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MS Fridtjof Nansen

MS Fridtjof Nansen is the latest addition to Hurtigruten’s fleet of custom built ships – and the next generation expedition ship.

About MS Fridtjof Nansen

MS Fridtjof Nansen is the latest addition to Hurtigruten’s fleet of custom built ships – and the next generation expedition ship. She will explore some of the most spectacular corners of the globe.

Featuring Hurtigruten’s revolutionary battery hybrid powered propulsion∘ system, MS Fridtjof Nansen will be a near identical twin to her sister ship MS Roald Amundsen.

Combining state of the art technology∘ premium on board experience with Hurtigruten’s 125 years of experience and unparalleled∘ destinations, the two Norwegian built ships introduces the next generation of adventure travel.

Ship Facts

Launch yearLanguageGross tonnageLengthWidthCurrencySpeedCapacityDeck countCabin countElectrical plugs
2020en20889140 meters23.6 metersNOK15 knots5309265 types:
EU 2 Pin 220v
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Accommodation

Expedition Suite

These suites are large, well-appointed cabins with expansive windows and most have balconies. Some have a private outdoor hot tub. The suites feature flexible sleeping arrangements with comfortable seating areas and TV. Many can accommodate up to four people. Expedition suites are exclusively in upper and mid-deck locations. Our Expedition Suite concept includes a bathrobe, espresso maker, and more. An exciting welcome gift awaits all suite guests in their cabin.

Arctic Superior

Arctic Superior class cabins are comfortable and roomy accommodation and most have balconies. Flexible sleeping arrangements, sofa beds, TV and other features make this one of our most popular categories. Our Arctic Superior concept includes an amenity kit, kettle, tea and coffee. Can accommodate two to four passengers.

Polar Outside

The Polar Outside cabins are primarily on the middle decks with windows, most are spacious, have flexible sleeping arrangements and TV for excellent and high standard accommodation. Can accommodate two to four passengers.

Expedition Suite | XL Suite - With balcony

Extra Large Corner Suite with private balcony. Ship’s most spacious cabins with large windows, flexible sleeping arrangements with double bed that can be divided into two single beds, sofabed, TV, minibar, bathrobe, kettle, tea and coffee, espresso maker.

Please note: This cabin is automatically made with a double bed. To order twin beds, please notify us at time of booking.

Facilities

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Lounge Area
  • Shower
  • Whirlpool Bath
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Suite Benefits
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee Machine
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Expedition Suite | Corner Suite - With balcony

Aft Corner Suite with private balcony and hot tub. Various sizes, large windows, flexible sleeping arrangements with double bed that can be divided into two single beds, some with sofa, TV, minibar, bathrobe, kettle, tea and coffee, espresso maker.

Please note: This cabin is automatically made with a double bed. To order twin beds, please notify us at time of booking.

Facilities

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Expedition Suite | XL Suite

Extra Large Corner Suite without balcony. Aft corner suite with sofabed, flexible sleeping arrangements with double bed that can be divided into two single beds, large windows, TV, minibar, bathrobe, kettle, tea and coffee, espresso maker.

Please note: This cabin is automatically made with a double bed. To order twin beds, please notify us at time of booking.

Facilities

  • Double
  • Sofa Bed
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Hair Dryer
  • Room Service Available
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Expedition Suite | Large suite - With balcony

Large Corner Suite with private balcony, flexible sleeping arrangements, sofabed, TV, minibar, bathrobe, kettle, espresso maker. Adapted for guests with wheelchair.

Please note: This cabin is automatically made with a double bed. To order twin beds, please notify us at time of booking.

Facilities

  • Double
  • Sofa Bed
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Mini Bar (Additional Cost)
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Hair Dryer

Expedition Suite | Suite - With balcony

Suites with private balcony, different sizes, top-high decks, flexible sleeping arrangements, some with sofabed, TV, minibar, bathrobe, kettle, tea and coffee, espresso maker.

Please note: This cabin is automatically made with a double bed. To order twin beds, please notify us at time of booking.

Facilities

  • Double
  • Sofa Bed
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Mini Bar (Additional Cost)
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Room Service Available
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Expedition Suite | Corner suite

Corner cabin with large windows. Flexible sleeping arrangements, TV, minibar, bathrobe, kettle, tea and coffee, espresso maker. Without balcony.

