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.