OSLO — The world’s largest expedition cruise company is expanding to Alaska.
Starting in 2020 Hurtigruten passengers can explore the Alaskan wilderness, on board the brand-new and hybrid powered MS Roald Amundsen, says the cruise company.
Billed as the world’s greenest and most extensive expedition cruise program, Hurtigruten is adding a number of new and unique destinations. Highlights of the just released 2020/2021 expedition cruise program include:
- The inaugural season of the hybrid powered and eco-friendly MS Fridtjof Nansen, exploring the unspoiled and raw beauty of Antarctica, Greenland, Iceland and the Norwegian coast.
- The widest ever selection of Antarctica voyages – with more than 30 different itineraries to choose from.
- An extreme makeover for Hurtigruten expedition favourite MS Fram, scheduled to re-emerge as a brand-new expedition ship.
- The brand new series of expedition cruises in Alaska starting in summer 2020
“Alaska is a perfect fit for Hurtigruten and our expedition cruise concept. We will go where the big ships can’t, taking you far beyond the ordinary while exploring the true beauty of Alaska,” says Hurtigruten CEO Daniel Skjeldam.
He adds that Hurtigruten is introducing the world’s first hybrid battery powered cruise ships, the MS Roald Amundsen and the MS Fridtjof Nansen. A third hybrid powered expedition vessel will be added to the fleet in 2021.