In July 2018, Hurtigruten will add a brand new ship to its fleet: the MS Roald Amundsen. The state of the art vessel features new and environmentally sustainable hybrid technology that will reduce fuel consumption and show the world that hybrid propulsion on large ships is possible.
MS Roald Amundsen is the first hybrid ship Hurtigruten will add to its fleet, cutting their emissions by sailing with electrical propulsion. The hybrid technology, combined with the advanced construction of the hull and effective use of electricity on board, will reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions on the ship by 20 percent.
Sailing on electrical power is not only a great benefit for the environment, but it will also enhance the impact of experiencing nature for the guests. The ship will bring adventurers from all over the world to the most spectacular destinations in the most sustainable way.
When you start your journey on MS Roald Amundsen, one of the first things you will notice is the atmosphere on board. As the peace and tranquillity of the scenery and relaxed pace takes hold, you will find your senses to everything around you enhanced. From the moment you step on board, you will be treated to active days and relaxing evenings, sublime cuisine and the warm company of like-minded adventurers. The friendly and attentive staff help to create a relaxed atmosphere between the crew and guests. It’s a journey like no other.
You will also notice the ships Norwegian heritage: artefacts and works of art underline their rich history, whilst the ship’s unpretentious yet comfortable décor convey the warmth you will be sure to feel from the Hurtigruten staff during your journey.
One of the most eye-catching features of the ship will be the two level indoor outdoor observation deck. To enrich your journey to the Galápagos, make sure to spend time in the Amundsen Science Center. The edutainment venue is where guests and crew can meet to create a deeper understanding of the areas you will explore. It is packed with state of the art technology and the flexible venue will feature lecture spaces, a small library, and speciality areas for workshops in photography, biology, and more.
On board you will also be able to enjoy three restaurants inspired by Hurtigrutens Nordic and Norwegian heritage.