Explore the world’s most remote places in comfort
Embark on the voyage of a lifetime to some of the world’s most pristine destinations with Hurtigruten, a leading expedition cruise line. Whether it is sailing through the majestic Norwegian fjords and discovering why our Norway cruise is known as “The World’s Most Beautiful Voyage,” or unearthing the mysteries of the world’s most far-off regions on an expedition voyage to Antarctica, the Arctic, and Greenland, experiencing its astonishing scenery, untamed wildlife and exotic native cultures — Hurtigruten’s 118-year history assures you of an incredible expertise. Hurtigruten prides itself on offering the unusual and extraordinary in their voyages and best of creature comforts on board its modern ships. A special 20% savings offer is available on select departures for CARP members, plus each CARP member receives a $35 onboard credit.
Norway – The World’s Most Beautiful Voyage
Hurtigruten’s fleet of modern ships visit 34 ports-of-call along Norway’s stunning fjord-filled west coast. Immerse yourself in real Norwegian culture and history on this amazing vacation, meeting the local people and taking in the many foods and crafts. Ships depart daily year-round and options include the classic 12-day round trip from Bergen, the seven-day northbound sailing from Bergen to Kirkenes, and the six-day southbound itinerary from Kirkenes to Bergen. CARP members – ask about exclusive savings of up to 20% off on select sailings through July!
Penguin lovers should pay particular attention to Hurtigruten’s Antarctica programs, sailing from Buenos Aires between Nov. 2011 and Feb. 2012. These expedition voyages take place on our luxurious expedition ship – the MS Fram, featuring naturalist guides, noted expert guest lecturers and numerous PolarCirkel boat landings on “The White Continent.” The voyages, ranging from 12-20 days, sail the Drake Passage to the Antarctic Peninsula, and take in the glaciers and icebergs, penguins, humpback and killer whales, and elephant and fur seals. Plus, ask about our special Shackleton’s Christmas Adventures – talk about bragging rights! Book now and save up to 20% with our early booking discount.
The Arctic — Spitsbergen
Discover Spitsbergen, the largest island in the Svalbard archipelago, far above the Arctic Circle. Spitsbergen is the last wilderness of Europe, rich in unspoiled nature and wildlife with glaciers, polar bears, whales, seals, abundant birdlife, and rare, Arctic flowers. Zodiac and PolarCirkel boat landings, as well as knowledgeable expedition guides and lectures create an intimate learning experience. Hurtigruten offers 5- to 13-day explorations aboard the exquisite MS Fram and the MV Polar Star. Book a Polar Encounters expedition now and receive a free upgrade.
The 310-berth MS Fram, named after Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen’s Polar ship, was built exclusively for our new Greenland expedition voyages. Hurtigruten brings you to the world’s largest island, epicenter of the climate change discussion, to experience incredibly active glaciers, calving of icebergs, sea and land wildlife, and close contact with the local Inuit population while providing cultural and historic insight through excursions and lectures. Each Greenland voyage is filled with remarkable adventures and dozens of chances for independent exploration.
Enjoy the spring travelling on our Western Europe voyage where you can explore the most enchanting ports on the Atlantic coast. Celebrate Easter in the Norwegian Fjords or join us on a voyage to some of the most captivating cities in the Baltic Sea. In the fall, explore the isles that lie among the wild waters of the northern British and Irish Sea before visiting of the highlights of the Irish mainland. These unique European cruises offer something for everyone on the elegant MS Fram. And because our ship is built for 318 passengers, we are able to visit ports not easily accessible to large ships as well as allow our guests more time ashore as they are not one of thousands trying to disembark. Book now and receive a cabin upgrade free!