"Kayak adventures are some of my favorite activities. I love seeing our guests react when we encounter dolphins, whales or other animals."
- Tessa van Drie, Expedition Team Leader
Expedition Teams at Hurtigruten represent the best of the best. The Expedition Team Leader and Assistant Expedition Leaders are experts on safety and sustainability, making sure your exploration of these destinations is done right.
Together with guest lecturers and scientists, they will enhance your expedition cruise with first-hand knowledge and fascinating insights, ensure your complete safety during landings and guarantee the lightest possible footprint in the environment.
Leading and teaching
During your discovery of North America, your Expedition Team will lead the way on hikes, museum visits, food and wine tasting, urban exploration, local cultural performances, small boat cruising and (where possible) kayaking, snorkeling, swimming and beach cleanup activities.
Briefings occur before each landing, making you aware of any potential risks and of strict protocol regarding local wildlife. Both on and off the ship, lectures are held on a wide variety of specialized topics that cover history, human geography (local culture and history), climate, exploration biology (marine biology, birds), geology, photography and storytelling.
Expedition Team members in North America
Get to know some of the Expedition Team members you may encounter on a cruise to North America: