Hurtigruten’s Hybrid Cruise Ship Completes First Sea Trial

Hurtigruten’s MS Roald Amundsen is nearing completion at Kleven Yard. This weekend the world’s first hybrid-powered cruise ship completed her first sea trials in the fjords along the western coast of Norway.

MS Roald Amundsen undergoing sea trials in the waters off Kleven Yard in Norway. Photo courtesy of Hurtigruten

With Norwegian fjords as testing ground – and the famous Sunnmøre alps as a backdrop – MS Roald Amundsen’s advanced, green technology was put to a test in the waters off Kleven Yard in Ulsteinvik, Norway, over the weekend.

Custom built for some of the most extreme waters on the planet, MS Roald Amundsen is currently undergoing final outfitting alongside her sister ship MS Fridtjof Nansen at Kleven Yard in Ulsteinvik, Norway.

The advanced hybrid powered expedition cruise ships, accommodating 530 guests, feature green technology such as battery packs and a specially designed ice-strengthened hull. Both ships are designed and constructed with sustainability at the core of every detail.

After delivery this spring, MS Roald Amundsen’s maiden season includes expedition cruises along the Norwegian coast, to Svalbard and Greenland, before traversing the legendary Northwest Passage and heading south to Antarctica.

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