Posts Tagged ‘Hurtigruten’

Hurtigruten Updates Amundsen Explorer Agent Certification Program

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

The Hurtigruten's 318-berth FramHurtigruten has re-vamped its Amundsen Explorer Agent Certification Program that lets travel agents officially become trusted advisors to the cruise line’s clients. (

Norway Is Inviting Competition for Hurtigruten’s Coastal Service

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

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. (

Hurtigruten is kicking ocean exploration up a knotch with Underwater Drones

Saturday, September 9th, 2017

The exploration cruise company has recently partnered with Blueye Robotics; an innovative and environmentally conscious tech company in Norway, for the development of Blueeye Pioneer underwater drones. (more…)

Hurtigruten Steps Up To Save Kleven Yard

Friday, September 8th, 2017

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. (

Hurtigruten to Introduce Underwater Explorer Drones

Friday, August 25th, 2017

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. (

Hurtigruten Cruise Line Debuts 2018 Explorations

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

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. (

Hurtigruten Steps Up Digital Marketing in China

Monday, July 17th, 2017

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. (

Hurtigruten’s Fram Now Offers Atlantic Canada and New England Cruises, With Calls In Newfoundland And The Gulf of St Lawrence

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

The Hurtigruten's 254-berth FramHurtigruten, who have been running the legendary Norwegian coastal voyage since 1893, will add Atlantic Canada, Newfoundland, the Gulf of St Lawrence and New England to its itineraries starting in April 2018.

Hurtigruten Debuts Coastal Brochures 2018

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Sharing our most recent update, our all new Norway Coastal Brochure that outlines the 2018-2019 details. (more…)

Lonely Planet Photographer To Escort Hurtigruten Midnight Sun Tour – Departs May 2018

Monday, May 29th, 2017

Destination specialist 50 Degrees North has teamed up with Lonely Planet Photographer, David Evans for this world first exclusively escorted photography tour of Norway’s Lofoten Archipelago & North Cape under the Midnight Sun. (more…)

Hurtigruten’s Freedom to Roam Sale Starts on Norway’s National Independence Day

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

In celebration of Norway’s National Independence Day, adventurers can connect with their inner Norwegian and save up to 10% per person* when booking select Hurtigruten coastal Norway and Explorer itineraries with the Freedom to Roam Sale starting this Wednesday, May 17 through May 27. (more…)

Hurtigruten in Legal Battle with Norwegian Ports for Overcharging

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

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. (

Hurtigruten announced their new coastal Norway excursions for the 2018/2019 season

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

The Finnmarken - HurtigrutenHurtigruten have just announced their new coastal Norway excursions for the 2018/2019 season and are implementing coastal expedition teams on their Norwegian voyages. Over 35 of the excursions for the upcoming season are brand new, along with existing excursions with added activities. (more…)

Hurtigruten to Offer Young Explorers’ Programme on MS Finnmarken

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Starting April 2018, Hurtigruten will offer a complimentary, year-round Young Explorers’ programme for curious and active youths aged 7-13 years of age on MS Finnmarken. (more…)

14 Cruise Ship Crew Arrested for Immigration Violations

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

Norwegian police have arrested 14 Philippine crewmembers of the expedition cruise ship Nordstjernen on suspicion of violations of Norway’s Immigration Act. (

Steel Cut for New Hurtigruten Ship

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

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. (

Hurtigruten Honored as Best Expedition Cruise Line at 2017 Travvy Awards

Monday, February 13th, 2017

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. (more…)

Hurtigruten’s “Love of Adventure” Flash Sale – 10% savings across select Explorer voyages from February 1-18

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

MS Spitsbergen - Hurtigruten (Ex Atlantida)Adventure is for lovers! It’s that time of year again, when Hurtigruten invites their loyal guests, travel agents and the public to take advantage of their Love of Adventure Flash Sale, with big savings on magnificent destinations all over the world. (more…)

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

Friday, December 16th, 2016

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. (more…)

