MS Roald Amundsen will embark on a series of short break expedition cruises in UK waters in September. Hurtigruten will thus become the first expedition cruise line to depart from a UK port since the country entered coronavirus lockdown in March.
While the expedition cruise line has not yet had any confirmed or suspected cases on any ships, the decision was taken as countries around the world impose restrictions on movement.
The cruise company will pause global expedition cruise operations through April 28th and their Norwegian coastal cruises through April 19th.
Hurtigruten has announced that for the first time in its 126-year history it will offer winter sailings from the port of Dover. The departures form part of the cruise line’s new Norway Expedition 2021/22 programme.
Hurtigruten has revealed it will makeover three of its vessels to transform them into hybrid powered expedition cruise ships.
Hurtigruten’s new hybrid powered MS Roald Amundsen has made what the company is calling maritime history, becoming the first cruise ship in the world to sail purely on battery power.
Hurtigruten has announced that national key account manager, Mark Walter, has been promoted to the role of head of sales for the UK trade.
When Hurtigruten’s MS Roald Amundsen embarks on her maiden voyage in 2019, it is not only the ship herself that will make history. On the bridge, Kai Albrigtsen will be the first captain of a hybrid powered cruise ship.
Leading up the 2020 season, MS Fram will be completely upgraded with new suites, new cabins, more environmentally friendly engines and a total makeover of all public areas – including new restaurants and Hurtigruten’s signature, high-tech Science Centre.
The single largest upgrade project in Hurtigruten’s history has seen the MS Richard enter the drydock at Norway’s Fosen Yard for a one-month full overhaul.
Hurtigruten has signed a memorandum of understanding with Norway’s Kleven Verft for the construction of their third hybrid powered expedition cruise ship.
Hurtigruten has announced a restructuring of its UK and EMEA senior team following the departure of managing director Magnus Zetterberg.