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Inaugural sailings

Our new hybrid battery powered expedition cruise ship MS Fridtjof Nansen will be ready earlier than expected. As a result, Hurtigruten is adding a series of shorter voyages for you to join.

MS Fridtjof Nansen set for delivery by the end of 2019, well ahead of her April 1st inaugural voyage from Hamburg to the Norwegian coast.  

Departing from London (March 7), Liverpool (March 12and Portsmouth (March 17), the exclusive 5-night pre-inaugural voyages will take guests exploring hand-picked destinations in and around the British Isles. The hybrid powered ship will visit destinations such as Isles of ScillyFowey, Isle of Man and Dartmouth 

A 4-night voyage to the Norwegian capital of Oslo will take guests through the Kiel Canal and Aalborg in Denmark, from a spectacular departure point; London’s iconic Tower Bridge.  

See detailed itineraries below.

Register for more information

Be the first to know and register for more information on the exclusive MS Fridtjof Nansen pre-inaugural voyages:

Daniel Skjeldam, Hurtigruten CEO

"Pre-inaugural voyages are normally offered to specially invited guests only. We want to share the special occasion and give more explorers the opportunity for a first-hand experience of the incredible MS Fridtjof Nansen and our unique expedition cruises."

Itineraries for pre-inaugural voyages with MS Fridtjof Nansen

Please note that the itineraries are subject to change. 

Pre-inaugural 1 

  • 07.03.2020 London (Tilbury) 
  • 08.03.2020 Portsmouth 
  • 09.03.2020 Portland 
  • 10.03.2020 St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly 
  • 11.03.2020 Douglas 
  • 12.03.2020 Liverpool 

Pre-inaugural 2 

  • 12.03.2020 Liverpool 
  • 13.03.2020 Dublin 
  • 14.03.202Cardiff 
  • 15.03.2020 Fowey 
  • 16.03.2020 Dartmouth 
  • 17.03.2020 Portsmouth 

Pre-inaugural 3 

  • 17.03.2020 Portsmouth 
  • 18.03.2020 Dartmouth 
  • 19.03.2020 St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly 
  • 20.03.2020 St. Peter Port 
  • 21.03.2020 Ostend 
  • 22.03.2020 London (Tower Bridge) 

Pre-inaugural 4 

  • 23.03.2020 London (Tower Bridge) 
  • 24.03.2020 At Sea 
  • 25.03.2020 Scenic Navigation: Kiel Canal 
  • 26.03.2020 Aalborg 
  • 27.03.2020 Oslo 

Pre-inaugural 5 

  • 28.03.2020 Oslo 
  • 29.03.2020 Skagen 
  • 30.03.2020 At Sea 
  • 31.03.2020 Hamburg 

Driving demand – and change 

In addition to the exclusive pre-inaugural voyages, MS Fridtjof Nansen’s maiden season includes a series of cruises from Hamburg to the Norwegian coast, before spending the summer of 2020 exploring Greenland and Iceland. The 2020/2021 winter season she will join her hybrid powered sister ship MS Roald Amundsen for Hurtigruten’s signature Antarctica cruises.