The new Hurtigruten hybrid MS Roald Amundsen has set sail for the artic and is becoming the first cruise ship able to operate on battery power. When using her battery packs, it enables her to move silently through sensitive wild life areas without a trace!
“This opens a new chapter in maritime history. MS Roald Amundsen is the first cruise ship equipped with batteries, something deemed impossible just a few years back. With the introduction of MS Roald Amundsen, Hurtigruten sets a new standard not only for cruising, but for the entire shipping industry to follow,” said Hurtigruten CEO Daniel Skjeldam.
“The MS Roald Amundsen is designed and built with sustainability at core of every little detail. In addition to the green technology, this makes her the first cruise ship in the world designed to be single-use plastic free. Sustainability will also be an integral part of the guest experience. From the hand-picked Hurtigruten Expedition Team to the industry-first Science Center, we will give the guests a deeper understanding of the areas we explore,” added Skjeldam.
Hurtigruten Captain Kai Albrigtsen was at helm as MS Roald Amundsen left the Kleven yard for her maiden voyage along the Norwegian coast. “The Roald Amundsen is a 'Green Pioneer' and to captain a new ship and bring her from the shipyard is always an honor," said Albrigtsen.
Roald Amundsen, can take 500 passengers and is designed to sail in harsh climate waters. Named after the Norwegian explorer who navigated the Northwest Passage in 1903-1906 and was first to reach the South Pole in 1911.
Daniel Nerhagen, TDoS Partner & Project Director for The MS Roald Amundsen says, “The essential focus in the design for Hurtigrutens new cruise ship has been sustainable and timeless design throughout the whole ship. With only functional solutions and natural true Scandinavian material the guests are given the very best sustainable experience at sea. “
Tillberg Design of Sweden are extending our very best wishes to the owners, crew and guests of MS Roald Amundsen.
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