Your journey begins in Halifax. There are red-brick heritage buildings, parks, the landmark Citadel Hill National Historic Site, top-quality museums, Alexander Keith’s original 1820 brewery, and a 4km seafront boardwalk. We definitely recommend spending an extra day or two here on a Pre-Programme before embarking on on MS Fridtjof Nansen.
Welcome to this historic town at the intersection of traditional Anglo-Scottish and Acadian French cultures. Situated in the world's largest lobster fishing grounds, Yarmouth boasts the largest fishing fleet in Atlantic Canada. View the grand sea captain homes built in 1850 or enjoy the picturesque views and hiking trails at Cape Forchu Lightstation.
IncludedYarmouth Walking TourEnjoy a leisurely exploration of this historic town on your own time to enjoy the day as you please.
Yarmouth - Tusket IslandWhat’s better than a day at sea en route to one of the quaintest inhabited islands in southern Nova Scotia?
Yarmouth - Traditions of AcadiaJoin us on a half-day adventure that takes you to the seaside town of Pubnico where you will experience L’Acadie, the historic Acadian village in Nova Scotia.
Stroll the downtown Historic District here and peruse its shops, restaurants and cafés. The native Passamaquoddy Tribe have called Moose Island home for at least 10,000 years, an area which also attracts seals, eagles, and whales. We may see Old Sow in nearby Passamaquoddy Bay, believed to be the biggest whirlpool in the Western Hemisphere.
Surrounded by Acadia National Park, simply stunning in the fall, and perched by the sea on Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor has a special ambiance that is classic Maine. You’ll find some of the region’s best restaurants here, with a focus on seafood. Whales, seals and puffins can also be spotted along the coast.
IncludedBar Harbor - Gilded Age Walking tourOn this exciting walking tour, you'll travel back to the 19th century, when Bar Harbor was the world's most exclusive resort.
Bar Harbor - Lulu Lobster Boat RideStep aboard an authentic lobster boat and ply the calm waters of Frenchman Bay to experience Maine’s timeless tradition of commercial lobstering first-hand.
Acadia National ParkPass through the quaint town of Bar Harbor on your way to Acadia National Park and enjoy the views along Park Loop Road.
This small coastal town situated in Penobscot Bay, like many towns in Maine, began around the lobster-fishing industry, but is now known for its boutiques, fine dining, and galleries. Art appreciators can spend time at Maine Contemporary Art and the world-famous Farnsworth Art Museum that contains works by Andrew Wyeth and other New England painters.
IncludedRockland - Breakwater lighthouse with nature walkShuttle to Breakwater - Rockland Harbor Breakwater Light is a historic lighthouse complex at the end of the Rockland Breakwater in the harbor of Rockland, Maine.
Rockland – Birdwatching in the WetlandsThe perfect tour for birders, we explore three different habitats in the Rockland area in search of birdlife.
Rockland - Camden Historical Walking Tour and Lobster BoatEnjoy a historical walking tour of fascinating Camden followed by a harbour cruise in a traditional lobster fishing boat.
Camden Hills State Park – Hike Bald Rock MountainEnjoy this moderately challenging hike in Camden Hills State Park, Maine, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding area and connect with nature on the north-east coast of North America.
Rockland Harbor Kayak TourThis is an excellent tour for beginners to get a feel for what sea kayaking is all about.
This buzzing city has a strong community spirit running through its art and music scene, as well as seafood that’s big on local flavours. Tour historic Old Port, known for its working waterfront, art galleries, and restaurants in converted warehouses.
IncludedPortland Waterfront Walking TourThis two-hour walking tour covers much of historic Portland.
Best of MaineYou will visit Fort Williams Park located on the rocky coast in beautiful Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
Portland - Lobster Boat Sail to Casco BayDiscover the inner workings of the area with a voyage on a lobster boat followed by a walking tour through the cobbled streets of the area exploring the numerous marine related businesses.
Portland Culinary Walking DiscoveryDiscover the culinary insights of the lively city of Portland.
