13 Dec A closer look at Hurtigruten’s new emission-free explorer vessels
Hurtigruten is writing the next chapter in its 120-year explorer history with the arrival of the MS Roald Amundsen in 2018 and the MS Fridtjof Nansen, which will enter service in 2019. Both were named in honour of Norway’s explorer heritage.
It has been more than 100 years since Roald Amundsen planted his flag on the South Pole, the first person to do so, while 130 years ago Fridtjof Nansen skied across Greenland and, 10 years later, Richard With, Hurtigruten’s founder, spearheaded exploration tourism in the Arctic.
In true trailblazer fashion, Hurtigruten has become a leader in green shipping with the construction of the twin ships. Both feature the latest technology, with heat recovery, hybrid propulsion and battery packs. Imagine gliding through the icy landscape with zero-emission?
Apart from the focus on reducing carbon emissions, each ship offers world-class comfort with custom expedition equipment, an ‘edutainment’ area, and an expert-led team to guide passengers and educate them on the region they’re exploring. There is no compromise on comfort either, as each ship features original Scandinavian designs and materials. All suites and cabins are sea-facing, while half feature private balconies and some have outdoor Jacuzzis.
Hurtigruten cruises are about exploration. Don’t just take our word for it, rather see for yourself: