Specifically, the vessel is equipped with green technology and large battery packs, having similarities with its sister vessel, MS Roald Amundsen, the world’s first battery-hybrid powered cruise ship, which recently completed Northwest Passage crossing.

The early launch of the hybrid vessel marks the company's pre-inaugural voyages.

Accordingly, the expedition cruise ship is scheduled to be delivered in late 2019, earlier than the planned April 1 inaugural voyage from Hamburg to the Norwegian coast.

The exclusive, five-night, pre-inaugural voyage will depart from London- March 7; Liverpool- March 12; and Portsmouth-March 17, will take guests to a journey exploring destinations in and around the British Isles, visiting , amongst others, destinations such as Isles of Scilly, Fowey, Isle of Man and Dartmouth.