Green upgrades

Sustainable sailing for the coast we love.

A greater, greener fleet

By 2024, in one of the largest environmental ship upgrades in Europe and in our 129-year history, we will have transformed all seven of our ships with major green upgrades.

Three ships will be upgraded to hybrid electric power and our entire fleet will be more energy efficient, cutting CO2 emissions by 25% and NOx by 80%.

New hybrid electric technology on three of our ships means our guests can sail The Original Norwegian Coastal Express on quieter, state-of-the-art, and environmentally friendly ships.

It is a greater, greener way to enjoy ‘the world’s most beautiful voyage’ – our famous route along the Norwegian coast that we founded in 1893.

Green upgrades overview

  • Certified biofuels

    from approved sustainable sources

  • CO2 emissions cut by 25%

    thanks to the full suite of green upgrades

  • Free from single-use plastic

    with biodegradable or long-lasting, high quality alternatives

  • Minimized energy use

    through new propeller blades, new bulbous bow, new gears, and new control systems

  • NOx emissions cut by 80%

    to achieve Tier III status – the highest international standard for NOx emissions

  • Shore-power connectivity on all ships

    that allows them to ‘plug in’ to electricity when docked in port, reducing emissions

  • State-of-the-art wastewater treatment

    systems to minimize emissions to sea

  • Streamlined hulls that optimize inertia

    and reduce drag when sailing

  • Three hybrid powered ships

    with large battery packs and new energy-efficient engines

Meet the family

Each ship in our fleet is a well-known character on the coast, much loved by locals and guests across generations.

Learn the meaning behind the ship names and get to know the nuances between each. Which ship will you travel on?

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