Hurtigruten have everything you need for a truly unique cruising experience through the lesser known areas of Norway, Greenland, Europe and Antarctica on quaint ships, enabling guests to discover places not often visited by tourists. While the Hurtigruten Cruises fleet was designed to carry freight and mail between remote regions, and still remain as working mail ships today, the fleet is nevertheless kitted out for comfort with numerous lounges to enjoy, well-equipped gyms, hot tubs and locally sourced cuisine to give you a taste of each region on your cruise.
The journey you take on a Hurtigruten cruise doesn't just take you along Norway's amazing coastline, it also takes you on a culinary journey that focuses not only on delicious food, but also on sourcing sustainable, fresh and local ingredients. No matter whether you choose to eat a three course, sit down meal or a more casual dining experience, you can expect authentic Norwegian cuisine lovingly prepared by some of the most passionate chefs at sea.
Kysten- at this a la carte restaurant, no two days are the same when it comes to sitting down for your meal. Serving everything from free-range reindeer meat to the freshest seafood, your taste buds are in for a treat.
Torget- this main restaurant on each ship serves breakfast, lunch and dinner which feature an array of Norwegian specialities.
Brygga Bistro- if you're after a café style snack, this bistro-style restaurant serves pizza, sandwiches, burgers and steaks, as well as a range of tempting sweet treats.
While there may not be any onboard shows during your Hurtigruten cruise, this doesn't mean that there's no entertainment. With floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the ships, guests can sit back with a drink in hand and marvel at the incredible views across the sea and the coastline of some of Norway's most breathtaking locations.
In addition, for those moments when the Northern Lights makes an appearance, the observation deck is the place to be, offering unrivalled, front seat views of one of the world's most beautiful sights.
Although Hurtigruten Cruises are more than happy to welcome cruisers of all ages, they do not provide child care, kids clubs or specific family activities onboard, although much of what is on offer can be enjoyed by guests of all ages.
Sailing to some of the most fascinating parts of the world, guests can expect to be staring up in awe at the Northern Lights, enjoying the stunning curved landscape of the Fjords or delving into the Drake Passage and down to the Antarctic Peninsula. It’s these sorts of itineraries that make Hurtigruten Cruises such a once in a lifetime experience.
An exploration around Antarctica is a truly remarkable experience as you will come close to some of the world's most endangered species including whales and penguins, while cruising the Norwegian Fjords and Iceland allows you to capture the most incredible views you will ever see, from the Northern Lights to sculptured fjords, be sure your camera has plenty of memory.
Not only do Hurtigruten Cruises explore some wonderful destinations, they offer a range of exciting excursions for you to experience. From enjoying the incredible scenery of the Lofoten Islands on a horse to dog sledding through the snow in Norway. Some of the amazing excursions you can experience include Art Nouveau Walk, Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium and Mount Aksla,
Nidaros Cathedral and Ringve Museum, and
Scenery and huskies tour.
Rather than flashy entertainment, Hurtigruten likes to ensure that guests can choose to enjoy their cruise at their own pace when onboard the ships. During sea days or after a day of shore excursions, onboard activities include ship bridge visits, painting activities and expert talks covering the science and history of the regions sailed. There are also quizzes, a ship library and an opportunity to tour the onboard art.
In addition, guests can choose to let off some energy at the ships' gyms and sweat our their stresses with a trip to the sauna before taking in the incredible ocean views and rugged Norwegian coastline from the warm waters of a hot tub on deck.
Whether you're voyaging along the rugged Norwegian coastline or embarking on an Arctic Circle adventure, do so in the utmost comfort and style by staying in one of Hurtigruten's suites:
Owner's Suite- boasting two rooms and a private balcony, there's plenty of space in your Owner's Suite for winding down after the day's shore excursions.
Grand Suite- enjoy a long soak in the bathtub, a restful night's sleep and hours spent marvelling at the views from your balcony when you choose a Grand Suite.
Suite- with one or two rooms, and many with a private balcony, you'll love relaxing in your Hurtigruten suite.
Mini-Suite- smaller in size than other suites onboard, yet still featuring a double bed and space to relax, this is the perfect option for those looking for more than just a standard stateroom.
Onboard a Hurtigruten cruise, the dress code is smart casual, even during the Captain's welcome drink. Comfortable, functional clothing is advised for shore excursions so that guests can be comfortable and able to make the most out of each and every destination.
Excellent experience. room with no window didn't feel claustrophobic. ship had good facilities especially the lectures given by entertainment team. very interesting and informative. Food very nice . all drinks expensive although we realised this was the culture of the country. Crossing the Artic circle was a memorable experience. All staff very pleasant and helpful. Would recommend this trip as a special different type of holiday experience.
( Hurtigruten )
18 Jan 2019
Sailed to Antarctica Nov 2016. Also previously to Svalbard in 2011. Were excellent expedition voyages. Staff / expedition leaders were brilliant. All zodiac Cruising was executed professionally even though were some breakdowns on both voyages. Cabins, small and basic, especially if sharing, but clean and had everything needed. Food was good with plenty of choice.
( Hurtigruten )
30 Mar 2019
Superb cruise. A very slick operation throughout with excellent excursions, wonderful food and most interesting talks. Really couldnT be faulted in any respect. A truly great experience.
( Hurtigruten )
26 Feb 2019
Ms Kong Harald
( Hurtigruten )
07 Apr 2019
18-29th March 2019.Ship excellent in comfort and food.Staff excellent.always helpful.Captain always in touch with passengers on any happenings.We had some bad weather and priority of the captain was to keep us safe.Sadly we didn't see the Northern Lights but you cannot control nature. . It was an excellent cruise with the boat and crew we had.The expedition team were so passionate when giving us the lectures about everything
Flexible Booking Terms
For Hurtigruten bookings made before 31st May 2021, change to another cruise in 2021 or 2022 for free up to 14 days before departure. Alternatively, cancel for any reason in the future and get a refund within 14 days. Cancellations must be made at least 90 days before sailing date if departing between January and September 2021 and 180 days before sailing date if departing between October 2021 and December 2022.
T&Cs apply - please see the itinerary page for details
Prior to boarding all guests are required to hand in a health questionnaire and have their temperature checked. In addition, embarkation times are staggered to avoid crowding at check in.
Once onboard, social distancing is maintained through fewer guests on each cruise, more seating sessions in the restaurants (which will no longer be self-service), limited use of facilities such as the pools, sauna and gym and markings to help manage queueing. Hand sanitiser stations will be conveniently located throughout the ships to encourage frequent handwashing.
Should any guests become ill, crew are first-aid trained, and expedition ships to remote locations carry a doctor onboard, while several cabins are reserved as isolation bays if needed.
To ensure their safety onboard, all crew must undergo a health check and have completed a COVID-19 course on hygiene protocol.
Guests will be kept safe on shore excursions thanks to measures which included reduced group sizes and disinfection of transport between uses. By working closely with their land partners, Hurtigruten can allow guests to safely discover ports of call.
Throughout their fleet Hurtigruten will increase the frequency in which they clean and disinfect public areas, high touch points and cabins, with use of saunas, pools and gyms being restricted.
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