Hurtigruten to build its first all-new ships since 2007.
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THE SANDS OF ALANG: The latest DVD about shipbreaking in Alang, India
Norwegian coastal and expedition cruise line Hurtigruten has signed a letter of intent with the Kleven Shipyard for a total of up to four new ships, two of which will be delivered in 2018 and 2019. These dynamic-looking vessels will be the first all-new ships ordered for Hurtigruten since the MV FRAM of 2007.
Rendering courtesy of Hurtigruten.
The two new, ice-strengthened ships will be built for the Canadian, Arctic and Antarctic expedition cruise markets, carry approximately 600 guests in 300 staterooms and will measure 140 by 23 meters (459 by 75 feet).
The vessels will be designed and developed by Rolls-Royce and feature environmentally friendly technology, with the assistance of renowned Norwegian ship designer Espen Øino.
Having documented over 400 passenger ships and taken more than 200 cruises, MaritimeMatters’ co-editor Peter Knego is a leading freelance cruise writer, a respected ocean liner historian and frequent maritime lecturer both on land and at sea. With his work regularly featured in cruise industry trades and consumer publications. Knego also runs the www.midshipcentury.com website which offers MidCentury cruise ship furniture, artwork and fittings rescued from the shipbreaking yards of Alang, India. He has produced several videos on the subject, including his latest, The Sands Of Alang and the best-selling On The Road To Alang."
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