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MS Roald Amundsen

Hurtigruten will add Roald Amundsen to its fleet in 2019, with the ship offering state-of-the-art technology which will reduce fuel consumption and feature environmentally sustainable hybrid propulsion. Roald Amundsen is part of a fleet of new hybrid ships which Hurtigruten are introducing, with the use of hybrid electricity and environmentally-conscious changes shaping the way the cruise line operates for the better.

The ship is named after Roald Amundsen, a Norwegian explorer who was the first man to cross Antarctica and reach the South Pole – mirroring the pioneering changes of polar exploration found in the ship itself.

Guests on-board can enjoy high-tech gadgets, immersive edutainment and stunning scenery to make it an unforgettable ship to sail upon.

  • Launched: 26 May 2019
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Lindstrom - Restaurant


Roald Amundsen features three restaurants, each of which are inspired by Nordic and Norwegian heritage. The main dining room is Aune named after Tinus Aune – a Norwegian ship chandler and polar expedition supplier. Here, guests can enjoy buffet-style breakfast and open-seated lunches, with dinner either seated or buffet service. Fredheim – named after a 1900’s hunting station on Svalbard – is a social meeting place which offers light bites and snacks, while Lindstrøm is a speciality restaurant offering low key Nordic cooking. This restaurant is named after the favourite chef of the Norwegian polar heroes – Adolf Lindstrøm.
Science Centre - Hurtigruten


A stunning feature of the Roald Amundsen is the two-level, indoor and outdoor Observation Deck which wraps around the ship’s bow and hosts the Amundsen Science Center. Here, guests can enjoy interactive state-of-the-art technology with touch screens and science equipment. The immersive edutainment area is where guests and crew meet with lecture spaces, library and workshops on offer. This is also the base for the ten-strong Expedition Team which sail with every expedition cruise.
Explorer Lounge - Roald Amundsen


As the emphasis on-board Roald Amundsen is on expeditions, the activities on-board a limited. Throughout the day, workshops and lectures offer insight into the destinations and guests can use expedition equipment to explore the regions for themselves. Take your pick from a fleet of Blueye underwater drones, kayaks or large inflatable Zodiacs to travel and uncover the hidden depths of the Antarctic.Other facilities include a gym, Wellness Centre with a sauna and oversized windows for ultimate views. While on the outer decks, you can find an infinity pool, Jacuzzis and a pool bar. There is also a walking track, massage room and lecture rooms.

Unless sailing to Antarctica, there are no age restrictions on-board. When sailing to Antarctica, Hurtigruten does not accept children under five.

Accommodation - Roald Amundsen


There is a wide choice of cabins on-board Roald Amundsen, starting with Polar Outside which offers flexible sleeping arrangements and can fit up to four passengers. Next is the Arctic Superior, also for up to four passengers, with comfortable furnishings, sofa bed and most also include a balcony. The last category is Expedition Suite, which are well-appointed cabins, most of which have balconies and some have a private outside Jacuzzi. These can also fit up to four passengers, with comfortable sitting areas, espresso maker and bathrobes.

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