MS Roald Amundsen

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Name: Roald Amundsen
Namesake: Roald Amundsen
Operator: Hurtigruten
Builder: Kleven Verft, Ulsteinvik, Norway[1]
Completed: July 2018[1]
Identification:IMO number9813072
Status: Aktive
General characteristics
Length: 140 m (459.32 ft)[2]
Beam: 23.6 m (77.43 ft)[2]
Height: 29 m (95.14 ft)[2]
Draught: 5.3 m (17.39 ft)[3]
Decks: 11[4]
Capacity: 530-1018[3][4]

MS Roald Amundsen is a new hybrid powered Hurtigruten (Norwegian Coastal Express) expedition cruise ship.[4] She has been built by Kleven Yards of Norway and started her maiden voyage on July 3rd 2019 from the Norwegian port Tromsø to Hamburg.[1] She and her sistership Fridtjof Nansen are the first hybrid powered ships in the Hurtigruten fleet.[2][5][6]

MS Roald Amundsen will be christened in fall 2019 in Antarctica with a chunk of ice instead of the traditional bottle of champagne.[7]

Construction timeline[edit]

Roald Amundsen was launched on February 17, 2018.[8]

In late February 2018, Hurtigruten announced that the company wouldn't take delivery of Roald Amundsen until 2019 because of amid problems at the shipyard.[9]


In 2019, the ship will offer expedition sailings along Norway’s coast. Besides, MS Roald Amundsen will become the first hybrid ship to sail the Northwest Passage.[10]


  1. ^ a b c "MS Roald Amundsen Review and Specifications". CruiseMapper. Retrieved 13 November 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d Storholm, Linda (19 October 2016). "Two New Expedition Ships to be Named after Polar Heroes". High North News. Retrieved 13 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b Bergsli, Gaute (19 October 2016). "Hurtigruten har bestemt seg for navn på sine nye skip" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 13 November 2016.
  4. ^ a b c "MS Roald Amundsen". Hurtigruten. Retrieved 13 November 2016.
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  7. ^ Staff, C. I. N. (2019-07-11). "New Roald Amundsen Set for Historic Antarctica Christening". Retrieved 2019-07-12.
  8. ^ Staff, CIN (2018-02-17). "Roald Amundsen Launched in Norway". Retrieved 2018-02-19.
  9. ^ Staff, CIN (2018-02-26). "Roald Amundsen Delayed as Hurtigurten Cancels Inaugural Season". Retrieved 2018-02-27.
  10. ^ Staff, CIN (2017-12-06). "Hurtigruten Going Big in Arctic in 2019". Retrieved 2018-02-19.

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