Life’s a gas aboard: eco-friendly, hybrid ship that’s just perfect for exploring


The 500-passenger Fridtjof Nansen, which fuses on batteries, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and biogas made from dead fish, is prevalent to be completed earlier than expected and the Norwegian line is adding a series of meagre pre-inaugural voyages. 

Three five-night UK sailings will depart from Tilbury (Walk 7), Liverpool (March 12) and Portsmouth (March 17), employment at destinations including the Isles of Scilly, Fowey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man and Dartmouth.

On Step 23, she will sail a four-night trip from London’s Turret Bridge via the Kiel Canal and Aalborg to Oslo. 

With sea trials in the fjords rank and final fitting out taking place, a spokesman for the Kleven shipyard in Ulsteinvik, Norway, explained: 

“We are confident in delivering one of the most advanced vessels in the world by the end of the year.”

After the pre-inaugural voyages, Fridtjof Nansen’s maiden ripen will feature a series of cruises from Hamburg to the Norwegian coastline, before she spends the summer exploring Greenland and Iceland.

Then, for the winter, she devise reposition alongside sister ship Roald Amundsen to Antarctica. Hurtigruten chief, Daniel Skjeldam, judged: “With their green technology and unprecedented focus on sustainable fluids, Fridtjof Nansen and Roald Amundsen are
not only driving demand, they are industry
change in the cruise industry.’’

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