M/S Quest

Relaxed and informal atmosphere with a focus on the destination

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M/S Quest

Relaxed and informal atmosphere with a focus on the destination

Formerly known as M/S Sea Endurance, the expedition ship 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 and now has a career as a small and comfortable expedition ship sailing around the Arctic, helping intrepid explorers discover the world's most northerly wonders.

The M/S Quest is reasonably small; at just 49 meters it holds 53 passengers, making for an intimate expedition experience. The modern hull design has been ice-strengthened and the crew is very highly experienced. If you're looking for a great ship to take you to the best-kept Arctic secrets, the M/S Endurance might be the perfect ship for you! Keep a close eye on our special Arctic cruise deals and please get in touch if you have any questions about the M/S Quest or its various Arctic expedition cruises. 

Quest takes 53 passengers in 26 cabins, all with sea-view and private facilities. Travelling on this small expedition ship offers a more relaxed and informal atmosphere and a much greater focus on the destination that is the case with larger vessels. Quest cruises to Spitsbergen and Svalbard and occasionally to Greenland. See the departures tab for more information.

Public areas

In the dining room, you are treated to delicious meals in between landings and in the panorama lounge, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the surrounding landscape. Here you can listen to entertaining lectures on the area's flora, fauna, and history. In the lounge, you also find a well-stocked bar and a small library. The ship has spacious observation decks where you can enjoy the beautiful vistas and search for exciting wildlife.


On deck


Photos on this page copyright: Johanna Vakkila, Olle Carlsson, Jonas Sundquist, Ronald Visser, JP Lahall, Vera Simonsson


The triple cabins on deck three have upper and lower berths. All other cabins have two lower berths or a double bed. In your cabin, you also find a desk with chair and storage space for clothes and equipment. The superior cabins on deck three and four are spacious and have a separate sitting area and TV/DVD. The Owner's cabin, next to the Captain`s cabin, on deck four, has a double bed, two large picture windows, a small sitting area and TV/DVD.

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Expedition Svalbard: M/S Quest

A 10 night, in-depth expedition cruise exploring the Svalbard archipelago onboard the 53-passenger M/S Quest

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Svalbard Adventure: M/S Quest

A 9 day program, with 7 night cruise onboard the 53-passenger M/S Quest. Explore Spitsbergen in the Svalbard archipelago in search of polar bears

FROM 6290.00
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Springtime in Svalbard: M/S Quest

A 9 day program, with the MS Quest. We explore a winter wonderland, Svalbard’s magnificent fjords and make landings wherever the ice allows us

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