Hurtigruten Orders New Hybrid Powered Expedition Ship
Hurtigruten continues to push the borders for green travel – and orders new, groundbreaking hybrid powered expedition cruise ship.
Hurtigruten, an expedition cruise operator, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Norway’s Kleven Verft AS for the construction of their third hybrid powered expedition cruise ship.
The new ship’s design, construction, engineering and advanced technology will be based on Hurtigruten’s two next-generation ships, MS Roald Amundsen and MS Fridtjof Nansen, currently under construction at the Norwegian yard.
The new hybrid powered expedition ship, accommodating 530 guests, will be custom built for some of the most extreme conditions on the planet, with specially designed, ice-strengthened hull.
Green technology and battery packs
The new Hurtigruten hybrid powered expedition ship is expected to be delivered in Q2 2021. Among the innovative green features on the new ship, are substantially larger battery packs to make expedition voyages even more sustainable.
17 ships and growing
Celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2018, Hurtigruten is the world’s largest expedition cruise operator.
With a growing fleet of 17 custom built expedition ships, Hurtigruten explores unique destinations from pole to pole, including Antarctica, South America, Norway, Svalbard, Greenland, Northwest Passage and other Arctic destinations.
Hurtigruten is introducing the world’s first hybrid battery powered cruise ships, the MS Roald Amundsen and the MS Fridtjof Nansen. A third hybrid powered expedition vessel will be added to the fleet in 2021.