MS Roald Amundsen

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MS Roald Amundsen Review and Specifications

Specifications of MS Roald Amundsen

Builder Kleven Verft AS (Ulsteinvik, Norway)
Year built 2018
Building cost USD 220 million
Owner Hurtigruten AS
Length (LOA) 140 m / 459 ft
Beam (width) 24 m / 79 ft
Passengers 530 - 600
Cabins 265

Review of MS Roald Amundsen

Launched in 2018, (still under construction at Kleven Yards, Norway), ms Roald Amundsen is the first of the two new hybrid powered expedition ships, part of the Hurtigruten fleet. The first two newbuilds were named “Fridtjof Nansen” and “Roald Amundsen” - after the most influential Norwegian polar pioneers from the era when the company first started offering adventure travels. The ships are due to be delivered in 2018 and 2019, respectively.Hurtigruten MS Roald Amundsen cruise ship

History - construction & ownership

Hurtigruten (translated as "Express Route") is a daily freight and passenger shipping service along Norway's northern and western coast between Bergen and Kirkenes. Often referred to as "Norwegian Coastal Express", the ships of the line sail nearly the entire length of the country and complete their round-trip journey in 11 days. The cruise has been described as "World's Most Beautiful Sea Voyage," and features highlights including the Lofoten Islands, the Hanseatic League city of Bergen and the Geiranger fjord. Hurtigruten has around 2% of the worldwide cruise market.

The 530-passenger cruise ship Roald Amundsen holds the highest safety standards. MV “Roald Amundsen” and MV “Fridtjof Nansen” are the first of Hurtigruten’s new class of specially constructed exploration vessels for voyages in polar waters. The ships are designed by Rolls Royce and feature strengthened hulls for traversing ice.

The hybrid technology offers fully electric propulsion option for shorter time periods. The new battery technology contributes to the significant reduction of CO2 from the cruise ships. The new solutions contribute to a 20% reduction of fuel consumption. In total, the two newbuilds will feature a reduced CO2 emission of 6400 metric tons annually compared to traditional vessels. In perspective, it is the same amount of yearly emissions that is created by 5540 new cars.

Cruise itinerary program

The itinerary program of ms Roald Amundsen, the first next-generation expedition ship of Hurtigruten, includes expedition voyages to Antarctica and Chilean fjords during the 2018-2019 inaugural season of the vessel.

Cabins

Most Roald Amundsen staterooms are Oceanview rooms. There are a total of 265 staterooms aboard, with the largest being the Grand Suites (400 ft2). These are with one or two rooms, and have private balconies, separate sitting area, queen beds and Internet access.

Dining options - Food & Drinks

Breakfast and lunch on the Roald Amundsen ship are buffet-style and open-seating. The serving area is situated in the center of the ship's restaurant in a square formation. Meals are spread out over a couple of hours, so the dining room is seldom crowded. Some dinners are open seating self-service buffets, while others are plated meals served in one or two seatings, depending on how full the cruise ship is.

Follows the complete list of ms Roald Amundsen restaurants and food bars.

  • The Restaurant (dining room with large floor-ceiling windows, buffet station in the middle and outdoor seating area)
  • The Bistro (offers light snacks and drinks; has a separate buffet dining area).
  • New dining option (yet to be revealed).

Entertainment options - Fun & Sport

MV Roald Amundsen features innovative Scandinavian design, large observation platforms, jacuzzis and infinity pools.

From the moment passengers step onboard the compact Roald Amundsen ship, they feel as though they’ve arrived in the polar region. The artwork reflects both the Antarctic and Arctic with photos of the early expeditions, snow-capped peaks paintings and pictures of penguins. MS Roald Amundsen brings her guests close to nature and unforgettable experiences. She offers numerous lounges to relax, as well as a well-equipped gym for the more active passengers. 

Follows the complete list of Roald Amundsen ship lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Ward (wardroom, ship officers’ dining room and relaxation lounge)
  • Embarkation/disembarkation area/lobby for easy loading/unloading of passengers going on land expeditions; ship-to-shore tendering is serviced by inflatable boats, used mostly for wildlife watching)
  • Lecture halls (offer expert lectures and multimedia presentations)
  • The Lobby (with floor-ceiling windows, reception, expeditions booking and information)
  • Internet corner (Internet Cafe with 4 Internet computers, combined with a library)
  • Shop (selling hand-made souvenirs, special occasion gifs, Hutigruten logo merchandise); Video Games Arcade.
  • Observation terraces and Promenade Deck (open-air deck spaces)
  • Observation Lounge (with panoramic windows for 270-degree ocean views; served by its own bar; lounge’s outdoor area is named ”Passenger Bridge”)
  • Fitness Room (with treadmills, exercise bikes, rowing machine, ping pong table, free weights); two whirlpools with shower section; two separate Saunas
  • The Sun Deck is the place for Hurtigruten’s special ceremony “Arctic Circle baptism”, including a Neptune-costumed crewmember, icy seawater, and a shot for warming up.

