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Hurtigruten Reveals New Hybrid Ships and 2019/2020 Polar Adventures

The two new ships for Hurtigruten (Artist impression courtesy Kleven)Named after two of the greatest heroes in Polar history, MS Roald Amundsen and MS Fridtjof Nansen, Hurtigruten’s new hybrid powered expedition ships, will combine state of the art technology and premium on board experience with Hurtigruten’s 125 years of experience and unparalleled destination expertise.




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Hurtigruten Appoints Harber as President for the Americas Region

Hurtigruten has appointed William Harber as President for the Americas, based in its Seattle regional headquarters. He will relocate from Hong Kong and be responsible for Hurtigruten’s commercial growth strategy in collaboration with the company’s senior leadership team.




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Hurtigruten and Fliggy to Offer China-Exclusive Antarctica Cruises

Hurtigruten has deepened its strategic relationship with Fliggy, the tourism brand of Alibaba. The companies will offer five Antarctica voyages exclusively for the Chinese market in 2019 as Hurtigruten continues to take a leadership position in China for expedition cruises. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Norway Is Inviting Competition for Hurtigruten’s Coastal Service

The Finnmarken - HurtigrutenThe Norwegian Ministry of Transportation and Communication is inviting companies to compete for the transportation service and subsidy currently enjoyed by Hurtigruten. Providing 24/7 cargo and passenger service to 34 ports between Bergen and Kirkenes, Hurtigruten operates 11 vessels along the Norwegian coast. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Hurtigruten Steps Up To Save Kleven Yard

The two new ships for Hurtigruten (Artist impression courtesy Kleven)Hurtigruten has stepped in with an investment in the Kleven yard group, which is building two expedition ships, with options for two more, for the Norwegian brand. According to Hurtigruten, the company is part of an investment group that is putting NOK 300 million into Kleven for a 40 percent interest. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Hurtigruten to Introduce Underwater Explorer Drones

Hurtigruten has partnered with Blueye Robotics of Norway, developing underwater drones for ocean exploration. The plan is to introduce underwater drones on Hurtigruten expedition ships, such as the hybrid powered Roald Amundsen and Fridtjof Nansen. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Hurtigruten Cruise Line Debuts 2018 Explorations

The two new ships for Hurtigruten (Artist impression courtesy Kleven)Hurtigruten – the world leader in exploration travel – is known for putting the spotlight on unique destinations and has just released new and exciting itineraries lined up for 2018. (luxurytravelmagazine.com)




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Hurtigruten Steps Up Digital Marketing in China

The Hurtigruten's 318-berth FramHurtigruten has signed a digital marketing agreement with Dragon Trail Interactive, who will manage Hurtigruten’s consumer social media channels in China, Weibo and WeChat. Dragon Trail Interactive will also support Hurtigruten to enhance its Chinese website and strategy to serve both consumers and trade partners. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Hurtigruten in Legal Battle with Norwegian Ports for Overcharging

In Norway, Hurtigruten has an ongoing series of law suits against many of the ports it is calling at for allegedly overcharging port fees. According to the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications and the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA), Norwegian ports have misinterpreted official fee regulations. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Steel Cut for New Hurtigruten Ship

The new vessels will be equipped with a wave piercing bow surmounted by a covered observation area forward  (Artist impression courtesy Kleven)Hurtigruten marked the official start of construction of its new class of Explorer-class ships as company CEO Daniel Skjeldam was on hand to get things going at the Kleven Shipyard in Norway. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Hurtigruten Honored as Best Expedition Cruise Line at 2017 Travvy Awards

The new vessels will be equipped with a wave piercing bow surmounted by a covered observation area forward  (Artist impression courtesy Kleven)Hurtigruten has been awarded Gold for “Best Expedition Cruise Line” by the prestigious Travvy Awards by travAlliancemedia. Known as the Academy Awards of the travel industry, the Travvy Awards recognizes the highest standards of excellence in the travel industry and honors travel companies, travel products, travel agencies and destinations for their outstanding achievement.




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Hurtigruten encourages adventurous travelers and explorers to plant their flag in the most remote and exotic destinations in 2017 and 2018

MS Spitsbergen - Hurtigruten (Ex Atlantida)With Hurtigruten’s new Explorer fleet, explorers and travelers now have the chance to literally – or figuratively – plant their personal flag in some of the most exciting and remote areas in the world. Planting a flag in the wilderness has always been a symbol of achievement.




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Sharing Hurtigruten’s Exciting Black Friday Deal

MS Spitsbergen - Hurtigruten (Ex Atlantida)The offering, Black Friday Sale, gives adventurers a 10% discount on select Classic Coastal Voyages and Explorer Voyages to stunning destinations like the Norwegian coastline, Antarctica, Africa, Europe, and Amazon Rainforest.




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Harber Tapped to Lead Hurtigruten in Asia

Hurtigruten is opening an office in Hong Kong to go after the Asia-Pacific market, and has named industry veteran William Harber as President, China & Asia-Pacific. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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