The travel buzz word right now is ‘sustainability’ and Hurtigruten is making global green waves; with its new ship leading the way in minimal impact adventure cruising.
This week, Hurtigruten’s groundbreaking expedition cruise ship MS Roald Amundsen wrote a new chapter in exploration history – being the first ever battery-hybrid powered cruise ship to traverse the legendary Northwest Passage.
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As the MS Roald Amundsen arrived in the Bering Sea, Captain Kai Albrigtsen could make a monumental entry in the ship’s logbook: The first complete passage of the more than 3.000 nautical miles passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific, by hybrid propulsion. – Pretty damn cool.
“Only a few years ago, building cruise ships with battery packs was considered impossible; now the MS Roald Amundsen pays tribute to the great explorer she is named after by traversing one of the world’s most fabled stretches of sea by hybrid propulsion.”
Daniel Skjeldam, Hurtigruten CEO
Using batteries to support her engines, emissions are reduced with more than 20 percent. Having traversed the Northwest Passage, MS Roald Amundsen will sail further along the coast of North- and South America, before spending the winter offering one-of-a-kind expedition cruises in Antarctica.
Hurtigruten’s rapidly growing fleet of custom-built expedition ships takes modern-day adventure travellers to the world’s most spectacular destinations on our Planet – from the High North to Antarctica in the south. Being the world leader in exploration travel comes with great responsibility.
A footprint to be proud of
In 2020, the world’s first hybrid battery-powered cruise ship, the MS Roald Amundsen, will be followed by sister ship MS Fridtjof Nansen.
Hurtigruten is proud to be running a responsible, sustainable global operation.
Click here to read more about Hurtigruten’s sustainability efforts.
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