Hurtigruten to expand into Alaska
HURTIGRUTEN will expand into Alaska in its 2020/21 cruise season, having announced a series of new expedition itineraries aboard its upcoming ship MS Roald Amundsen.
The new hybrid-powered vessel will offer a series of voyages of between eight and 18 days, covering the highlights of the Inside Passage as well as more remote locations rarely visited by other lines, such as the scenic town of Petersburg.
“Alaska is a perfect fit for Hurtigruten and our expedition cruise concept,” said Hurtigruten CEO Daniel Skjeldam.
“We will go where the big ships can’t, taking you far beyond the ordinary while exploring the true beauty of Alaska.”
The 2020/21 program will also involve the inaugural season of Hurtigruten’s second hybrid vessel MS Fridtjof Nansen which will offer cruises to Antarctica, Greenland, Iceland and the Norwegian coast.
Other initiatives announced in the new program include the line’s biggest offering of Antarctica cruises, with 31 options of between 12 and 23 days including itineraries that feature the Falkland Islands and South Georgia.
The new season will also see Hurtigruten offer cruises in Russia, Franz Josef Land and Svalbard, as well as warm water options in the Caribbean, Mexico, and South & Central America.
See hurtigruten.com for details.