When the MS Roald Amundsen enters service in May 2019, it will become the world’s first hybrid-powered cruise ship. Aside from that, it has plenty of other highlights to market to guests.
Roald Amundsen has capacity for 530 guests, with a total of 265 cabins on board, 50 per cent of which have balconies. There are also 53 expedition suites and 89 Arctic Superior. Corner suites also come with a private jacuzzi.
Food and recreation
The ship has three restaurants for guests to choose from – Aune (the main dining area); Fredheim; and Lindstrom. These can fit 234, 71 and 62 people respectively. The Explorer Bar will act as a hub for guests to mingle and enjoy a drink while overlooking spectacular scenery.
It also features a gym and wellness and sauna centre. The pooldeck has one pool and two jacuzzi.
Some of the most unique aspects of Roald Amundsen can be found in the public spaces. The Science Centre, often described by Hurtigruten representatives as the “heartbeat of the ship”, provides an area for guests and researchers to collaborate on efforts to study marine life and the environment.
Meanwhile, the Observation Deck is a great spot for guests to capture once-in-a-lifetime views, while the LED screen atrium – regularly displaying new content (with sound) – is the first thing guests will see when stepping onto the ship. This spans seven decks and 17.5m and features bespoke backdrops from stunning landscapes.
Also read our in-depth interview with Hurtigruten CEO Daniel Skjeldam.