Havila Capella sets out on maiden voyage from Bergen

Havila Capella sets out on maiden voyage from Bergen

Havila Voyages

Havila Capella in Bergen, ready for her first voyage

Havila Capella started her first sailing on the coastal route between Bergen and Kirkenes in Norway on 12 December 2021.

As Havila Capella is Havila Voyages’ first new ship in 18 years, with three more to come, this marked a ‘historic’ day for the cruise line and the Norwegian coastal route.

Havila Voyages has spent around NOK 500 million ( $55 million) to make its four new ships environmentally friendly. The plug-in hybrid vessels have been fitted with the world’s largest battery packs ever designed for passenger ships.

“The batteries allow us to sail for four hours without noise and emissions, and we can sail quietly and sustainably through world heritage fjords and pristine nature,” said Havila Voyages in a press release.

Havila Capella’s environmentally friendly  features reduce nitrogen oxide and carbon dioxide emissions by around 90 and 25 per cent respectively.

Havila Voyages will also offer table service, which will mean that less food is wasted in comparison to the 60 tonnes of food waste caused by buffets per year.

“Havila Voyages sails among the world’s heritage and priceless nature and should do so in such a way that even those who come after us can experience it in the same way,” said Bent Martini, CEO of Havila Voyages.

Read more about Havila Capella here.
 

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Alice Chambers
By Alice Chambers
14 December 2021

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