Liverpool to Portsmouth – Showcase Voyage 2
Duration: 6 days
- Showcase Voyage – be amongst the very first to cruise on MS Fridtjof Nansen, prior even to her Inaugural series
- Experience Dublin and Cardiff plus some pretty lesser-visited ports of call around the UK
- Several included activities during your Showcase Voyage, plus optional excursions available
- Hybrid powered expedition cruise
This is a Showcase Voyage - your opportunity to be amongst the very first guests to sail on MS Fridtjof Nansen, prior even to her Inaugural season commencing 01 April 2020.
You can expect a stunning ship, designed with cutting-edge innovation and sustainability at its very core, incorporating world-first hybrid technology to reduce emissions and our environmental footprint.
Before joining MS Fridtjof Nansen, explore this maritime city which has been a key trade and migration port from the 18th to the early 20th centuries as well as famously being the hometown of The Beatles. Wander along the waterfront where the iconic mercantile buildings known as the "Three Graces" – Royal Liver Building, Cunard Building and Port of Liverpool Building – stand on the Pier Head.
Originally founded as a Viking village in the 9th century, Dublin evolved into the Kingdom of Dublin and is now home to around 500,000 inhabitants in the city itself.
As well as having a reputation as one of Europe’s most youthful cities (with an estimate of 50% of citizens being younger than 25) Dublin’s history resonates through its institutions. Explore this fascinating city and take time to visit places such as Trinity College, Ireland’s oldest university dating back to 1592 and home to the Book of Kells, a world-famous medieval manuscript.
Seat of British rule in Ireland until 1922, Dublin Castle was erected in the early thirteenth century on the site of a Viking settlement and is definitely recommended to visit.
Of course, no visit to Dublin would be complete without a pint of Guinness (or two!).
Dublin City & the Book of KellsThe bricks and mortar of Dublin’s streets provide the stage to what is a truly great city, a city built on hundreds of years of history and culture.
Dublin - Malahide Castle & Irish PubVisit Malahide Castle, former seat of the Talbot family.
With over 600 castles and a whole host of myths and legends to discover, Wales is commonly known as the “Land of Castles”. Take a visit to Cardiff Castle with over 2,000 years of history, featuring magnificent architecture, gargoyles on the castle walls and secret tunnels.
Cardiff itself has a diverse history with an array of ties to Norway and polar exploration - notably the Norwegian Church Arts Centre, as the birthplace of Roald Dahl and as the starting point of Captain Robert Scott’s legendary trip to the South Pole. Enjoy a stroll around Cardiff Bay and walk along Cardiff Bay Barrage which was one of the largest civil engineering projects in Europe during construction in the 1990.
Cardiff - St. Fagans National Museum of HistorySt Fagans is one of Europe's leading open–air museums and Wales's most popular heritage attraction.
Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the beautiful, historic harbour town of Fowey rests on the west side of the Fowey Estuary, a flooded valley cut by meltwater after the last Ice Age.
Explore this delightful location on foot and wander down to the panoramic Gribbin Head on the west side where the Gribbin Headland Daymark went up in 1832 as a navigation aid. There are many other walks available, including the “Hall Walk” along the Pont Pill creek or along the esplanade to Readymoney Cove and St Catherine’s Castle.
Fowey - The Eden ProjectThe world's largest global garden.
Set on the banks of the River Dart, the enchanting town of Dartmouth is steeped in maritime history and is home to Britannia Royal Naval College which has produced world class Naval Officers since 1863. Castles, Abbeys, steam trains and magnificent walking trails are just a few of the compelling attractions waiting to be explored during our visit.
We will be anchored in the centre of the town with a short tender ride ashore, allowing you easy access to visit the town on your own or join one of our impressive excursions to learn more about this fascinating town.
IncludedDartmouth - Mayflower Heritage WalkIn 1620, the Mayflower ship, carried 102 hopeful pilgrims across the Atlantic ocean from Plymouth in the UK to Plymouth in America. Dartmouth town hosted the Mayflower as well as many of the pilgrims before their voyage across the ocean. Here, you can walk through the streets of Dartmouth with your local guide, discovering historical landmarks of 1620 including Bayards Cove where the Mayflower anchored during her stay in Dartmouth.
Dartmouth - Dartmoor National Park and Buckfast AbbeyDartmouth is the gateway to the Dartmoor National Park, a vast area of sparsely inhabited moor land covering approximately 600 square miles.
Our journey comes to an end in the city of Portsmouth. A port city and naval base known for its maritime heritage, with over 800 years of maritime history. Before heading home, take the opportunity to explore this fascinating city and perhaps visit Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Gunners Wharf or explore the Southsea Castle – just some of the many attractions of the city.
Included in your voyage
- Expedition cruise in a cabin of your choice
- Breakfast, lunch, and dinner including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurants Aune and Fredheim
- À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests
- Complimentary tea and coffee
- Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
- English-speaking Expedition Team who organize and accompany activities on board and ashore
- Range of included excursions/activities
- Experts on the Expedition Team deliver in-depth lectures on a variety of topics
- Use of the ship’s Science Center, which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes
- Citizen Science program allows guests to assist with current scientific research
- Professional onboard photographer gives top tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos
- Use of the ship’s hot tubs, infinity pool, panoramic sauna, outdoor and indoor gyms, and outdoor running track
- Informal gatherings with the crew such as daily recaps and preparation for the day to come
Not included in your voyage
- International flights
- Travel protection
- Luggage handling
- Optional shore excursions with our local partners
- Optional treatments in the onboard wellness and spa area
- All planned activities are subject to weather conditions
- Excursions and activities are subject to change
- No gratuities expected
- Ambassador discount does not apply on this sailing.
MS Fridtjof Nansen
|Ship yard||Kleven Yards, Norway|
|Passenger capacity||530 (500 in Antarctica)|
|Gross tonnage||20 889 T|
MS Fridtjof Nansen is the latest addition to Hurtigruten’s fleet of custom built ships – and the next generation expedition ship. She will explore some of the most spectacular corners of the globe.
Some expedition cruises may include excursions that can be reserved for no additional charge. These included excursions can often be combined with other excursions available in port.
Please note excursions are subject to change and are not yet available for booking for departures after March 2021.