Hurtigruten Recent Press Releases

DATE : March 2, 2020

Hurtigruten Announces BOGO Sale on 2020 Alaska Expedition Cruises

Between March 1 – 31, 2020, Hurtigruten is offering guests the opportunity to Buy One, Get One—book a cabin on board one of their 2020 Alaska expedition cruises and bring a plus one, free of charge.

Seattle, WA (March 2, 2020) – Hurtigruten, the world leader in exploration travel, has announced a BOGO sale, A Ticket for Two to Alaska: When guests book one berth on board one of the company’s select 2020 expedition cruises along the Alaska coastline, they can bring a plus one, free of charge*.

Hurtigruten’s expedition cruises to Alaska range between 8 and 16 days, and they visit four of the state’s five regions: Arctic, Southwest, Southcentral, and the Inside Passage. Each of the eight itineraries available on the offer takes place on board MS Roald Amundsen, the world’s first hybrid electric–powered expedition cruise ship.

“We’re so excited to spend time in Alaska this summer,” said John Downey, president of Hurtigruten Americas. “Alaska offers a mix of nature, wildlife, and culture, and Hurtigruten offers a variety of ways to explore our 49th state. And with BOGO, we’re making it easier than ever for our guests to join us!”

Hurtigruten is offering eight itineraries as part of the BOGO sale:

  • Epic Wilderness Expedition

o    May 17, 2020

o    June 24, 2020

  • Treasures of the Alaskan Coast

o    May 31, 2020

o    June 11, 2020

o    July 8, 2020

o    July 19, 2020

  • Inside Passage Wilderness Expedition

o    June 24, 2020

o    July 1, 2020

To learn more, visit https://www.hurtigruten.com/explorer-offers-new/AlaskaBogo/.

*Offer includes one complimentary cruise fare in the same cabin as first full fare guest. Only 15% discount for triple occupancy. In addition to 15% discount, fourth guest is complimentary for quad occupancy. Featured offer applies to the cruise portion of the tour only, including taxes, fees, and port expenses. Please note, there may be a small charge for the second guest’s hotel and transfer, if included as part of the booked tour. Offer applies to Alaska itineraries with the following 2020 departure dates: May 17, 31; Jun 11, 24; Jul 1, 8, 19. Valid for new, individual bookings, is capacity controlled, and subject to change at any time. Prices are subject to change at any time at the discretion of Hurtigruten. Fares are in USD. This offer is not combinable with any other offers. All expeditions are subject to availability at the time of booking. Other restrictions may apply. Offer is valid March 1 – 31, 2020.

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About Hurtigruten

Hurtigruten is the world leader in exploration travel. As the largest cruise operator in polar waters, and with over 126 years of know-how, they offer immersive experiences to some of the world’s most pristine and remote destinations, including Antarctica, Alaska, Arctic Canada and the Northwest Passage, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Svalbard, and more. Hurtigruten’s fleet consists of 14 expedition ships, custom built for adventure travel. In addition, two new groundbreaking ships will be delivered: MS Fridtjof Nansen in 2020, and a second new build in 2021. These will be the most advanced and environmentally friendly expedition vessels at sea, as well as the world’s first hybrid electric-powered cruise ships, following the launch of MS Roald Amundsen in 2019. Hurtigruten is an industry leader in sustainability, with a deep commitment to improving the marine environments they call home.

DATE : February 21, 2020

Hurtigruten’s MS Roald Amundsen Makes History by Traveling the Furthest South of Any Company Ship

MS Roald Amundsen recently crossed the Antarctic Circle and kept going, reaching 70º south, the furthest any Hurtigruten ship has gone.

Seattle, WA (February 21, 2020) – Hurtigruten, the world leader in exploration travel, has announced a history-making event: The world’s first hybrid electric–powered expedition ship, Hurtigruten’s own MS Roald Amundsen, has traveled the furthest south of any company ship in the expedition cruise line’s 127 years of business.

After crossing the Antarctic Circle earlier this week, Captain Torry Sakkariassen and his crew continued south; on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 4:14 PM Antarctica time, MS Roald Amundsen reached the ice edge at 70º south.

“Our guests are thrilled! This is what Hurtigruten’s expedition cruises are all about, pushing new frontiers and creating unique experiences for guests from all over the world. We are following in the footsteps of polar hero Roald Amundsen himself, aboard his namesake ship,” said Captain Sakkariassen.

Nearly finished with her 18-day cruise that visits the Chilean Fjords and the Falkland Islands, as well as Antarctica, MS Roald Amundsen will complete one more cruise in the region before journeying up through South and Central America, and ultimately spending the summer in Alaska.

MS Roald Amundsen is the world’s first hybrid electric–powered expedition cruise ship, equipped with large battery packs that significantly reduce emissions, as well as a specially designed ice-strengthened hull, which allows her to operate in areas other ships cannot reach. Her sister ship, MS Fridtjof Nansen, will also run on a hybrid electric–powered propulsion system, and will embark on her maiden voyage this spring.

With a growing fleet of small and custom-built ships, Hurtigruten is the world’s largest and leading expedition cruise line, offering expedition cruises to more than 200 destinations in over 40 countries.

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About Hurtigruten

Hurtigruten is the world leader in exploration travel. As the largest cruise operator in polar waters, and with over 126 years of know-how, they offer immersive experiences to some of the world’s most pristine and remote destinations, including Antarctica, Alaska, Arctic Canada and the Northwest Passage, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Svalbard, and more. Hurtigruten’s fleet consists of 14 expedition ships, custom built for adventure travel. In addition, two new groundbreaking ships will be delivered: MS Fridtjof Nansen in 2020, and a second new build in 2021. These will be the most advanced and environmentally friendly expedition vessels at sea, as well as the world’s first hybrid electric-powered cruise ships, following the launch of MS Roald Amundsen in 2019. Hurtigruten is an industry leader in sustainability, with a deep commitment to improving the marine environments they call home.

