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Historic Ports of the English Channel and Irish Sea

Hurtigruten Expeditions MS Fridtjof Nansen
Date 7th May 22
Nights 3 Nights
1
Portsmouth, UK
Arrive in Portsmouth and board MS Fridtjof Nansen for your three night cruise.
2
Fowey, England
Fowey is a historic harbour town on the west side of the Fowey Estuary in south Cornwall. Watch the fishing boats come and go, wander the crooked cobbled streets in search of gifts, try a clotted cream ice, or sip a pint of local Cornish ale in one of the time-worn taverns. Activity fans can wander on foot to panoramic Gribbin Head, passing through woods and past beaches and small coves; author Daphne du Maurier set some of her famous novels around here. Maybe follow the ‘Hall Walk’ along Pont Pill Creek or stroll along the esplanade to the beach at Readymoney Cove and St Catherine’s Castle. The nearby Eden Project features the world’s largest ‘captive’ tropical rainforest as well as a multitude of biomes, educational installations, and art works. While you’re in Cornwall, be sure to try one of the region’s most famous culinary exports, the Cornish pasty. Not forgetting a cream tea at one of the picturesque harbour side cafés – served the traditional way with cream on top and jam underneath.
3
Waterford, Ireland
Step ashore today in the beautiful seaport of Waterford in southeast Ireland. Dating back to Viking times, this magical city still retains part of its ancient walled core and visits to Reginald's Tower, Bishop's Palace, the Waterford Museum of Treasures and the Viking Triangle reveal Waterford's fascinating heritage. Home to the famous hand-crafted Waterford Crystal glass manufacturer since 1783; you can explore how this glassware is created on a factory tour. Discover scenic countryside on a cycle ride or walk along the Waterford Greenway - a 46km off-road trail along the old railway line between Waterford and Dungarvan. Or why not follow the Waterford Garden Trail to admire the rich variety of flora and fauna at Abbey Road Gardens, Curraghmore House & Gardens, Lismore Castle Gardens, and Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens? Discover family-friendly fun at Activate Waterford, Hawkeye Falconry, Waterford & Suir Valley Railway, and the People's Park.
4
Liverpool, UK
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and make your way home.
Hays Extras
Hays Extras
  • No Fly - Sailing from Portsmouth
  • 3 night cruise onboard MS Fridtjof Nansen
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water)
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore
  • Range of included excursions
  • No gratuities expected
Why Book
Why Book
  • Maybe follow the ‘Hall Walk’ along Pont Pill Creek or stroll along the esplanade to the beach at Readymoney Cove and St Catherine’s Castle
  • Discover scenic countryside on a cycle ride or walk along the Waterford Greenway - a 46km off-road trail along the old railway line between Waterford and Dungarvan
  • The nearby Eden Project features the world’s largest ‘captive’ tropical rainforest as well as a multitude of biomes, educational installations, and art works

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Background
MS Fridtjof Nansen
Overview

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.

Featuring Hurtigruten's revolutionary battery hybrid powered propulsion∘ system, MS Fridtjof Nansen will be a near identical twin to her sister ship MS Roald Amundsen.

Combining state of the art technology∘ premium on board experience with Hurtigruten’s 125 years of experience and unparalleled∘ destinations, the two Norwegian built ships introduces the next generation of adventure travel.

MS Fridtjof Nansen
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Food & Drink

MS Fridtjof Nansen's three restaurants will host a variety of dining options, with menus drawn from our rich Norwegian and Nordic tradition, as well as international cuisine and local inspiration.

Whether enjoying your meal at Aune Main Dining, Fredheim – the informal international meeting place, or the specialty restaurant Lindstrøm, you will indulge in low key yet refined, modern Norwegian Nordic cooking – where our honest and delicious cuisine reflects our destinations.

Entertainment

An expedition cruise with Hurtigruten is rigged towards maximizing your experiences of the places we are going to. On days when we are not landing we encourage you to spend as much time as possible out on deck. Join our educational talks and lectures at different locations on board. A travel experience is often much richer if you have knowledge and understanding about the nature, wildlife, culture and history of your destination.

Our Expedition Team will make sure you are well prepared for the experiences ahead of you. They will also re-capitulate and answer questions in hindsight. You will not find bingo, arcade games and entertainment theatres often found on conventional cruise ships. Our aim is to get you closer to unique environments and to allow you to share the experience with your fellow travellers. Occasionally there may be some light entertainment on board in the evenings.

Health & Fitness

After a day of exploring new destinations, guests can relax and rejuvenate in the elegant Explorer Lounge, a large gym∘ and Wellness center, or enjoy the scenery and sunsets on the massive in- and outdoor Observation Decks∘ with the aft infinity pool and hot tubs as one of the highlights.

Kids & Teens

There is no age restriction on our other destinations∘. For safety reasons, children under 12 years of age will be considered on each landing. It is entirely at the Captain’s discretion to allow children∘ on shore landings.

There is a playroom available for children.

Young Explorer is a complimentary, year-round programme∘ on selected Hurtigruten ships for curious and active youth aged 7-13 years of age.

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Terms & Conditions
Advertised offer based on 2 sharing the lowest category cabin/stateroom unless otherwise stated. Single supplements apply. Offer is subject to availability and can change without notice and may fluctuate in price. Hays Cruise Extras can change without notice and Hays Travel reserves the right to withdraw any offer at any time. This includes any current cruise line campaign/promotion(s) and may be withdrawn whilst the offer is still being promoted. Promotional discounts and savings offered by the operator can change without notice. Pricing is based on the cheapest UK airport or port departure and travelling dates. Promotional discounts and savings offered by the operator can change without notice. Hays Travel reserves the right to omit, suspend or edit any material submitted for this website. Certain destinations where an ESTA or Visa is required, it is the sole responsibility of the individual(s) travelling and Hays Travel cannot accept any liability for declined entries. Further terms and conditions may apply. Please contact Hays Travel for up to date pricing and further information.
Historic Ports of the English Channel and Irish Sea
MS Fridtjof Nansen
7th May 22
3 Nights
£637
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