Maiden visit at Hamburg: ROALD AMUNDSEN
ROALD AMUNDSEN completed her maiden voyage with her visit to port of Hamburg on 11th July 2019. Full article + photos: https://www.cruisedeck.de/hurtigruten-schiff-roald-amundsen-in-hamburg/
World’s First Battery-Powered Cruise Ship Sets Sail for the Arctic
OSLO, July 1 (Reuters) – The world’s first cruise ship propelled partially by battery power is set to head out from northern Norway on its maiden voyage, cruise operator Hurtigruten said on Monday. The hybrid expedition cruise ship, the Roald Amundsen, can take 500 passengers and is designed to sail in harsh climate waters. Named after the Norwegian explorer who navigated the Northwest Passage in 1903-1906 and was first to reach the South Pole in 1911, the ship heads for the Arctic from Tromsoe this week and will sail the Northwest Passage to Alaska before heading south, reaching Antarctica in October. While the engines run mainly on marine gasoil, the ship’s battery pack enables it to run solely on batteries for around 45 to 60 minutes under ideal conditions, Hurtigruten Chief Executive Daniel Skjeldam told Reuters.
Kleven delivers ROALD AMUNDSEN
ROALD AMUNDSEN, the first of two game-changing hybrid battery-powered expedition cruise ships built by Kleven Verft for Hurtigruten, is ready to start cruising following its one-year-late delivery.Upload News