Hurtigruten has signed a memorandum of understanding with Norway’s Kleven Verft AS for the construction of their third hybrid powered expedition cruise ship.
This expedition ship will take guests to some of the most spectacular areas of our planet, in a more sustainable and environmentally-friendly way than ever seen before. It will accommodate 530 guests and be custom built for some of the most extreme conditions on the planet, with specially designed, ice-strengthened hull.
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.
Among the innovative green features on the new ship, are substantially larger battery packs to make expedition voyages even more sustainable.
Hurtigruten CEO Daniel Skjeldam says
These are greener, more advanced cruise ships than the world has ever seen – and ships that will raise standards for the whole industry to follow, as we enter a new era of expedition cruising driven by sustainability.
The new Hurtigruten hybrid powered expedition cruise ship is expected to be delivered in 2021.