Hur­tigruten’s taster

Cruise Weekly - - NEWS -

HUR­TIGRUTEN has pub­lished its first voy­ages of the 2019/20 sea­son and re­leased de­tails on its two new ex­pe­di­tion ships, MS Roald Amund­sen ( pic­tured) and MS Fridtjof Nansen.

The 2019/20 sea­son is shap­ing up to be the line’s most ex­ten­sive Arc­tic and Antarc­tic pro­gram in its 125-year his­tory, with the first Antarc­tic voy­ages to be on MS Fridtjof Nansen.

Three ships will be op­er­ated out of South Amer­ica for the full sea­son, and sev­eral ves­sels - in­clud­ing MS Fram,

MS Spits­ber­gen and MS Nord­st­jer­nen - sail­ing four- to 14-day Arc­tic voy­ages out of Longyear­byen, Sval­bard.

Se­lect Green­land ex­pe­di­tion voy­ages will also be avail­able on MS Fram.

Cur­rently un­der con­struc­tion at Kleven Yard in Nor­way,

MS Roald Amund­sen and MS

Fridtjof Nansen will de­but in 2018 and 2019 and are be­ing billed as the “world’s green­est, safest and most ad­vanced ex­pe­di­tion ships”.

They will fea­ture a two-level in­door/out­door Ob­ser­va­tion Deck wrapped around the ships’ bow, in front of the Amund­sen Science Cen­ter/ Nansen Science Cen­ter.

The venue will in­clude lec­ture spa­ces, a small li­brary, and spe­cial­ity ar­eas for work­shops.

Guests will be able to choose from three restau­rants or hang out in the sauna, gym, or on the pool deck fea­tur­ing an in­fin­ity pool, jacuzzis & a bar.

All 265 rooms on the 530-pas­sen­ger ves­sels are out­side cab­ins, half of which will have pri­vate bal­conies.

The ships will be equipped with Blu­eye un­der­wa­ter drones, kayaks & Ex­plorer Boats.

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