Hurtigruten will introduce a new all electric vessel for excursions for next spring, 2020. The MS Bard is a battery powered catamarans custom-built for Polar water exploration.
The catamaran will operate daily excursions on batteries for up to 10 hours from her home-port Longyearbyen – on the Arctic island of Svalbard. The MS Bard is just about 80 feet long and can accommodate up to 140 guests traveling along the Norwegian coast.
This is great news for the cruising industry! Hurtigruten is taking the lead in sustainable travel and they are huge advocates of stricter rules and regulations on the entire cruise industry. Go Hurtigruten!
Hurtigruten operates premium exploration voyages to Norway, Greenland, Spitsbergen, Iceland, Europe, Africa, South America, Central America, Arctic Canada, and Antarctica.
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