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Dover showcase for hybrid electric-powered cruise ship

The future of cruising will be showcased in Dover on Friday as the Port of Dover hosts the world's first hybrid electric-powered expedition cruise ship, MS Fridtjof Nansen.  Named after the famed Norwegian scientist, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, the ship is operated by Hurtigruten.  

MS Fridtjof Nansen and her sistership MS Roald Amundsen are the world's first cruise ships to use ground-breaking technology with large battery packs designed to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

MS Fridtjof Nansen has been designed for expedition cruising in the polar regions and has an ice strengthened hull.  Passengers can gain a deeper undertstanding of the areas the ship explores in the onboard Nansen Science Centre.   

Hurtigruten will be a regular caller at Dover in 2021 when the company begins a programme of 14-day cruises to see the famed Northern Lights on the hybrid electric-powered, MS Maud.

The arrival of MS Fridtjof Nansen in Dover marks the second major showcase event for the Port of Dover in 2020 following last month's celebrations for Virgin Voyages' Scarlet Lady.

The Port of Dover is the busiest cruise port in the south east, welcoming over 100 cruise calls and over 200,000 cruise passengers a year.

Posted on 05/03/2020