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MS Fridtjof Nansen

A state-of-the-art, hybrid Scandi-style ship honoring the heritage of her namesake Norwegian explorer.
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 11,480
Up to 43% savings
3 Itineraries
12 - 19 Days
Large Size
530 Guests
Service Level
Luxury
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 11,480
Up to 43% savings

Highlights

  • A team of specialists and modern-day adventurers accompanies each expedition, serving as your hosts throughout your voyage
  • Indoor and outdoor observation decks for all-weather viewing. 50% of the cabins have private balconies, some even with hot tubs!
  • Launched in 2020, Fridtjof Nansen has been branded as one of the world’s greenest, safest and most advanced expedition ships

Honoring the heritage of her namesake—the innovative Norwegian polar explorer, scientist, humanitarian, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Fridtjof Nansen—the MS Fridtjof Nansen is a purpose-built, polar ‘class 6’ expedition ship, capable of carrying up to 530 passengers (limited to 500 passengers for Antarctic cruises) in 265 outside-facing cabins across 14 categories.

Featuring a hybrid powered system with large battery packs, shore power connection and a wide range of green technology, the MS Fridtjof Nansen is one of the greenest expedition ships in the world. Indeed, according to ESG analysis carried out by Scope and published in Stern in 2021 she is the most sustainable—and safest—cruise ship in the world.

Life On Board

The vessel has no end of amenities to enjoy whilst on your expedition, not least three restaurants, a lecture theater, library, sauna, gym, spa, outdoor pool & hot tubs, and free Wi-Fi.

The interiors of the Fridtjof Nansen ship are crafted from natural Scandinavian materials, such as granite, oak, birch and wool, which have been used to create relaxed and stylish areas. Sink into a comfortable armchair in the elegant Explorer Lounge & Bar and gaze out at the spellbinding views through the panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows.

One of the most eye-catching exterior design features is the two-level indoor/outdoor Observation Deck. This is the ideal place to scan t...

Specifications

  • Guests
    530 (500 in Antarctica)
  • Staff & Crew
    130
  • Guide & Crew to Guest Ratios
    1:12 & 1:3.8
  • Guest to Space Ratio
    1:42
  • Number of Decks
    9
  • Number of Cabins
    265
  • Zodiacs & Loading Bays
    17 & 1
  • Year Built
    2020
  • Ice Class
    PC6
  • Length
    459.3 ft (140.0 m)
  • Beam
    77.3 ft (23.6 m)
  • Draft
    16.4 ft (5.0 m)
  • Cruising Speed
    15 kn
  • Stabilizers
    Yes

Amenities

cocktail
Bars (x2)
Explorer Lounge & Pool Bar
shopping bag
Boutique
stethoscope
Clinic
treadmill
Fitness Center
Plus outdoor gym areas & walking/running track
presentation
Lecture Theater
books
Library

Cabins

There are 14 cabin types available

Expedition Suite I

3 Guests, Double/Twin + Sofa Bed
495-517 ft² (46-48 m²)
2 Cabins

Expedition Suite II

3 Guests, Double/Twin + Sofa Bed
474 ft² (44 m²)
2 Cabins

Balcony Corner Suite

3 Guests, Double/Twin + Sofa Bed
215-323 ft² (20-30 m²)
6 Cabins

Large Balcony Suite

3 Guests, Double/Twin + Sofa Bed
377 ft² (35 m²)
1 Cabin

Balcony Suite

3 Guests, Double/Twin + Sofa Bed
215-323 ft² (20-28 m²)
41 Cabins

Corner Suite

2 Guests, Double/Twin
377 ft² (35 m²)
1 Cabin

Arctic Outside Cabin

2 Guests , Double/Twin
258-280 ft² (24-26 m²)
2 Cabins

Arctic Balcony Cabin V

3 Guests, Double/Twin + Sofa Bed
194 ft² (18 m²)
10 Cabins

Arctic Balcony Cabin IV

3 Guests, Double/Twin + Sofa Bed
205 ft² (19 m²)
2 Cabins

Arctic Balcony Cabin III

3 Guests , Double/Twin + Sofa Bed
161-205 ft² (15-19 m²)
10 Cabins

Arctic Balcony Cabin II

2 Guests , Double/Twin + Sofa Bed
291 ft² (27 m²)
4 Cabins

Arctic Balcony Cabin I

2 Guests, Double/Twin
161-205 ft² (15-19 m²)
61 Cabins

Polar Outside Cabin II

4 Guests, Double/Twin + Sofa Bed
205-248 ft² (19-23 m²)
112 Cabins

Polar Outside Cabin I

4 Guests, Double/Twin
183 ft² (17 m²)
12 Cabins

Itineraries

There are 3 itineraries available
Highlights of Antarctica
12 Day / 11 Night
Up to 43% savings

Highlights of Antarctica

Length: 12 Day / 11 Night
Embarkation: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sites: Ushuaia, Antarctic Peninsula
$ 11,480 - $ 43,002
Per Person
Antarctica & Patagonia Expedition
18 Day / 17 Night
Up to 43% savings

Antarctica & Patagonia Expedition

Length: 18 Day / 17 Night
Embarkation: Valparaíso, Chile
Disembarkation: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sites: Chiloé Island, Puerto Edén, Puerto Natales, Torres del Paine National Park, + 5 More
$ 14,966 - $ 38,194
Per Person
Antarctica & Falklands Expedition (Northbound)
19 Day / 18 Night
Up to 43% savings

Antarctica & Falklands Expedition (Northbound)

Length: 19 Day / 18 Night
Embarkation: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sites: Ushuaia, Beagle Channel, Antarctic Peninsula, Falkland Islands, + 2 More
$ 14,968 - $ 39,707
Per Person
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