Hurtigruten partners with Queen Sonja Print Award

My colleague Kay attended a press event in NYC recently and here is what she learned about Hurtigruten:  Hurtigruten partners with Queen Sonja Print Award: Young artists and royal art to decorate hybrid ships In NYC today, there was an announcement about a cultural partnership between the Hurtigruten and the Art Foundation, established in 2011 by and supported by the Queen Sonja of Norway, herself an artist, and the formation of a “branch” of the Foundation in …

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Hurtigruten partners with Queen Sonja Print Award: Young artists and royal art to decorate hybrid ships

When the world’s first hybrid powered expedition ship, MS Roald Amundsen, embarks on her maiden voyage, every piece of art on board will be handpicked by HM Queen Sonja of Norway’s art foundation – the Queen Sonja Print Award. “The unique partnership we are gathered here today to celebrate, is the cooperation between Hurtigruten and The Queen Sonja Print Award. Hurtigruten strives to provide their guests with an unforgettable experience. Exquisite art to enjoy on the journey …

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Hurtigruten offer: See the Northern Lights or travel again for free

Imagine standing on the deck of a cruise ship along the north and west coasts of Norway, watching a vivid display of green and purple lights dancing across the clear Arctic skies above you. This display, known as the Northern Lights, is an incredible natural phenomenon—and one that guests aboard Hurtigruten’s Classic Coastal winter voyage have an excellent chance of seeing as the ship sails above the Arctic Circle. In fact, Hurtigruten is so confident that their …

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Hurtigruten to Triple Number of Berths on its 2016-2017 Antarctica Sailings

Hurtigruten, a world leader in sustainable explorer travel, is moving the MS Midnatsol to Antarctica for the 2016/2017 season, more than tripling the company’s guest capacity for sailings in this important polar region. The MS Midnatsol will join the Hurtigruten’s well-known expedition ship, the MS Fram, increasing the company’s seasonal berths from 2,268 in 2015/16 to 6,800 berths in 2016/17. Antarctica itineraries include highlights such as the Falkland Islands, Chilean fjords, Patagonia, the Magellan Strait and Cape …

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Hurtigruten waives single supplements on “World’s Most Beautiful Voyage” – Savings up to $1,973

Tromsø, Norway, November 2013 – As more people take to traveling ‘solo’ these days, enjoying their quiet time as well as the opportunity to make new friends, Hurtigruten continues to offer a long held policy of sailings without penalty. Guests traveling alone and booking a double-occupancy cabin will pay the same per person rate as if they were traveling as a couple on select departures of the six to 12-day itineraries along Norway’s fjord-filled west coast – …

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Hurtigruten establishes North American presence with new Seattle office; Expands relationship with Global Voyages Group

Hurtigruten is opening a new Seattle-based office as it moves to establish a more robust North American presence. The company, which provides authentic Norwegian Sea voyages as well as expedition sailings to the remote regions of the Arctic and Antarctica, is taking a fully-integrated approach to marketing, sales and reservations services, specifically designed for the world’s largest cruise market. Distribution will be spread through travel agents, tour operators and directly to the consumer. “This is a very …

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“A Norway Passage,” a film about Hurtigruten’s Coastal Voyage, wins Silver at WorldMediaFestival 2013 Global Awards

The 60-minute documentary, “A Norway Passage,” depicting the history and beauty of Hurtigruten’s Norwegian Coastal Voyage and produced by Tony Judge – producer on A Prairie Home Companion, has been named the silver medalist at the WorldMediaFestival Global Award competition.  The awards ceremony, to take place in Hamburg, Germany on May 15, recognizes excellence in modern communications media, and are acknowledged internationally as symbols of the highest production standards in modern communication. “Being chosen from a group …

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Roam in the realm of polar bears during Hurtigruten’s new multi-day excursion programs

Hurtigruten, which is celebrating its 120th anniversary this year, and its subsidiary Spitsbergen Travel, have introduced four new multi-day land-based excursionprograms for travelers exploring the Svalbard archipelago in March, May, October and December.  Spitsbergen, located on the southern fringe of the Arctic Ocean in Norway, is home to the world’s largest population of polar bears, known as “the king of the Arctic.” From the midnight sun to polar nights, these English-language programs focus on unique aspects of …

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A Norway Passage: The Most Beautiful Voyage to be shown on dozens of PBS stations, reaching more than 80% of U.S. homes

A Norway Passage: The Most Beautiful Voyage is a film that takes viewers on an 1,100-mile odyssey, showing off Norway’s spectacularly scenic west coast and describing the country’s 120-year history of coastal ferry service, vital to the people living along the 34-port route.  The film follows a sailing aboard the 451-berth MS Nordnorge, one of 11 Hurtigruten ships that make the 12-day round trip between the cosmopolitan city of Bergen and Kirkenes, on Russia’s border high above …

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Hurtigruten adds The Hjørundfjord to its award-winning Norwegian Coastal Voyage starting in 2013

For the first time in two decades, award-winning Hurtigruten, which has run voyages along the Norwegian coast since 1893, is expanding its operating area.  The Hjørundfjord, one of the most long-standing and stunning fjords in Norway, will become a part of “The World’s Most Beautiful Voyage” on all Hurtigruten ships traveling the west coast of Norway between September 1 and October 31 starting in 2013. Situated in the Sunnmørsalps, this fjord stretches 35 kilometers as it cuts …

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