MS Roald Amundsen was named after polar hero Roald Amundsen who led the first expedition to cross the Northwest Passage, the first expedition to the South Pole, and the first expedition proven to have reached the North Pole. The ship’s naming ceremony is to honor his legacy with a ritual invented by Amundsen.

 We can think of no better place to name the truly unique MS Roald Amundsen than the waters of Antarctica, where no ship has ever been christened before

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Specifically designed to explore some of the most spectacular waters of the planet, MS Roald Amundsen features green technology. The hybrid electric-powered expedition cruise ship is using battery packs to support its low-emission engines and will reduce CO2 emissions with more than 20% in comparison to other cruise ships of the same size.

MS Roald Amundsen’s maiden season includes expedition cruises along the Norwegian coast and up to Svalbard and Greenland, before becoming the first hybrid electric-powered expedition ship to circumnavigate the legendary Northwest Passage, following in the wake of the namesake explorer Roald Amundsen’s famed journey.

In addition to eco-friendly expedition cruises along the west coast of North and South America, MS Roald Amundsen will head to the extreme south for a full 2019/2020 Antarctic season.