Hybrid-power Norwegian cruise ship will stop in Wrangell; its sister ship next year


March 23, 2022

Courtesy Hurtigruten Expeditions

The hybrid-power cruise ship Roald Amundsen, seen here on its maiden voyage in 2019 from the Norwegian port of Tromsø to Hamburg, Germany, will visit Wrangell seven times this summer.

The Roald Amundsen, a first-of-its-kind hybrid cruise ship powered by battery energy and fossil fuel, is scheduled for its first Wrangell stop on May 23 - on its first voyage to Southeast.

Norwegian cruise line Hurtigruten had the 528-passenger ship - named for the first man to cross the Antarctic - specially constructed for voyages in polar waters. The 460-foot-long ship was built in Norway and started service in 2019.

A spokesperson said Hurtigruten chose Wrangell as a port of call "because it offers our guests a great taste of Southeast Alaska."

They are still planning the details of the...

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