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Havila Voyages christens Capella in Norway

Havila Voyages christens Capella in Norway

Havila Voyages has christened Havila Capella during a ceremony in Fosnavåg, Norway.

The ship was officially welcomed to the fleet by its godmother, Hege Sævik Rabben, who is a board member of Havila Voyages.

Havila Capella entered service along the coastal route between Bergen and Kirkenes almost a year ago, but was docked in Bergen for more than two months due to insurance issues.

The cruise line said in a statement that it is “the most environmentally friendly ship on the coastal route”, with a hybrid liquefied natural gas system and the “world’s largest battery pack on a passenger ship”.

Havila Voyages ‘optimistic for the future’

Rabben said: “It is a great honour to be the godmother of such a great ship, especially here in Fosnavåg where the ship is registered and the shipping company has its head office.

“For both Havila Capella and the company, it has been a difficult start to the operation along the coastal route, but we are optimistic for the future.”

Havila Voyages MD Bent Martini added: “The characteristics of Havila Capella make her a guiding star along the coast, like her sister ships.

“We have already sailed the world heritage in the Geirangerfjord emission-free, four years before the authorities’ requirements, and have ships that have been built to meet the future requirements and opportunities for completely emission-free sailings.

“It is therefore fitting that Havila Capella is named after a guiding star.”

In June, Havila completed what it claimed was the first zero-emission cruise through the Geirangerfjord in Norway.

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