Registered Owner: Explorer II AS - Norway - Beneficial owner: Hurtigruten Cruises SA - Norway - Operator: Hurtigruten Cruises - Norway
Entered service: 2019 - Gross Ton 21.765 - Passenger cap.lower beds: 530 - All berths: 600 - Passenger decks: 9 - Length o.a. : 140 m.- Beam: 23,60 m.- Draft: 5,3 m. - Drive: Hybrid-powered by 4 main engines make: Rolls-Royce/Bergen 6 cyl.- 4 stroke -type B33-45 output of 3600 kW. at 750 rpm. Bore 330 mm. - Stroke 450 mm. each running on MGO fuel. Backed by 2 batteries of 627 kWh charging and discharging at 1750 kW each. - Propulsion: by 2 Azimuth propulsion motors with 3000 W each.- Max. Speed: 17 knots - Service speed: 15 knots - Built: Kleven Yard - Norway - Yard no.400 ( casco built at Montex Shipyard (Gdansk, Poland) - Classification: DNV/GL - Class: DNV +1A1, PC-6, Passenger Ship, ECO, F_AMC, LCS-DC, BIS, Clean, RECYCLABLE, COMF-C(1)V(1) for passenger area, COMF-C(3)V(3) for Crew Area - Flag: Norway.
Sisterships: Fridtjof Nansen (2020) - N/N (2021)
Passenger space ratio all
Passenger space ratio lower beds: 41.06
The 3 Hurtigruten ships to be delivered in 2019,2020 and 2021 will be the first cruise ships in the world to utilize hybrid power using a battery system. “The future of shipping is, without a doubt, silent and emission free,” said CEO of Hurtigruten, Daniel Skjelda. “We will use our new expeditionary ships as groundbreakers for this new technology and show the world that hybrid propulsion on large ships is possible. Battery-powered propulsion in ships this size shows that batteries are onboard to stay. This represents a huge reduction in emissions from shipping, and it is only the beginning,” said Fredric Hauge, founder and president, Bellona.
The hybrid ships will be built in two phases. The first ship will be equipped with an auxiliary electric engine, which will reduce the CO2 emissions by 20 percent. The battery-powered auxiliary engine will provide large reductions in fuel consumption.
The second/third ship will be built with a fully-fledged hybrid engine that can power the entire ship for longer periods of time and distances, according to the cruise line, assuming the technology is ready.
The main designer and supplier is implemented by Rolls-Royce
Full Rolls-Royce scope of supply:
Our focus on state-of-the-art design, innovation and technology is not limited to the exterior. It also includes the interior and will take the guest experience to a whole new level. By introducing the tallest LED-screen at sea, we will bring – and magnify - the splendid beauty of the passing nature, to the guests inside.The screen will be located in MS Roald Amundsen’s atrium. Facing the three all-glass elevators, it towers all the way up to and including deck 10, according to the company.With stunning image quality, the technology offers endless possibilities: We can use it to stream live lectures and presentations, to set the theme for the voyage, or just create a special atmosphere. But most importantly, it will be utilized to broadcast the spectacular nature to our guests on board in a format never seen before.The screen will measure 17.5 meters tall by 6.5 meters wide, with a total screen area of 114 square meters. The resolution will be 6,720 x 2,496 pixels.
There are a total of 265 staterooms aboard Roald Amundsen, with the largest being the Grand Suites (37,2 m2). These are with one or two rooms and have private balconies, separate sitting area, queen beds and Internet access. The aft suites have private outdoor Jacuzzis with great views. All cabins are outside, with 50% of them featuring private balconies.Breakfast and lunch on the Roald Amundsen ship are buffet-style and open-seating. The serving area is situated in the center of the ship's restaurant in a square formation. Meals are spread out over a couple of hours, so the dining room is seldom crowded. Some dinners are open seating self-service buffets, while others are plated meals served in one or two seatings, depending on how full the cruise ship is. Roald Amundsen features innovative Scandinavian design, large observation platforms (on several decks), pool deck with infinity pools, Jacuzzis and bars.
Roald Amundsen also feature underwater drones (ROV / remotely operated underwater vehicle) developed by Blueye Robotics (Norway). Each drone weights 7 kg and has 4 thrusters for propulsion. The ROV also features a wide-angle video camera (Blueye Pioneer) designed to work in limited-light conditions. It streams true-color live images to the ship's TV screens, to all cabin TVs and also to the digital diving masks of the passengers cruising on the ship's Zodiac boats.
The ship is named after polar hero Roald Amundsen, who led the first expedition to traverse the Northwest Passage.
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