Norwegian Fosen Shipyard has received a contract from Hurtigruten for a wide-ranging rebuilding of RICHARD WITH and POLARLYS.
RICHARD WITH will go first, in November 2018. All cabins will be rebuilt, and more suites will be added. All public areas will be renovated. Most remarkable will be the main restaurant, which will get floor-to-ceiling windows.
POLARLYS will follow in spring 2019.
And last but certainly not least, the two ships will be changed into hybrid ships, with LNG and batteries. This has to be done to make them ready for the new coastal route contract with the Norwegian State. This starts in 2021.
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