Shipinformation - 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.Gross Tonnage: 1.268 GT
Length: 49.65 Metres
Width: 11 Metres
Draft: 3.50 Metres
Passenger Capacity: 53
Crew: 25 crew members led by an experienced Captain
ON BOARD INFORMATION
The bar is located in the panorama lounge on top deck and carries a selection of alcoholic beverages and soft drinks.
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.
There are 26 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.
In your cabin are speakers, which are easily connected to devices such as mobile phone, portable reading device or computer via Bluetooth or a wire (AUX). To be able to stream music from services such as iTunes or Spotify you need to have made your playlists accessible offline, since you will have no internet connection during the expedition.
The ship can be contacted via satellite phone and e-mail. You can set up a temporary e-mail account to send/receive e-mails on board, but please note that you cannot send any attachments. You will receive prices and contact information together with the final documents.
Please note: There is no internet access on board and you will not be able to use your regular email nor have reception on your mobile phone during the expedition.
Since we are embarking on an expedition, the dress code on board is informal. We recommend that you bring comfortable, casual clothes that can be layered according to the temperature. We recommend wearing sturdy shoes with rubber or other non-slip soles when moving around both inside the ship and on deck.
The electrical outlets 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 optional and at your discretion. If you decide to tip, a standard amount for recognition of good service is USD $13 per person per day. This can be added to your shipboard account and paid by credit card or cash. The gratuity is divided among the hotel team. Other crew members are compensated for gratuities in salary. The PolarQuest guides do not solicit gratuities.
Please note that there are no laundry facilities on board.
All information presented by the guides will be in two languages - Swedish and English. 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. If you have special dietary needs, these must be clearly indicated prior to your departure.
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.
The water on board is safe to drink.