Ship information M/S Quest
M/S Quest was built in Denmark in 1992 to serve as a ferry on Greenland’s west coast. In 2004/2005 she was completely refurbished into a comfortable expedition ship and in 2018 she underwent renovation of the passenger areas.Length: 49.65 Metres
Beam: 11 Metres
Draft: 3.50 Metres
Gross tonnage: 1.268 GT
Passenger capacity: 50
ON BOARD INFORMATION
The bar is located in the panorama lounge on top deck and offers a selection of alcoholic beverages and soft drinks to buy. Coffee and tea are available around the clock.
There is an open bridge policy on board and passengers are welcome to visit the bridge at all times. Please respect the Captain’s orders, especially during difficult ice navigation and mooring. The captain can decide on a closed bridge in the event of, for example, bad weather.
There are 24 passenger cabins on board. They are all outside cabins with windows and private WC/shower. Each cabin has a fitted wardrobe with hangers, a mirror, desk and chair, hairdryer, electrical socket and bin. Your cabin will be cleaned daily, and new towels are available upon request. There is shampoo and soap in all showers. All cabins are equipped with a small safe.
The ship can be contacted via satellite phone. You will receive contact information together with the final documents closer to departure. There is no Internet access on board, and you will not have reception on your mobile phone during most parts of the expedition.
The currency on board the ship is the NOK. Credit cards (VISA, MasterCard and AmEx) are accepted on board the ship.
Since we are embarking on an expedition cruise, the dress code on board is informal. Please wear sturdy shoes with non-slip soles when moving around the ship.
The electrical outlets onboard in your cabins and elsewhere on the ship are 220 volts and Scandinavian two-prong plugs. We recommend that you bring an international adapter if you have devices that need to charge. All cabins are also equipped with USB outlets for charging of smartphones and cameras.
Gratuities are optional and at your discretion. If you decide to tip, a rough guideline is USD $14 per person per day. This can be added to your shipboard account and paid by credit card or cash.
Please note that there are no laundry facilities on board.
All information presented by the guides will be in Swedish and English. (Unless the departure has been sold as for example a German speaking departure.) The crew on board speaks English.
The dining room is located on deck 2. It is comfortable and spacious with porthole windows. Our chef will serve you three meals a day. Breakfast and lunch are served buffet style and dinner has waiter service. Please remember to inform us of any food restrictions in your personal information form prior to the trip.
There is a physician and a first aid station on board. Passengers under regular treatment, requiring special medication should bring sufficient quantities to last during the entire expedition. Please bring a written description of your medication. The ship is always reachable by helicopter from Longyearbyen, where there is a smaller hospital.
The currency on board the ship is Norwegian Krone (NOK). You can pay with US-dollar and Euro, but only in cash and the daily NOK exchange rate applies. A tab of your expenses, for example bar purchases or communications, will be kept throughout the expedition. Your ship account will be payable at the end of the expedition by cash or credit card (Visa, MasterCard and AmEx). Debit cards are not accepted. The final charges are always in Norwegian Kroner.
In the panorama lounge you can enjoy breath-taking views and listen to entertaining lectures. Here you will also find a small library. Coffee and tea are available around the clock.
The shop offers a limited selection of souvenirs.
A non-smoking policy applies inside the ship. Smoking is only allowed outside on the open deck in the designated area due to safety reasons. Please note that it is strictly forbidden to throw cigarettes over board. Please don't smoke during landings.
The water on board is safe to drink.