Roald Amundsen to have tallest LED screen at sea

Roald Amundsen to have tallest LED screen at sea
The tallest LED screen at sea will show Roald Amundsen’s passengers the surrounding nature (Image: Hurtigruten)

Norwegian cruise and ferry operator Hurtigruten has incorporated the tallest screen at sea on its soon-to-launch hybrid-powered expedition cruise ship, Roald Amundsen. 

The screen will be situated in the ship’s atrium, spanning seven decks and 17.5 metres. It features LED technology and a resolution beyond 4K Ultra-HD. 

“Our focus on state-of-the-art design, innovation and technology is not limited to the exterior,” said Daniel Skjeldam, CEO of Hurtigruten. “It also includes the interior and will take the guest experience to a whole new level.  By introducing the tallest LED-screen at sea, we will bring – and magnify – the splendid beauty of the passing nature to the guests inside.” 

During their time on the ship, passengers will be able to watch a number of different things on the screen, including images of the surrounding landscapes, live coverage from outside the ship, panoramic images from the mast and live lectures and presentations. 

“With stunning image quality, the technology offers endless possibilities. We can use it to stream live lectures and presentations, to set the theme for the voyage, or just create a special atmosphere,” said Skjeldam. “But most importantly, it will be utilised to broadcast the spectacular nature to our guests on board in a format never seen before.” 

The screen’s efforts to display the surrounding scenery will be also be reflected in Roald Amundsen’s Scandinavian design, including the Amundsen Science Center, observation decks, infinity pool, panoramic sauna and aft-facing suites with private outdoor hot tubs. 

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Elly Yates-Roberts
By Elly Yates-Roberts
Wednesday, January 30, 2019