M/S Balto

We are proud to present the latest addition to our fleet of small expedition ships, M/S Balto, named after the leading sled dog of 1925 Nome serum run. She was built for the highest ice class in Rauma, Finland, to serve as a government service vessel in the Baltic sea. During 2019-2020, she has been totally refurbished and is now one of the roomiest and most elegant small polar expedition yachts in service. M/S Balto offers a relaxed luxury accommodation for 12 guests in 7 outside cabins, all with private facilities and lower beds. 

On the guest deck you also find a cider lined sauna, accommodating 4-6 persons, with a cold shower and a small changing room. The richly appointed saloon and the beautiful dining room feature crotch-mahogany panelling, a bar, a card table, a library, coffee and tea stations. She offers a large restaurant style open galley, where you can check on the marvels of our chefs and sample freshly baked bread.

There are several open and semi enclosed deck spaces from where you can enjoy the stunning Arctic sceneries. You are welcomed by an international crew and the bridge is open for visitors.

The ship has been fitted with an electric diesel propulsion capable of maintaining versatile manoeuvring and survey speeds with no vibration. It is therefore ideal as film and photo platform. There is also a mud room for expedition gear and two Zodiacs for wilderness cruises and offshore experiences. M/S Balto is truly one of a kind when it comes to small polar expedition ships. Travelling with this unique 12-passenger ship offers a completely different and much more intimate experience of Greenland compared to a larger expedition ship.

A small group of merely 12 passengers gives us more flexibility, unique itineraries and more time ashore. Also, the footprints we leave behind are a lot smaller!

The M/S Balto is designed to explore the most remote fjord systems, visit isolated Inuit settlements and take you to secret anchorages to maximise each guest’s experience in this unspoiled wilderness.

Length 39.75 m 
Beam 9 m
Speed 9 Knots
Passengers 12
Crew 12

Deck Plan

M/S Balto Deck plan

 

Cabins

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1 0 M²   2 PORTHOLES
There are 2 Single cabins which are located on the Lower Deck. both cabins with single twin bed (90 x 200 cm), desk and ample storage for luggage in the wardrobe and under the bed. Like in all cabins you will find a hair dryer, bathrobe, day-blankets, hot water bottle, towels and sauna towels.
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2 16 M² or 12 M²      3 PORTHOLES
There are 3 Double cabins which are located on the Lower Deck. All double cabins have a queen size bed (160cm or 140cm), desk and wardrobe. Double cabin most forward on starboard side, has a bed which is not approachable from both sides as others due to configuration, but it has a more space because of this. Like in all cabins, you will find a hair dryer, bathrobe, day-blankets, hot water bottle, towels and sauna towels.
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2 18 M²           3 PORTHOLES
The Superior Twin is located on the Lower Deck. It has two separate beds (90X200cm), sitting area, desk and ample storage for luggage in the wardrobe and under the beds. Like in all cabins, you will find a hair dryer, bathrobe, day-blankets, hot water bottle, towels and sauna towels.
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2 30 M²         6 WINDOWS
The Owners Suite is located on the Main Deck. It features a Queen Size bed with offer a separate seating area, a desk and chair plus wardrobe and private ensuite facilities. Like in all cabins you will find a hair dryer, bathrobe, day-blankets, hot water bottle, towels and sauna towels.