Posts Tagged ‘Hurtigruten’

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…)

Hurtigruten’s Five Day Sale Offers Big Savings. Sale runs from May 16-20 with 10% savings on Discovery voyages

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

The Finnmarken - HurtigrutenHurtigruten announces its Escape and Discover Five Day Sale, with big savings on new destinations all over the world. (more…)

Hurtigruten Cruise Line Launches Young Explorers Programme

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

In an initiative to attract more families to the cruise line, Hurtigruten has announced plans to introduce the Young Explorers Programme onboard its MS Midnatsol ship from November 2016 to March 2017. (

Hurtigruten Orders Two New Ships for 2018 and 2019

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

The two new ships for Hurtigruten (Artist impression courtesy Kleven)Hurtigruten, which operates a number of vessels on the coast of Norway and in expedition regions, has placed an order for two new ships for deliveries in 2018 and 2019. (

Hurtigruten Names Cathy Swift Marketing Director, North America

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Swift has more than 26 years of marketing experience. She has spent time as marketing director at TCS World Travel where she launched new initiatives, a website and a digital marketing program. (

Arctic Cruise Industry and Rescuers Participate In Joint Search and Rescue Exercise

Monday, April 18th, 2016

An expeditionary cruise vessel with 300 persons on board has sustained an engine room fire close to the coast of remote Jan Mayen in the Arctic Ocean. Drifting towards the shore, the ship hits a rock and begins taking on water, then settles on the seabed and is in danger of capsizing. (more…)

Hurtigruten Considering Adding U.K. Cruise Itineraries

Monday, April 4th, 2016

The Finnmarken - HurtigrutenHurtigruten is exploring the possibility of adding the UK to its itineraries in a bid to attract more British customers to the line, Cruise Critic has learned. (

Hurtigruten Completes Refits for Kong Harald and Polarlys

Monday, March 28th, 2016

The Polarlys - HurtigrutenHurtigruten has begun the process of upgrading four of its 11 Norwegian Coastal ships, as well as adding a new expedition ship, the Spitsbergen, according to a statement from the cruise line. (

Hurtigruten ends partnership with CLIA

Monday, February 29th, 2016

The Finnmarken - HurtigrutenHurtigruten, the Norway-based adventure cruise operator, has announced that it will not renew its current membership with CLIA. (

Hurtigruten to Launch Family-Friendly Antarctica Cruises

Friday, February 26th, 2016

Hurtigruten has announced a new educational program designed for children traveling to Antarctica. The Young Explorers Program, is available on Antarctica Discovery Style voyages aboard the Midnatsol between November 2016 and March 2017. (

Hurtigruten to Run Cultural Voyages on Norwegian Art, Music and History

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

Hurtigruten has announced a lineup of 12 new Cultural Voyages set to sail this April and May. The sailings will follow the same itinerary as Hurtigruten’s Classic Coastal Route, with the addition of concerts, art tours and lectures for an in-depth look at Norway’s art, music and history. (

Hurtigruten to modify ships for shore power

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

The Nordnorge - HurtigrutenHurtigruten has announced plans to modify several of its vessels for shore power during first half of 2016. The initiative follows a stronger environmental focus in the Norwegian company, which operates a fleet of 13 explorer vessels. (

Hurtigruten Offering Five-Day Exploration Sale Up To 40 Percent Off

Friday, January 29th, 2016

FinnmarkenHurtigruten has announced big savings on a wide selection of Explorer Voyages to Antarctica, Spitsbergen, South America, Greenland, Iceland and more. (

Hurtigruten Expands 2017 Explorer Program With Four Ships

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

MS Spitsbergen - Hurtigruten (Ex Atlantida)Hurtigruten is expanding the adventure cruise itineraries in its Explorer Program for 2017. In 2016, the cruise line will triple berths in Antarctica, dedicate a ship to more extreme travel experiences, refurbish four of its Norwegian Coastal Voyage ships and launch a new ship, the MS Spitsbergen. (

Hurtigruten to Renovate Four Ships in 2016

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

The Nordnorge - HurtigrutenHurtigruten has announced a big renovation project for 2016 that will see all four of its mid-1990s-built ships get new interiors and furnishings based on a modern Scandinavian design inspired by the fjords of Norway’s west coast. (

Hurtigruten Expands Norwegian Coastal Voyages With New Itineraries

Friday, September 18th, 2015

The Nordlys - HurtigrutenHurtigruten continues to expand its popular Norwegian Coastal Voyages, offering new themed Expedition Style Voyages and Vintage Era Voyages for the upcoming 2016-17 season, as well as a new a la carte menu. (