Hurtigruten establishes separate expedition cruise entity

Hurtigruten establishes separate expedition cruise entity
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Hurtigruten Expeditions will operate a fleet of eight small expedition ships

Hurtigruten has reorganised its cruise operations by establishing a separate expedition cruise entity, Hurtigruten Expeditions.

The new entity will operate a fleet of eight small expedition cruise ships, calling at more than 250 global destinations. Asta Lassesen has been appointed as CEO of Hurtigruten’s global expedition cruise operations.

“As Hurtigruten continue to grow our expedition cruise offering, we will keep doing what we do best: combining almost 130 years of exploration with cutting-edge innovation and our unparalleled commitment to sustainability to deliver unique experiences in some of the world’s most awe-inspiring destinations,” said Lassesen. “We go where the big ships can’t, taking you far beyond the ordinary and closer to communities and nature, while exploring the true beauty of our planet in a more sustainable way.”

Hurtigruten’s cruises along the coast of Norway will now operate under a separate entity, Hurtigruten Norway. The new entity will consist of seven ships sailing between Bergen and Kirkenes, a route that the cruise line has been serving continuously since 1893.

“The Norwegian coast is our home,” said Hurtigruten Group CEO Daniel Skjeldam. “No one knows Norway like Hurtigruten, and from northern lights, the midnight sun, wildlife and local communities, there is no better way to experience authentic Norway than with Hurtigruten. We’ve pioneered the Norwegian coast for more than a century. But the best is yet to come.”

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Alex Smith
By Alex Smith
16 October 2020

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