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Hurtigruten’s Hybrid Powered MS Roald Amundsen – Worlds First Ever Battery-Powered Cruise Ship

Specially designed for some of the most spectacular waters of the planet, MS Roald Amundsen is equipped with large battery packs and groundbreaking green technology.

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The ship is powered by both batteries and fuel.Using these two sources of power reduces fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions by 20 percent.

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MS Roald Amundsen’s maiden season includes expedition cruises along the Norwegian coast, to Svalbard and Greenland, before becoming the first hybrid powered ship to attempt a traverse of the legendary Northwest Passage – following in the wake of the namesake explorer Roald Amundsen’s famed expedition.

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In addition to eco-friendly expedition cruises along the west coast of North- and South-America – with destinations bigger cruise ships cannot reach – MS Roald Amundsen will head to the extreme south for a full 2019/2020 Antarctica season.

The stunning scenery will be reflected in a modern Scandinavian design – with features spanning from the high-tech Amundsen Science Center, vast observation decks, an infinity pool, panoramic sauna, wellness center, three restaurants, bars, Explorer Lounge, aft-facing suites with private outdoor hot tubs, and the laidback atmosphere that creates the special Hurtigruten on board feel.

MS Roald Amundsen Statistics

  • Gross tonnage – 20,889 GRT
  • Passengers – about 530
  • Cabins – about 265
  • Length – 459 feet
  • Width – 77 feet
  • Draught – 17 feet