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.

A large boat in a body of water with a mountain in the background

About the Ship

  • 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

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 and 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.

 

Facilities on board MS Fridtjof Nansen

Cabins and public areas

The stunning scenery will be reflected in a rich and comfortable interior design. Scandinavian materials from nature, such as granite, oak, birch and wool will be used to create relaxed and stylish cabins and public areas. All cabins are outside, 50 % will have private balconies, aft suites will feature private outdoor hot tubs with spectacular views.

 

Science Center

The core of the onboard experience is the Nansen Science Center, an edutainment venue to guests and crew meet to create a deeper understanding of the areas we explore. Nansen Science Center will also be the on board HQ for the Expedition Team.

 

Restaurants

MS Fridtjof Nansen's three restaurants will host a variety of dining options, with menus drawn from our rich Norwegian and Nordic tradition, as well as international cuisine and local inspiration.

Whether enjoying your meal at Aune Main Dining, Fredheim – the informal international meeting place, or the specialty restaurant Lindstrøm, you will indulge in low key yet refined, modern Norwegian Nordic cooking – where our honest and delicious cuisine reflects our destinations.

 

After a day of exploring new destinations, guests can relax and rejuvenate in the elegant Explorer Lounge, a large gym and Wellness center, or enjoy the scenery and sunsets on the massive in- and outdoor Observation Decks with the aft infinity pool and hot tubs as one of the highlights.

Everything you need for an expedition cruise

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.

In the footsteps of a great explorer

The newest addition to our fleet will honor the heritage of her namesake – the Norwegian explorer, scientist, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Fridtjof Nansen. Known for his innovations in Arctic expeditions, Nansen led the first crossing of Greenland on cross-country skis. He is perhaps most famous for his attempt to reach the geographical North Pole during the Fram Expedition (1893-1896).

Interestingly, after Nansen's Fram expedition, the ship was passed on to another great explorer who secretly planned an expedition to the South Pole - Roald Amundsen.

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Cabins

  • 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 sofas, sitting areas and TV. They can accomodate 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.

    • XL Suite

      Extra Large Corner Suite with private balcony. Ship’s most spacious cabins with large windows, flexible sleeping arrangements, sofabed, TV, minibar, bathrobe, kettle, tea and coffee, espresso maker.

      Cabin grade: MA

      • 46 - 48 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
      • Balcony
    • XL Suite

      Extra Large Corner Suite without balcony. Aft corner suite with sofabed, flexible sleeping arrangements, large windows, TV, minibar, bathrobe, kettle, tea and coffee, espresso maker. 

      Cabin grade: MB

      • 44 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
    • Corner Suite w/balcony

      Aft Corner Suite with private balcony and hot tub. Various sizes, large windows, flexible sleeping arrangements, some with sofa, TV, minibar, bathrobe, kettle, tea and coffee, espresso maker. 

      Cabin grade: MC

      • 20 - 30 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
      • Balcony
    • Large suite w/balcony

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

      Cabin grade: MD

      • 35 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
      • Balcony
    • Suite w/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.

      Cabin grade: ME

      • 20 - 28 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
      • Balcony
    • Corner suite

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

      Cabin grade: MF

      • 22 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
  • 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 a kettle, tea and coffee. Can accommodate two to four passengers.

    • Outside cabin on upper deck

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

      Cabin grade: XT

      • 15 - 19 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Varied bed types
      • Balcony
    • Outside cabin on lower/middle deck

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

      Cabin grade: TT

      • 24 - 27 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
    • Outside cabin on upper deck

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

      Cabin grade: XTD

      • 15 - 19 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
      • Balcony
    • Outside cabin on upper deck

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

      Cabin grade: XY

      • 17 - 19 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
      • Balcony
    • Outside cabin w/ balcony

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

      Cabin grade: XTJ

      • 18 m2
      • Limited view
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
      • Balcony
    • Outside cabin on middle deck

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

      Cabin grade: TY

      • 22 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
  • 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.

    • Outside cabin on lower/middle deck

      Cabins on lower/middle decks with double bed and TV.

      Cabin grade: RS

      • 17 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed
    • Outside cabin on lower/middle decks

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

      Cabin grade: RR

      • 19 - 23 m2
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Double bed

Decks

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