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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, Nansen Explorer 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.
Nansen Explorer’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.
An expedition on the Nansen Explorer gives you unrivalled opportunities to immerse yourself in the White Continent. Slide down glaciers, explore ice-strewn waters on board a Zodiac and brave a freezing plunge in the world’s coldest seas. For the intrepid explorer, camp out overnight on the ice, scale black granite mountains, soar over azure lakes on a helicopter or explore under the water in a polar submarine.
Get in touch with our team of specialists to find out more and start planning your journey to Antarctica aboard the Nansen Explorer.
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
1 Helicopter landing site
14 dive tanks and weights
6 double kayaks
2 single kayaks4 Standup Paddleboards (SUP)
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 aboard the Nansen Explorer in Antarctica: 6-17 Feb 2023
Prices from EUR 27,500 per head (based on two guests sharing a cabin)
Itinerary: r/t Ushuaia
High season (Dec 1 – Feb 28) charter rate: EUR 335 000 / week all inclusive (except crew tips and any specially requested premium provisions or wines).
The rate includes all consumables (fuel, food and beverages, port costs etc) as well as two PSA expedition guides.