Hurtigruten’s new ship, Roald Amundsen, will be named in Antarctica

Roald Amundsen will become the first cruise ship to be named in Antarctica, with the naming ceremony to take place in a few months when the expedition vessel makes its way to the White Continent on its maiden Antarctica voyage.

Instead of the traditional bottle of champagne smash, a chunk of ice will be used.

Hurtigruten CEO Daniel Skjeldam said:

We can think of no better place to name the truly unique MS Roald Amundsen than the waters of Antarctica, where no ship has ever been christened before.

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