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.
Today marks 125 years since Hurtigruten founder Richard With brought the steamer DS Vesteraalen into service along the coast of Norway, establishing a regular sea link for locals and tourists and founding what today is the world’s largest expedition cruise company.
Hurtigruten has announced a ban on all unnecessary single-use plastic from July. Everything from plastic straws, drink mixers, plastic glasses, coffee lids and plastic bags will be removed from all Hurtigruten ships.
Hurtigruten’s new hybrid expedition ship, MS Roald Amundsen, has touched water for the first time during a launch ceremony at the Kleven Yard in Ulsteinvik, Norway.
For the 2018 season, Hurtigruten has expanded its Antarctica operation to a total of three expedition ships, spearheaded by the new hybrid vessel “Roald Amundsen.” As leaders in adventure travel in the waters surrounding the Antarctic continent, the Norwegian company continues to highlight the importance of balancing growth in adventure tourism with environmental concerns.