The Roald Amundsen

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Roald Amundsen © flickr.com - Birgitta Michal/cc-by-sa-2.0

Roald Amundsen © flickr.com – Birgitta Michal/cc-by-sa-2.0

MS Roald Amundsen is a new hybrid powered Hurtigruten expedition cruise ship. She was built by Kleven Yards of Norway and started her maiden voyage on 3 July 2019 from the Norwegian port Tromsø to Hamburg. She and her sister ship Fridtjof Nansen are the first hybrid-powered ships in the Hurtigruten fleet.

Roald Amundsen was christened in fall 2019 in Antarctica with a chunk of ice instead of the traditional bottle of champagne. The vessel has Polar Class 6 rating for arctic conditions. Roald Amundsen was the first hybrid ship to sail the Northwest Passage.

Roald Amundsen in the Antarctica © Wolfgang Fricke/cc-by-3.0 Roald Amundsen © flickr.com - Birgitta Michal/cc-by-sa-2.0 Norwegian Jewel, Roald Amundsen and Disney Wonder at Canada Place in Vancouver © Dietmar Rabich/cc-by-sa-4.0 Roald Amundsen at Canada Place in Vancouver © flickr.com - Wendy Cutler/cc-by-sa-2.0 Roald Amundsen in the Antarctica © Wolfgang Fricke/cc-by-3.0
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Norwegian Jewel, Roald Amundsen and Disney Wonder at Canada Place in Vancouver © Dietmar Rabich/cc-by-sa-4.0
Roald Amundsen was launched on 17 February 2018. In late February 2018, Hurtigruten announced that the company would not take delivery of Roald Amundsen until 2019 because of problems at the shipyard.

In 2019, the ship began expedition cruises along the Norwegian Coast, as well as trips to the North and South Poles. During the evening of 10 September 2019, Roald Amundsen arrived in Nome, Alaska, captained by Kai Albrigtsen, and the operator announced the first complete passage of the more than 3,000-nautical-mile (5,600 km; 3,500 mi) passage from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean, by hybrid propulsion.

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