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Expeditions

Transoceanic

Transformative journeys of enrichment and wellness

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Transoceanic

Transformative journeys of enrichment and wellness

See all expedition cruises
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Why Take a Transoceanic Cruise with Hurtigruten?

Delve into ocean science or jumpstart a healthier lifestyle on a transformative and enriching cruise at sea.

Whether you want to learn more about oceans and navigation or focus on your health and well-being, our wellness experts and experienced Expedition Team are here to guide you. Unplug from daily life and emerge restored and reenergized.

  • View at sea
  • Swimming pool, MS Fridtjof Nansen
  • Culinary delights onboard
  • Wellness, Spa
  • MS Fram sea view

Photo: Andrea Klaussner, Oscar Ferrara and Agurtxane Concellon

Reasons to Cruise on a Transoceanic Sailing

Reset your mind, body, and soul while sailing from Buenos Aires to Lisbon. Or take part in an incredible scientific learning program on an expedition cruise from Nova Scotia to Panama, with wellness activities that will stimulate your personal growth.

Relax and rejuvenate aboard our modern expedition ships. The premium onboard amenities in our elegant ships offer a serene escape from life on land, including a fully-equipped Science Center, hot tubs, a gym, and delicious and healthy menus.

Reasons to Cruise on a Transoceanic Sailing

Reset your mind, body, and soul while sailing from Buenos Aires to Lisbon. Or take part in an incredible scientific learning program on an expedition cruise from Nova Scotia to Panama, with wellness activities that will stimulate your personal growth.

Relax and rejuvenate aboard our modern expedition ships. The premium onboard amenities in our elegant ships offer a serene escape from life on land, including a fully-equipped Science Center, hot tubs, a gym, and delicious and healthy menus.

Unplug & Unwind

Join one of our unique Transoceanic Expedition Cruises on a journey of personal development. Choose a sailing focused solely on wellness or combine scientific discovery with wellness. Both offer an opportunity to step away from the pressures of daily life and dedicating time to your self-care and to learning something new.

Choose the retreat that’s best for you. Detox your mind and body, indulge your passion for learning, connect with nature, and find better life balance away from the distractions on land.

Restore & Re-energize

Need of a complete reset? Our holistic wellness at sea retreats are the perfect tonic, whether you sail from Buenos Aires to Cape Verde or from Buenos Aires to Lisbon. Our nine-day program with leading health experts will leave you feeling cleansed, renewed, and rebalanced. Practice yoga and tai chi, learn mantras and meditation techniques, enjoy nutritious meals, and join well-being workshops.

Go with the Flow

Nourish your mind and body on our Oceanography and Wellness Cruise. Cruise down the Eastern Seaboard, from the cool waters of Nova Scotia to the tropical seas around Panama. This experience combines hands-on learning with self-care. It’s perfect for both marine enthusiasts and the generally curious in need of ‘me time’. Learn about currents in-depth, their effect on climate, and the marine ecosystems they support.

Enjoy Nature in Motion

Experience nature uninterrupted as you sail from coast to coast. Our Expedition Team will be on hand to point out birds and marine life all along the way. Depending on the route, you might discover seabirds like gulls, frigatebirds, and boobies. Sea turtles abound in Caribbean waters and flying fish perform incredible acrobatics deep in the Atlantic, alongside pods of whales, dolphins, and porpoises.

Explore Mindfully

As part of our commitment to sustainability and marine conservation, we’ll explore some key environmental issues affecting our oceans and discuss what we can do to help. A deeper connection to nature can be a catalyst for greater individual awareness and, we hope to inspire action to protect the planet. Engage in a range of inspiring activities where you can bond with nature. Also take part in environmentally centered initiatives like Citizen Science projects.

Stop, Watch & Listen

Even though you’ll have plenty of hands-on activities to choose from, your journey is also a chance to slow down, relax, and reflect. Enjoy solitary pleasures like listening to the rhythm of the waves or finding awe in the shapes and movement of the clouds. Experience the joy of observation. This skill requires presence, practice, and patience. Choose between guided and unguided meditation, watch for wildlife out on deck, or head to the Science Center for microscope drawing workshops.

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Transoceanic Sailing Wildlife

Whether you’re cleansing your soul on our Wellness Cruise from Buenos Aires to Lisbon or studying oceanography while sailing from Halifax to Colon, don’t miss out on the stunning views of the Atlantic. Sea turtles, dolphins, whales, and countless fish swim through these waters and seabirds fill the skies above.

Transoceanic Sailing Wildlife

Whether you’re cleansing your soul on our Wellness Cruise from Buenos Aires to Lisbon or studying oceanography while sailing from Halifax to Colon, don’t miss out on the stunning views of the Atlantic. Sea turtles, dolphins, whales, and countless fish swim through these waters and seabirds fill the skies above.

Flying fish

This ‘winged’ sea creature blurs the line between bird and fish. Keep an eye on the ocean to see them skimming the water. They keep their forked tails just under the surface and with a well-timed leap into the air, leaving predators far below them.

