Charter our ships
PolarQuest offers the opportunity to hire a full departure for an exclusive group. It could be a birthday celebration, a business incentive, a photo tour or just a private party who wish to experience a true expedition adventure. We offer three small and comfortable ships in Svalbard, carrying a maximum of 12 or 53 passengers. Please give us a call or send your enquiry by e-mail if you are interested in a full charter.
Some words from previous charterers
"M/S Quest is a little and cozy vessel with plenty of deck space for only 50 pax. She and a fantastic crew and guide team showed us all what makes Svalbard the Pearl of the Arctic and offered us an once of a life time experience in the Artcic." /Robert Schilders, The Netherlands
"We are off Stockholm after a wonderful trip with Adam, David and the crew of the ship. This was our first time actually working with captain Per and as we have heard, he is incredible. The trip itself was extremely successful as well. The weather was in our favor with very little wind and gentle seas. We got some absolutely incredible scenic, great polar bears and walrus, wonderful seabirds and good reindeer and fox. And now, talking about the future, we would like to reserve a week on the Stockholm next year if possible." /Mary Ann McDonald, USA
"We had such a fantastic voyage on Sjøveien she is the perfect expedition vessel for Svalbard. All my guests just loved Sjøveien and the whole trip. We had so many wonderful experiences with the wildlife, Ice and the beautiful scenery and nature Svalbard had to offer. The Captain and crew are to be applauded for all their hard work in making us comfortable and well looked after. Thomas has to have a special mention too for his delicious meals and enthusiasm in sharing his passion of food". /Sue Werner, Adventure Associates, Australia
"I have finally come up for my first breath of air and had to write you & tell you about our trip.
It was, simply put…..WONDERFUL in ALL respects. The Stockholm is the best ship. I just loved being on her again. Our guides could not have been a better choice for us. Both of them full of life, adventure, knowledge about the Arctic and all of the flora and fauna to be met there. The cook was fabulous! The food was exceptional….his cookies are to absolutely die for. We saw every animal and bird there was to see in Svalbard. As you mentioned, every trip is different, and I think this time I got to photograph things I did not see the last time. What a plus! The trip was just plain PERFECT. I can’t thank you enough for ALL of your help and for putting this together for me. You were a real pleasure to work with. Everything was seamless and went according to plan and without your help that would not have happened". Annie Katz,
Our three ships in Svalbard
M/S Stockholm (12 passengers)
The M/S Stockholm is a classic vessel built in 1953 for the Swedish National Maritime Administration. She is a marvellous piece of maritime history with beautiful brass details and pine decks. With a maximum of only 12 passengers on board, this is like travelling on a private yacht. Read more about M/S Stockholm here.
M/S Quest (51 passengers)
A small and comfortable expedition ship with excellent service and a relaxed atmosphere. From the panorama lounge and the spacious observation decks you can enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. All cabins have windows and private facilities. Read more about M/S Quest here
M/S Sjøveien (12 passengers)
M/S Sjøveien (meaning the Seaway) was built in Bergen in 1964 for the Norwegian Government and she worked for them in various capacities. She is a true beauty with wooden decks and vintage details. There is a spacious outer deck from where you can enjoy the beautiful vistas. Read more about M/S Sjøveien here.