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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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Hurtigruten’s Roald Amundsen Launched in Norway

Hurtigruten’s new MS Roald Amundsen was launched at Kleven shipyard in Ulsteinvik, Norway in a ceremony on Saturday. It will be the first cruise ship equipped with battery power, enabling short, silent sailing periods. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Perry to Lead Hurtigruten in Asia

Hurtigruten (logo)Hurtigruten has named Damian Perry managing director in the Asia-Pacific region. Perry takes over for William Harber, who is now leading the cruise company in North America. Perry was previously CEO of Cox and Kings. (cruiseindustrynews.com)




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Hurtigruten Appoints Angel Moledo as Vice President, Customer Sales & Service for the Americas Region

Hurtigruten has appointed Angel Moledo as Vice President, Customer Sales & Service for the Americas, based in its Seattle regional headquarters. He will return to the U.S. from Tallinn, Estonia to contribute to Hurtigruten’s commercial growth strategy as a member of the America’s leadership team, effective February 1st.




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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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