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FREYA

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MS Freya is a 45-meter (148-foot) ice strengthened, steel expedition vessel ideal for expedition cruising in the Polar regions. She comfortably accommodates up to 26 guests in 11 cabins for arctic expeditions.

 

"If you long for a liveaboard adventure in the polar regions, MS Freya offers a robust base and all the home comforts after a day whale watching and exploring the arctic wilderness "  .....   Dominick Macan

   


  • 6 TWIN cabins
    2 single beds (side by side) & private bathroom
    4 TRIPLE cabins
    2 single beds (side by side), extra pullman berth & private bathroom
    1 superior DOUBLE / TWIN cabin
    double bed, table & chairs, private bathroom
    (can be seperated into two single beds)

     All cabins are serviced daily and laundry service is available.
  • D9 waterproof snorkeling drysuit
    hoods, gloves, fins, mask & snorkel & boots
    weightbelt & weights
    guided snorkeling by Zodiac
    rinse tank and camera table
    freshwater showers
    water temperature: 37 - 45F   3 - 7C
    drysuit recommended
    (available on board)

  • accommodation & snorkeling
    meals, snacks, tea & coffee
    D9 waterproof snorkeling drysuit
    hoods, gloves, fins, mask & snorkel & boots
    experienced guided trips by zodiac
    service taxes & port charges
  •  international and domestic flights
    excess baggage charges on flight
    meals ashore
    bar, beverages and telecommunication charges
    Warmtec undergarment
    (can be rented)

    pre & post-voyage hotel costs
 


On board Freya


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    dining area
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    superior cabin
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    twin cabin
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    Zodiacs


Take a walk on the wild side....


MS Freya delivers one of the best small ship cruise experiences available for Arctic waters. Robust, stable and spacious, she carries the highest "ice class" certification and was designed for polar exploration and world wide cruising.  She offers the perfect platform for whale watching, snorkeling and photography trips.  There is plenty of deck space for the keen photographer and lots of activity equipment to keep you busy during your week on board.

Guests can observe the wildlife from the bow of the ship and are often welcome on the bridge, an excellent place to watch ship operations and maintain a lookout for whales and other animals. However, during rough weather and at other times for reasons of safety, the bridge is closed to guests.

The saloon is a cozy place for briefings and lectures as well as relaxing moments away from the elements. Located adjacent to the saloon is the comfortable dining area where you'll enjoy hearty meals and a good selection of beers and wines.  Accommodation consists of double & twin cabins, all with private shower and toilet, located on either the main deck or the lower deck. All cabins are serviced daily and laundry service is available.

As a nice Scandinavian touch and warm welcome after an exciting day why not 'switch off' in the onboard sauna!

The electrical supply aboard the ship is 220v, 50Hz. Electrical outlets are standard European with two thick round pins. U.S. passengers may need a 220v/110v converter.


What to Expect


Whale Watching - Photography - Snorkeling

MS Freya offers a 'one of a kind' wildlife experience in the Norwegian fjords, up close encounters with orcas and whales chasing herrings ... with ever changing winter scenery and the Northern Lights dancing in the sky!  The best time of the year for this spectacular wildlife phenomena is November through February when the balance between light and access to herring and whales is at its best.  This is a snorkeling / free-diving opportunity rather than a scuba diving trip, as scuba bubbles seem to be generally annoying to whales.  Divers as well as non-divers can experience the underwater world of the polar regions and guest can also enjoy close whale encounters from the zodiac and from the ship. 

A (Waterproof D9) snorkel dry suit and snorkel equipment will be provided to all guests who choose to snorkel.   Be prepared for cold but rewarding days out at sea with spectacular sightings of Mother Nature in all her guises.

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Itineraries


Winter Whales of Norway

Two Expert Guides will accompany you on your whale watching adventures. During five full days you follow the schools of herring and pods of Orcas and Humpbacks in the protected surroundings of the beautiful Norwegian fjords. If you choose not to snorkel, the zodiac excursions are great whale watching opportunities for excellent photography!  Add on a husky dog sledge adventure or a snow mobile safari from Tromso before or after your cruise.


Deck Plan ... Technical Specifications


Itinerary map, deck & cabin layout, yacht specs, equipment & safety features for MS Freya                .... open

 

DECK PLAN

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ITINERARY MAP

There is no itinerary map for the Winter whales of Norway expedition or the Northern Lights cruise as the ship is following the unpredictable movement of the whales and wildlife.

SPECIFICATIONS

Length: 45,55 meters
Beam: 10,50 meters
Draught: 3,94 meters
Height: 17 m above water line
Tonnage: 605 GT / 181 NT
Light weight: 541 Ton
Displacement: 1072 Ton
Material: Steel / Aluminum
Speed: 10 knot / Max 11 knot

Ship Registration: Lloyds, unrestricted trade, +100 A1 “Ice Class 1A”, UMS

Travel & Cruise Logistics


Winter Whales of Norway

There are direct international flights as well as direct domestic flights in and out of Tromso.

On day 1 you will arrive at Tromso airport and transfer to the harbor to board your vessel in the afternoon.  For five full days you will follow the schools of herring and pods of Orcas and Humpbacks in the protected surroundings of the beautiful Norwegian fjords. Two expert guides will accompany you on your whale watching adventures. Be prepared for cold but rewarding days out at sea with spectacular sightings of a unique display of mother nature.

On day 7 disembarkation is in the morning after breakfast bid farewell to your crew and transfer to Tromso airport for your onward flight home.


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