MS Fridtjof Nansen accidents and incidents

MS Fridtjof Nansen cruise ship


Length (LOA)
140 m / 459 ft

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CruiseMapper's MS Fridtjof Nansen cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 600-passenger vessel owned by Hurtigruten. Our MS Fridtjof Nansen accidents page contains reports made by using official data from renown online news media sources, US Coast Guard and Wikipedia.

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  • Tom Cruise ship charter (2020)
  September 2020Other Incidents

In early September 2020, Tom Cruise (1962-born American actor and producer) rented the Fridtjof Nansen ship in order to prevent any more filming delays to his "Mission Impossible 7" movie production. The movie (being filmed in several European locations) faced production stoppages due to the ongoing Coronavirus-related travel restrictions.

Reportedly, Tom Cruise paid ~GBP 0,5 million (~USD 665 M / EUR 560 M) to rent the Hurtigruten vessel through the end of September 2020. The ship (chartered as a floating hotel for the film's production crew) also sheltered 200+ local staff plus 200+ international personnel.

MS Fridtjof Nansen remained docked in Hellesylt Norway - approx 217 mi (350 km) from the Hurtigruten homeport Bergen.

  24 May 2018Other Incidents

On May 24, 2018, Hurtigruten announced that vessel's launch has been pushed back due to fleetmate Roald Amundsen's delayed construction (pushed back to 2019). Fridtjof Nansen's Antarctica cruise schedule (2019-2020) was transferred/added to MS Midnatsol (now Maud).

All affected passengers received full refunds (cruise and flights) plus booking discounts on alternative Hurtigruten cruises.

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