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MS Fridtjof Nansen

MS Fridtjof Nansen represents the next generation of expedition ships and explores some of the most spectacular corners of the globe. The stunning scenery is reflected in a rich and comfortable interior design. Scandinavian materials from nature, such as granite, oak, birch, and wool is used to create relaxed and stylish cabins and public areas. All cabins are outside cabins, and 50% have private balconies. Aft suites feature private outdoor hot tubs with spectacular views. The core of the onboard experience is the Nansen Science Center, an edutainment venue where guests and crew members meet to foster a deeper understanding of the areas we explore. The Nansen Science Center is also the onboard headquarters for the expedition team. Each expedition voyage is accompanied by a hand-picked team of specialists and modern-day explorers. Highly experienced, passionate, and knowledgeable, the expedition team will be your guides and guardians on your cruise of exploration, instructing you on safety, sustainability, and science.

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Ship Statistics
Year Built 2020
Tonnage 20,889 tons
Registry Norway
Length 459 feet
Beam 77 feet
Passenger Capacity 530
# of Inside Cabins 0
# of Outside Cabins 212
# of Cabins w/ Verandas 135
# of Suites 53
Max. Room Occupancy 2
Age Restrictions
One person must be 21 or older
Dining Options 6:00PM
Tipping Expected? No
Onboard Currency European Union Euro
Services & Amenities
Bars/Lounges Yes
Beauty Salon/Barber Shop No
Casino No
Chapel No
Disco/Dancing No
Elevators Yes
Hot Tub No
Cell Phone Service No
Internet Access No
Internet Center No
Wireless Internet Access No
Laundromats (self service) No
Laundry/Dry Cleaning No
Library Yes
Movie Theatre No
Outdoor Movie Screen No
Onboard Weddings No
Shops Yes
Showroom Yes
Spa Yes
Video Arcade No
Fitness & Sports Facilities
Basketball Court No
Fitness Center Yes
Golf Driving Net No
Golf Simulator No
Ice Skating Rink No
Jogging Track Yes
Mini-Golf Course No
Rock Climbing Wall No
Swimming Pool Yes
Tennis Court No
Water Slide No
Water Sports Platform No
Cabin Features & Amenities
24-Hour Room Service No
Hair Dryer Yes
Safe No
Telephone No
Television Yes
Kids Facilities
Babysitting No
Children's Playroom No
Kiddie Pool No
Supervised Youth Program No
Teen Center No
Water Playground/Splash Park No
Special Needs & Requests
Adjoining Cabins
     (private connecting doors)
Kosher Meals No
Single Occupancy Cabins No
Single Share Program No
Wheelchair-Accessible Cabins Yes
Category MA, MB, MC, MD, ME, MF (Expedition Suite)
These suites are large, well-appointed cabins with expansive windows and most have balconies. Some have a private outdoor hot tub. The suites feature flexible sleeping arrangements with comfortable sofas, sitting areas and TV. Expedition suites are exclusively in upper and mid-deck locations. Our Expedition Suite concept includes an amenity kit, bathrobe, espresso maker, and more. Can accommodate up to four passengers.

Category MA is an Extra Large Corner Suite with private balcony. Ship’s most spacious cabins with large windows.

Category MB is an Extra Large Corner Suite without balcony. Aft corner suite with sofabed.

Category MC is an Aft Corner Suite with private balcony and hot tub.

Category MD is a Large Corner Suite with private balcony. Adapted for guests with wheelchair.

Category ME is a Suite with private balcony.

Category MF is a Corner suite with large windows.

Suite guests may dine at Lindstrom restaurant (reservations required) and have an exclusive check-in area, plus enjoy complimentary turn-down service, laundry service and a minibar (first replenishment is included).

Category XY, XTD, XT, TT, TY (Arctic Superior)
Arctic Superior class cabins are comfortable and roomy accommodation and most have balconies. Flexible sleeping arrangements, sofa beds, TV and other features make this one of our most popular categories. Our Arctic Superior concept includes an amenity kit, kettle, tea and coffee. Can accommodate two to four passengers.

Category XY is an accessible cabin with balcony.

Category XTD is a high deck cabin with balcony.

Category XT is a high deck cabin with balcony.

Category TY is a large accessible cabin without balcony.

Category RR, RJ, RS, RL (Polar Outside)
The Polar Outside cabins are primarily on the middle decks with windows, most are spacious, have flexible sleeping arrangements and TV for excellent and high standard accommodation. Can accommodate two to four passengers.

Category RS are cabins on lower/middle decks.

Category RR are larger cabins on middle decks. Some have sofa beds.

Category RL are cabins on middle decks with portholes.