London to Liverpool  - Showcase Voyage 1
MS Fridtjof Nansen
6 days

London to Liverpool – Showcase Voyage 1

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Liverpool, England
Departures: 7 March 2020
  • Showcase Voyage – be amongst the very first to cruise on MS Fridtjof Nansen, prior even to her Inaugural series
  • Experience some lesser-visited ports of call around the UK
  • Several included activities during your Showcase Voyage, plus optional excursions available
  • Hybrid powered expedition cruise.

Itinerary

Be amongst the very first to experience MS Fridtjof Nansen!

This is a Showcase Voyage - your opportunity to be amongst the very first guests to sail on MS Fridtjof Nansen, prior even to her Inaugural season commencing 01 April 2020.

You can expect a stunning ship, designed with cutting-edge innovation and sustainability at its very core, incorporating world-first hybrid technology to reduce emissions and our environmental footprint.
Day 1
London, England

Estimated time of departure is 1:00 PM

Embarkation in London
MS Fridtjof Nansen.
MS Fridtjof Nansen.

Our Showcase Voyage starts from the London Cruise Terminal at Tilbury Docks. As we cast off late in the afternoon, our cutting-edge hybrid power will gently ease our passage down the River Thames estuary towards the open seas and our first night at sea. As you familiarise yourself with the amenities, services and layout of MS Fridtjof Nansen, join your fellow guests for a pre-dinner drink in the Explorer Lounge before indulging in a sumptuous dining experience in Aune, Fredheim or Lindstrom Restaurants.

MS Fridtjof Nansen.
MS Fridtjof Nansen.
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Day 2
Portsmouth, England
Maritime History
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Situated on England’s south coast, this port city and naval base is known for its maritime heritage, with over 800 years of maritime history. Explore the renowned Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, home to the interactive National Museum of the Royal Navy, the wooden warship HMS Victory, where Nelson died in the Battle of Trafalgar, and HMS Warrior 1860. The Tudor ship Mary Rose is also conserved in a dockyard museum and almost two-thirds of the Royal Navy's surface ships are based here, including the new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales. Visit the Southsea Castle, one of King Henry VIII's most famous fortifications which was the vantage point that King Henry is said to have watched the sinking of his flagship vessel, the Mary Rose.

Optional excursions
  • Portsmouth - Historic Winchester & Its Cathedral
    Fascinating history and spectacular architecture
  • Portsmouth Panoramic
    A panoramic tour encompassing so much of what Portsmouth has to offer
Day 3
Portland, England
Birders Paradise
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Located at the centre of the UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast, an area renowned for its natural beauty and historical heritage, Portland is a destination bursting with intrigue and history.  With quiet coves, disused quarries, a rich and fascinating history with some of the best views in Britain as well as being a haven for wildlife.

A tied island, the Isle of Portland is situated on the southernmost point of the county of Dorset. A barrier beach called Chesil Beach joins Portland to the mainland and the resort town of Weymouth.  With nearly 300 species of bird, over 30 species of butterfly and 720 species of moth, Chesil Beach and the Fleet lagoon are of international conservation importance.  As a significant migrating point for birds, Portland provides bird watching enthusiasts with the prospect of glancing rare species.

Optional excursions
  • Portland - Jurassic Coastal Walk
    Explore the most southerly point of the Jurassic Coast on foot!
  • Portland - Salisbury and Stonehenge
    Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Stonehenge and stroll through the delightful city of Salisbury.
Photo: shutterstock
Photo: Shutterstock
Day 4
Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom
Natural beauty, maritime history and brimming with wildlife
Photo: Shutterstock

This enchanting archipelago off the coast of Cornwall contains outstandingly beautiful, uncrowded and unspoilt islands. 

Ideal for exploring on foot, you will have the opportunity to visit Tresco with its world famous Tresco Abbey Garden where you can explore the castle ruins or stroll along the tropical-like white beaches.  You may also visit St. Mary’s – the largest of the islands – with its rocky coves, archaeological sites and the charming Hugh Town. 

In alignment with our sustainability values, we would invite you to participate in a beach clean-up on Tresco. Subject to favourable weather conditions.

