The M/S Origo, built in 1955 in Stockholm, Sweden, has sailed in Svalbard every summer since 1991. She is an ice-strengthened ship in accordance with Lloyd’s highest class. She is the ideal vessel for a small group that wants to experience the Arctic first-hand. Low and large decks, experienced crew and staff, 2 Zodiacs, and much more - all ensure that nature comes first and is never far away. All meals, coffee and tea, regular housekeeping, comfortable cabins, informal but professional approach, and much more - all ensure that life on board is pleasant and personal.
In the beginning of the 1990's the vessel was carefully refurbished and rebuilt to a passenger ship with space for up to 24 passengers (regulations restrict the number of passengers in Svalbard to 12 persons occupying 12 single or twin cabins). In spite of her old fashion charm, M/S Origo is equipped with the latest navigation and security equipment. She is thoroughly maintained and is in good condition, every going through all safety controls with the Swedish maritime administration.