Construction on Hurtigruten’s new expedition ships has started in Norway.
The steel cutting for the line’s 20,000 GT Roald Amundsen, began at the Kleven shipyard in Norway and marks the start of the construction process.
The new ship will launch in June 2018, with a second ship, Fridtjof Nansen, launching a year later. Hurtigruten also has an option for two additional vessels.
The 530-passenger ships will be able to sail under electrical propulsion for around 30 minutes and CO2-emissions will be reduced by 20 percent.
The vessels will have three restaurants, a pool deck, with infinity pool, as well as several bars offering scenic views. The ships will have large observation platforms on several decks for guests to get up-close to nature and wildlife.