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MS Roald Amundsen

In 2019, Hurtigruten added a brand new ship to its fleet: the MS Roald Amundsen.

About MS Roald Amundsen

In 2019, Hurtigruten added 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.

Ship Facts

Launch yearLanguageGross tonnageLengthWidthCurrencySpeedCapacityDeck countCabin countElectrical plugs
2019no+en20889140 meters23.6 metersNOK15 knots5309265 types:
EU 2 Pin 220v
adapters provided:
false

Accommodation

Expedition Suite

These suites are large, well-appointed cabins with expansive windows and most have balconies. Some have a private outdoor hot tub. The suites feature flexible sleeping arrangements with comfortable seating areas and TV. Many can accommodate up to four people. Expedition suites are exclusively in upper and mid-deck locations. Our Expedition Suite concept includes a bathrobe, espresso maker, and more. An exciting welcome gift awaits all suite guests in their cabin.

Arctic Superior

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. Our Arctic Superior concept includes a kettle, tea and coffee. Can accommodate two to four passengers.

Polar Outside

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.

Expedition Suite | XL Suite - With balcony

Extra Large Corner Suite with private balcony. Ship’s most spacious cabins with large windows, flexible sleeping arrangements, sofabed, TV, minibar, bathrobe, kettle, tea and coffee, espresso maker. The first minibar setup is included for each item, each replenishment is chargeable.

Please note: This cabin is automatically made with a double bed. To order twin beds, please notify us at time of booking.

Facilities

  • Double
  • Sofa Bed
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Hair Dryer
  • Room Service Available
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Expedition Suite | XL Suite

Extra Large Corner Suite without balcony. Aft corner suite with sofabed, flexible sleeping arrangements, large windows, TV, minibar, bathrobe, kettle, tea and coffee, espresso maker. The first minibar setup is included for each item, each replenishment is chargeable.

Please note: This cabin is automatically made with a double bed. To order twin beds, please notify us at time of booking.

Facilities

  • Double
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Free Mini Bar
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Room Service Available
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Desk

Expedition Suite | Corner suite - With balcony

Aft Corner Suite with private balcony and hot tub. Various sizes, large windows, flexible sleeping arrangements, some with sofa, TV, minibar, bathrobe, kettle, tea and coffee, espresso maker. The first minibar setup is included for each item, each replenishment is chargeable.

Please note: This cabin is automatically made with a double bed. To order twin beds, please notify us at time of booking.

Facilities

  • Double
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Free Mini Bar
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Hair Dryer
  • Room Service Available
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Expedition Suite | Suite - With balcony

Suites with private balcony, different sizes, top-high decks, flexible sleeping arrangements, some with sofabed, TV, minibar, bathrobe, kettle, tea and coffee, espresso maker. The first minibar setup is included for each item, each replenishment is chargeable.

Please note: This cabin is automatically made with a double bed. To order twin beds, please notify us at time of booking.

Facilities

  • Double
  • Shower
  • Whirlpool Bath
  • Toiletries Provided
  • TV
  • Hair Dryer
  • Room Service Available
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Expedition Suite | Large suite - With balcony

Large Corner Suite with private balcony, flexible sleeping arrangements, sofabed, TV, minibar, bathrobe, kettle, espresso maker. The first minibar setup is included for each item, each replenishment is chargeable. Adapted for guests with wheelchair.

Please note: This cabin is automatically made with a double bed. To order twin beds, please notify us at time of booking.

Facilities

  • Double
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Free Mini Bar
  • Mini Bar (Additional Cost)
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Hair Dryer
  • Room Service Available
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Expedition Suite | Corner suite

Corner suite with large windows. Corner suite with large windows. Flexible sleeping arrangements, TV, minibar, bathrobe, kettle, tea and coffee, espresso maker. The first minibar setup is included for each item, each replenishment is chargeable. Without balcony.

Please note: This cabin is automatically made with a double bed. To order twin beds, please notify us at time of booking.