MS Roald Amundsen wiki

MS Roald Amundsen is the first of Hurtigruten's new expedition cruise ships built in Norway (by Kleven Maritime). The company signed a letter of intent with the shipbuilder In April 2016 for 2 vessels, with included option for 2 more ships of the same class / design. The contract was signed in July 2016, with Roald Amundsen scheduled for delivery in July 2018. The second same-class ship (MS Fridtjof Nansen) was scheduled for delivery in July 2019.

This cruise vessel class was purposefully designed for Norwegian coastal and Polar expedition cruises (Arctic and Antarctica itineraries). The Rolls-Royce company's Marine devision received a GBP 25 million (USD 33 million) from the shipyard to provide the vessel's design and equipment.

  • The ship's design features an ice-strengthened hull, wave piercing bulbous bow, Rolls-Royce Unified Bridge (navigation consoles, software interfaces, etc) for safe and efficient performances.
  • The new ship integrates a DP0 (Bridge Mate dynamic positioning system), Aquarius 100 stabilisers, ACON (integrated automation and control) system.
  • The vessel's max draught / draft is 5,3 m (17 ft).
  • The ship's hybrid power plant combines electric power systems, which efficiency allows fuel reduction by approx 20% and approx 20% lower CO2 emissions (an equivalent of over 3000 tons3 CO2 per year).
  • The ship iss powered by all four "Bergen B33:45L" diesel engines (by Rolls-Royce) plus batteries. The engines are equipped with an SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) system to meet IMO Tier III NOx emissions limit.
  • The ship's fully electric propulsion includes two Azipull thrusters (powered by a permanent magnet motor) plus two tunnel thrusters. The permanent magnet motor delivers high efficiency at various speeds.
  • The vessel's construction officially started on February 23, 2017, with Daniel Skjeldam (Hurtigruten's CEO) attending the first steel cut at the Kleven shipyard.

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MS Roald Amundsen Itineraries 2018

