The christening ceremony took place on 8 November
Coastal cruise ship Havila Capella was christened on 8 November outside operator Havila Voyages’ head office at Mjølstadneset in Fosnavåg, Norway.
The celebration took place just under a year after the ship started operations along the coastal route between Bergen on the west coast and Kirkenes in north-east Norway. Hege Sævik Rabben, board member of Havila Voyages, served as godmother, christening the ship with clean water taken from Geiranger, a village on Norway’s Geirangerfjord.
“It is a great honour to be the godmother of such a great ship, especially here in Fosnavåg where the ship is registered and the shipping company has its head office,” said Sævik Rabben. “For both Havila Capella and the company, it has been a difficult start to the operation along the coastal route, but we are optimistic for the future.”
Havila Capella runs on sustainable LNG fuel and contains the world’s largest battery pack on a passenger ship.
“The characteristics of Havila Capella make her a guiding star along the coast, like her sister ships,” said Bent Martini, managing director of Havila Voyages. “We have ships that have been built to meet the future requirements and opportunities for completely emission-free sailings.
“I am also proud of our wonderful employees who have persevered and worked hard to facilitate such a successful celebration. It is nice to see that the local population here in Fosnavåg appreciates us, and that many locals took part in this celebration.”