Waterproof Cruises

Nansen Explorer

Nansen Explorer is a unique vessel, combining the strength of a rugged expedition ship with the luxury of a super yacht.

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Nansen Explorer Polar Yacht

Nansen Explorer was originally built as a research vessel. After a complete refurbishment, this expedition ship now offers the comfort and service of a luxury superyacht. With an Ice-1A class, Nansen Explorer can sail further and deeper into ice than other yachts. This makes her perfect for exclusive yachting voyages to the polar regions.

The Nansen Explorer offers space for only 12 guests in 7 very luxurious rooms. All cabins are very spacious, feature modern Scandinavian design and have generous large windows. The ship’s lounge is very comfortable and a great place for a chat after a full day of adventure.
A unique feature of the Nansen Explorer is its' expansive heli-deck. This allows inland exploration by helicopter and even opens up opportunites for heli-skiing! Furthermore you will find kayaks, paddle-boards, dive equipment and two zodiacs for exploration on a more intimate scale. The mudroom allows you to store expedition gear away from your cabins and offers easy access to the zodiacs. On the lower deck there's also a large gym, and the bridge is always open if you want to chat with one of the officers.

Charter Nansen Explorer

Nansen Explorer is available for adventure seeking charterers. Its' small size is ideal for small groups or families looking for a unique voyage. You can rent the entire ship for your personal expedition cruise.

On some selected departures it is also possible to book a cabin without chartering.

Ship Specifications

  • Flag: Norwegian NIS

  • Ice Class: 1A

  • Length: 71.6m

  • Beam: 13m

  • Draught: 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 kayaks, 4 Standup Paddleboards (SUP)

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Dates & Rates

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  • Nansen Explorer Antarctic Peninsula Cruise

    • 3rd Feb - 14th Feb 2023
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices per person from
    27,500 EUR

    Special photography voyage with world-class photographers
    Daisy Gilardini and Audun Dahl.

  • Nansen Explorer West Svalbard

    • 8th Jun - 18th Jun 2023
    • Embark: Longyearbyen
    • Disembark: Longyearbyen
    Prices per person from
    16,000 EUR


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