Norwegian company Bergen Cruise Lines has plans to run the ferry between Norway and England again. More precisely, it concerns the Newcastle–Bergen–Stavanger connection.
The Newcastle–Bergen–Stavanger Ferry existed for over 140 years until DFDS closed it in 2008.Newcastle-Bergen-Stavanger ferry, Wikipedia.org There have been several attempts to revive this crossing since then, but to date without success.
Bergen Cruise Lines is planning to raise 2.2 billion Norwegian kroner for the development of a low-emission cruise ferry. This would sail on 50% less energy than the last DFDS boat on this route did.
The propulsion is based on LNG and with 13,500 kWh batteries the ship can sail electrically between the fjords and in the harbor.
On board the 210 meter long ship, there wil be a lot of entertainment. The ferry can accommodate 2380 passengers and 200 staff.
The frequency with which the boat will be able to sail is 3 times a week in the high season and 2 times a week in the low season. The ferry will also be used for the transport of goods.
More information: bergencruiseline.no