Hur­tigruten ramps up ex­pe­di­tions

Cruise Weekly - - News -

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.

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