Hurtigruten, the world’s largest expedition cruise operator, continues to push the boundaries on green travel with their announcement today on the construction of their third hybrid powered expedition cruise ship.
The new ship’s design, construction, engineering and advanced technology will be based on Hurtigruten’s two next-generation ships, MS Roald Amundsen and MS Fridtjof Nansen, currently under construction at the Norwegian yard. The new hybrid powered expedition ship, accommodating 530 guests, will be custom built for some of the most extreme conditions on the planet, with specially designed, ice-strengthened hull.
The new Hurtigruten hybrid powered expedition ship is expected to be delivered in Q2 2021.
Among the innovative green features on the new ship, are substantially larger battery packs to make expedition voyages even more sustainable.
Celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2018, Hurtigruten is the world’s largest expedition cruise operator.
With a growing fleet of 17 custom built expedition ships, Hurtigruten explores unique destinations from pole to pole, including Antarctica, South America, Norway, Svalbard, Greenland, Northwest Passage and other Arctic destinations.
The Hurtigruten Kleven agreement is subject to certain contingencies, which is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2019.