Hurtigruten Expeditions returns to Antarctica with the battery-hybrid powered MS Roald Amundsen, and MS Fram. Both will once again bring guests to explore the White Continent as of November and December, departing from Punta Arenas, Chile.
Due to the travel restrictions situation, the third ship planned for Antarctica, the newly named battery-hybrid powered MS Fridtjof Nansen, will instead be offering expedition cruises to the coast of Norway from Hamburg, Germany. She will complement the refurbished battery-hybrid powered MS Otto Sverdrup, as most of her sailings are sold out for the first quarter of 2022 due to strong demand.
Affected guests have been contacted with rebooking options.
“Preparing for a two-ship Antarctica season this fall marks a remarkable turning point for us. With MS Roald Amundsen and MS Fram sailing out of Punta Arenas, and MS Fridtjof Nansen offering in-demand expedition cruises in Europe, we are back with all our planned expedition fleet activities at the start of the new year. Knowing that also all Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Express ships are back in schedule, and that all hotels and on-land offers will be open to guests again, we look optimistically and enthusiastically at the adventure travel year of 2022,” said Hurtigruten Group CEO Daniel Skjeldam.
With very strong 2022 booking numbers demonstrating substantial pent-up demand for future adventure travel, Hurtigruten Expeditions now prepare for:
- MS Roald Amundsen to sail her first Antarctica expedition cruise out of Punta Arenas on November 25.
- MS Fram, originally scheduled to depart from Ushuaia, Argentina, to kick off her 2021/22 Antarctica season from Punta Arenas, on December 14.
- MS Fridtjof Nansen, initially scheduled for Antarctica 2021/22, to have her first departure from Hamburg in January 2022.