Sailing polar waters since 1893 and making strides to lead the industry in greener cruising around the world.
Hurtigruten made history this year, by welcoming MS Roald Amundsen, the world's first hybrid electric-powered expedition cruise ship, to their fleet. This milestone takes them to new heights in sustainable travel, allowing guests to traverse some of the world's most fabled stretches of sea by hybrid power.
What's more, Hurtigruten continues its commitment to maintaining minimal impacts on the world's most breathtaking destinations. Did you know that in Antarctica, they don't anchor their ships? Instead, their vessels use 'virtual anchoring', an advanced computer system which controls the location of the ship by maintaining its position without the use of an anchor.
In addition to supporting advances in ship power and technology, Hurtigruten also continually makes contributions to scientific research studies along the Norwegian Coast. And, in July 2018, Hurtigruten solidified its position as a leader in sustainable cruising, when they became the world's first cruise line to ban all single-use plastics on board, which minimized potential risk of microplastic pollution of the oceans they travel.
Norwegian Idol + Hurtigruten = ♥
Hurtigruten's MS Polarlys recently welcomed Norwegian Idol on board for the world's first Idol audition at sea! Thirty eager and aspiring singers took over the ship's Panorama Lounge to impress the judges and secure a spot in the competition's next round. The episode is scheduled to air on Norwegian TV2 in early 2020.
Hurtigruten is currently offering exceptional savings for 2019, 2020, and 2021 cruises to bucket list destinations including Antarctica, Norway, Greenland, Iceland, and more. Contact me to learn more or book!