- HurtigrutenThe Norwegian expedition cruise company launched the world's first hybrid cruise ship last year. It was made Maiden voyage to Antarctica with 450 passengers on board in November 2019.
- The ship was one of the first to resume cruising amid the coronavirus pandemic – and reported a coronavirus outbreak on Friday The point type. Four crew members have been hospitalized and the next trip has already been canceled.
- The ship, MS Roald Amundsen, runs on low sulfur diesel fuel supported by battery packs, reducing emissions by 20%.
- The ship was developed to combine science and technology with luxury: it is also equipped with an infinity pool, luxury suites, three restaurants and a glazed sauna.
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Hurtigruten's MS Roald Amundsen undertook its maiden voyage in November 2019. It was developed to combine luxury and sustainability.
And the ship's engines, built by Rolls Royce, started up too soon after the coronavirus pandemic brought the cruise industry to its knees.
On Friday, The Points Guy reported that four crew members on the Norwegian expedition cruise were sick for several days and were isolated on the ship. They were admitted to the University Hospital of Northern Norway after the ship docked after a seven-night cruise and tested positive for the corona virus on Friday. Her symptoms did not match COVID-19, the company said.
The remaining crew or 160 people were housed in isolation and are also tested for the corona virus. Hurtigruten also informed the 177 passengers who left the ship on Friday to let them know about the outbreak.
The ship previously made changes such as: B. Capacity reduction, buffet-style restaurants, and increased cleaning, but the outbreak proves that cruises will remain docked for some time to come.
The MS Roald AmundsenThe expedition to Antarctica was fitting – it was named after the legendary Norwegian polar explorer of the same name.
The 459-foot cruise ship is equipped with batteries that support its low-sulfur, diesel-powered Rolls-Royce engines. This does not mean that the cruise is free from the elaborate amenities of a typical cruise ship: there is also an infinity pool, a glass-enclosed sauna, three restaurants and luxurious cabins on board. There is almost all over the ship 600 artworks produced by young Norwegian artists, handpicked by the Queen of Norway. Cruises on board start at $ 14,720 per person.
Read on to take a look inside the cruise ship.