all hand-picked due to their knowledge and experience. They will give lectures and lead activities all designed to enhance your knowledge and understanding of the areas you're sailing in. Learn about the history, cultures and wildlife.

Expedition Team

Your onboard Expedition Team will host interesting lectures, presentations and activities in the Science Center, on deck and on shore. These experts have a single mission: to enhance your experience by engaging you and interpreting the nature, wildlife, and culture you encounter during the voyage. They will offer the chance to join in hikes and other exciting activities during the journey. We provide all the basic gear needed for each excursion.

Features

  • Excursions

Shore excursions

We offer a selection of excursions that can be pre-booked with only remaining places sold on board. We do advise that you book well in advance in order to avoid disappointment due to the excursion being fully booked.

Please note that registration is binding and once on board the Expedition Team will advise you of booking deadlines for excursions still available. Our excursions have English speaking guides unless otherwise indicated and other languages cannot be guaranteed.

Excursions are subject to cancellation due to weather conditions and dependent on number of participants. All excursions are subject to availability.

Along with the optional excursions available to book, the Expedition Team also arrange a variety of activities during the voyage. These will depend on location and season, but may include hiking, snowshoeing and kayaking. These activities are booked on board and subject to availability.

Features

  • Excursions
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Lectures

The ship’s experienced lecturers’ command an in-depth knowledge of the areas in which we sail. They will conduct, on a regular basis, lectures on topics such as biology, history and geology throughout the voyage.

The lecturing schedule will be announced every day in the on board daily program.

Features

  • Lectures

Science Center

The hub of onboard learning is our Science Center, an edutainment venue where guests and crew meet to create a deeper understanding of the areas we explore.

Features

  • Education
  • Study

Health and fitness

Keep yourself feeling fresh and active in the Fitness Room or sweating away the day in the sauna.

Gym and wellness

Gym, sauna and outdoor hot tubs will be available for all guests. The Wellness Center the guests may purchase treatments as body massage, face-, hand- and foot treatments. All opening hours will be announced on board.

Features

  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Wellness
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Outdoor Hot Tubs

Relax in the outdoor hot tubs whilst floating past the scenery.

Features

  • Whirlpool/Jacuzzi

Kids and teens

There is a playroom available for children.

Accommodation

Norway´s stunning scenery is reflected in the ship´s interior design. Comfortable cabins and suites feature natural Scandinavian materials, such as granite, oak, birch and wool.

Grand suite

One or two-room suites on decks 6 and 8 that sleeps up to two people, with a TV and private balcony or French balcony.

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Suite

One room suites on deck 6 that sleeps up to two people, with a TV and private balcony.

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Room Service Available

Mini suite

One-room suites on deck 5 that sleeps up to two people, with TV. Some Q2 cabins have separate beds.

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Arctic Superior

Relaxation and comfort are hallmarks of the Arctic superior cabins. Situated on both the upper and middle decks, the cabins all have bathrooms with shower and WC. Most have double beds, and some have separate beds. All the cabins have individual specifications.

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
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Arctic Superior

Cabins on deck 5 that sleeps up to two people, with a double bed or a flexible sleeping arrangement and TV.

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
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Arctic Superior

Cabins on decks 6 and 7 that sleeps up to two people, with double bed or flexible sleeping arrangements and TV.

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
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Polar Outside

Cabins on deck 3 that sleeps up to two people, with a double bed or flexible sleeping arrangements and TV.

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
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Polar Outside

Cabins on decks 5 and 6 that sleeps up to two people, with limited/no view, and double bed or flexible sleeping arrangements and TV.

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk
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Polar Outside

Cabins on decks 3 and 5 that sleeps up to two people, with double bed or flexible sleeping arrangements and TV.

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Polar Outside

Cabins on decks 2 and 3 that sleeps up to two people, with portholes, double bed or flexible sleeping arrangements and TV. Some cabins have upper/lower bed. Some have limited or no view.

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Polar Outside Accessible

Cabins on deck 3 that sleeps up to two people, with a double bed or flexible sleeping arrangements and TV. Adapted for guests with disabilities.

Features

  • Double
  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Polar Inside

Our Polar inside cabins are on decks 3, 5 and 6 and include bathrooms with shower/WC. The cabins have either double or separate beds. All the cabins have individual specifications.

Features

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Deck plans

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Deck 2

  • Expedition launch
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Deck 3

  • Reception
  • Gangway
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Deck 4

  • Aune restaurant
  • Linstrom restaurant
  • Science center
  • Shop
  • Expedition team
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Deck 5

  • Observation deck
  • Outdoor walking deck
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Deck 6

  • Observation deck

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Deck 7

  • Pool deck
  • Outdoor gym
  • Sauna
  • Wellness
  • Fredheim restaurant
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Deck 8

  • Explorer lounge & bar
  • Observation deck