At Hurtigruten, they believe seeing a destination and experiencing it are two very different things. They don’t do traditional ‘cruises’; they do EXPEDITION voyages from pole to pole.
They aren’t about ‘passive passengers’; They’re about EXPLORERS. Their ships aren’t huge and impersonal; but cosy and intimate. And their entertainment isn’t on board their ships; it’s right in the heart of the destination you visit with them.
Their golden age of exploration has expanded to horizons at the top of the world – Norway, Svalbard, Iceland, Greenland, Canada, Alaska, The Northwest Passage, Europe – and due south at the other end of the earth – South America, Patagonia, and Antarctica.
EXPLORATION IN EXPERT HANDS
With 126 years of bringing you journeys of discovery, Hurtigruten is the largest voyage operator in the Arctic and Antarctica. Their experienced crew has logged 200 expeditions, 51,000 hours, 489,000 miles, and guided more than 50,000 guests to polar regions sustainably. Ships in their fleet sport advanced safety technology, top-of-the-line navigational equipment, and ice-class A propellers.
The allure of a voyage with Hurtigruten isn’t about their onboard entertainment. The true entertainment for your inner explorer is off the ship, uncovering the heart and soul of the places they visit. They have hundreds of excursions to whet your adventurous appetite, each designed to help you get closer to the supreme scenery, the unique wildlife, and the local culture.
The delectable dishes they serve on board their ships are traditional, fresh, and homely. They take great pride in sourcing our ingredients straight from the surrounding sea and landscape, and their menu changes from season to season and route to route. Flavours are skilfully preserved, enhanced, and presented by their talented team of chefs, be it the buffet or the refined à la carte dining option.
GREENEST FLEET IN THE WORLD
Hurtigruten put great effort into enhancing their environmental initiatives and running a responsible and sustainable operation. This July they have banned ALL single-use plastic fleet wide, across all ships and destinations. In 2019 and 2020 they are launching the world’s first hybrid ships that run on clean battery power using cutting edge technology, reducing CO2 emissions by 20%. Hurtigruten are also preparing their coastal ships to use shore-based electrical power at several points along the Norwegian coast and well as organising voluntary beach clean-ups for guests and staff, including Young Explorers aged 7-13 years.
YOUR INNER EXPLORER
Still, the most vital element you will need on your journey with Hurtigruten is a sense of adventure and exploration. Hurtigruten invite you to jump in, feet first, to see, taste, and experience new things, to meet fellow explorers and locals alike, and to immerse yourself in the culture and activities of their rarely-travelled-to destinations. Come aboard with Hurtigruten and connect with your inner explorer!
Find out more at www.hurtigruten.co.uk