Day 5
Douglas, Isle of Man
Explore the Isle of Man
Douglas, Isle of Man.
Douglas, Isle of Man.
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With its rural landscape and rugged coastline, the Isle of Man became a designated Biosphere Reserve in 2016 in recognition of its marine and coastal ecosystems.  Our location in Douglas enables us to explore the island which has a strong Celtic and Viking heritage along with a spectacular landscape of rolling hills, pebble dash beaches and coastal paths.  Explore the rugged coastline, visit magnificent castles and Viking museums or enjoy strolling through the town at your leisure.

Optional excursions
  • Douglas - Victorian Steam Train & Cregneash
    Travel south on the Isle of Man to the folk village of Cregneash, followed by a journey on the 125 year-old steam train from Port Erin back to Douglas.
Douglas, Isle of Man.
Douglas, Isle of Man.
Photo: shutterstock
Photo: shutterstock
Day 6
Liverpool, England
Our voyage ends
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This maritime city has been a key trade and migration port from the 18th to the early 20th centuries as well as famously being the hometown of The Beatles.  Before heading home why not explore the city and perhaps wander along the waterfront where the iconic mercantile buildings known as the "Three Graces" – Royal Liver Building, Cunard Building and Port of Liverpool Building – stand on the Pier Head.

Hurtigruten offers unique expedition cruises to some of the most remote and pristine waters of the world. As with all expeditions; nature prevails. Weather, and ice and sea conditions, sets the final framework for all Hurtigruten’s operations. Safety and unparalleled guest experiences are at all times our top priorities. All our indicative itineraries are continuously evaluated for adaptions, whether this is due to constraints the elements unexpectedly presents – or exciting possibilities nature and wildlife offer. That is why we call it an expedition.

What's included

Included in your voyage

Expedition Cruise

  • Expedition cruise in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurants Aune and Fredheim
  • À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organize and accompany activities on board and ashore
  • Range of included excursions/activities

Onboard Activities

  • Experts on the Expedition Team deliver in-depth lectures on a variety of topics
  • Use of the ship’s Science Center, which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes
  • Citizen Science program allows guests to assist with current scientific research
  • Professional onboard photographer gives top tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos
  • Use of the ship’s hot tubs, infinity pool, panoramic sauna, outdoor and indoor gyms, and outdoor running track
  • Informal gatherings with the crew such as daily recaps and preparation for the day to come 

Not included in your voyage

  • International flights
  • Travel protection
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners
  • Optional treatments in the onboard wellness and spa area

Notes

  • All planned activities are subject to weather conditions
  • Excursions and activities are subject to change
  • No gratuities expected
  • Ambassador discount does not apply on this sailing.
A large boat in a body of water with a mountain in the background
Pool area on MS Fridtjof Nansen
Photo: Oscar Farrera
Science Center
Photo: Agurtxane Concellon

Your ship

MS Fridtjof Nansen

Year built 2020
Shipyard Kleven Yards, Norway
Passenger capacity 530 (500 in Antarctica)
Gross tonnage 20 889 T
Length 140 m
Beam 23,6 m
Speed 15 knots
A large boat in a body of water with a mountain in the background

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.

Read more about MS Fridtjof Nansen

Suite MD on MS Roald Amundsen
Photo: Agurtxane Concellon

Optional excursions

Some expedition cruises include excursions that can be reserved for no additional charge. These included excursions can often be combined with other excursions available in port.

Please note excursions are subject to change and are not yet available for booking for departures after March 2021.

Portsmouth - Historic Winchester & Its Cathedral

Duration

4hrs

Price per person

From 112 €

Booking code

E-PME2

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Portsmouth Panoramic

Duration

2h30

Price per person

From 74 €

Booking code

E-PME1

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Portland - Jurassic Coastal Walk

Duration

4h

Price per person

From 62 €

Booking code

E-PTL1

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Portland - Salisbury and Stonehenge

Duration

8h30

Price per person

From 137 €

Booking code

E-PTL2

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Cregneash Port Eirin, Isle of Man Cregneash Port Eirin, Isle of Man

Douglas - Victorian Steam Train & Cregneash

Duration

3h30

Price per person

From 84 €

Booking code

E-DGL1

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