Building ships powered exclusively by natural gas was a conscious environmental choiceFjord Line is building two new identical cruise ferries which will be able to offer regular daily departures between Hirtshals, Stavanger and Bergen, and between Hirtshals and Langesund. The first of the new cruise ferries, “MS Stavangerfjord“, had begun service on 14th of July 2013. We had begun using our new port of call “Hurtigruteterminalen”in Bergen at the same time.New cruise ferries usher in new eraFjord Line’s new ships are being built by Bergen Group Fosen and will represent a new era for ferry traffic between Norway and the EU, both in terms of size and comfort. The new cruise ferries have a deadweight of 3,900 tons and a total length of 170 meters. Eachship will offer 306 cabins, many of which will be suites, and will accommodate 1,500 passengers. The cargo decks will have capacity for 600 personal vehicles or a smaller number in combination with larger trucks and cargo.Large open decks and an accessible gangway around the entire ship give the traveler a closer encounter with beautiful natural surroundings. The trip between Bergen and Stavanger passes through beautiful Norwegian fjords, islands and villages that providegreat experiences in sheltered seas in full daylight traveling both to and from Bergen. With our new ships we will offer an extended tour of Norway’s coast – a taste of “Hurtigruten”.”MS Stavangerfjord“ is also the first and largest cruise ferry in the world to sail with a single liquefied natural gas (LNG) engine. This means that the cruise ferry is powered solely by environmentally friendly LNG instead of the more polluting heavy fuel oil. By using only LNG as fuel, the environmental improvement is significant,both along the coasts and in the harbors where the cruise ferries will operate.Langesund new port of callFjord Line service from the port of Langesund began as “MS Stavangerfjord“ starts operations in July 2013. Langesund will be our gateway to eastern Norway, just two hours from Oslo and 30 minutes from the towns of Tønsberg and Skien. A large variety ofpopular summer and winter destinations are within 30 to 60 minutes from the port. Langesund is also a competitive alternative for transporting passengers to and from the Agder counties.
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