Visitors are drawn to this colourful town for the beautiful beaches, restaurants, and charming shops. Artists began frequenting Provincetown a century ago and it is one of the oldest continuous art colonies in the country. Nearby Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary attracts 17 species of whale, including humpbacks and the rare North Atlantic right whales.
IncludedTrolley Tour of ProvincetownExplore the sights and sounds of Provincetown from the comfort of the Mayflower trolley
Provincetown - Whale WatchingEnjoy the beauty of the Outer Cape as you depart traveling along the National Seashore, viewing the beaches, lighthouses and the very tip of Cape Cod.
Off-Road Sand Dune Adventure with Clam BakeExperience the history, culture, and ecology of the Provincetown Dunes in the National Seashore Park.
From its history as the oldest city in America to its near-on fanatical sports fans, the melting-pot city of Boston is a true treasure trove of Americana at its most authentic. Join one of our optional excursions to tour the city, which is also home to prestigious Harvard University and legendary sports teams such as the Red Sox, Patriots, and Celtics. Walk the Freedom Trail for a sense of the city's revolutionary roots, taste the region’s favourite creamy clam chowder, or enjoy the dynamic contemporary art, music and theater scenes. Spend the night in the city using MS Fridtjof Nansen as your base before disembarking the next day.
IncludedBoston - The Freedom Trail Walking TourTravel back in time to Revolutionary Boston with a walk along the historic Freedom Trail
Boston - A Look into Harvard University Grounds with a Harvard StudentOn this very exclusive Harvard campus tour, your Harvard student will provide an inside look at college life in Cambridge during this walking tour of the University.
Boston - Fenway Park Tour and Batting Cage ExperienceYou are about to enter the home of the 2018 Boston Red Sox World Series Champions.
Boston City TourLeave the pier and passing by Boston’s busy waterfront you will arrive at Long Wharf to embark on a 45-minute harbor cruise.
Boston - Whale Watching in Stellwagen Bank Marine SanctuarySet sail for a whale watching experience of a lifetime.
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.
- Complimentary reusable water bottle to use at water refill stations on board
- English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore
- Range of included excursions
- 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 programme allows guests to assist with live 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
- Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment for activities
- Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket
- Expedition Photographers help with your camera settings before landings
Not included in your voyage
- International flights
- Travel insurance
- Luggage handling
- Optional shore excursions with our local partners
- Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team
- Optional treatments in the onboard wellness and spa area
- All planned activities are subject to weather conditions
- Excursions and activities are subject to change
- Please ensure you meet all visa entry requirements
- No gratuities expected
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 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.
Yarmouth - Yarmouth Walking Tour
Yarmouth - Tusket Island
Yarmouth - Traditions of Acadia
Bar Harbor - Gilded Age Walking tour
Bar Harbor - Lulu Lobster Boat Ride 21/22
Bar Harbor - Acadia National Park
Rockland - Breakwater lighthouse with nature walk
Rockland – Birdwatching in the Wetlands
Rockland - Camden Historical Walking Tour and Lobster Boat
Rockland – Camden Hills State Park
Rockland Harbor Kayak Tour
Portland - Portland Waterfront Walking Tour
Portland - Best of Maine
Portland - Lobster Boat Sail to Casco Bay
Portland - Portland Culinary Walking Discovery
Provincetown - Trolley Tour of Provincetown
Provincetown - Whale Watching
Provincetown - Off-Road Sand Dune Adventure with Clam Bake
Boston - The Freedom Trail Walking Tour
Boston - A Look into Harvard University Grounds with a Harvard Student
Boston - Fenway Park Tour and Batting Cage Experience
Boston City Tour
Boston - Whale Watching in Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary
Extend your cruise
Get more out of your journey by adding a Pre- or Post-programme before or after your expedition cruise.
Halifax: Pre-Programme (20/21 and 21/22)
Boston: Post-Programme (21/22)
Sailing with MS Fridtjof Nansen
- MS Fridtjof Nansen: Life on board and Practical information
- Expedition Team in North America
- Young Explorers’ Programme: Bring your kids on board