Northwest Passage 2020 - Ship & Cabins
30 day escorted tour from £17,995pp
MS Roald Amundsen
Launching in 2019, Hurtigruten's MS Roald Amundsen will be the world’s most advanced exploration ship. Specially designed for voyages in polar waters, the ship will serve as a comfortable Base Camp at sea, bringing adventurers to the most spectacular destinations in the most sustainable way. The construction of the hull, combined with hybrid technology and electrical propulsion, will reduce fuel consumption and CO2-emissions by 20 percent. That’s beneficial for the environment of course, but will also greatly enhance your sailing experience.
One of the most eye-catching exterior design features of the ship is the two-level indoor/outdoor Observation Deck wrapped around the top of the raked bow. Inside you’ll find stylish cabins and public areas, decorated with granite, oak, birch and wool. All cabins have an outside view, 50% have private balconies, and aft suites each feature a private outdoor Jacuzzi. The onboard Amundsen Science Centre is the hub of the expedition experience. Packed with state of the art technology and high tech gadgets such as touch screens and science equipment, this area will be the place where guests and staff meet, mingle and form a deeper understanding for the destinations they’re exploring. The Amundsen Science Centre will feature lecture spaces, a small library, and speciality areas for workshops in photography, biology, and more. The venue will also be the onboard HQ for Hurtigruten’s hand picked Expedition Team.
MS Roald Amundsen boasts three restaurants inspired by Nordic heritage: The Aune Main Dining Room, an informal and social meeting place called Fredheim, and a speciality restaurant named Lindstrøm. Your choice of wine, beer or soft drinks will be included on a complimentary basis at lunch and dinner.
Safety and comfort is paramount for every voyage. The ship is Ice Class 1A Super, the highest ice classification, meaning it is designed to operate in difficult ice conditions without icebreaker assistance. The ship’s gross tonnage is 20,889, overall length 140m and beam 23.6m. The operating speed is 15 knots. There are 265 cabins. MS Roald Amundsen is an ideal combination of size, comfort and strength.
Polar Outside RS
Polar Outside cabins on decks 4 and 5. Approximately 17 square metres, with double bed. Shower, washbasin and WC. TV. Hair-dryer. Room safe.
Polar Outside RR
Polar Outside larger cabins on decks 4 and 5. Approximately 19 to 23 square metres, mostly 20 square metres, with flexible sleeping arrangements (either twin beds or double bed), some with a sofa bed. Shower, washbasin and WC. TV. Hair-dryer. Room safe.
Arctic Superior XT
Arctic Superior Outside Cabins with balcony on decks 7 and 8. Approximately 15 to 19 square metres plus balcony. Flexible sleeping arrangements (either twin beds or a double bed), some with a sofa bed. Shower, washbasin and WC. TV. Amenity kit. Kettle, tea and coffee. Hair-dryer. Room safe.
Expedition Suite ME
Expedition Suite with private balcony, on decks 8 and 9. Approximately 20 to 28 square metres. Flexible sleeping arrangements (either twin beds or a double bed), some with a sofa bed. Shower, washbasin and WC. TV. Minibar. Amenity kit. Bathrobes. Kettle and tea and coffee. Espresso maker. Hair-dryer. Room safe.
Additional Polar Outside, Arctic Superior and Expedition Suite categories may be available.
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