Hurtigruten has signed a memorandum of understanding with Norway’s Kleven Verft AS for the construction of its third hybrid-powered expedition ship.

The new ship’s design, construction, engineering and technology will be based on Hurtigruten’s two next-generation ships, MS Roald Amundsen and MS Fridtjof Nansen, currently under construction at the Norwegian yard. The new hybrid-powered expedition ship will accommodate 530 guests and be custom built to withstand some of the world’s most extreme conditions with features such as a specially designed, ice-strengthened hull. Other green features include substantially larger battery packs to make expedition voyages even more sustainable.

“We are thrilled to introduce yet another revolutionary hybrid powered expedition ship. This groundbreaking vessel will take our guests to some of the most spectacular areas of our planet, in a more sustainable and environmentally-friendly way than ever seen before,” said Hurtigruten CEO Daniel Skjeldam in press materials.

The new Hurtigruten hybrid-powered expedition ship is expected to be delivered in the second quarter of 2021. For more information, visit global.hurtigruten.com. Want to increase your cruise sales? Read Recommend’s interview, Cruise Line Execs Offer Tips on Selling Cruise.