Please note: This cabin is automatically made with a double bed. To order twin beds, please notify us at time of booking.

Facilities

  • Double
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Hair Dryer
  • Room Service Available
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Arctic Superior | Outside cabin - Upper deck

High deck cabins with balcony. Spacious cabins, different sizes, flexible sleeping arrangements, some with sofabed, TV, kettle, tea and coffee.

Please note: This cabin is automatically made with a double bed. To order twin beds, please notify us at time of booking.

Facilities

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Sofa Bed
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • TV
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee Machine
  • Hair Dryer
  • Room Service Available
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Arctic Superior | Outside cabin - Lower/middle decks

Large cabins without balcony. Lower/middle decks, flexible sleeping arrangements, sofabed, TV, kettle, tea and coffee.

Please note: This cabin is automatically made with a double bed. To order twin beds, please notify us at time of booking.

Facilities

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Sofa Bed
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Arctic Superior | Outside cabin - Upper deck

High deck cabins with balcony. Spacious cabins, different sizes, double bed, some with sofabed, TV, kettle, tea and coffee.

Facilities

  • Double
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • TV
  • Hair Dryer
  • Room Service Available
  • Safe
  • Desk

Arctic Superior | Outside cabin - Upper deck

Accessible cabin with balcony. High deck, broad balcony, double bed, TV, kettle, tea and coffee.

Facilities

  • Double
  • Sofa Bed
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Hair Dryer
  • Room Service Available
  • Safe
  • Telephone

Arctic Superior | Outside cabin - With balcony

High deck cabins with balcony. Spacious cabins, different sizes, flexible sleeping arrangements with double bed that can be divided into two single beds, some with sofabed, TV, kettle, tea and coffee. With limited view.

Facilities

  • Queen or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Arctic Superior | Outside cabin - Middle deck

Large accessible cabins without balcony. Middle decks, flexible sleeping arrangements, TV, kettle, tea and coffee.

Facilities

  • Double
  • Shower
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Polar Outside | Outside cabin - Lower/middle decks

Larger cabins on middle decks. Most 20 square meters, flexible sleeping arrangements, some with sofabed, TV.

Please note: This cabin is automatically made with a double bed. To order twin beds, please notify us at time of booking.

Facilities

  • Double
  • Twin
  • Sofa Bed
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • TV
  • Hair Dryer

Polar Outside | Outside cabin - Lower/middle deck

Cabins on lower/middle decks. Double bed, TV.

Facilities

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Sofa Bed
  • Shower
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi (Additional Cost)
  • Coffee Machine
  • Hair Dryer

Entertainment

Your expedition ship will quickly feel like your home away from home. The clean and elegant interior design stems from Hurtigruten’s Scandinavian roots, blending high quality with casual functionality.

Explorer Lounge

Relax and rejuvenate in the elegant Explorer lounge & bar. Sink into a comfortable armchair and gaze out at the magnificent views through the floor-to-ceiling windows.

Reception

The Reception can be found on Deck 6.

Shop

In our on board shop you can buy modern clothing suitable for Expedition cruis. Our Expedition Team will be happy to give you expert advice on how to dress properly in polar areas. We offer a great range of both warm and practical clothing, and we focus fabrics with natural fibres. We also offer souvenirs, handicrafts, and postcards. In addition, we also stock a small selection of soap, toothpaste and other personal effects.

Pool Deck

The Pool Deck can be found on Deck 10.

Pool Bar

The Pool Bar can be found on Deck 10.

Library

The ship has a small selection of books that are available to guests while on board.

Observation Deck

One of the most eye-catching exterior design features is the two level indoor/outdoor Observation Deck. It is an ideal place to scan the scenery and watch wildlife with your binoculars.

Dining

Aune Restaurant

Named after the Norwegian ship chandler and polar expedition supplier Tinus Aune.

Fredheim

The ships’ informal and social meeting place – named after a 1900s hunting station on Svalbard.

Lindstrøm

A speciality restaurant named after Adolf Lindstrøm, the favourite chef of the Norwegian polar heroes.

Enrichment

We offer a rich and varied program of optional shore excursions. In many ports, we offer an included excursion, which can be reserved for no additional charge. In many cases the included excursion can be combined with other optional excursions in the port. Most excursions can be pre-booked but may also be bookable onboard if capacity remains.

