First battery-powered cruise ship sails for the Arctic

Hurtigruten's cruise ship MS Roald Amundsen is seen in the sea near Ulsteinvik, Norway July 1, 2019. Hurtigruten/Handout via Reuters

OSLO (Reuters) – The world’s first cruise ship propelled partially by battery power is set to head out from northern Norway on its maiden voyage, cruise operator Hurtigruten said on Monday. The hybrid expedition cruise ship, the Roald Amundsen, can take 500 passengers and is designed to sail in harsh climate waters. Named after the […]

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