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M/S Freya

about the M/S Freya

The M/S Freya was built in 1981 in the Åsiverken shipyard in Amal as a lighthouse building vessel. Since then she has been used by the Swedish Coast Guard for environmental protection purposes; as a research ship by the University of Umeå, and has also spent time as a diving vessel. She has recently undergone a full refit as a passenger ship and undertaken her first season exploring the icy shores of Svalbard.

With space to accommodate 12-18 expedition passengers and 3 experienced expedition leaders on board, it will feel more like being on board your own private yacht than an Arctic cruise ship.

M/S FREYA details

Style

A classic and intimate cruise ship with a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Setting

The M/S Freya will be found cruising through the fjords and coastlines of Svalbard.

Accommodation & Facilities

After an extremely successful first season in the Arctic the M/S Freya has returned for further refurbishment. When completed there will be 11 passenger cabins, of which the majority will have two lower berths and a private bathroom. These cabins have an optional upper berth making them easily convertible into a triple cabin. As well as a fully stocked bar, dining room and new living area, guests will have the added luxury of a sauna to relax in after a long day sailing through the seas surrounding Svalbard.

Dining

All meals are included during your stay on the M/S Freya, which will be a range of European-style dishes. Almost any dietary requirements can be catered for as long as you have given sufficient notice to your destination specialist.

Activities

Whilst cruising through the archipelago you will have opportunities to see remarkable fjords, mountains and glaciers, as well as the amazing wildlife, including the mighty polar bear, which calls this unique landscape home. Due to the small size of the ship itself you may even be able to photograph wildlife close up directly from the ship itself. There are also two zodiacs on board the M/S Freya which gives you opportunities to take extra excursions. The group sizes on theses zodiacs are between 6-8 people per boat (compared to 12-14 on other vessels).

Child Policy

Children of 12 years and above welcome.

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