Hurtigruten Unveils Plans for Underwater Drones

By ,   August 29, 2017 ,   Cruise Industry

Hurtigruten unveiled plans to include underwater drones in the onboard experience of its expedition cruises.

The line partnered with the Norwegian developer of underwater drones for ocean exploration Blueye Robotics, and intends to introduce the tools on its vessels, including newbuilds Fridtjof Nansen and Roald Amundsen.

MS Roald Amundsen ship

Developed in the extreme Arctic conditions where the company has sailed for a total of 125 years, Blueye Pioneer drone features compact size of 15 pounds, power (4 robust thrusters) and stability.

The HD wide-angle video camera of the drone uses special technologies which work in low-light conditions and stream live true-color images to screens on Hurtigruten vessels, or to screens/digital diving masks that are worn by travelers in smaller explorer boats.

Blueye Pioneer drones give adventurous passengers the opportunity to become real explorers.