MS Fridtjof Nansen

MS Fridtjof Nansen is a next-generation expedition ship, just the latest in Hurtigruten’s fleet of custom built ships. She explores some of the most spectacular corners of the globe.

About the Ship

  • Year built 2020
  • Shipyard Kleven Yards, Norway
  • Passenger capacity 528 (500 in Antarctica)
  • Gross tonnage 20,889 T
  • Length 459 ft
  • Beam 77.4 ft
  • Speed 15 knots

Featuring Hurtigruten's revolutionary hybrid battery-powered propulsion system, MS Fridtjof Nansen will be a near identical twin to her sister ship, MS Roald Amundsen.

It combines state-of-the-art technology, a premium onboard experience, and Hurtigruten’s 125 years of experience. Add in unparalleled destinations, and these two Norwegian-built ships usher in the next generation of adventure travel.

Video Walk Through of the MS Fridtjof Nansen

MS Fridtjof Nansen is certified with SafeGuard

This ship has passed stringent tests and is accredited by Bureau Veritas (BV), the leading independent certification body. BV’s strict and thorough safety audit ensures that every ship complies with industry and international best practices in health, safety and hygiene. Feel confident when you see the SafeGuard label, as this means your vessel met the highest standards to achieve certification. SafeGuard also entails following best practice guidelines with regard to hygiene, sanitation and limiting the spread of infectious diseases on board.

The most sustainable cruise ship in the world

STERN awarded the hybrid battery-powered MS Fridtjof Nansen as the safest and most sustainable cruise ship in the world in 2021.

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Facilities on board MS Fridtjof Nansen

Cabins and public areas

The stunning scenery isn’t just outside—it’s reflected in the rich and comfortable interior design. We’ve used Scandinavian materials derived from nature, such as granite, oak, birch, and wool, to create relaxed and stylish cabins and public areas. All cabins are outside-facing, 50% have a private balcony, and aft suites feature a private outdoor hot tub with spectacular views.

Science Center

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

Restaurants

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

Whether enjoying your meal at the Aune main dining restaurant, the informal Fredheim, or the Lindstrøm specialty restaurant, you can indulge in modern Norwegian and Nordic cooking that is low-key yet refined—honest and delicious cuisine that reflects our destinations.

After a day of exploring new destinations, guests can relax and rejuvenate in the elegant Explorer lounge and bar, the gym, or Wellness Center, or admire the scenery and sunsets from the massive indoor/outdoor observation decks. Here, the highlights include the aft infinity pool and hot tubs.

Everything you need for an expedition cruise

A hand-picked team of specialists and modern-day explorers accompanies each expedition cruise. The highly experienced, passionate, and knowledgeable Expedition Team will guide and look after you on your voyage of exploration and instruct you on safety, sustainability, and science.

MS Fridtjof Nansen features a variety of custom-built expedition equipment, including kayaks, a fleet of Blueye underwater drones, and small boats (RIBs) for safe landings in remote areas.

In the footsteps of a great explorer

The newest addition to our fleet honors the heritage of her namesake: the Norwegian explorer, scientist, humanitarian, and Nobel 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 changed over to another great explorer who secretly planned an expedition to the South Pole: Roald Amundsen.

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Contact

Tel: +47 51 00 53 20
Email: [email protected]

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Cabins

  • Expedition Suite

    The suites are spacious cabins with a fantastic layout, including expansive windows. Most have a balcony. Some have a private outdoor hot tub. The suites feature flexible sleeping arrangements with a comfortable sofa and sitting areas, as well as a TV and a bathroom with a shower. They can accommodate up to four passengers.

    Expedition Suites are exclusively on the upper and middle decks. Our Expedition Suites include a bathrobe, an 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 with double bed that can be divided into two single beds, sofabed, TV, minibar, bathrobe, kettle, tea and coffee, espresso maker. Please note: This cabin is automatically made with a double bed. To order twin beds, please notify us at time of booking.

      Cabin code: MA

      • 495 - 517 sq ft
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Queen 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. Please note: This cabin is automatically made with a double bed. To order twin beds, please notify us at time of booking.

