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about the M/V Togo

Built in the UK in 1954 by the legendary Dunston Shipyard, Togo was originally used as a North Sea trawler before being converted into a Lloyd’s safety vessel in the 1980s. In 2018, she was recommissioned and upgraded to become an expedition ship. With room on board for just 12 passengers, Togo has the lovely feel of a bygone era of tramp steamers, with mahogany panelling adding to the atmosphere.


Small in size but sturdy as an ox, Togo can access some of the smallest and most secluded fjords and coves along the coastline that few others can. Two zodiacs on-board offer polar explorers versatility and space for off-ship excursions and we will aim to have you out exploring by zodiac or on land at every opportunity.


Her deck areas are spacious with semi-enclosed decks on the sides from which to admire the stunning landscape. The navigation bridge is open during your adventure so you can chat away with the crew and it’s an ideal place from which to spot wildlife.

M/V Togo details

STYLE

A classic small passenger ship with spacious and welcoming communal areas.

SETTING

The M/V Togo is purpose-built for exploring the fjords, coves and glaciers of the Svalbard coast.

ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES

There are seven guest cabins:
• Cabins 1, 2 & 3 are twin cabins with lower berths on the lower deck all with en-suite facilities.
• Cabin 4 is a double cabin with a double bed on the lower deck with an en-suite.
• Cabins 5 & 6 are single cabins on the lower desk, with shared bathroom facilities on the deck above.
• Cabin 7 is a twin cabin with lower berths located on the upper deck with shared bathroom facilities close by on the same deck.

Togo has an elegant and comfortable mahogany-panelled salon with bar at the front of the vessel, with large windows for enjoying the view from the warm. She also has a well-appointed galley and mess room. Her deck areas are spacious with semi-enclosed decks on the sides from which to admire the stunning landscape. She has an open bridge policy so you can chat away with the crew and it’s a great place from which to spot wildlife.

DINING

All meals are included during your stay on the Togo, which will be traditional, hearty European-style dishes and sometimes with a local ‘Arctic twist’. Breakfast and lunch will be buffet or family style with everyone helping themselves. The evening meal is usually a 3-course set dinner, and non-alcoholic drinks are included at dinner.

ACTIVITIES

As with all expeditions to Svalbard, excursions are weather- and wildlifedependent. The team on board will aim to have you out exploring by zodiac or on land. Svalbard is home to stunning scenery and incredible wildlife but there is history here too, and historical landings play a part in your itinerary as you come across old abandoned trappers huts and remnants from old whaling stations.

CHILD POLICY

Not suitable for children.

A word from our MD, Will Bolsover

"Natural World Safaris is delighted to be adding Togo to our Arctic fleet for 2022. Togo offers comfort and cosiness to your Arctic experience as well as spacious outdoor deck areas for viewing wildlife. Because of her size, she is able to access some of the smallest fjords that few others can.The combination of her expert crew and our specialist expedition leaders mean you will be in the right place at the right time for a truly unique polar experience."

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