Hurtigruten has signed a memorandum of understanding with Norway’s Kleven Verft for the development of their third hybrid powered expedition cruise ship.
“We’re thrilled to introduce yet one more revolutionary hybrid powered expedition ship.
“This ground-breaking vessel will take our visitors to a few of the most spectacular areas of our planet, in a extra sustainable and environmentally-friendly means than ever seen earlier than,” Hurtigruten chief government, Daniel Skjeldam stated.
The brand new ship’s design, development, engineering and superior know-how will likely be primarily based on Hurtigruten’s two next-generation ships, MS Roald Amundsen and MS Fridtjof Nansen, at present below development on the Norwegian yard.
The brand new hybrid powered expedition ship, accommodating 530 visitors, will likely be customized constructed for a few of the most excessive situations on the planet, with specifically designed, ice-strengthened hull.
“These are greener, extra superior cruise ships than the world has ever seen – and ships that can increase requirements for the entire trade to comply with, as we enter a brand new period of expedition cruising pushed by sustainability,” Skjeldam stated.
The brand new Hurtigruten hybrid powered expedition ship is predicted to be delivered in quarter two of 2021.
Among the many progressive inexperienced options on the brand new ship, are considerably bigger battery packs to make expedition voyages much more sustainable.
“We’re grateful for the boldness Hurtigruten exhibits us by signing a memorandum of understanding for a 3rd, superior expedition vessel with inexperienced know-how mixed with premium visitor consolation. It is a affirmation of our distinctive abilities and amenities,” Kleven chief government Olav Nakken added.
Celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2018, Hurtigruten is the world’s largest expedition cruise operator.
With a rising fleet of 17 customized constructed expedition ships, Hurtigruten explores distinctive locations from pole to pole, together with Antarctica, South America, Norway, Svalbard, Greenland, Northwest Passage and different Arctic locations.
The Hurtigruten Kleven settlement is topic to sure contingencies, which is predicted to be accomplished within the first quarter of 2019.