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Historic images: First ever cruise ship to sail on battery power

Historic images: First ever cruise ship to sail on battery power

Press releases   •   Jul 01, 2019 12:57 UTC

​These images show Hurtigruten’s hybrid powered MS Roald Amundsen making maritime history – as the first cruise ship in the world to sail purely on battery power.

Hurtigruten partners with Biokraft in record-breaking biogas deal: Will power ships with dead fish

Hurtigruten partners with Biokraft in record-breaking biogas deal: Will power ships with dead fish

Press releases   •   May 23, 2019 12:52 UTC

Expedition cruise line Hurtigruten signs a multi-year deal with Norway-based Biokraft to supply climate-neutral liquified biogas (LBG) – and power ships with fuel made from dead fish and other organic waste. In what is the largest ever global contract for supply of liquefied biogas (LBG) to a shipping operator, Hurtigruten and Biokraft has entered into a 7,5-year deal.

​Hurtigruten Foundation funds local communities and projects

​Hurtigruten Foundation funds local communities and projects

Press releases   •   Apr 25, 2019 12:40 UTC

From preserving the shores of South Georgia, recycling plastic in the Philippines, growing fresh vegetables in an Arctic desert, to rescue dogs, local initiatives and conserving the polar bear population. These are the projects awarded funds by Hurtigruten Foundation in 2018.

Hurtigruten partners with EAT for more sustainable cuisine

Hurtigruten partners with EAT for more sustainable cuisine

Press releases   •   Mar 18, 2019 12:36 UTC

Hurtigruten will offer their environmentally conscious guests even more exquisite and healthier food options. A new strategic partnership with EAT Foundation is set to reduce food waste and expand menus, giving guests the opportunity to choose more plant-based cuisine.

​Hurtigruten introduces electric explorer catamarans

​Hurtigruten introduces electric explorer catamarans

Press releases   •   Mar 14, 2019 12:45 UTC

Exploring some of the most pristine waters of the planet has never been more eco-friendly – as Hurtigruten introduces silent, electric-powered and emission-free catamarans.

​Hurtigruten introduces new expedition ship: MS Finnmarken slated for total makeover

​Hurtigruten introduces new expedition ship: MS Finnmarken slated for total makeover

Press releases   •   Mar 04, 2019 12:34 UTC

After the most extensive upgrade in Hurtigruten’s 125 years of history, MS Finnmarken will reemerge as a brand new premium expedition cruise ship.

​World’s first hybrid cruise ship completes sea trial

​World’s first hybrid cruise ship completes sea trial

Press releases   •   Feb 25, 2019 12:24 UTC

Hurtigruten’s MS Roald Amundsen is nearing completion at Kleven Yard. This weekend the world’s first hybrid powered cruise ship completed her first sea trials in the fjords along the western coast of Norway.

​Hurtigruten opens upgraded Polar Hotel: High-end Hospitality in the High North

​Hurtigruten opens upgraded Polar Hotel: High-end Hospitality in the High North

Press releases   •   Feb 20, 2019 12:19 UTC

Exploring the pristine wilderness of Svalbard does not necessarily mean you have to cook dinner on your portable stove and spend the night on a sleeping mat. After immersing in the Arctic wilderness and maybe catching a glimpse of a polar bear, you can enjoy relaxed luxury at the 78th parallel.

​Hurtigruten elevates the guest experience to a new level - introducing the tallest screen at sea

​Hurtigruten elevates the guest experience to a new level - introducing the tallest screen at sea

Press releases   •   Jan 24, 2019 12:08 UTC

Technology will take the guest experience on Hurtigruten’s world’s-first hybrid powered expedition cruise ship MS Roald Amundsen to a new level. Her high-tech centerpiece: The tallest and most spectacular LED screen at sea.

Hurtigruten announces first hybrid expedition ship captain

Hurtigruten announces first hybrid expedition ship captain

Press releases   •   Dec 17, 2018 11:52 UTC

​At the age of 17, he started his career as a Hurtigruten galley assistant. 37 years later, Kai Albrigtsen (54) will take command of the world’s first hybrid powered cruise ship.

Hurtigruten expands to Alaska – presents the widest ever selection of expedition cruises

Hurtigruten expands to Alaska – presents the widest ever selection of expedition cruises

Press releases   •   Dec 03, 2018 11:44 UTC

Hurtigruten is expanding the world’s greenest and most extensive expedition cruise program with a number of new and unique destinations. From 2020, Hurtigruten guests can explore the Alaskan wilderness on board the brand-new and hybrid powered MS Roald Amundsen.

