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Hurtigruten Revises Start-Date and Itinerary for the Maiden Voyage of Roald Amundsen

By ,   June 26, 2019 ,   Cruise Industry

Hurtigruten revised the itinerary and start-date for the maiden voyage of its brand new hybrid-powered expedition ship Roald Amundsen.

The luxury newbuild billed as the first hybrid-powered cruise ship in the world was scheduled to set sail from Hamburg, Germany on Thursday, June 27, with passengers onboard. Currently, the plan is for the vessel to leave from Tromso, Norway, on Tuesday, July 2.

The rescheduling has been due to delays in final fitting at Kleven shipyard, Ulsteinvik.

Roald Amundsen completed sea trials in the fjords along Norway's western coast in February 2019.

MS Roald Amundsen cruise ship

Roald Amundsen and her sistership Fridtjof Nansen are being fitted out at Kleven shipyard. The expedition cruise ships, each able to accommodate 530 passengers, feature green technology like battery packs and specially designed ice-strengthened hulls.

Hurtigruten has ordered a 3rd hybrid-powered expedition ship which is scheduled for delivery in the 2nd quarter of 2021.