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Hurtigruten reveals MS Roald Amundsen godmother: polar pioneer Karin Strand



Hurtigruten names polar pioneer Karin Strand (48) as godmother to the world’s first hybrid powered cruise ship, MS Roald AmundsenHurtigruten names polar pioneer Karin Strand (48) as godmother to the world’s first hybrid powered cruise ship, MS Roald Amundsen. The naming is set to take place November 8th, during MS Roald Amundsen’s maiden voyage to the white continent. She will be the first ship in history to be named in Antarctica.

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Hurtigruten introduces battery powered snowmobiles



Hurtigruten (logo)The deal, a partnership between Hurtigruten’s land-based adventure travel company Hurtigruten Svalbard and the Finnish startup company Aurora Powertrains, is one of a kind in the history of snowmobiles and starts new era of silent and emission free snowmobiling.

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Hurtigruten Launches New Year-round Hybrid Expedition Cruises along the Norwegian Coast




Hurtigruten (logo)Hurtigruten is offering adventurous guests the choice between brand-new expedition cruises to handpicked ports on revamped ships that are also retrofitted for green hybrid propulsion,or environmentally friendly classic coastal cruises to all 34 ports from Bergen to Kirkenes during Hurtigruten’s 2021 season.

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Hurtigruten to Offer Expedition Sailings from Dover for Winter 2021/2022 Season



Bergen view in winter (Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway)Hurtigruten has revealed it will offer a series of expedition sailings from Dover for the first time as part of its Norway 2021/22 programme. The specialist expedition line will operate 14-day roundtrip voyages from October 2021 to March 2022 on MS Maud, which is currently sailing as Trollfjord, taking passengers deep into the Arctic Circle. (cruisecritic.co.uk)

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Russia Bans Norway’s Hurtigruten Cruise Ships From Entering Its Arctic Waters




MS Spitsbergen - Hurtigruten (Ex Atlantida)A Norwegian cruise company has been refused entry to Russian waters above the Arctic circle just two weeks before sailing. The Hurtigruten expedition ship MS Spitsbergen had been due to sail from Tromsø in northern Norway to Murmansk via Franz Josef Land, a remote Russian archipelago inhabited only by Russian military. (forbes.com)

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Storm Tussey-Haverly Joins Hurtigruten as Vice President of Marketing




Hurtigruten (logo)Hurtigruten has appointed Storm Tussey-Haverly as Vice President of Marketing to lead the Seattle-based marketing team. Tussey-Haverly brings international branding, as well as digital, e-commerce, and direct marketing expertise to Hurtigruten’s growing team of seasoned leaders.

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“Roald Amundsen”, World’s first hybrid powered cruise ship to be named in Antarctica




MS Roald Amundsen: Walk around world’s first hybrid cruise ship with Wayne

Hybrid powered expedition cruise ship MS Roald Amundsen continues to make history – as Hurtigruten announces the first ever ship naming ceremony in Antarctica. Instead of the traditional bottle of champagne, MS Roald Amundsen’s explorer heritage will be honored by naming the vessel with a chunk of ice.

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Hurtigruten Delays Maiden Voyage of New Expedition Cruise Ship Roald Amundsen



Roald Amundsen - Hurtigruten (Photo: Tor Erik Kvalsvik / Kleven / Hurtigruten)Expedition cruise line Hurtigruten has been forced to delay the maiden voyage of its new ship Roald Amundsen due to unfinished onboard interior work. The world’s first hybrid-powered ship was due to set sail from Hamburg tomorrow with passengers onboard, but will instead leave from Tromso, in Norway, on Tuesday (July 2). Roald Amundsen will skip various ports of call in southern Norway as well as sea days in order to get the work completed. (cruisecritic.co.uk)

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Hurtigruten Foundation Supporting Local Communities and Projects

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The Hurtigruten Foundation grants funds to projects, communities and organizations. Among them projects working to conserving the polar bear population, preserving the shores of South Georgia, recycling plastic in the Philippines, growing fresh vegetables in the high Arctic, rescuing dogs, and more. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Hurtigruten Appoints John Downey President for the Americas




Hurtigruten (logo)Hurtigruten has appointed John Downey as President for the Americas, based in its Seattle regional headquarters.Downey will be responsible for Hurtigruten’s commercial growth strategy in collaboration with the company’s senior leadership team, the company said. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Hurtigruten Partners with EAT for Sustainable Cuisine

Hurtigruten (logo)Hurtigruten will offer its guests healthier food options with a new strategic partnership with EAT Foundation set to reduce food waste and expand menus, giving guests the opportunity to choose more plant-based cuisine, the company announced. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Hurtigruten’s Lofoten Celebrating 55 Years Today



The Lofoten - HurtigrutenHurtigruten’s Loften is celebrating 55 years today (March 5, 2019) since the ship launched service from Bergen in 1964. During these 55 years, the ship has sailed approx. 4.3 million nautical miles or 8 million kilometers. According to Hurtigruten, the original Burmeister & Wain main engine has passed a record 325,000 operating hours. (cruiseindustrynews.com)

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Big Upgrade Planned for Hurtigruten’s MS Finnmarken




The Finnmarken - HurtigrutenHurtigruten reports that it is planning an extensive renovation project that will transform the MS Finnmarken into a premium expedition cruise ship. The refurb is scheduled for the first quarter of 2020, after which the ship will sail itineraries along the Norwegian coastline. (travelagentcentral.com)

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