DATE : February 10, 2020

Hurtigruten Announces Flash Sale on Suites Across Entire Fleet

Between February 12 – 19, 2020, Hurtigruten is offering suites for as low as $2,672 per person on each of their ships, and in each destination they visit.

Seattle, WA (February 10, 2020) – Hurtigruten, the world leader in exploration travel, has announced their February flash sale: Between February 12 – 19, 2020, guests will save big on suites across their entire fleet of purpose-built ships. Created as a celebration of Valentine’s Day, “Suites for Your Sweet” offers Expedition Suite cabin categories for as low as $2,672 per person.

“What better way to celebrate your loved one than with a suite on board a Hurtigruten cruise?” said John Downey, president of Hurtigruten Americas. “On our brand-new ships, including MS Roald Amundsen and MS Fridtjof Nansen, some of the suites even offer private balconies with private hot tubs. Imagine cruising along the Lemaire Channel in Antarctica with your special someone, in a luxurious and spacious suite, spotting penguins and whales feeding and swimming in the waters around you. We are excited that our flash sale will give future guests the opportunity to experience this grandeur for themselves.”

This offer is available across Hurtigruten’s entire fleet of ships—the intimate MS Fram, 2019’s MS Roald Amundsen, the newly built MS Fridtjof Nansen, and the soon-to-be-refurbished MS Otto Sverdrup, among others—and in each destination they visit. From expedition cruises that spend between 12 and 23 days exploring the Antarctic region (including the Falkland Islands, the Chilean Fjords, Patagonia, or South Georgia, as well) to shorter journeys that visit Canada and New England, Alaska, or Norway, regardless of the destination, travelers can book suites beginning as low as $2,672 per person.

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About Hurtigruten

Hurtigruten is the world leader in exploration travel. As the largest cruise operator in polar waters, and with 126 years of know-how, they offer immersive experiences to some of the world’s most pristine and remote destinations, including Antarctica, Alaska, Arctic Canada and the Northwest Passage, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Svalbard, and more. Hurtigruten’s fleet consists of 14 expedition ships, custom built for adventure travel. In addition, two new groundbreaking ships will be delivered: MS Fridtjof Nansen in 2020, and a second new build in 2021. These will be the most advanced and environmentally friendly expedition vessels at sea, as well as the world’s first hybrid electric-powered cruise ships, following the launch of MS Roald Amundsen in 2019. Hurtigruten is an industry leader in sustainability, with a deep commitment to improving the marine environments they call home.

DATE : February 5, 2020

Hurtigruten Announces $100 Incentive to Travel Agents

When travel agents book clients on any of Hurtigruten’s Norway cruises using the brand-new Hurtigruten Agent Portal, agents will receive a $100 incentive.

Seattle, WA (February 5, 2020) – Hurtigruten, the world leader in exploration travel, announced today a special offer for all travel agents: When they book their clients on any Hurtigruten cruise that travels along the coast of Norway between February 1 – 29, 2020, using the newly developed Hurtigruten Agent Portal, the travel agent will receive a $100 incentive.

Hurtigruten has been cruising along the Norwegian coastline for over 125 years. They offer daily departures of their Classic Coastal Cruises; these include The Roundtrip Cruise (Bergen – Kirkenes – Bergen, 12 days), The Cruise North (Bergen – Kirkenes, 7 days), and The Cruise South (Kirkenes – Bergen, 6 days), all of which are currently available with savings up to 40% when booked by March 31, 2020.

In 2019, Hurtigruten announced the launch of three brand-new expedition cruises along the coast of Norway: Magic of the Arctic Winter, with departure dates during January, February, October, November, and December; On the Cusp of Spring, with departure dates in March and April; and Summer Along the Coastline, with departure dates between May and September. Each of these journeys includes nine new and exclusive ports, combined with recognized Hurtigruten ports, depending on season and place of embarkation. And, while the first cruise doesn’t depart until January 2021, guests will save up to 20% per person when they book by February 28, 2020.

Hurtigruten’s expedition cruises to Norway will also include one onshore activity in every port, as well as a rich program of optional activities; in-depth lectures on the science, history, and culture of the region; an onboard science program; and more.

“We’re very excited to be able to offer this incentive to our travel agent community,” said John Downey, president of Hurtigruten Americas. “We hope this will not only encourage our agents to use our state-of-the-art portal, which makes it easier than ever to book clients on the cruise of their choice, but that it also spreads the news about Hurtigruten’s incredible itineraries in our home country of Norway.”

Both the Classic Coastal Cruises and the expedition cruises along the coast of Norway will count towards this special travel agent incentive, as long as the bookings are made within the new agent portal.

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About Hurtigruten

Hurtigruten is the world leader in exploration travel. As the largest cruise operator in polar waters, and with 126 years of know-how, they offer immersive experiences to some of the world’s most pristine and remote destinations, including Antarctica, Alaska, Arctic Canada and the Northwest Passage, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Svalbard, and more. Hurtigruten’s fleet consists of 14 expedition ships, custom built for adventure travel. In addition, two new groundbreaking ships will be delivered: MS Fridtjof Nansen in 2020, and a second new build in 2021. These will be the most advanced and environmentally friendly expedition vessels at sea, as well as the world’s first hybrid electric-powered cruise ships, following the launch of MS Roald Amundsen in 2019. Hurtigruten is an industry leader in sustainability, with a deep commitment to improving the marine environments they call home.

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