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

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 their...


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