Facilities

  • Double
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Free Mini Bar
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Hair Dryer
  • Room Service Available
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Arctic Superior | Outside cabin - With balcony

High deck cabins with balcony. Spacious cabins, different sizes, flexible sleeping arrangements, some with sofabed, TV, kettle, tea and coffee.

Please note: This cabin is automatically made with a double bed. To order twin beds, please notify us at time of booking.

Facilities

  • Double
  • Sofa Bed
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Hair Dryer
  • Room Service Available
  • Safe
  • Telephone

Arctic Superior | Outside cabin - With balcony

Cabins on a high deck with balcony. Spacious cabins, different sizes, double bed, some with sofabed, TV, kettle, tea and coffee.

Facilities

  • Double
  • Sofa Bed
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Hair Dryer
  • Room Service Available
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Arctic Superior | Outside cabin - With balcony

Accessible cabin with balcony. High deck, broad balcony, double bed, TV, kettle, tea and coffee.

Facilities

  • Double
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Hair Dryer
  • Room Service Available
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Arctic Superior | Outside cabin - With balcony

High deck cabins with balcony. Spacious cabins, different sizes, flexible sleeping arrangements with double bed that can be divided into two single beds, some with sofabed, TV, kettle, tea and coffee. With limited view.

Facilities

  • Double
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • Room Service Available
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Arctic Superior | Outside cabin - Lower/middle decks

Large cabins without balcony. Lower/middle decks, flexible sleeping arrangements, sofabed, TV, kettle, tea and coffee.

Please note: This cabin is automatically made with a double bed. To order twin beds, please notify us at time of booking.

Facilities

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Sofa Bed
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • TV
  • Coffee Machine
  • Hair Dryer
  • Room Service Available
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Arctic Superior | Outside cabin - Lower/middle decks

Large accessible cabins without balcony. Lower/middle decks, flexible sleeping arrangements, TV, kettle, tea and coffee.

Please note: This cabin is automatically made with a double bed. To order twin beds, please notify us at time of booking.

Facilities

  • Double or Twin Configuration
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • TV
  • Hair Dryer
  • Room Service Available
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Polar Outside | Outside cabin - Lower/middle decks

Larger cabins on middle decks. Most 20 square meters, flexible sleeping arrangements, some with sofabed, TV.

Please note: This cabin is automatically made with a double bed. To order twin beds, please notify us at time of booking.

Facilities

  • Double
  • Twin
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • TV
  • Hair Dryer
  • Room Service Available
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Polar Outside | Outside cabin - Lower/middle decks

Larger cabins on middle decks. Most 20 square meters, flexible sleeping arrangements, some with sofabed, TV.

Facilities

  • Double
  • Shower
  • Toiletries Provided
  • TV
  • Hair Dryer
  • Room Service Available
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Desk

Entertainment

Your expedition ship is your home away from home; casual, comfortable and complete with everything you need for your adventure. Top to bottom, bow to stern, your ship is fitted out with quality materials inspired by simple Scandinavian chic.

Reception

The reception is located on deck 6.

Library

The ship has a small selection of books on different topics that is available to guests while on board. The library is located on deck 6.

Explorer Lounge & Bar

Relax and rejuvenate in the elegant Explorer lounge & bar. Sink into a comfortable armchair and gaze out at the magnificent views through the floor-to-ceiling windows.

Observation Deck

The ship has spacious outdoor areas. They are perfect vantage points to sit back, relax and watch the world go by. The observation deck is located on deck 11, where you will also find the outdoor gym and running track. 

Shop

In our on-board shop you can buy clothing suitable for expedition cruises. Our Expedition Team will be happy to give you expert advice on how to dress properly according to the destinations. We offer a great range of both warm and practical clothing, and we focus on fabrics with natural fibres. We also offer souvenirs, handicrafts, and postcards, in addition to a small selection of soap, toothpaste, and other personal effects. 

Dining

Fredheim Restaurant

The ships’ informal and social meeting place – named after a 1900s hunting station on Svalbard.

