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The approach to Aalesund Photo: Laurence Plancke - Guest image Photo

Hurtigruten News

Keep up-to-date on the latest news about Hurtigruten ships, voyages, itineraries and special annoucements!

Explorer 20/21

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Hurtigruten is expanding the world’s greenest and most extensive expedition cruise program with a number of new and unique destinations.

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Hurtigruten introduces Northwest Passage by hybrid ship and voyages to Franz Josef Land

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From the Northwest Passage and Franz Josef Land, via Svalbard and the Norwegian coast, to the Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu: Hurtigruten releases the most diverse and wide-ranging selection of expedition voyages in the company’s 125-year history.

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Hurtigruten to power cruise ships with dead fish

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Photo: Ulf Hansson

Cutaways from fisheries and other organic waste will soon be used to power Hurtigruten’s fleet of green cruise ships.

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Photo: Ulf Hansson

War on plastic

PLASTIC BAN: One million plastic straws a year are among the single use plastic items that will removed from all Hurtigruten ships this summer, as the company imposes a ban on single use plastic. Hurtigruten CEO Daniel Skjeldam, Hotel Manager Kristian Skar and rest of Hurtigruten employees are already removing plastic items from MS Richard With (in the background) and other Hurtigruten ships.
Photo: Ørjan Bertelsen

As one the first major companies, Hurtigruten bans all unnecessary single-use plastic. Already by 2 July 2018, everything from plastic straws and cups, coffee lids and plastic bags will be removed from all Hurtigruten ships. The goal is to become the world’s first plastic free shipping company.

PLASTIC BAN: One million plastic straws a year are among the single use plastic items that will removed from all Hurtigruten ships this summer, as the company imposes a ban on single use plastic. Hurtigruten CEO Daniel Skjeldam, Hotel Manager Kristian Skar and rest of Hurtigruten employees are already removing plastic items from MS Richard With (in the background) and other Hurtigruten ships.
Photo: Ørjan Bertelsen

Sneak peek at Hurtigruten’s new hybrid ships

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Get ready to explore the most remote and spectacular areas of the planet – and take a sneak peek at the world’s first battery powered hybrid expedition cruise ships and their new itineraries.

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News: MS Spitsbergen Christening

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Exploration cruise line Hurtigruten’s newest vessel was christened in spectacular Lofoten, north of the Arctic Circle on the coast of northern Norway.

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Hurtigruten Adds New Ships to its Fleet

4 new explorer ships have been announced by Hurtigruten
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Hurtigruten is expanding to meet growing demand for expedition tourism with a new-ship launch this summer and plans to build four more, beginning in 2018.

4 new explorer ships have been announced by Hurtigruten
Photo: Rolls-Royce®

Hurtigruten Adds Complimentary Photography Workshops And Social Sharing Resources To Onboard Experience

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Complimentary photography and digital media program, available on all MS Midnatsol voyages to Antarctica from Nov. 2016 through Mar. 2017

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Foods of the Fjords: Arctic Dining Along Coast of Norway

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by Katherine Rodeghier of the Chicago Tribune

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Hurtigruten Wins Big at the 2016 Travvy Awards

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Travvy Awards Celebrate the World’s Best of the Best in the Travel Industry

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Hurtigruten to Operate on Battery Power

Hurtigruten to Operate on Battery Power
CEO of Hurtigruten Daniel Skjeldam (left), Minister of Climate and Environment Vidar Helgesen and founder of the Bellona Foundation Frederic Hauge (right) in front of Hurtigruten's "Polarlys" at port in Tromsø.
Photo: Thomas Nilsen

“I will be disappointed if we don’t have a vessel with battery propulsion within 10 years,” says CEO Daniel Skjeldam.

Hurtigruten to Operate on Battery Power
CEO of Hurtigruten Daniel Skjeldam (left), Minister of Climate and Environment Vidar Helgesen and founder of the Bellona Foundation Frederic Hauge (right) in front of Hurtigruten's "Polarlys" at port in Tromsø.
Photo: Thomas Nilsen

Hurtigruten Announces Major Changes Afloat for 2017 Explorer Voyages

Landing at  Petermann Island, Antarctica
Landing at Petermann Island, Antarctica
Photo: Camille Seaman

Hurtigruten’s already strong Explorer Program is heading towards a major expansion in 2017. Next year will see a tripling of berths to Antarctica, a dedicated ship for more extreme experiences, the major refurbishment of four of its Norwegian Coastal Voyage ships, and the launch of a new ship – MS Spitsbergen.

Landing at  Petermann Island, Antarctica
Landing at Petermann Island, Antarctica
Photo: Camille Seaman

5 Ships Remodeled

Hurtigruten will be upgrading five of the vessels sailing the Norwegian coast, including our new expedition ship, MS Spitsbergen. The revitalized decor reflects modern Scandinavian design, and there will be new bistro, bakery, à la carte, and fine dining options. Our outside cabins, inside cabins, and suites will also be fully renovated.

Internet On Board

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Hurtigruten is running a trial of a new Wi-Fi system on board three ships from now until the end of 2015.

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