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Women and Children First - Nordkappsundet Icefield | by Heaven`s Gate (John)
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Women and Children First - Nordkappsundet Icefield

Passing through a polar Icefield high in the Arctic Circle.

The MV "Polar Star" operated by Huetigruten, is the first former icebreaker to be fully converted to expedition cruising.

Gross tonnage 3500.

Overall length 86.5m

Beam 21.2m

Service speed 11 knots

Max passengers 105 (on our recent expedition we had 89 passengers and 10 guides)

The ship has a comfortable dining hall, a large panorama lounge, a lecture room, a saloon bar and a small gym.

She is specially equiped for expedition cruising in polar waters and has a fleet of Zodiacs ( inflatable rubber boats), available for excursions.

 

To view my other photos from the expedition, please link below:

www.flickr.com/photos/59303791@N00/sets/72157 624611947827/

 

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Taken on August 17, 2010