A revolutionary cruise ship is scheduled to dock in Liverpool (England UK) on Tuesday, May 10.
Hurtigruten's MS Fridtjof Nansen is the world's second cruise ship with hybrid propulsion. The 140-m vessel can accommodate up to 528 people across 11 decks (9 passenger-accessible, 5 with cabins).
MV Fridtjof Nansen features innovative Scandinavian design, large observation platforms (on several decks), pool deck with infinity pools, Jacuzzis, and bars. The artwork reflects both the Antarctic and the Arctic with photos of the early expeditions, snow-capped peaks paintings, and pictures of penguins. MS Fridtjof Nansen brings her guests close to nature and unforgettable experiences. She offers numerous lounges to relax, as well as a well-equipped gym for the more active passengers.
The vessel has a variety of custom-built expedition equipment, such as a fleet of Blueye underwater drones, large inflatable Explorer Boats (zodiacs), and kayaks. After completing their daily adventures, passengers are able to rejuvenate in the vessels' Wellness area, panoramic sauna, gym, or on the pool deck with an infinity pool, pool bar, and jacuzzis. Follows the complete list of Fridtjof Nansen ship lounges, clubs, and other entertainment venues for kids, teens, and adults.
Aft on Pool Deck is the outdoor infinity pool (rectangular swimming pool with heated water) flanked by two outdoor Jacuzzis (whirlpools), pool showers, and Pool Bar. Two separate Sauna Rooms (unisex) are located midship-starboard.
Nansen Science Centre (deck 6 forward, on the below photo) is a large "scientific lounge" (research lab) packed with high-tech gadgets (including microscopes and touch screens) and the latest digital technology equipment. The venue consists of Library, Lecture Halls, Photo Center (photo- and video-processing studio), a Conference Room, Expedition Team Room, and dedicated areas for themed educational activities (workshops in biology, marine life, geography, photography, etc). Hurtigruten's Expedition Team provides passengers with scientific information and technology assistance.
MS Fridtjof Nansen will arrive in Liverpool on Tuesday and will then set sail for the Outer Hebrideans to Stornoway (Isle of Lewis, Scotland). After that, the vessel will head across the North Atlantic to Heimaey (Iceland, Westman Islands), the biggest and most populous island off the Atlantic coast.
Fridtjof Nansen will then sail around Iceland first docking in the capital of the country Reykjavik making her final call on the island at Seydisfjordur on May 20. Following is a quick stop back in Kirkwall (Orkney Islands, Scotland). The ship is finally arriving back in Liverpool UK 15 days later on May 25.