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Havila Kystruten's 4 new ships have been named Havila Kystruten, the new Norwegian Coastal Line will from January 2021 sail...


on the iconic Norwegian coastline between Bergen and Kirkenes, a route that over 125  years has been operated only by Hurtigruten. 

From January 2021, the company will introduce 4 new ships sailing along the Norwegian coast on the Bergen - Kirkenes route, with calls in 34 ports on the northbound route and 33 ports on the southbound.

The Havila Coastal Line ships will be the most environmentally friendly ships in traffic along the Norwegian coast and driven by LNG and huge battery packs, says CEO of the company Arild Myrvoll. 

The ships will set a new standard for environmentally friendly ships and we will be able to sail into the World Heritage Site Geiranger without emission by 2021. This is 5 years prior to the zero-emission requirements given by the The Norwegian Parliament for sailings into the World Heritage fjords. 

The ships that will continue a proud Norwegian coastline history now got their names.

Havila owner Per Sævik announced earlier this year a name contest among his 8 grandchildren to find names for the ships.

The frames given were that the name should contain Havila and the name of a star.

The involvement among the grandchildren has been great and we are now pleased to present the names:

• Havila Capella
• Havila Castor
• Havila Polaris
• Havila Pollux
Havila Capella and Havila Castor will be built at the Tersan yard in Turkey, while Havila Polaris and Havila Pollux will be built at the Barreras yard in Spain.

Facts about the ships: 

Length: 122,7 meters
Width: 22 meters
Number of passengers: 640 (468 in berths & 172 day passengers)

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