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.
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.
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.