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​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.

Hurtigruten to introduce underwater explorer drones

Hurtigruten to introduce underwater explorer drones

Press releases   •   Aug 25, 2017 10:39 UTC

Hurtigruten has established a cooperation with the Norwegian start up Blueye Robotics, introducing a new world under water for our guests, says Hurtigruten CEO, Daniel Skjeldam.

​Hurtigruten expands land based operations with major Svalbard investment

​Hurtigruten expands land based operations with major Svalbard investment

Press releases   •   May 08, 2017 10:34 UTC

Hurtigruten invests heavily in the explorer cruise line’s land based operations on Svalbard, and spends 200 million Norwegian kroner on expansions and upgrades on arctic hotels and on adventure travel.

​Hurtigruten starts construction of first hybrid expedition ship

​Hurtigruten starts construction of first hybrid expedition ship

Press releases   •   Feb 24, 2017 10:39 UTC

With the touch of a button, Hurtigruten CEO Daniel Skjeldam officially started the construction of MS Roald Amundsen - the greenest cruise ship the world has ever seen.

Hurtigruten to build up to four new explorer vessels

Hurtigruten to build up to four new explorer vessels

Press releases   •   Apr 25, 2016 14:12 UTC

Norwegian explorer cruise line Hurtigruten and the shipyard Kleven signs a letter of intent for the construction of up to four new explorer ships. The first vessel is to be completed the summer of 2018.

Video tour: Total makeover for Hurtigruten ships

Video tour: Total makeover for Hurtigruten ships

Press releases   •   Mar 18, 2016 17:51 UTC

After a successful financial turnaround over the recent years, Norwegian explorer cruise line Hurtigruten now upgrades the vessels sailing the Norwegian coast, as well as their new expedition ship MS Spitsbergen. The vessels MS Kong Harald and MS Polarlys are now as the first two ships totally renewed. In this article you can see the brand new New Arctic Interior aboard MS Polarlys.

Hurtigruten modify ships for shore power

Hurtigruten modify ships for shore power

Press releases   •   Jan 26, 2016 17:53 UTC

World leader in Explorer travel Hurtigruten plans to modify several vessels for shore power already during first half of 2016. The initiative follows a stronger environmental focus in the Norwegian company, operating a fleet of 13 explorer vessels. The shore power installation will significantly reduce fuel consumption and air pollution during port calls.

Hurtigruten heads for the Amazon rainforest, Canada and the world’s longest fjord

Hurtigruten heads for the Amazon rainforest, Canada and the world’s longest fjord

Press releases   •   Dec 09, 2015 18:06 UTC

From the start of 2017, Hurtigruten’s expedition ships will sail to the rainforests of South America, and to Viking settlements and the national parks in Newfoundland. In the Arctic, the Norwegian explorer cruise line’s guests can explore the largest fjord complex in the world.

Launching 10 new Antarctica sailings with MS Midnatsol in 2016/2017

Launching 10 new Antarctica sailings with MS Midnatsol in 2016/2017

Press releases   •   Sep 24, 2015 18:20 UTC

Hurtigruten, the world’s foremost authority in Arctic and Antarctic voyaging and explorer travel, is launching MS Midnatsol to Antarctica for the 2016/2017 season. This more than doubles the company's capacity in this strategically important region.