"Kayak adventures are some of my favorite activities. I love seeing our guests react when we encounter dolphins, whales, and more in their natural habitat."
- 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, and ensure your exploration of this destination is done right.
Together with guest lecturers and scientists, they will enhance your voyage with first-hand knowledge and fascinating insights, ensure your complete safety during landings and guarantee the lightest possible footprint in the environment.
Leading & Teaching
During your discovery of North America, your Expedition Team will lead the way on hikes, museum visits, food and wine tasting, urban explorations, local cultural performances, small boat cruising, and (where possible) kayaking, snorkeling, swimming, and beach clean-up 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 specialist topics that cover:
- History and human geography (local culture and history)
- Climate and geology
- Exploration biology (marine biology, birds)
- Photography and storytelling
- And much more
Expedition Team Members in North America
Get to know some of the Expedition Team members you may encounter on a cruise to North America: