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MS Fridtjof Nansen


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Sister ship to MS Roald Amundsen, MS Fridtjof Nansen is an incredible feat in the world of expedition vessels. Built using a battery hybrid-powered propulsion system, dramatically lowering her carbon emissions, she is considered a revolutionary ship with a commitment to discovery and exploration in an environmentally friendly manner. Onboard, the tone of the ship is one of both comfort and style. In true Norwegian elegance, MS Fridtjof Nansen has been designed with great care, creating a calm and welcoming atmosphere where guests can enjoy both destination immersion and memorable hours spent on the ship.


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Ship Stats and Features

Year Entered Service 09/12/2018
Tonnage 20889
Number Of Decks 9
Number Of Elevators 4
Maximum Capacity 600
Crew 150

Ship Facilities

Dining

There are three dining venues onboard, the main restaurant, Aune, a speciality restaurant, Lindstrom, and a more informal option, Fredheim, each serving a great choice of both Nordic and international cuisine. Where possible dishes are made with local ingredients from the ports on each itinerary, meaning destination immersion happens at mealtimes too and not just during your time off the ship.

Entertainment

Evenings onboard MS Fridtjof Nansen are designed to help guests unwind after an exciting day of discovering the gems the Norwegian coastline has to offer. After a delicious meal at one of the three restaurants, head to the Explorer Lounge for a quiet drink and the opportunity to socialise with other guests.

Things to do

A cruise with MS Fridtjof Nansen aims to introduce guests to some of the most spectacular destinations on the planet, which is it why this ship is stocked with equipment designed to enhance destination immersion. When in port, guests will have use of kayaks, Blueye underwater drones and expedition boats so they can get up close and personal with what these waters have to offer. The experience is further enhanced by the Onboard Expedition Team, a group of specialists and modern-day explorers, eager to help you learn more about the places you visit. Alongside the Nansen Science Centre, this ship is ideal for those wanting to delve deeper into each destination.

For those free hours on the ship where you’d simply like to sit back and relax, the Explorer’s Lounge, observation decks and the Wellness Centre are all perfect spots for making the most of the leisurely hours at sea, while the onboard gym is fully equipped for anyone wanting to keep up with their workout.

Useful Information

When you sail with MS Fridtjof Nansen, you can enjoy of a variety amenities, activities and more included in your fare. From a water bottle that you can take home as a souvenir, to access to the onboard hot tubs and the sauna, onboard activities, soft drinks throughout the day, walking equipment for expeditions, an expeditions logbook, gratuities and more!

From October 2024 onwards, you can take advantage of an ‘all inclusive’ offering, which not only includes the above, but the following in your fare:

  • Expert-led daily expeditions
  • Science-led activities (on and off shore)
  • A selection of alcoholic beverages (from 1pm each day of your cruise)
  • Professional photographs
  • An Expedition jacket
  • Starlink Wi-Fi

*Terms and conditions apply.

For more information, see our blog - Hurtigruten: Coastal Express vs Expeditions.

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