Aune Main Dining

Named after the Norwegian ship chandler and polar expedition supplier Tinus Aune.

Lindstrøm

A speciality restaurant named after Adolf Lindstrøm, the favourite chef of the Norwegian polar heroes.

Enrichment

We offer a rich and varied program of optional shore excursions. We offer included excursions at many ports that can be reserved for no additional charge. In many cases, the included excursion can be combined with other optional excursions. Most excursions can be pre-booked, but may also be bookable onboard if there is enough capacity.

We advise that you book well in advance to avoid disappointment when the excursion is fully booked. Please note that registration is binding. Once on board, the expedition team will advise you of booking deadlines for excursions that are still available. Our excursions have English-speaking guides, unless stated otherwise. Other languages cannot be guaranteed, unless otherwise specified. Excursions are subject to change and possible cancellation due to weather conditions. They are also subject to a sufficient number of participants.

All expedition shore landings and small-boat cruising during our time in Antarctica are included the program. Along with the optional excursions available to book, the expedition team also arranges a variety of activities during the cruise. These vary according to location and season, but may include hiking, small-boat cruising, kayaking, snowshoeing, or camping. A limited number of kayaking slots are available for booking prior to select cruises, but all other activities are booked on board and subject to availability.

Science Center

This is the core of the onboard experience. The Science Center is packed with state of the art technology and high tech gadgets such as touch screens and science equipment. This is where guests and staff/crew meet, mingle and create a deeper understanding for the areas you explore. The flexible venue features lecture spaces, a small library, and speciality areas for workshops in photography, biology, and more. This is also where you'll find Hurtigruten’s hand picked Expedition Team.  

Lectures

The ship’s experienced lecturers command an in-depth knowledge of the areas in which we sail. They will conduct, on a regular basis, lectures on topics such as biology, history and geology throughout the voyage. The lecturing schedule will be announced every day in the on board daily program.

Expedition Team

The onboard Expedition Team is composed of the Expedition Leader, the Assistant Expedition Leader, the Expedition Coordinator plus several lecturers and experts. Your Expedition Leader will regularly update you on the progress of the trip as well as the different points of interest and wildlife sightings that may occur. Biographies of the Expedition Team can be found on board. In the ships science center, you will be able to find information regarding the trip and book optional excursions and activities

Excursions

Let the participants reveal the adventurer they carry within, and get to know the spectacular surroundings by taking part in the excursions we offer. You can also take a brief break and join in one of the activities that take place on deck. This will recharge your batteries for the next session.

Take a break and fill all of your senses - storytelling about food and its traditions is a large part of the gastronomic experience on our ships.

Health & Fitness

Hot Tub & Pool

After a day of exploring new destinations, guests can relax and rejuvenate in the aft infinity pool and hot tubs as one of the highlights.

Sauna

The ship has a wellness center where the guests may buy treatments as body massage, face-, hand- and foot treatments.

Gym

After a day of exploring new destinations, guests can relax and rejuvenate in the large gym and Wellness center.

Outdoor Running Track

Located on Deck 11.

Deckplans

Deck 3

  • Expedition Launch
  • Medical Center

Deck 4

  • Gangway
  • Polar Outside Cabins

Deck 5

  • Expedition Suites
  • Arctic Superior Cabins
  • Polar Outside Cabins

Deck 6

  • Aune Main Dining
  • Fredheim Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Reception
  • Expedition Team
  • Library
  • Amundsen Science Center
  • Lecture Halls
  • Observation Deck

Deck 7

  • Fitness Center
  • Wellness Center
  • Observation Deck
  • Expedition Suites
  • Arctic Superior Cabins

Deck 8

  • Expedition Suites
  • Arctic Superior Cabins

Deck 9

  • Lindstrom Restaurant
  • Expedition Suites
  • Arctic Superior Cabins

Deck 10

  • Pool Deck
  • Pool Bar
  • Sauna
  • Explorer Lounge & Bar

Deck 11

  • Observation Deck
  • Outdoor Gym
  • Running Track

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