Topics: Tourism, travels
Behind the names: Hurtigrutens new expedition cruise ships
As they are transformed into full-fledged premium expedition cruise ships, the current MS Trollfjord, MS Finnmarken and MS Midnatsol, will be renamed MS Maud, MS Otto Sverdrup and MS Eirik Raude.
World’s first hybrid powered cruise ship to be named in Antarctica
Hybrid powered expedition cruise ship MS Roald Amundsen continues to make history – as Hurtigruten announces the first ever ship naming ceremony in Antarctica. Instead of the traditional bottle of champagne, MS Roald Amundsen’s explorer heritage will be honored by naming the vessel with a chunk of ice.
Historic images: First ever cruise ship to sail on battery power
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 Foundation funds local communities and projects
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 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
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
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
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
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 announces first hybrid expedition ship captain
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 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.
Hurtigruten partners with Queen Sonja Print Award: Young artists and royal art to decorate hybrid ships
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.