The first cruise ship in the world capable of sailing only on battery power, the hybrid-powered MS Roald Amundsen became the first such vessel to cross the Northwest Passage.
The Hurtigruten cruise ship completed the more than 3,000 nautical miles from the Pacific, arriving in Nome on the evening of September 10 to the Atlantic
. Hurtigruten took delivery of the world’s first hybrid-powered cruise ship from Norway’s Kleven in the last week of June 2019. Sister ship, MS Fridtjof Nansen, will debut in 2020. With its large battery packs and technological innovation, these hybrid-powered ships emit 20% less CO2 as compared with other cruise ships of the same size.