In February, our sibling publication, Travel Agent Central, reported that the vessel, which uses sustainable technology such as battery packs and specially designed ice-strengthened hulls, completed its sea trial. Hurtigruten says the ship is custom built for some of the toughest waters on the planet.
The naming of a vessel is typically celebrated with a bottle of champagne, but Roald Amundsen will be named with a chunk of ice in honor of its explorer heritage. The naming ceremony will commence in fall.
The Roald Amundsen naming ceremony will honor Roald Amundsen, an explorer who led the first expedition to navigate the Northwest Passage. He was also the first person to reach both the North and South Poles.
Roald Amundsen switched the…