The below listed MS Roald Amundsen cruise prices on 2018 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Hurtigruten fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
23 October 18 nights / 19 days, round-trip Discover Antarctica, Patagonia & Chilean Fjords
fly-cruise (Santiago (Ch))
Prices starting
from $9982
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24 Oct      Departing from Valparaiso, Santiago, Chile   
25 Oct - 26 Oct     At Sea   
27 Oct     Chiloe Island, Chile   
28 Oct     At Sea   
28 Oct 23:00 - 23:00     Wellington Island, Chile   
29 Oct 23:00 - 23:00     Puerto Natales, Chile   
30 Oct 23:00 - 23:00     Puerto Natales, Chile   
31 Oct 23:00 - 23:00     Chilean Fjords, Patagonia   
01 Nov 23:00 - 23:00     Beagle Channel, Glacier Alley, Chile Patagonia   
01 Nov 23:00 - 23:00     Cape Horn, Chile Antarctica   
02 Nov 23:00 - 23:00     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
03 Nov 23:00 - 23:00     Deception Island, Antarctica   
04 Nov 23:00 - 23:00     Half Moon Island, Antarctica   
05 Nov 23:00 - 23:00     Neko Harbor, Antarctica   
06 Nov 23:00 - 23:00     Cuverville Island, Antarctica   
07 Nov 23:00 - 23:00     Brown Bluff, Antarctica   
08 Nov 23:00 - 23:00     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
09 Nov 23:00 - 23:00     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
10 Nov 23:00 - 23:00     Ushuaia, Argentina   
10 Nov      Arriving in Santiago (Ch) (flight)   
10 November 16 nights / 17 days, round-trip Explore Antarctica, the Falklands & Chilean Fjords
fly-cruise (Santiago (Ch))
Prices starting
from $9752
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11 Nov      Departing from Santiago (Ch) (flight)   
11 Nov      Departing from Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica   
12 Nov     Chilean Fjords, Patagonia   
13 Nov     Cape Horn, Chile Antarctica   
14 Nov     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
15 Nov     Deception Island, Antarctica   
16 Nov     Half Moon Island, Antarctica   
17 Nov     Brown Bluff, Antarctica   
18 Nov     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica   
19 Nov     Cuverville Island, Antarctica   
20 Nov     Neko Harbor, Antarctica   
21 Nov     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica   
22 Nov     At Sea   
23 Nov     Port Stanley, East Falkland Island   
24 Nov     Carcass Island, Falkland Islands   
25 Nov     New Island, Falkland Islands   
26 Nov     Strait of Magellan   
27 Nov     Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica   
27 Nov      Arriving in Santiago (Ch) (flight)   
26 November 16 nights / 17 days, round-trip Explore Antarctica, the Falklands & Chilean Fjords
fly-cruise (Santiago (Ch))
Prices starting
from $9752
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27 Nov      Departing from Santiago (Ch) (flight)   
27 Nov      Departing from Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica   
28 Nov     Chilean Fjords, Patagonia   
29 Nov     Cape Horn, Chile Antarctica   
30 Nov     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
01 Dec     Deception Island, Antarctica   
02 Dec     Half Moon Island, Antarctica   
03 Dec     Brown Bluff, Antarctica   
04 Dec     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica   
05 Dec     Cuverville Island, Antarctica   
06 Dec     Neko Harbor, Antarctica   
07 Dec     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica   
08 Dec     At Sea   
09 Dec     Port Stanley, East Falkland Island   
10 Dec     Carcass Island, Falkland Islands   
11 Dec     New Island, Falkland Islands   
12 Dec     Strait of Magellan   
13 Dec     Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica   
13 Dec      Arriving in Santiago (Ch) (flight)   
12 December 16 nights / 17 days, round-trip Explore Antarctica, the Falklands & Chilean Fjords
fly-cruise (Santiago (Ch))
Prices starting
from $9752
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13 Dec      Departing from Santiago (Ch) (flight)   
13 Dec      Departing from Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica   
14 Dec     Chilean Fjords, Patagonia   
15 Dec     Cape Horn, Chile Antarctica   
16 Dec     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
17 Dec     Deception Island, Antarctica   
18 Dec     Half Moon Island, Antarctica   
19 Dec     Brown Bluff, Antarctica   
20 Dec     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica   
21 Dec     Cuverville Island, Antarctica   
22 Dec     Neko Harbor, Antarctica   
23 Dec     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica   
24 Dec     At Sea   
25 Dec     Port Stanley, East Falkland Island   
26 Dec     Carcass Island, Falkland Islands   
27 Dec     New Island, Falkland Islands   
28 Dec     Strait of Magellan   
29 Dec     Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica   
29 Dec      Arriving in Santiago (Ch) (flight)   
28 December 16 nights / 17 days, round-trip Explore Antarctica, the Falklands & Chilean Fjords
fly-cruise (Santiago (Ch))
Prices starting
from $9752
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29 Dec      Departing from Santiago (Ch) (flight)   
29 Dec      Departing from Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica   
30 Dec     Chilean Fjords, Patagonia   
31 Dec     Cape Horn, Chile Antarctica   
01 Jan     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
02 Jan     Deception Island, Antarctica   
03 Jan     Half Moon Island, Antarctica   
04 Jan     Brown Bluff, Antarctica   
05 Jan     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica   
06 Jan     Cuverville Island, Antarctica   
07 Jan     Neko Harbor, Antarctica   
08 Jan     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica   
09 Jan     At Sea   
10 Jan     Port Stanley, East Falkland Island   
11 Jan     Carcass Island, Falkland Islands   
12 Jan     New Island, Falkland Islands   
13 Jan     Strait of Magellan   
14 Jan     Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica   
14 Jan      Arriving in Santiago (Ch) (flight)   