Sharing Hurtigruten’s Exciting Black Friday Deal

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

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. (more…)

Harber Tapped to Lead Hurtigruten in Asia

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

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. (

Hurtigruten: World’s first hybrid expedition vessel in Antarctica

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

MS Spitsbergen - Hurtigruten (Ex Atlantida)For the 2018 season, Hurtigruten has expanded its Antarctica operation to a total of three expedition ships, spearheaded by the new hybrid vessel “Roald Amundsen”. (more…)

Hurtigruten names their ground-breaking hybrid powered expedition ships

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

The two new ships for Hurtigruten (Artist impression courtesy Kleven)Hurtigruten has named its two new hybrid powered expedition ships at Kleven Yards. The first two ships have been named “Roald Amundsen” and “Fridtjof Nansen” after the two most influential Norwegian polar pioneers from the era when the company itself first started offering adventure travels. (more…)

Hurtigruten Opens Its New U.S. Headquarters in Seattle, WA

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

The world leader in exploration travel, Hurtigruten, is opening its new U.S. headquarters in Seattle, WA on September 29th. The opening of the offices comes at a time when Hurtigruten is significantly growing its presence within the competitive adventure and expedition travel space in the U.S. market. (more…)

Hurtigruten Expedition Leaders Explore America to share their adventures with travelers

Monday, September 26th, 2016

A former sea kayak and polar bear guide, Ralf Westphal is one of two Hurtigruten expedition experts who will be traveling across the U.S. in September and October to inform travelers about the great adventures that await them when they take a Hurtigruten cruise. (more…)

Hurtigruten Announces New Polar Expedition Cruise Ships to Operate with Fully Hybrid Technology

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

The two new ships for Hurtigruten (Artist impression courtesy Kleven)Hurtigruten has announced that its two new 530-passenger expedition cruise ships will operate using environmentally-friendly hybrid technology — set to reduce fuel consumption by approximately 20 percent. (

Hurtigruten sail into Australia and New Zealand

Monday, August 29th, 2016

The two new ships for Hurtigruten (Artist impression courtesy Kleven)Hurtigruten have expanded their commitment in Australia & New Zealand with a consolidated marketing and distribution strategy appointing Bentours as the GSA (General Sales Agent) and Preferred Travel Partner for the Australian and New Zealand market from September 06 2016. (

Hurtigruten to Offer Free Flights From London on Selected 2017 Explorer Cruises

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Hurtigruten, the specialist exploration cruise line, has announced that it will include free flights from London on selected 2017 explorer voyages when booked by August 31. (

Three Bidders for Hurtigruten

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

The two new ships for Hurtigruten (Artist impression courtesy Kleven)Hurtigruten is on the table again, according to sources familiar with the matter who could not speak on the record. TDR, the British private equity firm which acquired Hurtigruten in the fall of 2014, is talking to three potential buyers after receiving unsolicited offers. (

Thousands witness the christening of explorer ship MS Spitsbergen, near the Arctic Circle and under the midnight sun

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

MS Spitsbergen - Hurtigruten (Ex Atlantida)Thousands of people came out in Svolvaer, Norway to witness the christening of the MS Spitsbergen, the newest explorer ship from Norwegian shipping powerhouse, Hurtigruten. (more…)

Hurtigruten Named Top Expedition Cruise Line. Recognized for its excellence in Expedition Travel by TravelAge West

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

The Finnmarken - HurtigrutenHurtigruten has been named the “Best Expedition Cruise Line” by TravelAge West’s 2016 WAVE (Western Agents’ Votes of Excellence) Awards. (more…)

Hurtigruten christens its newest ships under the midnight sun in Lofoten

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

MS Spitsbergen - Hurtigruten (Ex Atlantida)The Lofoten archipelago, one of the highlights of the Hurtigruten voyage since 1893, is now set for the first ever explorer ship christening under the midnight sun on July 6th. Hurtigruten’s newest ship, MS Spitsbergen, will be christened in Svolvaer, one of Lofoten’s most spectacular cities. (more…)