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Hurtigruten: World’s 1st Hybrid Electric-Powered Cruise Ship Named in Antarctica

November 8, 2019


We could not think of a better location than Antarctica to name MS Roald Amundsen,” Daniel Skjeldam, chief executive officer of Hurtigruten, commented, adding that the ship is the symbol of a new era in the cruise industry.

MS Roald Amundsen is one of three 15,000-ton hybrid-powered vessels ordered by Norwegian cruise operator Hurtigruten.

Accommodating 530 passengers, the ships are custom built for the Arctic’s extreme conditions, with specially designed, ice-strengthened hulls.

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