Hurtigruten is honouring its sustainable travel ethos by ordering a third, low emission hybrid powered expedition cruise ship.

Hurtigruten CEO Daniel Skjeldam said the “groundbreaking vessel” would take guests to some of the most spectacular areas of the planet, in a more sustainable and environmentally-friendly way than ever before.

The new ship will be based on Hurtigruten’s two next-generation ships, MS Roald Amundsen and MS Fridtjof Nansen,.

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It will be able to accommodate 530 guests and will be custom built for some of the most extreme conditions on the planet, with specially designed, ice-strengthened hull.

“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”.

Hurtigruten CEO Daniel Skjeldam

The ship, expected to be delivered in Q2 2021, will be built by Norway’s Kleven Verft AS.

It will be fitted with a number of innovative green features, including a substantially larger battery pack to make expedition voyages even more sustainable.

Hurtigruten CEO Daniel Skjeldam said he strongly believes that Hurtigruten’s “responsible and innovative approach to sustainable solutions, is the perfect fit for the modern-day explorer”.

“Hurtigruten is experiencing a substantial global growth. The expansion we have seen so far, is just the beginning, he said.

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