MS Roald Amundsen Scheduled for a Northwest Passage Voyage

By ,   January 18, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

The 530-passenger ms Roald Amundsen, currently under construction for Hurtigruten at Kleven Werft, is scheduled for delivery in August.

After the ship's first year of service, on August 29, next year, Roald Amundsen will sail a 26-night Northwest Passage cruise from Kangerlussuaq, Greenland to Nome, Alaska. 

She will thus become the 3rd largest cruise ship to have made full transit of the Northwest Passage, after the 980-passenger Crystal Serenity and 165-residence The World.

Hurtigruten's new hybrid electric ship, the 459ft Roald Amundsen, called “the world’s greenest vessel,” is one of two under order for the company, the first hybrid electric-diesel power cruise ships in the world. This way, ms Roald Amundsen will become the first electric-powered cruise ship to travel the Northwest Passage.

The ship is being specially built for voyages in polar waters and will serve as a base camp at sea, bringing adventurers to the most spectacular destinations of the world.