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Hurtigruten Celebrates 125 Years of Exploration – Bans Plastic, Eyes Further Expansion

Hurtigruten (logo)Hurtigruten, the world leader in exploration travel, will celebrate 125 years since founder Richard With brought the steamer DS Vesteraalen into service along the coast of Norway, establishing a regular sea link for locals and tourists, by hosting a plastic-free birthday party across all ports, destinations, offices and ships on July 2, 2018.




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Hurtigruten Buys Kleven Shipyard

The two new ships for Hurtigruten (Artist impression courtesy Kleven)Hurtigruten has taken over 100 percent of Kleven Shipyard through its KVE Holding company, according to a statement. After Kleven fell into financial turmoil in 2017, Hurtigruten led an investor group in saving the shipyard, acquiring a 40 percent stake in the yard. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Hurtigruten Upgrades Richard Width and Nordlys

Hurtigruten’s Richard WithHurtigruten has contracted the Norwegian Fosen Yard for comprehensive upgrades of two of its ships, the Richard With and the Nordlys. According to Fosen, the contract will secure work for the yard through spring of 2019. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Second New Hurtigruten Ship Fridtjof Nansen Delayed Amid Yard Issues

Hurtigruten (logo)The second of Hurtigruten’s advanced hybrid battery-powered expedition ships, the Fridtjof Nansen, is also delayed, the company announced in a letter sent to travel agents and guests on May 24. The ship, like its sister the Roald Amundsen, is under construction at the Kleven shipyard in Norway. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Hurtigruten Announces Single-Use Plastics Ban by Summer 2018

The two new ships for Hurtigruten (Artist impression courtesy Kleven)Hurtigruten has announced that it will ban all unnecessary single-use plastic as of July 2, 2018 including the removal of plastic straws, drink mixers, plastic glasses, coffee lids, and plastic bags from all Hurtigruten ships. The goal is to become the world’s first plastic-free shipping company.




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Hurtigruten to Ban All Single-Use Plastic Products

Hurtigruten (logo)Hurtigruten has announced it will stop using what it calls unnecessary single-use plastic items as of July 2. Everything from plastic straws, drink mixers, plastic cups, coffee lids and plastic bags will be removed from all the ships. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Wendy Man Named to Hurtigruten Asia Post

Hurtigruten (logo)Hurtigruten has named Wendy Manas Asia-Pacific Regional Sales & Marketing Manager for Hong Kong, South China & South East Asia. Wendy will join the APAC leadership team and report directly to Damian Perry, Managing Director of Hurtigruten APAC. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Norway Splits Coastal Service Between Hurtigruten and Havila

Havila will build four new ships for the routeThe Norwegian Ministry of Transportation and Communications has split Norwegian coastal service voyages starting in 2021 and going through 2030 between the established Hurtigruten, which will continue to operate seven ships on the route, and newcomer, Havila, which plans to build four new ships. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Expedition Cruise CEOs Expect Prices to Fall as Sector Booms

The two new ships for Hurtigruten (Artist impression courtesy Kleven)Expedition cruising doesn’t get as much attention as mass-market operators that boast of multiple restaurants and flashy water slides. But the sector is growing, and that presents opportunities as well as challenges in catering to travelers who are seeking once-in-a-lifetime experiences. (skift.com)




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Hurtigruten Appoints Beth Mercier as Director, National Accounts for the Americas Region

Hurtigruten (logo)“Beth Mercier will strengthen our support for expedition selling agents, especially among our newly-identified strategic accounts. Her can-do attitude and willingness to take on new challenges makes Beth an especially good fit for this position as we broaden and deepen our travel agent relationships,” noted Hurtigruten Americas President, William Harber.




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Roald Amundsen Delayed as Hurtigurten Cancels Inaugural Season

Amid problems at the shipyard, Hurtigruten will not take delivery of the 530-passenger Roald Amundsen until 2019. The new ship is being built at the Kleven shipyard, which faced financial issues in 2017 and was subsequently bailed out by a consortium of investors, led by Hurtigruten, which combined with other parties to take a 40 percent interest in the yard. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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