Top 10 selling points for a Hurtigruten cruise
Hurtigruten is a world leader in exploration travel – here’s why
Special projects editor
Special projects editor
Adventure lies at the heart of a Hurtigruten expedition, with the cruise line regularly bringing experts in marine biology, arctic survival, oceanography and photography onboard to help passengers delve deeper into their destination. With 127 years of experience in the expedition sector, it offers voyages from Dover and the opportunity to explore with the experts.
Here are 10 reasons why Hurtigruten is a more-than-suitable choice for clients keen to ignite their sense of adventure on their next holiday.
1. The passionate Expedition Team
Every member of Hurtigruten’s English-speaking Expedition Team is passionate about sharing their knowledge and has the skills to offer in-depth lectures on everything from history, culture and wildlife to climate change, sustainability and earth science. These experts are selected specifically to match the theme or destination of the sailing.
2. The authentic excursions
In a world where overtourism is a hot topic, Hurtigruten values the importance of cultural exchanges with the often vulnerable and always remote communities its ships visit. The cruise line takes pride in creating real relationships, even when it’s not there.
3. The wildlife encounters
Passengers on a Hurtigruten sailing can step into their destinations for walking, hiking, boating or kayaking – all of which take them incredibly close to wildlife. With experts onboard to impart their wisdom of the animal world and ensure wildlife is being watched in a responsible way, guests can ensure they’re educating themselves and taking part in sustainable experiences.
4. The entertaining sea days
The fun doesn’t stop when the ship is at sea. Lectures, science-based activities, photography lectures and entertaining gatherings are all on the ever-evolving Hurtigruten agenda.
5. The included activities
Nature landings, explorer boat sailings, stand-up paddleboarding, community visits, walks, hikes, science activities, photography classes and kayaking are all included in the price of a Hurtigruten cruise (but are subject to change).
6. The Explorer Science Programme
Hurtigruten’s Explorer Science Programme features inspiring lectures and the opportunity to learn from the team in the onboard Science Centre. Passengers can also contribute to scientific investigations when they sign up to a Citizen Science Project.
7. The added value
Travellers choosing Hurtigruten will receive a complimentary wind- and water-resistant jacket, a reusable water bottle, free onboard Wi-Fi and a ticket to the farewell event that takes place at the end of every voyage.
8. The flexibility for different abilities
Hurtigruten sailings and excursions are designed to accommodate explorers with a wide range of abilities, from escorted landings on a fleet of small expedition boats to more challenging activities such as hiking and kayaking.
9. The personal approach
Every Hurtigruten voyage has a dedicated Expedition Team for each destination it’s visiting, so clients can get to know the experts and grill them for their tailored information.
10. The environmental aspect
One of Hurtigruten’s key objectives is to keep the world’s oceans clean, with the most important job for the crew being to stop any waste from reaching the sea. The Expedition Teams even organise beach clean ups for clients to join in certain destinations.
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