World’s First Battery-Powered Cruise Ship Sets Sail for the Arctic

By Victoria Klesty OSLO, July 1 (Reuters) - The world's first cruise ship propelled partially by battery power is set to head out from northern Norway on its maiden voyage, cruise operator Hurtigruten said on Monday. The hybrid expedition cruise ship, the Roald Amundsen, can take 500 passengers and is designed to sail in harsh climate waters. Named after the Norwegian … [Read more...]

Rotten Fish to Help Power Hurtigruten Expedition Ships After Refit

By Ole Petter Skonnord OSLO, Nov 16 (Reuters) - The Nordic region's most high-profile cruise fleet operator is refitting its ships to make them less polluting, and plans to use a byproduct of rotten fish to help power their new, leaner engines. Norway's Hurtigruten, best known for the ships that ferry tourists along the country's fjords and coastline and up into the Arctic, … [Read more...]

Hurtigruten to Build Third Expedition Cruise Ship at Kleven Verft

Expedition cruise operator Hurtigruten has signed a memorandum of understanding with its Norwegian shipyard Kleven Verft for the construction of a third hybrid battery-powered expedition cruise ship. The new order is part of agreement signed between Kleven and Hurtigruten in 2016 calling for the construction of two expedition-style cruise ships plus options for two … [Read more...]

Hurtigruten: New Expedition Cruise Ships to have Full Hybrid Propulsion

Norwegian expedition cruise line Hurtigruten is building a new line of expedition ships using hybrid technology that will, for the first time ever, allow fully electric propulsion on a passenger cruise ship. The previously announced ships, two in total, will be constructed at Kleven Yards in Norway and are designed expedition cruises to the Arctic and Antarctic. The design … [Read more...]

Hurtigruten Attracts Private Equity

Norwegian cruise operator Hurtigruten ASA has attracted interest from buyout firms EQT Partners AB, Bain Capital and TPG, according to people familiar with the situation. The company’s owner, TDR Capital, is working with Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and ABG Sundal Collier Holding ASA to find a buyer, the people said, asking not to be named as the talks are private. The … [Read more...]