MS Virgo is a newly introduced expedition ship to Svalbard waters. She was built in 1976 and has been working as a buoy-laying vessel for the Swedish maritime authorities before she was bought and rebuilt for Arctic photo expeditions in 2022. The rebuilt has been based on the WildPhoto teams many years of experience running photography tours in Arctic waters, including adaptations to work in very low temperatures. Other important features are her strong hull and powerful engines that takes us where we want to go. MS Virgo is now perfectly suited to year round Svalbard expeditions from mid March to mid October.
Food service will be at designated times in our dinning room, but on all occasions we intend to be flexible should any photo opportunities arise. The chef has a varied and tasty menu, that can be adapted to special dietary needs. As part of the photography and wildlife experience we are offering a spacious lounge on deck 2 with good viewing opportunities and plenty of space for photo editing, charging batteries, listening to lectures or just hanging out with fellow travellers.
WildPhoto Travel is proud to be associated with MS Virgo alongside some of the most experienced captains in Svalbard, ensuring we offer a unique photography expedition.
Cabins on MS Virgo
MS Virgo is very spacious both on deck and interior , giving ample space for 12 guests, 1 travel leader and a guide team of two. The cabins are spacious and consist of 3 suites for 2 persons (#21, #22 and #23) and 6 Single cabins (#1, #2, #3, #4, #6 and #20). All suites/cabins have private facilities (WC/shower). The cabins are made ready and towels are provided. MS Virgo is built as a comfortable expedition vessel with a large observation lounge that will be our headquarter during expeditions. Find the deck plan and images below for more information.
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Expeditions with MS Virgo
WildPhoto Travel are using MS Virgo on polar expeditions to Svalbard from March to October. Below you can read more on upcoming expeditions on MS Virgo.