M/S Stockholm


The M/S Stockholm is a classic ship built in 1953 for the Swedish National Maritime Administration. In 1998 she was totally refitted and started her career as a comfortable polar passenger ship. The M/S Stockholm carries a maximum of 12 passengers in twin cabins with bunk beds. All cabins have private facilities and small windows (portholes). M/S Stockholm is a marvellous piece of maritime history with beautiful brass details and wooden decks. It is no wonder she is loved by so many! After 20 years of navigating the waters in Svalbard she has the experience and track record of being able to access difficult to reach sites that are inaccessible to other ships.

On board you will enjoy delicious meals in the company of likeminded travellers, who are all fascinated by the Arctic nature, wildlife and history. The food on board is of high standard and all beverages are included in the price. With such a small party on board, this is like travelling on a private yacht. The crew on board M/S Stockholm are also great enthusiasts of the unique wildlife and unspoiled nature. Their genuine curiosity is a prerequisite for expedition cruises of this kind. A trip on board M/S Stockholm in these northern waters, with its unique wildlife and pristine nature, is an experience of a lifetime! There are two Zodiacs and two guides on board M/S Stockholm.


All cabins have bunk beds, are en suite, located on the outside and have portholes. All cabins are equipped with heaters, hooks, wardrobes, European 2-prong electrical outlets, waste paper basket and mirror. All cabins are en suite and in the bathrooms you find shower, mirror, towel hangers, hooks and glass holders. There’s ample storage space in each cabin.


In the lounge on upper deck you can enjoy the surrounding landscape. The Lounge have a TV screen and this is also where you can listen to entertaining talks on the area’s flora, fauna and history. The lounge has a self service bar available for the expedition members.


The dining room is found on main deck. Here you are treated to delicious meals in between landings. It is comfortable and spacious enough to accommodate all passengers and expedition staff in one single seating.

The crew always do their outmost to cater for special requirements in terms of allergies and vegetarian food. You will specify the requirement in your booking form, please ask us if you have any questions.


The vessel has two inflatable power boats that is perfect for landings and shuttling (plus one additional for safety). The boats are easy accessible via a short ladder from the upper deck.

With these safe and sturdy rubber boats we navigate among icebergs, cruise along glaciers and go ashore to get unique nature experiences.

For power boat operations M/S Stockholm is equipped with horseshoe type life jackets. All jackets have both manual and automatic inflation.


M/S Stockholm exceeds all SOLAS-requirements (Safety Of Life At Sea) and is equipped with the latest communication- and navigation equipment.

LIFE RAFTS Stockholm has a total life boat and raft capacity of 50 passengers. Two life rafts accommodate 25 passengers each. The boats and rafts are equipped with drinking water, survival equipment and survival food rations and sea-sickness pills.


For emergency situations Stockholm has an overcapacity of life vests and Immersion Suits of the highest grade.


The ship is equipped with automatic smoke detectors, a sprinkler system and fire safety doors. Fire alarms and fire extinguishers are placed around the ship.


The ship's main observation deck is located on the upper deck above the bridge and behind the bridge on bridge deck. From the observation decks you can comfortably and safely observe the wildlife and the scenery. During certain weather conditions and situations the outer decks might be closed for safety reasons. In calm conditions you can move around the whole ship freely and the small Stockholm offer superior close observations compared with larger vessels.


The water on board is drinkable and of high quality. All fresh water is bunkered in ports and stored in large buffer tanks.

All rubbish created on board is sorted and whatever is recyclable is handed over for recycling while in port after each expedition.

DISCLAIMER: Rates are per person and subject to change.