MS Fridtjof Nansen deck 6 plan (Promenade-Dining-Lobby-Science)

Deck layout and review

Review of MS Fridtjof Nansen deck 6 (Promenade-Dining-Lobby-Science)

  • Observation Deck (fore-located Indoor Explorer Deck, lower level 1 of 2) is glass-enclosed (with wall-to-wall windows) and connected (via inside stairs) with the Outdoor Observation Deck (on deck 7 above). It also has access to deck 6's Outdoor Walking Deck, thus forming a small Promenade Deck in the ship's forward section.
  • The Lobby area on Deck 6 houses the Reception Desk (24-hour guest service), Tour Office (expeditions booking and information) and Boutique Shop (selling hand-made souvenirs, special occasion gifs, Hurtigruten logo merchandise).
  • Aune Main Dining (named after the Norwegian polar expedition supplier Tinus Aune) is the ship's aft-located dining room (capacity 234 seats) with large floor-ceiling windows, buffet station in the middle, outdoor seating area (alfresco terrace). Aune Restaurant serves complimentary Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Fredheim Restaurant (capacity 71 seats, aft-portside location) is a Bistro (casual dining lounge) named after Villa Fredheim (early-20th-century hunting station on Spits­ber­gen Island). Fredheim Restaurant offers light snacks and beverages (in a lounge seating) and has a separate buffet dining area.

The fore-located Nansen Science Centre (on the below photo) is an Activity Center (large "scientific lounge" / research lab) packed with high-tech gadgets (including microscopes and touch screens) and latest digital technology equipment. The venue consists of Library, Lecture Halls, Photo Center (photo- and video-processing studio), Conference Room, Expedition Team Room, dedicated areas for themed educational activities (workshops in biology, marine life, geography, photography, etc). Hurtigruten's Expedition Team provides here passengers with scientific information and technology assistance.

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