Hurtigruten, unique cruises by mail boat
More than a hundred years ago, Hurtigruten (Norwegian for "fast route") was founded by Captain Richard With as a mail and cargo line service along the Norwegian coast. To this day, the ships still serve as mail and cargo ships, which gives Hurtigruten cruises a special experience: the daily loading and unloading makes you a direct part of the life of the Norwegians. Several times a week, a Hurtigruten ship departs from Bergen, arriving back in Bergen after 2,700 kilometers and 34 ports via the far north. Framed by breathtaking natural beauty, this 12-day journey is the classic cruise Norwegian fjords but with the Hurtigruten mail boat, shorter itineraries are also available.
Expedition cruises to Svalbard, Greenland, Africa and the Antarctic
Hurtigruten also offers several expedition cruises to Spitsbergen (Svalbard), Greenland and Canada/Alaska, among others. Also offered with the same quality are expedition cruises to Cape Verde, Galapagos Islands and the South Pole. On a cruise with Hurtigruten, unique experiences are paramount, with breathtaking views of beautiful fjords and ice-blue glaciers. The panorama lounge offers you plenty of views from the ship, in the lecture hall you will learn more about the environment during interesting lectures. For sports enthusiasts, a gym is available. The modern Nordic look provides the ideal setting for local Nordic menus in the new, stylish restaurants. Accommodations range from comfortable cabins to tastefully appointed suites.
The expedition ships in the Hurtigruten fleet vary in size and age, from modern and hybrid to traditional. All ships have their own design and individual style. However, they all have one thing in common: they offer a relaxing travel experience in the typical informal Hurtigruten atmosphere, steeped in over a hundred years of tradition. Most ships have been recently renovated and fitted with modern interiors with Scandinavian design.
- MS Roald Amundsen - built 2019 | 528 passengers | 253 cabins
- MS Fridtjof Nansen - built 2020 | 528 passengers | 253 cabins
- MS Fram Year built - 2007 | 250 passengers | 125 cabins
- MS Otto Sverdrup - built 2002 | 526 passengers | 264 cabins
- MS Maud - built 2003 | 528 passengers | 266 cabins
- MS Spitsbergen - built 2009 | 180 passengers | 90 cabins
- MS Nordstjernen - built 1956 | 108 passengers | 71 cabins
- MS Santa Cruz II - Built in 2002 | 90 passengers | 50 cabins