The maiden season includes cruises along the Norwegian coast to Svalbard and Greenland and the aim is to become the first hybrid powered ship to attempt a traverse of the Northwest Passage - following namesake explorer Roald Amundsen
's famed expedition.
He added that the second hybrid cruise ship the company has on order, to be delivered later this year, will have battery pack with twice the capacity of the Roald Amundsen
What was Robert Scott's and Roald Amundsen
's main goal?
December 14, 1911: Roald Amundsen
and his team are the first to reach the South Pole.
However, familiar names are here, such as Magellan, Columbus, Henry Hudson, Rene La Salle, Lewis and Clark, James Cook, Vitus Bering, Robert Peary, Ernest Shackleton, David Livingston, and Roald Amundsen
. These explorers are mostly white male Europeans, though Fleming includes the wanderings of Ibn Battuta, who went on the hajj to Mecca in 1325.
won, but it was Robert Scott who died a hero.
Appropriately chilly-looking docu tells the almost-forgotten story of Norwegian adventurer Roald Amundsen
's century-starting race to the North and South poles.
The Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen
(1872-1928) had already made his way by sea across the northern border of North America in 1903 (achieving the Northwest Passage at last).
1912: British explorer Captain Scott (left) reached the South Pole - only to find the Norwegian Roald Amundsen
had arrived a month earlier.
Hurtigruten is expanding its expedition programme into the Alaskan wilderness with the new hybrid-powered MS Roald Amundsen
1911: The expedition led by Roald Amundsen
, Norwegian explorer, became the first men to reach the South Pole - just 35 days ahead of Captain Scott's expedition.
Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen
might have done it first, but today no one navigates the Northwest Passage better than Hurtigruten.
Edvard Munch, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Roald Amundsen
, Liv Ullman, the one from Abba who isn't blonde, Roald Dahl, can you hear me?
Famously, he had been beaten to the pole by Roald Amundsen
The negatives are described as an "extraordinary visual record" of Scott's famous 1912 Terra Nova Expedition in which he and his four companions died on their return from being beaten to the South Pole by Norwegian Roald Amundsen