Hurtigruten Welcomes MS Spitsbergen

Norway’s Hurtigruten welcomed the latest addition to its fleet today in the country’s fabled Lofoten Islands. The 7,344-GT MS Spitsbergen was christened as the coastal and expedition operator’s 14th ship at an intimate event in Svolvaer. At 2000 hrs under the midnight sun, explorer Cecile Skog sent a bottle of champagne into the ship’s bow, witnessed … Continue reading

Hurtigruten To Boost Fleet, Orders New Explorer Ships

Hurtigruten has announced it has ordered 2 new explorer ships to meet growing demand for the adventure travel market. Scheduled to be delivered in summer 2018 and summer 2019, both vessels will be constructed at Kleven Verft in its native Norway and represents the biggest investment for the line in its 123-year history.   From … Continue reading

Hurtigruten Adds New Destination For 2013

Hurtigruten has announced an expansion of its operating area for the first time in two decades. The Norwegian working cruise line, which has been in service along the country’s coast since 1893, is adding a new fjord to its series of voyages.   Situated in the Sunnmørsalps, the Hjørundfjord is one of the most long-standing … Continue reading

Antarctic Cruises From Hurtigruten

Expedition cruise line Hurtigruten is offering a series of Antarctic itineraries for 2011/2012 to allow cruisers to visit one of the world’s most remote destinations. Bookended by overnight stays in Buenos Aires, each cruise is augmented by lectures on topics including biology, history and geology from the expedition teams with in-depth knowledge of the area.   Operated by … Continue reading