Named after two of the greatest heroes in Polar history, MS Roald Amundsen and MS Fridtjof Nansen, our new hybrid powered expedition ships, will combine state of the art technology and premium on board experience with Hurtigruten’s 125 years of experience and unparalleled destinations. The result: The next generation of adventure travel.
- With the great explorers deeply rooted in our history and heritage, Hurtigruten aims to be one step ahead when exploring the world. Our new ships will be moving boundaries for the technology, for the industry and for our guests, says Hurtigruten CEO Daniel Skjeldam.
As the world leader in exploration travel, we have now published the first voyages of the 2019/2020 season, revealing the most extensive Arctic and Antarctica program in Hurtigruten's 125-year history. Highlights include:
Update! Launching MS Roald Amundsen
Currently under construction at Kleven Yard in Norway, MS Roald Amundsen and MS Fridtjof Nansen will debut in 2019 – and has been branded as the world’s greenest, safest and most advanced expedition ships.
Saturday, 18 February 2018: Hurtigruten’s new MS Roald Amundsen touched water for the first time during a ceremony at the Kleven Yard in Ulsteinvik, Norway. The successful launch marks an important milestone in the construction of the world’s first hybrid powered expedition ship, that will be fitted with large battery packs for reduced emissions.
Photos from the launch: