These three ships will come to add to the world’s first hybrid powered cruise ship, MS Roald Amundsen, introduced this summer.
As the vessels are transformed into full-fledged premium expedition cruise ships, the current MS Trollfjord, MS Finnmarken and MS Midnatsol, will be renamed MS Maud, MS Otto Sverdrup and MS Eirik Raude.
MS Otto Sverdrup will have battery packs equipped during a 2020 yard stay, with a letter of intent for the same battery installation on MS Maud and MS Eirik Raude in 2021. The battery packs will support the ships engines, and drastically cut emissions.
The three ships will also be equipped for shore power, to reduce emissions to zero when docked in ports with shore power facilities.
What is more, the three ships will get substantially upgraded low-emission engines, complying with all known and upcoming regulations (Tier3).
At Hurtigruten, the push for sustainable solutions and introduction of green technology is the core of everything we do. We operate in some of the most spectacular areas of the world. This comes with a responsibility
Hurtigruten CEO, Daniel Skjeldam, stated.