MS Roald Amundsen Itineraries 2019

The below listed MS Roald Amundsen cruise prices on 2019 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Hurtigruten fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
13 January 18 nights / 19 days, round-trip Antarctica, the Polar Circle & Beyond
fly-cruise (Santiago (Ch))
Prices starting
from $10401
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14 Jan      Departing from Santiago (Ch) (flight)   
14 Jan      Departing from Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica   
15 Jan     Beagle Channel, Glacier Alley, Chile Patagonia   
16 Jan - 17 Jan     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
18 Jan     Half Moon Island, Antarctica   
19 Jan     Brown Bluff, Antarctica   
20 Jan     Cuverville Island, Antarctica   
21 Jan     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica   
22 Jan     Lemaire Channel, Antarctica   
23 Jan     Neko Harbor, Antarctica   
24 Jan     Wiencke Island, Port Lockroy, Antarctica   
25 Jan     Crystal Sound, Antarctica   
26 Jan     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica   
27 Jan     At Sea   
28 Jan     Port Stanley, East Falkland Island   
29 Jan     Carcass Island, Falkland Islands   
30 Jan     New Island, Falkland Islands   
31 Jan     Strait of Magellan   
01 Feb     Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica   
01 Feb      Arriving in Santiago (Ch) (flight)   
31 January 18 nights / 19 days, round-trip Antarctica, the Polar Circle & Beyond
fly-cruise (Santiago (Ch))
Prices starting
from $10401
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01 Feb      Departing from Santiago (Ch) (flight)   
01 Feb      Departing from Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica   
02 Feb     Beagle Channel, Glacier Alley, Chile Patagonia   
03 Feb - 04 Feb     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
05 Feb     Half Moon Island, Antarctica   
06 Feb     Brown Bluff, Antarctica   
07 Feb     Cuverville Island, Antarctica   
08 Feb     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica   
09 Feb     Lemaire Channel, Antarctica   
10 Feb     Neko Harbor, Antarctica   
11 Feb     Wiencke Island, Port Lockroy, Antarctica   
12 Feb     Crystal Sound, Antarctica   
13 Feb     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica   
14 Feb     At Sea   
15 Feb     Port Stanley, East Falkland Island   
16 Feb     Carcass Island, Falkland Islands   
17 Feb     New Island, Falkland Islands   
18 Feb     Strait of Magellan   
19 Feb     Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica   
19 Feb      Arriving in Santiago (Ch) (flight)   
18 February 18 nights / 19 days, round-trip Antarctica, the Polar Circle & Beyond
fly-cruise (Santiago (Ch))
Prices starting
from $10401
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19 Feb      Departing from Santiago (Ch) (flight)   
19 Feb      Departing from Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica   
20 Feb     Beagle Channel, Glacier Alley, Chile Patagonia   
21 Feb - 22 Feb     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
23 Feb     Half Moon Island, Antarctica   
24 Feb     Brown Bluff, Antarctica   
25 Feb     Cuverville Island, Antarctica   
26 Feb     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica   
27 Feb     Lemaire Channel, Antarctica   
28 Feb     Neko Harbor, Antarctica   
01 Mar     Wiencke Island, Port Lockroy, Antarctica   
02 Mar     Crystal Sound, Antarctica   
03 Mar     Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica   
04 Mar     At Sea   
05 Mar     Port Stanley, East Falkland Island   
06 Mar     Carcass Island, Falkland Islands   
07 Mar     New Island, Falkland Islands   
08 Mar     Strait of Magellan   
09 Mar     Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica   
09 Mar      Arriving in Santiago (Ch) (flight)   
08 March 18 nights / 19 days, round-trip Discover Antarctica, Patagonia & Chilean Fjords
fly-cruise (Santiago (Ch))
Prices starting
from $10388
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09 Mar      Departing from Santiago (Ch) (flight)   
09 Mar      Departing from Punta Arenas, Chile Antarctica   
10 Mar     Beagle Channel, Glacier Alley, Chile Patagonia   
11 Mar     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
12 Mar     Deception Island, Antarctica   
13 Mar     Half Moon Island, Antarctica   
14 Mar     Brown Bluff, Antarctica   
15 Mar     Cuverville Island, Antarctica   
16 Mar     Neko Harbor, Antarctica   
17 Mar     Drake Passage, Antarctica   
18 Mar     Cape Horn, Chile Antarctica   
19 Mar     Chilean Fjords, Patagonia   
20 Mar     Puerto Natales, Chile   
21 Mar     Puerto Natales, Chile   
22 Mar     Wellington Island, Chile   
23 Mar     At Sea   
24 Mar     Chiloe Island, Chile   
25 Mar - 26 Mar     At Sea   
27 Mar      Arriving in Valparaiso, Santiago, Chile   
26 March 15 nights / 16 days, one-way from Valparaiso to Puntarenas
Prices starting
from $4167
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27 Mar      Departing from Valparaiso, Santiago, Chile   
28 Mar     Coquimbo, La Serena, Chile   
29 Mar - 30 Mar     At Sea   
31 Mar     Arica, Chile   
01 Apr 01:00 - 01:00     At Sea   
02 Apr 01:00 - 01:00     Pisco, Peru   
03 Apr 01:00 - 01:00     Callao, Lima, Peru   
04 Apr 01:00 - 01:00     At Sea   
05 Apr 01:00 - 01:00     Trujillo, Honduras   
06 Apr 01:00 - 01:00     At Sea   
07 Apr 01:00 - 01:00     Manta, Ecuador   
08 Apr 01:00 - 01:00     At Sea   
09 Apr 01:00 - 01:00     Coiba Island, Panama   
10 Apr 01:00 - 01:00     Golfito, Costa Rica   
11 Apr      Arriving in Puntarenas, Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica