Welcome on board

Soon you will embark MS Fridtjof Nansen for an adventure of a lifetime. Here are 10 tips to make you prepared and get the most out of your expedition.

Captain on the bridge of Roald Amundsen

1. Get to know the ship

Familiarise yourself with the ship, take the virtual tour of our hybrid expedition ship.

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Captain on the bridge of Roald Amundsen
A living room

2. Check-in made easy

For a smooth and comfortable embarkation , we check you in on the same deck where your cabin is located. Suite guests will check-in at the Lindstrøm restaurant on Deck 9.
A living room
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3. Wi-Fi

Yes, we offer Wi-Fi on board. But on expedition cruises to remote destinations, coverage and speed will be very limited. Internet will mainly be available via satellite, except when we’re close to land and 4G coverage via mobile is within range.

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Group of tents being raised in a snowy antarctic landscap

In the areas we sail, internet via satellite will not be of the standard and quality you can experience for example on an airplane.

To make WiFi available for all guests, we have to limit activities like video streaming and file sharing.

For those regions where it is hard to connect to the internet, your family and friends back home can still see where the ship is at all times

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4. The daily programme

Rather than having a rigid schedule, your Expedition Team tailor your activities for each day according to weather conditions and the area we are sailing in.
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You'll therefore receive your daily programme one day at a time, usually the evening before or sometimes the same morning.

As an explorer, you'll embrace this unpredictability. It's all part of being on an expedition, where every day is an adventure.

We recommend you download the Hurtigruten onboard app. It includes everything about your cruise, including your excursion bookings, the daily programme and services on board.

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5. Lectures

The onboard Expedition Team run a series of fascinating world class lectures in the Science Center. These are also streamed to the TV in your cabin, letting you enjoy the lectures from the comfort of your cabin.
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Sauna on Ms Roald Amundsen
Sauna
Photo: Oscar Farrera

6. Gym, wellness center, sauna, and pool area

You’ll find the Wellness Center on Deck 7, which is usually in high demand the days we are at sea. We recommend you plan and book any treatment you would like as early as possible after embarking the ship.
Sauna on Ms Roald Amundsen
Sauna
Photo: Oscar Farrera

You can book directly in the Wellness Center or at Reception.

Feel free to also make use of the ship’s other facilities which do not require booking: indoor gym (Deck 7), sauna, infinity pool, hot tubs (Deck 10), and outdoor running track (Deck 11).

Hot tubs on MS Roald Amundsen
Aune Restaurant
Aune Restaurant.
Photo: Agurtxane Concellon

7. Restaurant Aune

The main restaurant Aune serves all guests three meals a day from breakfast to dinner. The set dinners vary with a choice of meat, fish, or plant-based dishes.
Aune Restaurant
Aune Restaurant.
Photo: Agurtxane Concellon
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Occasionally, in order to meet landing schedules, we will opt for a delicious evening dinner buffet instead of a set dinner.

For our guests, we know that if you have to choose between sitting down for a set dinner or going on a landing in a remote region to see rare wildlife up close, the latter will win every time.

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8. Restaurant Fredheim

In Fredheim you are welcome to relax in informal atmosphere or get to know your fellow travellers while enjoying great food together. The menu will vary throughout your journey. In addition to the restaurant's signature dishes, you may also order the dishes served in Aune main dining. Fredheim is included for all our guests. Normally open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Lindstrøm Restaurant, MS Roald Amundsen.
Lindstrøm Restaurant.
Photo: Agurtxane Concellon

9. Restaurant Lindstrøm

The ships à la carte restaurant serves exquisite lunch and dinners every day and welcome all guests to book their tables on board. The skilled chefs in Lindstrøm rotate an 8-day set menu throughout your voyage.

Lindstrøm Restaurant, MS Roald Amundsen.
Lindstrøm Restaurant.
Photo: Agurtxane Concellon
A plate of food

Meals are included for suite guests and offered to all other guests for an additional charge. In addition, Lindstrøm offers the suite guests à la carte breakfast in the morning as an alternative to the breakfast served in Aune main dining.

On MS Fridtjof Nansen, soft drinks and the ship wine and beer are included for all meals. Coffee and tea is included throughout the day.

Dietary requests  

If you have any special dietary requests, please inform us before departing for your expedition. We will try to accommodate all individual needs as much as possible.

However, please understand that we cannot guarantee that all requirements can be catered for within the limitations of an expedition.

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10. Enjoy onboard activities

There will be a lot happening on board, and lots of things to do and see. Take part in lectures, landings, excursion and activities – and be educated in the Science Center.
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There will also be some time where you are left to entertain yourself.

We advise you to bring the book(s) you always wanted to read, but never had time to, or maybe your favourite playing cards or board games.

The ship offers a book collection of Polar History in the library section of the Science Center on Deck 6. You can also relax and enjoy the great scenery in the Explorer Bar on deck 10.

Download app

We recommend you download the Hurtigruten onboard app to get even more out of your expedition. It includes everything about your cruise, including your excursion bookings, the daily programme and services on board.

The app is available in English and German and can be downloaded in the App Store or Google Play.

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