      Cabin code: MB

      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Queen 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. Please note: This cabin is automatically made with a double bed. To order twin beds, please notify us at time of booking.

      Cabin code: MC

      • 215 - 323 sq ft
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Queen 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. Please note: This cabin is automatically made with a double bed. To order twin beds, please notify us at time of booking.

      Cabin code: MD

      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Queen bed
      • Balcony
    • Suite w/balcony

      Suites with private balcony, different sizes, top-high decks, flexible sleeping arrangements with double bed that can be divided into two single beds, some with sofabed, TV, minibar, bathrobe, kettle, tea and coffee, espresso maker. Please note: This cabin is automatically made with a double bed. To order twin beds, please notify us at time of booking.

      Cabin code: ME

      • 215 - 301 sq ft
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Queen bed
      • Balcony
    • Corner suite

      Corner suite with large windows. Please note: This cabin is automatically made with a double bed. To order twin beds, please notify us at time of booking.

      Cabin code: MF

      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Queen bed
  • Arctic Superior

    Arctic Superior cabins are comfortable and roomy, and most have a balcony. Flexible sleeping arrangements and a sofa bed, as well as a TV and a bathroom with a shower. Our Arctic Superior cabins include a kettle and tea and coffee. They can accommodate two to four passengers.

    • Outside cabin on upper deck

      High deck cabins with balcony. Spacious cabins, different sizes, flexible sleeping arrangements with double bed that can be divided into two single beds, some with sofabed, TV, kettle, tea and coffee. Please note: This cabin is automatically made with a double bed. To order twin beds, please notify us at time of booking.

      Cabin code: XT

      • 161 - 205 sq ft
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Mixed beds
      • Balcony
    • Outside cabin on lower/middle deck

      Large cabins without balcony. Middle decks, flexible sleeping arrangements with double bed that can be divided into two single beds, sofabed, TV, kettle, tea and coffee. Please note: This cabin is automatically made with a double bed. To order twin beds, please notify us at time of booking.

      Cabin code: TT

      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Queen bed
    • Outside cabin on upper deck

      High deck cabins with balcony

      Cabin code: XTD

      • 161 - 205 sq ft
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Queen bed
      • Balcony
    • Outside cabin on upper deck

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

      Cabin code: XY

      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Queen bed
      • Balcony
    • Outside cabin w/ balcony

      High deck cabins with balcony. Spacious cabins, different sizes, flexible sleeping arrangements with double bed that can be divided into two single beds, some with sofabed, TV, kettle, tea and coffee. With limited view.

      Cabin code: XTJ

      • 194 sq ft
      • Window with limited view
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Queen bed
      • Balcony
    • Outside cabin

      Large accessible cabins without balcony. Middle decks, flexible sleeping arrangements with double bed that can be divided into two single beds, TV, kettle, tea and coffee.

      Cabin code: TY

      • 258 - 280 sq ft
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Queen bed
  • Polar Outside

    The Polar Outside cabins are primarily on the middle decks. Most are 215 square feet, with windows and flexible sleeping arrangements, as well as a TV and a bathroom with a shower. They can accommodate two to four passengers.

    • Outside cabin on lower/middle deck

      Cabins on lower/middle decks. Double bed, TV.

      Cabin code: RS

      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Queen bed
    • Outside cabin on lower/middle decks

      Larger cabins on middle decks. Most 20 square meters, flexible sleeping arrangements with double bed that can be divided into two single beds, some with sofabed, TV. Please note: This cabin is automatically made with a double bed. To order twin beds, please notify us at time of booking.

      Cabin code: RR

      • 205 - 248 sq ft
      • Window
      • Bathroom
      • TV
      • Queen bed

Decks

  • 3 Deck 3
  • 4 Deck 4
  • 5 Deck 5
  • 6 Deck 6
  • 7 Deck 7
  • 8 Deck 8
  • 9 Deck 9
  • 10 Deck 10
  • 11 Deck 11
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