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MS Fridtjof Nansen Completes Sea Trials

   December 5, 2019 ,   Cruise Industry

Hurtigruten announced that its new hybrid battery-powered expedition ship MS Fridtjof Nansen is to be completed earlier than expected. This is the reason why Hurtigruten is adding a number of shorter pre-inaugural cruises.

MS Fridtjof Nansen boasts green technology and huge battery packs and is, alongside sistership MS Roald Amundsen, the first battery-hybrid-powered cruise ship in the world.

The new expedition ship is scheduled for delivery by the end of the year, well ahead of her April 1 inaugural voyage out of Hamburg to the coast of Norway.

MS Fridtjof Nansen cruise ship

Departing from London (on March 7, 2020), Liverpool (on March 12, 2020) and Portsmouth (on March 17, 2020), the 5-night pre-inaugural cruises will take passengers exploring hand-picked destinations in the British Isles. The hybrid-powered ship will visit destinations like the Isles of Scilly, Isle of Man, Dartmouth, and Fowey.

A 4-night cruise to Oslo will take passengers through the Kiel Canal and Aalborg, from a spectacular departure point - the iconic Tower Bridge in London.

MS Fridtjof Nansen’s maiden season also includes a series of sailings from Hamburg to the Norwegian coast, prior to spending the summer of 2020 in Greenland and Iceland. During the 2020-2021 winter cruise season, she will join MS Roald Amundsen for the line’s signature Antarctica cruises.