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WHERE WILL ADVENTURE TAKE YOU?

Small Ship Exploration with Hurtigruten Expeditions

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SMALL SHIP EXPEDITIONS

Sail on small ships to the most spectacular places on the planet. With a legacy of expedition travel since 1893, Hurtigruten Expeditions focuses on active exploration and emphasizes science and education. Immerse yourself in amazing landscapes, get up close to rare wildlife, and encounter unique cultures — in the most sustainable way possible. It's time to sea the world differently and get up close and personal

in ways you simply cannot do on the 'big white ships.'

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ANTARCTICA:
The Seventh Continent

Antarctica is a land of superlatives: It’s the Earth’s coldest, driest, highest, and most remote continent. As a travel experience and destination,nowhere else compares.

 

Here, the elements rule and exploring this vast, white continent will seem daring and extreme to many. But perhaps that’s exactly why you’re drawn to it.

 

Great Antarctic explorers such as Roald Amundsen described the seventh continent as “mythic”, “otherworldly”, and “like a fairy tale”. Antarctica is like nowhere else on Earth.

Our expedition cruises to Antarctica are active and

immersive, not passive sail-bys. You’ll be an explorer—not a tourist, riding in small-boats (RIBs) while touring iceberg-filled

bays and heading ashore for nature landings and to see penguin colonies. 

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NORWAY: Hurtigruten's Home for 130 Years.

Norway’s wild and dramatic coastline is uniquely suited for an expedition-style adventure. Sailing here for almost 130 years, Hurtigruten is the expert, and they use their special knowledge to show both its highlights and its hidden gems, exclusively handpicked by those who know it best.

Join an expedition cruise in Norway from Hamburg or Dover and sail into the Arctic Circle, as far up as the Lofoten Islands, Tromsø, and the North Cape. This season the expedition cruises in Norway may also explore explore areas in the remote Svalbard Archipelago or the White Sea of Russia! These expeditions are the perfect choice to uncover the very best of the stunning Norwegian coast—and beyond!

Norway is Hurtigruten's home, and they know it better than anyone. They recently developed new itineraries that include their personal favorites along the coast. They'll take you to special spots few know about, let alone visit.

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GALAPAGOS: Nature's Greatest Showcase

Join us on a journey of ecological discovery as we voyage in Charles Darwin’s footsteps to explore the natural wonders of the Galápagos Islands.

Sometimes called a ‘living laboratory,’ the remote Galápagos Islands are a unique example of pristine nature, giving us insight into the very processes of life on Earth: evolution by natural selection, also known as ‘survival of the fittest.’ It was here that naturalist Charles Darwin set foot in 1835, and the experience led him to write his groundbreaking book about evolution, On the Origin of Species.

Our journey to these astonishing volcanic islands follows in Darwin’s footsteps, bringing you right up close to the wildlife and sights that inspired him. In particular, we’ll be looking out for most of the so-called ‘Big 15’—the 15 most iconic animal species of Galápagos, including the giant tortoise, marine iguana, Waved Albatross, Blue-footed Booby, and others.

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GRAND EXPEDITION CRUISES:
Pole-to-Pole Ultimate Bucket List.

Embark on the ultimate global adventure and follow in the wake of the great explorers on a world-spanning Grand Expedition Cruise.

This expedition cruise is unlike any cruise you’ve taken before. We begin our 94-day journey in Vancouver, Canada. We’ll sail north along the Alaskan coast and cross into the Arctic Circle as we make our way through the fabled Northwest Passage to Greenland and Baffin Island.

Then, we’ll head southward along the Eastern Seaboard of the United States to tropical, colorful Central America. We’ll pass through the architectural wonder of the Panama Canal to reach South America. Prepare to experience a tantalizing mix of culture and nature as we explore ancient sites in Ecuador, Peru, and Chile. Then, we’ll move on to witness the ethereal splendor of the Chilean fjords and Patagonia before our expedition crescendos at the otherworldly beauty of pristine Antarctica.

This Grand Expedition Cruise will showcase an amazing blend of cultures, nature, and wildlife across the Americas and Antarctica. Your knowledgeable and passionate onboard Expedition Team will guide and inspire you throughout your cruise and ensure that it’s as adventurous, educational, and ecologically sustainable as possible.

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INCLUDED WITH YOUR EXPEDITION

There’ll be so much to discover and explore, we’ve made sure you have everything you need to get the most out of your expedition.

The Expedition Team members are your expert guides

The onboard Expedition Team members make sure you have

the best possible experiences.

Food and beverages

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included, and complimentary tea and coffee are available at any time. In the onboard

restaurants, specially selected house wine and beer are included with lunch and dinner, as well as sodas and mineral water.

Equipment for nature walks and activities

We provide all the equipment you’ll need on your expedition.

Grab walking poles and boots, snowshoes, a kayaking paddle,

or a stand-up paddle board (SUP), depending on the

destination in which you’re traveling and the activity.

Expand your mind in the Science Center

The Science Center# is the heart of your expedition ship.

Here, you’ll learn about wildlife, culture, and history specific

to the destinations you visit. You’ll also have an opportunity

to join lectures on sustainability, nature photography, and

climate change.

Some little extras to make your cruise even better

You’ll receive a high-quality, complimentary, wind- and water-resistant expedition jacket†, as well as a reusable water bottle that you can fill at the water stations around the ship. Enjoy free basic Wi-Fi† whenever we sail within signal range. At the end of the cruise, you’ll be invited to a farewell event.

Note, not all items available on all ships and sailings. 

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ALASKA: Get Up Close and Personal with Rugged Beauty

On an Alaska expedition cruise you’ll experience the thrill of visiting an epic wilderness, from stunning scenery and rich culture to its iconic wildlife. A land framed by vast forests and towering mountain ranges, Alaska is a place of breathtaking beauty. Keep an eye out for eagles and bears while exploring the varied landscape on foot or in a kayak, and experience Alaska’s unique culture as you explore Gold Rush era towns.

Land from a small boat to connect intimately with the places you visit. Enjoy hiking through the landscape or kayaking in the fjords, while town tours and UNESCO World Heritage sites will teach you about the history and culture of the Alaskan people. Click the button below to get started! 

And learn more about Hurtigruten Cruises here.

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THE ORIGINAL: 
Norwegian Coastal Express

We're sure you’ll agree that now more than ever, it’s time to get back to what really matters: Meeting with people, reconnecting with nature, and having authentic experiences. We are so pleased to be able to offer you exactly that on board the Original Norwegian Coastal Express.

These classic voyages are your pure and unfiltered escape to the charming everyday life of the Norwegian coast. You’ll sail our traditional route, a genuine piece of living history that has faithfully connected the cities, towns, and villages of coastal Norway for almost 130 years.

The sight of magnificent fjords, majestic mountains, and perhaps even the magical Northern Lights are sure to soothe your soul, while interactions with friendly locals, crew, and other like-minded guests will do wonders to lift your spirits.

Know that your visit benefits each of the small coastal communities we visit in so many ways: from exciting optional excursions that bring you into the heart of the stunning landscapes to our sourcing of fresh ingredients from local artisans for your mouth-watering meals on board.  

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