‘World’s Greenest Cruise Ship’ Construction Underway

Hurtigruten CEO Daniel Skjeldam (right) officially started the construction of MS Roald Amundsen at Kleven Yards, Norway. Kleven CEO Ståle Rasmussen (left). (Photo: Hurtigruten)

Posted by Eric Haun

Hurtigruten CEO Daniel Skjeldam pressed the button to officially
kick off the construction of hybrid expedition cruise ship MS
Roald Amundsen - "the greenest cruise ship the world has ever
seen," according to the ship owner.

The new ship is the first of a new generation that will change
expedition travel forever, Skjeldam said during the ceremony at
Kleven Yards on the western coast of Norway.

When launched in 2018, MS Roald Amundsen will be the world's
first expedition cruise ship powered by hybrid battery
technology. The steel section marking the official start of the
construction, will become one of the main engine compartments -
housing the ship's revolutionary hybrid engines.

Sustainability will be the core of every detail of the ship and
the on board operation, the owner said. The hybrid engines will
reduce fuel consumption substantially and allow for periods of
completely emission free sailing. With a number of other
groundbreaking technical solutions throughout the ship, MS Roald
Amundsen will be the most advanced and environmental friendly
expedition ship ever built, according to Skjeldam.

In addition to a variation of custom built expedition equipment
and a handpicked Expedition Team, MS Roald Amundsen will feature
in- and outdoor explorer decks, an activity center, three
restaurants, a fitness and wellness center, an aft top deck pool
bar with two jacuzzis and an infinity pool - as well as other
features yet to be disclosed.

More than half of the 265 all outside cabins feature private
balconies, while a number of Expedition Suites features private
outdoor Jacuzzis.

The MS Roald Amundsen 2018/2019 inaugural season includes
expedition voyages to Antarctica and the Chilean fjords.

MS Roald Amundsen

Built: 2018 Kleven Yards, Norway

Gross tonnage: 20.889

Length OA: 140 m

Breadth molded: 23.6 m

Draft: 5.3 m

Guests: 530

Cabins: 265 (all outside, 50% private balconies)

Crew: 151

Cruising speed: 15 knots

Flag: Norwegian

Ice class: PC-6

Feb 27, 2017

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