Hurtigruten ramps up expeditions
THE highly anticipated debut of Hurtigruten’s new Roald Amundsen electric hybrid vessel this year ( CW 20 Feb 2018) has seen the line create a new A$ Expedition preview brochure for 2020 and 2021.
After experiencing some initial delivery delays, the groundbreaking new vessel will join the Hurtigruten fleet in May 2019, and is being described as the “world’s most low impact sustainable expedition ship delivering a genuine expedition program at a premium lux level”.
The purpose-built polar expedition vessel combines spacious cabins, three restaurants and comfortable public areas with a dual viewing deck, science centre and state-of-theart technology to minimise its environmental footprint.
It is a Polar Class 6 (1A+) icestrengthened expedition ship.
While some of the early sailings are already sold out, there is still some availability for the inaugural Arctic and Antarctic seasons, and offers are now available through wholesalers including Bentours, Chimu and 50 Degrees North, according to Hurtigruten MD Asia-Pacific, Damian Perry.
Savings of up to $900 per person are on offer for bookings confirmed by 28 Feb 2019 across a range of expedition voyages including aboard Hurtigruten’s Midnatsol, Fram and the new Roald Amundsen for the 2019/20 Antarctic season.
Amundsen is in her final stages of fitout, with the new Hurtigruten expedition preview highlighting itineraries in both polar regions as well as Alaska & Canada, North & Central America and Europe.
The preview brochure can be viewed by CLICKING HERE.