Hurtigruten to Add 3rd Hybrid-Powered Ship

By ,   October 26, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

Expedition cruise and ferry company Hurtigruten announced it had signed an order of memorandum with Kleven Verft AS shipyard in Norway to add a 3rd hybrid-powered expedition ship to line's fleet in 2021.

The newbuild will mirror Hurtigruten’s two other vessels, MS Roald Amundsen (scheduled for delivery in 2019) and MS Fridtjof Nansen (2020), currently under construction at Kleven Verft  AS. It will be able to accommodate a total of 530 passengers with an ice-strengthened hull which will allow it to offer expedition itineraries around the world.  

MS Roald Amundsen cruise ship

Along with Roald Amundsen and Fridtjof Nansen, the new cruise liner will be fitted by bigger-capacity hybrid batteries.

Hurtigruten currently has 17 ships in service, cruising on itineraries in Antarctica, Norway Fjords (also serving the Trondheim-Svolvaer ferry route), Greenland, South America, among others.