In July 2018, Hurtigruten will add a brand new ship to its fleet: the MS Roald Amundsen. The state of the art vessel features new and environmentally sustainable hybrid technology that will reduce fuel consumption and show the world that hybrid propulsion on large ships is possible.
MS Roald Amundsen is the first of two hybrid ships Hurtigruten will add to its fleet over the next few years, cutting emissions by sailing with electrical propulsion. Hybrid technology, combined with the advanced construction of the hull and effective use of electricity on board will reduce fuel consumption and CO2-emissions on the ships by 20 percent. The build of these two ships represents the largest single investment in the history of Hurtigruten.
The future of shipping will be silent and emission free. MS Roald Amundsen will lead the way towards an even more sustainable way of traveling. Sailing on electrical power is not only a great benefit for the environment, but it will also enhance the impact of experiencing nature for the guests. The ship will be specially constructed for voyages in polar waters and serve as a comfortable basecamp at sea – bringing adventurers from all over the world to the most spectacular destinations in the most sustainable way.
The state of the art vessel features new and environmentally sustainable hybrid technology that will reduce fuel consumption and show the world that hybrid propulsion on large ships is possible.
Hurtigruten are happy to welcome passengers with limited mobility onboard.
Passengers who use a wheelchair must bring their own, standard size, foldable chair. Guest who are able to navigate around the ship unaided in a wheelchair need not to have a travel companion. Those who need assistance may need to be accompanied.
Excursions, however have not been adapted specifically for passengers with walking difficulties. Please talk to the tour leaders when you are onboard who will be able to advise to which excursions are suitable.
Special diets can be catered for if requested in good time (preferably when booking). Passengers on strict diets e.g vegans, may find that there is limited choice.
On board dress is informal. Although some passengers choose to change for dinner the dress code is casual rather than formal. The weather in Norway can vary during the course of each voyage or even during the day. To cater for these variations it’s recommended to use the layered dress approach that enables you to adapt to changes in temperature, wind and precipitation conditions easily.
For all voyages it’s advised you to take breathable rain and windproof clothing. A warm hat, gloves, scarf and thermal clothing can be useful, together with thermal underwear, during the winter months. On land where it may be icy, sturdy shoes are important for shore excursions and a walking stick/trekking pole may be useful. You should pack a pair of UV protective sunglasses, even during the winter as the reflections of snow and ice can be harmful to the unprotected eye.
Hurtigruten ASA cannot accept children under the age of 5 to travel with us to Antarctica. There is no age restriction on our other destinations. For safety reasons, children under 12 years of age will be considered on each landing. It is entirely at the Captain’s discretion to allow children on shore landings.
These suites are large, well-appointed cabins with expansive windows and most have balconies. Some have a private outside Jacuzzi. The suites feature flexible sleeping arrangements with comfortable sofas, sitting areas and TV. Expedition suites are exclusively in upper and mid-deck locations. The Expedition Suite concept includes an amenity kit, bathrobe, espresso maker, and more. Can accommodate up to four passengers.
XL Suite with balcony
Ship’s roomiest cabins with large windows, sofa, TV, minibar, amenity kit, bathrobe, espresso maker, suite on upper deck.
XL Suite without balcony
Aft corner suite with sofa, large windows, TV, minibar, amenity kit, bathrobe, espresso maker
Large suite with balcony
Large cabin with balcony, big windows, sofa, TV, minibar, amenity kit, bathrobe, espresso maker
Suite with balcony
Cabins with balcony, different sizes, top-high decks, flexible sleeping arrangements, TV, minibar, amenity kit, bathrobe, espresso maker
Arctic Superior class cabins are comfortable and roomy accommodation and most have balconies. Flexible sleeping arrangements, sofa beds, TV and other features make this one of our most popular categories. The Arctic Superior concept includes an amenity kit, kettle, tea and coffee. Can accommodate two to four passengers.
High deck cabins with balcony
Spacious cabins, different sizes, balcony, some with sofabed, TV, amenity kit, kettle, tea and coffee
Larger cabins without balcony
Middle decks, different sizes, flexible sleeping arrangements, TV, amenity kit, kettle, tea and coffee
The Polar Outside cabins are primarily on the middle decks with windows, most are spacious, have flexible sleeping arrangements and TV for excellent and high standard accommodation. Can accommodate two to four passengers.
Larger cabins on middle decks
Most 20 square meters, flexible sleeping arrangements, TV
The emphasis onboard is on relaxation and discovery, and not the commercial entertainment that is so often a part of conventional cruises. Hurtigruten’s aim is to get you closer to unique environments and to allow you to share the experience with your fellow travellers. Occasionally there may be some musical entertainment onboard in the evenings.