This month my Featured Partner of the Month is Hurtigruten in honer of their 125 years of Exploration!
Hurtigruten has been operating in exploration cruising since 1893 when the first Hurtigruten steamship, DS Vesteraalen departed Trondheim for Hammerfest. They were the first company to offer trips up the coast of Norway and continue to offer the same trip. Hurtigruten sails year round and worldwide including Norway, Antarctica, Northwest Passage, and a Circumnavigation of Iceland.
What sets Hurtigruten apart from many sailings?
Hurtigruten’s focus is authentic exploration. This extends into not only the landscapes and cultures, but into the realms of how their ships are created. Hurtigruten is leading the way in creating Sustainable Expedition ships with their creation of the MS Roald Amudson ship - named after one of the great Norwegian explorers. Amudson was the first to reach the South Pole in 1912 when after a dramatic race, he planted the Norwegian flag on the world’s most southerly point. Hutigruten proudly carries on the heritage of the great explorers. The MS Roald Amudson is the first hybrid powered technology system that provides quiet, reduced-emission cruising for short periods of time, ideal for exploring fragile natural areas. It is the most advanced, safest, and cleanest expedition ship ever built.
What is Life Like Onboard a Hurtigruten Sailing?
An expedition with Hurtigruten includes handpicked experts in biology, history, photography, and geology, extensive explorer decks, panoramic views throughout the vessels, briefings before you go ashore or out on on the incredible excursions such as overnight camping in Antarctica or snowmobiling under the Northern Lights. The atmosphere is casual and relaxed with an informal dress code. The focus is on the scenery, culture and wildlife so you can leave your ballgowns and tuxedos at home.
Where Does Hurtigruen Sail?
Europe (Favorite Sailings - Norway Fjords, Svalbard, & Iceland)
North America (Favorite Sailing - Greenland)
Caribbean and Central America
An adventure with Hurtigruten is one you'll never forget. To learn more give me a shout and we can discuss getting you out there.
Time to run. Talk soon!
HOLLY MANN: As an Independent Contractor of Vista Travel Consultants, Inc. a member of the Virtuoso Network, my access to the highest quality of vetted global travel partners allows me to create rich, culturally immersive, and liberating travel experiences.