© Jens Boldt
Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2007 by Fincantieri, Monfalcone, Trieste, Italy (Yard No 6144) for Hurtigruten Group ASA, HRG, Narvik, Norway.
- Length: 113.65m (overall) 99,22 m (between perpendiculars)
- Breadth: 20.00m
- Depth: 16.0m
- Draught: 5.10 m
- Tonnage: 11,647 gross/3,818 net/984 deadweight
- Engines: 4 x MaK 6M25 N4 diesels
- Power: 7024 kW.
- Speed: 16.0 knots (max). In addition, the vessel has four refrigerated holds, a loading capacity of 200 pallets and a garage for approximately 25 vehicles.
- Capacity: 500 passengers.
- Crew: 70
- Decks: 8
- Call Sign: LADA7
- IMO Number: 9370018
- MMSI Number: 258932000
- Registry: Bahamas. Narvik/Norway
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September 2005: Ordered.
August 21st 2006: Keel laid.
November 2006: Floated.
February 2007: Sea trials.
April 25th 2007: Delivered to Hurtigruten Group ASA, HRG, Narvik, Norway. En-route to Norway from the builders, she was showcased at Barcelona, Rotterdam, Hamburg, and Copenhagen
May 18th 2007: Arrived in Oslo.
May 19th 2007: Christened.
2007: Summer cruising around Greenland and winter cruising around Antarctica.
© Robert J Smith
December 28th 2007 (Saturday, 9:30 a.m.): Antarctica , due to engine problems where she lost power for 30 minutes, she drifted into an iceberg that caused some damage to the ship –- but neither injuries nor leakages were reported.
© Nigel Thornton
April 25th 2008: Inaugural arrival at Dover.
© Aleksi Lindström
© Ken Lubi
Arriving at Dover 01/05/15 © Nigel Scutt (Dover-Marina)
All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Jens Boldt, Aleksi Lindström, Ken Lubi, Nigel Scutt (Dover-Marina) and Robert J Smith for their assistance in producing this feature.