Hurtigruten Expeditions to return to Antarctica

Hurtigruten Expeditions will return to Antarctica later this year with battery-hybrid powered MS Roald Amundsen (IMO 9813072), departing from Punta Arenas, Chile, on November 25th and MS Fram (IMO 9370018), which will set sail from the same port on December 14th.

Because of to travel restrictions, the third battery-hybrid powered ship, MS Fridtjof Nansen (IMO 9813084), will offer expedition cruises to the coast of Norway from Hamburg, Germany, complementing the refurbished battery-hybrid powered MS Otto Sverdrup (IMO 9231951).

All guests and crew for all Antarctica expedition cruises will have to be vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency.

MS Roald Amundsen’s first departure will be a “Solar Eclipse”, sailing to the Scotia Sea near the South Orkney Islands, a group of four islands almost 400 miles northeast of the Antarctic Peninsula, the best place to experience the eclipse.

2019-built, Norway-flagged, 21,765 gt Roald Amundsen is owned by Explorer II AS care of Hurtigruten Cruise AS of Tromso, Norway. ISM manager is Hurtigruten Expedition Tech of Hamburg. It is entered with Gard on behalf of Explorer II AS and Hurtigruten AS. As of October 14th, moored in Hamburg.

2007-built, 11,647 gt, Norway-flagged Fram is owned and managed by Hurtigruten Cruise AS of Tromso, Norway. ISM manager is Hurtigruten Expedition Tech of Hamburg, Germany. Entered with Gard P&I. As of October 14th moored in Tindekaia, Norway.

2019-built, Norway-flagged, 21,765 gt Fridtjof Nansen owned by Explorer II AS, managed by Hurtigruten Expedition Tech of Hamburg, Germany. Entered with Gard P&I. As of October 14th moored at Ulsteinvik, Norway.

2002-built, Norway-flagged, 15,690 gt Otto Sverdrup is owned and managed by Hurtigruten Cruise AS of Tromso, Norway, ISM managed by Hurtigruten Expeditions Tech of Hamburg. Entered with Gard P&I. As of October 14th moored in Narvik, Norway, scheduled to reach Kristiansund, Norway, on October 16th.