Hur­tigruten to ex­pand into Alaska

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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.

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