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

Viking Ocean Cruises Christens New Ship, Announces First World Cruise

A year after its debut with the Viking Star, Viking Ocean Cruises continues its aggressive expansion with the introduction of a second ship and the unveiling of details for the company’s first world cruise.   Viking Sea Named in London with Norwegian Flair The River Thames in Greenwich was the scene of maritime and Norwegian tradition … 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

Norwegian To Fly Transatlantic From Paris

Norwegian has announced plans for 3 new transatlantic routes from Paris (Charles de Gaulle) to New York, (John F. Kennedy), Los Angeles and Fort Lauderdale, bolstering its position as one of Europe’s leading low cost carriers.   Paris (Charles de Gaulle) – New York (John F. Kennedy) Beginning 29 July 2016, the airline will fly 4 … Continue reading

Norwegian Cruise Line Announces 2016/2017 Deployment, Unveils Asian Season

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) today announced exciting and exotic new itineraries for the its Fall/Winter 2016/2017 deployment, offering new destinations and ports for guests. Highlights include the line’s return to Asia, the return of the Norwegian Epic to North America and explorations of South America by sea.   Norwegian Star to Asia and Australia The … Continue reading