We fly to cooler temperatures in Norway and explore Bergen’s historic quarter

August 9, 2012 There’s one way to avoid Boston’s oppressive summer heat: Fly to Norway. We left Boston in sweltering, humid 90-degree weather and flew to Bergen. Five hours after taking off from Logan Airport, we de-planed on a beautiful dry 65-degree day and and found ourselves in a historic town in the center of what they call Fjordland. Bergen, on the southwestern side of the country, is known as the Gateway to the Fjords. At the …

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Julie is heading to Norway aboard Hurtigruten’s MS Nordlys

Saturday, August 4, 2012 A cruise in Norway!? What a lovely idea; I’ve never been to Norway; have always wanted to go. I’m immersed now in reading about fjords, Vikings, Norse gods, gorgeous people, fresh fish and unfettered wildlife in preparation. But Norway is north of Boston. I live in Boston and try never to go north from here. Boston is north enough for me, cold most of the year in fact, frigid in the dead of …

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Hurtigruten participates in “Save the Albatross” aboard the MS Fram this summer

The small ship cruise line Hurtigruten has been an active participant in many of the remote areas it visits on its Expedition Voyages and often raises money for needy causes. A new fundraiser to begin in early summer on the MS Fram’s Arctic and Antarctica sailings focuses on helping to “Save the Albatross,” (a project of the Bird Life International Foundation), a much treasured bird that faces extinction mainly due to industrial long-line fishing. “These animals are …

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A cruise in Norway? What a lovely idea, especially in summer

Friday, August 26, 2011 A cruise in Norway!? What a lovely idea; I’ve never been to Norway; have always wanted to go. The fjords, Vikings, Norse gods, gorgeous people, fresh fish. But Norway is north of Boston. I live in Boston and try never to go north from here. Boston is north enough, cold most of the year, frigid in the dead of winter, lots of snow and ice. I don’t do north. Give me the Caribbean, …

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Hurtigruten invites guests to ring in the new year on top of the world

Hurtigruten, the subject of the recent Guinness World Record-breaking “Longest Live TV Documentary,” is inviting travelers to celebrate the start of 2012 by experiencing firsthand what six million viewers tuned in to see – the company’s award-winning Norwegian coastal cruise. Departing Dec. 26, the 12-day round-trip “Celebrations in the Arctic” rings in the New Year with several additions to the classic coastal itinerary: a special dinner in Honningsvåg; a full roster of festivities on New Year’s Eve …

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Hurtigruten: Cold climes, ice floes, fjords and the like have a weird attraction

I guess I’ve lived in sunny South Florida so long that the idea of cold climes, ice floes, fjords and the like have a weird attraction for me. It is a kind of siren song attracting me to parts of the world where the sun is a stranger, but where a different kind of natural beauty exists. Okay, I’m not moving to Alaska or Iceland any time soon, but I do love the look – the change …

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Hurtigruten offers single supplement waiver on some cruises departing through April 14

More and more people are traveling ‘solo’ these days, preferring both the peacefulness that can be had as well as the opportunity to make new friends. And Hurtigruten is continuing a policy they have had in place for years on their six to 12-day Hurtigruten itineraries along Norway’s fjord-filled west coast – a route named the “world’s most beautiful voyage” by Lonely Planet. Guests traveling alone and booking a double-occupancy cabin will not be charged the expedition …

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Hurtigruten offers special pricing on its 12-day trips through the Norwegian fjords

The Norwegian fjords, a highlight of Hurtigruten’s Coastal Voyage, have had awards and honors bestowed on them over the years, most recently by National Geographic Traveler which named it the world’s most celebrated and iconic travel destinations. And Hurtigruten is making it easier to take in these Norway treats (and many others) this fall, offering its 12-day roundtrip Norwegian Coastal Voyage for the price of the seven-day northbound portion – five nights free with the purchase of …

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Hurtigruten offers discounts on several of its Antarctic cruises

Earnest Shackleton, whose exploration of Antarctica is considered one of history’s greatest survival stories, is the focus of Hurtigruten’s 19-day “Shackleton’s Antarctica,” one of five Antarctica adventure voyages offered at 10% to 20% off regular fares if booked by May 31, 2010. This amounts to a savings of $512 to $3,673 per person. For those who need a bit more time to plan, all but the 19-day sailings will be offered with a 10% reduction for bookings …

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Special pricing offered on summer exploration cruises to remote destinations

Hurtigruten has announced pricing specials on its Spring and Summer line-up of Exploration Cruises – cruises designed to take in some of the world’s most remote destinations. All offer savings of 25% on the price of suites aboard the world’s newest and most deluxe expedition ship, the MS Fram, and free air from New York’s JFK or Newark’s Liberty Int’l Airport, if booked by April 31, 2010. And to make it even more of a deal, Hurtigruten …

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