September 25, 2023 - The MEYER WERFT in Papenburg began construction of a cruise ship for the Japanese shipping company Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) with the start of firing on Thursday of last week. The ship, measured at 52.200 GT, will be handed over to the shipping company in 2025.
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September 20, 2023 – Hurtigruten Group believes the time has come to change the names of two brands. Hurtigruten Expeditions becomes HX. Hurtigruten Norway will soon be called Hurtigruten again. The rebranding will start for Hurtigruten Expeditions in December 2023.
May 25, 2023 – The Norwegian mail route celebrates its 130th anniversary this year. In the anniversary year, the MS Kong Harald was converted into a hybrid ship. As part of a comprehensive modernization program that will last until 2024, the mail shipping company is investing a total of 100 million euros in the "green" upgrade of its seven mail ships. MS Kong Harald is the second mail ship to have been converted to hybrid propulsion.
September 22, 2022 – Hurtigruten Norway will convert its fleet of seven mail ships to hybrid propulsion by the end of summer 2023. The company is paying almost 100 million euros for the "green" package of measures. The first ship to be upgraded with hybrid technology is the MS Richard With, christened in 1993.
June 14, 2022 - For its 130th anniversary, the traditional Norwegian mail line Hurtigruten is delighting its fans with two special travel destinations. That renovated Hurtigruten mail ship MS Trollfjord sails on the "Hurtigruten Spitsbergen Line" and the "Hurtigruten North Cape Line". The shipping company sees the route guidance as a good opportunity to experience the Norwegian coast in a new way.
March 31, 2022 - In collaboration with the Norwegian research organization SINTEF develops Hurtigruten Norway zero-emission ships for the Norwegian coast. After the material moisture meter shows you the two world's first hybrid expedition ships MS Roald Amundsen and MS Fridtjof Nansen the traditional Norwegian company is planning a forward-looking innovation for the classic mail boat line. The shipping company intends to use the first zero-emission mail boat on the mail boat route from 2030.
February 21, 2022 - The Norwegian mail shipping company Hurtigruten, which gave itself the apt nickname "the original", is upgrading its mail ships to modern environmental technologies. The investment in sustainability gives the shipping company and its passengers a clear conscience in the future and pollutes the environment along the Norwegian coast with significantly lower carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions.
December 2, 2021 | German vacationers love Norway and especially the North Cape. Since August XNUMX the expedition ship MS Otto Sverdrup has been making regular trips to the far north since August 2021. The expedition voyages are fully booked in the first quarter of 2022. This is why Hurtigruten Expeditions will be deploying another hybrid expedition ship from Hamburg, the MS Fridtjof Nansen, from January 2022. As a result of the good number of bookings, the Nordland offer will be expanded in the 2023/24 season.
October 28, 2021 - News from Hurtigruten: The market research company YouGov and the business and financial newspaper Handelsblatt determine the Germans' most popular brands every year. In the current year, the respondents put Hurtigruten in first place in the cruises sector for the fifth time in a row. On top of that: Hurtigruten Expeditions gives first insights into the 2023/24 season.
October 22, 2021 - Traditional pcket ship voyages with Hurtigruten usually begin in the Norwegian port city of Bergen.For a relaxed and pleasant start to the journey, the Hurtigruten shipping company has opened a guest lounge in the city's harbor, which is considered the gateway to the fjords. The location is the Hurtigruten terminal atNøstebukten.
16.10.2020 - Hurtigruten sees strong demand in all markets and destinations for the second half of 2021 and beyond. The company expects expedition cruises to grow in popularity following COVID-19. With the establishment of a separate unit for expedition cruises, Hurtigruten is adapting to the changed situation.
August 01, 2020 - Yesterday we reported that three crew members on the Hurtigruten ship Roald Amundsen were infected with COVID-19. It has now been established that 38 of a total of 158 crew members tested positive for the virus. None of the employees showed symptoms of infection. Ship guests are requested to go into quarantine.
July 31, 2020 - According to various media reports, three crew members on the Hurtigruten ship Roald Amundsen were infected with COVID-19. All 160 crew members of the expedition ship were quarantined. The passengers have in NorwegianTromsø left the ship.
July 7, 2020 - Spurred on by the success of the resumption of mail voyages for Norwegian guests, Hurtigruten plans to offer trips with 14 of 16 ships on the Norwegian coast, in the Arctic, around the British Isles and to Svalbard in August and September.
June 17, 2020 - In one week, on June 24 2020, Hurtigruten will start its Norway cruises from Hamburg. The brand new hybrid expedition ship Fridtjof Nansen takes six 15-day cruises along the Norwegian coast from Hamburg between June 4th and September 15th.
June 6, 2020 - Liquity is everything. The Norwegian post and expedition shipping company Hurtigruten has raised around 105 million euros on the financial market to secure liquidity. This measure increases the company's available liquidity to an estimated 200 million euros.
In the coming year, Hurtigruten will station the MS Otto Sverdrup, which was renovated at the beginning of 2020, formerly MS Finnmarken, in Hamburg. The shipping company is planning a total of 30 calls by the expedition ship in the Hanseatic city in the coming year. 17 departures are for Norwegian destinations in winter; 13 departures are in the summer months. MS Otto Sverdrup has had low-emission drive technology since its conversion.
March 16, 2020 - Since March 16, 2020, the Norwegian state borders will be closed to foreigners without a residence permit or work permit.The measures adopted because of the new corona virus surprised the international guests on board the Hurtigruten mail ships. More than 1.400 of these guests have been flown out of Norway at the instigation of Hurtigruten since last Friday.
February 14, 2020 - The traditional Norwegian post shipping line Hurtigruten attracts Norway lovers with an attractive offer for Valentine's Day.When booking a sea voyage with Hurtigruten between February 14 and 17, 2020, only one person pays for the trip on Norway's coast. The second person travels free of charge in the same cabin. The offer is valid for selected departures from April to July 2020.
November 8, 2020 - An unusual place for the christening of their hybrid expedition ship Roald Amundsen has been chosen bytraditional Norwegian mail line Hurtigruten selected. in theIn the presence of crew and guests from more than 20 countries, the shipping company christened its newest ship in the yesterdayChiriguano Bay off Brabant Island in Antarctica. Instead of the usual champagne bottle, a block of ice was used to christen the ship.
August 27, 2019 - The Norway specialist Hurtigruten regularly offers expedition sea voyages along the Norwegian coast in the 2021/2022 season. Some of the trips start in Hamburg. The ships call at “handpicked” destinations in Norway. The traditional mail voyages to 34 Norwegian ports remain in the program. The expedition voyages are now available in the travel agencies.
July 2, 2019 - What takes a long time is finally good. The hybrid-powered expedition cruise ship Roald Amundsen will start from Troms on July 3, 2019, with a delay of more than a yearø off to maiden voyage. The hybrid ship is the first cruise ship in the world to switch to battery operation in sensitive sailing areas.