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Nansen Explorer, Antarctica | Plan South America

Adventure I Antarctica I On The Water I Property

Nansen Explorer is a new concept for yachting. Conceived as a research vessel, she represents today a hybrid between a powerful commercial ship with the comforts and service of a luxury yacht. Originally built to carry 60 passengers, she now carries only 12 guests in 7 staterooms. With an Ice-1A classed, 72 meter long hull and an ice-experienced Captain and bridge team, she can sail further, and penetrate deeper into ice, than other yachts.  An expansive heli-deck, complete with onboard refuelling capabilities, allows for deeper exploration.  Kayaks, SUPs, and two Mk V Zodiacs offer ample opportunities to explore on a more intimate scale. Inside, cabins are modern, spacious, and most with generous floor to ceiling windows.

What we love about the Nansen Explorer

The ship’s lounge is comfortable and inviting, creating a friendly atmosphere for conversation at the end of a full day. Superb chefs offer mouthwatering meals. Down below, a large gym is available, and at the very top of the ship, the Bridge is always open if you want to chat with one of the Officers. Expedition capability is at this vessel’s core, with a handpicked crew and expedition team that thrives on operational capability and flexibility. Bridging the gap between rugged expedition vessel and luxury super yacht, Nansen Explorer is unlike anything else available for adventure seeking charterers or those looking to book a single cabin on a scheduled departure in the polar regions.

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Name: MV Nansen Explorer
Flag: Norwegian NIS
Notations: General Cargo Unrestricted
Navigation, Ice Class 1A
Length/Beam/Draught: 71.6m / 13m / 5.1m
Accommodation: 12 Guests
Cabin Configuration: 3 Suites & 4 Cabins
Crew: 14 Crew + 2 Expedition Team
Cruising Speed: 11 knots
Year of Build/Refit: 1983 / 2021
Tenders: 2 x Zodiac MILPRO Mark V with 60hp engines

Expedition Equipment:
1 Helicopter landing site
14 dive tanks and weights
6 double kayaks
2 single kayaks4 Standup Paddleboards (SUP) 

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When to Travel

Scheduled cabin charters:

We will be running a number of all inclusive cabin charters throughout the season (Dec 1 – Feb 28) offering guests the opportunity to charter a cabin rather than the vessel exclusively. 

Photography themed expedition in Antarctica: 1-12 Feb 2022

Prices from EUR 27,500 per head (based on two guests sharing a cabin)

Itinerary: r/t Ushuaia


Charter rate: 

High season (Dec 1 – Feb 28) charter rate: EUR 335 000 / week all inclusive 

The rate includes all consumables (fuel, food and beverages, port costs etc) as well as two PSA expedition guides.

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