Fridjtof Nansen sailing into Dover, UK (Image: Port of Dover)
Fridjtof Nansen, Hurtigruten’s new hybrid battery-powered expedition cruise ship, made her first-ever showcase call at the UK’s Port of Dover on 6 March.
The ship visited ahead of the official launch of a new venture, which will see Hurtigruten homeporting in Dover for the first time in its 127-year history in 2021. Trollfjord will offer winter Norway Expedition sailings from the port between October 2021 and March 2022.
“We are thrilled to welcome Hurtigruten here and host such an extraordinary cruise ship ahead of her inaugural voyage,” said Sonia Limbrick, head of cruise at the Port of Dover. “With its environmentally friendly and sustainable approach, Hurtigruten represent everything that Port of Dover Cruise champions. I’m really excited that we have had a glimpse of what is to come, as we prepare to launch our new adventure with Hurtigruten next year, welcoming Trollfjord for 13 turnaround calls over the 2021-2022 season. Her visits will mark the first ever official winter season here.”
Anthony Daniels, UK general manager for Hurtigruten, added: “We are delighted to have been able to include the Port of Dover in our UK showcase sailings for Fridtjof Nansen.”
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