Hurtigruten’s groundbreaking expedition cruise ship MS Roald Amundsen wrote a
new chapter in exploration history – being the first battery-hybrid powered
ship to ever traverse the legendary Northwest Passage.
Monumental entry in the ship’s logbook;
first passage of more than 3,000 nautical miles by hybrid propulsion from
Atlantic to Pacific
As the MS
Roald Amundsen arrived Nome, Alaska, in the evening of September 10, captain
Kai Albrigtsen could make a monumental entry in the ship’s logbook:
complete passage of the more than 3.000 nautical miles passage from the
Atlantic to the Pacific, by hybrid propulsion.
Only a few years ago, building cruise ships
with battery packs was considered impossible; now the MS Roald Amundsen pays
tribute to the great explorer she is named after by traversing one of the
world’s most fabled stretches of sea by hybrid propulsion, says Hurtigruten CEO
Unparalleled hospitality by the local
communities made this a genuinely inspirational voyage says captain
experienced gale winds, snow and ice. We have also witnessed spectacular
sunsets, and striking scenery and wildlife. However, what has had the biggest
impact on us, is how warmly we’ve been welcomed by the local communities along
the route, just as Roald Amundsen himself was. Their unparalleled hospitality
is what has made this a genuinely inspirational voyage, says captain
With battery-support engines, emissions
reduced more than 20 percent
with large battery packs and groundbreaking technology, the MS Roald Amundsen
has made global green waves in the cruise- and shipping industry after she was
launched this summer. Using batteries to support her engines, emissions are
reduced with more than 20 percent.
traversed the Northwest Passage, MS Roald Amundsen will sail further along the
coast of North- and South America, before spending the winter offering
one-of-a-kind expedition cruises in Antarctica.
of 2020, MS Roald Amundsen will then return to North America, for a series of
expedition cruises in Alaska.