We advise that you book well in advance in order to avoid disappointment due to the excursion being fully booked. Please note that registration is binding, and once on board the Expedition Team will advise you of booking deadlines for excursions still available. Our excursions have English speaking guides unless otherwise indicated and other languages cannot be guaranteed unless otherwise specified. Excursions are subject to change and possible cancellation due to weather conditions. They are also dependent on the number of participants.

All expedition shore landings and small boat cruising during our exploration of Antarctica are included the programme. Along with the optional excursions available to book, the Expedition Team also arrange a variety of activities during the voyage. These will depend on location and season, but may include hiking, small boat cruising, kayaking, snowshoeing, or camping. A limited amount of kayaking is available for booking prior to select voyages, but all other activities are booked on board and subject to availability.

Science Center

This is the core of the onboard experience. The Science Center is packed with state of the art technology and high tech gadgets such as touch screens and science equipment. This is where guests and staff/crew meet, mingle and create a deeper understanding for the areas you explore. The flexible venue features lecture spaces, a small library, and speciality areas for workshops in photography, biology, and more. This is also where you'll find Hurtigruten’s hand picked Expedition Team.

Expedition Launch Pad

The Expedition Launch Pad can be found on Deck 3.

Lecture Halls

The Lecture Halls can be found on Deck 6.

Expedition Team Desk

Each expedition voyage is accompanied by a hand-picked team of specialists and modern-day explorers. Highly experienced, passionate and knowledgeable, the Expedition Team will be your guides and guardians on your voyage of exploration, instructing you on safety, sustainability and science.

MS Fridtjof Nansen will feature a variety of custom built expedition equipment, including kayaks, a fleet of Blueye underwater drones and Expedition Boats for safe landings in remote areas.

Excursions

We offer a rich and varied program of optional shore excursions. In many ports, we offer an included excursion, which can be reserved for no additional charge. In many cases the included excursion can be combined with other optional excursions in the port. Most excursions can be pre-booked but may also be bookable onboard if capacity remains.

We advise that you book well in advance in order to avoid disappointment due to the excursion being fully booked. Please note that registration is binding, and once on board the Expedition Team will advise you of booking deadlines for excursions still available. Our excursions have English speaking guides unless otherwise indicated and other languages cannot be guaranteed unless otherwise specified. Excursions are subject to change and possible cancellation due to weather conditions. They are also dependent on the number of participants.

All expedition shore landings and small boat cruising during our exploration of Antarctica are included the programme. Along with the optional excursions available to book, the Expedition Team also arrange a variety of activities during the voyage. These will depend on location and season, but may include hiking, small boat cruising, kayaking, snowshoeing, or camping. A limited amount of kayaking is available for booking prior to select voyages, but all other activities are booked on board and subject to availability.

Health & Fitness

Sauna

The Sauna can be found on Deck 10.

Hot Tub

After a day of exploring new destinations, guests can relax and rejuvenate in the aft infinity pool and hot tubs as one of the highlights.

Wellness Center

The ship has a wellness center where the guests may buy treatments as body massage, face, hand and foot treatments.

Outdoor Running Track

The Outdoor Running Track can be found on Deck 11.

Gym

After a day of exploring new destinations, guests can relax and rejuvenate in the large gym and Wellness center.

Deckplans

Deck 11

  • Running Track
  • Outdoor Gym
  • Observation Deck

Deck 10

  • Explorer Lounge & Bar
  • Pool Deck
  • Pool Bar
  • Sauna

Deck 9

  • Lindstrom Restaurant
  • Expedition Suites
  • Arctic Superior Cabins

Deck 8

  • Expedition Suites
  • Arctic Superior Cabins

Deck 7

  • Observation Deck
  • Gym
  • Wellness Center
  • Expedition Suites
  • Arctic Superior Cabins

Deck 6

  • Aune Main Dining
  • Fredheim Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Reception
  • Expedition Desk
  • Nansen Science Center
  • Lecture Halls
  • Library
  • Observation Deck

Deck 5

  • Expedition Suites
  • Arctic Superior Cabins
  • Outside Cabins

Deck 4

  • Gangway
  • Arctic Superior Cabins
  • Outside Cabins

Deck 3

  • Expedition Launch
  • Medical Center

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