Expedition favorite MS Fram gets a complete revamp

Expedition favorite MS Fram gets a complete revamp

Press releases   •   Nov 28, 2018 11:22 UTC

After a decade of exploring some of the most spectacular waters on our planet, Hurtigruten’s MS Fram will receive a total makeover – and reemerge as a brand-new expedition ship.

Hurtigruten to power cruise ships with dead fish

Hurtigruten to power cruise ships with dead fish

Press releases   •   Nov 19, 2018 10:39 UTC

Hurtigruten to power cruise ships with fossil-free, renewable gas produced from dead fish and other organic waste. - What other see as a problem, we see as a resource and a solution. By introducing biogas as fuel for cruise ships, Hurtigruten will be the first cruise company to power ships with fossile-free fuel, Hurtigruten CEO Daniel Skjeldam says.

​Extreme makeover for Hurtigruten favorite: MS Richard With to emerge as brand new

​Extreme makeover for Hurtigruten favorite: MS Richard With to emerge as brand new

Press releases   •   Nov 08, 2018 10:39 UTC

More comfort, new technology and better views of the spectacular Norwegian coast. The single largest upgrade project in Hurtigruten’s history will see the MS Richard With emerge as a brand new ship.

​Hurtigruten orders new hybrid powered expedition ship

​Hurtigruten orders new hybrid powered expedition ship

Press releases   •   Oct 25, 2018 10:39 UTC

Hurtigruten, the world's largest expedition cruise company, continues to push the borders for green travel – and orders new, groundbreaking hybrid powered expedition cruise ship

​Hurtigruten wages war on plastic: Bans single-use plastic by this summer

​Hurtigruten wages war on plastic: Bans single-use plastic by this summer

Press releases   •   Apr 26, 2018 10:39 UTC

As one the first major companies Hurtigruten bans all unnecessary single-use plastic. Already by July 2nd, everything from plastic straws, drink mixers, plastic cups, coffee lids and plastic bags will be removed from all Hurtigruten ships. The goal is to become the Wolds first plastic free shipping company.

Hurtigruten announces major green upgrades: Up to 9 ships to be retrofitted with LNG and battery power

Hurtigruten announces major green upgrades: Up to 9 ships to be retrofitted with LNG and battery power

Press releases   •   Apr 20, 2018 10:39 UTC

Hurtigruten has announced the biggest green upgrade in the company’s 125 year history. Up to nine of its custom built expedition ships are to rebuilt to hybrid propulsion – featuring LNG engines and battery packs. The planning and installation of the hybrid power and propulsion system upgrade starts immediately, and will be finalized by 2021.

Hurtigruten partners with Queen Sonja Print Award: Young artists and royal art to decorate hybrid ships

Hurtigruten partners with Queen Sonja Print Award: Young artists and royal art to decorate hybrid ships

Press releases   •   Apr 16, 2018 10:39 UTC

When the world’s first hybrid powered expedition ship embarks on her maiden voyage, every piece of art on board will be handpicked by HM Queen Sonja of Norway’s art foundation - the Queen Sonja Print Award. Almost 600 unique works of art by young Norwegian artists, as well as previous award winners and works of art by HM Queen Sonja herself will be featured throughout MS Roald Amundsen.

Hurtigruten introduces Northwest Passage by hybrid ship and voyages to Franz Josef Land

Hurtigruten introduces Northwest Passage by hybrid ship and voyages to Franz Josef Land

Press releases   •   Dec 06, 2017 10:39 UTC

With three ships in Antarctica and five ships calling in Svalbard in the 2019/2020 season, Hurtigruten is strengthening its position as the world leader in exploration travel. - We are constantly seeking new waters to explore. With our new ships and new itineraries, Hurtigruten is setting a new standard for exploration travel to the polar edges of the world, says CEO Daniel Skjeldam.

Sneak peek at Hurtigruten’s new hybrid ships – and 2019-2020 polar adventures

Sneak peek at Hurtigruten’s new hybrid ships – and 2019-2020 polar adventures

Press releases   •   Nov 17, 2017 10:39 UTC

Hurtigruten – the world leader in exploration travel – has published the first voyages of the 2019/2020 season, revealing the most extensive Arctic and Antarctica program in the company’s 125-year history. The new hybrid powered expedition ships, MS Roald Amundsen and MS Fridtjof Nansen, will combine state of the art technology with premium on board experience and unparalleled destinations.