The M/S Virgo is new vessel to the 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 tourism in 2021. Virgo is very spacious both on deck and inside, giving ample space for 12 guests and a guide team of two. The cabins are large and consist of 2 suites for 2 persons (#1 and #2), 1 mini-suite for 2 persons (#4) and 6 Single cabins (#3, #7, #9, #10, #11 and #12). All the suites/cabins have private facilities (WC/shower). The beds are made ready and bed linen and towels are provided. Food service will be at a designated times in our dinning room, but as always 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 for fellow travelers.
The M/S Virgo will be rebuilt and fitted especially with photography tourism in Svalbard in mind during 2021. The adjustments will be made based on the WildPhoto teams many years of experience running photography tours in Arctic waters, including adaptations to work in very low temperatures making her perfectly suited to year round Svalbard expeditions. Other important features is her strong hull, powerful engines that will take us where we need to go.
WildPhoto Travel is proud to be associated with the M/S Virgo along side some of the most experiences captains in Svalbard, making sure we can offer a unique photography expedition, unlike anyone else.
The ship will be rebuilt and upgraded in 2021, and we will publish pictures of the ship and cabins when she is ready.
All the cabins have at least one porthole or window.