Dolphins

Dolphins are a common sight around various parts of the Atlantic Ocean. Look carefully to see these social sea mammals as they come to the surface, dramatically spewing water and air out of their blowholes and taking a breath. The spectacular twirls of a spinner dolphin or the smiling face of a bottlenose is sure to be a highlight of your day.

Birds

Seabirds spend most of their lives at sea, feeding on small fish, crustacea, and squid, and only come to land to breed. Look out for Masked Boobies following our ship in the hopes that a flying fish might break the surface become their dinner! If the hunt is successful, you might spot a frigatebird close behind, ready to steal the boobies’ fresh catch.

Transoceanic Sailings Activities

Our transformative expedition cruises help you re-engage with yourself and with nature. While sailing on our hybrid electric–powered vessel, expand your horizons and nourish your mind and body through hands-on workshops, lectures, and classes. Return home with renewed vigor, your spirits lifted, and a mind brimming with new knowledge.

We offer two distinct ocean sailings to revitalize your mind, body, and spirit. From Argentina to Portugal, engage in holistic health activities and learn to achieve and sustain a healthier lifestyle. Our science-centered cruises from Nova Scotia, Canada, to Panama feature activities designed to deepen your knowledge of the oceans. Look forward to learning about:

Transoceanic Sailings Activities

Our transformative expedition cruises help you re-engage with yourself and with nature. While sailing on our hybrid electric–powered vessel, expand your horizons and nourish your mind and body through hands-on workshops, lectures, and classes. Return home with renewed vigor, your spirits lifted, and a mind brimming with new knowledge.

We offer two distinct ocean sailings to revitalize your mind, body, and spirit. From Argentina to Portugal, engage in holistic health activities and learn to achieve and sustain a healthier lifestyle. Our science-centered cruises from Nova Scotia, Canada, to Panama feature activities designed to deepen your knowledge of the oceans. Look forward to learning about:

Oceanography & Navigation

Our Expedition Team members will lead workshops and lectures in oceanography and navigation. Visit the bridge and join our officers on a ‘behind-the-scenes’ look at how our modern ship operates. Join lectures and workshops to study changes in the sea and the effect of ocean currents like the Gulf Stream.

Yoga & Tai Chi

Our instructors lead daily yoga sessions aimed at opening up and strengthening your body, helping you manage stress and live a healthier lifestyle. On the sailing from Argentina to Portugal, learn how to center yourself with tai chi practices that improve stability, flexibility, and concentration.

Bird- and Sea-Life Observation

Connecting with nature at sea is a powerful way to reconnect with yourself. Enjoy bird and sea life observation out on deck with our naturalists. You might even catch sight of dolphins, flying fish, and rare seabirds.

Alternative Therapies

On our sailing from Buenos Aires to Lisbon, via Praia, the wellness and spa area on MS Fridtjof Nansen comes equipped with spa facilities where massage therapists leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Aromatherapy with essential oils sets the right ambiance for each part of the day—stimulating oils in the morning, calming oils in the evening.

Nutrition Program

On the transoceanic sailing from Argentina to Portugal, discover the benefits of natural ingredients and raw foods in workshops with our chef and nutritional experts. Learn to clear your body of toxins, the principles of a plant-based diet, and how to use good food as medicine.

Meditation & Mindfulness

Meditation classes teach mindfulness and breathing techniques to help you live in the present. Learn mantras to help release the mind, elevate your spirit, and improve awareness and concentration.

Science Center & Citizen Science Programs

Your expedition ship comes with a dedicated Science Center, complete with an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes. Expedition Team members will help you analyze seawater samples and explore the ocean’s hidden ecosystem.

Participate in ongoing scientific research through our different Citizen Science initiatives, where you’ll contribute to current scientific research around the world. Projects may include taking seabird counts or spotting whales for Happywhale, a global whale-tracking project.

Lectures & Workshops

For both cruises, you’ll sail with a handpicked team of health and wellness professionals and scientists. They’ll deliver lectures and workshops on topics including holistic wellness, meditation, and mindfulness. The cruise from Canada to Panama focuses on marine biology, astronomy, and conservation. The cruise from Argentina to Portugal features nutritionists and massage therapists.

Here are a few suggestions:

Alaska

Explore the last frontier

Antarctica

Explore this wild and wonderful frozen continent and see penguins, whales, and seals in their natural habitat

British Isles

Wild beauty and historic sites

Caribbean & Central America

Tropical paradise off the beaten track

Europe

Wander among historical cities

Greenland

Gaze in awe at immense icebergs

Iceland

The mythical land of volcanoes and glaciers

North America

Historic towns and national treasures

The Northwest Passage

In the footsteps of legendary explorers

Norway

Cruise under the Midnight Sun and Northern Lights

Norway Expedition

Norway’s wild and dramatic coastline is tailor-made for an expedition-style adventure. Sailing here for almost 130 years, we’re the experts, showing you its highlights and hidden gems.

South America

Search for rich, cultural treasures

Svalbard

Discover the crown of Arctic Norway