The successful launch marks an important milestone in the construction of the world’s first hybrid-powered expedition ship, that will be fitted with large battery packs for reduced emissions.
MS Roald Amundsen is the first of one of Hurtigruten’s two groundbreaking hybrid ships, custom built with green technology to explore some of the most spectacular waters of our Planet.
Specially constructed for voyages in polar waters bringing adventurers from all over the world to the most spectacular destinations in the most sustainable way.
Her interior design will be full of Scandinavian materials from nature, such as granite, oak, birch and wool to create relaxed and stylish cabins and public areas. All cabins are outside, 50 % will have private balconies and aft suites will feature private outdoor Jacuzzis with spectacular views.
Construction of MS Fridtjof Nansen, due to debut in 2019, is well underway at Kleven Yards where MS Roald Amundsen is now undergoing her final outfitting.
The launching of MS Roald Amundsen also saw some special attendance: From the bay outside the yard, guests and crew on MS Lofoten, built in 1964 and Hurtigruten’s oldest vessel, greeted the newest addition to the Hurtigruten fleet.